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Model Car Collectors

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Corey Slade, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. So how many of us here are model car collectors?

    Ill get a few photo's up of my collection soon but really keen to see what other guys are interested in with motorsport / car collecting :D.

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    If there is already a thread for this please remove i couldn't find any from what i saw :D.
     
  2. I love my Revell and Tamiya model kits... I have a whole shelf in my room dedicated to them, plus a couple of others.

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    In there you might spot:
    -Audi R10 TDI [Revell]
    -Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible [Collectible model]
    -Ferrari Testarossa (at least I think it's a Testarossa...?) [Diecast]
    -Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger [Came with a magazine]
    -Enzo Ferrari [Tamiya]
    -Lancia Stratos WRC 1977 [Revell]
    -Ferrari 458 [Diecast]
    -BMW Sauber F1.06 [Revell]
    -Subaru Impreza WRC [Plastic model kit, can't remember the brand]
    And buried under that paper...
    -Ferrari 248 F1 [Lego]

    You might also see little objects resembling a Mini Cooper and Jaguar E-Type. These were attempts by a younger me at carving cars out of balsa wood. The less said about them, the better...
     
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  3. i have a medium sized-collection i started to collect when i was a kid. cant really post a pic up at the moment because unfortunately they are rather dusty and need a little TLC before i show them :p i have :-
    • 2x Lamborghini Murcielago
    • 2x Lexus XC430
    • Jaguar XJ220
    • Jaguar XK8
    • Ferrari 458 Italia
    • Aston martin DB7
    • Alfa romeo RZ
    • mercedes CLK-DTM (2000 spec)
    • Mercedes 300SL gullwing
    • McLaren MP4/14
    few more too but i CBA listing :p
     
  4. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium Member

    I collect slot cars, does that count as model?
     
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  5. I have a few.
    1:18:
    - Ferrari 550 Maranello (actually bought it in Italy;))
    - Jaguar E-Type
    - Jaguar XJ220
    - Porsche 356
    - VW New Beetle
    1:24:
    - Bugatti EB110
    - Ferrari 275 GTB 4
    - Ferrari F310
    - Ferrari F50
    - Ford Escort RS Cosworth
    - Mercedes SSK
    - Williams FW14

    + a lot of 1:43 models I collected as a kid. I won't list those here as there's really plenty of them.
    And a few 1:38 Ferraries that were available at Shell petrol stations a few years ago and we always bought one:)
     
  6. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff Premium Member

    I used to have a 1:43 Burago collection, then i took a little brother to the home :oops:
     
  7. Rui F. Martins

    Rui F. Martins
    Premium Member

    I have some models too:
    #8 Peugeot 908 (2007 24h of Le Mans)
    #9 Peugeot 908 (2009 24h Of Le Mans)
    #1 Peugeot 905 (1992 24h of Le Mans, 750pieces limited edition)
    #8 Audi R10 (2006 24h of Le Mans)
    #50 Ferrari 550 (2005 24h of Le Mans)
    #3 Ford GT (1966 24h of Le Mans)
    #009 Aston Martin (2006 24h of Le Mans)
    2008 citroen C4 wrc
    2010 Peugeot 207 S2000

    I also have a 1:10 combustion engine radio controled car with a dtm Mercedes-Benz, Corvette and a Mustang body's :)

    i'll see if i can post some photos ;)
     
  8. Rui F. Martins

    Rui F. Martins
    Premium Member

    My father had a colection like that, but them i born, and the collection payed the tool
    I regreted to have touched that colection some time ago :(
     
  9. My father would like this thread...

    He probably have for 5000$ + of diecasts of all sizes and quality ! Ranging from 15$ to 300$+ !
     
  10. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    That is one collection I'd love to check out!
     
  11. He has a Ferrari 156 Shark Nose F1 with working steering, pedals and shifter ! And all the parts related to that which move do ! :eek:
     
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    This one i built unfortunately when we moved house it got a bit smacked around
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  13. I'm excited I found this thread. I'll have to make you guys a list of all of mine, and maybe a few pictures of my glass cases. All 1:18's, generally all Autoart. Have the new Aston Martin LMP1 car (my profile picture car) on pre-order from Autoart. That was a nice $280 (Canadian) Christmas present from the GF after I bought her a nice tablet. I'm very excited and patiently waiting for that notice from Autoart saying they are shipping. In the mean time here's a little list from what I specifically remember:

    AutoArt 1:18:
    CADILLAC CTS-V SCCA WORLD CHALLENGE GT 2004 WINNER SEBRING ANGELALLI
    PORSCHE 911(997) GT3 PROMO CUP CAR 2008 <--- (bought from the Porsche Museum, which is a big deal when your from Canada and have only been to Germany once)
    ASTON MARTIN DBR9 SEBRING 2005 #57 BRABHAM / ORTELLI / TURNER

    Hot Wheels 1:18:
    Fernando Alonso Renault F1 (either R25 or R26, I'll have to check)

    Norev 1:18:
    Renault Megane Trophy 2009 #21 M. Verschuur
    2010 Peugeot 908 HDI FAP #2

    Kyosho 1:18:
    Mercedes Benz CLK DTM AMG in white

    Maisto Premiere 1:18:
    Mercedes Benz 300 SLR Targa Florio 1955

    Action Racing 1:18:
    2004 Chevrolet Crawford DP03 Daytona Prototype #2 (Orange-Blue)
    2004 Pontiac Crawford Daytona Prototype #9 (Orange-Pink)

    Anson Racing 1:18:
    Porsche GT2 ROHR #01

    Maisto 1:18:
    Audi R8
    Porsche Carrera GT
    Porsche Carrera
    Mercedes Benz SLS AMG




    I probably have more, and I have a bunch of planes too but this list is already too long. I'll get some pictures in a few days to show you guys. I have alot of time and money invested into my collection right now. They look awesome in their glass cases too. Like I said, I'll get some pictures up.
     
  14. P.S. That's a sweet V8 Supercar collection Corey!
     
  15. Cheer's mate going to get the 2011 Steve Owen car when its released.

    Forgot to upload this picture also.... Dont know how its my biggest one

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  16. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    Aw ya Dawg you ! I'm so jealous right now.


    These are my only two right now.

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    The're both 1/18 scale. I lost the wing on the Kalibra.
     
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  17. Roy Magnes

    Roy Magnes
    Gentleman Driver Staff

    Oh, man - where do I start? Since I was a little boy I have collected models, mostly the Matchbox and Majorette in 1:68. I think I must have somewhere between 200 and 300 of those now :D And as I have grown older and started to earn money myself I have increased the cars in the larger scales. After a quick count around in my room right now I find 44 models in 1:18, 28 models in 1:43, 7 models in 1:32, 3 models in 1:24 and 13 smaller models in different scales... And the collection is growing every few weeks :D

    edit: Oh, and I forgot the rest of my 1:24 models that I have had to pack away into boxes because I have no more room for my models... Man, I could have become a millionaire just by selling my collection :p
     
  18. I forgot about my Hot Wheels Cadillac LMP1 #1 and my Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari F333 SP. Anyways, like I said, I'll get a few pictures up soon-ish.
     
  19. Rui F. Martins

    Rui F. Martins
    Premium Member

    I also have a Hot Wheels Panoz LMP1 ;)
     
  20. I finally got my Christmas present today!!! Brand new AutoArt Aston Martin Lola (I'm sure you already know what it is)

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    Here's my pair of cases, you can guess what's what. Everything is 1:18.

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    Here's my other case with planes as well (again, obvious). The Mig at the bottom is a Franklin Mint 1:48, everything else 1:72 Hobbymaster. I can't remember who made the Sukoi though. Oh, and there's a little space shuttle I got at the Air and Space museum in Washington, D.C.

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    There's a Maisto Porsche Carrera and Mercedes Benz SLS-AMG on the bottom shelf.
     
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