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Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by bondy_1625, Sep 9, 2003.
Just got this lovely 275 GTB by BBR
^ Been stopping by a local hobby store. The gentleman has a huge network of collectors and gets sold a lot of collections. He got me exposed so high-end BBRs at the 1/43 scale. Mostly older cars and rare things he houses.
Be like other collectors and line up multiple display cases. Make it easier to transport them too.
Have you considered the KALLAX? Those have clean look, and I love when you can install a single spotlight under each cubicle to give each item a sense of importance.
Try listing out every criteria you are looking for in this perfect soon-to-be display case, and that will help you identify what to look for.
Does it have to have glass walls? Glass shelves? Long shelves? Mirror backing? Exotic material?
Yes ideally, if I have lots of space, each Kallax square is great for one car like you said. The downside to the Kallax is that it is not covered, and therefore dust will be everywhere on the cars within a month.
But I as I indicated earlier, I already have a specific corner of my house with the dimensions for such all glass cabinet.
I stopped by a hobby store just earlier today, and saw all the cabinets similar to what I have in mind, and was able to get a contact number for the cabinet... Will check it out later.
A few of my last grabs.
1/18 BBR Ferrari 488 Pista in Fuji White
1/43 (Don't recall manufacturer) Aston Martin DB11 in dark blue
I have 1 model on the way and like 6 in my cart. Lol
Is that a ’Cuda or a Challenger in the back?
Cuda from Fast and Furious.
As much as I want a BBR 488 Pista, I cannot justify the price, lol...
Anyway some 1/43 Miata action:
^ That color tho
somehow the orange one looks better...
Because it is a resin made by Make Up Vision, which is roughly BBR level in terms of detail/cost. The Soul Red one is Hi-Story, which is one of the better diecast brands, comparable to a good AUTOart 1/43. Amazingly enough both have removable top panels, though of course the Make Up one is more accurate. I am debating on modifying the Hi-Story one into a replica of my car, which would be fairly easy, and is a lot cheaper than trying to find a Mazda Dealer Edition version of the same model.
You aren't kidding. That's easily the most expensive model car I have ever bought. And now I go back to my preference, 1/43 scale.
That Pista is crazy money !! wow... if my wife knew how much a 1/18 could cost, she would say insane...
Is the Pista made in resin?
anyhow, i have more pedestrian taste... even at a 5% of the Pista's cost, i am hesitating, but seriously debating on getting this one:
I finally just received this one today:
The exact same car that i have in real life:
Yea that Pista is resin, IIRC. That BMW is fire too!
EDIT: I did the opposite of you. I got the scale models of what I hope to actually get one day. The grey DB9, although my interior will be black. And, it may not be a DB9 but a Virage (same damn car, though). lol
A few 1/18 Mazda group shots:
Okay. One step away from everlasting procrastination. Grabbed all these last month.
Only two will stay stock. I already know which ones they'll be. Which two of the bunch would you keep stock?
SL and Vantage
Mentos 935 GT2 RS by Spark
Been obsessed with the new Alpine A110 since it came out in 2017. eBay had to tempt me with a $10 coupon, so I finally bought the 1/18 Norev. (Haven't received it yet, but just grabbed this photo off google)
I wish my car came in this blue:
Finally acquired the 992 in 1:43 scale. I chose the 4S convertible because I am worried about the black roof paint of the coupe models after seeing some samples with minor paint errors (except for the Turbo S which has no sunroof nor roof color).
Plus, the Gentian Blue metallic is very, very nice. Look at the real one here:
And here are all the 911s, one model per generation regardless if it's pre or post facelift.
(photos are taken via camera phone)
Very nice! I wanted to start a simple 1/43 collection of each 911 Carrera generation. Not super difficult to find them all.
Changed my mind. I wish my car came in this blue.
Yep, Carrera models are mostly sold for less (even the Dealer Editions) compared to Turbos and GTs. You'll be able to complete the Carrera line in no time.
For me, it just didn't matter which trim level it is, just as long as I have one per generation.
Added a couple front splitters from TK Diecast to my 1/18 Gate NA Miata and AUTOart Hawkeye Impreza STi:
I'd like to change the wheels on the Miata, and add side skirts to both cars sometime...
White background shots:
Just showing how much wider the 911 has gotten since 1963.
Also, best thing about this 992 Cabrio? The windshield is part of the mold, not a separate wobbly piece that makes me stay away from 1:43 convertibles in general.
Since we are into 911 1/43 here is my Road going set, missing a few that I bought After taking that pic 2 months ago.
Spoiler: Full List
That is amazing! I love your collection!
Stalking your Flickr, too, I see some other very nice cars you've got.
Yes I buy pretty much everything I like but with a Big emphasis on Porsche. But I try to limit myself because sometimes I'm a bit bored by the hobby.
... that is a lot of 911's
I've always wanted the Autoart 2004 STI, but they're super expensive nowadays, same with these hawk-eye ones. Wish I grabbed them back when they released with some of the Autoart rally versions. Lovely Miata as well.
One Porsche 911 RS model from each generation, not counting different trims and face-lifts, of course. Blue and green are clearly my preferred colors...