Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Tooned Countach)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Yellow Ferraris, 16/7)

Post by Tom » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:44 am

HW models are immediately recognisable, a signature look. These look very nice, and portray the real cars well.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Yellow Ferraris, 16/7)

Post by JSB33 » Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:03 am

It really does announce that its a Hot Wheels. They sort of "hot Rod' their cars.
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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Yellow Ferraris, 16/7)

Post by grinbergs » Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:36 pm

This was a local supermarket find

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta (Majorette)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Giulietta, 1/12)

Post by Tom » Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:54 pm

That is one of the nicest recent Majorettes.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Giulietta, 1/12)

Post by dcast » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:42 pm

Really good looking car :)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Giulietta, 1/12)

Post by grinbergs » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:58 am

Tom wrote:That is one of the nicest recent Majorettes.
Thanks Tom, it has a nice metallic sparkle to the paint job too which isn´t that visible on these pics.
dcast wrote:Really good looking car :)
Thanks dcast, overall shape is not that bad really, even if it is a crude toy car.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa Giulietta, 1/12)

Post by grinbergs » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:13 pm

Another from the Kyosho 1:64 collection. To be honest - this is not their best effort. Other models in that same series are way better. Still nice enough though. :)

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Alfa Romeo GTV (Kyosho, 1:64)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa GTV, 10/2)

Post by Tom » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:47 pm

I could live with it. Nice model of a beautiful car!

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa GTV, 10/2)

Post by grinbergs » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:50 pm

Thanks Tom. Definitely not bad. Very timeless shape from Giugiaro. :)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa GTV, 10/2)

Post by superbird77 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:57 am

I've always thought this as a good effort from Kyosho. Maybe a red color is a bit thick. But the details like grille, an thin-spoked wheels are excellent.
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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa GTV, 10/2)

Post by grinbergs » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:01 am

superbird77 wrote:I've always thought this as a good effort from Kyosho. Maybe a red color is a bit thick. But the details like grille, an thin-spoked wheels are excellent.
Thanks for your comment Tomaz. I think you nailed it in your observation, the main objection is that the colour is a bit thick which gives the model a bit of a "melting" appearance. Otherwise it is quite nice. I love the Kyosho Alfa collection as a whole. :)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa GTV, 10/2)

Post by Hawk » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:37 am

Looks like you added another fine Kyosho to your collection.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa GTV, 10/2)

Post by grinbergs » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:50 am

Hawk wrote:Looks like you added another fine Kyosho to your collection.
Thanks Paul. I am pretty sure it won't be the last either. :)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa GTV, 10/2)

Post by grinbergs » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:11 pm

First car I bought for over a year, and no big deal really. Just for fun. I must say though, that I like this baroque version of the Countach as much a more scale like model of it that I have also in 1:64. It is something with these ridiculous proportions that makes me dig these "tooned" Hot Wheels cars. I had the Ferrari Enzo before and now it will have company of this Lambo.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Tooned Countach)

Post by JSB33 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:34 am

You can buy all of these, I promise you will get no competition from me ;)
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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Tooned Countach)

Post by GBOAC002 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:37 am

'Each to their own' as the saying goes....

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Tooned Countach)

Post by Tom » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:57 am

I can see the attraction in those, but I want to stick to 1:43 myself. There is enough to distract me in that scale already. :?

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Tooned Countach)

Post by dcast » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:48 am

Main thing is that you're back buying these little cars, maybe even 1/43 cars ;)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Tooned Countach)

Post by grinbergs » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:20 pm

JSB33 wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:34 am
You can buy all of these, I promise you will get no competition from me ;)
Have you become a diecast snob now Jeff? :lol: ;)
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:37 am
'Each to their own' as the saying goes....
Haha... Exactly! :D
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:57 am
I can see the attraction in those, but I want to stick to 1:43 myself. There is enough to distract me in that scale already. :?
Sometimes I cannot resist digging in a box of hot wheels cars when shopping. :)
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Main thing is that you're back buying these little cars, maybe even 1/43 cars ;)
The thing holding me back right now is that every single one of my model cars are wrapped and boxed since I moved to the new place (in march this year) and I haven't got the time to get my study in order with all the shelves and such... when I can display cars I will probably also buy some new ones. :)

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