Dcast's 1/18 collection

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:16 am

Tom wrote:
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That is very nice, I quite like the A.
Thanks :) Forgot to mention that there was also crosshead screwdriver and even a glove included to handle the model without leaving fingerprints, well done Norev or maybe it was Mercedes-Benz that wanted them included :) At least in my collection, no other model have had them included, even Norev ones.

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Mon May 28, 2018 8:22 am

My 1/18 Audi A6 has now met it's maker and as a replacement I got another 4-door sedan, Mercedes-Benz C-klasse 2014 :) Just got it a moment ago today so here's just the first pic, better pics later as I'm a bit busy now.
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Mercedes.Benz_C-class_1-18 by Modelcar Finn, on Flickr

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:54 am

Finally proper pics of the Merc. Wanted to clean the sticker residue, which keep the doors, bonnet and bootlid closed during shipping, from the model before taking proper pics and that took some time & haven't had much free time lately.

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Mercedes.Benz_C-class_1-18_6 by Modelcar Finn, on Flickr

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Mercedes.Benz_C-class_1-18_2 by Modelcar Finn, on Flickr

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Mercedes.Benz_C-class_1-18_3 by Modelcar Finn, on Flickr

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Mercedes.Benz_C-class_1-18_5 by Modelcar Finn, on Flickr

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Mercedes.Benz_C-class_1-18_4 by Modelcar Finn, on Flickr

Interor pics taken with endoscope which I already posted in some other thread:

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WIN_20180705_03_18_52_Pro by Modelcar Finn, on Flickr

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WIN_20180705_03_24_20_Pro by Modelcar Finn, on Flickr

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by Tom » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:57 am

Nicely made model, good colour. Your pictures are excellent.

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by LUW » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:50 am

dcast wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:54 am
Wanted to clean the sticker residue, which keep the doors, bonnet and bootlid closed during shipping,
I got royally pissed with those stickers :x
:checkered_flag: Luciano :checkered_flag:

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:28 pm

No new additions but an event to report about Hotwheels Elite Knight Rider KARR model. Noticed today that the scanner LED light didn't work at all so started diagnosing the problem by opening the battery compartment. There the fault was immediatly visible:
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Left battery was buldged and the inside material was partially leaked out. I putted safety glasses on and it was good idea because after I took the middle battery out, moments later the left one exploded! Quite a loud bang!
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These are not the factory original batteries, replaced them in October 2014 and they've been installed in the model until today.
I tested the model with new batteries after cleaning the mess and luckily it still works so it didn't damage the electronics. Regardless I decided to leave it without batteries inside from now on and removed them from the Hotwheels KITT model as well even it still worked just fine but it had even older batteries inside (from 2013).

This is the first time for me that a battery has exploded :shock:

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by Tom » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:40 pm

:shock: I've never heard of those 'button' batteries failing that spectacularly. Glad the model wasn't damaged.

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:56 am

Tom wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:40 pm
:shock: I've never heard of those 'button' batteries failing that spectacularly. Glad the model wasn't damaged.
I've seen batteries leak before and heard that some batteries can explode. That's why I putted safety glasses on "just in case" but I didn't believe it would actually explode so aggressively. Obviously these were some way faulty batteries, maybe some kind of manufacturing error?

Anyway, with my recent haul, bought also two 1/18 figurines, showing both in this post:

American Diorama figurines "50's style figur III" as MCW has put it and Katie the mechanic from same manufacturer:
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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by Tom » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:15 am

She sure looks like she'd be up to her elbows in cv joint grease. :lol:

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:02 am

Tom wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:15 am
She sure looks like she'd be up to her elbows in cv joint grease. :lol:
:lol: white shirt, great choice for car repair, it's not white very long :D

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:39 pm

Comparison pics of the Sunstar 1/18 Escort Mk3 and my Escort Rally toycar from the 80's. Seems the toycar is also 1/18 scale even it doesn't say anywhere what scale it is.
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The toycar has a sticker on the bonnet which says "Rallye Monte Carlo 1981" but couldn't find a rally car like this in that rally so it must be just a fictional one.

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Toy Escort has working front lights and it goes forward and backwards, changes direction by a clicking sound done either by it's own "controller" or just by clicking fingers. 80's electronics seems to last forever as it still works :) Oh and it's rear wheel drive, I guess some real rally Escort Mk3's were also converted to RWD?
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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by Tom » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:18 pm

Hahaha, what a great '80s toy! I don't recall Ford logos that big though...

As for the RWD: http://www.gartrac.com/company/g3escort.htm

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:19 am

Local fleamarket find, Honda S2000 by Maisto. Right hand drive version, silver exterior, black & red interior.
No box so it's dusty but all parts seems to be still there. Minor paint damage in the exterior mirrors but other than that, seems to be in good condition, just needs a good cleaning.
Paid 15 Euros for it.
Here's few pics, just the way it is before cleaning:
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Interior shot shows the dust at it's worst:
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The engine:
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My first Maisto model. What I quickly gathered from web, seems that this model was in production maybe in the early 2000's ?

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by Tom » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:56 am

Good model at a good price, it should clean up nicely. I like the S2000, great fun to drive.

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by JSB33 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:04 am

I always enjoyed rescuing these old Maisto 1:18's. Their paint responds very well to a good polishing.
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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:20 am

Tom wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:56 am
Good model at a good price, it should clean up nicely. I like the S2000, great fun to drive.
Thanks, finished cleaning it finally today :)
JSB33 wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:04 am
I always enjoyed rescuing these old Maisto 1:18's. Their paint responds very well to a good polishing.
Thanks, I like the details Maisto has built into this model, seat belts, nice textures in the interior, etc.

Here's two pics after the cleaning. Interior needed more than just brushing the dust away, had to clean it using moist Q-tips.
I even waxed the model with real car wax:
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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by Tom » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:23 am

That cleaned up really well. You got a bargain.

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