Model cars (scale cars)

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic' started by TheFastRacer, Jul 29, 2014.

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Do you collect model cars?

  1. They're too expensive.

    20.2%
  2. Nah, collecting model cars is immature.

    3.9%
  3. Yes, I collect racecars!

    34.7%
  4. Yes, I collect street cars!

    61.6%
  5. Yes, I collect classic cars.

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  1. car_cass220

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    Over the last year a very good mate purchased some Hot Wheels Premium Series cars (Car Culture, Team Transport) for me, since in my region (actually, never saw any in stores in whole Italy...) we only have mainline cars (if at all). So last week I did a 850km-trip to Germany to spend time with him and as a side effect I bought him off a couple of boxes filled with my Hot Wheels :D
    Obviosly we went hunting together in the surrounding stores too and also checked by the Hot Wheels Convention in Frankfurt. Some fleamarket finds on the fly joined as well, so in the end I got home with...well...a lot of new stuff...as you can see on the following pic.

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    (My counter for 1/64-models is now up to 2415 cars °-°)

    And I'll just add a more scenic pic I did a couple of days ago
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  2. Simon Spaeth

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  3. FLyInG 2 YoUr SoUL

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    My latest purchases are all red... :)
     

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  4. FLyInG 2 YoUr SoUL

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    Phone didn't want to focus on the tiny Hot Wheels car, but I'm sure you know what it is... :)
     

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  5. FLyInG 2 YoUr SoUL

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    :)
     

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  6. FLyInG 2 YoUr SoUL

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    First batch of Christmas (self...) gifts...:)

    Phone died while I was taking pics of the other two (a Meyers-Manx Buggy by SOLIDO, 1:18, and a ISO Isetta by IXO, 1:43) so I'm out of photographic devices for now... :rolleyes:
     

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  7. Blijo

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    I built and weathered a Pinzgauer model today.
    First time weathering something. I usually build the scenery, work on the plans or the wiring/digitalisation of the layout.
    Here are some pics :)
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  8. Nathan 03

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    My latest (and biggest ever) haul :) (124 cars)
     
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  9. car_cass220

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    Nice additions, Nathan. Did you buy a part of a given up collection?

    Since I didn't get any presents for christmas this year and I also had to work around the christmas days, I decided to get myself some treats over the last few days of the year :D
    On Saturday I found a 1/18 Renuault 5 Turbo on the local fleamarket. It has some missing parts, but overall it's a nice model. On monday I went with my mate to Switzerland, where I got the 1/18 Opel Rekord Caravan and the Nash Metropolitan in a model car store.
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    To finish it up, yesterday I drove 265km to get some 1/64ish stuff, some American brands and a hand full of Tomicas (including my first ones from their premium range).
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    I also tried to freshen up an old Matchbox model, the Field Car/International Scout. It had seen better days, the wheels where messed up and several parts were missing, like the roof. I changed the base plate and interior to one from a Hot Wheels Chevy Blazer to get it lifted and added wheels from the Dune Daddy. Made myself a rollcage, it's not the straightest or most seamless one, but it goes well with the overall roughness. A little winch and a new spare wheel were added and that's what the outcome was:
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  10. Nathan 03

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    Actually I got them at the toy fair at the NEC in Birmingham, UK which occurs three times a year. It's not too far from where I live and due to the lack of stores actually selling toy cars (most shops only have a couple of different cases of hot wheels and as far as I know only Tesco sells matchbox) its a good place to buy old and new cars.
     
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  11. car_cass220

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    Last week I did a delivery of officestuff to a local Audi-dealership. I saw a 1/18 scale model of Röhrl's IMSA GTO Audi in a display case next to the counter. It was priced as 125,36€ and checking prices on Ebay afterwards, I found out that was quite cheap, some go for the triple of that amount, since I guess it's a wanted model.
    I went back to the dealership today, they said it was the last one they had in stock, it would sit in the case for ages already. The guy in the store still had the original box for it, a little dusty though. When paying he actually gave me a discount on it, because of it being the last one in stock, so I got it for 110€. I'm super happy with my first purchase of this year <3

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