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Old 05-15-2008, 12:50 PM
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Sure, the better question is do I remember what's in my e-mail.


Well, go re-read it.
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Originally Posted by Yumchah


Well, go re-read it.
Oh yea! now I remember!

You'll have a nice, new package coming your way soon.
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Oh yea! now I remember!

You'll have a nice, new package coming your way soon.
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By the way, are you home yet? I have some crap to send you!
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FYI for the collectors: AutoArt is making a limited ed. of the 1/18 Aston Martin DBR9 Gulf Oil Livery race car...


Preorders are available in most online stores that sell diecast car models...
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(only because I couldn't find any myself on the AA web site)
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Originally Posted by Billiam


(only because I couldn't find any myself on the AA web site)
Here ya go: Aston Martin DBR9 Gulf Oil Livery
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:19 PM
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Speaking of AutoArt and Gulf, AA is apparently going to release another run of Steve McQueen's Porsche 917 from the movie LeMans in 1:18.




But if you really have $'s to burn, there's GMP's Ferrari 330 P4 in 1:8.

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without trying to read this whole thread, what some good companies to look at?

I just want to find a challenger.
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Originally Posted by Sarlacc
without trying to read this whole thread, what some good companies to look at?

I just want to find a challenger.
Oof...Dunno who makes a diecast Challenger (the new one, right?) right now...the ones I really like are:

- AutoArt
- Kyosho
- Exoto

There are more...but, they start getting reallllly pricey. And oh, I'm not a fan of Hot Wheels' stuff.
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Cool 1/72 Millenium Falcon...

http://www.hlj.com/product/FNMSWP-06

@ the price...wow, definitely not cheap. I think it's diecast...more info as it comes!
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Originally Posted by Yumchah
http://www.hlj.com/product/FNMSWP-06

@ the price...wow, definitely not cheap. I think it's diecast...more info as it comes!
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Old 07-25-2008, 01:22 PM
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^^Wow. Just wow. While not cheap, ~$1K actually seems reasonable for that. It's interesting that this is listed under "completed models" on the web site. That may just be the translation but it also has me wondering if this is a kit build.
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Now that is a SUITE! Falcon
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GMP's 1/6 scale Ferrari flat 12 boxer from their early 70's 312 PB sports prototype car. $500 btw.







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I am putting up the display cases I got from ikea tonight for my cars.

Next pick up,...Peugeot 908 (waiting for it to come in)
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Do you think your Ikea cases will be fairly dust proof? If so, got a name for those cases? I know they change those sorts of things all the time.
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Rick Mers 1984 Indy winnig March 84C from Carousel 1. Nice work by them for $180. Too bad it's not a car I'm not actually interested in though.

http://www.motorsportcollector.com/1...rs/Mears1.jpeg

http://www.motorsportcollector.com/1...rs/Mears3.jpeg

http://www.motorsportcollector.com/1...rs/Mears2.jpeg
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Do you think your Ikea cases will be fairly dust proof? If so, got a name for those cases? I know they change those sorts of things all the time.
Billiam, try picking up the Billy shelves. And depending on your preference, you can customize them to be all-glass shelving/doors with lighting or as simple as no doors and just wooden shelving. So, up to you...I currently have a set (it's at Mom's and I'll likely leave it there for her for other purposes) but when I finally get around to making a toy room and etc., I think these shelves are the best.


Also worth looking into are these guys: http://www.dalcoconcept.com/

Just never really looked into if they sell to the regular consumer.
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:56 PM
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Not sure if any of you folks are train fans...but, here're some diecast models for cheap.

Have a look! Lots of choice...

http://www.hlj.com/hljlist2/?Scale=0...&GenreCode=All
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Do you think your Ikea cases will be fairly dust proof? If so, got a name for those cases? I know they change those sorts of things all the time.
Sorry Billiam, I didn't see you question until now.

They are called Detolf. I think they will be fairly good for keeping dust out (just a small opening where the door is). Only time will tell, however. Probably cant be beat for the price.
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Originally Posted by Yumchah View Post
Billiam, try picking up the Billy shelves. And depending on your preference, you can customize them to be all-glass shelving/doors with lighting or as simple as no doors and just wooden shelving. So, up to you...I currently have a set (it's at Mom's and I'll likely leave it there for her for other purposes) but when I finally get around to making a toy room and etc., I think these shelves are the best.


Also worth looking into are these guys: http://www.dalcoconcept.com/

Just never really looked into if they sell to the regular consumer.
Those don't look very affordable, but getting sweet cases would be pimp.


What is taking the Peugeot models so damn long. I knew I should have picked one up at ALMS.
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[QUOTE=Kikaida;5238718]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...



Where did you find the TL? I know they don't make a CL, so I want one of these. Also, where did you find the rims and how did you make them fit?

P.S. I have been an avid die cast collector since I was a kid. I have 30+ in strorage right now. I will post pics when I get them unpacked.
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What is taking the Peugeot models so damn long. I knew I should have picked one up at ALMS.
Not sure if you're only interested in the recent Peugs, but if you're open to ones from the past LeMans Minatures recently released the 1992 Ev1 bis LeMans car. I believe this was one of the members of the 250+ MPH club on the Mulsanne straight.

I've seen the Audi R10 from LeMans Minatures and it was quite nice.

http://www.lemansminiatures.com/uk/p...?idproduit=566
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CL-Slick,

There was a group buy last year by another member (Supercomputers). He imported them from China. He had TL's and RL's in a bunch of colors.

Here is a link to the original thread:
https://acurazine.com/forums/third-generation-tl-2004-2008-93/1-18-scale-tl-rl-%5Bofficial-gb-details-page-9-post-214%5D-607610/

The group buy is long over however, and I don't think he will do it again.

You can probably find some on the internet or eBay if you look.

Take a look at the thread though, some other users modified theirs too and posted pictures.

The wheels on mine came from another diecast (1/24 Cadillac CTS), but I had to modify them to fit. Those were the closest I could find to the rims I have on my car.

I am not aware of any diecast CL's.
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I am not aware of any diecast CL's.
what I wouldn't give to get a diecast B7 white a4 avant or a diecast DB8 Integra.
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CL-Slick,

There was a group buy last year by another member (Supercomputers). He imported them from China. He had TL's and RL's in a bunch of colors.

Here is a link to the original thread:
https://acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=607610

The group buy is long over however, and I don't think he will do it again.

You can probably find some on the internet or eBay if you look.

Take a look at the thread though, some other users modified theirs too and posted pictures.

The wheels on mine came from another diecast (1/24 Cadillac CTS), but I had to modify them to fit. Those were the closest I could find to the rims I have on my car.

I am not aware of any diecast CL's.
Thanks for the info man.
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Originally Posted by Billiam View Post
Not sure if you're only interested in the recent Peugs, but if you're open to ones from the past LeMans Minatures recently released the 1992 Ev1 bis LeMans car. I believe this was one of the members of the 250+ MPH club on the Mulsanne straight.

I've seen the Audi R10 from LeMans Minatures and it was quite nice.

http://www.lemansminiatures.com/uk/p...?idproduit=566
That's pretty nice.

I am waiting on the 908 from Le Mans this year,....the JV one from AutoArt to be specific.
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Sorry Billiam, I didn't see you question until now.

They are called Detolf. I think they will be fairly good for keeping dust out (just a small opening where the door is). Only time will tell, however. Probably cant be beat for the price.
I had one of those. It feels sorta cheap, but does a good job keep most dust out...not all.

I have since switched to some cool shelves from crate and barrel.
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OK, so anyone find a Challenger yet?

I got the hot wheels but I want a nice scale model with all the trimmings.
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OK, so anyone find a Challenger yet?

I got the hot wheels but I want a nice scale model with all the trimmings.
You newb, don't you know how to use

http://www.diecastfast.com/Merchant2...LLENGERCONCEPT

http://shopping.msn.com/allresults/s...lenger+diecast

Most, if not all so far, are based on the concepts. hopefully before xmas there will be some nicer, and larger scaled production version models.
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You newb, don't you know how to use

http://www.diecastfast.com/Merchant2...LLENGERCONCEPT

http://shopping.msn.com/allresults/s...lenger+diecast

Most, if not all so far, are based on the concepts. hopefully before xmas there will be some nicer, and larger scaled production version models.
I dont want concepts...I want the real deal
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Doesn't say if it's concept, but it does say it's the 2008 model.

http://www.rosevillemoparts.com/prod...cts_id/918?SID
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The Challenger was released as a 2008 model? I woulda thought it would be a 2009?
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The Challenger was released as a 2008 model? I woulda thought it would be a 2009?
The initial numbered and limited SRT8 began as a 2008 model.

2009 sees the SE, R/T, and non-numbered SRT8
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Do Micro Machines count?

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The initial numbered and limited SRT8 began as a 2008 model.

2009 sees the SE, R/T, and non-numbered SRT8
Ah, didn't know that. How many 08's did they make?

I saw a couple at the Matson docks a couple months ago. I wonder if they were 08's or 09's?
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Here's the latest release from CMC. I don't know how many more superlatives you can heap on the work this company produces.

Keep in mind, this is 1:18 not 1:12.
The 1961 Ferrari 156 Dino Sharknose F1 car











As appealing as this is, I think I'm going to hold out for the 250 Testa Rossa
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Anybody know of any good companies that do diecast models of fighter aircraft....or really any aircraft for that matter.
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