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Old 24th August 2009, 07:12   #4906
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i recently got a bolero (scale model) - metal and plastic 1:24 (good quality though certainly not as good as auto art)
but I want a Scorpio also now - of a good quality - not the plasticky type.
any ideas?
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Old 24th August 2009, 11:43   #4907
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i recently got a bolero (scale model) - metal and plastic 1:24 (good quality though certainly not as good as auto art)
but I want a Scorpio also now - of a good quality - not the plasticky type.
any ideas?
Which make is the bolero??? are there any other Indian models available.?
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Finally, I've managed to shake off lethargy and captured my model collection on camera. My collection comprises mostly 1:18 scale models.

I started off 5 yrs ago with a single minded objective of collecting Mercs. On the way, some more models of different marques joined the collection, thanks to gifts from relatives/friends unaware of the merc inclination.

Anyway, starting off with the Mercs in the colletion first. I'm hopeless at close up photography, so pardon the quality of the pics:

1. The 1935 Mercedes 500K

This is a Maisto 1:18 model, bought from the ModelArt store at Inorbit mall, Mumbai. I'm fascinated by the detail on the "mother-in-law" seat and the Supercharger induction pipes.

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2. The 1954 300 SL Gullwing

My most favourite car design till date. This is a Bburago, ordered from a magazine catalogue of Overdrive magazine. What a lovely car. And note the detail on even the spare wheel.

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3. The 1958 220 SE

I'm hooked to the flowing elegant lines of this cabriolet, so much that I got a relative in US to gift the model to me. This one is part of the Signature Collection.

Last year during a home renovation process, all the models had to be shifted from their secure showcase. Sadly, this model's front driveshaft broke during the process. You might notice the front wheels are bent because of this.

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Old 24th August 2009, 12:27   #4909
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4. The 1997 CLK GTR

A childhood idol. MB spent millions on developing this fire-breathing monster, a design that started off with the basic CLK chassis as base but incorporated space age components in fabrication. It won 17 out of 22 races that it was entered in.

This particular model was gifted to me by a relative who works in MB Abu Dhabi. I pestered him for details on the car much before it was actually launched. He sent me this model as a birthday gift. This is from Mercedes Benz authentic collection.

He also sent me a video of a real CLK GTR at full chat, filmed on some Sheikh's car that had come in for servicing. I was a nice guy then who liked to share his collection with friends, and one such unscrupulous friend nabbed the video and never returned it. Today that video would have formed a valuable collectible.

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5. The 2007 SLR McLaren

This one was a gift from my wife. Its a Bburago. Lovely black car, with a lot of detail paid to the interiors and the engine.

Sadly, it was another victim of the renovation process. The big 3 pointed star logo on the bonnet broke off during shifting, and I never found it again.


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Old 24th August 2009, 14:09   #4910
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some chinese manufacturer but under license from Mahindra - my wife bought it for me at Sapphire Toys. Its not fantastic but its nice enough. Having owned a Bolero I thought I must have the toy version too.
check Sapphire they have some odd ones.

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Old 24th August 2009, 14:41   #4911
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@ predatorwheelz, apni model collect koren?? (you collect model cars) WOW!!!
may i know , why were they not posted here before??

@ shankar balan, you can get a scorpio by centy toys but its fully plastic. the metal one is horrible.
here are mine-
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@predator: Lovely Mercs you have in your collection. The Gullwing SL is a classic. I too started off with 1:18 Ferraris and then slowly started buying other marques. I have a few Mercs but am looking to be build up my Merc lineup now.

@zibby: Just love that Landrover.
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@ predatorwheelz, apni model collect koren?? (you collect model cars) WOW!!!
may i know , why were they not posted here before??
Yes sir, ami model collect kori (I collect models).

Mainly lethargy on my part prevented me from taking pics, but der aaye durust aaye, isnt it? Already put up the mercs, will put up the other cars once I get back from office.

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@predator: Lovely Mercs you have in your collection. The Gullwing SL is a classic. I too started off with 1:18 Ferraris and then slowly started buying other marques. I have a few Mercs but am looking to be build up my Merc lineup now.
To each his own Dippy. I'm currently on the lookout for a 1:18 model of the Mercedes 770K (Hitler's Grosserwagen) and the very rare 1955 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupe. Wish me luck.
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@ predatorwheelz

Superb collection of mercs you have got there! just love that 300 SL. Wish to have that some day in 1:18. What other mercs do you have?
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@ predatorwheelz

I have got a 1:18 model of the 770k pullman. Will appear on this forum soon.
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Old 24th August 2009, 17:27   #4916
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@zibby: Just love that Landrover.
Thanx Dippy its a Motormax. The quality is not as good as Maisto or Bburago. This is my first landrover, i am looking for range rover.
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Hi All,
I would like to firstly thank Dippy for creating this thread back in 2004.
300+ pages and 4.5 years later i find this great thread.
The collections showcased here are amazing. The photography of some of the sets are just mind blowing.
I am happy to find such a large number of passionate collectors.
My collection of 1:18 is not very large around 24 or so over the last 14
years.

My First 1:18 was back in 1995, The McLaren F1 Prototype.
I actually wanted to get a Red Dodge Viper (Based on the TV show VIPER) but it was sold out.
The majority of the collection is by Bburago and Maisto.

My 1:18 Collection
1. McLaren F1 Prototype
2. Dodge Viper
3. Corvette
4. Bugatti EB110
5. Jaguar XJ220
6. Lamborghini Diablo
7. Ford GT90
8. 1976 VW Beetle
9. Merc Benz CLK GTR
10. Ferrari F50
11. Ferrari 550
12. Ferrari 360
13. Ferrari Enzo
14. Michael Schumermarker F1 2004 (4/4/04) (limited Edition)
15. Alfa Romero
16. Prosche Boxster
17. Prosche Cayman S
18. Lamborgini Murcielago
19. Lamborgini Gallardo
20. Maybach 62
21. Merc benz SLR 300 (1955)
22. Merc benz SLR 300 (2003)
23. Merc benz SLK
24. Buggati Veryon 16.4 (limited edition)
25. Lamborghini Reverton (just picked this beauty up over the weekend)

Wish List
1. Lamborghini lp5000 White from AutoArt
2. A Lamborghini or Bugatti 1:12 model

I will be taking pics and posting them shortly.

Happy Collecting :-)
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To each his own Dippy. I'm currently on the lookout for a 1:18 model of the Mercedes 770K (Hitler's Grosserwagen) and the very rare 1955 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupe. Wish me luck.
I found one source for your 300 slr uhlenhaut coupe . hope this helps

Amazon.com: Maisto Premiere Edition 1:18 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe-Uhlenhaut: Toys & Games

its worth $38 + tax and is made by maisto.

i think you can order this to be shipped to India.
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Here comes my 1st scale model that i recieved on my birthday last week. A Lamborghini Reventon Opaque grey Matte finish.
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have you checked hamleys in London?
Or those nice car showrooms around Park Lane?
while the scale models will be expensive, they are well worth it as they are original and the finish is impeccable.

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Thanx Dippy its a Motormax. The quality is not as good as Maisto or Bburago. This is my first landrover, i am looking for range rover.
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