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.

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  2. Nah, collecting model cars is immature.

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  3. Yes, I collect racecars!

    33.7%
  4. Yes, I collect street cars!

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  5. Yes, I collect classic cars.

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  1. a plane guy

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    Cool, its called mbx motor home i think
     
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  2. NismoR35

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    This isn't new, but it's been with me for a good amount of years now.



    These were exclusive only if you bought the actual truck at dealerships, and they ran a limited numbers of these, didn't know the brand for the longest time, but it seems to be some obscure brand, but only have found others in different colors. Why I haven't shown this was because a few years ago, one of the wheels had snapped off..



    Was bummed, thought of buying another one for replacement and use this as parts, but for one to pop up is almost rarer than some of my recent cars, and prices go for alot, but as the pics above this show, finally got the wheel back on after some hackjobness and it lives again.
     
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  3. Cutlass

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    This is my current collection
     
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  4. NismoR35

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    Updated used car lot, including some new additions.




     
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  5. Cutlass

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    Wow thats an amazing collection! That S2K and LS400 my favs
     
  6. NismoR35

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    Thanks, about a year in the making, mostly finding cars that I used to own way back then, though I'm still short of what I used to have. There's also quite a few in there that I've never owned/some maybe I've paid too much for, but eh, worth it.
     
  7. NismoR35

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    Aight, some pic spam and short story relating to one particular car, or SUV in that matter. (pics are in subsequent order)

    Long story short, that silver Cadillac Escalade has been through, "alot" ever since I bought it. It arrived with a broken wheel, managed to find the missing spokes and did what was basically a "temporary" fix, little did I know, the damage was far more severe, and fairly recently, the whole wheel just gave out. Went out on a hunt to find a total replacement, because these are hard to come by, and finding a replacement wheel is impossible, not to mention this particular brand had gone out of business for a decade now. Found a "perfect" one in the same color going for a reasonable price, jumped at it, waited a few days, opened the box to find it destroyed simply. Messaged the seller, he's filed a claim with the shipping company, considering that this had happened during the time it left his possession.

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    While I'm waiting on that claim to process, I decided to unbox/take a closer look at the damages, I noticed how the pieces of the body were broken off, at first I had thought that someone had opened up the box, and maliciously broke it, considering how the doors were broken, however someone else had mentioned that it looked alot like "Zamac Rot", or zinc rot, which basically what happens when the metal is cast improperly, and it leads to corrosion/crumbling bodies. Evidently this is a big issue with diecast models, and then further research from other forums, that these Escalades, specifically the SUV ones were known to have this issue, and so that led to me realize that this wasn't someone's doing, rather the truck just literally crumbled/broke apart during shipping, so in essence, this was more broken than the first one I bought.

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    Take note of the paint rash on the body, evidently that was a sure sign of zinc rot, so basically this one was beyond saving, but considering that, it's now the donor for my old one. Also yes, the rear part of the body is literally separated from the front, so as soon as I started taking it apart to salvage what I could use/what the old one needed, it just started further crumbling apart.

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    And so, the old one is back to it's former glory, replaced the door mirrors for the original ones off of the "new" one, along with replacing the rear axle, although I'm keeping a close eye on it to see if it'll hold up, which I think it will.
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  8. jackmo2207

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    I'm in love with all the pickup/SUV models
     
  9. Big_Smokes_Kitchen

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    Plymouth Voyager
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  10. Shimokitazawa5300cc

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    Mainly 1/64 and 1/18.

    Autoart Off-Road Division 1/18 Toyota Harrier 3.0 Four
    Autoart Millenium 1/18 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R Hasemi Race Car(KPGC10)
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    Autoart Millenium 1/18 Chevrolet Corvette(C4)
    Norev 1/18 VW Golf VR6 Mk3
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    some 1/64 stuff:
    Inno64 1/64 Honda Civic TypeR(FD2)(Lost a side mirror)
    HobbyJapan 1/64 Toyota Aristo V300(JZS161)
    Tarmac Works 1/64 Toyota Chaser Tourer V(JZX100)(Vertex Tuned)
    Yo Engine Start 1/64 Isuzu ELF Flatbed Tow Truck
    Tomica Limited Vintage Neo 1/64 Toyota Chaser Tourer V(JZX100)
    Tomica Limited Vintage Neo 1/64 Toyota Mark II 2.5 Grande(GX80)
    Tomica Limited Vintage Neo 1/64 Toyota HiAce Supercustom G(KZH100G)
    Tomica Limited Vintage Neo 1/64 Nissan Leopard 2.0 XS-II(F31)
    Tomica Limited Vintage Neo 1/64 Honda Civic TypeR(EK9)
    Tomica Limited Vintage Neo“The Japanese Car Era Vol.13” 1/64 Mazda Efini RX-7 TypeR(FD3S)
    Hot Wheels Car Culture Series:Modern Classic 3 Car Set(Nissan 300ZX TwinTurbo Z32,BMW M3 E30,Mitsubishi LanEvo V CP9A,Honda Prelude,Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 Z16A)
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  11. NismoR35

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    I keep forgetting to post this, but it's been relatively quiet.

     
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  12. SmokeyDokey

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    This is my 1/18 scale (1959?) Studebaker, my Lambroghini Aventador, my mini Dodge Viper, and my Ferrari La Ferrari. I also have a 1/18 scale Delorean, I'll take a picture of It later.
    (Yes, the Studebaker is a bit damaged, I'm hoping to repair it eventually as it holds a large amount of personal significance)
     

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  13. SubaruPenguin

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    That looks expensive
     
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  14. NismoR35

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    Apart from the 3rd gen Lexus LS up front, the S2000 and the 350z, which I paid a bit more than I'm usually comfortable with, most of the SUVs and trucks at the back were the expensive ones, considering how rare they are. The funny thing is, what I currently have now doesn't cut it close to what I used to have back when I was younger, including a few cars that are close to reaching unobtainable status.

    I was actually bored enough to make a list, and I still have a bit of ways to go in re-obtaining it all, but if only I had maybe, a couple grand to play with, lol.
     
  15. SubaruPenguin

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    That's amazing! Thanks for letting me know. I hope have a collecting like that, but considering the prices right now, it will have to wait, haha.
     
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  16. kravn

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    Sorry for the bump, but I Just remembered that this thread existed and I wanted to post some photos of my larger scale car collection. Listed in order from left to right: Bburago Ferrari Testarossa, Revell Porsche 959 (model kit), Franklin Mint 82' Chevrolet C3 Corvette, Revell Porsche 911 turbo slantnose (non model kit), Tonka Ferrari 288 GTO, Hotwheels De Tomaso Pantera, Bburago Ferrari F50, Franklin Mint Callaway C12 Cabrio
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  17. Murtaza Hashwani

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    Great collection of model cars you have @TheFastRacer
     
  18. BrynCoops

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    Sorry for the bump.
    Thread's been quiet for a while, but I figured I'd post these new HotWheels I grabbed at Tesco.
    Some new castings I didn't know about - haven't been keeping up with the new releases recently.
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    Added them to the 'Unopened HotWheels Wall', of which I am beginning to run out of space.
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  19. DrKnives

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    A glamour shot of one of my modified models.
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    another glamour shot, this one taken on my deck.
     

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  20. SubaruPenguin

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    Just some car photos I took
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