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Model Cars......who else collects them?
Published 05/11/2009 @ 15:31:50, By t0nkatracker
So I was just wondering who else collects model cars? I know Antoine does but surly there are others. I collect model cars and have quite a bit of them, much to the dismay of my wife. :crazy: I have mini collections inside of my collection. For instance I collect 1:18 scale mustangs (but I only have 18 at the moment) I also collect Suzukis, Isuzus, Hondas and GM J-bodies of all scales. One thing I don't collect is Supercars or Exotic cars I like collecting every day basic cars that I see on the street, for instance Hotwheels and majorette both produced the Chevy Lumina APV and Pontiac Trans Sport and I have every variation of these. I also have quite a few 1:43 scale VW Golfs and Jettas (about 30). and one of my favorite mini-collections that I have are some 1:25 scale Dodge and Plymouth Neon dealer Promos. Sadly most of my model cars are packed away in boxes, but I am building some shelving now to go in our computer room so I can display them. So again who collects model cars and what do you collect?

here are a couple of pics of what is not in boxes:

1:18 Mustangs:

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/8306/toys002.th.jpg

1:25 Neons (and a couple of Voyagers too)

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/1840/toys001.th.jpg

Suzukis and Isuzus:

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/876/toys004.th.jpg

A few of my Hondas:

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/1407/toys003.th.jpg

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Published 05/11/2009 @ 15:50:23, By antp
:grin: indeed there is me
mostly 1:43, a little of everything
also many of majorette/matchbox scale (≈1:57)
http://antp.be/perso/modelcars
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Published 05/11/2009 @ 18:16:48, By atom
I only got two cars in my 'collection':

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2885/img5860.jpg
1955 Lancia Aurelia Spider [B24] 1:18 by BBurago

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/726/img5864.jpg
1968-1970 Opel Kadett B 'Polizei' by Schuco

But my favourite is a model I built myself

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/2820/img5868o.jpg
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8088/img5873.jpg
http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/7708/img5872.jpg
It's a one cylinder four stroke engine.
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Published 06/11/2009 @ 00:12:48, By antp
well done :grin:
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Published 06/11/2009 @ 06:24:21, By marioman3138
I love model cars! over 4 large cabients full.

I collect under these headlines:
Mustangs
Mini's
Hot Wheels that I like (muscle, some others)
random cars (have a Lada Niva labeled in Russian :wink:
Movie cars (some, not all)
on special :wink:
and lots of others.

I also enjoy LEGO, and have them displayed as well-two F430's, tow truck, Batmobile, Ferrari F1. Later on I will show some of my creations with LEGO.
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Published 06/11/2009 @ 06:51:18, By dragonboy3000
I collect model cars, but the kit form and then build them myself.
Ive found that i prefer one make over the other. Tamiya is my favourite as the quality and detail is really good, compared to revell which ive also done which aren't all that great, so any further models i do, im sticking with the japanes.
So far ive done:
Porsche 911 Flatnose (Revell), Mercedes S600 AMG Coupe (Tamiya), Ferrari 360 Spyder (Tamiya), Corvette Z06(Revell).
It's so satisfying once youve completed the models and see them all done and you think "I just made that"
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Published 06/11/2009 @ 07:41:42, By BlackIce_RS
Very cool, atom. Was it a kit, or did you make the pieces yourself?

My collection is a few hundred pieces, or thereabouts. Mostly HotWheels, because they're cheap and there's many stores around here that have them. When I worked in a grocery store, I'd always grab a new case coming in and snag any cars I wanted before we opened. In my years of collecting, this is the only way I've ever got any treasure hunts or mystery cars.
There's a bunch of 1:24 scale stuff on my desk, and some HW in an old cassette tape rack hanging on the wall behind me. The rest are still in boxes in a big basket, because I don't have anywhere to put them.
1:18 cars usually come with plastic display stands which stack nicely, so that's where I they stay.

I don't collect anything specifically, but I do have quite a few Nissan Skylines (including one AUTOart Calsonic R34, which I paid way too much for).
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Published 06/11/2009 @ 08:57:04, By ingo
During the 80ies I'd collected WIKING-cars:
http://www.bilderspace.de/bild.php/2,9370,img2744jpgNTI2Z.jpg

http://www.bilderspace.de/bild.php/2,9371,img2745jpgPJS13.jpg

And I own also a special WIKING box "750 Jahre Hannover" (my home town), including three Hanomag-trucks (in 1987 reproduced models from the late 60ies)
I stopped collecting in the early 90ies, because WIKING-models were getting more and more expensive (more detailed, too), and because I was getting busy with my real car, which became my main hobby.
As you know, I'm collecting every kind of literature and other goodies about "my" VW K 70 - but no toy models. May sound strange, but after I've seen how many K 70-models some of my friends are owning, and how expensive some toys can be, I've decided, not to start collecting them. I've said to myself "Let them be the No.1 in collecting K 70-toys, I will be the No.1 in collecting K 70-literature" - so I did. :grin:

I only own two K 70-toys, a red WIKING (I got as a three-year-old boy from a neighbour) and a green Majorette with a Sterckeman-campig-trailer, I've played in the kindergarden with. :smile:

Somewhere stored is a souvenir from our vacations in Holland in the early 80ies, a 1:18 Renault 4 from Bburago in "ANWB wegenwacht"-trim.

Nearly all toy-models from my childhood in the 70ies have survived :smile:

http://www.bilderspace.de/bild.php/2,9372,img2747jpg428M7.jpg

http://www.bilderspace.de/bild.php/2,9373,img2746jpgWS3M1.jpg


Sure, they are scratched and damaged, but still alive. Mainly SIKU and Majorette, also several Matchbox, Corgi and a few others.



Annother collecting-hobby of me are license-plates. But I've reduced it strictly in the last years, only old German ones from counties, which doesn't exist any more. All other plates I gave away or have sold at eBay. In the garage I've hung the the plates of our own cars and in the cellar are Canadian and US-plates, which I've picked up at vacations in 1988 and 1993.
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Published 06/11/2009 @ 11:15:53, By antp

I also enjoy LEGO, and have them displayed as well-two F430's, tow truck, Batmobile, Ferrari F1. Later on I will show some of my creations with LEGO.


I "collect" Lego too, though that it is another subject :grin:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?m=antpbe
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Published 06/11/2009 @ 14:51:23, By ingo
Since two weeks I have my LEGO back. My parents gave me the two plastic-suitcases with my LEGO's, which were stored for the last 30 years in their house. They said, that I have enough space, to store my old toys.
Until now I haven't tested it again. :smile:


@Antoine: I should have know before, that you collect LEGO. After my grandmother died in 2005, I've put many of the things of her household to eBay, so an original LEGO-box from my uncle from the early 60ies, a wooden box, completely filled with LEGO, inkl.the street-plan, made of thick paper and some cars and trucks.
I've sold it to Switzerland, if I remember correctly.

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Published 06/11/2009 @ 15:01:52, By CarChasesFanatic
Ingo :wam:
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Published 06/11/2009 @ 15:11:46, By ingo
Adrian :confused: :smile:

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Published 06/11/2009 @ 15:44:44, By antp
so an original LEGO-box from my uncle from the early 60ies, a wooden box, completely filled with LEGO, inkl.the street-plan, made of thick paper and some cars and trucks.


No problem: I do not really collect sets (except few ones that I keep as they are, others are just mixed together and sorted by brick type & color). So such old sets do not especially interest me. I also have an original wooden Lego box from the childhood of my father. But I do not like bricks from the 60s: they are not much useable when they become old, I have a small bag of these that I do not use. They fixed that problem in the late 60s or in 70s, so parts from that time are still useable as new ones.
What I like is sets from the 80s, as they remind me my childhood :grin: There are few new ones which are nice too, so from time to time I buy a box :grin:

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Published 06/11/2009 @ 15:58:58, By CarChasesFanatic


I love your collection of old toy cars!!!!! are any of those in 1:43 scale?
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Published 06/11/2009 @ 16:23:33, By antp
I think that Wiking only makes train-scale models (1:87 and smaller)
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Published 06/11/2009 @ 17:44:50, By t0nkatracker
I think that Wiking only makes train-scale models (1:87 and smaller)


Indeed, but I was impressed with how detailed those 1:87 models are. I have only a couple (the 2 white Golfs and the 2 Passats in this picture are Wiking:

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/5852/toys005.th.jpg
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Published 06/11/2009 @ 17:46:52, By t0nkatracker
EDIT so I was mistaken only the white Golf Cabriolet is a Wiking the other Golf and The Passats are Herpa but still very detailed.

Here is a better pic of the 4 of them:

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/8461/toys006.th.jpg
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Published 06/11/2009 @ 22:28:09, By CarChasesFanatic
I like that Golf Cabrio "Tonka", you've made me remember one I had that was very similar if not exactly the same, though I've always thought that the one I had was 1:43, hmm.
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Published 06/11/2009 @ 22:37:58, By t0nkatracker
The cars in the background of my last two pictures (the larger ones) are all 1:43 scale


here is a pic I took to explain to someone the different scales a while ago

From Left to Right

1:18 Scale Jiangling Motors Landwind made by Kamo (dealer promo model)

1:24 Scale Geo Storm GSi made by Ertl (dealer promo model)

1:43 Scale Opel Frontera Sport by GAMA

~1:64 Scale Vauxkall Frontera made by Matchbox

1:87 Scale VW Cabriolet made by Herpa

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/4900/toys008.th.jpg

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Published 06/11/2009 @ 22:39:41, By marioman3138


I "collect" Lego too, though that it is another subject :grin:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?m=antpbe



Nice antp! You're really good! here's some of mine
http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/24183

Not all mine are up, I have a six wide '05 Mustang on the way.
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