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Old 9th January 2010, 22:09   #6571
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The Doors of the Aston open. I dont know about the rest.

Also, Some Future Mod Ideas for the alfa. These are tentative. This car looks perfect as it is as of now.
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Old 9th January 2010, 23:44   #6572
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nice corgi models. are they available in most toy stores?? i gotta find one. does the doors open??
Dunno about other stores, but have seen them at Crosswords couple of years back...they are priced around Rs550.

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Old 9th January 2010, 23:47   #6573
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@sujith: nice to see you on this thread - nice Pontiac !
@shankar: looks like you've gone berserk, buddy .
@cyrus: please don't mod the Alfa.
please don't mod the Alfa.
Baba, please don't mod the Alfa.
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HAHAHA!! Ok. Fine. Wont. Was looking at the pictures right now, and something just didnt look right. I guess its perfect!!
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@sujith: nice to see you on this thread - nice Pontiac !
@shankar: looks like you've gone berserk, buddy .
@cyrus: please don't mod the Alfa.
please don't mod the Alfa.
Baba, please don't mod the Alfa.
I have a PORSCHE 959(Black) 1:24 or 27.
Got it when I was very young may be about 8yrs old. And a few bikes and miniatures of Hummer, Lamborghini, etc. Will upload better pictures soon.
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Old 10th January 2010, 00:06   #6576
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the newest ones!

1. 1964 Ford Mustang 1:43 New Ray
2. 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 1:43 New Ray
3. 1956 BMW 507 1:43 New Ray
4. Aston Martin DB 5 - 1:36 Thunderball James Bond 007 Edition - Corgi
5. Aston Martin DB 5 - 1:36 Casino Royale James Bond 007 Edition - Corgi
6. Aston Martin DBS - 1:36 Casino Royale James Bond 007 Edition - Corgi
7. Rolls Royce Sedan De Ville - 1:36 Goldfinger James Bond 007 Edition - Corgi
8. Lotus Esprit Aquatic- 1:36 Spy Who Loved Me - James Bond 007 Edition-Corgi
9. London City Tour Bus - dont know the scale - WELLY

One More Display Cupboard is arriving today - no other go!

Hey nice collection Shankar, why don't you upload a picture of the collection along with the display cupboard .
And how are CORGI models compared to other company's models in terms of pricing and quality ? Because I haven't personally seen any CORGI models till date.



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thanks for the appreciation

will take pics of the display cupboards and post them soon - the little scale model cars fill up most of two full cupboards with some space occupied by the train set which is in its box along with some other games etc. I like to try and keep them in one place so I can view them and enjoy them whenever I wish to - in the music/ hang out area just outside my bedroom.

the total collection is at about 160 different vehicles as of now - I have been going a bit selectively crazy in the toy shops these last few years so I guess in a sense I am beserk. I love scale models and Im lucky my wife indulges this particular passion of collecting them.

I really prefer the 1:43 scale, especially for the classic cars and indeed, would like to slowly amass more and more of the great classic cars of the early to mid 20th century - primarily the great British, Italian and German marques from the '30's onwards right up to the '70's.

Corgi is ok in terms of quality - Welly is better frankly for roughly the same price - Corgi is available at most shops - try your local branch of Lifestyle/ Spar Supermarket.

I bought the whole lot of James Bond ones simply because I love James Bond books, movies and memorabilia and as luck would have it they were all on 50% discount today and I just took the lot - except for the Jag XKR and Aston from Die Another Day - those were not as good - quite tacky in fact.

The Thunderball DB5 and the Lotus from Spy Who Loved Me are working models - all the little gadgets work though they are not powered in any sense- there is a tiny little instruction manual with each.

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my 1:32 1964 aston martin db5 by academy. it's a kit car.

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My new & PRIDE buy from Auto Expo 2010 :
An Official Tata Merchandise - Tata Nano (1:43) - Norev (Made in China)
Here are the pics.
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Looks very nice. Did you guys see the Mercedes Scale models too?
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@ Cyrus,
There are some 1:18 Mercedes scale models, but too expensive.
Tata Nano (1:18) will be available @ Tata dealers in February.
Will be my first ever 1:18.
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Old 10th January 2010, 15:18   #6582
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Expensive as in how expensive? Also, What cars were there?
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Hi Hrishi !
Welcome back ! The Nano models are looking really super. And I like the way you've photographed them too !!
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ok here goes
Die Another Day Aston Martin Vanquish V12 - or VANISH as Q would have us believe.
Plus the cupboards with the stuff.
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will take pics of the display cupboards and post them soon - the little scale model cars fill up most of two full cupboards with some space occupied by the train set which is in its box along with some other games etc.

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