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Old 26th July 2008, 00:46   #2746
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Guys, I am in a fix. Please help me decide between these two.

The Reventon...
2008 Lamborghini Reventon diecast model car 1:18 scale die cast by Burago - 11029


Or the new Alfa 8C competitzione...
2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione diecast model car 1:18 scale die cast by Welly - Yellow 18013w
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Old 26th July 2008, 08:41   #2747
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I would definately go for the Reventon.. the 8C finish does not look good in pics..
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Old 27th July 2008, 10:13   #2748
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Cyrus : dude definatly the reventon
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Cyrus,

It has to be the Reventon. PERIOD.
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Old 27th July 2008, 13:00   #2750
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Here are two magnificent German machines. The Mercedes Benz SSKL, 1931, in which Rudolf Caracciola won the Mille Miglia and the Fokker Dr.1,Triplane made famous by Baron Von Richthofen. the German ace. The Merc is a Bburago 1:18 and the Triplane is a 1:48 New Ray plastic kit assembled by me.
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Old 27th July 2008, 13:22   #2751
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Wow dussey. You seem to have a fetish for Mercs i see. Or is it all things german..??

Is the Mercedes Model 1:18??

Edit-I love the dashboard and the exhausts..
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Wow dussey. You seem to have a fetish for Mercs i see. Or is it all things german..??

Is the Mercedes Model 1:18??

Edit-I love the dashboard and the exhausts..
Yes I do have preferences for the Merc as they are great machines and very well built.Moreso,because I am restoring a 1938 Merc Type 170V (real one). Not to worry, you will see other marques too. I thought the Fokker Triplane and the Merc compliment each other, in the sky as well as the ground !!
The Merc is a Bburrago 1 : 18.
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Anyone has bought the "Welly" brand. How good or bad is it?
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Anyone has bought the "Welly" brand. How good or bad is it?
I am considering buying a Welly. But not until I get conformation that it has quality as good or better than MotorMax and Maisto...
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I did see some of the Welly brand at a local toy store - i guess they were 1:24. didnt get to have a good look but the packaging looked horrible.
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Dussey!
Fantastic.
White was the Racing colour of the old Mercedes cars in the '30 's! Lovely!
This is a bit OT but I m a fan of the old First World War planes too. Comes of reading too much "Biggles" I guess!
I went specifically to the RAF Museum in Hendon, North London to view and spend time with those beautiful aircraft.
Do get in touch if you are also of a similar set of interests!
Let me know and I ll PM you my email and phone no.
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Hi folks,
Here are two magnificent German machines. The Mercedes Benz SSKL, 1931, in which Rudolf Caracciola won the Mille Miglia and the Fokker Dr.1,Triplane made famous by Baron Von Richthofen. the German ace. The Merc is a Bburago 1:18 and the Triplane is a 1:48 New Ray plastic kit assembled by me.
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Dussey!
Fantastic.
White was the Racing colour of the old Mercedes cars in the '30 's! Lovely!
This is a bit OT but I m a fan of the old First World War planes too. Comes of reading too much "Biggles" I guess!
I went specifically to the RAF Museum in Hendon, North London to view and spend time with those beautiful aircraft.
Do get in touch if you are also of a similar set of interests!
Let me know and I ll PM you my email and phone no.
Cheers
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Thanks,Shankar.balan. Yes I am a Aircraft enthusiast too.,especially WW1 & WW2. I have always wanted to see the RAF Museum when I am in London,but since most times its with family,other things take precedence.Maybe I will make it one day. I have a small collection of aircraft models too. Used to do a bit of aeromodelling long ago. Now vintage/Classic cars and bikes ,(both the real ones and scale models) are my preference. Please do PM your mail Id & phone and keep in touch.
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@Cyrus: The Reventon is a better buy anyday. The Alfa is by Welly and the quality is not upto Bburago or Maisto. I have a Vw New Beetle by Welly. Quality is ok ok. I have compared it with the Bburago Beetle and the Welly is not as good.
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look at the seat belt in the last but one pic..
I must say attention to detail is great in this model
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