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Old 6th October 2009, 16:22   #5386
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@ Amit - where is the Starmark store? Mani Square Mall?

@ Amit / Aniket(pred'r) - I have tried my best to search all stores to my knowledge in search of scale models. Found good ones at Pantaloons (all outlets), Shoppers' Stop (all outlets), Westside, Crossword, Forum wala Store. Few are good but beyond my budget. I wanted to get one of the R35 GTRs (white & Silver) - but there are too many of them on the form.

Wonderland toys - well i didn't come across a single piece when i went there (Gariahat & Park Street)
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Old 6th October 2009, 16:26   #5387
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@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.

Really? I had no idea at all. Can you post a pic of what it looks like? I didnt see anything in my Autoart boxes.
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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.

..:: Modelartindia.com ::..
well their website is not updated regularly and the best would be to call them and have their current stock list over mail. I did used to get them earlier.
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[quote=amit V8;1516922]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.
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Ya some times you can get real lucky, Landmark in Spencer Plaza Chennai would give super cool 1:18 cars with battered boxes at 50% discount . Got my 722 mercedes @ 650 bucks (cover price of 1395). I regrett moving out of that city. Here is the picture of her.

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Old 6th October 2009, 22:20   #5390
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well their website is not updated regularly and the best would be to call them and have their current stock list over mail. I did used to get them earlier.
Thank you for the advice. Surely gonna do that.



Friends- my first pics in this thread.


THe Whole Collection-prettyless, Want to increase it significantly.
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@ Amit - where is the Starmark store? Mani Square Mall?
After reading Manish's post : Where is that shop Amit?

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Really? I had no idea at all. Can you post a pic of what it looks like? I didnt see anything in my Autoart boxes.
I have never seen too..
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Really? I had no idea at all. Can you post a pic of what it looks like? I didnt see anything in my Autoart boxes.
I got back home and took a few pictures of some of the tools. All of them are the same design, one narrow tip to open the bonnet/boot, and a . I got one each with the MB600 Pullman(AutoArt), Bugatti Type 41 Royale(Minichamps Bauer) & Chevy Epica(GM China). Additionally, I got a pair of tweezers with the Royale & a small unlocker for the hydraulic jacks on my Nissan R89C. The unlocker can be seen in the first picture, just in front of the tire. The last picture shows the tool used to remove the lugnuts for the R89C, so that the wheels may be removed.
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Old 7th October 2009, 00:12   #5393
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@ Amit - where is the Starmark store? Mani Square Mall?
the shop is at elgin road at the top floor of emami landmark.
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@ Amit: Many many thanks.

@RPMPKDMFF:Thats cool.From the pics its clear that those instruments are nicely done too.

@car-o-phile:Welcome for your first post of collection pics

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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
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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.

FLIP IT OVER!!!! And Pat its nderbody. Thats how I open the hood on mine.

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Gosh!! these guys have none of the new ones or none of the old stock that they have lying around on their website!!
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FLIP IT OVER!!!! And Pat its nderbody. Thats how I open the hood on mine.
Me too use that method.But it does not work for this one.I will "oil my own machine" tomorrow-hope it will make the hinge a bit easy.

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Dont use oil. You might damage or stain the paint.
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Has anyone tried applying Formula One wax on the scale models? - works great (i have waxed the M5, GTR, Mustang, Panda & Challenger)

I usually let the doors and hood live in peace.

I am planning to buy one of the following (1:24):

1. Nissan R35 GTR (White/Silver)
2. F430 (Red)

which one should i pick?
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Has anyone tried applying Formula One wax on the scale models? - works great (i have waxed the M5, GTR, Mustang, Panda & Challenger)

I usually let the doors and hood live in peace.

I am planning to buy one of the following (1:24):

1. Nissan R35 GTR (White/Silver)
2. F430 (Red)

which one should i pick?
I've been using MIN cream on all my models after Dippy reccomended it and it works great!!

The GT-R is a very common model so I'd probably say get the F430. Then again I like the GT-R a lot more than the F430 so its a tough call.

Is 1:24 the scale you collect in? If not 1:18 I'd suggest you collect 1:43. There are so many cars out there in 1:43 and storage becomes really easy once you get obsessive like I have. Sorry for not posting in a bit but my collection has increased slightly since I last listed it. Here's what my current collection stands at -

01 1991 Bugatti EB110 - Bburago
02 1989 Lexus LS 400 - Road Tough
03 1964 Shelby Cobra - Road Tough
04 1989 Ferrari 348 - Bburago
05 1991 ferrari 348tb Evoluzione - Bburago
06 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rosa - Bburago
07 1989 Mercedes-Benz 500SL - Maisto
08 1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK - Bburago
09 1954 Mercedes 300 SL - Bburago
10 1993 Porsche Boxster Concept - Maisto
11 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera - Bburago
12 1951 Porsche 356 B - Bburago
13 1950 GMC Suburban - Mira
14 1996 Dodge Viper Coupe - Bburago
15 1992 Dodge Viper Convertible - Bburago
16 1990 BMW 850i - Road Legends
17 1992 Ferrari 456 - Bburago
18 1959 CadillaC Eldorado Biaritz - Maisto
19 2005 Mclaren mp4-20 Kimi Raikonnen - Hotwheels
20 1992 Toyota Land Cruiser - Road Tough
21 2003 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish - Bburago
22 Hummer H2 - Maisto
23 Lamborghini LP640 - Maisto
24 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera - Maisto
25 BMW M5 - Maisto
26 Porsche Carrera - Maisto
27 Mercedes Benz SLR - Maisto
28 Mercedes Benz SL500 - Maisto
29 Mercedes Benz 500k - Maisto
30 Audi R8 - Maisto
31 Lamborghini Reventon - Bburago
32 VW Beetle - Bburago
33 Hummer H1 - Maisto
34 Mercedes Benz S Klasse - Auto Art
35 Mercedes Benz 600 Pullman - Auto Art
36 Morris Minor - Minichamps
37 Mitsubishi Evo IX - Auto Art
38 Bugatti Veyron - Auto Art
39 Maybach 62 - Auto Art
40 Mercedes Benz E320 - Auto Art
41 Jaguar XK - Auto Art
42 Maserati Gran Turismo - Mondo Motors
43 Lamborghini Miura - Kyosho
44 Lancia Delta Integrale - Kyosho
45 Mercedes Benz 190E - Auto Art

The Range Rover Sport and the to be released Mclaren F1 by Minichamps is on my list and hopefully I should be able to get my hands on them soon. The Mclaren is scheduled to release before Christmas.
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Very nice. Now Pictures s'il vous plait....
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