Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th March 2008, 10:47   #1906
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dubai-Chennai
Posts: 304
Thanked: 10 Times
Default

@RPMPKDMFF: Nice collection. What is the black car next to the Pullman? And is that a Mustang GT Eleanor? What make? And the Enzo?

Since you like vettes so much you should check out some of the ones at Exoto Tifosi.
BEEM3R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 15:20   #1907
BHPian
 
RPMPKDMFF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sharjah
Posts: 169
Thanked: 27 Times
Default

@blackadder - didnt think many would notice the cloth, but yeah it is nice one, have another with bikes, use it as a curtain... nice 500 out there.

@BEEM3R - Thanks for the compliment mate. The car at the side of the Pullman is a Chevrolet Epica, got it cause I have a 1:1 Epica. It is a Chinese dealer model, picked it up on e-bay, even the Toyota Corolla and Landcruiser were available from the same vendor. All in 1:18, they are priced in the same range as the AutoArt models. The quality is quite good, and it features four opening doors, opening hood & boot, working steering and suspension, carpeting and foldable side view mirrors. YES that is the Mustang GT Eleanor from Shelby Collectibles, the Enzo is from Hot Wheels, got it as a gift.

And on the topic of Corvettes & Exoto, well the golden car next to the Dodge Charger is a Corvette from Exoto, the official color is Suzuka Sun. It is extremely well detailed and is quite heavy compared to the rest. Will post some pictures. Also have a 1:1 Corvette badge right from the dealership, and a 1:64 Corvette C6 from Greenlight.

I have three vehicles from Exoto so far, a UN livery HMMWV (1:43), Alfa Romeo 500 Ferrari Transporter (1:43) and the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe (1:18).
RPMPKDMFF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 15:38   #1908
Senior - BHPian
 
amit V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: kolkata
Posts: 1,066
Thanked: 188 Times
Default

@ RPMPKDMFF wat is the red & black pickup in front of the elanor?? is it a 32 ford pickup? please give me a detailed description.
amit V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 15:58   #1909
BHPian
 
RPMPKDMFF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sharjah
Posts: 169
Thanked: 27 Times
Post 1931 Ford Model A Tow Truck

@ amit V8 - It is a 1:18, 1931 Ford Model A Tow Truck from Signature Models. Red on Black. Functioning Steering Wheel. Workable tailgate & pulley system. Opening doors & hood. The measurements are 8.75"Lx 3.25"Wx 3.5"H
RPMPKDMFF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 16:00   #1910
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dubai-Chennai
Posts: 304
Thanked: 10 Times
Default

RPMPKDMFF : Haha the reason I mentioned the Exoto Vettes was cause I saw the golden vette and I was thinking "I could swear Ive seen that Exoto". And the epica looked like an epica but didnt know if anyone made it. I have the Chevy S-RV or H-RV as sold in China by the same company. Ive been eyeing a landcruiser at King of Hobbies but theyre pricing it more like a BBR than an Autoart.

I like that C4 what make is that? The Orange Hummer H1 also looks like an Exoto from the pic.

I love the Eleanor. I want one myself. Where did you get it? I want to source it.
BEEM3R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 16:24   #1911
BHPian
 
RPMPKDMFF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sharjah
Posts: 169
Thanked: 27 Times
Post

@BEEM3R - I think I saw the Land Cruiser on souq.com sometime back, it was going at ~AED700. Pretty nice design and features, similar to the Epica, but it is quite pricey for an unknown brand.

The C4 is a Maisto Special Edition, picked it up recently. The Orange H1 is the 10th Anniversary edition from Maisto Premium Edition, workable steering and suspension, opening doors and hood. Am waiting for a chance to pick up the H1 from Exoto.

Got the Eleanor from the US, but if I am not mistaken, did see it in King of Hobbies once, not sure about the price though.cheers:
RPMPKDMFF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 17:08   #1912
BHPian
 
RPMPKDMFF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sharjah
Posts: 169
Thanked: 27 Times
Post

Here are a couple of new models, 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 & 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible. Both from Greenlight Collectibles.

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/2...e164001ws3.jpg

More to come.
RPMPKDMFF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 17:12   #1913
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 1
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Beem3r, I have seen the Landcruiser at Nikhil's shop. I think it retails for Rs. 4K, the same as a Corolla. Only the Skoda Octavia Laura is priced at Rs. 5K. The models are as good as Autoarts but they do not qualify for BBR prices. Some of these nameless Chinese models are on par with Aa and Kyosho.
I would love to have a model of a black Corolla and also a Fiat Palio in red and gold Siena. Seen it a couple of times on Ebay too. I wish Nikhil could have sourced them.
blackadder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 17:59   #1914
BHPian
 
RPMPKDMFF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sharjah
Posts: 169
Thanked: 27 Times
Default

@blackadder, agree with you on the price and quality of the Chinese dealer models. It is good competition for AutoArt and Kyosho, especially since they offer the daily drivers in 1:18 scale, unlike the Mercs, Beemers, Audis, Corvette and such from AA & Kyosho. Some are priced reasonably, like my Epica I picked up for AED 325 inclusive of shipping from Hong Kong. But the Landcruiser and Epica that were available on the local shopping site were retailing for over AED 700.
RPMPKDMFF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 19:45   #1915
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dubai-Chennai
Posts: 304
Thanked: 10 Times
Default

According to the Guy who owns King of Hobbies here in Dubai, almost all the scale models are made in the same factory in China. Just like all laptops are made in the same factory in Taiwan. Supposedly AutoArt, Kyosho and so on each of them order slightly more detailed cars than others and charge a premium. Im sure the everyday cars are made by the same company. A New company with no experience cant churn out cars like this. If they look any less attractive than the Kyoshos and AutoArts in my opinion its cause they make all Chinese market cars. And so some of them have the additional chrome strips and what not.

@Blackadder: These cars, the black Corolla, Red Palio and Gold Siena, are they personal cars of yours? That'll be great. Ive always wanted to click pictures of my cars 1:1 and 1:18 maybe with my dad and title them "Boys with Toys" :P
BEEM3R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 20:12   #1916
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 1
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Beem3r, the black Corolla would be for my wife. She says the Toyota looks best in that color. The Siena for me and the Palio for a good pal.
You are right about the factories making the diecast too. I am sure the models by Autoart and Kyosho are outsourced. No company could afford to churn out so many models at one time. ANd just think about the labor they would need.

Last edited by blackadder : 9th March 2008 at 20:14.
blackadder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 22:53   #1917
BHPian
 
RPMPKDMFF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sharjah
Posts: 169
Thanked: 27 Times
Default

@BEEM3R, blackadder - I guess pretty much everything is coming from China now. Luxury goods, toys, electronics... you name it they have it. Even my Hot Wheels are coming from China now. But I have a Alfa Romeo 500 Ferrari Transporter which happens to be made in UAE and also have a few Matchbox 'Models of Yesteryears' branded under Lesney and made in UK

But majority of the cars are coming from China now, that's true.
RPMPKDMFF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 22:58   #1918
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 1
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Exoto is supposed to be shifting its manufacturing base to Dubai. It seems there were quality issues with its vendor in China. Maybe Exotos will get cheaper for you guys in DXB.
blackadder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 23:01   #1919
BHPian
 
RPMPKDMFF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sharjah
Posts: 169
Thanked: 27 Times
Post

YIPPIE. All the better to collect them my dear. By the way, here is transporter truck from Exoto.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/1...ales057bh7.jpg

Last edited by RPMPKDMFF : 9th March 2008 at 23:04.
RPMPKDMFF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 23:14   #1920
BHPian
 
RPMPKDMFF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sharjah
Posts: 169
Thanked: 27 Times
Post Matchbox 'Model of Yesteryears'

Here are the Matchbox 'Models of Yesteryears'

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/3...ales059la1.jpg

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/1...ales060fp1.jpg

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4...ales061ru0.jpg
RPMPKDMFF is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First time Modification on a scale model car! dirtbag Shifting gears 20 16th August 2015 03:07
Autofest City - India's largest scale model collection neiltopaz Shifting gears 30 28th July 2015 11:24
My artistic Scale Model Pics Stratos Shifting gears 11 8th December 2013 18:21
Design Ideas For a Scale model Showcase. Cyrus43 Shifting gears 7 5th October 2013 02:19
Favourite Scale model brand Beeman Shifting gears 36 22nd February 2010 14:36


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 14:04.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks