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Old 16th February 2008, 11:35   #1831
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hi blackadder, I do concur that the RR looks spectacular, but the fact that there are very few details is what puts me off. It does look mighty impressive and casts it shadow on any other cars parked beside it - but details are absent. Let's see if the Spirit of Ecstasy commisions another more detailed version, would definitely pick it up. By the way, the resin model is quite weighty as well.
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Old 17th February 2008, 15:45   #1832
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Volkswagen Drag Bus in 1:18 scale from Hot Wheels Classics. It was a limited edition available on the Hot Wheels collector site.



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Old 17th February 2008, 18:34   #1833
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Hi Guys,

Hey Dippy... Nice collection you got going for you, just managed to view all your models, how long have you been collecting scale die-cast. Also waiting to hear from you about my diecasts, put some images up a few days ago. Will be uploading some more soon.

BEEM3R, you have a mighty good collection too. Seen quite a few more new ones around.

Am trying to build my slowly, all comments are welcome.

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This is the Centy Toys' Amby.

If you have a lot of cash in your pocket, a 1:43 diecast Amby Scale Model (ixo models, germany) is for sale in a shop in Mumbai for a whopping Rs.1650/-
Is the IXO Amby still available and which shop is it. Been wanting one for a while now.
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The Amby is out of stock for the moment so I guess you have to wait some more. It was available at Gift Centre, next to Akbarallys at Fort, Bombay.
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Hi Guys,

Hey Dippy... Nice collection you got going for you, just managed to view all your models, how long have you been collecting scale die-cast. Also waiting to hear from you about my diecasts, put some images up a few days ago. Will be uploading some more soon.

BEEM3R, you have a mighty good collection too. Seen quite a few more new ones around.

Am trying to build my slowly, all comments are welcome.



Is the IXO Amby still available and which shop is it. Been wanting one for a while now.
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Old 19th February 2008, 13:13   #1835
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Has anyone of you checked this site:

www.1-18scalecars.com

This guy has the most amazing and the most exclusive collection I've ever seen.A must watch..
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Old 19th February 2008, 15:56   #1836
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Smile Suhail Al Zarooni - World Record Holder for Scale Models in 2002-2003

This one is for the scale model aficionados. This collection belongs to Suhail Al Zarooni, he was in the Guinness World Records 2002-2003 for having the world's largest collection of scale model cars. These pictures are from sometime in mid-2007 when he displayed a small part of his scale model collection as well as his 1:1 car collection at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.


Mercedes Benz Classic Collection


Presidential Limos


Bugatti Grille


Scale Model Trucks from Pakistan


Display for his collection of scale model Mercedes Benz automobiles


Display for his collection of scale model Mercedes Benz automobiles


Display for his collection of scale model Mercedes Benz automobiles


Pewter Silver models


Display for his collection of scale model Mercedes Benz automobiles


Display for his collection of scale model four wheel drives


Display for his collection of scale model four wheel drives

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He has only about 800 something models. The undoubted King of scale model collection is Personal Page of Allanmodel Gallery Main Zone Featuring a mindnumbing 2200+ 1:18 scale models his collection has cost him over 200,000 Euros. Enjoy !
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Old 19th February 2008, 17:10   #1838
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Cool Suhail Al Zarooni

And here are some of the 1:1 cars in Suhail Al Zarooni's collection









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Thanks Cyrus, Blackadder, Dippy, agspins and RPMPKDMFF... I still havnt got time to buy new display cabinets so not opened some of the cars yet.

RPMKDMFF the Pullman is nice but why did you have to pay 1250AED? I got mine for 700 AED. Anyway Sunstar makes a convertible or 'laundaulet' version of the Pullman, it'll go great with the regular version.

And speaking of Al Zarooni, where do you buy your model cars ? King of Hobbies?
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Thanks for sharing those pics RPM. Looks like he really owns many oil wells to chop up a W140 to serve as a display base. Like that sand dune display as well.
As for the other owner of 1-18scalecars, looks like he is selling his collection on ebay Ireland to fund his slot car hobby. But what a collection.
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Thanks Cyrus, Blackadder, Dippy, agspins and RPMPKDMFF... I still havnt got time to buy new display cabinets so not opened some of the cars yet.

RPMKDMFF the Pullman is nice but why did you have to pay 1250AED? I got mine for 700 AED. Anyway Sunstar makes a convertible or 'laundaulet' version of the Pullman, it'll go great with the regular version.

And speaking of Al Zarooni, where do you buy your model cars ? King of Hobbies?
@BEEM3R, Thanks for the compliment, at the time I went to pick-up the Pullman, the salesman told me the one in store was booked (probably you were the one.. no offence) and he wasn't sure if he would get anymore, so I asked him to ship one down, so I guess he charged extra for that.
I have seen the Pullman version from Sunstar, the finish isn't as good. Have some pictures from one of the review site, will post them soon.

In an interview Zarooni mentioned that he travelled alot and hence was able to build his collection. King of Hobbies is a nice place though, but it seems to have moved from Deira CC. Now the only shops with good scales that I am aware of are Virgin DCC and Exoto, Ibn Battuta. Any of you guys know of any more do let me know
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Old 20th February 2008, 16:54   #1842
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Post Comparison of Pullman - AutoArt (Black) and SunStar (Silver)

These pictures are the comparison between the Pullman models by AutoArt (Black) and SunStar (Silver)









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Virgin DCC ? Virgin at City Center? They have the occassional Kyoshos right? I found some at the Virgin Megastore in Bur Juman.
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Old 21st February 2008, 12:40   #1844
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I found a few GMP models in Virgin DCC at 1:18 scale, the last time I checked they even had a scale of the Scarface car. They also have quite a few scales from Schuco, but in the 1:87 scale I think. They are worth a check though, I picked up the Maybach Exelero from there along with a few Porsche models. Also got a 1:43 scale Willys Overland US Army Jeep although haven't heard about the brand - Victoria
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Talking New models

Few pictures of my latest additions...

First is a 1:64 1970 Plymouth HEMI Cuda convertible from Greenlight - Barrett Jackson Auction Block. The actual car sold at the auction for US$2,160,000. The scale features an opening hood as well.








The second is a 40th Anniversary Edition for the Chevrolet Camaro, it is also in 1:64 scale and features a 1967 Camaro in white with racing stripes and a identically painted 2006 Camaro Concept car, which in all likeliness will be released as a 2009/10 model.

Excuse the Corvette logo on the top, was running out of space and decided to put it alongwith my 1:18 Corvettes.

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