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Old 12th March 2012, 15:35   #11056
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Very nice collection Mridul. The joy of collecting die-cast models is simply a charm in its own. I also like the fact that you created the shelf by yourself. Shows your involvement and the passion that has gone behind it.

Just a suggestion - Would be great if you can come up with some closed showcase or almirah kind of a thing to safeguard your beauties from dust and also from falling.

Thanks. I did try to put it in an enclosed shelf but dust used to creep in. Hence I stuck to have an open shelf, as my sunday's are spent in cleaning them.

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Great addition to an already impressive collection.

Here is an image of latest addition to my collection.
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Old 12th March 2012, 16:54   #11058
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Hi mridul great collection! am inspired myself lol. Just a few questions, do u just collect cars from one maker of die cast models or a few? Can you share brands that make good accurate cast models please. Final question, Did u source all your collection from abroad or domestic?
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Old 12th March 2012, 17:00   #11059
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Hi mridul great collection! am inspired myself lol. Just a few questions, do u just collect cars from one maker of die cast models or a few? Can you share brands that make good accurate cast models please. Final question, Did u source all your collection from abroad or domestic?
I collect all makes, but what i look for is the fit and finish the famous brands are

Mattel - Hotwheels
Kyosho
CMC
Burago
others.

Most of them I bought it here, some abroad from Ferrari store. if you want the best try Kyosho or CMC which make really authentic stuff which are expensive. You can contact Rakesh Mehta of Automania in Mumbai who runs a store.

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Old 12th March 2012, 17:02   #11060
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Been adding up new scaled models to my collection but never got a chance to capture them as schedules have gone haywire as I've been recently promoted to a new position called "Father" Last week, captured these models at office. These adorn my work station and that's when I thought of capturing them and sharing them here.

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Old 13th March 2012, 09:51   #11061
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Bandhav, the E class is an all time favorite as it was the last of the wedge shaped, tank-like build quality Mercedes manufactured.

Your Auto Art example is beautiful.


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Here is an image of latest addition to my collection.
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Old 13th March 2012, 11:43   #11062
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Finally I found the Scale Model collection thread, that too on the second page, buried amongst some really fantastic threads. Whew
Amar, wonderful pics!!
I got one word to say , CLEAN!! Infact, very neat work!

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Been adding up new scaled models to my collection .
Nikhil, fantastic job with the scale models. How come you have all this at your work desk!
I envy you!!
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Old 13th March 2012, 20:26   #11063
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Here are Land / Range Rovers in 1:24 scale. The yellow Range Rover is by BBurago of Italy and its interiors as well as exteriors have been completely repainted. This is actually a kit model of a rally Range Rover bought in 1996. It had a lot of water transfer decals and I was unable to apply them properly. After more than ten years, the model was dismantled and repainted in one of the period Range Rover (1971) shades.

The white Defender is by Welly, the first generation Freelander and 1950s Land Rover are again by BBurago
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Here is an image of latest addition to my collection.
Wow great so finally we are able to see the pictures. Like most of the guys I too love this one . Your pictures are always a delight to watch.

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Here are Land / Range Rovers in 1:24 scale. The yellow Range Rover is by BBurago of Italy and its interiors as well as exteriors have been completely repainted. This is actually a kit model of a rally Range Rover bought in 1996. It had a lot of water transfer decals and I was unable to apply them properly. After more than ten years, the model was dismantled and repainted in one of the period Range Rover (1971) shades.

The white Defender is by Welly, the first generation Freelander and 1950s Land Rover are again by BBurago
Amar din't know that you had these gems too in your collection. I want that Defender and the Blue Series IIA (I think may be wrong on the model). Any chance of getting these now. The welly one is also now available in my town.


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Hello everyone

Its been a while since posted in any of the forums due to work related issues. In the meanwhile I feel good to reached my 1st 50 of die cast model collection.

The display rack has been custom made by me using waste packing wood.

the 2nd target of 50 is in the process with the humble blessing from my home minister

Would keep all posted when it happens

Cheers

Great news buddy, now how about individual shoot of the gems in your collection. I see a lot of nice stuff. The Jaguar e type, the xk 120/140, ferrari 250 GTO, American muscle and a lot more.

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My recent acquisitions.

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Old 15th March 2012, 09:08   #11066
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Wow great so finally we are able to see the pictures. Like most of the guys I too love this one . Your pictures are always a delight to watch.



Amar din't know that you had these gems too in your collection. I want that Defender and the Blue Series IIA (I think may be wrong on the model). Any chance of getting these now. The welly one is also now available in my town.





Great news buddy, now how about individual shoot of the gems in your collection. I see a lot of nice stuff. The Jaguar e type, the xk 120/140, ferrari 250 GTO, American muscle and a lot more.
Here are a few of the collections upclose

250 GTO
250 Lusso
Fiat 500 Abarth
F1 - Replica Steering
Mercedes - SL series

The others in the collection would be captured upclose

of course the pre war Ferrari 125S...
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Old 15th March 2012, 10:34   #11067
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Here are a few of the collections upclose

250 GTO
250 Lusso
Fiat 500 Abarth
F1 - Replica Steering
Mercedes - SL series

The others in the collection would be captured upclose

of course the pre war Ferrari 125S...
You have got some awesome cars bro, I see a 512 TR also in the shots. The classic ferrari is so damn awesome. I do not have any classic ferrari in my collection. You make me want to have one.
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You have got some awesome cars bro, I see a 512 TR also in the shots. The classic ferrari is so damn awesome. I do not have any classic ferrari in my collection. You make me want to have one.
My Collection of Ferrari's is as follows

Dino
612
288 GTO
Testarossa
512 TR
125S
250 Lusso
250 GTO
550 Maranello - 1:24
430 Scuderia
575 GTB Zagato
Enzo - 1:24
360 - 1:24
F50 - 1:24
F40 - 1:24
458 Italia - 1:24 Recent one
599 1:24

Another one ordered - 250 SWB
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Old 15th March 2012, 17:55   #11069
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Manish, get the Defender at the earliest, it is the best model Welly has ever made. It is also a hot favourate amongst collectors. The Series IIA is by Burago and I got it from Odessy, Bangalore airport in 2010. That model is quite easy to find. You can take a look at Landmark near Forum Mall or Odessy shops in and around Bangalore.


Amar din't know that you had these gems too in your collection. I want that Defender and the Blue Series IIA (I think may be wrong on the model). Any chance of getting these now. The welly one is also now available in my town.
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Old 15th March 2012, 17:59   #11070
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Very innovative display. Scale models attract a lot of dust and cleaning them is nothing short of a noghtmare. If not done carefully, you are bound to lose a rear vview mirror, fog lamp, wiper or any other delicate part. Consider covering the display with transparent acrylic sheets.

Your Ferrari line-up is comprehensive.

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250 GTO
250 Lusso
Fiat 500 Abarth
F1 - Replica Steering
Mercedes - SL series

The others in the collection would be captured upclose

of course the pre war Ferrari 125S...
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