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Old 06-29-2006, 01:47 AM   #1
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Talking The Official Diecast Model News and Discussion Thread

The start of this thread actually begins on page 11 of my LEGO thread

But it's good stuff so I can't complain So thought I'd start it off with some of my favorite diecast models that I wish I had. It'd be cool to only have diecast cars in here, but some of the other stuff I've seen is too good to leave out.

Diecast Manufacturers:

http://www.autoartmodels.com/
http://www.tamiya.com/
http://www.kyosho.com/
http://www.maisto.com/
http://www.rcertl.com/

I know there's more but I don't know all of them. So if you have more post them up. Hopefully a nice mod will add them to the list above.

List of manufacturers I found on the net:
http://www.toynutz.com/mfrs2.html

Here are some of the ones I like a lot that I wish I had.

http://tamiya.com/english/products/2...sche/index.htm






http://tamiya.com/english/products/60313f14a/index.htm



http://tamiya.com/english/products/14098yzr-m1/top.jpg

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Cool. While I dont still have my legos I still have a lot of this stuff.
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I want 2006 R6....
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Cool. While I dont still have my legos I still have a lot of this stuff.
What models are those?

Unlike my LEGOs, I had 2 diecast models, one a Ferrari GTO has a messed up door, and the other was the General Lee which is gone
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Ohhh, just found this diecast store...

http://www.diecastblast.com/
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I want 2006 R6....
Sorry I searched, but none.
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Sorry I searched, but none.
I know, i've been searching too...
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I didn't know there is a Tamiya 1/12 Carrera GT. Wow.

I will take some pics of my diecast models soon.
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I have a Mclaren F1 I will take pics of later.
It's not the uber expensive kind like that 911 but I like it.
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I have a somewhat decent collection. About a dozen 1:18 scale race cars and a handful of 1:43 as well. The guy at my local shop informed me that the crowning jewel of my collection should be arriving in a month or so. I'll say no more about it until I actually have it in my hands and can post pics.
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Ive got a nice size collection, I got about 40 Burago models, Couple Taurus SHO models (one which was assembled by a pro, and one that is still in the wrapping) and my fathers got a few of his own, made by the Franklin Mint, each one costs about $130.00, the detail is NUTS. I will snap some pictures soon.
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Ive got these bad boys

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My parent's neighbor would own this thread.

He was a professional motorsports photographer from the 60's into the 80's, but since he retired, he's been big into diecast models. Not just any diecast models though, these are all custom built by a model builder that he employs.

I think the builder starts with a basic kit then modifies the pieces. If the real car had leather seats, he makes little leather seats. He even creates custom models of the drivers from scratch. The detail is amazing.

He sets up displays with all the cars and drivers for a particular team each year they campaigned. He probably has 200 cars on display but literally thousands of these custom built models sitting in storage. If I had to guess, he's probably got $500K to $1M in models, maybe more.

I know he has one 1/4 scale Ferrari that is worth more than my TSX. He sold one of his most expensive models a few years ago and bought an air-cooled 911 (yes a real one) that was custom built on Porsche's assembly line for Ferdinand Porsche's son, Ferry.

Today he makes almost all of his retirement income selling photos of vintage races and some of his models. I'm like a kid in a candy store whenever I go over there.
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Here's my Tamiya, detail's incredible:



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I like oldschool tin stuff... but have some other crap too... Couple of pics of about 1/2 of the crap I have...



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cool Greenie, I like stuff like that too. I used to have so many diecasts when I was a kid. Have built some 1/43 scale F1 cars (Mansell's Williams FW14B, Prost's Ferrari 641, Jag XJ14, Senna's McLaren). Lots of effort go into one of those just to make them look half-decent. Maybe I'll have to get back into it again . . . .
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I want Pez

Oh, and nice collection greenie.
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Nice thread, Anil!
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Nice thread, Anil!
Thanx.

But it was MSZ's idea...

http://www.acurazine.com/forums/show...&postcount=271

Recognition should go to him too

Although I want it open to all diecast models, not just cars.



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I'll take the Phantom and the Tomcat!!!!
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For starters, here's the fleet I rotate on the office desk. All 1:18 scale. Please excuse the crappy images.





From L -> R:

Bruce's 1968 McLaren M8A Can-Am car (GMP)

Jim Clark's 1967 Lotus 49 (Exoto)

Schneider/Webber/Ludwig 1998 Mercedes CLK GTR (Auto Art)
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<object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/DIhlKrv_gpA"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/DIhlKrv_gpA" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>
Ferrari 312PB Scale Model
THE ULTIMATE SCALE CAR!!!
100% built from scratch = priceless
This vid will blow your mind!!

(grainy but well worth your watching)
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Billiam, do you place them in display cases to protect them from dust? or just put them on the desk?

I'd be scared they'd roll off and crash on the ground.
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Billiam, do you place them in display cases to protect them from dust? or just put them on the desk?
I just put all three models on my window ledge for the pics. I have a display case on my desk. The two models that aren't being displayed are safe and sound in their original packaging and stored in my credenza.
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If the diecast makes you imagine what the real thing would do for ya
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What models are those?

Unlike my LEGOs, I had 2 diecast models, one a Ferrari GTO has a messed up door, and the other was the General Lee which is gone

At first I only bought models that had some significance...I have a 60's Mustang (red) , a DeTomaso Pantera, and a corvette. Interesting stories behind those....

Now I just like the looks of them and go to the store to pick more up every so often.
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Not exactly a diecast, but some of you may be interested in this Tamiya release:



Will be out in August.

http://tamiya.com/japan/products/242...aren/index.htm
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that should be a suite model to own. especially because of all the detail on the body.
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I always wanted a 2-foot long Tomcat. A shame I don't have the time... and the patience... and the skill... and any Testor's #16440 Gull Grey to build one.
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^^ you're gonna need a lot more than just #16440 Gull Grey.

I've always wanted to build a plastic model kit. Unforunately I don't have the patience for it. And since I'm a perfectionist when it comes to those things, if any little thing goes wrong, it'll tick me off.

I'd rather just buy a diecast kit to enjoy.

Now a 2 ft long F14 made out of LEGOs...

Actually I have given it thought to make a larger scaled tomcat out of LEGOs, bigger than the ones already out there. I'm still in the planning phase for it. Right now I'm just collecting specs and images for it. We'll see what happens later.
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^^ you're gonna need a lot more than just #16440 Gull Grey.

I've always wanted to build a plastic model kit. Unforunately I don't have the patience for it. And since I'm a perfectionist when it comes to those things, if any little thing goes wrong, it'll tick me off.

I'd rather just buy a diecast kit to enjoy.

Now a 2 ft long F14 made out of LEGOs...

Actually I have given it thought to make a larger scaled tomcat out of LEGOs, bigger than the ones already out there. I'm still in the planning phase for it. Right now I'm just collecting specs and images for it. We'll see what happens later.
I'm in the same boat.

Although I would like to see that Lego F-14D Super Turkey.
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I'm in the same boat.

Although I would like to see that Lego F-14D Super Turkey.
It's sad sometimes when you want to build big stuff that is functional out of LEGOs. For instance, the F14 I want to build, the thing that scared me about building it was the fact that it's hard finding wheels that are large enough to use. Luckily for this one I've already got the wheels picked out and they are a lot bigger than the ones other's have used to build F14s. Now I just have to put everything to scale and start creating the CAD Drawings of it to lay it out.

I hope it works out, and more importantly I hope I can find the time to devote to it.
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I collect 1:18 AUTOart.... and 1:24 Action(nascar)

Have 5 Lambos and 1 Rally WRX. Fuckers are expensive so I dont have many.

Have thought about putting them on Ebay but not sure yet
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Whoa whoa whoa...Okay...Now I feel like a noob suddenly.

As much as I'm familiar with Tamiya on plastic kits and etc., I did NOT know that they made diecast cars.

So, I need some info please...Are the diecast car kits (i.e. the Carrera GT, Enzo) as detailed as the pics show? And how is the overall quality?

And are is that Tomcat and Phantom II diecast too?!?
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^-they can get pretty detailed. i try not to pay over 30 bucks a car but you can spend quite a bit on them
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Are the Tamiya warplanes semi-completed kits?
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this should be a postpics of your diecast models
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Whoa whoa whoa...Okay...Now I feel like a noob suddenly.

As much as I'm familiar with Tamiya on plastic kits and etc., I did NOT know that they made diecast cars.

So, I need some info please...Are the diecast car kits (i.e. the Carrera GT, Enzo) as detailed as the pics show? And how is the overall quality?

And are is that Tomcat and Phantom II diecast too?!?
Dude where you been, all the stuff I've been posting is Tamiya Diecast stuff.

The carrera GT, the tomcat, and that bike.

http://tamiya.com/english/scale/index.htm

I can't speak for all the kits, but some of them are semi assembled which is kinda nice because you get to at least put part of it together. Like the Enzo and Carrera.
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^-they can get pretty detailed. i try not to pay over 30 bucks a car but you can spend quite a bit on them
all of my autoart's have been around 50 dollars

and the action have been 35-60 dollars
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