The relentless pace of uploads by Flickr’s de-marco continues, with his two latest builds delightful slices of classic Americana. Above is a lovely 6-wide Plymouth Fury, before things turned strange courtesy of a Stephen King novel, whilst below is a neat 1960s police car in a rare blue-over-yellow paint scheme. There’s more to see at de-marco’s photostream via the link above, where there are also instructions for each model available!
2014’s Second World War movie ‘Fury’ was a surprisingly good film. Some big names made up the key cast members, but the real star was the tank around which the story revolved. Named ‘Fury’, the M4A2E8 Sherman was tired and battle-worn even at the start of the story, and was well outclassed by the superior German machinery. But being an American film, the American tank performs some amazing feats, and no doubt will inspire countless builders.
One such builder is previous bloggee Tommy Styrvoky, who has spent three months recreating ‘Fury’ in fully-working form. We’re not quite sure why the tank crew look naked, but other than that Tommy’s tank is visually brilliant. Underneath the model is just as accomplished, with twin Power Functions drive, working suspension, piston engine, remote gun elevation and turret rotation.
It’s a well-known fact that a flame paint-job unleashes at least an extra 50bhp. Tim Inman’s 1968 Plymouth Fury is going to need all the help it can get, because the Fury was massive. Still, try telling an American that size doesn’t matter…
Tim’s classic Plymouth was suggested to us by a reader and you can see more at his photostream by clicking here.
Body by Plymouth. Soul By Satan. 1983 saw the film adaptation of the Stephen King novel Christine, starring a dilapidated 1958 Plymouth Fury with a Herbie-like personality instilled within it. Only this car was nothing like Herbie.
TLCB favourite Ralph Savelsberg aka Mad Physicist has added ‘Christine’ to his ever-growing garage of superb movie cars. All the photos of the build can be found on Flickr here, and we’re delighted to announce that Ralph has also been cornered by The Lego Car Blog Elves, becoming the penultimate builder in our Master MOCer Series.
Mr. Savelsberg’s interview in The Lego Car Blog’s Master MOCers Series, where he explains how he started building LEGO, what has influenced his style, and how he creates amazing models such as the Plymouth above is available now; simply click this link to read his story!