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Old 10th April 2018, 10:54   #12451
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The smallest model cars Iíve ever heard of were of the 1:87 scale, used in railway dioramas. And then my friend got this one for me from Bangkok :

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Thatís a 1:100 scale Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabrio, and it is microscopic! For reference, thatís a 1:64 (SLR McLaren) and a 1:43 (Porsche 911 Turbo) on either side. And the best part, it is pretty well detailed for the scale!

Apparently, they gave these cars along with Georgia coffee in Japan
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The smallest model cars Iíve ever heard of were of the 1:87 scale, used in railway dioramas. And then my friend got this one for me from Bangkok :
Apparently, they gave these cars along with Georgia coffee in Japan
I guess it is about 1.5 odd inches in length. So when are we going to Japan for coffee It would be nice if you could toss in some close ups.
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I guess it is about 1.5 odd inches in length.
Just a smidgen over that, around 1.8 inches .

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So when are we going to Japan for coffee
Ha ha! Would love to . Unfortunately though, I don't think they offer these any more. I couldn't find much information on these on the web either.

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It would be nice if you could toss in some close ups.
Sure sir, here you go:

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And the box it came in:

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Just a smidgen over that, around 1.8 inches .

Ha ha! Would love to . Unfortunately though, I don't think they offer these any more. I couldn't find much information on these on the web either.

Sure sir, here you go:
Thank you for all the trouble you took over those photos delivered instantly. May you soon drive a CLK.
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Thank you for all the trouble you took over those photos delivered instantly. May you soon drive a CLK.

Ha ha! Thank you sir ! I always shoot such interesting models as soon I get my hands on them, so I have them ready to be shared with fellow petrolheads.
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I don't really collect 1:43 models and these are 5 of the 7 in the collection.

Proud to present the modern Ferrari 5. Took some time as I wanted them in my favorite colors of each of the car.

The 288 GTO, F40 and F50 are Hotwheels Elite. The Enzo is a Kyosho. The Ferrari TheFerrari is Bburago Signature Edition.

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I don't really collect 1:43 models and these 5 of the 7 in the collection.

Proud to present the modern Ferrari 5. Took some time as I wanted them in my favorite colors of each of the car.

The 288 GTO, F40 and F50 are Hotwheels Elite. The Enzo is a Kyosho. The Ferrari TheFerrari is Bburago Signature Edition.
All very appealing especially the yellow one. If not 1:43 which is your preferred size. Thanks.
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All very appealing especially the yellow one. If not 1:43 which is your preferred size. Thanks.

Thank you sir. The yellow one is a 288 GTO and one hell of a looker.

My preferred size to collect remains 1:18. Current list is at 65/70 odd 1:18 models and an additional 4 on order for delivery in the coming months.
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Thank you sir. The yellow one is a 288 GTO and one hell of a looker.

My preferred size to collect remains 1:18. Current list is at 65/70 odd 1:18 models and an additional 4 on order for delivery in the coming months.
Thank you, Rohan, for your prompt reply. Please offer your candid view on 1:24 for collectors models? Where aircraft go I know what I want. On cars I'm still learning...and you are a good teacher.
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Thank you, Rohan, for your prompt reply. Please offer your candid view on 1:24 for collectors models? Where aircraft go I know what I want. On cars I'm still learning...and you are a good teacher.

Thank you for the kind words sir!

In my opinion 1:24 is the ideal size from a price and storage point of view. And some of the models available in 1:24 are beautifully detailed as well.

However, that being said, the 1:18s have a charm of their own and the level of detailing is definitely a step up in my personal opinion. But it all comes at a rather steep cost and some storage issues due to the size. As I wanted to go with quality over quantity, I have stuck to 1:18s mostly and burnt a small car size hole in my pocket.

If you'd like to collect a limited number of high quality detailed models (and storing and display is not an issue) my recommendation remains for 1:18. As always, happy to discuss this more over a cup of coffee with you!

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Thank you for the kind words sir!

In my opinion 1:24 is the ideal size from a price and storage point of view. And some of the models available in 1:24 are beautifully detailed as well.

However, that being said, the 1:18s have a charm of their own and the level of detailing is definitely a step up in my personal opinion. But it all comes at a rather steep cost and some storage issues due to the size. As I wanted to go with quality over quantity, I have stuck to 1:18s mostly and burnt a small car size hole in my pocket.

If you'd like to collect a limited number of high quality detailed models (and storing and display is not an issue) my recommendation remains for 1:18. As always, happy to discuss this more over a cup of coffee with you!

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Many thanks Rohan. As always your answer is comprehensive and useful. I will need new show cases made.
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I don't really collect 1:43 models and these are 5 of the 7 in the collection.

Proud to present the modern Ferrari 5. Took some time as I wanted them in my favorite colors of each of the car.

The 288 GTO, F40 and F50 are Hotwheels Elite. The Enzo is a Kyosho. The Ferrari TheFerrari is Bburago Signature Edition.

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Nice to see the 1:43 lineup Rohan. i have a few 1:43 myself but none bought. All received at some event or the other.

Seeing your Ferrari 5, thought of posting mine as well along with other Horses in my collection. All 1:18 , a mix of Hot Wheels and made in Italy Bburagos

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@V.Narayan Sir. Love the cars you have added to your collection
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Seeing your Ferrari 5, thought of posting mine as well along with other Horses in my collection.
So so beautiful Dippy! Totally made my day.

Your collection was one of the main reasons why i got in to collecting scale models about 7 years back. I was not a member then so could never comment but used to oogle at your models all the time.

Cheers!
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So so beautiful Dippy! Totally made my day.

Your collection was one of the main reasons why i got in to collecting scale models about 7 years back. I was not a member then so could never comment but used to oogle at your models all the time.

Cheers!
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Glad I could inspire you to start collecting. Will post others from my collection here
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Hi,

I am moving abroad and have a few good scale models up for sale. Please ping me if you are looking for some.
Hi Royal_snake

What scale makes are the models. I will be interested in premium 1/18 scale models.

Let me know.
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