Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Fiat 500 Giardiniera, 12/2)

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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Alfa 75 3.0, 8/2)

Post by grinbergs » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:47 pm

Thank you Murat and Dcast for your comments. :) Murat, be sure to post pics if you ever find that 75. :)



Here is the second model from Laudoracing Models:

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Fiat Uno Turbo i.e. (Laudoracing Models)

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My overall impression is that this Fiat is slightly better in finish than the Alfa, however the pics may not make it look that way.

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One detail I would have liked to see is that the front grill could have spaces/holes and not have been solid.

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I am now waiting in anticipation for Laudoracing to release more eighties italian cars. I will surely be interested to see how their models develops. :)

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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Fiat Uno Turbo i.e., 19/2)

Post by Tom » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:08 pm

Uno looks fantastic, Johan! Your pics are amazing, it takes the closeup shots to see that it's not a real car...

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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Fiat Uno Turbo i.e., 19/2)

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:28 pm

Great photos indeed! :o

Nice model.
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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Fiat Uno Turbo i.e., 19/2)

Post by dcast » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:03 pm

That Uno is really cool car and model! Your photos with black background look awesome, they're like advertising photos for the Uno Turbo :)

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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Fiat Uno Turbo i.e., 19/2)

Post by Simon » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:24 am

Cracking looking model........and all the better for your excellent photo's.

I nealry bought a 1:1 Uno Turbo....a friend had a green metallic one (not the most flattering colour for the car), took it for a test-drive and it was all a little wheel-spin crazy.

Think this one may have to come and join my collection too.

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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Fiat Uno Turbo i.e., 19/2)

Post by David MG » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:40 am

Not my cup of tea, a bit too bland. But the model looks very realistic.
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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Fiat Uno Turbo i.e., 19/2)

Post by scalainj » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:12 am

Does look good Johan. I will certainly be keeping an eye out for future releases
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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Fiat Uno Turbo i.e., 19/2)

Post by JSB33 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:22 am

David MG wrote:Not my cup of tea, a bit too bland. But the model looks very realistic.
About what I think. But if it makes you happy I am glad for it.
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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Fiat Uno Turbo i.e., 19/2)

Post by Arvid » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:28 pm

resin fever:)
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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Fiat Uno Turbo i.e., 19/2)

Post by grinbergs » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:20 pm

Tom wrote:Uno looks fantastic, Johan! Your pics are amazing, it takes the closeup shots to see that it's not a real car...
Thanks Tom, appreciate your comment, although I don't think the pics are that great... :)
DeadCanDanceR wrote:Great photos indeed! :o

Nice model.
Thanks Julio! :)
dcast wrote:That Uno is really cool car and model! Your photos with black background look awesome, they're like advertising photos for the Uno Turbo :)
Thanks dcast, I thought a little about the advertising and I think I have the brochures somewhere from the days... anyway - here are som pics of how I remember how they look and I think the Uno Turbo looks even better now than I thought when it came

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Promising a top speed over 200 km/h... in a Uno.. :!: Quite a rocket version of it - my friend's Uno with the FIRE engine had about 45 hp, not that fast I can ensure you... :lol:
Simon wrote:Cracking looking model........and all the better for your excellent photo's.

I nealry bought a 1:1 Uno Turbo....a friend had a green metallic one (not the most flattering colour for the car), took it for a test-drive and it was all a little wheel-spin crazy.

Think this one may have to come and join my collection too.
Thanks Simon, take the plunge - it is a nice model. I guess the combination of an old-fashioned turbo with lag and skinny tires made the ride a bit unpredictable. I have only driven the second gen of Uno Turbo and it was rather smooth.
David MG wrote:Not my cup of tea, a bit too bland. But the model looks very realistic.
Thanks David, I don't think of it as a typical "David-car" either. Model is fairly realistic IMO too. :)
scalainj wrote:Does look good Johan. I will certainly be keeping an eye out for future releases
Thanks Andy, me too! Seems like the Ritmo is up next, new pix up on their site. Not for pre-order yet though... and yes... it is red too. :D
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David MG wrote:Not my cup of tea, a bit too bland. But the model looks very realistic.
About what I think. But if it makes you happy I am glad for it.
Too square for you Jeff? Perhaps prefer a rounder shape... like a Veyron for example? :lol: ;) Thanks for your comment, I am very happy with it. More than I thought I would be even. :)
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It must be the fumes of the plastic materials.... I want more.. ;) :lol:

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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Fiat Uno Turbo i.e., 19/2)

Post by JSB33 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:19 am

Johan, its a car I very much doubt I would even fit into :lol:
And while these types of cars are perfect for the tight confines of Europe, they are less so in the wide open spaces and SUV littered US.
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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Fiat Uno Turbo i.e., 19/2)

Post by Tom » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:31 am

I drove a borrowed Uno 45 for a while and I thought it was scary enough with only 45 hp. Roadholding was pretty bad and it was underbraked, though that improved a little when I replaced the rear brake linings something like women drivers forgetting to release the handbrake...

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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Fiat Uno Turbo i.e., 19/2)

Post by Hawk » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:49 pm

JSB33 wrote:Johan, its a car I very much doubt I would even fit into :lol:
And while these types of cars are perfect for the tight confines of Europe, they are less so in the wide open spaces and SUV littered US.
He is right about not very practical in the US especially in Texas. There is either a Truck or SUV in every other house here. I am not familiar with the car at all but it looks like it is really well made. Congrats on the score!

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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Fiat Uno Turbo i.e., 19/2)

Post by grinbergs » Sun May 11, 2014 4:05 pm

Just noticed that Laudoracing models have posted my pics of the Uno Turbo on their facebook page. The only reference to the pictures is that they are "from internet". Should I be flattered or upset by this? :?

Edit; I wrote to them and my name is now added to the post.

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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Fiat Uno Turbo i.e., 19/2)

Post by JSB33 » Mon May 12, 2014 6:06 am

No free model? :D
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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Fiat Uno Turbo i.e., 19/2)

Post by grinbergs » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:40 pm

Just moving these old pics from 2011 to this thread so I have all my 1:18 gathered in the same thread.

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Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0, 1980 (Autoart)

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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Alfa GTV, 9/2)

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:47 pm

What a nice model! It looks very realistic! ;)

I'd love a nice 1:43 of the GTV for my collection.
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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Alfa GTV, 9/2)

Post by Tom » Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:55 am

I need a better GTV too!

In some of the pics this looks like a real car...

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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Alfa GTV, 9/2)

Post by Alfaholic » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:39 am

One word - Magic.
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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Alfa GTV, 9/2)

Post by dcast » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:24 am

Excellent model :)

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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Alfa GTV, 9/2)

Post by grinbergs » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:47 am

Thank you for your comments gentlemen. :)

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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Alfa GTV, 9/2)

Post by Simon » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:23 am

Love this.....will need to pick one up one day.....'wooden' steering wheel is great.

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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Alfa GTV, 9/2)

Post by Arvid » Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:57 am

great model

would love to have one:)
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Re: Grinbergs' 1:18 cars (Alfa GTV, 9/2)

Post by scalainj » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:34 am

Super model Johan. AA did an excellent job on this car
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