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Old 19th April 2008, 14:00   #2296
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i think it is 1:18 when comparing with my other models.
but its not written on the chassis - Made In China and I bought it a while back at Westside - you cant get Defender Scale Models at Auto Art or anywhere - I even looked for them in England and got a Landrover Defender Pickup version from Corgi as well as a bunch of tiny little landrovers in a boxed set from Hamleys - but frankly none of these are as good as what one used to get around 30-35 years ago - the ones my Dad used to bring me as a kid were first class - all made in England those days by Lesney toys!

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how much do you roughly spend on your models? hamleys is quiet expensive
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Old 19th April 2008, 15:01   #2297
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Old 19th April 2008, 17:17   #2298
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yes I agree Hamleys is a bit expensive - maybe 10-15 GBP per Boxed set and about 6-9 GBP for individual models.But worth every penny - I love that shop. Usually spend hours there whenever I do go.
but if you ask me, while say,AutoArt little models are about 600 odd bucks, their detailing is so good that they are worth it.
unfortunately they never seem to have the landrovers and other jeep type models available -most of those are chinese made and available in less exclusive brandnames.
but for me, if it looks attractive and has reasonable attention to detail I dont mind buying. My wife also gives me quite a few as gifts now and then, since she is good enough to indulge these interests of mine!
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Old 19th April 2008, 18:30   #2299
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Default Some of my Landrover Defenders

these are some of the landrover defenders Ive got models of
the Corgi Blue one is a classic - 1960's pickup type used by farmers in the UK and one of only 3000 pieces ever made.

the little multicoloured set from hamleys contains several different adaptations of the defender and the little blue and white ones are todays variety frm matchbox
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Default Some classic cars

here are some classics - lancia, aston martin and Jag!
the lancia aurelia 1951 which comes in Tintin - The Calculus Affair, the Lancia Flaminia 1960 - one of the most beautiful and evocative shapes ever! Bought these models at the Lancia Centenary celebrations in London last September - fantastic line up including the car Mussolini used to stand up in and shout his Fascist Speeches from!
Amazing experience - there was even a Lancia Stratos which was so classy you cant believe it!

then there is the beautiful Aston Martin DB5 - James Bond Special Edition
and that lovely Jag!
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Default Some trucks and a classic 1950's post war Oil Tanker from the UK

here are some other lovely ones - the concrete mixer and a modern Oiltanker plus my favourite which is the green 1950's post war oil tanker from the UK - another classic which I had been looking for,for years and finally got!
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AMG mercedes - AutoArt - first class finish and detailing as one can see!
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Old 19th April 2008, 19:48   #2303
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hey you know what
since you are in sharjah go over to the mall ibn battuta in dubai (the mall that has ancient chinese, egyptian and so on) and go to a shop there called scuderia ferrari
you will see some superb getups there - original driver kits, goggles etc and some scale models which are mouthwatering
also some classic and cult dvds of aston martin, landrover and so on

worth visiting

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Nice Defenders shankar. I never found a 1:18 Defender yet, it is truly a classic. I have the white Matchbox version though, also have the Range Rover Sport and Range Stormer in 1:64.
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Hey guys....Just posting some of my 1:12 bikes here...

The CBR 1000RR, the Gixxer 1000, The Duke 999, Stoner's Ducati, the Aprilia (didn't come out too well though).

Sorry...Didn't have enough time to find a good backdrop and snap them.
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Lovely Pictures. Lovely bikes. What cars do you have buddy?

UPDATE ON INFINTY MALL MODELS-
At Westside-Carerra GT
SLR McLaren
Mercedes CLS
A few kits.

At the store on the top floor( Dont remember the name) -Merc SLK
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Lambo Murci
Lots of Kits.

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Guys, don't miss this, click

Working subwoofer in a model car
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Working subwoofer in a model car
Where do you find all these great sites i cant understand!!
Amazing Find. That btw is a JADA.
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Where do you find all these great sites i cant understand!!
Amazing Find. That btw is a JADA.
Gooooooogle zindaabaad!
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Old 20th April 2008, 01:38   #2309
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hey you know what
since you are in sharjah go over to the mall ibn battuta in dubai (the mall that has ancient chinese, egyptian and so on) and go to a shop there called scuderia ferrari
you will see some superb getups there - original driver kits, goggles etc and some scale models which are mouthwatering
also some classic and cult dvds of aston martin, landrover and so on

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You must be talking about Exoto Tifosi... been there, happen to have a few models from there. They have excellent stuff.
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probably - my credit card was charged to Scuderia Ferrari with all the stuff I bought there thats why I thought that was the name. At any rate as you come out of that shop and turn left, they have that HUGE ship as a centre piece if I remember right.
But that shop has some brill stuff - I like it a lot.
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You must be talking about Exoto Tifosi... been there, happen to have a few models from there. They have excellent stuff.
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