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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:34 am
by Simon
Otto BMW M3 (E36) Cabriolet

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:08 am
by zimbo
That 2002 looks superb!! :o

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:16 pm
by GarageOnAWall
Have never seen the 'modern' 2002 before. Don't know what to say :? It looks 1M based but the body work makes me think 'Transformers' :P I guess strangers things have happened like Mazda engineered Fiats and a BMW-based Toyota Supra. All very interesting none the less :)

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:33 am
by Simon
GT Spirit Shelby Super Snake

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:24 am
by JSB33
My Ford dealer has a Shelby and a Bullit Mustang in stock right now. Talk about serious lust! I think I would have to go with the Bullit but either pick is a winner.

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:43 am
by zimbo
JSB33 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:24 am
My Ford dealer has a Shelby and a Bullit Mustang in stock right now. Talk about serious lust! I think I would have to go with the Bullit but either pick is a winner.
Need a pic of that bullit Mustang, think they look amazing!! Nice Shelby Simon, but i have my awesome white and blue GT350 R already so dont need or have space for another Mustang sadly lol.

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:36 pm
by Tom
That looks fab! Love the i8 in orange too.

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:51 am
by Simon
JSB33 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:24 am
My Ford dealer has a Shelby and a Bullit Mustang in stock right now. Talk about serious lust! I think I would have to go with the Bullit but either pick is a winner.
Think I'd go for the Bullit Mustang too.
zimbo wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:43 am
JSB33 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:24 am
My Ford dealer has a Shelby and a Bullit Mustang in stock right now. Talk about serious lust! I think I would have to go with the Bullit but either pick is a winner.
Need a pic of that bullit Mustang, think they look amazing!! Nice Shelby Simon, but i have my awesome white and blue GT350 R already so dont need or have space for another Mustang sadly lol.
Thanks Alistair.....I have the white GT350R too, and have the new updated orange GT Spirit version ordered too.
Tom wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:36 pm
That looks fab! Love the i8 in orange too.
Thanks Tom......good to see you back (and commenting on my posts!).

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:57 am
by Simon
Next up is the Otto Escort RS Cosworth.......was lead to believe that this was going to be in Imperial Blue like my Racing Puma, but clearly it's not. Not sure this is a keeper to be honest.

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:55 pm
by Tom
Incredibly cool.

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:18 am
by Simon
My first 1:18 Almost Real model in my collection, and it's a stunner!

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:30 pm
by GarageOnAWall
Stunner indeed! Not usually a fan of openings but this looks exceptional with panel gaps smaller to scale than the 1:1 :lol: The 1970-1995 Range Rover really was one of the finest designs before or since to my mind.

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:46 pm
by zimbo
Agreed that certainly does look stunning!! Dont have any 'Almost Real' stuff in my collection, but might have to have a nosey at maybe adding one this year assuming a suitable candidate can be found... :lol:

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:12 am
by JSB33
I was going to comment how much I like the Ford until I saw the Range Rover. Wow is that nice!

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:01 am
by scalainj
That's a super addition mate (as i said at the time)
Still contemplating whether i need one

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:10 am
by The Maltings
The Range Rover is out of my collecting scope but what a superb looking model. Think they have raised the bar with those rear hatch struts and bonnet hinges. Remember a neighbour having one in that colour which again appears spot on.

Otto Cossie is nice but occasionally they do drop the ball and know other Ford fans have had reservations about the paint. Also like my rally version the rims seem a tad small compared to the 1:1 and the UT/Minichamps offerings.

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:13 am
by Simon
GarageOnAWall wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Stunner indeed! Not usually a fan of openings but this looks exceptional with panel gaps smaller to scale than the 1:1 :lol: The 1970-1995 Range Rover really was one of the finest designs before or since to my mind.
Me neither, quite happy with sealed models......but this is done really well.
zimbo wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Agreed that certainly does look stunning!! Dont have any 'Almost Real' stuff in my collection, but might have to have a nosey at maybe adding one this year assuming a suitable candidate can be found... :lol:
They do the Mercedes AMG GT-R in green! The Camel Land Rovers they have released look good too.
JSB33 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:12 am
I was going to comment how much I like the Ford until I saw the Range Rover. Wow is that nice!
Thanks Jeff
scalainj wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:01 am
That's a super addition mate (as i said at the time)
Still contemplating whether i need one
Cheers Andy. What colour would you go for?
The Maltings wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:10 am
The Range Rover is out of my collecting scope but what a superb looking model. Think they have raised the bar with those rear hatch struts and bonnet hinges. Remember a neighbour having one in that colour which again appears spot on.

Otto Cossie is nice but occasionally they do drop the ball and know other Ford fans have had reservations about the paint. Also like my rally version the rims seem a tad small compared to the 1:1 and the UT/Minichamps offerings.
The RR is certainly a well made model.

"Nice" about sums up this Otto Cossie.

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:19 am
by Simon
Otto Ford RS Focus 'Red Edition'

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:35 am
by zimbo
Ooh thats also very nice, red edition, wonder if they'll do a version of the Heritage edition also? 8-)

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:36 am
by Simon
zimbo wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:35 am
Ooh thats also very nice, red edition, wonder if they'll do a version of the Heritage edition also? 8-)
Thanks Alistair.......hoping they do the Heritage Edition....they might as well milk the mould for all they can get!

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:39 am
by Simon
Another Otto, another Focus RS......this time the 'Final Edition' which was limited to 300 (the model rather than the 1:1).

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:56 am
by GarageOnAWall
I actually prefer the red Focus although that's probably sacrilege for the brand :P We can actually get the 1:1 RS in the US, although I've never seen one one the street. I guess most would rather have a V8 Mustang GT for about the same price?

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:56 am
by Simon
GarageOnAWall wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:56 am
I actually prefer the red Focus although that's probably sacrilege for the brand :P We can actually get the 1:1 RS in the US, although I've never seen one one the street. I guess most would rather have a V8 Mustang GT for about the same price?
Think the Mustang V8 is at least £10k more than the Focus RS over here in the UK.

Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:00 am
by Simon
Next up is a Xmas pressie from Mrs Simon. My first Technomodel, and a model I've been after in 1:18 scale for several years. The 1:1 would also feature in my lottery win dream garage!

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

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