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Old 1st April 2008, 00:16   #2161
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[COLOR=#eee]Guys, check out this old post

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1:43 Diecast HM Ambassador1


1:43 Morris Oxford



You can get non-standard aftermarket chrome wheel caps with a three-pointed star embossed.
When the wheel spins, each of the three light-facing surfaces of the star flash a reflection,
giving a cute Mercedes-Benz star like effect.
However these hubcaps were aftermarket and seen on very few Hindustan Ambassadors. They were certainly not stock.

The tall bumper overriders came on the original Hindustan Ambassador and were replaced on the Mark II with smaller curved ones. (The Mark IV came with black rubber overriders). The ones in both models are the tall ones that strictly belong only in the black car (Ambassador 1957-1962) below.

The brown Ambassador Model is a (1975-1979) Mark III wearing a (1979-1990) Mark IV grille.
The Mark III grille was so wide that the parking lights had to be farther apart center-to-center than the headlamps.

The solid bonnet ornament in the brown model is correct for an Ambassador Mark III. It is out of place on the black car below. The old original Ambassador had a bonnet ornament that was thinner, more art-deco and had a chrome "H" in a maroon circle.

The models are therefore somehow a hotch-potch of multiple Ambassador models.

Where is the correctness, one usually finds in model brands like Franklin Mint, Brooklin models, Solido and Box.

Does anybody remember when the opposing wipers were replaced with ones that park near-parallely on the left?

Wonder how authentic the rear of the black car is. It should have round conical turn signal and tail-lights, while the brown car should have flat ones.

The dashboard of the black car should have the bulging upper surface in the center of the car. Not above the steering position. On the other hand the instrument cowl on the brown Mark III is in the right place.

What's the name of the German manufacturer of these 1:43 die-casts?

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Thanks for the link Salil. What were Ixo thinking while they made the model? RPM, if you have some other 1:43s to compare, you might notice that the Amby is larger than even some of the SUV models. Didn't mean to upset you. The model is nice, but I am not thankful to Ixo for messing up a legendary car, (atleast for Indians.)
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HERE is a new mod to the EVO. I am Gettin bored now.

Put BBS style Wheels and an End Can
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Thanks for the link Salil. What were Ixo thinking while they made the model? RPM, if you have some other 1:43s to compare, you might notice that the Amby is larger than even some of the SUV models. Didn't mean to upset you. The model is nice, but I am not thankful to Ixo for messing up a legendary car, (atleast for Indians.)

I have a few 1:43s but not check them against the Amby yet, while I do look for authentic details, I felt I had to forego a bit on this particular model, since I am unaware of anyother Hindustan Ambassador models in diecast. As I mention in an earlier post, the only other Amby models on the market are plastic. Maybe IXO needs to market the Amby as a Diecast model sans the scale, anyways I am just glad that I have atleast one 'Diecast' model of the beloved Ambassador. Regardless of what scale it is.
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RPMPKDMFF congrats on the Amby. I love the amby so much that I would buy this one model even though its 1:43 though I strictly collect only 1:18s. (blackadder is probably muttering under his breath). I dont think IXO got official drawings from HM for this car. So they might have found This particular Amby somewhere in India or even in Europe as someone might have imported it there for novelty and modelled the scale model based on that. Thats the only thing that would explain this being pot pourri of Ambys. But I reiterate RPMPKDMFF (dude you need a shorter nick) enjoy the car and its a great buy.
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RPMPKDMFF congrats on the Amby. I love the amby so much that I would buy this one model even though its 1:43 though I strictly collect only 1:18s. (blackadder is probably muttering under his breath). I dont think IXO got official drawings from HM for this car. So they might have found This particular Amby somewhere in India or even in Europe as someone might have imported it there for novelty and modelled the scale model based on that. Thats the only thing that would explain this being pot pourri of Ambys. But I reiterate RPMPKDMFF (dude you need a shorter nick) enjoy the car and its a great buy.
Thanks BEEM3R, am more than happy with the Amby. As for my nick, you can call me RPM, I know there is another member with a similar connotation, but his is R.P.M. so omit the dots for me
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nice amby there.. and folks since you have seen my collection.. ( partial though) in the previous pages.. can you guys please suggest me to do some modding on my stuff? i have started collecting scale models since almost 10 years now.. those models havent posted yet. but never have modded any of them..

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suggestions are welcome.
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Nothing sensational apart from the regular stuff which includes some 1:18/1:24 cars and lots of Kinsmart Cars in the scale of 1:28 to 1:36 which includes a previous gen Ford Focus.... and some badly detailed Sunway toys manufactured diecast Scorpio, Innova, Swift and so on.

By the way, BHPian 300 KMPH found a plastic but decently detailed scale model of the good old Tata Truck.



Link to the original post.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/466187-post916.html

In my very first post, I was talking about the scale model of Tata 407 made by Funtoyz. My friend owns these two models, a Tata 407 and an Ashok Leyland Cargo. Here's a pic



thats soem good collection.. i had a scale model of DCM Toyota Dyna some years back.. wish i had it now..
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Hahaha Beem3r. I am doing cart wheels with joy just imagining you paying for your first 1:43.
RPM, do enjoy the Amby like Beem3r said. I would have liked one too but it would dwarf the few 1:43s I have and hence wouldn't be able to enjoy it on its own merits. I think I am that anal about models being strict to scale.
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I think I am that anal about models being strict to scale.
Oye Adder, What are you again?
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nice amby there.. and folks since you have seen my collection.. ( partial though) in the previous pages.. can you guys please suggest me to do some modding on my stuff? i have started collecting scale models since almost 10 years now.. those models havent posted yet. but never have modded any of them..

so,

suggestions are welcome.
Do one thing. Put up pictures of your 1:24 Model cars which are not that important to you. I will guide you step by step on how to mod them
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Its just what you read Cyrus....atleast when it comes to diecast.
Been to Inorbit Crosswords today and they have the Audi RS4 convertible in black, Audi R8 in silver, Cadillac ElDorado in red (new color) and a BMW M6 in blue. All by Maisto in 1:18. They also had a black SLK and 997 Carrera. The SLK looked pretty nice.
The R8 is rough around the edges and is a step down for Maisto. So also the RS4. The M6 needs bigger wheels and lower profile tires. The kidney grill is wonky in the one example I happened to hold. The engine in the 997 is the pits. Never seen a worser engine. The body is nice though and I hope Maisto can make the 997 Turbo in coupe form soon.

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Forgot to add that Lifestyle Inorbit is offering a 40% off on their Burago 1:24 models. Some nice cars out there too, Alfa Romeo 156s in various police versions, a white Countach, some Murcielagos, Range Rovers (again in police colors), Fiat Puntos...some more which I cannot remember now. I think the models now cost around 300 bucks with the discount.
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Holy !##! i want to go to inorbit as soon as possible. Want another 1:18. Ohh damn i forgot. Cant buy it!! Dad has banned me.
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