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Old 14th September 2011, 12:39   #10726
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Thank you Manish for the links. I was completely unaware that decals are available separately.

Form dictates Function as far as Italian cars are concerned but many of them are engineering breakthroughs (and some even rally legends)
Feels great to be of help to you. In another news, Just a small update, the consignment comprising of all my online purchase (the ones delivered in UK) is going to be delivered to my home in Bangalore today. I can't wait to return back to India. My wife is up for surprise .
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You can check with www.dreamcarmodels.com. The last time I checked, they had that particular model in stock. By the way, I ordered a Hyundai i30 1:24 Welly model from their website even though it was mentioned 'Out of Stock' and it was delivered in just more than a week. So, you can really get it from them.

Did I see the new Mercedes-Benz CLS added to your impressive collection? Would you please let me know which make it is and where did you get it from? Its awesome and the Porsches are fantastic too!
Thats great. can you please tell me how much they charge for the shipping and all?
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Old 14th September 2011, 23:44   #10728
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To all Fiat lovers (specially to Manish and Ravi aka SuperSelect) and also in line with my theme about Italian manufacturers.

Here are some legendary and very successful rallying machines that Fiat produced. My Fiat 500 scale model is not a rally version but it does have a chequered history.
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Thats great. can you please tell me how much they charge for the shipping and all?
Here is a snapshot of what you will end up paying if you decide to buy from Diecast miniature scale model Cars,Bikes,Trucks,Planes,Trains,R/C Cars,R/C Bikes,R/C Planes, battery & fuel powered R/C off-road buggies and other automobiles models available online in India at www.DreamCarModels.com
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To all Fiat lovers (specially to Manish and Ravi aka SuperSelect) and also in line with my theme about Italian manufacturers.
Buddy buddy buddy ! You have made my day !!
Thanks a lot, Amar - just the sight of these Italian beauties will keep me in a trance-like state for many days now !! All three are looking fabulous !
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Wow Amar,

This is just awesome, I love the Abrath versions. the flared arches of 131 is to die for. And like you I do love to have a classic rally collection if finances permit.

I can't wait for more. And in the end how about a group shot that will be icing on the cake.
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Old 15th September 2011, 14:19   #10732
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Manish,

Thank you.

Finances never permit, what with ever increasing living costs and it is a difficult situation most of the times but this passion for cars and bikes is so strong that I just cannot resist the temptation when I come across a good scale model.

Finances are also the reason for me giving some focus to my collection otherwise I end up having some useless models just because I liked them and repent later (specially on some Maisto and Chinese Burago models).

Has your consignment reached? Do post images of your latest acquisitions at the earliest and also complete your Massive Mini build.

From the eBay links you sent me yesterday, I surfed the site quite comprehensively and was also able to see many scale models by Auto Art, Kyosho on sale. This was also the first time that I was viewing scale models on eBay. I immediately became a member and shortlisted some "affordable" models. Today morning, I again logged on to the site and bought a model of MGB NURBURGRING 1967 #102. It was irresistible.

I am attaching a some images from the Auto Art website.

My credit card statement is not going to look nice (it never does anyway).
I only hope the model is delivered without any damage as I do not have any experience of eBay.


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Wow Amar,

This is just awesome, I love the Abrath versions. the flared arches of 131 is to die for. And like you I do love to have a classic rally collection if finances permit.

I can't wait for more. And in the end how about a group shot that will be icing on the cake.
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Old 15th September 2011, 14:30   #10733
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Manish,

Thank you.

Finances never permit, what with ever increasing living costs and it is a difficult situation most of the times but this passion for cars and bikes is so strong that I just cannot resist the temptation when I come across a good scale model.

Finances are also the reason for me giving some focus to my collection otherwise I end up having some useless models just because I liked them and repent later (specially on some Maisto and Chinese Burago models).

Has your consignment reached? Do post images of your latest acquisitions at the earliest and also complete your Massive Mini build.

From the eBay links you sent me yesterday, I surfed the site quite comprehensively and was also able to see many scale models by Auto Art, Kyosho on sale. This was also the first time that I was viewing scale models on eBay. I immediately became a member and shortlisted some "affordable" models. Today morning, I again logged on to the site and bought a model of MGB NURBURGRING 1967 #102. It was irresistible.

I am attaching a some images from the Auto Art website.

My credit card statement is not going to look nice (it never does anyway).
I only hope the model is delivered without any damage as I do not have any experience of eBay.
I agree fully on every line that you have said. In onother forum one guy has a tag line 'Diecast collecting is like eating pistachios: you can't really stop at one'. What a beautiful line.

Well as for my consignment, I am out of India and the honours of recieving the same will be done by my wife.

And you got some very nice model there and that too in British Racing Green. These were a non seller from Autoart and so were / are available for great prices.

I too got one in red and white with extra lights and rally stickers, it is in that consignment. I have recently started on e-bay and till now experience has been very good.
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Old 16th September 2011, 00:15   #10734
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Keeping in line with my theme about Italian manufacturers, now come Lancia which is also a part of the Fiat group. As compared to other bigger manufacturers across the globe (Japan, U.S., U.K., etc), Lancia has produced fewer cars but no less than four Lancia legends are part of the COTC (Car Of The Century) line-up.

The Lancia line-up in my collection consist of 1) Lancia Fulvia HF, Lancia 037 and the Delta Integrale: history of which is itched in golden words in rally records.
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1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Woody (maisto)

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Old 16th September 2011, 07:47   #10736
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1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Woody (maisto)

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Keeping in line with my theme about Italian manufacturers, now come Lancia which is also a part of the Fiat group. As compared to other bigger manufacturers across the globe (Japan, U.S., U.K., etc), Lancia has produced fewer cars but no less than four Lancia legends are part of the COTC (Car Of The Century) line-up.

The Lancia line-up in my collection consist of 1) Lancia Fulvia HF, Lancia 037 and the Delta Integrale: history of which is itched in golden words in rally records.
I am loving it, the Lancia 037 is just awesome. I love the way the rear Bonnet opens. Just one question how come you don't have Lancia Stratos???

If I was in Pune then we could have got group shots .
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Hey Manish, at the time I got these three Lancias the Stratos was not available. Recently there were a few in the Sun Star range but I preferred the Audi Quattro and Fiat 124 Abarth over the Stratos.

Now that I have ordered the MG from eBay yesterday which was frightfully expensive, I will have to plan my finances accordingly.

eBay has some immensely desirable models that I had seen way back in 2002-2003 and were priced at Rs. 1875/-. At that time even that was expensive.

Why don't you make it to Pune for a group shot? That way I will not have to order the Stratos!!
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To all Fiat lovers (specially to Manish and Ravi aka SuperSelect) and also in line with my theme about Italian manufacturers.

Here are some legendary and very successful rallying machines that Fiat produced. My Fiat 500 scale model is not a rally version but it does have a chequered history.
Nice Italian collection..
The logo on the fiat 500 is the new fiat logo. Was it this way when you purchased or you change the logo later?

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The logo on the Fiat is as it came with the car. The scale model being a BBurago (China) one, this is the best that can be expected.

In my line-up of Fiats, I missed this little one: the modern Fiat 500 Abarth.

Detailing in the form of Italian flag pin-striping on the bonnet and rear hatch are by me.

This model is also by BBurago (China), but the quality and attention to detail is good.

Talk about quality inconsistency!
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Today in a store I was lucky to find on 1:24 model kit for the Willys Jeep by Italeri and an amazing price of S$22. I have been looking for a Jeep for a long time. This one will be a perfect pair for my 1:24 Willys Fire Jeep also by Italery which I got from ebay UK.

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And then in Singapore there were whloe lot of Vespa scooters, the ones that are not available in India. I picked up 6 of them. This takes my collection to total of 24 (out of 34). I am loving it. Each is S$ 8.9 which is 80 rupees more than India but then, you don't get these in India.

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Soon I will do individual shots.
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