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Old 17th February 2012, 22:36   #11011
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Manish, your photography is getting better.

I ran out of patience and sold off my Nikon 3000D. It was a wrong choice, I should have chosen the Canon D1000 over it as it the "live view" function which is useful.

Now that I have got an Olympus SP 610UZ, it is much easier and results too are ok (if not very good).

Some days back, I shot my latest entrant whose images have been posted earlier. This Auto Art BMW 2002 procured from Automania, Mumbai is very well detailed and like your MGB and your Mercedes, is an excellent subject to photograph. Here are some more images of the BMW 2002...
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Old 18th February 2012, 09:50   #11012
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Some more additions to my collection:
1. Euclid R32; 1:50 scale; by Joal
2. VW Beetle, 1951; 1:43 scale; by Minichamps
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Manish, your photography is getting better.

This Auto Art BMW 2002 procured from Automania, Mumbai is very well detailed and like your MGB and your Mercedes, is an excellent subject to photograph. Here are some more images of the BMW 2002...
Thanks for the lovely comments. Your BMW is so awesome, What is the stuff that is tied to the bumpers.

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1. Euclid R32; 1:50 scale; by Joal
2. VW Beetle, 1951; 1:43 scale; by Minichamps
Samir, awesome stuff buddy, your 1:43 collection is going great guns.

Here are some more pictures of the Merc that I took.

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Old 19th February 2012, 20:38   #11014
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Flomtsam: Classy monster truck. I have a similar TEREX one by Tomica in 1:87 scale. Tomica was available in 1995-96 and their entire line-up of 1:87 scale cars, trucks, earthmovers, etc was well detailed and finished.

Manish, that stuff tied to the bumper are rubber pieces, possibly to absorb impact in the event of an accident. The actual car also has these and Auto Art has replicated them beautifully.

Now on to some news I came across recently: I was planning to procure an Auto Art BMW M3 Cecotto edition in red since the past couple of months and had almost bought it when I noticed that the front wheels could not be steered by the steering, they could be steered by manually. I checked all the M3 pieces that were available, all were the same. Strange. Auto Art is scaling new heights as far as cost cutting is concerned. Even the red paint job on the M3 was of inferior quality and was not at all worth the Rs. 6000/-+ price.

For me the M3 is a very important car: it was one of the 100 most important cars of the last centuary and a must-have to any genuine collector.

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Old 20th February 2012, 19:02   #11015
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Guys, any place in chennai where I can get a good collection of SM's.
I have no much option other than LandMark. Kinldy help me!!
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Not really a 'proper' scale model - but this is a scale model Mustang wireless mouse (combining my two loves - automotive and tech )

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Apologies if this is in the wrong thread.

For anyone interested, I picked it up from RoadMice

It comes with a micro USB receiver (with an underbody storage slot), carry case, working headlights (with a dedicated switch).

The left and right click buttons + clickable scroll wheel are on the car bonnet if you look closely.
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Old 21st February 2012, 13:10   #11017
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Now on to some news I came across recently: I was planning to procure an Auto Art BMW M3 Cecotto edition in red since the past couple of months and had almost bought it when I noticed that the front wheels could not be steered by the steering, they could be steered by manually. I checked all the M3 pieces that were available, all were the same. Strange. Auto Art is scaling new heights as far as cost cutting is concerned. Even the red paint job on the M3 was of inferior quality and was not at all worth the Rs. 6000/-+ price.

For me the M3 is a very important car: it was one of the 100 most important cars of the last centuary and a must-have to any genuine collector.
The issue with M3 was unknown to me, I don't care / like the modern stuff.


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Guys, any place in chennai where I can get a good collection of SM's.
I have no much option other than LandMark. Kinldy help me!!
Unfortunately you don't have much option, Landmark in Spencers plaza is what used to have some decent models. There is a book / toy shop in Adyar who used to stock some decent scale models (I think it is odyssey).

The only issue now a days we don't see any great stuff there.

You can buy online. Firstcry.com stocks lot of welly stuff and with free shipping it's a good choice. I bought from them, nice.

For Sunstar, Autoart, Welly, Bburago, Maisto and other stuff - try dreamcarmodels.com - I bought from him too, nice chap to deal with.

For serious stuff - check with Automania and Gif centre in Mumbai. Model art (Creative Education) bangalore are the Dealers of Autoart model.


Now on to some stuff.

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The time period of modifying my post had passed its limit and therefore could not modify the same. Any way here it is

Did an impromtu photoshoot for the scooters. The setup includes a whiite background, two CFLl table lamps and a big improvement of a 35 watt CFL with 2400 lumen rating, this was in a white round paper lamp shade to get a diffused lighting.
All praises if any should go to Ravi aka Diecast. A big thanks to him for the suggestion. Still nee to fine tune the setup.

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P.S.: All the pictures are with automatic settings and no flash. Only the last picture is with Aperture - 22 and exposure - 1 sec. Rest all is same.
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Unfortunately you don't have much option, Landmark in Spencers plaza is what used to have some decent models. There is a book / toy shop in Adyar who used to stock some decent scale models (I think it is odyssey)...
Yes, Its Odyssey only. But there is no much of collections there.
Any reliable site that sells Commercial Vehicles and Construction equipments - both RC and Non RC.
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Any reliable site that sells Commercial Vehicles and Construction equipments - both RC and Non RC.
rc construction equipments but not in proper scale can be had any where. for proper diecast model contact gift centre who has caterpillar models too apart trucks and busses. automania too have trucks and busses. for caterpillar models in chennai go to gmmco limited 6 gst road st. thomas mount. they have a merchandise store tough they carry limited stuff only.
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Did an impromtu photoshoot for the scooters. .
Manish bhai - your Vespas have me floored - totally floored !!
And your awesome photography too
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Manish bhai - your Vespas have me floored - totally floored !!
And your awesome photography too
I am glad you like my models and photography. Thanks.


Ashley2, Rehaan: Thanks for the kind gesture.

And since you liked my pictures, her is just one which is slightly better than the last set.

PS: Sorry for the picture quality, some times uploading on to our server also reduces the quality.


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Did some photography of the Mercedes #722 SLR . The pictures have not come out as expected. But nevertheless here they are. Hope you guys like it. This was my second 1:18 purchase in 2006.
Nice photography. Is the SLR Bburago??
Your scooters look cute in the group.

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The Bimmer looks lovely.
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Old 25th February 2012, 11:53   #11024
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It's the weekend and here are some more new additions to my collection:
1. VW Samba T1 bus; 1:87 scale; by High Speed.
2. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with different liveries; 1:87 scale; by High Speed
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My Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII (AutoArt 1:18) that I sold to ex-BHPian Cyrus43.

These pictures are clicked by him. I miss this car sorely :(
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