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#101 Kitkent

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 14:13

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Hi, How did you shrunk the picture? I also have the same problem when I post a picture. Thanks :wave:


Hi Tonecas,I use Photobucket as I was already on this for the Jaguar Model Club. On there you have to resize the picture in your album first,then repost on to a forum etc. I've gone too small now,wanted about half the size I had,but these things are frustrating to use!

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#102 Kitkent

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 14:36

More Jaguars as requested!
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The larger pictures show up any faults as they bigger than the actual models themselves.

#103 Tonecas

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 17:21

Hi Tonecas,I use Photobucket as I was already on this for the Jaguar Model Club. On there you have to resize the picture in your album first,then repost on to a forum etc. I've gone too small now,wanted about half the size I had,but these things are frustrating to use!

Thank you for the info, I use "Image Shack" I will see if the same applies in there

#104 D-Type

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 17:32

I don't post pictures. How to do so is explained Here on the main forum if using Image shack. The discussion on the thread covers most difficulties people have had.


#105 Tonecas

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 17:39

I don't post pictures. How to do so is explained Here on the main forum if using Image shack. The discussion on the thread covers most difficulties people have had.

Thanks for the info :clap:

#106 RStock

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 20:37

Is a 1/34 kit welcome here?

Just finished this one. The Revell kit.

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#107 D-Type

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 17:15

Are you sure about a scale of 1:34? Traditionally it's 1:32 (3/8 of an inch to a foot)

A nice model. Is it a traditional Revell plastic kit? Or are they now making metal kits?

#108 RStock

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 18:10

Are you sure about a scale of 1:34? Traditionally it's 1:32 (3/8 of an inch to a foot)

A nice model. Is it a traditional Revell plastic kit? Or are they now making metal kits?


Yes, you are correct, it is a 1/32. My eyes are still strained from the tiny parts. And it is the plastic kit, not metal.

Not the best kit many say, but the only AU I have so I was glad to get it.

Now, on to my Tyrrell P34. It's a 1/20 kit so I'll only need my glasses, not glasses and magnifying glass.

#109 Tonecas

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 15:28

I just finished the short tail Porsche 917/10 of Vasek Polak (the white and blue) and the Jagermeister Porsche 917/30 s/n:001 both were made from a "Solido" #18 base by cutting and filling with epoxy to get the right shape.
Now I believe I have the 4 configurations of the Porsche 917-10 and -30 as depicted in the picture...
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#110 Barry Boor

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 14:49

The answer regarding the '62 Monaco Cooper is, I think, no. However, I have a part built kit of this car and one of these fine days, I'm going to finish the blooming thing. :)

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 19:35

The answer regarding the '62 Monaco Cooper is, I think, no. However, I have a part built kit of this car and one of these fine days, I'm going to finish the blooming thing. :)


Right! Will it be ready in time for the Monaco Historic in May? (No pressure!) It will be fifty years since McLaren won the 1962 race! If you finish it and bring it along, I'll bring along some photos from the Langton-Adams collection or a book with some photos in. I wonder if any of Bruce McLaren's family will be there. It would be cool to present them with something like this...or I could buy the model from you :) Here is one of the photos:

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From the GP of Gibraltar, Alf Martin and Girling Foss..."Sorry, Girling, we've got a lobster in the airscoop"... "Will it be ready in time for Monza?"..."Well, the lobster's ready now."

Vince H.

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#112 Tonecas

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 22:51


Hi everybody
Does anyone know if there is a model of a Mercedes-Benz C280 (2001 -2006) in 1/43 scale?
Any help is apreciated.

Hi Tonecas,I should think that only Minichamps have made this actual model. Last week I got given a brochure for Mecedes models,but this went in the recycling bin. They have a website too, Merc Models? Wish I had seen this question last weekend!

Hi, I finally found one made by Schuco (ref.: B66960307) in Bologna, Italy for 28 euros plus S&H (not bad).
The model is fairly good and the silver is exactely the color I wanted, only the lower grid is different from the one in Canada.
Here is the picture:
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#113 Louis Mr. F1

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 14:34

Hello
I've received 2 tameo kits recently - here is the 85 Zakspeed in the West livery and the diorama settings that I'm planning to make out.

The whole process will take a while to be completed and I'll also need to figure out how to print my own 1:43 decals for the mechanic's shirts.

See if you like this setup :)

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#114 Louis Mr. F1

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 14:34

below is a diorama of the 85 Osella that I'm planning to make, with Piercarlo Ghinzani walking away from his stricken car.

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I hope it'll turn out nicely. :p

#115 Tonecas

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 16:01

Hi everybody, I finally bought the one before last McLaren model that I was missing to complete My McLaren CanAm collection, the Spark Model S1110 McLaren M6A #4 Bruce McLaren Can-Am Champion 1967.

Model Year Description
M1A 1964 Original Group 7 sports car, badged as McLaren Elva Olds Mark 1.
M1B 1965/66 New body version of M1A sports car, raced as McLaren Elva Mark 2.
M1C 1967 Space frame Can-Am car built by Trojan and raced as Mark 3.
M6A 1967 Championship winning Can-Am car. Monocoque chassis with Chevy V8 power.
M6B 1968 Trojan production version of M6A.
M8A 1968 Works Can-Am Championship car with semi stressed V8 engine mounting.
M8B 1969 High winged version of M8A, unbeaten in the 11 race 1969 Can-Am series.
M8C 1970 Trojan customer version of M8B, low wing and non-stressed engine mounting.
M8D 1970 "Batmobile" finned bodied Can-Am Championship winning cars.
M8E 1971 Trojan customer version of M8D with free mounted rear wing.
M8F 1971 Works Can-Am Championship winning cars.
M20 1972 Can-Am. Only three built.

Now, of this list I am only missing the M1C, I know that Kaiser kits (from Hungary) made a model of it, if someone knows were I can get one it would be apreciated :wave:

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 16:43

I am only missing the M1C, I know that Kaiser kits (from Hungary) made a model of it, if someone knows were I can get one it would be apreciated :wave:


Try Niels Lund - he's very good
http://www.group7.nl...l_cars1_43.html

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:34

Here are some o' mine...sorry 'bout the spellin'...

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 17:33


Now, of this list I am only missing the M1C, I know that Kaiser kits (from Hungary) made a model of it, if someone knows were I can get one it would be apreciated :wave:
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Hi Tonecas,I may be able to find you one next week. I am going to a large toyfair in the U.K. next saturday and last time I was there someone had a tray of Kaiser kits. I bought 2 kits of the Chevron B16S,have made them and they look good - I've never seen a Kaiser kit before.


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 18:11

I am only missing the M1C, I know that Kaiser kits (from Hungary) made a model of it, if someone knows were I can get one it would be apreciated :wave:


Marsh make two

John Cannon red car #62 part number MM209
Chuck Parsons white Simoniz #26 part number MM210

Kit list with photos here
http://www.marshmodels.com/default.asp

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#120 Tonecas

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 00:47

[quote name='mfd' date='Feb 10 2012, 13:11' post='5525078']
Marsh make two
John Cannon red car #62 part number MM209
Chuck Parsons white Simoniz #26 part number MM210

Thank you MFD, for the info, I will check it

#121 Tonecas

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 17:40

Hi Tonecas,I may be able to find you one next week. I am going to a large toyfair in the U.K. next saturday and last time I was there someone had a tray of Kaiser kits. I bought 2 kits of the Chevron B16S,have made them and they look good - I've never seen a Kaiser kit before.

If you see one and if it is not much trouble for you, could you please get me the coordinates of the person selling it. Thanks

#122 Kitkent

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 19:21

If you see one and if it is not much trouble for you, could you please get me the coordinates of the person selling it. Thanks

If he has got one that is! I will speak to him and if I have to will get it myself for you. No Marsh Models ones then?

#123 Tonecas

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 21:49

If he has got one that is! I will speak to him and if I have to will get it myself for you. No Marsh Models ones then?

Hi Kitkent, If you find either Kaiser or Marsh just get the adress, Telephone or email and I will get in touch with him. You don't have to get it for me. Thank you. Regards


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 13:13

The Marsh kits are both relatively recent releases and current production and are readily available to order.

Kaiser made some interesting stuff back in the day. Not sure if he;s still going, we lost contact many years ago when I still had hair. The Kaiser kits were pretty basic but the shapes were good and they built decent enough models for the time.

Mark @ Grandprixmodels

#125 Tonecas

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 14:30

The Marsh kits are both relatively recent releases and current production and are readily available to order.
Mark @ Grandprixmodels

Thanks I will try it.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 22:44

I finally finished an adventure that started some time ago and I would like to share with all in this forum.
I took the challenge of converting a Nurburgring Chaparral 2D 1966 made by Minichamps(436 661407) into a 2D that raced in the 1967 Sebring 12 hrs driven by Bruce Jennings and Bob Johnson that dnf due to ignition failure after 128 laps finishing 41st OA. This was the last race of the beautiful 2D after putting a 7Liter engine in it.

Changes included:

In the front:
1 - Cut the front just below the edge as the intake is much bigger due to cooling requirements for such bigger engine.
2 - Make (using aluminium sheet metal) the lower end of the radiator intake as well as the 2 intakes to cool the front brakes and paint it black.
3 - Add 2 air deflectors in front of the front fenders.
4 - Close the 2 openings in the front used for the 3rd and 4th headlights. Cover the headlights with white decal.
5 - Remove the periscope mirror.

Under the hood:
1 - Reroute (widening) the 2 exhaust pipes and mufflers.
2 - Add the oil tank and the pipe with cover all the way up to the opening in the wood.
3 - Add in the left side a transmission oil tank.

In the rear:
1 - Open top of the left rear fender.
2 - Increase the inlet and open the top in the right rear fender.
3 - Open round hole to access the oil refill pipe.
4 - Install air deflector all across the rear edge.
5 - Open holes to pass exhaust pipes.
6 - Make (using aluminium sheet metal) the rectangular box to suck the air from the engine compartment.
7 - Relocate the inboard rear lights under the outboard ones.
8 - Paint the central rear area black and remove the license plate.

The next 3 picture depicts the final result, which due to the under the hood detail I prefer to the Marsh that does not have it. Also it cost me $71.83 instead of the $284.91 that the MM62 costs.


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:40

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#128 Tonecas

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 14:46

Hi everybody, I just received an email from a friend with a beautiful story, that shows the dedication to a job done to the highest level of perfection and that took many years of dedication. All must applaud Mr. Louis Chenot for having accomplished such a task. It is the functioning miniature 1/6 replica of a 1932 Duesenberg built by Louis Chenot.
This incredibly detailed 1932 SJ Duesenberg LaGrande dual-cowl phaeton. Not only does it look good, but the engine runs, the lights work, the top mechanism functions and the transmission and driveline are complete. Lou started his research on this project over fifty years ago with the purchase of a book and through the following years collected many drawings and studied a number of Duesenbergs while they were being restored, taking photos and recording dimensions.
His work can be seen at:

http://www.craftsman....com/chenot.htm

To be enjoyed by all people dedicated to model buildiing (and not only).

#129 Tonecas

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 17:42

Take THIS Ride.....fastest car on earth. This is a rush!

2 gallons per minute and 38 miles to a $28,000 set of tires.
£1,600,000.00 ($2,496,000,000.00 US) and already sold out!
Sit back and watch this.... Make sure you use full screen!

http://biertijd.com/...r/?itemid=21927



#130 Louis Mr. F1

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 18:44

some new pictures for my diroama - some are still "work in progress"

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 18:45

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#132 Tonecas

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 15:31

Hi everybody, I just finished another project that I am eager to share with all of you in this Forum.

I bought this M.A. Scale ref.143 which was supposed to be a model of the Chaparral 2A that raced in Sebring in 1965; but as I already had that car (a Proline kit) and what I was missing was one of the 1964 Chaparral’s with the exhausts leaving from top of the rear cowling and then routed to the rear end of the car.
I decided to roll-up my sleeves and go to work…
And this is what I did/modified seen just before painting
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Then after painting and decaling this is the final result

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As a final note I can add that this M.A. model kit was a real pain to get it into shape as the whole resin casting finishing was very rough, with openings closed and with lots of what I call casting “polyps”. But with lots of patience and time IT’S DONE!
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Edited by Tonecas, 21 April 2012 - 21:58.


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 18:39

I bought this K & R Replicas kit years ago but only yesterday decided it was time to build it.

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I found the rear number decals were very thin and began to break up so I made some new ones on my vinyl cutter. The font is a bit heavy but I can live with it. The kit came without windscreen so I had to make one.

The photo makes the green look brighter than it actually is. I used my standard works Cooper green.

#134 Tonecas

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 20:16

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I bought this K & R Replicas kit years ago but only yesterday decided it was time to build it.
Goood work :clap:

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 13:46

Long air intake, so which car? Hawthorn?

#136 Barry Boor

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 14:15

Hawthorn, British G.P. 1952.

#137 Kitkent

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 13:06

Hawthorn, British G.P. 1952.

Nice looking model Barry,about one of the simplest but effective kits around. My silver one is on page 3 as well.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:23

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Hi Louis Mr. F1, how makes this Formula 1 colection? I'm gussing ther of 1:43 scale. Thay look as having great detail. I have never seen them before.
Regards Mouserat 159

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#139 Tonecas

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 16:46

Hi everybody
I bought this Ferrari 612 Can-Am made by Mebetoys Ref. 6601 that looks more like a toy than a 1/43 model. Now the chalenge is to make it as close as possible to an expensive "Red Line" 1/43 model.
I just post it in my Blog "Modifications of 1:43 models" and here is the link:
http://143modelcolle.../08/visits.html
I realize that it did not raise to the level of Red Line moodel but at 20% of the cost is close enough and opens the doors,the rear cowling and the front aerodynamic spoiler. I am happy :rotfl:

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#140 Louis Mr. F1

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 15:58

Hi Louis Mr. F1, how makes this Formula 1 colection? I'm gussing ther of 1:43 scale. Thay look as having great detail. I have never seen them before.
Regards Mouserat 159



Hello, just noticed this message.

the kits are built by professional builder in Asia, and i completed the diorama myself by designing / making the background label and the mechanics are painted by myself as well.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:34

I used to think I could build 1:43 kits well enough - I was wrong, I just can't do them justice.

So I'm selling this one to start with.

Paul M

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:21

Hi Louis Mr. F1
Thanks for your reply you have done a fantastic job on their presentation.
Mouserat 159

Hello, just noticed this message.

the kits are built by professional builder in Asia, and i completed the diorama myself by designing / making the background label and the mechanics are painted by myself as well.



#143 Tonecas

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 22:18

Hi everybody
I have open a new blog that is specifically oriented towards modifications on 1/43 models. In there I put side by side the non modified and the modified model so the modifications can be evaluated and in some more complex ones and for those fellows that want to see more in detail a link is added.
1:43_small mods_at_blogspot
Comments are welcome... :wave:

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:42

Haven't contributed to this thread since November 2011 when I bemoaned the cost of Minichamps models - and now they've gone up in price again, with a recommended retail price of £59.99!

That's approximately a 250% increase in price in just five years. Not bad going...


#145 chrisj

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 19:36

I'm looking at purchasing a couple of kits from MA Scale Models (Mike Arensdorf) -- a 1914 Mercedes and Peugeot. Does anyone here have experience with this company? Thanks

#146 Kitkent

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:38

There is a good picture of an MA kit further up the page by Tonecas,the Chaparral 2A. Let's just say they are a bit rough but to be honest I haven't seen a single seat car model of theirs in the flesh. I have been tempted by the Peugeot myself. You should go for it as no one else makes those cars and they do look good on their website.
Another Chris.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 14:15

Haven't contributed to this thread since November 2011 when I bemoaned the cost of Minichamps models - and now they've gone up in price again, with a recommended retail price of £59.99!

That's approximately a 250% increase in price in just five years. Not bad going...


UK prices for Spark, Minichamps etc have been out of alignment with the rest of the world for some time due to a combination of exchange rates, VAT and (my assumption) greedy distributors. 1:43 Minichamps F1 cars are available from the US for a RRP of US$ 68.99 or ~£45.50. Yes, international prices have risen in 5 years, but nowhere near as much as in the UK.

If you're in the UK, check out RCS Models. They've decided they can no longer compete internationally for the reasons outline above so are closing down and clearing most of their Spark F1 and Le Mans models for £25 (I'm in no way affiliated with RCS other than being a satisfied customer) :

http://www.rcsmodels...catalog/F1.html

#148 Tonecas

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 17:54

UK prices for Spark, Minichamps etc have been out of alignment with the rest of the world for some time due to a combination of exchange rates, VAT and (my assumption) greedy distributors. 1:43 Minichamps F1 cars are available from the US for a RRP of US$ 68.99 or ~£45.50. Yes, international prices have risen in 5 years, but nowhere near as much as in the UK.

I only buy on eBay because there some time we get reasonable deals. I try to buy only Minichamps because they are made of Zamac. Some time ago an Abarth made of resin by Spark escaped from my hand felt on the floor and broke into several pieces, from there on I avoid the resin as the "plague".

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 22:56

I only buy on eBay because there some time we get reasonable deals. I try to buy only Minichamps because they are made of Zamac. Some time ago an Abarth made of resin by Spark escaped from my hand felt on the floor and broke into several pieces, from there on I avoid the resin as the "plague".


Hey! Don't take it out on resin because you dropped it! Model cars rarely like that sort of thing.

#150 Tonecas

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:36

Hey! Don't take it out on resin because you dropped it! Model cars rarely like that sort of thing.

That is correct but if it was made of Zamac I am sure I would still have it, nevertheless I still have to clean them at least once a year as there are always some dust that go into the display and that's when accidents happen. Still on the price question, it is painful to see a $60 piece shattered into pieces, today's models are not cheap.