Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

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Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by Simon » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:05 am

For those of you that may dabble, or at least appreciate the larger things in life, I've started this thread to list my latest 1/18 additions.

And there's no better way to start than with a grail. I had been after a dealer edition 320d for some considerable time. I saw one listed on Ebay a couple of months ago for a BIN price of £140 from Tiawan. Little steep I thought (which was confirmed by a certain friend on here) so I let it go. Then another appeared from a seller in Germany, which I bid on but just lost out on at about £110. Few weeks ago the Tiawan one reappeared with a start price of £60....which I placed a bid on and to my utter surprise ended with my bid being the only one! And happy to report the model arrived safely and quickly and in tip top condition;

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Post by M4FFU » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:29 am

Sweet ad - rather fond of the box, too. More [in my years] tradition BMW touring car motive.
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Post by scalainj » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:36 am

Nicely done sir - a great addition and £60 is far more like it

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Post by thetrooper » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:10 am

I've been after that exact car but in 1:43 for a few years now and it never seems to come up for sale.
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Post by Simon » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:13 am

Another BMW DE grail that I had been after......the McLaren F1 GTR. Wasn't too fussed about which one to get for starters, but didn't want to pay the incredibly high prices these usually command. Luckily I came across this one from an Ebay seller that clearly doesn't usually deal in models and therefore had priced this considerably lower than the norm.

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Post by scalainj » Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:59 am

Another nice addition Simon

Not my bag because (sacrilege) i'm not a big F1 fan but this is a good livery for it

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Post by thetrooper » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:59 am

I think that is the most iconic livery on the F1 GTR and it looks superb.
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Post by Simon » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:08 am

Now I just know that these next couple are going to be a hit with everyone, especially my good friend Andy!

You've probably already gathered that I'm a BIG fan of the X6, and plan to purchase a 1:1 in the not too distant future. This is one of those few models that I've purchased in a number of colours.....in actual fact every colour that Kyosho have produced both in dealer edition and hobby version, and a very rare matt black made by Welly (which is surprisingly good). The grey X6 model is one of my favourites in my collection, and probably the colour of the 1:1 I shall buy.

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And I like the blue as it's the first X6 model I have without a black or grey interior (excluding the red interior of the Welly)

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Post by scalainj » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:17 am

Having not seen one of these for a long time - i saw 2 in a day yesterday and now 2 scale versions as well

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:09 pm

Those X6s look nice, Simon! ;)

I've been considering one in 1:43 scale, but I've been busy buying other models... :?
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Post by zimbo » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:57 am

scalainj wrote:
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Post by guitardave_1 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:39 pm

I'm not going to jump to the rescue of the X6, but I was impressed by the interiors on those models. I glimpsed the interior of the blue one as the page loaded, and thought it was a photo of the real thing. Very, very good.
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Post by Simon » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:27 am

Another dealer edition BMW......I really bought this one as it was the car that inspired a lot of the design features on the Z8, and I thought they would therefore compliment each other nicely when they are finally brought together in the infamously long awaited display cabinets!!!! Yes Andy, one day I will get my cabinets :oops:

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Post by zimbo » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:32 am

Now thats a really nice addition Simon 8-)
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Post by scalainj » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:50 am

They have been the longest coming cabinets in history. You will have plenty of nice things like the 507 to put in them though. And the X6s ;)

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Post by Simon » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:40 am

The trees in my garden are just taking sooooo long to grow :lol:

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:50 am

zimbo wrote:Now thats a really nice addition Simon 8-)
x 2 ;)
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Post by scalainj » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:53 pm

Simon wrote:The trees in my garden are just taking sooooo long to grow :lol:

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Surely there are some local woods up your way. :lol:

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Post by guitardave_1 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:03 pm

If I had a pound for every collector who was just waiting to get their cabinets sorted...

...I could probably buy a cabinet :lol:
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:25 pm

guitardave_1 wrote:If I had a pound for every collector who was just waiting to get their cabinets sorted...

...I could probably buy a cabinet :lol:

LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by niki23 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:57 am

Nice adds Simon; don't worry I still haven't got round to getting cabinets either!
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Post by Simon » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:53 am

Thanks Niki..... one day the cabinets will appear!

My latest addition to my dealer edition collection;

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Post by scalainj » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:36 pm

Very nice Simon

Beat me to it :shock:

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Post by zimbo » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:10 am

Very nice add Simon, one of these is going to be getting a place on one of my shelves one day :mrgreen:
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