The Italian Job

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The Italian Job

Post by David MG » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:42 am

The basis of the collection to date.

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The Fiat Dino is a Code 3.
I have a red Miura but want to get another for my Lambo. collection. I await an on order, black E Type Coupe.
Have an Alfa Giulia Polizia in my sights, just looking for a few cheapos.
The Val coach, again waiting for a cheapo.
My initial intention is to collect cars of significance. The white Morris van "just blow the bloody doors off" and and the team's LR and Dormobile are to come later.
Have a red Fiat 124S Coupe , the one falling off the transporter, already.
With the plethora of cars in this film could keep me going on this theme for years.
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Re: The Italian Job

Post by JSB33 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:34 am

Nice start already.
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Re: The Italian Job

Post by Stu935 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:26 pm

great start to your Italian Job collection, one of the best car movies ever imo

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Re: The Italian Job

Post by Rat » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:21 pm

That's a great start and the Jag and Fiat look excellent. I'd like to get some cars from the second movie.

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Re: The Italian Job

Post by zimbo » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:28 am

Good start David :)
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Re: The Italian Job

Post by David MG » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:54 am

Best

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Re: The Italian Job

Post by Ozmac » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:20 am

Is that wiper bent?

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Re: The Italian Job

Post by David MG » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:55 am

Ozmac wrote:Is that wiper bent?
Yes. Comes of dusting a black model for photographing !
Now fixed.
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Post by guitardave_1 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:40 am

David MG wrote:
Ozmac wrote:Is that wiper bent?
Yes. Comes of dusting a black model for photographing !
Now fixed.
And the headlight surround too (sorry David).
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Re: The Italian Job

Post by David MG » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:48 am

guitardave_1 wrote:
David MG wrote:
Ozmac wrote:Is that wiper bent?
Yes. Comes of dusting a black model for photographing !
Now fixed.
And the headlight surround too (sorry David).
Also dome. On updated Bests they are using a transparent film with silver edge for headlamp surrounds and just requires a firm rub down. Problem is that when photographed @ 1/18 + the tiniest of faults are exaggerated.
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Re: The Italian Job

Post by David MG » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:36 am

Fast cars and coach.

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Re: The Italian Job

Post by David MG » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:15 am

..........just blow the bloody doors off !!!

Morris Commercial LC5 - Vanguards

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Re: The Italian Job

Post by JSB33 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:34 am

Now that is a neat truckster.
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Re: The Italian Job

Post by zimbo » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:48 am

:lol:
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Re: The Italian Job

Post by Zeus » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:35 pm

What make mini's are you getting?
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Re: The Italian Job

Post by David MG » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:59 am

Zeus wrote:What make mini's are you getting?
Started off with the Corgi set bet the flaws and age of models were not very good. Have now replaced them with Vanguards, again not perfect but an improvement.
As the minis are the focus of the film. I may get them individually at a future date.

CORGI
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VANGUARDS
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And when I can afford £120......................."pretty car" (in a heavy Italian accent).

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Re: The Italian Job

Post by David MG » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:02 am

The Italian fuzz. Need to find Turin decals.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1600 - DeAgostini

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Re: The Italian Job

Post by David MG » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:57 am

Solido

Will need to modify this with ram bars and crane. It will also need windows sprayed in body colour and the radiator turned into a Mk.II'

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Re: The Italian Job

Post by Tom » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:42 am

Nice theme! I've thought about doing this myself, quite a sub-collection.

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Re: The Italian Job

Post by chase-cars » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:18 pm

Bumping an old thread, but do you think there would be any interest in a 1:43 Harrington Legionnaire coach kit? This is one I'm building as 1:32 slot car set but as it's 3D printed I can scale it to 1:43

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Re: The Italian Job

Post by JSB33 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:57 am

That really looks good.
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Re: The Italian Job

Post by Jager » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:09 am

I think this is the first model I've seen 3D printed and it gives an interesting insight into the future of our hobby. I guess its been said before, but perhaps in the future we won't buy our models, we'll simply by a license to 3D print them at home. Will be interesting to see where this takes us in the next 5-10 years.
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Re: The Italian Job

Post by chase-cars » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:56 pm

I've done a bit more on this, Big William is driving, the windows are in, wheels are painted and I've got power to the back of the coach to drive the Minis in. Other than the vacform front and rear windows (and the driver figure), everything else is easy to scale up or down from this 1:32

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Hang on lads...
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Re: The Italian Job

Post by Jager » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:04 am

Your last picture brought a smile to my face. Very creative !
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