Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

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Post by Simon » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:05 am

Galaxy Gaz wrote:Now this one is fantastic Simon . The CSL was always a beautiful car and this one carries that on . They would look great displayed together .
Thanks Gary - have taken some photo's with them next to the originals which I'll post soon. This one is my favourite of the three.
Tom wrote:Hmmm, think I prefer the original. Spectacular looking model though,
The original is a little more 'reserved'.
GBOAC002 wrote:I need that in 1:43!!!! preferably diecast metal. Now for a long wait..... However model is brilliant in 1:18. Nice one Simon.
Thanks Ian
zimbo wrote:Very nice Simon, made by? Is it diecast or resin?
IIRC these are made by Norev. This one is diecast, and the doors open too.

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by Simon » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:15 am

So as I've mentioned, I have another 50 or so models in my loft that hadn't previously been photographed. Here is the first batch;

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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:49 am

Ferrari`s....Image.........put them in the `For Sale` pile :lol:
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Post by Simon » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:52 am

Galaxy Gaz wrote:Ferrari`s....Image.........put them in the `For Sale` pile :lol:
Funnily enough that's what I think of Porsche's......but at least we share a passion for our Fords!

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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:11 am

Indeed we do Simon ;)
Actually I have to admit that I did own a couple of the UT 355`s and the UT 550 Maranello back in the day and they were pretty nice models.
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Post by GBOAC002 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:31 pm

I sold my UT Ferrari 355s on ebay before the wheels disintegrated, seemingly a known problem.

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Post by LUW » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:21 pm

The problem was the paint. On my Mac F1 long tail the paint on the rims was starting to get soft and I was sure it would eventually peel off or even run.
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Post by Tom » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:16 pm

That 288GTO is really nice!

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Post by zimbo » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:01 pm

Simon wrote: Funnily enough that's what I think of Porsche's....
:shock: Huuuhhhh!! You go wash your mouth out with strong soap young man!! That's blasphemy :twisted:
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Post by JSB33 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:44 am

I had almost every one of those F cars back in the 1:18 days. The best thing was that most of the HWs were selling for $10 each at a discount store.
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Post by dcast » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:49 am

Nice Ferrari collection. I only have the Hotwheels Enzo but it's with the 60y anniversary livery.

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Post by Simon » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:32 am

Next batch of BMW's......

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Post by LUW » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:23 am

A blast from the past, seeing those boxes.
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Post by thetrooper » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:32 am

LUW wrote:A blast from the past, seeing those boxes.

And the prices :cry:
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Post by Tom » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:01 pm

Nice, those take me back a decade or so... I think I bought the Maisto E36 convertible, it had the fabric soft top.

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Post by Simon » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:37 am

And a few Fords (common ground for me and Gary!)

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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:53 am

Fantastic Ford`s Simon . The only one I never managed to get was the Kankkunen WRC Escort as it always pulled big money .
Malcolm Wilsons car was always my favourite of the bunch :D

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Post by LUW » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:45 am

I had that #1 too, also with terrible decals on the hood.
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Post by Tom » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:57 pm

I used to have a couple of those Escort Cosworths too, early victims of my 1:18 cull.

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Post by zimbo » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:23 pm

Think that blue and yellow 'Michelin Pilot' cossie is the only one I have in my collection
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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by Simon » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:13 am

And the remaining of the 'previously not photographed' pile.......

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Post by LUW » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:55 am

I miss my 959 :(.
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Post by Tom » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:05 pm

I've managed to hold on to my Motorbox 959. The Camargue, Bugatti and XJ220 also look really familiar. :)

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by Simon » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:17 am

So a recent break in Cornwall saw us stopping off half-way at the Haynes Motor Museum at Sparkford (well worth a visit if you're passing), and purchased this in the shop;

Bburago Signature Edition Ferrari 488 GTB. Have to say the quality is good for a £50 model.

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