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Post by JSB33 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:53 pm

Big red picture :D
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Post by grinbergs » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:10 pm

JSB33 wrote:Big red picture :D
How many trips in and out of the house?
I could take about 3 cars with me in each hand so it would be about 6 trips in all... :D

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Post by guitardave_1 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:21 pm

They look great in a big bunch Johan. Still not sure the models have the level of detail to hold my attention on an individual basis - I do much prefer those with the more realistic wheels though.
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Post by Ozmac » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:10 am

Love that group shot Johan. I think that lots of time must have been spent on getting it right.

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Post by grinbergs » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:06 am

guitardave_1 wrote:They look great in a big bunch Johan. Still not sure the models have the level of detail to hold my attention on an individual basis - I do much prefer those with the more realistic wheels though.
Thanks Dave, I understand how you feel about the crude level of detail that these have. For me they are more of abstract representations of the car they try to depict. I think it is more of a collecting thing - which makes more sense when seeing all together. :)
Ozmac wrote:Love that group shot Johan. I think that lots of time must have been spent on getting it right.
Thanks Jamie, didn't take that long as I scattered them around in a no particular order. :)

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grinbergs wrote:Thought I'd take a group shot of my Hot Wheels ferraris. No fancy pics but a little fun getting them all out. I have 33 (red) ones at the moment. :D

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I love this pic. It would be ideal for your facebook cover picture. ;)

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Post by guitardave_1 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:52 pm

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guitardave_1 wrote:They look great in a big bunch Johan. Still not sure the models have the level of detail to hold my attention on an individual basis - I do much prefer those with the more realistic wheels though.
Thanks Dave, I understand how you feel about the crude level of detail that these have. For me they are more of abstract representations of the car they try to depict. I think it is more of a collecting thing - which makes more sense when seeing all together. :)
I think you're right Johan - their appeal is as a collection taken as a whole.
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Post by grinbergs » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:45 pm

Posting a new pic I shot today of an old car I have had a couple of years now. Still one of my favorite Hot Wheels ferraris. Another example of "abstract representation" of the original car - this tooned Enzo takes that to the extreme... :lol:

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Post by JSB33 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:30 am

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Post by Hawk » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:14 am

grinbergs wrote:Posting a new pic I shot today of an old car I have had a couple of years now. Still one of my favorite Hot Wheels ferraris. Another example of "abstract representation" of the original car - this tooned Enzo takes that to the extreme... :lol:

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I am not fond of the toned cars by Hot Wheels but your pic taking actually makes this looks good. You should work for advertising for Mattel. With those pics they would become even bigger monster they already are......LOL

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Post by Hawk » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:19 am

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That is a awesome pic! There are some that I don't have and I try to get any and all Ferraris whenever they cross my path. That is impressive to say the least.

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Post by grinbergs » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:55 am

Thanks Paul for you comments, very much appreciated! :D

The tooned Enzo is just outrageous and that is why I like it. I think there is a tooned 360 Modena too but it doesn't appeal to me as much because it does not have that exreme wedge shape and Salvador Dali-felling of "melting object". :) The Ferrari collection is so much fun I think, and when comparing what I gave for it it is peanuts compared to the 1:43 collection (and I buy cheap 1:43 too...). Still missing a Ferrari 250 LM and I wish the (fifties) Testa Rossa would come in red as well as the Dino... Do let me know if you come across one of those... :)

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Post by grinbergs » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:35 pm

Latest tiny italian:

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Alfa Romeo 75 (Kyosho, 1:64)

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Kyosho did a great job with this one, it doesn't come out as well on the pictures. I looks even better irl.

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One of my favorite Alfas of all time. I was so close to buy one in the 90's, a red V6 3.0. I can still hear the music from the engine when I close my eyes. I got cold feet however and bought a BMW 320i instead. A considerably more boring car, but much more reliable.

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:59 pm

Very nice, Johan! ;)
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Post by Hawk » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:17 pm

Nice looking Alfa Romero!

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Post by grinbergs » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:34 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:Very nice, Johan! ;)
Hawk wrote:Nice looking Alfa Romero!
Thanks Julio and Paul! :) Julio, are you taking the plunge and getting some of these Kyosho Alfas?

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:45 pm

grinbergs wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:Very nice, Johan! ;)
Hawk wrote:Nice looking Alfa Romero!
Thanks Julio and Paul! :) Julio, are you taking the plunge and getting some of these Kyosho Alfas?
Maybe someday! :)

I've always loved the unique looks of the 75! I remember being made fun of by my fellow Ford Design colleagues, back in the 80s, for liking it! :?
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Post by grinbergs » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:01 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:I've always loved the unique looks of the 75! I remember being made fun of by my fellow Ford Design colleagues, back in the 80s, for liking it! :?
I think it is a proof of your good taste in car design Julio. :)

Now some less scale accurate Hot Wheels ferraris. They are both flea market finds that I got a few weeks ago. The TR was made in as early as in 1990 and both cars have some paint chips so you can tell that they are second hand purchases, but still they make my HW collection a bit more complete. :)

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Ferrari Testa Rossa (Hot Wheels)

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Ferrari 250 LM (Hot Wheels)

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The enormous rear wheel is of course strictly scale accurate... :lol:

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Post by Hawk » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:50 am

I love red Ferraris....LOL I need both examples of those fine looking Ferraris in my collection. Some how I missed out on the 250 LM when it came out. Hopefully I might find one this Saturday. Pictures are great as always.

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Post by grinbergs » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:06 pm

Thanks Paul! I have seen these on ebay but never been tempted to the prices I have seen (incl shipping), but when I saw them at the flea market for almost nothing at all I had to buy them - albeit they have some paint chips...

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Post by Featherless_Biped » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:54 pm

Johan, you are tempting me to expand my collection beyond 1:43 scale. :!:
grinbergs wrote:both cars have some paint chips so you can tell that they are second hand purchases
I've come to appreciate a little dirt and some paint chips and scratches because of my girlfriend's collection. She likes the idea of cars that were somebody's well-used toy. They take on a little personality and one can imagine how a fire truck, for instance, was used and loved. Of course we're not talking about Spark, Looksmart, etc. This appreciation is limited to Matchbox, Dinky, Lledo, and such. ;)

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Post by porschephile911 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:25 pm

grinbergs wrote:Thought I'd take a group shot of my Hot Wheels ferraris. No fancy pics but a little fun getting them all out. I have 33 (red) ones at the moment. :D

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Wow, that is an eye-catching collection of Ferrari's you got there grinbergs. My earliest and fondest hot wheel Ferrari's are the 333SP and 330P4. Always loved those two models.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (2xHW Ferrari, 12/9)

Post by grinbergs » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:10 am

porschephile911 wrote: Wow, that is an eye-catching collection of Ferrari's you got there grinbergs. My earliest and fondest hot wheel Ferrari's are the 333SP and 330P4. Always loved those two models.
Thanks! :)

Here is a comparison relating to the Alfa 75 I posted some weeks ago

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The left one is a Majorette in 1:55 that I bought in 1990, the right one is the 1:64 from Kyosho bought recently. I don't know how you guys feel but I think Kyosho did a slightly better job.. :lol:

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (2xHW Ferrari, 12/9)

Post by Hawk » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:58 am

grinbergs wrote: Image

The left one is a Majorette in 1:55 that I bought in 1990, the right one is the 1:64 from Kyosho bought recently. I don't know how you guys feel but I think Kyosho did a slightly better job.. :lol:

I have to say you are right....LOL Nice grab Johan!

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