City U.S.A. is acknowledged by collectors the world over for making
the best 1/43 and 1/24 scale model automobiles.
those of you that do not know, 1/43 is the most collectible scale
worldwide. The models are 1/43 the size of the actual car, or
about 4-1/2" to 5" in length. The 1/24 scale models
range from 4" to 7-1/2". Our models are all hand-built
in our factory located in North Hollywood, California. These models
should not be confused with less expensive models mass produced
overseas. Here's what makes our models so special:
we have chosen a specific car to model, we spend many hours taking
measurements and shooting photos. This is done so our master model
maker can capture the shape and feel of the car as he creates
the original master. When the master is finished, it is checked
against the full size car. Any discrepancies are noted and corrected
before it is used for making the molds for the production castings.
piece (and some models contain as much as 60 pieces) is hand cast
in metal alloy then cleaned and inspected for imperfections. Pieces
to be painted are cleaned, sanded, primered, sanded, and then
painted in a controlled, dust-free environment with multiple coats
of authentic automotive paint. This painting process alone takes
up to ten days.
sub-assemblies are brought together and carefully fitted onto
the chassis interior pieces such as door handles, window cranks,
etc. are attached when called for. The body is then attached to
the chassis. Exterior trim piece, window frames, door handles,
tail lights, spot lights, windshield wipers, etc. are then fitted
to the body.
entire process takes six weeks or longer. The result is a work
of art that can be admired for its workmanship and beauty as well
as being a model of a dazzling automobile.
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