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I've got that exact Ritmo. Not sure about the 505 but I've definitely got Norev & IXO versions of it.I'm sure that giant dollop of whipped cream behind them will come in handy for something!

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i got a Norev 505 too (just behind the gold one looking a little rusty :lol:) but the solido feels abit better built has better wheels and paint than the norev tooand hey that my seal (still waiting for me people to come from china :shock::?:twisted: )

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Nice collection Tayne, is that first gen RR a Burago model?Shit i just remembered I need to post you that police one, I was waiting for all this bank holiday stuff to calm down, with all the havock it can reap on the postal service.Lobster, that minichamps Escort is so good, I love how they even manage to replicate the stance of the cars at that scale.

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Heres a better picture of the Ford shelf:

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I like Fords, but I have been trying to get other marques as well, but alot of them are quite neglected, like Vauxhall for example.

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That Citroen garage diorama is brilliant....I'm trying to do something similar in 1/24 scale. Trouble is I have to make everything, and anything I cant get in kit form I have to scratchbuild so its taking ages. :roll:

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i want to make something proper but not yet :lol: building up to it :P

 

would like still 1/43 but a barn made with real little stones then pointed!... :oops:

 

so a proper job.. like this but better

 

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Trouble is I have to make everything, and anything I cant get in kit form I have to scratchbuild so its taking ages. :roll:

It took me a long time to understand the concept of scratchbuilding, meaning building from scratch, not scratching something to make something :lol::oops:

 

But even now I can't really comprehend how you can make a model out of nothing, i.e. not based on a kit or something......I just can't get my head around it, I wouldn't know where to begin! Surely you'd need some sort of moulds or templates or something...just something to work with or from!

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Oh I have toyed with this idea of building a diorama for many months now, and its not like Im short of cardboard, living above a shop and all.I just dont know where to start, plus I need wood as well, as a cardboard piece could look a bit flimsy without a base or 'supporting wall' if you will.I could do it this summer....... possibly.

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Trouble is I have to make everything, and anything I cant get in kit form I have to scratchbuild so its taking ages. :roll:

It took me a long time to understand the concept of scratchbuilding, meaning building from scratch, not scratching something to make something :lol::oops:

 

But even now I can't really comprehend how you can make a model out of nothing, i.e. not based on a kit or something......I just can't get my head around it, I wouldn't know where to begin! Surely you'd need some sort of moulds or templates or something...just something to work with or from!

I use plastic card and whatever else I can lay my hands on. Various plastic bits and bobs such as angle profiles are available, but it aint cheap.

Heres a scratchbuilt box trailer before paint

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Camper body on a Unimog

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Some shots of my latest mini shite. I really will have to peg the collecting back now, mainly for the sake of my bank balance and space.

 

A pea green Lada Samara is on the way from China.

I ended up going to the Toy Fair at the Reebok Stadium with Fatha_wat. Cheap entry and there was some good stuff on display, although the prices varied massively.

 

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I don't really collect rally stuff, but this IXO Citroen BX 4TC seemed canonically shite - after all I'm a fan of the underdog. I'll get myself a Simtek S951 if the price is right. This was £9 well spent.

 

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Next, a lovely blue Minichamps Ford RS 200 caught my eye. These seemed to vary in price according to stall and colour. The blues varied from £15 - 50. One seller had all three colours and was asking for £80 for a white 1:43! Madness. My blue 'un was £15.

 

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Finally got myself the Minichamps Polis Amazon Kombi I wanted. Only one store had it, and it cost me £22 for the bother. Mind you, it was better than the £30 he wanted to start with.

 

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Finally, this shop soiled-but-sound Vitesse Mitsubishi Carisma caught my eye. Really crazily detailed for a 1:43 - it has dials in the instrument binnacle, textured trim, and an opening bonnet and doors. Case is a bit knackered but responded to a clean, and the model itself is mint. All for a bargainous £4.

 

Was looking at the Hornby APTs as well. I have one of these, it tilts and everything. Didn't realise they were worth that much.......

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Looks like you did pretty well there Wat! I did think about going but couldn't really be arsed in the end. The price variations are half the problem with fairs like Reebok, you get those people selling stuff at a massively inflated price but also a few that are dumping stock and will sell at essentially cost price - £15 for your RS200 is cheaper than wholesale price on Minichamps.

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Trouble is I have to make everything, and anything I cant get in kit form I have to scratchbuild so its taking ages. :roll:

It took me a long time to understand the concept of scratchbuilding, meaning building from scratch, not scratching something to make something :lol::oops:

 

But even now I can't really comprehend how you can make a model out of nothing, i.e. not based on a kit or something......I just can't get my head around it, I wouldn't know where to begin! Surely you'd need some sort of moulds or templates or something...just something to work with or from!

I've got this book...

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/The-Encyclopedia- ... 3ca7b8f94c

 

Loads of information on scratchbuilding, err... buildings!

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