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Just bought myself a birthday present.

I've blown way to much dosh on a Brooklin Models 1967 Buick Wildcat.

So what do you get for too much money ?

Some fancy packaging :

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Containing a very posh box:

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Off course, as soon as this arrived another popped up on ebay for 2/3 of what I just paid ....

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After getting my 1:43 models on display a couple of weeks ago, I decided to start searching for more models. Mk1 Granada estates and mk4 Cortina estates are available but ridiculous money, my search eventually led me to Jumajo in France who had a selection of nice models at sensible prices so I decided to order a few and they arrived today!

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Mucho excitement!

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I am very impressed with Jumajo, I had daily updates of the models journey and a very accurate arrival date. Nice models at a good price compared to Vanguards etc. I clearly made a mistake not checking the scale of the SM. I highly recommend Jumajo and may purchase more in the future as I would love to modify some to look like my real cars. If I could make miniature numberplates and move the steering wheel to the correct side they would be even more amazing.

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19 minutes ago, Shite Ron said:

After getting my 1:43 models on display a couple of weeks ago, I decided to start searching for more models. Mk1 Granada estates and mk4 Cortina estates are available but ridiculous money, my search eventually led me to Jumajo in France who had a selection of nice models at sensible prices so I decided to order a few and they arrived today!

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Mucho excitement!

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I am very impressed with Jumajo, I had daily updates of the models journey and a very accurate arrival date. Nice models at a good price compared to Vanguards etc. I clearly made a mistake not checking the scale of the SM. I highly recommend Jumajo and may purchase more in the future as I would love to modify some to look like my real cars. If I could make miniature numberplates and move the steering wheel to the correct side they would be even more amazing.

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Any more pics of the Escort please?

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I seem over the years to have had most of those late 70’s Dinkies but few of them appealed in the long term unlike the Corgis. I probably picked them up at the height of the ‘anything Dinky is worth a place at Sothebys’. Probably for me the most fascinating are the Convoy series of generic trucks, a sort of last stab at trying to make the concept work at a time when Dinky was seen as old hat. 

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Bored tonight,so I thought I'd show some of my Coupes & Transporters

Bburago generic tilt and slide with Matchbox Capri Mk 220210209_221004.thumb.jpg.c0ff531e616385ceb9ad86d9363dfdc6.jpg

Partwork Pegaso/VW LT collecting a Volvo C70 which retired from the race because its wheels were too small 😂20210209_220515.thumb.jpg.fe671ec3d1c77d49d61aca3381e33d75.jpg

Another partworks Pegaso,from Jumajo like the last one.The Taunus came from him too.The Puma & Calibra are both from here,the Volvo 780 was a charity shop find20210209_220402.thumb.jpg.0721087aaf6ca3ceabf56d4552ce9091.jpg

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3 hours ago, Shite Ron said:

Jumajo in France who had a selection of nice models at sensible prices

Hell's bells... now there's a selection to make the bank manager quake!

I'm only about five pages into Jumajo's eBay shop and I'm already watching about twice my annual salary in diecast...

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2 hours ago, sierraman said:

Probably for me the most fascinating are the Convoy series of generic trucks, a sort of last stab at trying to make the concept work at a time when Dinky was seen as old hat. 

Funny you should mention, as a Convoy was seen out and about earlier, picking up a load

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10 hours ago, Tenmil Socket said:

Any more pics of the Escort please?

I should of said if you are buying more than one item go to their website, it is much cheaper than ebay as postage is combined, hence me getting carried away!

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Edited for flat4alfa, no I did not get done for customs, I was a bit concerned this could happen but there was no problem. Jumajo even gave me a 5% discount on checkout.


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I am very impressed with the Chevette, the arches look a bit flared but otherwise it is great.

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My bank balance is happy to declare that the French part works depository site doesn't post to New Zealand. Lucky escape, as although I often shun modern stuff, there's much to tempt.

More importantly @Shite Ron - nice collection of Hornsea Heirloom in the background. Here's a couple of awful photos of some of ours - please excuse the dust, as they're high up on shelves!

We actually plan on using them as well as displaying them, when we finally get round to a kitchen redesign. All our other Hornsea gets used regularly but we do have over 100 plates, so some of them are used more than others!

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Soooo... spent quite a long time last night on the Jumajo webshop.

Even with only selecting models I really, really want (as opposed to ones that are simply very cheap, or variants of ones I already have), we're still looking at €€€... yow.

Postage of €23.10 isn't outrageous for quite a few models though, and it claims that all taxes are included. Having heard horror stories of people being hammered for extra charges by couriers on delivery in the UK, this is of course a concern...

But they are exceedingly tempting.

4 hours ago, Shite Ron said:

Jumajo even gave me a 5% discount on checkout.

Out of interest, did they send you a voucher code, or was it applied automatically during the checkout process?

Asking for a friend...

(koff koff)

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2 minutes ago, Datsuncog said:

Soooo... spent quite a long time last night on the Jumajo webshop.

Even with only selecting models I really, really want (as opposed to ones that are simply very cheap, or variants of ones I already have), we're still looking at €€€... yow.

But they are exceedingly tempting.

Out of interest, did they send you a voucher code, or was it applied automatically during the checkout process?

Asking for a friend...

(koff koff)

I messaged them on ebay asking if they would combine postage and they replied to say use the website, they also gave a discount code on the ebay reply.

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@Spottedlaurelto the beige phone please!

I don't know if you spotted this one:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Vintage-Heller-1-43-Peugeot-604-Unassembled-Plastic-Model-Kit/203269775284

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You most probably did..   but if you don't want it, I might well be clicking the bid button of doom later.  Just say so now so you don't get into a bidding war with me by accident 😗

As you enjoyed* the Heller Princess so much...   I thought of you first

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