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Old 6th October 2009, 07:19   #5371
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here you go.pix of my mini cooper and my Porsche. more to come but I'm sleepy now.
Wow. Your Porsche is looking good. But i see one of the headlamps is missing. Mine came out too, but I stuck it back using glue. The downside is that it looks yellow now.

@diecast,

I was looking for a non M5 bangled 5 series. That is looking good. The wood finish and the door pads look realistic. Any specific reason to buy two cars of the same make?

How much did they cost and how did you get them?


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Your 612 is looking great too. Congrats on the new buy

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Wow. Your Porsche is looking good. But i see one of the headlamps is missing. Mine came out too, but I stuck it back using glue. The downside is that it looks yellow now.

@diecast,

I was looking for a non M5 bangled 5 series. That is looking good. The wood finish and the door pads look realistic. Any specific reason to buy two cars of the same make?

How much did they cost and how did you get them?
@abhishek bmw

Both are from Kyosho and mostly highly detailed 1:18 BMW are made by them .I am great fan of BMW i myself have 3 series .Coming soon is BMW M6 Bronze..

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Wow. Your Porsche is looking good. But i see one of the headlamps is missing. Mine came out too, but I stuck it back using glue. The downside is that it looks yellow now.
hmm.so you noticed it eh. it happened a while ago when i was shifting houses. couldn't do much about it. left it.
I've got more pix to upload. Will do that eventually.
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Nice pictures all of you guys.

@abhishek: I have the 612 in the same colour. The blue one came here later and somehow suits the car more than red.
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i haven't gone to CC2 but i don't think the other two has dedicated scale model stores. but Forum has one which stores AA, the only one in kolkata (i guess).
if you are talking about the store on the 3rd floor (Planet M wala floor), then i found it quite boring - the collections are not to my taste. :(

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Yes they do, check out at there site Homepage
Ritayanda, welcome to the model collector's club. Hope you've seen my collection (if not in flesh, its documented a few pages back in this very thread)

I have seen this page. In fact, one of my models was bought from a modelart store in Inorbit Mumbai. But they dont give any address of a shop in Kolkata.

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There is a mall in Kolkata which has a dedicated Scale model store. Dn't remember which one - it could be any one of the following:

1. South City Mall
2. City Centre 1
3. City Centre 2

No store at Forum, Elgin Road.
Sumantra, are you sure? I havent been to CC2, but am a frequent visitor to the other 2. Dont remember seeing any model stores in either mall. Can you pinpoint the exact location?

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if you are talking about the store on the 3rd floor (Planet M wala floor), then i found it quite boring - the collections are not to my taste. :(
I recollect one store in Forum which is actually a toy store, not a special diecast store. Keeps some diecast model for keeps sake, nothing special.


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i haven't gone to CC2 but i don't think the other two has dedicated scale model stores. but Forum has one which stores AA, the only one in kolkata (i guess).
Ditto
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Delhi does have a Model Art store. I don't know the exact adddress though.
Dippy, i checked the site of model art mentioned by Ritayan.
it 2 stores and both are in Bangalore. :(
In Delhi as far as i know, models are available only in some toy shops of good malls in Noida and Gurgaon.
Theres no specific diecast model shop.
If you have any idea please let me know.
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Yes there is a Model Art shop in Select City Mall, Saket right at the entrance of PVR 1st floor
Thank you so much.
I am surely going to check it out as soon as i get my salary. ;-)

Sorry for not going through the site properly.
there is every info we want to know.

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For your information, Shops around Khan Market have scale models in stock too. But their selection is quite poor.
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Dippy: How you open the bonnet? I never faced such bonnet of 1:18 with so slim front gap;also its a bit tight.I used a plastic toothpick sharp end to open it
Yes the Blue will look damn gorgeous for sure.I saw it in some diecast forum.

diecast: Warm welcome from my side.I dont have any BMW diecast model yet,the reason behind is that,I have wanted to start with a M3 2008 in Red colour,but I couldnt find it.I dont have any of my original cars replica,incidentally.

vivekji05: Thank you very much mate...

@All Dont laugh,I never bought any diecast from Kolkata yet,its again,just an accidental fact.
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Dippy: How you open the bonnet? I never faced such bonnet of 1:18 with so slim front gap;also its a bit tight.I used a plastic toothpick sharp end to open it
Yes the Blue will look damn gorgeous for sure.I saw it in some diecast forum.
Its pretty easy. I didnt need a toothpick. The toughest time I had opening a the front was of my 1:18 Ferrari 360 Challenge. Its a Bburago.
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if you are talking about the store on the 3rd floor (Planet M wala floor), then i found it quite boring - the collections are not to my taste. :(
well that shop is the only one which stores autoart models in kolkata and i got my 1:18 chevelle at less than half the price from there only. keep your eyes open there are a lot of cool cars lying here and there.

some other places-
pantaloons
wonderland toys
starmark

please add if there are any more.

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How you open the bonnet? I never faced such bonnet of 1:18 with so slim front gap;also its a bit tight.I used a plastic toothpick sharp end to open it
use a pin or unscrew the car and add some oil to the hinge to make it free.

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For your information, Shops around Khan Market have scale models in stock too. But their selection is quite poor.
Thank you sir! for the info but i want good models like you have.
I really liked your collection specially the red Range Rover.
It is amazing. Also the 1:87 scale models of jetta and Audi.
They are very detailed(as seen in the pic). I thought i own the most detailed
1:43 Audi Q7, but never imagined so small model can be detailed too.
Where did you get it from?
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Its pretty easy. I didnt need a toothpick. The toughest time I had opening a the front was of my 1:18 Ferrari 360 Challenge. Its a Bburago.
@Dippy, don't you have the door opener, I'm sure some of your models must have come with it... since you have a plethora of AutoArts & the like. Infact, I got one with the Chinese model of my Epica , another with my Pullman & Type 41 Royale. They really come in handy.

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Both are from Kyosho and mostly highly detailed 1:18 BMW are made by them .I am great fan of BMW i myself have 3 series .Coming soon is BMW M6 Bronze..
TRue mate.
Kyosho is best for making detailed models.
I bought a convertible M3 from the BMW Showroom itself, Its from Kyosho
, simply amazing.
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