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Old 7th March 2011, 18:17   #9961
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hi all, i am new here on the forums.. i am a diecast collector since 1996..
i am indian but born and brought up in UAE-DUbai... ( ny members here from dubai?)
i will be soon posting my car collection piks on this site...there are tons of piks so currently downsizing...

Could some one please tel me places to get autoarts,kyoshos,etc ( NO MAISTOS,etc) from the city of Mumbai ?
im going to be there for 3days so tryin to hunt some rare cars
Welcome to the club usaf, we have quite a few members in Dubai (self included). Look forward to seeing your collection up here.

There are 2 shops in Dubai Mall that sell Kyosho & AutoArt if you are looking for a local option and Exoto has a store at Dubai Mall & Ibn Battuta. The Mumbai gang can help you out with the India trip though.
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Old 7th March 2011, 18:33   #9962
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hi all, i am new here on the forums.. i am a diecast collector since 1996..
i am indian but born and brought up in UAE-DUbai... ( ny members here from dubai?)
i will be soon posting my car collection piks on this site...there are tons of piks so currently downsizing...

Could some one please tel me places to get autoarts,kyoshos,etc ( NO MAISTOS,etc) from the city of Mumbai ?
im going to be there for 3days so tryin to hunt some rare cars

You can check out Autoarts and Kyoshos at Gift Centre in South Mumbai. He has a good collection. When are you coming to Mumbai?
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Old 7th March 2011, 20:08   #9963
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My recent buy.

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Old 7th March 2011, 22:03   #9964
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Could some one please tel me places to get autoarts,kyoshos,etc ( NO MAISTOS,etc) from the city of Mumbai ?
im going to be there for 3days so tryin to hunt some rare cars
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Hey, I just visited Automania today. They have an AWESOME new line-up of Kyoshos, literally overflowing from the racks.
I'll try to get some photos.
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Hello friends, Rakhesh of Automania, Mumbai has indeed received some fantastic Kyosho models in addition to the Auto Art, Minichamps and Starline ones that he had earlier. Last week, I made a trip to Mumbai specifically to get two Kyosho models that I was longing to lay my hands on ever since Rakhesh sent me the list (almost two months bacl).

Recent additions to my collection include Kyosho's Fiat 131 Abarth (Portugal rally winner) of 1981 and a Lancia Delta Integrale (Sanremo rally 3rd place) of 1993, both in 1:18 scale and excellently finished.

The prices that Rakhesh sells the Kyoshos are much lesser than what the Gift Centre gentleman (Nikhil) sells for. Some months back, I bought a BMW X5 Kyosho model (1:18 scale) from him for Rs. 6500/-,almost Rs. 1500/- more than the actual price. This hurts especially for genuine collectors like me who have to plan well in advance even to buy a single model.

I do not have any thing personal against of for any retailer / wholeseller but this hurts.

On another note, I just came across some intricately detailed 1:10 scale models of superbikes by Welly. Currently there are 3-4 models in this scale available. Welly has also introduced some 1:18 scale models of motorcycles. Welly's bike models are far, far better than what Maisto offers in 1:12 and 1:18 scale. Maisto's 1:18 scale models of bikes (and most cars) are toys at best!
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Old 7th March 2011, 23:55   #9966
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Coming to that aventador scale model,i came across this in the net.
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I just bought a F50 1:24 Assembly kit by Maisto from Hyd Central but the box doesn't have any instruction manual!
come on its pretty easy.


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Wow but no wow for pics quality :O{, can we have some better pictures please. By the way did you painted the car alos. From the look of it they seems have come out really well.
I know the pictures are bad...these are previews, some bits and pieces are still left.
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Coming to that aventador scale model,i came across this in the net.
Though this looks decent in the pictures, I really dont think the quality will be that great. BBurago has lost it after Maisto bought it over. The chrome wheels on all their cars are pure yuck. Infact Maisto's own quality is a notch above the Bburagos.
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@usaf23:Welcome to the forum!And yes,Gift Centre and Automania are two stores you must visit if you seek AutoArt,Kyosho and Minichamps scale-models in Mumbai.

@Zibby:Nice 1:18 Plymouth Prowler.Motormax?

@Dippy:I agree with you on the quality of Bburago scale-models,these days.All Maisto's done since they took over the brand is drive its name into the mud.With the exception of the 1:18 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione and perhaps the 1:18 Abarth 500,I can't think of one decent model from resurrected Bburago.I bought the 1:18 Lamborghini Reventon by Bburago soon after it was launched because it was the only 1:18 scale-model of the Lamborghini Reventon out there.But I always felt that a car like the Reventon deserved better and,sure enough,I replaced my Bburago with an AutoArt rendition when it became available.Won't bother with the 1:18 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 by Bburago.I hope AutoArt makes this one.


Speaking of the arrival of Automania's Kyosho consignment,here's a list of the scale-models that I recieved from them yesterday.(I had ordered two more Kyoshos but those,I've been told won't arrive until next month along with Automania's Minichamps consignment.)Can't post pictures as I am in college in Karnataka and will only get to see my precious new acquisitions once I get back in May.Cheers!
1.1:12 Ferrari Enzo (Test Car)-Red
2.1:18 Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI Quattro-Blue
3.1:18 BMW 550i (E60)-Grey
4.1:18 BMW Z4 M Coupe-Silver
5.1:18 Lamborghini Uracco P250-Green
6.1:18 Lancia Delta HF Integrale-White
7.1:18 Lancia 037 Rally-White
8.1:18 Mercedes Benz CLK DTM AMG Street Coupe-Red
9.1:18 Austin Mini Cooper S (1969)-White
10.1:18 Mini Cooper S JCW Challenge-Green (Chequered Flag Roof)
11.1:18 Datsun 240Z BRE #46
12.1:18 Nissan Fairlady Z432 Metropolitan Police Department Police Car
13.1:18 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R V-Spec II-White
14.1:18 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Group-A Version IMPUL ‘Calsonic’ #12
15.1:18 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Kanagawa Prefectural Police Car
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thanks all for the information.. i shall surely visit Automania since i heard about that store.could some one please send me that list what automania has on toiboi_333 at homale?

Nikhils shop i got word from autoart website i rote an email to him got no reply..

Nice to know we have members fom dubai ....

i usually order with my cousin from malaysia... currently planing a skyline GTR32 BNR from kyosho...

my collection pictures i shall surely post.. but its going to be a killer page killer.. is there any fb group so i can link up pictures there?


heres what i recently got in my collection days back..

G55 AMG - AA
RR Sport - AA
Diablo SV - Maisto
599xx - HW Elite
Veyron - AA


















Do comment.. will post more soon...
also guys if anyone needs help in cars and stuff..count me in
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thanks all for the information.. i shall surely visit Automania since i heard about that store.could some one please send me that list what automania has on toiboi_333 at homale?

Nikhils shop i got word from autoart website i rote an email to him got no reply..

Nice to know we have members fom dubai ....

i usually order with my cousin from malaysia... currently planing a skyline GTR32 BNR from kyosho...

my collection pictures i shall surely post.. but its going to be a killer page killer.. is there any fb group so i can link up pictures there?


heres what i recently got in my collection days back..

G55 AMG - AA
RR Sport - AA
Diablo SV - Maisto
599xx - HW Elite
Veyron - AA



Do comment.. will post more soon...
also guys if anyone needs help in cars and stuff..count me in
Welcome to the Forum USAF23

Awesome entry with such a elite model in your line-up!!what else you have?

Keep posting!
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Here's my latest addition to the garage.
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Those are some sweet pictures usaf. Welcome to the forum and the Scale Model Thread. My favourites would be the Range Rover and the G55 AMG. I've been trying really hard to source a G55 AMG or even a G500 but to no avail. I really want one of those :(
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I usually order with my cousin from malaysia... currently planing a skyline GTR32 BNR from kyosho...

heres what i recently got in my collection days back..

G55 AMG - AA
RR Sport - AA
Diablo SV - Maisto
599xx - HW Elite
Veyron - AA

Do comment.. will post more soon...
also guys if anyone needs help in cars and stuff..count me in
Welcome usaf23 on the forum, you have got some awesome stuff with you.

By the way which store in malaysia do you purchase your stuff from. I had recently been there, toy city and toys r us both had some Maisto and BBurago but all was way costlier than India.

1:24 Mini cooper was retailing @ MYR 99 (1485 indian rupees) where as the same is available for around 550 bucks in ebay India.

I have to go again so please tell me some shop to get nice stuff.

By the way Some godd stuff for sale on ebay India and team Bhp Classified

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Those are some sweet pictures usaf. Welcome to the forum and the Scale Model Thread. My favourites would be the Range Rover and the G55 AMG. I've been trying really hard to source a G55 AMG or even a G500 but to no avail. I really want one of those :(
The elusive G55 AMG, it's on my list too... I manage to get other vehicles from all the top names, but the G55 is still on my want list... it is just too classic in design and finish, and with AA doing it in scale, all the qualities of the actual truck are replicated impressively.
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