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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:23 am
by scalainj
JSB33 wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:55 am
Fantastic model, I will admit that the subject is not on the top of my list but at the same time its desirable because of it's magnificence.
I'm not sure whether you mean the Alfa or the CSL. Nonetheless, considering neither is your bag, praise indeed :D
Tom wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:07 am
Andy, I assume you have at least one of MC's new 1:18 quattros on the way?
Indeed I do Tom. Should have them on here later in the week
grinbergs wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:11 am
The Alfa is just stunning, joining the praises here. The car seems to be a little bit older than you usual collect - is this an old time favorite or fit within a theme in your collection? Either way, congrats. :)
It's an Alfa Johan. And now as a fully paid up member of the Alfisti it's mandatory ;)
Alfaholic wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:34 pm
Just letting you know Andy, that I will not be looking at this thread anymore. I am spending the time sitting down and writing out:

I only collect 1/43
I only collect 1/43
I only collect 1/43...........
Ok noted Martin. Just take a little look see at the next one. And then write your lines again. In big letters. You will need to :D

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:42 am
by scalainj
Alfa Romeo introduced the 2500 version of the 6C in 1938 which featured a new 2443cc engine and a steel ladder frame chassis that was available in 3 lengths, Turismo, Sport and lastly the shortest Super Sport. Nigh on all the cars were bodied by Touring
Built in a total of 11 variants between 1938 & 1951 the range featured a base model DOHC model with a single carburettor offering between 87 & 95hp, a double carburettor version offering 110hp and a triple carburettor variant offering between 110 & 145hp.
3 special variants were created by Touring for the 1940 Mille Miglia powered by the 120hp engine and these were known as Torpedinos and the history of them is a little patchy but none of the original bodies survive however the various cars do still exist with this body work, either as recreations or by modifying the bodies of other similar Alfas on different Alfa chassis. As to the whereabouts of the originals, the cars survived the war but the trail long ago went cold in Italy

Minichamps - Alfa Romeo 6C Super Sport Corsa Spider
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:32 am
by LUW
That's nice, but for me the 8C will always be the nicest :).

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:39 am
by Alfaholic
Such a simple and beautiful design - wonderful model Andy.

I feel a letter to the Italian government to request the Title of Commendatore for you is warranted 8-)

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:29 am
by David MG
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I still NEED to get this Alfa in 1/43. Not quite as fine as the 1/18 but will be welcome.

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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:20 am
by Tom
Drool, fantastic model!

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:51 am
by grinbergs
Another beauty, really nice round flowing lines on this Alfa. Interior a bit plastic in how it looks? Not that is matters when looking at the whole car, as well as the nice details like the hinges on the trunk, or the dashboard. :)

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:54 am
by scalainj
LUW wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:32 am
That's nice, but for me the 8C will always be the nicest :).
8C is deeply cool too especially as a roadster.
Alfaholic wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:39 am
Such a simple and beautiful design - wonderful model Andy.

I feel a letter to the Italian government to request the Title of Commendatore for you is warranted 8-)
It is that Martin. Cheers

Hold fire on that letter as they may not like the parade of the Germans that is coming this way
David MG wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:29 am
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I still NEED to get this Alfa in 1/43. Not quite as fine as the 1/18 but will be welcome.

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Indeed. I ordered the 1/43 as well but it was sold out. It's on my list too
Tom wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:20 am
Drool, fantastic model!
This
grinbergs wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:51 am
Another beauty, really nice round flowing lines on this Alfa. Interior a bit plastic in how it looks? Not that is matters when looking at the whole car, as well as the nice details like the hinges on the trunk, or the dashboard. :)
Lines are wonderful on this car I agree Johan.
Hadn't noticed a plastic quality to the interior in the flesh but the pictures do give it that effect. Regardless it's a fine model

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:29 am
by scalainj
The fourth round of the 1973 ETCC was held at the Nurburgring and was a 6 hour race. It consisted of 2 divisions based on engine size, with Group 2 being for cars of 2.5 litres and above which for this race was eight BMW 3.0 CSls and seven Ford Capris. Also prior to the race BMW had homologated a new aerodynamic package (we call it the batmobile) and a new crankshaft enabling a 3.5 litre engine to be run.
BMW Motosport however with it's two car entry relied on the tried and trusted 3.3 litre engine for it's cars, one driven by Toine Hezemans, Dieter Quester, & Harald Menzel who qulaified 6th and the other driven by Hans-Joachim Stuck & Chris Amon who qualified 2nd behind the 3.5 litre Alpina CSL of Hans-Peter Joisten and Niki Lauda.
As is usual with the Nurburgring and particularly so in the 1970s this was a race of attrition with only 34 finishers out of 76 starters and in the top division only 5 out of 15 finished, 2 Capris in 5th and 10th and 3 CSLs who took the top 3 slots with Stuck and Amon taking the win by a margin of a lap

Minichamps - BMW 3.0 CSL - 1973 Nurburgring 6 Hours - H.-J.Stuck & C.Amon- 1st
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:31 am
by Simon
No words....just dribble on my keyboard!

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:32 am
by Tom
Amazing car with the iconic Motorsport livery. Fantastic model.

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:00 am
by LUW
Had that one. Awesome!

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:18 pm
by Serafa
Fantastic, Andy! How many BMW CSL's already 'in the house'?

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:48 am
by Alfaholic
Another cracker Andy, but you do need to balance the shelf up with a couple of Capris :D

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:26 am
by GBOAC002
Classic!

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:31 am
by scalainj
Simon wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:31 am
No words....just dribble on my keyboard!
I agree it is that nice 8-)
Tom wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:32 am
Amazing car with the iconic Motorsport livery. Fantastic model.
Certainly is Tom 8-)
LUW wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:00 am
Had that one. Awesome!
Assume it must have been released before as this is a brand new release
Serafa wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:18 pm
Fantastic, Andy! How many BMW CSL's already 'in the house'?
Cheers Bruno. In 1/18 13 including 1 road car. In 43rd probably a good 30+
Alfaholic wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:48 am
Another cracker Andy, but you do need to balance the shelf up with a couple of Capris :D
Thanks Martin. I have a Capri. That's more than enough ;)
GBOAC002 wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:26 am
Classic!
Sure is

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:26 am
by LUW
scalainj wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:31 am
LUW wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:00 am
Had that one. Awesome!
Assume it must have been released before as this is a brand new release
You got me. I had the #11, and from Aa :shock:

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:04 am
by scalainj
The Rallye des 1000 Pistes ran from 1976 to 1985 as was held on a military training ground on the Canjuers Plataeu in Provence, Southern France. It was essentially a small local rally though in 1982, 83 & 84 it was part of the French Championship before it was cancelled after the 1985 due to political turmoil in the area.
In 1981 Michele Mouton and Fabrizia Pons entered their brand new Quattro but they failed to finish due to a broken fan belt

Minichamps - Audi Quattro - 1981 Rallye des 1000 Pistes - M.Mounton & F.Pons - DNF
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Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:32 am
by Tom
Wow. This is not helping me stay out of 1:18. Fab model, Andy.

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:15 am
by Simon
Minichamps have really upped their game recently...if being sealed means better quality and lower prices then I'm in!

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:33 am
by scalainj
Tom wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:32 am
Wow. This is not helping me stay out of 1:18. Fab model, Andy.
I'm going to test your powers of resistance Tom over the next few weeks with these.
Very pleased with MCs Quattro, so pleased in fact that I have ordered one of each
Simon wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:15 am
Minichamps have really upped their game recently...if being sealed means better quality and lower prices then I'm in!
I'm pretty impressed considering the price. I've read that these are lower detail but comparing this to the real car I can spot only two differences, one being the headlamp stubs and the other is the 3 piece oil cooler under the rear spoiler (which some cars did sport) but for this car on this rally it had the two piece. As to lacking detail, maybe but I'm not sure what - maybe a little more relief in the brake detail

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:58 am
by Serafa
Great addition as always, Andy. It looks like this is the year of the 1:18 collectors.

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:03 am
by Galaxy Gaz
Simon wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:15 am
Minichamps have really upped their game recently...if being sealed means better quality and lower prices then I'm in!
They still need to up their game though and get rid of those bloody awful mounting pegs they persist in using on their light assemblies.

Re: Andy's additions in 1/18

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:17 am
by scalainj
Serafa wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:58 am
Great addition as always, Andy. It looks like this is the year of the 1:18 collectors.
Thanks Bruno
It does feel like it at the moment. It seems Minichamps has saved all it's best releases till the last part of the year
Galaxy Gaz wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:03 am
Simon wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:15 am
Minichamps have really upped their game recently...if being sealed means better quality and lower prices then I'm in!
They still need to up their game though and get rid of those bloody awful mounting pegs they persist in using on their light assemblies.
Agreed, it is the models weak point.