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Old 10-09-2006, 10:21 PM   #161
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I've seen the Bently in person. Definitely one of AutoArt's better efforts in my book. One of these days I'm going to have to remember to take some pictures of my CMC Maserati Birdcage.

BTW - Check this out for something slightly different in the auto model world. Cool, but way overpriced for my aspirations (pun intended). LINKY

BTW #2 - on 20K o' Robot One...
Just checked the link and it didn't work, Billiam...I did look around, were you showing the Ferrari 250 GTO engine? Cuz, that's -city.
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Thanks! Very happy I picked it up...it was that or the Ford GT (since I had to have the Carrera GT).



Oh look...I reached 20K posts.
I would like to have both Speed 8 and Ford GT(the GT4 version).

Oh, congrats on your 20k posts.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:47 PM   #163
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Just checked the link and it didn't work, Billiam...I did look around, were you showing the Ferrari 250 GTO engine? Cuz, that's -city.
Yeah, that was it. Wierd on the link. It worked when I copied and pasted it into a browser window but I was already on their site. Guess they don't allow deep linking.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:52 PM   #164
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I would like to have both Speed 8 and Ford GT(the GT4 version).

Oh, congrats on your 20k posts.
Oh...yeah. I saw the GT4 Ford GT awhile back in town but the store wanted $120 for it...no way.

Up next, the Aston Martins.
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:37 PM   #165
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umm... congrats on 20K. srry for being l8 2 the party
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:38 PM   #166
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umm... congrats on 20K. srry for being l8 2 the party
Fanks!
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Old 10-20-2006, 05:51 PM   #167
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Shitload of AA pics from the 46th Japan Model Hobby Show:

http://www.minicarshop.jp/report/hobby46/autoart.html
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Old 10-20-2006, 06:18 PM   #168
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I had it on preorder since January, I can hardly wait.
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:53 PM   #170
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^ Wow on the NSX. The store I was at also had the Raybrig NSX...but, I passed on it for the Bentley Speed 8 (I had to get the Carrera GT which is absolute tits, people...TITS).
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:35 PM   #171
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Kyosho will release two 1/18 F40s in March and May 07:


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Old 11-17-2006, 06:52 PM   #172
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Kyosho will release two 1/18 F40s in March and May 07:
As much as I like the NSX, these pics of the Ferrari next to your avatar clearly shows where Honda got their inspiration.
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Anyone know where I can get a 1/18 Landrover Defender, preferably within North America
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Old 11-26-2006, 08:41 PM   #175
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Anyone know where I can get a 1/18 Landrover Defender, preferably within North America
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Die-cast-Mod.../dp/B0009WY32K

http://www.minimodelcars.co.uk/list-...2&C=Land+Rover

eBay Search for "land rover defender 1:18" -
http://search.ebay.com/search/search...trypage=search
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Anyone know where I can get a 1/18 Landrover Defender, preferably within North America
Umm...evilBay?
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Old 11-26-2006, 08:45 PM   #177
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Tried that - they are all in the UK, and shipping is a killer. Was wondering where you guys purchased the sports cars from
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Was wondering where you guys purchased the sports cars from
http://www.diecastx.com/store/index.html and evilBay.

And got some from one of the local shop as well.
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Tried that - they are all in the UK, and shipping is a killer. Was wondering where you guys purchased the sports cars from
Howabout here? http://www.exoticar.com/pages/index....TOKEN=39277591
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link says page not found
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thanks guys, I think I found what I was looking for -

http://www.ashevillediecast.com/cart...ategory_id=499

$29 seems pretty reasonable for this sort of thing?
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:34 PM   #182
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www.exoticar.com
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:45 PM   #183
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thanks guys, I think I found what I was looking for -

http://www.ashevillediecast.com/cart...ategory_id=499

$29 seems pretty reasonable for this sort of thing?
1/18 cars can go from the $20s to $200s depending on the manufacturer of the model and the amount of detail...

So, for that price, it is definitely on the lower end of the price spectrum...quality-wise, I would not be able to offer much as I don't know who made that car, GINge!...
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:34 PM   #184
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Call me oblivious, but I just realized something. Apparently the European tobacco advertising ban is retroactive. According to my local shop, Minichamps will be releasing a 1:18 of the famous 1982 LeMans winning Porsche 956L. You know, this one:


Arguably one of the most famous racecars ever, right? Well guess what, apparently the model will be released without the Rothmans logos due to the tobacco advertising ban. WTF?!?
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Oh. My. God.

1/12 LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO 40TH ANNIVERSARY (LIMITED EDITION 1,000PCS WORLDWIDE)





http://www.aa-collection.com/cgi-bin...ing/12074.html
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Old 11-27-2006, 04:49 PM   #186
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I will have a 1/12 one day...
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I finally got around to taking some pictures of my CMC Maserati Birdcage. The real life counterpart was was driven by Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney and won the 1960 1,000km of the Nurburgring.

BTW - This is a 1:18 not a 1:12. It's that detailed.















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Old 12-04-2006, 12:51 PM   #188
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CMC = sex

How much did you pay for it Billiam?
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The CMC Birdcage was $245 from my local shop.

They're coming out with the Mercedes W196 Streamliner next. It's looking equally sexy to the Birdcage if not more so. Here's the page at my local guy's place (with pics).

http://www.motorsportcollector.com/C...reamliner.html
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Aoshima 1:48 Airwolf Diecast Matte Weathering Version

I so want one of these just for nostalga

I found it on eBay.

Aoshima 1:48 Airwolf Diecast Weathering Version

This particular version shows signs of wear due to the elements which I think is cool.

They have a Black Metallic version and a Black Matte version.


















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^ Ah yes. Aoshima.

If you look up their past releases, they have also released nice diecast gems as the APC from Aliens, Thunderbirds vehicles...

And most importantly, they release good quality robots!
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Nice Billiam! That thing looks like you could drive it off right now. Amazing details.
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*i want one too...*
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Exclamation No, he doesn't have enough cars...

...I wonder if he has as much cars as I have robots?






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*i want one too...*
I just ordered mine last week.

Ordered the black metallic version and the normal metallic version.

I really wanted the black matte version though.
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Old 02-13-2007, 11:30 AM   #198
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Wow! Those diecasts are awesome! The detail in the Carrera GT, the Gallardo, and especially that Birdcage is insane!

Here are some pics of my 1:18 TL that I finished modifying (painted tail lights, drop, rims, exhaust)! This thing is pretty detailed (carpeting, leather seats, seats move forward and back, etc.) too, but not nearly as much as those others...









P.S. I want one of those 1:1 Nissan Skylines in Yumchah's pics!
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Did the TL rattle after a while like the real thing too?


That's some sick detail man! Good job!
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