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#151 OFFLINE   Mash

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:46 PM

I thought it may have been mentioned on this thread, but I can't find it. I know Mr Welfare has mentioned them previously, these large scale plastic Saab & Volvo models made in Finland. I had a 245 DL I sold on the bay a couple of years ago, it was knackered but still made a few quid!Well here's a site showing all of them you could get. Click on the link on the left hand side 'Promo cars'.http://www.fintoys.com/

This chap in Canada is selling a few on eBay and some seem to be making silly moneyhttp://search.ebay.c...QQsassZmarg8481I've got 2 of the Corollas and I think I paid a quid apiece for them. Always remember the Volvos in the local dealers when I was kid. The oddest one is the Lancia Delta which is actually a Saab 600...
I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:51 PM

Pathfinder models are a bit of a cult in handbuilt circles for some reason. Most of them are fantastic and these are the ones that command the silly money and usually of cars that haven't been made before. The company stopped making models and since then the prices have rocketed. You'll find though that it's a big model dealer selling them at that money and they're a bit unrealistic.Having said that, some of their releases were pants. The HB Viva is atrocious and the Vanguards one puts it to shame completely. They did better at 50s than 60s cars I found mostly.
I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:53 PM

Renault 16s mmmm 8) That green TX (?) is gorgeous. I got the white Minichamps one and then wished I'd waited for a better colour.Have you seen the 1/18 scale Norev one? Now that is gorgeous and still the same price as a 1/43 offering. Must get one one day.
I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:06 PM

Here's the complete list of the Cars of THe 80s series from Altaya/Ixo. Most of them are out already, probably only about 6 or 7 still to filter onto eBay:http://www.gamas43.c... ... 0_NQC2.htmTagora, mmmm 8)
I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:22 PM

Plenty of photos of the 1/18 Renault 16 on this link, I think the front tyres look a bit too skinny, other than that can't really fault the exterior at that price. http://134205.aceboa... ... -norev.htm

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:15 PM

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 12:05 AM

I got the white Minichamps one and then wished I'd waited for a better colour.

It was the other way around for me. I was aware the white would be the first release, but I didn't want a boring colour so I held back, the gold was suddenly released without much warning but I was 'right place, right time' with that, so I acquired it. Then a few months ago I saw a white one on eBay & bought it as I usually try to get a couple of colour variations of each model. The white suddenly appealed because it was the first release so not easy to find & I realised it looked pretty smart in white after all, not dull at all & it beats the later dark red & dark green releases which you will always be able to find without too much difficulty.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 10:03 AM

Both Norev and Solido have launched some excellent 'shite' 1/18 models. As well as the R16, Norev have done a R12, R5 and Simca 1000. Welly have recently released a superb Peugeot 504 sedan, which I'm very tempted to order from Europe. Most of these can be bought for around £30 inc shipping if you're lucky. Revell 1/18 have also made some top notch shite, including a NSU TT, Opel Kadett coupe (early 70's one), VW 1302S, VW Scirocco and Opel Manta B. Personally I try and save up for minichamps and kyosho stuff, there's a Minichamps 1/18 VW 1600 wagon and fastback and Kyosho Datsun Skyline C110 coupe, but will set me back at least a ton the pair....

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 12:48 PM

Haven't seen the 1:18th 504, I'll have to have a look for that.The European model companies as you say have done a few "ordinary" cars in the bigger scales, it's a shame we've got no-one here to make a giant Allegro!
I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 02:53 PM

[quote]The European model companies as you say have done a few "ordinary" cars in the bigger scales, it's a shame we've got no-one here to make a giant Allegro![/quote]

Absolutely. Not so long ago, 1/18th scale was reserved only for supercars and classic sports cars, however I think the choice available now is almost too wide, I'm having huge problems trying to keep up with new releases and finding the funds to buy on a whim. Sunstar and Anson also make some top notch 1/18th scale stuff - I was tempted by a white MK2 Escort with square lamps yesterday.... maybe if I stopped buying toy cars then maybe money would go into getting my cars back on the road.

Maybe Corgi-vanguard should look into releasing 1/18 scale models. I'll have a word with them at ToyFair in Jan! [/quote]

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 07:26 PM

I'm having to be very disciplined (like it's easy!) & cut out anything that's not 1/43. I'm basically saying to myself "Hey there's plenty of detail in 1/43, the ranges are huge & will continue to be so, I will soon run out of room to put 1/18 stuff & quite simply I cannot possibly collect everything!" There, that's got me told! :D But seriously, I will only buy a 1/18 model now if it's a simply can't do without kinda model, and it has to be very very special like a 1/18 version of one of my real cars (imagine a 1/18 Renault 14 or Fiat Ritmo :shock: 8) ) & I won't buy anything smaller than 1/43 or in between 1/43 & 1/18 because frankly, what's the point? Just unnecessary. I do have some 1/24 stuff but my motto is to only buy in a larger scale if something doesn't exist in 1/43 for some reason, which is unlikely & then as soon as I get it in 1/43 I have to force myself to sell the larger one. The last 1/18 I bought were the Minichamps BMW 7 Series & 5 Series but I will move them on if I can bring myself to as I have them in 1/43 & it's getting silly now! As it is at the start of every year I put in an order with my model dealer friend from any of the new catalogues for each year (mainly just the Minichamps one) & on average order around 50 models which will come out over the following year or so (many which aren't released for quite a while end up overlapping with next years stuff so you never actually catch up!) and at around £20 a time, an order worth £1000 is quite enough, especially when they come in sometimes in drips & drabs & at other times batches of 5, 6 or 7 (one time even 10 = that'll be £200 ta very much!) which gets expensive when I have to cough up for them! :? I haven't seen my friend since the summer as he has been quite ill, so I estimate I must have missed about 20 models in that time. I'm in a predicament because I don't know whether to write them all off & try & catch up now if I can, see if he's got them all which will be expensive if he hands me an invoice for 20 or so models, or he might have kept some of them for me but I won't know which ones so I can't go out & nab the ones I need. :roll:

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 07:49 PM

Blimey Regie, you make it sound so complicated :shock: It's only meant to be a bit of fun :wink:

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1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 07:50 PM

Im also sticking to 1/43 for the same reasons - space! Trouble is I keep seeing 1/18 stuff I want - Solido have just announced 1/18 R5 Alpine so I still end up acquiring a few big uns!

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 09:24 PM

Its a disease. The way I see it is like so - I can't ever own all the cars I want I'll try and get a replica of it. The problem is I go through phases. I used to buy 1/24 kits, then 1/32 Corgi stuff, then moved on to 1/43 French, German and Japanese die cast, then a long time on the 1/60 matchbox, majorette, tomica, norev, corgi juniors etc stuff, and now presently getting erotically charged by 1/18 scale models of friggin' Peugeots. Add to the Lego, car magazines, brochures and of course real cars I have hoarded, I'm begining to realise I have a big problem.....

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 09:24 PM

I'm having to be very disciplined (like it's easy!) & cut out anything that's not 1/43. I'm basically saying to myself "Hey there's plenty of detail in 1/43, the ranges are huge & will continue to be so, I will soon run out of room to put 1/18 stuff & quite simply I cannot possibly collect everything!" There, that's got me told! :D

My collecting philosophy exactly. I've also tried to discipline myself further by only concentrating on 70s and 80s now which seems to ease it a bit! Trouble is, I've been collecting for around 15 years and I've gathered up a lot of tat in that time too that I really didn't need to get. Next year will have to be a bumper eBay year for me (selling not buying!!)
I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 09:54 PM

Blimey Regie, you make it sound so complicated :shock: It's only meant to be a bit of fun :wink:

Fun is what is was when I was 2-3 years old & a trip down the newsagents with mum meant a new Matchbox car. These days high tension is the order of the day "have I missed something?" "have I got enough in the bank?" "did I remember to order that one?" "how many will I have to shell out for next month?" "will I win this one on eBay" "which one do I want more?" "have I already got this one?" "have I gone for the right version?" "how limited is that one?" "shall I buy an extra one to sell?" etc etc etc..... :roll: it's a real headache.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 10:03 PM

I'm beginning to think I have a Renault 14-owning clone! :lol:
I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 10:33 AM

Gents, I know exactly how you feel, the pressure of hoping you make the right purchase can get too much, at least any mistakes are not going to be as costly as with a real vehicle! I too find it helps the bank balance to concentrate on a certain theme, at the moment I'm simply trying not to look but here are my latest arrivals from an Italian 'Bay seller, only charged £5.75 postage for them both rather than the usual extortionate prices from Europe. I've been struggling to find pictures of the real version of these 1/43 scale cars. The Base says Nissan Cedric 4 door hardtop. I think they are 1982-1984 Y30 Cedrics 240/260 but virtually every photo of a Y30 model shows a slightly different car! They are made in Japan by Tomica Dandy with opening front doors, boot and bonnet, and I've added a few Chrome effect trim details to the red one with removable pen.

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 10:44 AM

They are like the Y30 Nissan 300C sold here but the Japanese hardtop version. There is at least one real one of those knocking about the UK, though badged a Gloria rather than a Cedric.

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 05:21 PM

A few on here might like this, Baz :wink: http://cgi.ebay.co.u... ... dZViewItem
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Posted 13 December 2007 - 08:42 PM

Thats a neat little model, in the 80's Corgi launched their 1/36 models at around the same time as the actual cars launch. That Renault has an opening boot, hinged parcel shelf, folding front seats and opening doors! Interestingly Corgi have fairly recently re-released this model but as a blue 5 door without any opening features. It ties in James Bond 'A view to Kill'.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 07:18 AM

Found some pix of the Revell KG:

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[I later scratchbuilt the accelerator pedal which - for reasons unknown - is omitted by Revell].

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An Airfix Beetle lurking in the background. The Ghia is a bit too big for a plastic kit. Tamiya's 1/24th seems about right as you get a nice interior & they do manage the engine too. Must get hold of their Fiat 500, though most Tamiya cars seem to be rather dull rally & F1 things.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 12:13 PM

A few on here might like this, Baz :wink:

http://cgi.ebay.co.u... ... dZViewItem

Me likey, this post inspired me to dig out a few models in this scale, I also have some later Matchbox stuff in boxes under a bed somewhere and used to have a Corgi Mini Metro but I think it got set on fire aged 11 or so.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 04:24 PM

Crumbs, this all sounds like a whole new seam of 4-wheeled stress which so far remains unexplored by myself. I have an old boxed 1/43 russian model of a Lada Riva and thats about it.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 04:58 PM

I'm sure Ed has probably seen this, very rare to see 1:24 commercial Japanese stuff here on the 'Bay.

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Bound to go for lots though, HGV's always seem to.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 05:12 PM

That's the tractor unit of the car transporter I have. Same kit manufacturer.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 07:30 PM

Just bought this beauty today!!

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 10:01 PM

Hope you didn't pay too much for it - wifey spent a (net) 12p on the tu'penny slots at Hunstanton last Sunday (yeah yeah, alright. I was only showing my tropically derived missus what a northeasterly on the beach in winter feels like and the full Seaton Delaval effect is way too far away) and that 504 came tumbling down. Won a Pajero 3 dr with Chinese Sinopec characters and a VW bus too! Only the Fish n' chips cost us more.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 10:08 PM

Just won this little beauty on ebay. 1968 Nissan Laurel by Norev...

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It's from the magazine partwork on Japanese cars by Hachette Fujingaho, who I think were also responsible for the French car one as well. Wish they'd do the japanese car series over here :cry:

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 10:23 PM

Nice one Ed, that's the only one I've seen on eBay so far, hope they start filtering through soon.

Back to the 504 for a minute, I've found the Welly 1:18 one and it looks bloody good. Seems to be 4 or 5 colours available. Makes a nice pair with the Norev R16.

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I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate




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