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#361 ONLINE   fiatdaft

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 08:40 PM

the name richard cooney springs to mind,but i could also be making it up!i think he does the model section in classic american magazine.

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 07:51 AM

Small Talk man was Terry Ross. I think he's still active in the kit-building world. I thought SM was excellent in the '80's, Small Talk added to it really well.

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 09:18 AM

Terry Ross was the one! Cheers!

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:49 AM

The model manufacturers are certainly looking out for you Mr_Bollox!http://www.alpimodel.../neo/43035.htmlhttp://www.alpimodel.../neo/43036.htmland for anyone that can't stump up for the top of the range....http://www.alpimodel.../neo/43030.htmlthey're obviously actually the same price!

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:54 AM

Mr Bickle is not forgotten either!http://www.alpimodel.../shu/03199.html

#366 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 02:24 PM

Here's a link to another useful site...http://www.minimodelcars.co.uk/

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:37 PM

Here are some shots of what I've got in my room here. This is the tip of the iceberg, there's literally tonnes more stuff packed away in the garage;

On top of my wardrobe....

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This little lot's gonna have to be packed up soon as moving house in the next month. I'm dreading it! Not that it's the first time, it's just with me at least, there's usually at least a third more stuff to move than there was last time! :oops:

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:12 PM

Bloody hell Reg! I think I just solved the riddle of where the "missing" £5.5k you spent last year went though :lol: Who makes the Mk3 Cortina by the way - is that a Vanguards release?

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:31 PM

Bloody hell Reg! I think I just solved the riddle of where the "missing" £5.5k you spent last year went though :lol: Who makes the Mk3 Cortina by the way - is that a Vanguards release?

You might well joke! But in the famous words of B.T.O - You ain't seen nothin yet! :shock: :wink: Yes it's the Vanguards GXL naturally being peddled by the money grabbers on eBay as the 'Life On Mars' car! :roll: It's actually more a solid yellowy colour rather than the bronze of the TV car. But close enough for most of fickle bunch out there i.e. not the serious collectorsHere's a couple;http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14this one's been 'improved'!http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:39 PM

Crikey, that's pretty impressive.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:04 AM

Blimey, thats a great collection - I wouldnt know where to start looking at all those! Theres loads of 'I didnt know they made that in minature' examples and many more 'I wish i could find one of those' !I like the barn-find patina of the models on the top shelves lol - its amazing how much dust minature shite attracts eh?I also note that you have a green Renault 14 - is that the Spanish Dinky version - bloody valuable if it is!Out pf interest, who makes the large red Saab 900 Convertible you have -I like it!More pics of the other stuff please!!!

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 12:42 PM

Blimey, thats a great collection - I wouldnt know where to start looking at all those! Theres loads of 'I didnt know they made that in minature' examples and many more 'I wish i could find one of those' !I like the barn-find patina of the models on the top shelves lol - its amazing how much dust minature shite attracts eh?I also note that you have a green Renault 14 - is that the Spanish Dinky version - bloody valuable if it is!Out pf interest, who makes the large red Saab 900 Convertible you have -I like it!More pics of the other stuff please!!!

The Saab is made by Anson, I picked mine up from a Swapmeet (as I did with virtually every model before I discovered eBay) a few years ago for about £15.Here's one here.....http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14The green R14 (next to the Escort van & Commer van, with Tango Doll & Stay Puft Marshmallow Man just visible, as opposed to the green Solido one visible on top of the Wardrobe behind the red Norev one) is made by Auto Pilen of Spain which use the same castings as the French Dinky's but come in hard perspex cases as opposed to the delicate card boxes the Dinky's come in. Which makes me wonder if a good proportion of the value of the French Dinky's comes from them having a good to excellent condition box, as long as it comes with the model in question, obviously. I bought mine from an online shop a few years ago back in the days when I had discovered buying things online as opposed to having to wait till the next Swapmeet but before the days when I decided to see what all this eBay fuss was about (and then never looked back!). Think the model cost me about £7, it wasn't much anyway.I couldn't find any R14s, but here are all the Pilen models currently on eBay....http://shop.ebay.co...._fpos=&_fcsfc=0another you'll see there that I've also got is the Opel Ascona & also that Mercedes MB100 van.http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14I paid about £35 for my Ascona & something like £10 -15 for the Merc van, so you win some, you lose some! Generally though I've got a good track record of getting things for a good price or making money on things.For instance those Matchbox Dinky Triumph Stags, I bought a white one from a model shop for about £12. Then sometime later from my local model shop I found another white one plus the ultra desirable green one, £7 for the white one & £10 for the green one. At the time (prices might have fallen now Vanguards have finally released a Stag!) the white one was fetching about 3 times what I paid, & the green one roughly 7 times what I paid. As I had 2 of the white Stag I sold one on eBay for £30. That's good business!Even better was when I found a desirable Minichamps Mercedes model at a local market for a tenner. I knew it was rare & could probably get maybe £50 for it. I didn't really do anything for me so I was happy to sell it on. Went to a nutter in Japan for £105! That's my best yet, over ten times what I paid! There's also the Minichamps MkIII Capris, I don't want to sell them but I've got all of them & the silver & black ones are considerably desirable!I can't find my links to the ones previously sold as the links have expired, but here's one & I'd expect it to fetch £100+. The previous ones have made £130 - 150.http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14This gold one should make at least £30-40 but who knows with eBay!http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14I have got every Minichamps MkIII Capri released so far. I've got 3 or 4 of the MkIIs but not so bothered to get every example.This is a nice one & is the most recent Capri that I've added to my collection....http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14I couldn't find any Dinky R14s either, but there is this R12....http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14I suppose the Dinky name does have more glamour & prestige to it!I've got one of these too in mint condition but unfortunately without the box, which is kinda crucial!...http://cgi.ebay.co.u...p3286.m20.l1116http://cgi.ebay.co.u...p3286.m20.l1116http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14The French Dinky 'Cougars' are the cheaper end of the range but that's because they're more basic, & have a plastic base & no opening parts. They come on a basic bubble attached to a card type package. They are also shared castings with old Solidos, which gives you an idea, as opposed to the heavier, more quality castings shared with Pilen. I've still added most of them to my collection though, Pug 504, BMW 520 E12, R14, Ritmo, Visa, Pug 104 3 door etc etc etchttp://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 12:51 PM

I've got one of these too, in the box but the box is tatty!http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 02:22 PM

Thats the first minichamps Capri I've seen that isnt a model of a German-market Model. My 1/18 MK1 is a v4 and my orange MK2 is a 2.3, an engine never used in UK capris.

I know what you mean about e-bay too -it addictive for buying shite in minature!

I also have a few of those faux-Dinky/Solido models, mint ones are pennies. I want the Tagora one.

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I had been going to swapmeets for many years but recently they are just full of robbing chanty-rastlers, however the above 2 were an unusually spiffing bargain :D

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 02:27 PM

I had the Lancia (minus the box) but I ebayed it as trying to slim down the larger models in favour of just sticking to 1/43rd for space reasons. Think it went for £8 or maybe more, can't remember now!

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 03:36 PM

Wow IainL, that Beetle brings back some memories for me. I got one of those (saloon version) to shut me up when my brother was born in 1980!Reg, I sold my model collection when I went to University, having spent a good few years buying up stuff instead of pestering gurls (I made up for the latter in the interim!). Stopped me from having a student loan, so a good investment!My best purchase was a pair of those 1/20th scale plastic Stahlberg Saab 900s from a boot sale last summer, for a fiver. Sold on eBay to foreign collectors for about £65 total, I recall...

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 08:46 PM

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I have this Beetle, bought circa 1990 when the local shop was knocking them out at £4.99 I think.

I also have the Bburago R14 bought for me when aged about 4 when the family car was an orange 14, the bikes got taken off the roofrack + hidden away somewhere and in theory should still be around somewhere!! The rest of the car took an absolute hammering and long after the 1/1 14 had gone I decided to use the Renault Boutique spray can still in the garage to repaint the model, but it didn't come out very well as I guess the paint had gone off after sitting for years and in any case we somehow managed to misplace the doors. :roll:

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 06:20 PM

Pretend shite model shite! :D http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 08:08 PM

My Burago R14 didn't have the bikes on it - have I missed out? I think it had rallying stickers on it from memory, though sadly the model vanished some years ago.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 08:55 PM

There were different versions available, notably a yellow example with Renault sponsorship / rally decals on it. My preference is for the one with the bikes on it (Tour De France of course), although as an adult collector I'm equally appreciative of a bog standard version with no stickers or extra bits on it / accessories as it's more realistic. I have a metallic blue one that meets that requirement although a previous owner has 'detailed it' so I'm not sure how different it is from how it's supposed to be! :roll: Ahh here's a lovely plain one (although it's conceivable it could have had the stickers removed!)http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14also came up in the search is this 1/43 R9http://cgi.ebay.co.u...p3286.m20.l1116I should have been more careful with the ones of these I had as a kid! :shock: http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:01 PM

When searching for a Burago it's always worth performing separate searches for Burago & BBurago as you get results for both. I'm damned if I know the correct way but at least I'm clearly not alone!This one turned up under 'BBurago'http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:45 PM

This is pretty cool - it's by Ixo:

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:59 PM

This is pretty cool - it's by Ixo:

http://www.modelcarworld.biz/Artfotos/Ar...

Looks good - where did you find that? I've got that model in Michelin colours, as a minibus.

Will go with this Norev release very nicely. Can't wait to get my hands on one....

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 10:59 PM

R.Welfare you got a major bargain for those Stahlbergs!! I only have 2 Volvo examples so far (still recovering financially from said purchases lol)I have the R9 with the early (?) black box - these sorts are good bargains on the bay!My sights are set, at the moment, on trying to locate a 1/25 Polistil Fiat 132 GLS. :D No luck so far for under eleventy million Euros :(

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 11:24 PM

This is pretty cool - it's by Ixo:

http://www.modelcarworld.biz/Artfotos/Ar...

Looks good - where did you find that? I've got that model in Michelin colours, as a minibus.

Will go with this Norev release very nicely. Can't wait to get my hands on one....

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Found it on

http://www.modelcarworld.de/relaunch/

I like models of vans in manufacturer's service colours, got quite a few.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 11:44 PM

Wow. €6 on that modelcarworld site - I gotta have it:
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 11:54 PM

WTF? A DS on spacehoppers!? :lol: :lol:

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 02:17 AM

This is pretty cool - it's by Ixo:

http://www.modelcarworld.biz/Artfotos/Ar...

Looks good - where did you find that? I've got that model in Michelin colours, as a minibus.

Will go with this Norev release very nicely. Can't wait to get my hands on one....

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http://www.modelcarworld.de/relaunch/

I like models of vans in manufacturer's service colours, got quite a few.
Not seen that site before, looks good I like it thanks!

Found those vans on the bay just by typing in L309D, they're the only results you get. Best scenario the one from the US, buy for £12, add £6 shipping, yours for £18 ish quid! The others are to be bought for £20 upwards....

http://search.ebay.c...32&fsoo=2&fgtp=

These ones are a bit more steep;

http://search.ebay.c...&fsop=32&fsoo=2

It comes in cheaper from this place but not sure about shipping charges!


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Posted 05 July 2008 - 02:42 AM

R.Welfare you got a major bargain for those Stahlbergs!! I only have 2 Volvo examples so far (still recovering financially from said purchases lol)I have the R9 with the early (?) black box - these sorts are good bargains on the bay!My sights are set, at the moment, on trying to locate a 1/25 Polistil Fiat 132 GLS. :D No luck so far for under eleventy million Euros :(

I had a 245 DL by Stahlberg bought from a Swapmeet for a couple of quid, sold on eBay for somewhere between £10 -20 even in knackered condition (glazing cracked, front bumper missing, scuffed body)This doesn't look too bad, not sure on scale though....http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItemMost detailed 132 model I've yet seen! Shame it's a police car though....http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItemI'm glad I decided to look at his other items though, he's got come corkers! - if you like Italian cars that is! 8) Best I can do is this IXO Seat 132, indeed it's still the only model I've got of a 132, it's decent enough....http://search.ebay.c...&fsop=32&fsoo=2

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 02:52 AM

WTF? A DS on spacehoppers!? :lol: :lol:

It's based on a real vehicle, a promotional stunt by Citroen back in the 50s (?) they put one in the ocean sitting on large inflatable heavy duty balloons. Remember reading it somewhere.Seems this model can be had very cheap now!http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem




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