Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:35 pm

Beautiful! :o
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Post by ghosthunter » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:09 pm

It does look pretty good, even with their Second attempt at making a Bentley grille which still is not quite right, but far better than their First attempt...
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...wonder what pictures they were using for reference!

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Post by URQRR20V » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:21 am

Simon wrote:No love for my Abarth :(
It's a fab model / car Simon. I bought the 1/43 version some time ago...

Taking the new Fiat 124 Sportster for a test drive in 2 weeks ;)

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by Simon » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:22 am

URQRR20V wrote:
Simon wrote:No love for my Abarth :(
It's a fab model / car Simon. I bought the 1/43 version some time ago...

Taking the new Fiat 124 Sportster for a test drive in 2 weeks ;)
Thanks

Will be interested in how you find it.

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by Simon » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:25 am

Next up is another BMW Dealer Edition from the Heritage Collection. Didn't previously have a BMW 328 in my collection so this was most welcome.

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Post by thetrooper » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:34 am

Aerial Atom and DTM BMW's are all ace. I love the Shell livery the best and thought it was cool from the first moment I seen it. I'm with Andy on a 1:43 Atom.
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Post by Tom » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:53 am

328 is a legendary car and a beautiful shape. The model capures it perfectly and this is the best colour for it. Superb.

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:41 pm

Nice!

I'd really like one of those in 1:43 :)
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Post by Simon » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:24 am

Another BMW Dealer Edition from the Heritage Collection......the BMW 507.

Absolutely love the black with the red interior......I think it's a beautiful model.

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:59 am

Stunning! :o

What a model!!!
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Post by Tom » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:06 pm

I agree, classic beauty!

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Post by Batman » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:32 am

SWEET!!! :D

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Post by Simon » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:54 am

More BMW loveliness from Otto....BMW M3 CSL

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Post by Simon » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:37 am

Otto BMW M5 Touring

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:41 am

Beautiful! :)
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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by Simon » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:33 am

Otto BMW B12 Alpina

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Post by Tom » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:33 pm

Those Ms are nice but nothing can touch the 8. Excellent.

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Post by zimbo » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:18 am

:shock: wow B12 is really nice! A guy in a small town where I deliver to has an 840 (I think it is an 840 anyway) and it is in mint condition and I think hes had it since new, they recently got rid of their other old BMW 5 series and got a new 2016/7 5 series touring.

Might need to try hunt down one of these to add to my collection some day as it is such an iconic car in so many different ways 8-)
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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by Simon » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:26 am

Minichamps Ford Focus ST ......picked this one up as it was as cheap as chips! The model itself is surprisingly good, though not worth the £100 RRP.

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Post by GarageOnAWall » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:44 am

You're on a winning streak Simon 8-) Every one is lovely but the standout must be that Otto 8 Series Alpina! That has become one of my cost no object 1:1 dream cars. The resin version will have to suffice, and that's not a bad trade off :D BB
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Post by Simon » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:16 am

GarageOnAWall wrote:You're on a winning streak Simon 8-) Every one is lovely but the standout must be that Otto 8 Series Alpina! That has become one of my cost no object 1:1 dream cars. The resin version will have to suffice, and that's not a bad trade off :D BB
Thanks.....still got another 5 to post!

Always fancied having a 1:1 V12 BMW 850 myself.....just as a little plaything to take for an occasional spin on a sunny Sunday.

The Otto 850 in red is a really nice model too, though I do prefer the Alpina.

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Post by GBOAC002 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:39 am

The 1:1s have been cheap as chips too as they are so fiendishly expensive to run and maintain. Even BMW dealerships don't take them in p/x.
Alpina version must be even more petrifying for them. As you say Simon, it's a no expense spared job.

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by GarageOnAWall » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:26 pm

GBOAC002 wrote:The 1:1s have been cheap as chips too as they are so fiendishly expensive to run and maintain. Even BMW dealerships don't take them in p/x.
Alpina version must be even more petrifying for them. As you say Simon, it's a no expense spared job.
The non-Alpina cars seem to be on the upswing in the States. I've even seen/heard of some our better examples being shipped back to Europe while the USA has recently seen more than a few Alpina of all flavors coming into the US, mostly from Japan.

So true about their mechanical reputation, scary stuff new and I can only imagine today :?

I suppose a financially safer option would be the car's precursor? Perhaps something that folks like myself with far-less than engineer level wrenching skill might be able to work on?

Sorry to hi-jack Simon, but you're just adding fuel to the fire for people that love these cars. BB
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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by JSB33 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:15 am

Had no idea there was a blue ST out. Now I need to find one.
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