Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Serafa » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:20 pm

This car is so cool that it seems to come from another world. :D
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:02 am

LUW wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:00 am
VERY nice! One I would love to have in the correct scale.
Thanks Luc. Spark do it in 43rd
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:56 am
LUW wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:00 am
VERY nice! One I would love to have in the correct scale.
Just to rub it in, Andy does have one in the right scale :lol:
LUW wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:01 pm
Well, what doesn't Andy have? :roll:
I do indeed have the Spark.
I don't have Le Monstre - wouldn't mind that
Serafa wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:20 pm
This car is so cool that it seems to come from another world. :D
See what you did there Bruno. Cheers
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:21 am

Rally Sweden was first held in 1950 and it became part of the World Rally Championship in 1973 and thereafter began to attract international drivers but it took until 2004 before a non Nordic driver won the event.
In 1982, the 32nd running of the event it was part of both the WRC, the ERC and the Swedish National championships and the rally attracted 166 entrants from across all three competitions. Amongst those were three Quattros all in Group 4 specification,two from Audi Sport, one for Hannu Mikkola & Arne Hertz, one for Michele Mouton & Fabrizia Pons and one Quattro from Audi Sport Sweden for Stig Blomqvist & Bjorn Cederberg
Mikkola & Hertz would finish down in 16th whilst Mouton and Pons finished in a fine 5th but victory went the way of Blomqvist & Cederberg by a little under 3 minutes to give Blomqvist his 6th victory at this event.

Minichamps - Audi Quattro - 1982 International Swedish Rally - S.Blomqvist & B.Cederberg - 1st
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by LUW » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:41 am

First time I see it in that livery. Maybe not THE coolest livery for the Quattro but very nice.
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by raystaggs » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:00 am

Love it! On my 1/43 list....
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Tom » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:28 am

A classic very well executed. Glad that I don't collect :18 anymore or this could bankrupt me.

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by GarageOnAWall » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:37 am

Sanyo, now that's a name I haven't thought about in a while. Very much a car of the time and a place, albeit a now legendary time and place. Looks superb Andy 8-)
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by dcast » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:41 am

Nice version of the rally Quattro :)
GarageOnAWall wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:37 am
Sanyo, now that's a name I haven't thought about in a while. Very much a car of the time and a place, albeit a now legendary time and place. Looks superb Andy 8-)
I still have one Sanyo radio with double cassette tape deck from the 1980's :D It even works!

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by thetrooper » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:19 pm

Intersting to see them using metallic colours on a rally back in the 80's, or is it just the lighting that makes it look metallic?
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:39 am

LUW wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:41 am
First time I see it in that livery. Maybe not THE coolest livery for the Quattro but very nice.
It was not a common livery for the Quattro, found only on Audi Sweden cars. It is as you say very nice
raystaggs wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:00 am
Love it! On my 1/43 list....
Good man
Minichamps also released this in 1/43
Tom wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:28 am
A classic very well executed. Glad that I don't collect :18 anymore or this could bankrupt me.
Agreed Tom, these MC releases are very good and with the number released all at once it was an expensive few weeks
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:37 am
Sanyo, now that's a name I haven't thought about in a while. Very much a car of the time and a place, albeit a now legendary time and place. Looks superb Andy 8-)
Thanks BB.
Sanyo is a blast from the past certainly in the UK. They are now part of the Panasonic group
dcast wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:41 am
Nice version of the rally Quattro :)
GarageOnAWall wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:37 am
Sanyo, now that's a name I haven't thought about in a while. Very much a car of the time and a place, albeit a now legendary time and place. Looks superb Andy 8-)
I still have one Sanyo radio with double cassette tape deck from the 1980's :D It even works!
Thanks
Radio cassettes were to me what they were best known for along with stereo systems. Good to hear it's still working!
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:19 pm
Intersting to see them using metallic colours on a rally back in the 80's, or is it just the lighting that makes it look metallic?
Just the lighting Steve. It's not a metallic finish. Satin at best
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by scalainj » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:53 am

The Alfa Romeo 2600 (Type 106) was introduced in 1962 to replace the 2000 upon which it was based and utilised the same body styling albeit with minor facelifts. What was new was the engine, a new all alloy 2.6 litre in line six with twin camshafts which came in three states of tune, 130hp with twin carburettors, 145hp with triple carburettors and 165hp with triple carburettors. There were five body types, Berlina, Berlina De Luxe, Spider, Sprint and Sprint Zagato and the biggest seller was the Sprint of which just shy of 7000 were made over the 6 years the car was in production.
The Sprint was fitted with the 145hp engine and was a two door four seat coupe based on the 2000 Sprint which had been styled Giorgetto Giugiaro as his first major project at Bertone. Sales of the other body styles were very poor and the whole range was dropped in 1968 and replaced by the 1750 models

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Serafa » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:19 am

Stunning! An Alfa Romeo with silver color and chromed parts in 1/18 scale looks even better than in 1/43.
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by GarageOnAWall » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:22 am

:o :shock: 8-) Now THIS is proof even a silver car can be sexier than anything else in the garage!

Surely an early sign of Giugiaro's genius. I think this car is often thought of as the inspiration/relative of Giugiaro's other early work, the Gordon-Keeble?

What an incredible addition Andy - you have fine taste my friend! BB
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Tom » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:34 am

You got the 1:43 and the 1:18? Wow. Fantastic models!

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Simon » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:42 pm

Had this in my hand last week.....outstanding model, and very well done by TopSpeed.

Going to look nice on display in the museum with the 1:43 next to it.

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Post by Alfaholic » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:09 pm

1:18 and 1:43 - that’s the behaviour of a madman :shock: (I totally get it though with a car and model and beautiful as this).
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