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Old 7th March 2010, 12:52   #7276
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These actually did exist. The "real" crotch rockets not the hayas and the R1s of today.

Google for Military Vespa.
The Vespa was used by the Italian Military, after WW2... due to the heavy financial burdens of the war, there were budget cuts and so they started using the cheapest, most feasible option... a $500 rocket launcher
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Old 7th March 2010, 15:23   #7277
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@ Amit: Sure, maisto has full Vespa series, I will try to get my hands on them too.

@ Sujit: Well they were lying in a corner in a huge mall, I gave them a decent home :O}

@ anupam9557 : I din't bought any Reventon.

@ Spitfire & RPMPKDMFF: spot on guys, and because of that its a rare one. Infact there was only one piece left at the store. I took it straight away. Here is some more info on the scoot.

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Old 7th March 2010, 17:51   #7278
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hey guys..here are my latest acquisations;a 1:18 Alfa 8C Competezione and a 1:24 jaguar xk by welly.
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Old 7th March 2010, 21:24   #7279
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Just in today: Toyota Corolla, 1:18 scale, maker unknown:
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Wow thats a sweet Corolla there..this must be from China Sedan.
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Shahen, you got the Alfa from Bombay??

@Flotsam, Sweet car. Would love to have this and go wild modding them!! Especially if there is a OHC or somethinG!
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Wow thats a sweet Corolla there..this must be from China Sedan.
Thanks for the info about the manufacturer of the Corolla, agspins. I have no clue because the box says absolutely nothing. The detailing is pretty remarkable, I think.
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Old 7th March 2010, 23:23   #7283
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Met an Inactive bhpian today. And, in between the talks i noticed some boxes placed next to him and asked what was it. He simply opened it and showed me six 1:18 scale models(AM DBR9, Mc Laren etc) and he told me that he got a collection of 650 scale models at his home and invited me to his home to have detailed shoot. I have asked him to post some too. Fingers Crossed.

For the record, this guy was among the 12 designers who designed the Rolls Royce Phantom and he drives a AC Schnitzer built(not tuned, re-built for track purpose) E36 M3 in trivandrum.
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WAAATT!! You better put pics of the car too!!

Also, I got a 1:18 MErcedes CLK Yesterday.
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Shahen, you got the Alfa from Bombay??

@Flotsam, Sweet car. Would love to have this and go wild modding them!! Especially if there is a OHC or somethinG!
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Met an Inactive bhpian today. And, in between the talks i noticed some boxes placed next to him and asked what was it. He simply opened it and showed me six 1:18 scale models(AM DBR9, Mc Laren etc) and he told me that he got a collection of 650 scale models at his home and invited me to his home to have detailed shoot. I have asked him to post some too. Fingers Crossed.

For the record, this guy was among the 12 designers who designed the Rolls Royce Phantom and he drives a AC Schnitzer built(not tuned, re-built for track purpose) E36 M3 in trivandrum.
whoa man how do u no this guy???
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Just in today: Toyota Corolla, 1:18 scale, maker unknown:
now this is a must have for any indian collector. nice model, detailing is excellent. RHD would have been better.
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Met an Inactive bhpian today.
For the record, this guy was among the 12 designers who designed the Rolls Royce Phantom and he drives a AC Schnitzer built(not tuned, re-built for track purpose) E36 M3 in trivandrum.
Hey scorcher, please tell us more about this guy !!!

@Manish: Lovely scooters buddy !
@shahen: Nice Alfa !
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It is off-topic but since you guys asked,

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WAAATT!! You better put pics of the car too!!
Today clicked some pics, but was of low quality beacause of poor lighting and my crappy E series cam. But he have promised to meet soon for a drive, will keep you guys posted.

Also clicked some pics of the sclae models which was with him, will post them soon.

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whoa man how do u no this guy???
I've known him from a long time, say 12 years. But never knew he had a thing for scale models

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Hey scorcher, please tell us more about this guy !!!
He is a Professional Race car driver turned designer. Currently working with Rolls Royce, Goodwood. He used the race the E36 M3 in mentioned in Britain until he decided to bring the car to Kerala. And the best part, the only thing he changed are seats. The car is completely race-spec even now and has a stance of a actual race car. Wonder how he manages the potholes and humps.
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Old 8th March 2010, 15:38   #7289
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Wow! That Corolla is a gem of a scale model!
Its so lovely that I cant wait to get my hands on one
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Met an Inactive bhpian today. And, in between the talks i noticed some boxes placed next to him and asked what was it. He simply opened it and showed me six 1:18 scale models(AM DBR9, Mc Laren etc) and he told me that he got a collection of 650 scale models at his home and invited me to his home to have detailed shoot. I have asked him to post some too. Fingers Crossed.
This guy has an amazing collection the rarest Ferrari FXX (Micheal Schumacher edition) and 4-5 Mclaren F1s in various racing liveries,all generations of BMW M3,M5 (excluding the current ones),Bugatti Veyron etc. these are the ones coming to mind right now .

infact he has been my inspiration to take the plunge into collecting models.

DBR9 in RedBull livery is the latest one i saw in his collection,as i had seen all other models in detail couple of years back

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