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#1 Lewis

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 01:33

Here you can post anything which related to F1 model cars.

I collect them myself and I will upload some photos this week to make a start and hope many people will join this thread! :clap:

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#2 Lewis

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 01:42

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#3 Hamish Robson

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:05

:wave: Ok here we go:

Tamiya 1/12th Matra

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Tamiya 1/20th McLaren MP4/7

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Fujimi 1/20th Ferrari 126/C2

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Tamiya Benetton B192

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#4 Kitkent

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:38

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Jenson's Brawn GP,Australia. Just completed this from a 1/43 metal kit by Silverline/Tameo. Hope you like,had to show someone......... Chris.



#5 rallen

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:19

wow great pics guys. Didn't realise that Tamiya did the Matra?!

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 04:34

I'll post a few of my favourites. I don't want to flood the place.

Red Line 1/43 F2007 collection and converted by myself.
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Red Line & BBR 1/43 F2008's. Malaysia and Spain wins.
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Red Line 1/43 F2008 Massa French win
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Brazilian win
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Red Line 1/24 Schumacher F2005 USA
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Red Line 1/24 Schumacher F248 Germany
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Hot Wheels Schumacher Elite F2007 Barcelona test, converted by myself.
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Toyota Racing TF106. Jarno Trulli
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BMW F1.08 - 2008 - #4 R. Kubica
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Honda Racing F1 RA106. Jenson Button
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McLaren Mercedes MP4-17D 2003 - David Coulthard
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BMW Sauber F1.07 - Nick Heidfeld
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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4/23 - World Championship Presentation 2008 - #22 L. Hamilton
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#7 Lewis

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 16:18

@Hamish Robson, those built Tamiyas are superb! The Matra is my favourite. How long did it took you to built that? :eek:

@Kitkent, did you built that yourself? Tameo kit? Looks very impressive! :cool: Btw, great Brawndecal on the BBR standard! What is Silver Line? Is that your sig?

@Vodoun, thanks for your post! Lol. Flood the place with great photos will always be appreciated! :p You know I always enjoy your photos!!! The Kubica is my favorite because of the cool horns and white stripes on tyres! I think the 1/18 F1 Sauber BMW's will getting more rare because they left F1?

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 16:32

Hope this is not straying off topic but what do people rate as the best model kit manufacturers?

#9 rallen

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 16:33

Hope this is not straying off topic but what do people rate as the best model kit manufacturers?


Sorry I should add that I only have expereince with Tamiya but am totally blown away by how good they are, would appreicate feedback on more expereince people and modellers in this forum.



#10 Kitkent

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 20:26

Lewis,thanks for looking! Silverline is Tameo,don't know the difference,really.The kit cost £68. Tameo are acknowledged to be the best metal 1/43 kits,I have to agree there. I did builld this but they don't supply any carbon fibre decal which is unusual,so had to cover the whole of the base, exhaust and floor with carbon fibre decal.My photos are not good enough to show thiis -must do better! The badge is photo etch supplied,Silverline is decal supplied in the kit,so applied them to the BBR base. Had to have a Jenson champions car. Normally only make resin or metal 1/43,and have only made 1 plastic car kit in my life!

#11 Hamish Robson

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 08:41

@ Lewis: Thanks for the kind words. The Matra took me a couple of months to complete BUT I get very little time for my hobby so have to take an hour here, two hours there. It was a very satisfactory build, especially as the moulds are basically 40 years old!

@ rallen: From my plastic kit experience (35 years and counting) I would rate Tamiya as the highest quality plastic F1 kits, but Fujimi are catching up with their recent Ferraris, and the Hasegawa 312s look good too. So many models, so little time...

#12 rallen

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 09:20

@ rallen: From my plastic kit experience (35 years and counting) I would rate Tamiya as the highest quality plastic F1 kits, but Fujimi are catching up with their recent Ferraris, and the Hasegawa 312s look good too. So many models, so little time...


Thanks Hamish, yeah I have only done Tamiya yet but I am so impressed with them, I just wish they had a bigger range, any idea if they will be releasing more kits in the future?

some of the other Japanese f1 kits look amazing but they are very expensive and I have no real knowledge of them.

#13 Hamish Robson

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 09:42

Tamiya is releasing the 2009 Ferrari F60 F1 car this month. It is their 59th 1/20th kit.

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 13:39

Tamiya is releasing the 2009 Ferrari F60 F1 car this month. It is their 59th 1/20th kit.


Thanks Hamish, you are impressivley informed! I was rather hoping they would do some more historic kits soon too (not sure you know if any are planned)

Would be nice to see a Tyrrell 06, Lotus 49 even up to the Williams FW15. Any particular cars that haven't been done yet (by anyone even?) that you guys would like to see?

#15 Hamish Robson

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 14:03

Hasegawa will release the Lotus 79 soon in 1/20th, and Fujimi the Williams FW14B in the same scale.

Try here: www.f1m.com
There's loads of news and info!

#16 rallen

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 14:13

Hasegawa will release the Lotus 79 soon in 1/20th, and Fujimi the Williams FW14B in the same scale.

Try here: www.f1m.com
There's loads of news and info!


Brilliant! thanks Hamish, I have never heard of Hasegawa before and have no knowledge of Fujimi either! fantastic

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 15:37

Would be nice to see a Tyrrell 06, Lotus 49 even up to the Williams FW15. Any particular cars that haven't been done yet (by anyone even?) that you guys would like to see?



Some fantastic models on this thread guys :clap: I Would love to see a lola t97/30 model and an andrea moda s921 model :)

Edited by tyrrellp346wheels, 09 December 2009 - 15:56.


#18 Kitkent

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 08:36

Some fantastic models on this thread guys :clap: I Would love to see a lola t97/30 model and an andrea moda s921 model :)

No model of Andrea Moda but someone was planning the Lola kit if I remember correctly,but it got shelved just like the real car. MG models of Italy did make a kit of the Mastercard? Chesterfield? 1993 Lola. Check on Grand Prix Models every day as they now say what has arrived new today. Love the Fujimi Ferrari made by Hamish,I'm very impressed.

#19 Lewis

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 23:52

Lewis,thanks for looking! Silverline is Tameo,don't know the difference,really.The kit cost £68. Tameo are acknowledged to be the best metal 1/43 kits,I have to agree there. I did builld this but they don't supply any carbon fibre decal which is unusual,so had to cover the whole of the base, exhaust and floor with carbon fibre decal.My photos are not good enough to show thiis -must do better! The badge is photo etch supplied,Silverline is decal supplied in the kit,so applied them to the BBR base. Had to have a Jenson champions car. Normally only make resin or metal 1/43,and have only made 1 plastic car kit in my life!


@Kitkent, only built 1 kit? The quality is very good so I thought you made so more, you must have talent for it! :) I now know why your name is Kitkent :stoned: carbonfire looks so cool ain't it! The hours of work created something very beautiful. Did not know about the Silverline name, thanks. I agree with you that the Tameo kits are the best. I am looking for some factory built 1/43 Tameo F1 kits of Lewis or from the Brawn of Button.

I don't have the patience for kits, I wish I had, but please guys and girls :confused: keep us updated with your F1 kits or other F1 model cars. Kits are always the most detailted!

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#20 Lewis

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 23:55

@ Lewis: Thanks for the kind words. The Matra took me a couple of months to complete BUT I get very little time for my hobby so have to take an hour here, two hours there. It was a very satisfactory build, especially as the moulds are basically 40 years old!

@ rallen: From my plastic kit experience (35 years and counting) I would rate Tamiya as the highest quality plastic F1 kits, but Fujimi are catching up with their recent Ferraris, and the Hasegawa 312s look good too. So many models, so little time...


I see. I am not an expert but I know another guy who makes some kits and he told me that your way is the best way to built a kit. After a hour the parts can dry, etc.? How big is the Matra in cm? Do you guys place them in a display? Those precious pieces may not get dusty of course! :p

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 00:00

Hope this is not straying off topic but what do people rate as the best model kit manufacturers?


My favorite rated manufacturers are

Diecast metal 1:43: Minichamps
Diecast metal 1:18: Autoart or Kyosho
Kits 1:43: Tameo or BBR
Built kits 1:43: BBR or Tameo

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 00:05

Two new Minichamps 1/43 F1 releases for this Friday

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Maybe some readers will now also start collecting them! If so, welcome to the club and just to let you know when you start collecting them, it may well get very addictive! :) :up:

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#23 Kitkent

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 19:16

Cheers Lewis,I'll have to get the camera out again.......I'm really a sportscar bloke,go to the races FIA GT etc. and make endless sportscar models.The Brawn is the first Tameo I have made for a while,Jenson deserved his championship this year.


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Posted 14 December 2009 - 18:38

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Something different in 1/43.Jagaur R5 Oceans Twelve conversion.
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Look Smart 1/43 F1 Lamborghini 1991. I picked this up at Le Mans a couple of years ago- bargain at about 40 euros. BBR type factory built model.
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Posted 14 December 2009 - 22:46

Tamiya is releasing the 2009 Ferrari F60 F1 car this month. It is their 59th 1/20th kit.


Definitely? I've heard from another source that it's looking most unlikely this month.


#26 Exar Kun

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 22:50

Tamiya are actually doing another F1 car? Jeez - what was the last one? Williams FW24?

#27 Hamish Robson

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 10:54

@ vodoun: HobbyLink Japan still say December, and, according to the F1M forum, it is already on the shelves in Canada.

@ Exar Kun: Yes I think you are right, the Williams was the last NEW kit, but they have re-released the Lotus 99T and the Tyrrell P3/4 since that.

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 14:01

Wow love the Lamborghini from 1991, very nice, and rare too?!

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 14:02

@ Exar Kun: Yes I think you are right, the Williams was the last NEW kit, but they have re-released the Lotus 99T and the Tyrrell P3/4 since that.



I didn't realise they had re-released the Tyrrell, in what scale?

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 14:12

Some nice historic F1 cars in 1:43 are coming from Spark like this model of Fangio's Mercedes from the 1954 Swiss G.P.

Great detail for the price (or for those with two thumbs who don't have the skill to build kits) :

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 20:37

Minichamps 1:18 Nick Heidfeld's BMW F1.09

Minichamps 1:18 Nick Heidfeld's BMW F1.08

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#32 Barry Boor

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 00:12

Many years ago, I built this Tamiya kit:

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...but I sold it along with 9 other 12th scale Tamiyas on Ebay about 5 years ago. They had been stored for many years in one big box in the loft and some were a little the worse for wear.

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At time of building, neither the Walker Lotus 49 nor the Yardley McLaren were available so those two were cobbled up by myself.



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Posted 27 February 2010 - 21:23

I was going to say about the Yardleymac.............???

The only Tamiya I ever built was the Marlboro M23, but it didn't last long enough to go on fleabay.

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#34 man

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 17:06

Without wishing to sound crude, how much have you all spent on model cars over the years?

#35 Barry Boor

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 17:09

I wouldn't have the initial beginnings of the commencement of the first idea - sorry.

#36 Kitkent

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 20:16

I have no idea either,but then I don't smoke or play golf;saving myself a fortune into the bargain!

#37 Barry Boor

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 21:42

Likewise, but to that you can add, don't drink, either. :)

#38 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 22:28

Ha, ha ! I dont drink , I dont have a car , but I smoke pibe , and buy models (1 /87)

#39 jj2728

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:18

I smoke, drink, and still have no idea, nor do I wish to know, how much I spend on my 1/43rd collection annually......enough, I suppose, to add between 25 and 30 cars per year.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 05:27

I have over 300 models, and I try to limit myself to $25 max for each one.

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#41 Barry Boor

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 08:32

Well, Vince, I can't imagine what you buy these days, then. I have over 260 sports cars (1950-1966) and around 70 single seaters (1950-1965) and although Brumm models can still be picked up relatively cheaply, I rarely see anything I want for less than $35 - $50 U.S.

Spark are the main producers of cars that fit my collection these days and theirs start at the thick end of $50 and often more.

I saw a Spark model Trevor Taylor Lotus 25 - Spa 1962 (I think) at Oulton Park, and it was not far off £50 sterling.

Even Ebay seems to have gone expensive.

#42 Kitkent

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 13:03

I heard that Minichamps are not now the distributor of Spark cars now,so prices will reduce by a few quid. I spotted someone on ebay last week pay about £86 for an unmade SMTS March F1 kit when you can get them for roughly £40 as they were only recently released! That is just plain silly.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 15:36

Here's a partial list of some SPARK releases for this year:
FORMULA 1
S1616 LOTUS 25 J Clarch Dutch GP 62 46,95
S1619 LOTUS 25 m spence DUTCH GP 65 46,95
S1633 LIGIER JS05 J LAFITTE AUSTRIA 76 46,95
S1634 LIGIER JS 17 jp jarier 81 46,95
S1635 LIGIER JS 17 jabouille 81 46,95
S1636 LIGIER JS 17 lafite 1st austria 81 46,95
S1660 MARCH ILMOR K WENDLINGER 92 46,95
S1661 MARCH ILMOR P BELMONDO 92 46,95
S1662 MARCH ILMOR Y LAMMERS 92 46,95
S1663 MARCH ILMOR E NASPETTI 92 46,95
S1664 LIGIER JS 17 E CHEEVER DETROIT 82 46,95
S1665 EAGLE CLIMAX D GUNEY BELGIUM GP 66 46,95
S1674 LOTUS 102D HAKINEN 46,95
S1675 LOTUS 102D J HERBERT 46,95
S1677 LOTUS 102B J HERBERT 46,95
S1713 ALFA ROMEO 184 N22 R PATRESE 85 46,95
S1714 ALFA ROMEO 184 N23 E CHEEVER 85 46,95
S1740 BRM P160B JP BELTOISE WINNER MC 72 46,95
S1741 BRM P160B N28 A. SOLER-ROIG 72 46,95
S1742 BRM P160B r. Wiesel N28 MONACO 72 46,95
S1747 BRM P160 P RODRIGEZ 2ND DUTCH 71 46,95
S1748 BRM P160 J SIFFERT WINNER AUSTRIA 71 46,95
S1749 BRM P160 P GETHIN WINNER ITALY 71 46,95
S1760 LOTUS 56 CLARK INDY 68 46,95
S1761 LOTUS 56 N70 G HILL INDY 71 46,95
S1762 LOTUS 56 n60 J Leonard 46,95
S1763 LOTUS 56 N6 FITTIPALDI Race of champion 71 46,95
S1769 LOTUS 76 n1 peterson spanish gp 74 46,95
S1770 LOTUS 76 n2 ickx Spanish gp 74 46,95

S0272 LOTUS TRANSPORTER JPS SQUARE 104,95
S0270 LOTUS AIR PLANE 129,95
S0271 LOTUS ELICOPTER 129,95
S1600 MS 84 STEWART TEST 46,95
S1606 matra ms 120 c amon monaco 72 46,95
S1607 matra ms 120 c amon FRANCE 72 46,95
S1608 MATRA MS 84 Beltoise British gp 69 46,95
S1609 MATRA MS 84 J Servoz Gavin 46,95
S1599 TRANSPORTER MATRA INTERNATIONAL 1969 104,95
S1051 W196 FANGIO MONACO 55 46,95
S1052 W196 S MOSS WINNER BRITISH GP 55 46,95
S1053 W196 FANGION WINNER ITALY 55 46,95
S1648 TYRRELL 007 gulf n40 Pessenti-rossi nurburg 76 46,95
S1649 TYRRELL 007 gulf n39 Stuppacher 76 46,95
S1639 TYRRELL 007 TAKAHASHI N50 JAPAN 77 46,95
S1730 tyrrell 008 n4 p depailer winner Monaco 78 46,95
S1731 tyrrell 008 n3 5th Monaco 78 46,95
S1732 TYRRLL 020 S Modena 91 46,95
S1698 TYRRELL 019 Alesie 2 ND MONACO 90 46,95
S0276 FORD TRANSIT TYRRELL 53,95
S1717 Team Modena n34 N Larini 46,95
S1718 Team Modena n35 E van de Poele 46,95
S1699 ALPINE RENAULT A500 46,95
S1703 RENAULT RE 60 N16 D WARWICK 85 46,95
S1706 RENAULT RE40 A PROST FRENCH 83 46,95
S1707 RENAULT RE40 E CHEEVER FRENCH 83 46,95
S1708 RENAULT RE50 P TABAY FRENCH 84 46,95
S1709 RENAULT RE50 D WARWICK FRENCH 84 46,95
S0300 Renault Espace F1 53,95
S1684 SHADOW DN3 JP JARIER N17 74 46,95
S1685 SHADOW DN3 T PRYCE N16 74 46,95
S1686 SHADOW DN3 P REVSON 74 46,95


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Posted 09 March 2010 - 21:01

speaking of ebay prices...

It seems to be increasingly difficult to find models (diecast, not kits) from distributors that are willing to sell at the r.r.p. Now it seems they are using ebay to flog their stuff at inflated prices especially for limited editions and models of cars that are special in one way or another.

I have a collection which has been trimed down to the cars I only really like. I'm now focusing on quality rather than quantity. However, I can't deny that even though I am more than content with my salary, I always have to endure a slight bitter taste when spending anything more than say £20 for a 1/43 as in the grand scheme of it all they are dead bits of plastic and metal that sit on a shelf when there are people homeless and/or hungry. :|

Am I the only one that has this thought process when bidding on ebay?


On a seperate note, I've noticed Solido are producing models of the McLaren Tags from 85 and 86. From the pictures on ebay, they look good, yet they are significantly cheaper than what you would expect in this day and age. Why?

#45 jj2728

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 21:10

speaking of ebay prices...

It seems to be increasingly difficult to find models (diecast, not kits) from distributors that are willing to sell at the r.r.p. Now it seems they are using ebay to flog their stuff at inflated prices especially for limited editions and models of cars that are special in one way or another.

I have a collection which has been trimed down to the cars I only really like. I'm now focusing on quality rather than quantity. However, I can't deny that even though I am more than content with my salary, I always have to endure a slight bitter taste when spending anything more than say £20 for a 1/43 as in the grand scheme of it all they are dead bits of plastic and metal that sit on a shelf when there are people homeless and/or hungry. :|

Am I the only one that has this thought process when bidding on ebay?


I guess we're lucky on this side that there are 2 online retailers that have exceptional service and good pricing. Here's the links for them:
http://www.tomotorsp...e97f9b8e7ab66ed
http://www.replicarz.com/

As far as ebay goes, I suppose it's what you are looking for, how badly you want it, and how much cash you are willing to part with to attain it. Occasionally I happen to find some very good deals on cars I would have not otherwise purchased.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 23:05

I have bought many models from Replicarz; they are excellent dealers, but the silly value of sterling these days makes even Replicarz expensive. Not their fault, of course.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 05:44

Well, Vince, I can't imagine what you buy these days, then. I have over 260 sports cars (1950-1966) and around 70 single seaters (1950-1965) and although Brumm models can still be picked up relatively cheaply, I rarely see anything I want for less than $35 - $50 U.S.


Not much these days, Barry. For one thing, I am pretty happy with my collection, and don't have too many more models on my wish list. It certainly it is harder now to find ones that fall within my stingy budget!

Vince H.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 08:01

Amen to that!

The problem is, this Spark outfit keep coming up with models I covet, but stinginess rules!

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 11:11

I heard that Minichamps are not now the distributor of Spark cars now,so prices will reduce by a few quid. I spotted someone on ebay last week pay about £86 for an unmade SMTS March F1 kit when you can get them for roughly £40 as they were only recently released! That is just plain silly.


Sadly Minichamps are still handling Spark distribution in the the UK, for the time being at least. I say sadly because the UK distributor doesn't have much of a clue about cars.

Ebay prices for in production kits can be ridiculous, but then if people are daft enough to pay that rather than speaking to established dealers and actually trusting them to backorder, more fool them. Mind you, if you're used to the random availability of a lot of the die-casts, I can understand people getting a little itchy when things take a few weeks to come through.


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Posted 12 March 2010 - 19:48

Does anybody know where I can find an up to date release schedule for the IXO Ferrari la storia collection and Hotwheels Elite Ferrari collection?