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Old 07-30-2018, 08:06 PM
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Very nice. Can't go wrong with an Aston Martin in Gulf livery. Here's to filling that shelf space with more models.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:42 PM
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Very nice. Can't go wrong with an Aston Martin in Gulf livery. Here's to filling that shelf space with more models.
I have a few others:

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Old 07-30-2018, 08:45 PM
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Ah... Now I remember your collection... Good stuff!
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Decided to add a little something to my small collection:









That is gorgeous...and lovely Aston Martin stable, sir.

Congrats! Great score!
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Decided to add a little something to my small collection:









I thought you aren't interested in resin models...That said, Spark is the best in the business for GT racecars. Great great buy.
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What's the go-to source for F1 models?
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What's the go-to source for F1 models?
CK Modelcars from Germany. They are the largest car model retailer in the world.
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Thanks, what's the opinion on the Minichamps F1 models?
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Thanks, what's the opinion on the Minichamps F1 models?
I can only comment on the 1/18 scale, since I don't have any of their 1/43s.

They currently have two lines of F1 models(of any era), diecast and resin. In terms of construction and small finer details, the diecast line is slightly better than Bburago and Hotwheels, however in comparison to their resin line, the diecast version of the same car don't look nearly as sharp as the resin due to the nature of the material. But you usually have to pay 50% more for the resin version, and IMO Spark actually makes better resin F1 models than Minichamps. (And cheaper too)
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Thanks. I saw Minichamps & Spark on the site you listed. Didn't pay attention to 1:43 or 1:18, just browsing for now.
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:07 PM
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I thought you aren't interested in resin models...That said, Spark is the best in the business for GT racecars. Great great buy.
I know...I just couldn't resist and it really is a well done car.
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This HAS to be a typo.

http://www.btdiecast.com/product/autoart78083/
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LOL WTF?

I got mine for $130
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I tell you what. I surely missed the boat on that Thetis blue Aventodor roadster. The cheapest one I found is $600. Most are $800+. Pfft.
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Haven't posted any pics in quite some time.













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My latest purchase, the Audi RS7:












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Beautiful. Who is the model-maker, MSZ...?
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Beautiful. Who is the model-maker, MSZ...?
Kengfai Toys.
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Kengfai Toys.
New group, I take...? Quality is good I bet as I know you have pretty high standards.



I've slowed down quite a bit on the 1/18 collecting with just the diecast BBR FXX K on preorder with Derrick at Toronto Motorsports since forever...

I do check out places like AmiAmi and HLJ and I do have the AutoArt 1982 Nissan Skyline RS Turbo Super Silhouette and the Honda RA272 F1 Mexico winner race cars on my wishlist...they look gorgeous. And oh, the white w/ red stripes P1 GTR is gorgeous but I understand that only has opening doors.

Any comments/insight on the 3 cars I'm eyeing...?
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Old 12-31-2018, 08:56 PM
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New group, I take...? Quality is good I bet as I know you have pretty high standards.



I've slowed down quite a bit on the 1/18 collecting with just the diecast BBR FXX K on preorder with Derrick at Toronto Motorsports since forever...

I do check out places like AmiAmi and HLJ and I do have the AutoArt 1982 Nissan Skyline RS Turbo Super Silhouette and the Honda RA272 F1 Mexico winner race cars on my wishlist...they look gorgeous. And oh, the white w/ red stripes P1 GTR is gorgeous but I understand that only has opening doors.

Any comments/insight on the 3 cars I'm eyeing...?
Kengfai have been doing diecasts for other companies behind the scenes, so they aren't exactly new.

The Skyline is one of the most highly anticipated release of 2019, and it is full diecast too. The Honda is also full diecast so you can go for those two.

Almost Real is supposed to do the P1 GTR in full open diecast, since you don't seem to rush on any of these I suggest you to wait.
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Hey, look! Someone else got an Audi before Yummy!
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Kengfai have been doing diecasts for other companies behind the scenes, so they aren't exactly new.

The Skyline is one of the most highly anticipated release of 2019, and it is full diecast too. The Honda is also full diecast so you can go for those two.

Almost Real is supposed to do the P1 GTR in full open diecast, since you don't seem to rush on any of these I suggest you to wait.


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Hey, look! Someone else got an Audi before Yummy!
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