Just got back from Berkeley Ace Hardware with four neat 1/72 diecast pickup
trucks. One is a GMC Sierra with King Cab, the other is a Ford F150.Each is
available in CDF or USFS colors and markings. They come in blister packets from
Boley for $7.99 each.
Quality is the same as the wonderful extensive line from Hongwell, sold in many
stores under the Carorama label. Interiors are very detailed, but are solid
black. Tailgates drop, wheels are protypical to GMC and Ford.
Boley is a distributor and there is no manufacturer shown anywhere. Anyone know
the origin? They don't appear on the Hongwell site. Beware of the packaging.
Upper right corner states "Dept 1-87", "1/72 Scale" appears in the lower right
corner, which is accurate.
Is there anyone out there who is interested in civilian vehicles in 1/72? In
gathering information for ESM 72 I've found scores of cicilian cars, trucks,
etc. from many periods in die cast, cast resin and injection molded, both as
models and kits. Drop me a line if you want to discuss it.
- posted 18 years ago