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Re: Scalainj's 2010/1/2/3/4/5/6 additions in 1/18

Postby Serafa » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:15 am

I recently discored the purpose of those rear wings:
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I'm just joking, it's a great car and model. The BBS wheels make the livery look even greater.
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Postby Alfaholic » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:51 pm

[quote="scalainjUnderstandable Martin, it's not your scale. It is a fantastic model that has captured the car to a tee. You see them around still? Haven't seen one in donkeys. Imagine our damp climate killed most of them[/quote]

They are mainly seen at car shows or old-car events like this one - but I guess the cost of restoration would be way more than the end value. There are still one or two running around Sydney, usually driven by student or older professor types.
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Re: Scalainj's 2010/1/2/3/4/5/6 additions in 1/18

Postby scalainj » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:06 am

Tom wrote:Drooool!


Too much Jagermeister my friend? ;)
MC have captured the car well all the way down to the thinner wheels and tyres in the wider arches.

Serafa wrote:I recently discored the purpose of those rear wings:
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I'm just joking, it's a great car and model. The BBS wheels make the livery look even greater.


Well it's a better use than a picnic table or drinks holder :)
Thanks Bruno

Alfaholic wrote:[quote="scalainj]Understandable Martin, it's not your scale. It is a fantastic model that has captured the car to a tee. You see them around still? Haven't seen one in donkeys. Imagine our damp climate killed most of them[/quote]

They are mainly seen at car shows or old-car events like this one - but I guess the cost of restoration would be way more than the end value. There are still one or two running around Sydney, usually driven by student or older professor types.
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You are probably right on the restoration costs vs value. Bit of shame that yesteryears everyday cars are now becoming rarer than the exotics
Thanks for the photo - i'd be pretty happy with one of them in the garage
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Postby scalainj » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:39 am

Introduced in 1977 the Aston Martin V8 Vantage shared it's engine with the Lagonda but it had high performance camshafts, an increased compression ratio, larger inlet valves and bigger carburettors mounted on new manifolds for an increased output of 375hp of which 38 were built. The Oscar India version, introduced in late 1978, featured an integrated tea-tray spoiler and smoother bonnet bulge plus a slight increase in power to 390hp

Although it was based on the Aston Martin V8 it was badge as a separate model due to the number of changes, the most noticeable being the closed-off hood bulge and grille area with twin driving lights inserted and a spoiler added to the boot lid.

304 Series 2 Vantage coupés were built. Autoart have modelled a 1985 Series 2

Autoart - Aston Martin V8 Vantage
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Postby johann.nunweiller » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:20 am

Alfaholic wrote:[quote="scalainjUnderstandable Martin, it's not your scale. It is a fantastic model that has captured the car to a tee. You see them around still? Haven't seen one in donkeys. Imagine our damp climate killed most of them


They are mainly seen at car shows or old-car events like this one - but I guess the cost of restoration would be way more than the end value. There are still one or two running around Sydney, usually driven by student or older professor types.
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They were made under license in Romania.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dacia_1300

Dacia 1300 Taxi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJirtsR2OWw

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Postby rotormotor » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:35 am

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Nice.

The last of the proper shape Porsche ..probably even the BEST shape.
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Postby GBOAC002 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:51 am

Aston Oscar looks 'the biz'. Nice add.

Many moons ago I recall being a passenger in a non Vantage job. The chap who had bought it second hand said he'd always wanted one of these cars. When it was on the move he apologised that it was running on less than 8 cylinders and too late had now realised this car was going to be a massive money pit.... I think he got it fixed and moved it on very soon afterwards.

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Postby Galaxy Gaz » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:09 am

Aston has me drooling.....beautiful model Andy , congrats :D
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Postby Simon » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:50 am

Aston looks great......have been close to picking one up myself.

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Postby Tom » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:20 pm

Fantastic Aston. Wish I had the room to keep my 1:18s, this makes a great case for the scale.

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Postby grinbergs » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:56 pm

Aston is so timeless.... it felt almost old when it came (not that I was around in 1970 when this style of body came but...), but only gets better and better looking for each year. Engine bay looks pretty tasty and detailed. :)

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Postby GarageOnAWall » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:37 pm

I'll be another to chime in with praise for the Aston, both in 1:1 and from Autoart. Andy, I think you also have a GT Spirit version, how does this compare? I know the AA has opening bits, but other than that are they in the same league? I would consider adding this along with the sealed car, but I cannot have both :? BB
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Re: Scalainj's 2010/1/2/3/4/5/6 additions in 1/18

Postby scalainj » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:16 am

johann.nunweiller wrote:
Alfaholic wrote:
scalainjUnderstandable Martin, it's not your scale. It is a fantastic model that has captured the car to a tee. You see them around still? Haven't seen one in donkeys. Imagine our damp climate killed most of them


They are mainly seen at car shows or old-car events like this one - but I guess the cost of restoration would be way more than the end value. There are still one or two running around Sydney, usually driven by student or older professor types.
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They were made under license in Romania.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dacia_1300

Dacia 1300 Taxi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJirtsR2OWw[/quote]

Thanks for the links Johann

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Nice.

The last of the proper shape Porsche ..probably even the BEST shape.


Thanks Lars. It sure is a great shape

GBOAC002 wrote:Aston Oscar looks 'the biz'. Nice add.

Many moons ago I recall being a passenger in a non Vantage job. The chap who had bought it second hand said he'd always wanted one of these cars. When it was on the move he apologised that it was running on less than 8 cylinders and too late had now realised this car was going to be a massive money pit.... I think he got it fixed and moved it on very soon afterwards.


Cheers Ian

Even with less than 8 I suspect it was still a wonderful experience. Fully working and immaculate this is a car that's never going to be cheap to run I think

Galaxy Gaz wrote:Aston has me drooling.....beautiful model Andy , congrats :D


Thanks very much Gary. Also available in red and blue from AA :D

Simon wrote:Aston looks great......have been close to picking one up myself.


Cheers Simon. Do so it's very nice

Tom wrote:Fantastic Aston. Wish I had the room to keep my 1:18s, this makes a great case for the scale.


It does exactly that Tom. It's a super example of 1/18

grinbergs wrote:Aston is so timeless.... it felt almost old when it came (not that I was around in 1970 when this style of body came but...), but only gets better and better looking for each year. Engine bay looks pretty tasty and detailed. :)


I agree Johan, it is timeless and I get where you are coming from. AA have done an excellent job

GarageOnAWall wrote:I'll be another to chime in with praise for the Aston, both in 1:1 and from Autoart. Andy, I think you also have a GT Spirit version, how does this compare? I know the AA has opening bits, but other than that are they in the same league? I would consider adding this along with the sealed car, but I cannot have both :? BB


Thanks Brooks. It's a super effort from AA.
That depends on which shape you think is better. GTS is longer and flatter looking, the AA shorter and stubbier looking. It is however in the eye becuase they are the same size
The perfect combination would be the stance and shutlines from the GTS and everything else from AA. The AA has suspension that makes it sit a little high, the GTS is resin so has that ability to look all of a piece (which it is) but because the AA opens it can't reproduce that

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Re: Scalainj's 2010/1/2/3/4/5/6 additions in 1/18

Postby Zeus » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:27 pm

Beautiful Astons 8-)
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