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Old 11th May 2017, 21:16   #12346
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This Sopwith Camel tail number B7270 was flown by Capt Roy Brown when he (in combination with ack-ack gunners on the ground) shot down Baron Manfred von Richthofen, 'the Red Baron' in WW I. Beautiful model, Shankar.

I just got that Red Baron Richthofen Fokker Triplane on Amazon USA. It'll reach me in 15 days or so.
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Rolls Royce Ghost in 1:18 scale by Kyosho!
Woah...is this the 42k one? Damn that's expensive and lovely looking!
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Woah...is this the 42k one? Damn that's expensive and lovely looking!
This is available for 16k brand new at modelart. They have officially started getting Kyosho. What Manish posted is the 1:18 scale car. The 1:12 is for 42k and not currently available in India.
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Small scale car comparison
I happen to have the same car model (not necessarily the model year) from four different die-cast manufacturers, so thought will compare them to give an idea to other current & potential small scale collectors.

I had stopped collecting Hot Wheels after school, due to their boring / repetitive wheel designs – same silver prints. Also, I believe, there were few real / licensed models – as Mattel seemed to be focusing on fantasy ones. New Hot Wheels licensed models are pretty nice, especially considering the price. This particular Hot Wheels Dodge Viper is amongst the better ones with good detailing – including a metal spoiler and realistic wheels. Also the rear tyre is wider than the front ones, which is another realistic aspect.

Majorette have the realistic springy suspension as their trump card, though detailing is similar to hot wheels, with opening parts in some models. The new Premium and Limited editions have upped the ante, and are giving regular Tomica’s a good fight. Even though these Majorettes do not have rubber tyres, the headlights are mostly plastic (part of interior – not separate pieces), plus there are opening parts like doors (front or boot) and even hoods in some cases.

Tomicas are exquisite (I have only regular models) – I especially like their red dye for marking tail-lights – the pigment they use is deep and realistic. Also some of them have opening doors – which is always a plus in such a small scale.

Models from Siku (Germany) are of slightly larger scale 1/55, and have rubber tyres with treads that are quite realistic, though quite a few models share similar rims. Head and tail-lights in these models are mostly plastic lenses (separate pieces-transparent for headlight and red-coloured for most tail-lights). Also the rear tyre is wider than the front ones, which is another realistic aspect.

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Some beauties at Auto Art. Expensive scale models though of superb quality.
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Didnt succumb to temptation today though!
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Old 22nd May 2017, 11:47   #12351
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Nice collection. Just curious - Was there any sorting - in the way you have placed them on the floor. Or you stood in the middle and just arranged around.
Nice comparison Jessie!

Yes. There was a specific arrangement on the floor..American muscle, Japanese,European cars (Sorted as Alfas,BMWs,Mercs,VWs etc) and supercars.

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Some beauties at Auto Art. Expensive scale models though of superb quality.
Didnt succumb to temptation today though!
A challenge not to come out of ModelArt without a car
Nice pics! I have the 250GTO from Bburago , I guess the Kyosho is more detailed.
Though the Royale is good, I had the 1:16 first release by Franklin Mint..so this did not tempt me. The JEEPs are wonderful!

Here are some pics of the Car Transporters by Tomica Limited Vintage. Hope you enjoy them.

The huge Hino Car transporters

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With the Nissan Skyline GTR (R32) and the Nissan Silvia

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The Nissan Atlas Loader released in March 2017

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Now this is what is called detailing, except for the tyres though..
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Old 27th May 2017, 01:17   #12353
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Not quite a car model, but still a scale model.

This morning we happened to be visiting a toy shop. Saw this speed camera model, working flash!

Had to have it!!



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One of my Dream car's
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Yes. The M3 And the Merc 190. Both from the '80's and '90's max.
I m gonna look for scale model examples on my next trip.
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One of my Dream car's
Lovely Beemer!

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Yes. The M3 And the Merc 190. Both from the '80's and '90's max..
AUTOart Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-16

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Lovely Beemer!







AUTOart Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-16



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Ah that 190 is super. Try and take its photo without the flash but focus carefully in normal light and you will get a top result!
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My Tomica Flag collection ( all Toyota 2000 GTs) which complements my stamp collection on Flags. Enjoy the colours!

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Melbourne. Model Mania.
A little more of my
Mania!
1. 1:64 Aston Martin DBS - Casino Royale - Minichamps
2. 1.76 Eddie Stobart Curtain Side Mercedes Actros Truck.- Oxford.
3. 1:43 Maserati 3500 Vignale Spyder by Leo Models Italy.
4. 1:43 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta Lusso - Altaya Models- Ferrari Licensed.
5. Baron Von Richthofen's WW1 Blood Red Fokker in 1:63 from Daron Postage Stamp Models.

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Melbourne. Model Mania.
A little more of my
Mania!
1. 1:64 Aston Martin DBS - Casino Royale - Minichamps
2. 1.76 Eddie Stobart Curtain Side Mercedes Actros Truck.- Oxford.
3. 1:43 Maserati 3500 Vignale Spyder by Leo Models Italy.
4. 1:43 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta Lusso - Altaya Models- Ferrari Licensed.
5. Baron Von Richthofen's WW1 Blood Red Fokker in 1:63 from Daron Postage Stamp Models.
Can you please post some more photos High definition if possible. Lovely picks.
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