Ciprian's 1:18 collection and additions

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Ciprian's 1:18 collection and additions

Post by ciprian » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:35 am

As stated when I joined this forum, I was a 1:18 collector until about a couple of years ago, when I started purchasing 1:43 models.

My 1:18 collection went through a lot of changes. I started with the "anything I like" philosophy, then I shifted to more premium diecasts. Later on I realized I can't have just anything I like, so I started focusing on some themes.

Increasing prices played a big role in decreasing my appetite for 1:18, so I ended up giving away on most themes. Now I mainly focus on US cars from the 50s, 60s and 70s. I still have my European race cars, but decided to sell the street cars.

I still have around 70 models, so I'll post a few photos in here.

I will start with my 1933 Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow from Signature models:

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Post by grinbergs » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:40 am

Very impressive car and model, I will follow this thread with interest Ciprian. :)

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Post by Tom » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:15 am

It's not beautiful, but very interesting looking and the model is great. I haven't seen it anywhere before.

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Post by Sanchez » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:19 am

What a beautiful car. I think there is something certain missing in this model compared to real car.But I don't know what.

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:10 pm

Nice! I have this very same model, and I like it a lot. ;)

I wish IXO had used this wheels, instead of the overchromed ones they used for their Silver Arrow. :?
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Post by ciprian » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:34 am

Tom wrote:It's not beautiful, but very interesting looking and the model is great. I haven't seen it anywhere before.
Funny you should say that. The Pierce Arrow is one of Signature Model's most popular release. They've reissued it at least two times.
Sanchez wrote:What a beautiful car. I think there is something certain missing in this model compared to real car.But I don't know what.
The tip of the bow on the front grille is missing because someone broke it off a few years ago :( The model is pretty accurate actually
grinbergs wrote:Very impressive car and model, I will follow this thread with interest Ciprian. :)
Thanks. I don't have too many red cars, but there are a few :lol:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:Nice! I have this very same model, and I like it a lot. ;)

I wish IXO had used this wheels, instead of the overchromed ones they used for their Silver Arrow. :?
Yeah, I know what you mean. The Ixo could've used better wheels.
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Post by JSB33 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:54 am

Didn't this car hide the spare wheels in the front fenders?
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Post by ciprian » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:41 am

Yes it does :)

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Post by ciprian » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:39 am

For today, a weathered Bburago I did some years ago.

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The modified version:

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Post by Tom » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:46 am

That looks a LOT better! Great mod!

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:27 pm

Tom wrote:That looks a LOT better! Great mod!
x 2 :o :)
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Post by Arvid » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:44 am

nice weathering!
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Post by ciprian » Sun May 11, 2014 9:17 am

Let's continue with a favorite of mine - the 1936 Auto Union Typ C from CMC.

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Post by dbonser » Sun May 11, 2014 10:13 am

Wow, that really is a work of art. Amazing!

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon May 12, 2014 2:19 am

Beautiful model, and photos! :)
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Post by zimbo » Mon May 12, 2014 3:42 am

I totally agree with what Douglas and Julio both said, it looks amazing. CMC are definately in a class all of their own.
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Post by Tom » Mon May 12, 2014 4:47 am

Also a favourite of mine. Amazing model, great pics!

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Post by JSB33 » Mon May 12, 2014 5:50 am

How did I miss the Bb Alfa? I like it as much as the CMC for efferent reasons.
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Post by thetrooper » Mon May 12, 2014 10:13 am

Tom wrote:That looks a LOT better! Great mod!
I totally agree. You did a cracking job on it to make it so realistic.
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Post by guitardave_1 » Tue May 13, 2014 12:10 pm

I would have both the Alfa and the Auto Union for their own reasons. The CMC is clearly a masterpiece, but then it was designed that way and the budget was set accordingly! The Alfa on the other hand was a fairly basic starting point, but the transformation is spectacular. The weathering is excellent, but the effect it manages to have on the parts of the model that haven't been otherwise altered is amazing.
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Re: Ciprian's 1:18 collection and additions

Post by ciprian » Wed May 14, 2014 5:32 pm

Thank you all. The Alfa could've ended up even better, but it was the first time I've tried it and I obviously made some mistakes. Unfortunately, I never got to do another model like that.
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Post by ciprian » Wed May 14, 2014 5:36 pm

Next up is a 1951 Kaiser Henry J from Sunstar Platinum. This is one of my favorite cars from the early 50s. It is also the first Sunstar Platinum I purchased about six years ago.

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu May 15, 2014 1:13 am

Great looking model! :)

...although, I've never liked the Henry J very much... :?
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Post by JSB33 » Thu May 15, 2014 6:04 am

Looks better as a model than the real thing does :lol:
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