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Old 23 Dec 2003, 14:22 (Ref:819065)   #1
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i was just curious...how many of you collect model cars and what do you have in your collections? i collect almost exclusively 1/43 scale and between my diecast and kits (which i build, collect, and sell) i have over 200 and these include any and all eras f1, cart, sports prototype, nascar, can-am.....
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Old 23 Dec 2003, 15:53 (Ref:819142)   #2
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I've got various 1/43 models (diecast), mostly super tourers, DTM, WRC and Group B. Also got a few 1/24 models built from Tamiya kits (WRC) and some scalextric (do they count).

When I've got a few spare pennies I might get a few 1/43 resin kits of the Group B cars. (that'll be sometime never then - there's always something more important that needs money spending on it)
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Old 23 Dec 2003, 22:04 (Ref:819484)   #3
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I collect 1/43s - I'd run out of room too quickly if I collected bigger models! Used to collect American V8s and Jags, but have concentated on Sportscars, especially Le Mans entries, in recent years.
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Old 24 Dec 2003, 00:32 (Ref:819598)   #4
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1/43 for me, and I far prefer kits to diecasts. If I want to make something just a little more accurate, I don't have to worry about devaluing a "mint and boxed" collectible.

As for what I collect? Mainly classic fifties sports prototypes, but I'll build anything that comes my way from 1899 to 1980 (and the occasional more recent one. There's a Provence Moulage 2002 Bentley EXP Speed 8 on my Christmas workbench).
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Old 24 Dec 2003, 08:42 (Ref:819790)   #5
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1/43rd again, all but 2 of the 400 plus diecasts, built kits and kits (ratio of built to waiting to be built is appallingly low...) are Le Mans subjects. Started out collecting Le Mans winners and branched out to interesting Le Mans subjects, which is a whole mass of stuff.
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Old 24 Dec 2003, 08:58 (Ref:819800)   #6
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I'm mainly a 1/20th Tamiya F1 enthusiast, and like above - I get the models when they come out but can take AGES to finish them.
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Old 24 Dec 2003, 10:37 (Ref:819874)   #7
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1/18th and 1/24th kits and 1/12th, 1/10th and 1/6th radio controlled model car kits.
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Old 24 Dec 2003, 12:04 (Ref:819947)   #8
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1/43 for me, and I far prefer kits to diecasts. If I want to make something just a little more accurate, I don't have to worry about devaluing a "mint and boxed" collectible.
The trouble with the kits is the price, they're really expensive (unless you know somewhere I can pick them up cheaper). Kits seem to be £30+ for a touring sized car, whereas you can get mint diecast models for roughly a fiver each if you hunt about.

I'll definitely be getting a few more 1/43 kits though, some of the more exotic machinery is only available as kits.
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At the moment i'm building the Tamiya Nissan R390 GT1. Its the first kit i've made and it looks ok, its not the very first i have built though because i used to build a lot of WW2 planes. I also have a ton of die cast models. The next kit i want to have a go at is the Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI by Tamiya but i can't find the kit anywhere! I have been to all my local shops and searched the internet but it seems impossible to find, or i'm just not looking in the right places!
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If its not been discontinued, then could get it ordered?
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Try Grand Prix Models, they have a really good web site anyway.
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I collect 1/18 CART, F1, WRC, LeMans; 1/24 F1, NASCAR and street cars and 1/43 and 1/64 F1, NASCAR, WRC and etcetera
Goes up to 132 or 133 models now...
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For christmas my parents bought me a 1:43 Spark model of the Dyson MG Lola that raced at Sebring this year, it is now sitting on top of my PC with me Rafanelli Lola B2K/10. Looks stunning
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I'm going to start collecting Vanguards 1/43rd models.

First two courtesy of Santa is an Austin Allegro (Don't laugh) and a BL Triumph Dolomite rally car.
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