Here are a few pictures of a Matchbox Frost Fighter Rescue vehicle. I just added a few details, like painting the lights and stuff in the roof rack. I also did some detail painting to the tracks. This is a cool vehicle to customize. It has lots of nice detail, and makes a great addition to your rescue vehicle collection. Not to mention, it makes for a great display piece.
I added a new tow truck/wrecker to the Montana Speed Shop. It is an HO scale diecast truck. It's not the 1/64 scale of Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars, but the detail is awesome.
Even though it is HO scale (1/87) I think it will work with the smaller size Hot Wheels cars and trucks. In these pictures it seems to fit the shop diorama okay. I used a couple of my smaller figures in the pictures and it seems to work out. What do you think?
The specs on this are:
In these next two pictures you see a Matchbox fire engine sitting in bay 1. Well, it is a fire engine body that is being customized into a tracked rescue vehicle, but it gives an idea of the size of the tow truck.
The larger trucks in Hot Wheels, Matchbox and other 1/64 diecast are not really always true to 1/64 scale. I think they are closer to the scale of this 1/87 scale tow truck. So this will work out well as a tow truck for those type vehicles. Lets take a look and see what this thing can tow, and look good doing it.
Boom extending out to grab hold of this Matchbox MBX Motor Home.
Hooked, lifted, and ready to roll.
Towing a Match Box Brush Fire Truck.
And... it even looks good hauling a Hot Wheels Sponge Bob Highway Hauler with real riders.
How about helping the military out with this Desert Thunder V16. That is a custom Montana Diecast desert camo paint job.
Hauling out the garbage. I mean garbage truck. LOL
And the last of the days work, bringing in an old Lesney 42 Tipper Container Truck that broke down hauling freight across the 406. I think this will be a great addition to the Western Montana Speed Shop, and look forward to seeing what this thing can pull into the shop in the days to come.
So when adding to your diecast collection and dioramas, keep in mind that sometimes you can mix different scale vehicles in together if you are careful in your selection. Especially when dealing with HO 1/87 and 1/64 scale trucks.
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