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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo RZ, 11/5)

Post by Tom » Mon May 11, 2015 8:36 am

SZ and RZ took some getting used to, but now I like them. This is a really good model for such a small scale!

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo RZ, 11/5)

Post by grinbergs » Mon May 11, 2015 11:24 am

Tom wrote:SZ and RZ took some getting used to, but now I like them. This is a really good model for such a small scale!
I agree with you on both points, also this is the biggest scale which I can afford to buy Kyosho models. I would not even want to begin to think about the price if it had been 1.18

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo RZ, 11/5)

Post by Tom » Mon May 11, 2015 11:30 am

Same here, though if you look for the older ones Kyosho does some really nice, affordable 1:43s too. I've paid 20-25 euros each and that is good value.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo RZ, 11/5)

Post by grinbergs » Mon May 11, 2015 12:10 pm

Tom wrote:Same here, though if you look for the older ones Kyosho does some really nice, affordable 1:43s too. I've paid 20-25 euros each and that is good value.
Thanks for the tip Tom, I will keep a lookout for them. :)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo RZ, 11/5)

Post by grinbergs » Wed May 27, 2015 2:43 pm

Another REALLY tiny Alfa. Bought for the purpose of adding a 75 in yet another scale.

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Alfa Romeo 75 (Kyosho, 1:100)

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... and here the reason for why I bought it - to add to the 75 collection. Not in these pics is the racing version in 1:43 I also have.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo 75, 27/5)

Post by Marcellix » Wed May 27, 2015 3:56 pm

I really like the 75. Such a great looking car, remarkable, because it's "just" a face lifted giulietta. Did see a very nice black one this weekend. Would love to have one.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo 75, 27/5)

Post by grinbergs » Thu May 28, 2015 5:29 am

Marcellix wrote:I really like the 75. Such a great looking car, remarkable, because it's "just" a face lifted giulietta. Did see a very nice black one this weekend. Would love to have one.
Yes, I agree - I was never really fond of the too boxy Giulietta, but the 75 I really like although it is designed with a lots of broken lines and weird angles. I always get happy when I see one still in traffic. :)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo 75, 27/5)

Post by JSB33 » Thu May 28, 2015 5:40 am

grinbergs wrote:
I was never really fond of the too boxy Giulietta, but the 75 I really like although it is designed with a lots of broken lines and weird angles. I always get happy when I see one still in traffic. :)
Exactly the reason I am not a fan :D
And I have never seen one in traffic :lol:
But I still like your picture
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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo 75, 27/5)

Post by Rat » Thu May 28, 2015 11:49 am

I really like the last family photo.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo 75, 27/5)

Post by Tom » Thu May 28, 2015 3:03 pm

I like the75 too, and your 'big to small' picture is excellent as usual.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo 75, 27/5)

Post by grinbergs » Fri May 29, 2015 3:33 am

JSB33 wrote:
grinbergs wrote:
I was never really fond of the too boxy Giulietta, but the 75 I really like although it is designed with a lots of broken lines and weird angles. I always get happy when I see one still in traffic. :)
Exactly the reason I am not a fan :D
And I have never seen one in traffic :lol:
But I still like your picture
Thanks Jeff, I suspected the 75 wasn't your favorite. :lol:
Rat wrote:I really like the last family photo.
Thanks Tom!
Tom wrote:I like the75 too, and your 'big to small' picture is excellent as usual.
We are not too many fans of the 75, Tom. It seems to be an acquired taste. :)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo 75, 27/5)

Post by GarageOnAWall » Fri May 29, 2015 3:55 am

What incredible pics of the your various scales of various RED Alfas!

I very much like the 75, or Milano as it was known in the US. As with most other Alfas, it was an 'affordable' Italian car, something we have not had here for over 20 years until the Fiat 500 that is, well, not really Italian :P And Alfa is finally back, but this time not so affordable, at least for me!

Indeed, all of these weird angles is the epitome of the 1980s! Sort of like asymetrical hair styles, square shouldered jackets, angular guitar riffs, well, you get the idea...

I'm guessing the biggest one is a LaudoRacing? Almost bought one of those this week but held back, but will eventually have one!

As always, I miss out on this thread more than I should. Then again, I've missed most everything happening in this corner of the web for the last year and a half :oops:

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo 75, 27/5)

Post by scalainj » Fri May 29, 2015 4:01 am

When i bought my 156, the dealer had a 75 3.0V6 on the lot too. Dad and I ummed and arrghed about it for an age before deciding against it. We both regret that now
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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo 75, 27/5)

Post by Tom » Fri May 29, 2015 1:48 pm

A former employer got one of the very last 75s as a company car, a 3.0. Great car to look at but in the first three months of ownership he'd driven it for under a fortnight in total. The remainder of the time it was in the workshop being fixed. He was embarrassed to get a basic 33 as a loaner... until that broke down too and he got a basic Mondeo. We kept reminding him of that, never failed to get him riled up. :lol:

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo 75, 27/5)

Post by grinbergs » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:10 am

GarageOnAWall wrote:What incredible pics of the your various scales of various RED Alfas!

I very much like the 75, or Milano as it was known in the US. As with most other Alfas, it was an 'affordable' Italian car, something we have not had here for over 20 years until the Fiat 500 that is, well, not really Italian :P And Alfa is finally back, but this time not so affordable, at least for me!

Indeed, all of these weird angles is the epitome of the 1980s! Sort of like asymetrical hair styles, square shouldered jackets, angular guitar riffs, well, you get the idea...

I'm guessing the biggest one is a LaudoRacing? Almost bought one of those this week but held back, but will eventually have one!

As always, I miss out on this thread more than I should. Then again, I've missed most everything happening in this corner of the web for the last year and a half :oops:

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scalainj wrote:When i bought my 156, the dealer had a 75 3.0V6 on the lot too. Dad and I ummed and arrghed about it for an age before deciding against it. We both regret that now
And, again, you might have regretted your choice if you had done it the other way. For me I chose between a BMW 320i (E30) and a Alfa 75 3.0 at one point but decided to go with the "safer" choice of the BMW. A good car, but not att thrilling as the Alfa.
Tom wrote:A former employer got one of the very last 75s as a company car, a 3.0. Great car to look at but in the first three months of ownership he'd driven it for under a fortnight in total. The remainder of the time it was in the workshop being fixed. He was embarrassed to get a basic 33 as a loaner... until that broke down too and he got a basic Mondeo. We kept reminding him of that, never failed to get him riled up. :lol:
Well, this is probably the reality of Alfa ownership - at least the older ones. But still - the one time when everything works and the engine purrs... wow. ;)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo 75, 27/5)

Post by JSB33 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:17 am

grinbergs wrote: For me I chose between a BMW 320i (E30) and a Alfa 75 3.0 at one point but decided to go with the "safer" choice of the BMW. A good car, but not att thrilling as the Alfa.
Sitting at an Alfa repair center is thrilling? :lol:
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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo 75, 27/5)

Post by grinbergs » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:21 am

JSB33 wrote:
grinbergs wrote: For me I chose between a BMW 320i (E30) and a Alfa 75 3.0 at one point but decided to go with the "safer" choice of the BMW. A good car, but not att thrilling as the Alfa.
Sitting at an Alfa repair center is thrilling? :lol:
Oh yeah, you can do needlework, knitting and crosswords. You can imagine the fun. ;)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo 75, 27/5)

Post by Tom » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:39 am

Driving an older Alfa is usually a good way to experience a broad array of loaner cars. :mrgreen: Excellent hobby car though, and the shape and noise are compelling arguments.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Romeo 75, 27/5)

Post by grinbergs » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:53 pm

Another tiny one

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Lamborghini Miura (G/Space, 1:72)

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Just adding to my Miura collection in different scales (1:43, 1:64, 1:72 & 1:100)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Miura, 17/6)

Post by Tom » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:22 pm

Amazing amount of detail for such a small model... and it looks great!

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Miura, 17/6)

Post by Rat » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:44 pm

This is one of those models that could easily pass for a larger scale one based on detail and overall appearance. Very nice.

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Post by JSB33 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:04 am

Looks like my 1:600 Miura I just got:D


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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Miura, 17/6)

Post by grinbergs » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:16 am

Tom wrote:Amazing amount of detail for such a small model... and it looks great!
Thanks Tom, it looks good indeed, what surprised me was how little it differed in size between 1:72 and 1:64.
Rat wrote:This is one of those models that could easily pass for a larger scale one based on detail and overall appearance. Very nice.
Thanks Tom. I think they did well on the shape. Tiny little details like the trim around windows also helps.
JSB33 wrote:Looks like my 1:600 Miura I just got:D


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Hey, I don't really agree with the shut lines on the bonnet on your model Jeff. ;)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Miura, 17/6)

Post by grinbergs » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:00 pm

Some small additions to my HW Ferrari collection. I now have four yellow ones. :)

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (Hot Wheels, 1:64)


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Ferrari 599 GTB (Hot Wheels, 1:64)


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