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  1. Being that the vendor is in Chertsey, I wouldn't mind betting that was the one I saw yesterday on the hard shoulder of the M25 near Heathrow, with its hazards on.
  2. That's rather lovely. Rather lovelier than I've come to expect from MotorMax.
  3. That XR4i is the same as the one I got circa age 8 and played with HARD. My mum taught at a primary school, and after school I used to play cars with my friend Tim, wazzing the XR4i and his K162 Texaco Cossie from one end of the hall to the other. I can still hear it on the sprung pine floor now. Seeing it MIB is amazing. Sent from my SM-G986B using Tapatalk
  4. This thread is a proper boost to the Rover mojo. Fantastic work. One thing led to the next this year and my 825 has only seen the light of day a few times this year; it's been slumbering in the garage. I started it up last weekend and spent a while sitting in it, though. Magical. I've just now pulled my finger out and joined the 800 club. Finally.
  5. Cheers Tim. Also top bombing on the Yaris. Ye Olde 306 passed its MOT today, too, so good vibes must be floating around.
  6. I'm more into civvie-spec stuff, but if it's a case of Granada or none, I'll gladly swoop on a patrol car!
  7. Goodness me. If that Ghia with the vinyl roof is going begging... in place of the patrol car. .... although if you've already procured the latter for my benefit, I won't leave it homeless and you £7 down.
  8. GAAAHHHHH Consul GT, please, if mint.
  9. One particular "DO NOT INVEST" Black area is, I suspect, 1:18 cars. Yes, some are quite desirable; certain AUTOart models get hankered after some time after their production run comes to an end. And there are extra super-duper models by the likes of CMC, which start at £several and will probably forever be worth £several. The models at the Bburago end of the market, though, are pretty much the same as Days Gone, but extra inconvenient because of their greater size. My first 1:18 Bburago, the inevitable Jaguar E-Type, was a gift from my parents for Christmas 1988. Later that day, when the second round of presents was dished out, I got a second, identical model, from my Grandparents, so I decided to keep one boxed up in the attic as a future collectible. My thinking must have been the same as for several million other kids, because eBay is crammed full of Bburago cars from the last 20 years or so, and they're lucky to sell at anything above initial bid, if they sell at all. Today, being that they're not especially sophisticated models by modern standards, they can only possibly sell on the basis of nostalgia. Certain Maisto models have actually found themselves getting desirable on the back of the popularity of the prototype. The Honda S2000, frixample, hasn't been modelled well by many companies, and it tends to change hands for several dozen quid on eBay. Same is true of Gate's rendition of the first-gen Mazda MX-5, as well as their Peugeot 406 Coupé; those who are eccentric enough to own examples of the latter are also eccentric enough to want a model of same. I just buy stuff because I like it, and have to grin and bear the fact that I'm wholly unlikely to ever see my money back, even if I could be bothered to put myself through the rigmorale of attempting to sell them on.
  10. Cheers! It was specifically the Coupé i was after, though, for the shape, but I'd completely forgotten that Maisto had a shot at the mk1 TT! It looks good, too, judged by the pics I can find. Maisto generally has a good stab at things, and quite often dredge up much more detail than you'd expect at the price. I'd say the body casting of the Revell is just a hair more crisp, though. And it has separately detailed side indicator repeaters, which are quite obviously the most important thing in the entire world.
  11. Oops, I did it again... A BNIB 1:18-scale model car, bought having possibly had one too many ciders while watching live music in the wilds of Devon turned out to be TWO BNIB 1:18-scale model cars, bought having possibly had one too many ciders while watching live music in the wilds of Devon. Still. In the words of Orbital, it's better to regret something you have done than to regret something you haven't. So, what have I done this time? This. I've always been quite keen on Revell stuff, and there aren't many Mk1 Audi TTs to choose from. To be honest I've wanted to get my hands on one of these for quite a long time, but they rarely seemed to come up for less than a brisk scalping. Ideally I'd have liked one in silver, for the full Bauhaus 'concept car made real' effect of the early launch cars. But Avus Blue isn't a bad compromise. It is, indeed, BNIB, and again I'm the first to ever remove the plastic securing strips. FEELS GOOD. Feels SO good. Looks quite good, too. The main thing is that they captured the TT's shape absolutely perfectly, to my eyes, anyway. I've never thought the TT was an especially good looking car. It's pig ugly, really. However I do recognise it as a design classic, and I can't help but admire it. A TT deserves a spot in my collection, particularly a base model TT, which has the same 1.8 turbo engine as my own A4. This is the first model I've ever bought to have a model of the engine in my own car. How very exciting. It strikes me that this model comes from a bit of a transitional period in Revell's history. They were following the right lines, but they weren't quite nailing the detail in the way they would soon. I rate the Opel Manta of the same rough age as being markedly better, and the Renault Clio V6 and Renault 5 Turbo 2 that would follow soon after absolutely blows this TT away. That's not to say it doesn't do some things well, though. The interior is, for the most part, great. Certain details, such as the 'alloy' support struts, the HVAC controls and the air vents are really nicely rendered, complete with knurled, silver-finished surrounds to the latter. The steering wheel is ace, too. Only the dash cluster disappoints, with oddly small cut-outs for the instruments and a rather simplistic housing. Ha'porth of tar stuff. Things are 'adequate' under the bonnet, too. Creditably, the engine looks pretty good. The '5V Turbo' decal is true to life, the oil filler is picked out, as is the intake manifold and injector dooberries. It's all a bit over-shiny, but it's passable. Front headlights pass muster, too. A few dozen points must be awarded to the wheels and, particularly, the tyres. They're great, with their Michelin Pilot SX branding and dimension markings – even down to the load ratings. The centre cap is nice, too, if a bit shiny. Brake discs and calipers are modelled, too. Always nice to see. I really like the accurate clamshell bonnet opening, and the overall feel of the thing is more model than toy. Good. I can't be letting a toy into my amassed adult collectibles, can I? Only thing that really lets this model down for me is the rear lights. They're frankly terrible. Yes, Revell has made an effort to represent the roundy-bits in each unit, but there's no depth or detail to speak of. They're the most toylike aspect of the whole endeavour, so much so that I forgot to take an up-close picture. So that's that. No more suspiciously 1:18 car-shaped parcels are expected, and there's a whole year until the next festival.
  12. I believe UT's Willys Jeep is identical to the version released (later) with Gate branding (part of the same conglomeration). I have the latter and think it relatively splendid.
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