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faminz
07-21-2011, 06:57 AM
well, with threads on slot cars... what about diecast cars?
Anyone else (rhetorical question Im sure) collect 1:18 or 1:43 model cars?

One of my latest is this Exoto Ford GT40 raced by Hulme and Ruby at Le mans in 67..

Its getting so bad Im actually having to sell some of the older models on Trademe to make space nowadays..

nigel watts
07-21-2011, 07:33 AM
Wow cool looking model

AMCO72
07-21-2011, 06:12 PM
It certainly is. I bought mine from a shop in Newmarket but I can't remember it's name......gone now. But everything works on this model...steering, doors, bonnet and engine bay etc, and it so HEAVY. The detail is exquisite. Also have the Autoart 1/18 versions of the Jaguar C and D types. I think from memory that all these cost in the region of $350 each....and this is 15 years ago, so weren't cheap. The thing with models like these is that they have to be kept behind glass or the dusting of them becomes a problem....does in our house anyway. I'm afraid I'm not one to keep them in their original boxes, although I do keep the containers. Remember that outfit in England, 'Mint and Boxed'.....something dodgy went on there as it self destructed some years ago.

kiwi285
07-21-2011, 09:52 PM
Yes I also have a collection of about 20 of the 1/18 scale models. These are mainly of the older Australian saloon cars from the days of yore. Unfortunately they are now packed away in their boxes as I have run out of room to dispaly them. Had a few of them in my office and they always drew positive comments.

Lee Tracey
07-24-2011, 04:39 AM
Models! Now we're talking. Have a very large collection of models primarily in 1:43 scale covering a wide variety of subjects. In fact given the prices and release rates these days I am trying to restrict myself to certain main themes. One of which, naturally is NZ related models.

Some examples
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/pic368.jpg
C. McRae 1994 Rally NZ Impreza

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/pic045.jpg
Rally NZ winning Peugeots

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/pic052-1.jpg
The most famous non winning entrant in Rally NZ history.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/pic089.jpg
The Rat

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/pic106-1.jpg
The Kiwi Assault Le Mans 1996

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/pic113-1.jpg
M7A by RBA

Plenty more where these came from.

Cheers
Lee

Snoozin
07-24-2011, 07:56 AM
My kind of discussion!

I have a relatively extensive collection, my main focus is on Japanese sports saloons and coupes from the 60's - 80's. However I do have a smattering of others, inclusive of some 1:18 Group 5 BMW 320i's, Lancia 037's in rally trim, some road BMW's... basically if it's a 60's - 80's tintop I'm likely to have an interest in it.

Scales include a selection of 1:64 Konami (Japanese brand) highly detailed Japanese car range, a bunch of 1:43 Alfa's which were purchased before I shifted my focus to 1:18, with the bulk being 1:18 Autoart, Kyosho and Minichamps branded items. Latest addition was a series 1 Mazda RX7 road car, the next is likely to be a TA22 Celica road car.

faminz - that GT40 is stunning, Exoto do some fantastic stuff at prices that are generally above my budget/justification.

Lee Tracey
02-10-2012, 09:11 AM
I suggest model collectors get ready to eat a lot of 2 minute noodles this year.

I have just seen Spark Models planned release schedule for 2012. How about
M2Bs Monaco and Britain
MA7s ROC (Bruce) US (Denny)
BT20 Monaco (Denny)
BT24 Germany (Denny)
M6GT
McLaren #47 1964 (Bruce)
#5 Nassau 64
#4 Can Am 66
March 707 Can Am 70 Chris
T70 BOAC 500 67 Hulme Brabham
Ensign N176 Belgium 76 Chris

Despite however adding such no names as Marko and Migault to their BRM line ups there is still no room for Howden :(

Cheers
Lee

John B
08-23-2012, 05:01 AM
Hi Lee & fellow collectors,

Lee I know you're a big fan of the Spark brand of 1:43rd resin models. Well you may like to know that your model collecting has just become a little cheaper! SPR Limited - the NZ importer & distributor of Spark, Bizarre & TrueScale models - has just launched a new online store.

Check out the Sponsors News Forum of this site, or visit www.spr-models.co.nz (http://www.spr-models.co.nz)

Cheers,
John

Lee Tracey
08-23-2012, 06:18 AM
Those members who collect might also be interested in these two reviews of the new Minichamps 66 Le Mans winner
http://www.diecast.org/diecast98/html/asp/forums/forum43/viewMessage.asp?id=97527&start=97527
http://www.diecast.org/diecast98/html/asp/forums/forum43/viewMessage.asp?id=96802&start=96802
Looks like it is the best so far.

Cheers
Lee

GeebeeNZ
08-23-2012, 06:32 AM
I hope I am not regarded as a sick person as I have about $3,000 worth of Fiats and Ferrari's. The Fiats outnumber the Ferrari's about 4 to 1. Most are 1/43 because they take up less space than those fantastic 1/18 th models.

david5
08-23-2012, 06:52 AM
Models ? Nah, what a waste, oops hang on,
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg30/david5_album/009.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg30/david5_album/002.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg30/david5_album/008.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg30/david5_album/006.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg30/david5_album/007-1.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg30/david5_album/DSC02086.jpg

bry3500
08-23-2012, 08:06 AM
Exoto Chapparals

bry3500
08-23-2012, 08:31 AM
Ford GT40 Mk IV - M. Andretti/Bianchi- Le Mans

Ellis
08-23-2012, 08:54 AM
Found this one on the web......Nuthin like full size models

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/falcongtho/SnipImage28129.jpg

John B
08-23-2012, 02:49 PM
Those members who collect might also be interested in these two reviews of the new Minichamps 66 Le Mans winner
http://www.diecast.org/diecast98/html/asp/forums/forum43/viewMessage.asp?id=97527&start=97527
http://www.diecast.org/diecast98/html/asp/forums/forum43/viewMessage.asp?id=96802&start=96802
Looks like it is the best so far.

Cheers
Lee

Interesting comparisons on the McLaren/Amon Le Mans Winner. I'm looking forward to seeing the 1:43 Spark version that is due at the end of this year. Spark is renowned for their accuracy.

Rod Grimwood
08-24-2012, 03:43 AM
Got about 50 odd from years gone by, not allowed anymore after about 10 years ago.
Got a GT40 Chassis 1075 won Le Mans 68 & 69 limited edition only 200 made with authenticity card signed by the engineer Phil Remington in ink and all. (was not cheap) kept in a very safe and locked area.

John B
08-24-2012, 09:34 AM
Ford GT40 Mk IV - M. Andretti/Bianchi- Le Mans

Fantastic weathering and damage affect. Did you do this yourself, or was the model purchased like this?
John

bry3500
08-24-2012, 10:12 AM
Fantastic weathering and damage affect. Did you do this yourself, or was the model purchased like this?
John

Purchased like that John

Rod Grimwood
08-24-2012, 11:12 PM
Some photos, I am not the best with camera but give you an idea.

Rod Grimwood
08-24-2012, 11:18 PM
Couple more, the suspension moves, steering, Etc. seats are real leather

Chris Read
08-24-2012, 11:20 PM
Some time ago (1992) I was presented with the James Clark Memorial Trophy by Bill Clark in memory of his son James who was killed at an earlier Country Gents meeting at Wigram. I was racing with James on the day of the accident. The trophy was a most magnificant model of Bill's Cooper Bristol and I presume it was commissioned by Bill and made by Graeme Climo of Christchurch who had an association with Bill and Auto Restorations. You kept the trophy for a year and handed it back so for that year it took pride of place in my house. I remember at the presentation jokingly asking Bill if it came with a miniature but hardly as these models had thousands of hours of work put in to them. I think I was the first recipient and I am not sure if it was presented again but I did see it on display in Fazzaz one time so I hope it survived the quake if it was still there.
Any one seen it lately or has Bill taken it back 'in house' - it is perfection and worth a look if you get an opportunity. Chris Read-Arrowtown. Note the cigar ahhhhhh those were the days!!!
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Rod Grimwood
08-24-2012, 11:23 PM
Suspension etc

Insured, but alot cheaper than new one.

Chris Read
08-24-2012, 11:40 PM
One of my favourite models is one I got in 1981 - cost UK80 pounds!!!
Has always been on my model shelf so a bit dusty and worn out especially as it gets handled.Is a Western 1/24th scale.
There is a piece missing for any eagle eye to spot.
Chris Read-Arrowtown.
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Rod Grimwood
08-24-2012, 11:51 PM
Chris is the steering wheel extra, that is a good looking model with the body looking used as they did.

Chris Read
08-25-2012, 01:15 AM
No steering wheel is hiding down there behind the cockpit cowling, but it is the small faring or wing attached to the body behind the front wheels that is missing . I have it somewhere. You can just see the two holes it fits into above the engine vents. Chris

mid-year
08-25-2012, 01:16 AM
These are my favourites...the beaut model of the original Cobra CSX 2000 as tested before painting in polished aluminium,the interior is a real standout in this one

Number 2 is the lovely Grand Sport Corvette No3 which has great attention to detail.1050710508105091051010511

Chris Read
08-25-2012, 01:26 AM
Here's another of my favourites. It is Prost's Renault RE30 or 30B from the 1982 season. These models were commissioned by the factory and encased in a plastic presentation case. There is no model maker markings so they may have been an in house job.
I got mine from a Renault executive in recognition of work I did for Renault in NZ at the time. Pretty neat model with no damage due to the case. Chris Read-Arrowtown.
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Chris Read
08-25-2012, 02:14 AM
Hi mid-year - those are stunning. Love the gauges and the gear lever of the Cobra. I can't match those but here are some from my early years straight out of the sand pit. Interesting enough the ERA was my ultimate car as a boy and in my later years I raced with Bill Moriss' 'Hanuman' R12B (perhaps it was Bira's 'Romulus' R2B which he looked after) when he had it out here in NZ. I have a signed Raymond Mays brochure and even an ERA badge. Chris Read Arrowtown.
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bry3500
08-25-2012, 03:08 AM
Then and now

Binzy1
08-26-2012, 02:13 AM
Gulf theme & McLaren Can-Am selection...

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Nick Slade
08-30-2012, 02:56 AM
Well I have been cruising through this site the last couple of days and came across this thread and I had to reply, I collect and also build scale models. I have just purchased a big displaycase to organize all of my collection. I will post some pics form my collection and hopefully a few of my builds.

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/AAC524F6-5D5E-43F7-8191-EA43567053E1-77-000000917B860E21.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/65B20F3F-7A46-4788-B1D1-FF73DEF17555-77-000000914C61C87A.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/82F8A3F8-1E95-40F4-B8D1-375D0F84645E-77-000000911C322A7F.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/801F1CD5-36CC-4283-B04A-174F7A233DB9-77-000000910EA5F5DA.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/DSC062302.jpg

Nick Slade
08-30-2012, 03:10 AM
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/DSC09849-2.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/DSC09810.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/DSC07301.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/DSC08863.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/DSC00507.jpg
Many of the models are cars I worked on I restored J11 and 1018 Gt40 and the GMP 1/12 scale represent those well. I also went through a Ferrari BB512 LM with my dad. Several of the Champcar models, the PacWest car and Forsythe car and RedBull car I worked on also. The Nissan Skyline GTR model is a very important one because that was a car that was started to be built by my uncle Jeremy Cook who was tragically killed in the Airbus plane crash in France. I was able to buy new decals and complete this model so it was a combined effort of mine and Jeremys.

Nick Slade
08-30-2012, 03:18 AM
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/DSC069802.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/DSC06607.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/n1266482561_30405615_8075980.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/DSC05659.jpg
The motorcycles were given to my by a friend of my dads so I built the Suzuki model and made a display case and gave it to him in appreciation of the other models.
The Ferrari model is one I built while we were building a real engine for a T5 at work so it represents that project at work

mid-year
08-30-2012, 04:10 AM
Hi Nick,they are awesome!

Nick Slade
08-30-2012, 04:13 AM
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/a10381be.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/e292f3e1.jpg
The 512 Model and 512 we built at work
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/02f2a3dc.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/0f210972.jpg
Cars before I had the display case.
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/3cba5726.jpg
J11 which I restored.
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/5262d601.jpg
It would be great to see more Diecast posts, I have always been very interested in them, I hope to add a few more in the future

Nick Slade
08-30-2012, 04:18 AM
Thanks, they are really my favorite hobby. I hope to add a few more pictures to the thread. I like the fact that most of the cars I have actually are part of my past and remind me of things I have been fortunate enough to be involved in.

Nick Slade
08-31-2012, 03:13 AM
Here's another of my favourites. It is Prost's Renault RE30 or 30B from the 1982 season. These models were commissioned by the factory and encased in a plastic presentation case. There is no model maker markings so they may have been an in house job.
I got mine from a Renault executive in recognition of work I did for Renault in NZ at the time. Pretty neat model with no damage due to the case. Chris Read-Arrowtown.
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That is a awesome model you have there !

Nick Slade
08-31-2012, 04:20 AM
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/0BB71442-69FD-43E1-B5AB-62C574306A79-100-0000007D490F6BF0.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/A6A997D1-51F6-4EF3-A3F8-D4B40D5FE96C-100-0000007D53673516.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/619A0EA8-DD5F-4FEF-9802-40732DEC90BB-100-0000007D5AF2228C.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/4F8C6211-0A8F-4A26-AF37-B631426A5394-100-0000007D6DFCEB6A.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/1DF6DCF3-6F60-4FA2-ADE8-E5F195E47632-100-0000007D826FFB28.jpg

Nick Slade
08-31-2012, 04:24 AM
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/0DAB3085-2399-4397-9AFB-EB1F366591EA-100-0000007D6529B133.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/AA6C71F2-016A-457F-8D33-8B66834E0130-100-0000007DAF7A8078.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/71974A3D-47F6-42B6-9098-66A8B1C0D642-100-0000007DC0F20EF1.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/233B09B4-DBCB-4358-A5A9-5CCE16D0EF6A-100-0000007DC8C12684.jpg
I had changed my display cabineet around so I took a few more pictures!

Russ Cunningham
08-31-2012, 05:26 AM
If I didn't like women as much as I do then I'd probably feel like a perve looking at these magnificient models. Well done chaps.

Lee Tracey
08-31-2012, 06:13 AM
Here's another of my favourites. It is Prost's Renault RE30 or 30B from the 1982 season. These models were commissioned by the factory and encased in a plastic presentation case. There is no model maker markings so they may have been an in house job.
I got mine from a Renault executive in recognition of work I did for Renault in NZ at the time. Pretty neat model with no damage due to the case. Chris Read-Arrowtown.
10512
So what scale is this Chris? Looks a real beauty.

Cheers
Lee

Lee Tracey
08-31-2012, 06:17 AM
Nick, I like your work ;) A great selection of models there. I am sure the R32 will be treasured always.

Do you get many questions about the funny blue ones on the second shelf down of the very first photo:? D

Cheers
Lee

Lee Tracey
08-31-2012, 06:24 AM
Where would you like me to start?
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10685
10686
10687
10688
10689

Lee Tracey
08-31-2012, 06:27 AM
10690
10691
10692
10693

Cheers
Lee

John B
08-31-2012, 11:35 AM
One or two Spark brand in the collection Lee!
Cheers, John

Nick Slade
09-01-2012, 02:24 AM
Nick, I like your work ;) A great selection of models there. I am sure the R32 will be treasured always.

Do you get many questions about the funny blue ones on the second shelf down of the very first photo:? D

Cheers
Lee

Hi Lee, thanks the R32 will always be a very treasured one to me. Some of the members on here around in the OSCA days might have met my uncle Jeremy as he had helped dad with the Capri.
Regarding the funny blue cars, well they are an interest of mine. I have four Subarus that Are real ones :) an 05 STI WRX a 98 22B
Which is #339 of 400 and a forester XT turbo which is an 08 and then a 91 Legacy which is in the process of a complete bare shell rebuild. The Models are all Auto art except for the Possum Bourne
Impreza which is Biante.
You have an incredible collection of cars. I am still buying cars, I just bought two Marlboro Schumacher
Ferraris in 1/18 and hope to get all of his championship year 2000 to 2004.

Nick Slade
09-01-2012, 03:02 AM
The 2003 GA is My Favorite of all the years of the Schumacher Ferraris. Here is a couple of pictures of My son Mika and the 2003 GA and then my 1/18 scale version of the car. I have generally collected based on some kind of association with the cars as I had mentioned earlier. This is the one with the GA
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/601E90FF-1C64-41F2-939A-5E3BB52ADB4F-185-000000751F20D91E.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/6C1BF674-AC6F-493A-BDF2-C34ACF44E29E-185-00000072E972AB8C.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/C866AFCA-8533-4A1A-BE2A-4960A0E7CB11-185-00000072CFE1F5B7.jpg

Nick Slade
09-06-2012, 01:53 AM
Here is one that you guys might like to see a little closer, this is a Capri made by Biante. It is a fantastic little diecast in 1/18 Scale
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/978956FF-8400-4BFA-94F5-FFBA4DE37B03-129-0000003189891960.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/E7561867-E843-481B-AB37-5E77874A4FCD-129-0000003197C9C95D.jpg

Homer
09-06-2012, 03:09 AM
Hi All, what is the law on diecast models (or Kitset models for that matter) in regards to ciggartte adverstising? Are they allowed to be produced with the correct decals or is it only the older models that were produced with the ciggartte sponsorship decals?

Lee Tracey
09-07-2012, 09:00 AM
Basically in any country that has anti fag advertising laws you can not have them, especially the EU and Oz. However some makers such as Spark hide the offending decals in the box for the collector to apply, while ixo (a Chinese based and owned company) seem to ignore this rule when it suits.

Incidentally the French ban on Alcohol advertising is also starting to show up in models with a French Part Works Porsche 76 LM winner I bought recently missing the Martini logos. :mad:

Cheers
Lee

Nick Slade
09-07-2012, 02:06 PM
Yes, I either buy my Ferrari F1 models without and buy the decals and add them or I have just bought two more Schumacher cars with Marlboro decals already on them through a diecast distributer. I think they fit them because you pay more for them with Marlboro decals!

Lee Tracey
09-09-2012, 07:09 AM
As I have just been educating some model collectors elsewhere I thought I would chuck these pics of my Jim Richards models up here as well.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/054.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/th_057-1.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/?action=view&current=057-1.jpg)http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/th_058.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/?action=view&current=058.jpg)http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/th_055.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/?action=view&current=055.jpg)http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/th_061.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/?action=view&current=061.jpg)
Models 56 Sidchrome Mustang. All Models are 1:43 scale.
Cheers
Lee

Lee Tracey
09-09-2012, 07:14 AM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/007-9.jpg
78 Bathurst winner Autoart for Biante, de-nannied by me.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/035-4.jpg
79 Bathurst winner Autoart for Biante
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/036-7.jpg
80 Bathurst winner by Dinkum
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/037-4.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/002-4.jpg
81 Le Mans Porsche 924GTR by Spark
Cheers
Lee

Lee Tracey
09-09-2012, 07:17 AM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/008-7.jpg
M3 by Dinkum
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/039-4.jpg
92 Bathurst Godzilla by Dinkum, model pre dates Nanny
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/040-4.jpg
1995 Bathurst Autoart for Biante
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/041-4.jpg
The last Bathurst Victory by Aa for Biante
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/042-1.jpg
The Kangaroo car by Classic Carlectables

Cheers
Lee

Snoozin
09-09-2012, 10:13 AM
Some amazing stuff showing up... I just purchased this one

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8455/7947936638_864867ff7c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/snoozinrichy/7947936638/)
IMG_6042 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/snoozinrichy/7947936638/) by SnoozinRichy (http://www.flickr.com/people/snoozinrichy/), on Flickr

Will sit nicely with all the other Group A R32's... I've never displayed any, what do you guys with glass cabinets do with regards to UV etc? Just keep them in a location out of direct sunlight?

markson
09-15-2012, 01:10 AM
10891 Just wondering if anyone else is building up the part works DB5 Model Markson

ERC
09-19-2012, 05:27 AM
Great thread.

Unfortunately, I have recently had to sell many of my Dinky Toys which I believe are about 1/43 scale, but find the modern 1/43 scale models a bit expensive for what they are. (My eyesight isn't what it was!)
However, I have found that the detail on some of the Scalextric slots cars at 1/32 is just amazing and now tend to collect them now and again, but as static models. The DB9, Le Mans Aston Martin, is stunning and the prices are very reasonable.

Apart from the Fly LM500/LM600 slots, there is a dearth of 1/32 (or larger) Marcos models, in fact, I can't ever remember seeing any static model other than 1/43 of any full sized Marcos, other than the Corgi versions of the 2/3 litre coupe, the Mantis and the XP, which is a sad omission, when you consider that many lesser known makes and models have been produced over the years, yet Marcos had a fine competition history at club and international historic lebvel.

Some stunning collections shown, so I sincerely hope your home contents policy covers them, as they may be worth far more than you think.

I recently decided to value one shelf of my better books and was somewhat shocked to find they were worth $1000's rather than $100's and that means a detailed list and pics for the insurance company.

John B
09-19-2012, 06:23 AM
Great thread.

Unfortunately, I have recently had to sell many of my Dinky Toys which I believe are about 1/43 scale, but find the modern 1/43 scale models a bit expensive for what they are. (My eyesight isn't what it was!)
However, I have found that the detail on some of the Scalextric slots cars at 1/32 is just amazing and now tend to collect them now and again, but as static models. The DB9, Le Mans Aston Martin, is stunning and the prices are very reasonable.

Apart from the Fly LM500/LM600 slots, there is a dearth of 1/32 (or larger) Marcos models, in fact, I can't ever remember seeing any static model other than 1/43 of any full sized Marcos, other than the Corgi versions of the 2/3 litre coupe, the Mantis and the XP, which is a sad omission, when you consider that many lesser known makes and models have been produced over the years, yet Marcos had a fine competition history at club and international historic lebvel.

Some stunning collections shown, so I sincerely hope your home contents policy covers them, as they may be worth far more than you think.

I recently decided to value one shelf of my better books and was somewhat shocked to find they were worth $1000's rather than $100's and that means a detailed list and pics for the insurance company.

Your model collections definitely need to be listed separately on your household insurance policies (just like any expensive items such as jewellery, camera equipment, etc). ERC is quite right - the value of your models may surprise you. I just insured mine for many, many $1,000's. There is normally a extra premium charged, but it is worth it for peace of mind.

A couple of friends lost their collections in the Christchurch earthquakes, and they were pleased that they had them itemised on there policies. It's also important to have a complete list (and photos) of all your models.

T332
02-03-2013, 09:22 PM
Here's another of my favourites. It is Prost's Renault RE30 or 30B from the 1982 season. These models were commissioned by the factory and encased in a plastic presentation case. There is no model maker markings so they may have been an in house job.
I got mine from a Renault executive in recognition of work I did for Renault in NZ at the time. Pretty neat model with no damage due to the case. Chris Read-Arrowtown.
10512CHRIS The RENUALT GP CAR was made by the FRENCH MODEL making company NOREV who are of the biggest diecast Manufacturers in the World they do most the commision work for all the French model or toy makers. I have one also but not in the case.

SPman
02-04-2013, 11:50 AM
Some of mine - all 1/43rd except for an Exoto Lotus 49 stuck in there somewhere - I've crammed 100 models into the refurbished disply shelf ($5 at a garage sale), with another 50 in boxes out in the barn. A mix of Spark, Minichamps, Ixo, Bizarre etc The bikes are nearly all Ixo 1/24th - leave them in their cases - keeps the dust out.....
I do have a theme - sort of - Canam cars and 50's - 80's F1, with a predilection for Lotus & Mclaren. Also some Targa Florio cars in there and some tractors!

faminz
02-05-2013, 06:46 AM
well I started this thread so Id better add a few pics..

first is the new Tyrrell 006 by True Scale Miniatures (spot the flaw?)
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Then an unusual wee 1/32 DTM Audi TT by Saico
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Then my aussie 1/18 scale cabinet, note the Jim Richards cars on the bottom... I just got the coppins Richards Torana tonight actually!
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and then another cabinet, sports cars, rally cars and some F1's mainly 1/18..
note the 1/18 messerschmitt on the top (yes i collect them too!!! siigh)
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Roger Dowding
02-05-2013, 10:05 AM
As a serious Model Collector mainly 1;43 [ ask John B - have acquired a lot from him over many years ], collection is sports cars and tin tops mainly in race trim, covering Europe UK, Australia and NZ, and USA with a special collection of Briggs Cunningham cars from the 1950 Cadillac's [ Le Monstre and Le Petit Pataud - type 62's ] to his own cars, to Corvette's and Jaguar's and as I have owned a few ; some Austin Healey's MG's and Triumph's [ sports cars ]. not to mention over 50 Corvette's in Road and race trim. yep the thread is one I will follow. PS have the NZ attack on Le Mans Porsche too !! as pictured. must get some photo's on here. cheers

SPman
02-06-2013, 06:34 AM
It get's rather expensive, damn quick, once you get the bug. I've had to reign myself in hard - the amount I've spent, I could've got a new Daytona 675R!

ITOW4U
04-17-2013, 06:27 AM
These are my favourites...the beaut model of the original Cobra CSX 2000 as tested before painting in polished aluminium,the interior is a real standout in this one
Totally agree on this as it is probably my favourite in the whole collection - and have been lucky enough to drive a real one on several occasions as well.


It get's rather expensive, damn quick, once you get the bug. I've had to reign myself in hard - the amount I've spent, I could've got a new Daytona 675R!
Too true I have been collecting for a little while now and this is a part of my collection. Although my collecting is not just limited to models as I also have a fair amount of different memorabilia as well.
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/Models/IMG_6455.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/Models/IMG_6455.jpg.html)

I also like to tinker a little and make changes to models. I got a whiff that Biante were doing a Jim Richard's Sprint so I thought that I would have a go and make one for myself. It can be seen below in the back of the photo and started life as a road car. I might add a few pics in another post at a later date.
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/Models/IMG_0168.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/Models/IMG_0168.jpg.html)

ITOW4U
04-18-2013, 10:25 PM
As I mentioned earlier here is my first attempt at modifying a 1:18 model and building up a Jim Richards Sprint.
From what started life as a nice blue road car
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1102a.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1102a.jpg.html)

That needed to be stripped out and all body moulds and panels removed
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1120a.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1120a.jpg.html)

Fitting some other wheels/brakes than standard
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1139a.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1139a.jpg.html)

Time to fabricate the roll cage and install the seat
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1142a.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1142a.jpg.html)
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1145a.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1145a.jpg.html)

ITOW4U
04-18-2013, 10:28 PM
Strip off the old paint and get it ready for a coat of jam
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1175a.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1175a.jpg.html)
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG12011.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG12011.jpg.html)
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1183a.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1183a.jpg.html)

Put it back together changing it into a race car and some stickers
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG7355.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG7355.jpg.html)

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG7354-1.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG7354-1.jpg.html)

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG7351.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG7351.jpg.html)

ITOW4U
04-18-2013, 10:32 PM
Time to show the man himself as I won a ride package in the Porsche at Sandown (which was absolutely fantastic to be in a car with a talented driver)

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/IMG_0643.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/IMG_0643.jpg.html)

...and then for the 'promo/poster' shot with the transporter in the background - you might also noticed that I changed from the 350Z wheels and put the mini-lites on which is what the car ran.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG7374.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG7374.jpg.html)

Hope that you enjoyed the short version of the build for my first attempt of modifying a model as Jim was more than impressed with the effort and actually said Biante are in the process of getting this model made up to which I said "I know.... ;) ". It is not a perfect build but I am still happy with the outcome.

Cheers
Sean

John B
04-19-2013, 02:47 AM
...and you should be happy with the outcome. Great job Sean.

John B
04-19-2013, 02:56 AM
Just received a shipment of Brumm models from Italy, and it includes six Chris Amon F1 Ferraris. They're available online now.
Cheers, John
www.spr-model.co.nz (http://www.spr-model.co.nz)

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Brumm R172-CH : Ferrari 312 #9 Dutch F1 Grand Prix 1968 (Chris Amon - 6th)

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Brumm R255-UPD : Ferrari 312 #2 Italian F1 Grand Prix 1967 (Chris Amon - 7th)

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Brumm R294-UPD : Ferrari 312 F1 Double wing test Modena 1969 (Chris Amon)

John B
04-19-2013, 03:03 AM
And here are the other three Amon models...

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R301 : Ferrari 312 #15 Spanish F1 Grand Prix 1969 (Chris Amon)

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R302 : Ferrari 312 #6 French F1 Grand Prix 1969 (Chris Amon)

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R303 : Ferrari 312 #11 Monaco F1 Grand Prix 1969 (Chris Amon - 2nd)

ITOW4U
04-20-2013, 01:11 AM
Thanks John, currently having a muck around with a 429 Boss Mustang and a special Corvette Racer (kit) for one of my good friends. Havent done a kit in over 20 years I reckon.

Cheers
Sean

Steve Holmes
04-20-2013, 02:29 AM
Strip off the old paint and get it ready for a coat of jam
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1175a.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1175a.jpg.html)
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG12011.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG12011.jpg.html)
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1183a.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG1183a.jpg.html)

Put it back together changing it into a race car and some stickers
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG7355.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG7355.jpg.html)

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG7354-1.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG7354-1.jpg.html)

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x207/Motiv8or/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG7351.jpg (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Motiv8or/media/jr%20project%20sprint/CIMG7351.jpg.html)

Wow, this is amazing! That rollcage is a work of art, must have taken you forever to make?

ITOW4U
04-20-2013, 02:56 AM
Wow, this is amazing! That rollcage is a work of art, must have taken you forever to make?
Not really, just a pair of side cutters and you're away ;) As I have numerous models and quite a few 'double-ups' of some, I decided to pull apart one of the V8Supertaxi's and utilise the roll cage and interior out of that. It just required some careful trimming to retro fit into a 40 year old car.

cheers
Sean

Nick Slade
09-10-2013, 03:29 AM
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/62B60746-71AF-457E-9809-2DC456A8268D-289-000001E449F627E5_zpscd0d82f0.jpg
This is a generic picture of my latest edition to my collection. It is a 1/43rd scale model. It has a significant meaning to me as I have been working for this team on this car, we just clinched the championship for 2013 and won the last six races.

Nick Slade
09-10-2013, 03:39 AM
Wow, this is amazing! That rollcage is a work of art, must have taken you forever to make?

Yes, amazing work, great Job

Oldfart
09-10-2013, 05:45 AM
Sean, amazing job. Well done, and so much more satisfying for you than owning an "off the shelf" purchase.

nzswift
09-01-2015, 02:43 AM
I'm small time compared to most here but I do have all the Orange GMP 1:18 M8's raced by McLaren Cars. There are six of them, 2 M8A's (Bruce,Denny), 3 M8B's (Bruce, Denny, and Dan Gurney who raced the spare for a 1-2-3 finish) and a M8D for Dan. Photos coming

ERC
09-01-2015, 03:20 AM
There was a time when Dinky Toys were pocket money collectibles. Sadly, although the quality of 1/43 scale models is just stunning, they are now for serious collectors only. Ditto the larger scale models.
Great work Sean...

bry3500
09-01-2015, 03:42 AM
...and you should be happy with the outcome. Great job Sean.

awesome job

Noo Noo
09-01-2015, 04:00 AM
It certainly is. I bought mine from a shop in Newmarket but I can't remember it's name......gone now. But everything works on this model...steering, doors, bonnet and engine bay etc, and it so HEAVY. The detail is exquisite. Also have the Autoart 1/18 versions of the Jaguar C and D types. I think from memory that all these cost in the region of $350 each....and this is 15 years ago, so weren't cheap. The thing with models like these is that they have to be kept behind glass or the dusting of them becomes a problem....does in our house anyway. I'm afraid I'm not one to keep them in their original boxes, although I do keep the containers. Remember that outfit in England, 'Mint and Boxed'.....something dodgy went on there as it self destructed some years ago.

I have most of my models under glass but do like to have some in the open and always had a problem with dusting them until I acquired a brush as used by the Police when dusting for fingerprints. It looks like an artists paintbrush but with very fine, bushy bristles nearly 40mm long. It does the job quickly and doesn't flick mirrors, wipers etc off. It is Haydn branded, so must be available from their stockists. I suspect it may be a womens make-up brush but that's a world I don't frequent so I'm only guessing.

David Hunter

Rod Grimwood
09-01-2015, 07:49 AM
While visiting Nick Slades workshop a couple weeks ago when over at Laguna Seca, had a look at Nick's collection. He has a good collection and Not sure if I mentioned to Nick that the Capri lives in the Waikato and is driven with verve by Gordon Burr.

The orange Can Am is an interesting sports car with a great history. It is the Shadow that Follmer drove with the big block. The original car is undergoing a complete rebuild in Nick's workshop and is an amazing bit of gear. It is really just a big go-kart with a huge engine jammed up the drivers back. will post pictures in Rolex Monterey site once resized.

ERC
09-01-2015, 08:55 PM
It looks like an artists paintbrush but with very fine, bushy bristles nearly 40mm long. It does the job quickly and doesn't flick mirrors, wipers etc off. It is Haydn branded, so must be available from their stockists. I suspect it may be a womens make-up brush but that's a world I don't frequent so I'm only guessing.

David Hunter
Dad used to use a soft brush with a built in rubber bulb that could act as a vacuum or a blower, when dismantling and restoring cameras. I have no idea where he got it from but he certainly got a lot of use from it - the collection contained about 650 cameras from old half plate mahogany & brass Sandersons, to Nikons.

Roger Dowding
09-11-2015, 04:42 AM
Main focus is 1;43 with a large American influence [ 50 Corvettes ] plenty of English and Europeans and some Australian [ mainly Bathurst racers ] and a couple of Japanese.
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I made this comment back in early 2013 taken this long to post the photos.
" As a serious Model Collector mainly 1;43 [ ask John B - have acquired a lot from him over many years ], collection is sports cars and tin tops mainly in race trim, covering Europe UK, Australia and NZ, and USA with a special collection of Briggs Cunningham cars from the 1950 Cadillac's [ Le Monstre and Le Petit Pataud - type 62's ] to his own cars, to Corvette's and Jaguar's and as I have owned a few ; some Austin Healey's MG's and Triumph's [ sports cars ]. not to mention over 50 Corvette's in Road and race trim. yep the thread is one I will follow. PS have the NZ attack on Le Mans Porsche too !! as pictured. must get some photo's on here. cheers "

chaindrive
09-11-2015, 04:48 AM
A collection to be proud of

Roger Dowding
09-11-2015, 05:59 AM
A collection to be proud of

Chaindrive, thanks I have to thank John B [ John Bennoch from SPR models ] on TRS, for obtaining the two cabinets with the racing scenes behind them [ we purchased a set of 5 to get a good price back in 1999 ] - he also downloaded the images and helped get them printed - around 50 of the models also were purchased from him over the last 16 years, since we met when living in the same apartment block

Roger Dowding
09-11-2015, 09:53 AM
As I have just been educating some model collectors elsewhere I thought I would chuck these pics of my Jim Richards models up here as well.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/054.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/th_057-1.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/?action=viewĄt=057-1.jpg)http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/th_058.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/?action=viewĄt=058.jpg)http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/th_055.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/?action=viewĄt=055.jpg)http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/th_061.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/leetra/?action=viewĄt=061.jpg)
Models 56 Sidchrome Mustang. All Models are 1:43 scale.
Cheers
Lee

Got that one via John B from SPR thanks and got it at a better price through JB than buying it here in Australia, go figure that one !!

BMCBOY
09-12-2015, 04:11 AM
My collection is mainly 60's - 70's single seaters, Austin-Healeys, BMC Rally cars and a few odd models that interested me. Not a huge collection, but it has been fun discovering them, especially if they have some age. Some restoration has been attempted also in a few cases when spare parts have been available.

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Roger Dowding
09-13-2015, 07:12 AM
Ross great stuff ; Have two 1/18 big Healey's a duotone 100/6 and a tri-carb 3000 in red, in another cabinet - not pictured ;
The Cunningham 2 nd row down - what makes is it ??
I have a Brumm one which I have John B sourcing me a Spark version with more detail. Have 17 of Cunningham Team cars which include Cadillacs Jaguars Corvette's and his own cars [ 7 of them ] see the bootom 3 rows of my American cabinet.

BMCBOY
09-13-2015, 08:57 AM
The Cunningham 2 nd row down - what makes is it ??

Its a Hotwheels - not 1/43 though. There are a few for sale on TradeMe at the moment, but make sure you get the white one as I have seen them in different colours.

I don't really stick to one scale - just whatever takes my fancy and isn't a stupid price. I've found some really strange Formula cars made in Hong Kong and NZ from the sixties that remind me of some of the garbage stuff that used to come into NZ those days. Chinese models of today are far better built even if they are ripoffs.

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John B
09-13-2015, 12:12 PM
The Cunningham 2 nd row down - what makes is it ??

Its a Hotwheels - not 1/43 though. There are a few for sale on TradeMe at the moment, but make sure you get the white one as I have seen them in different colours.

I don't really stick to one scale - just whatever takes my fancy and isn't a stupid price. I've found some really strange Formula cars made in Hong Kong and NZ from the sixties that remind me of some of the garbage stuff that used to come into NZ those days. Chinese models of today are far better built even if they are ripoffs.


Good selection of models BMCBOY. The Briggs Cunningham white/blue colour scheme looked great on all of his cars (especially the Cunninghams, Cadillacs, and Jaguars), but my favourite was the 1960 Le Mans Corvettes. These four are all 1:43rd scale ...

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Which of the Chinese brands do you think are a rip-off?

ERC
09-13-2015, 07:52 PM
First Cunningham I ever came across was the Dinky toy version. At that time, (1950's) most of us Brits knew nothing whatever about Cunningham. I sold mine a year or two ago, along with most of my collection, to help fund a cruising habit...

Roger Dowding
09-13-2015, 08:48 PM
First Cunningham I ever came across was the Dinky toy version. At that time, (1950's) most of us Brits knew nothing whatever about Cunningham. I sold mine a year or two ago, along with most of my collection, to help fund a cruising habit...

ERC, have that Cunningham issued by Dinky in 1955, mine has had the white paint redone and has race No 31, I recently saw a Meccano magazine from 1955 at a local antique / collectibles shop and didn't buy it - bad decision.

chaindrive
09-13-2015, 08:50 PM
Don't ever sell your collections.....You'll regret it later. I made the mistake of selling a collection of 200 plus Ferraris to the Wanaka Toy Museum in a shortsighted moment. Worst thing I've ever done !!!!!

Roger Dowding
09-13-2015, 08:50 PM
Ross, thanks, have the Hotwheels one which is around 1;76 scale - sits in a box of other models, Cadbury Truck set and others.

ERC
09-13-2015, 09:41 PM
Don't ever sell your collections.....You'll regret it later. I made the mistake of selling a collection of 200 plus Ferraris to the Wanaka Toy Museum in a shortsighted moment. Worst thing I've ever done !!!!!
Why not sell? My (younger) brother asked me why I was accumulating assets and then, aged 65, I had to have a good think. He was right. What is the point? So I divested myself of some major assets and am now looking at the minor ones.

At what point do you sell your collection as the chances are your kids will have zero emotional attachment; have no idea what they are worth; will just flog them off cheaply anyway as they wouldn't be bothered about cataloguing, researching and selling item by item.

Same applies to books.

They look great on the shelves and in cabinets, but I have reached the point where I'd rather sell and get the benefits of any increased value (if any) whilst still buying the occasional model because it appeals. Nothing is going to give the return that I made on old tatty Dinky toys and even the old Hornby Dublo rolling stock (still boxed), as nowadays, decent models are produced AS collectors items and although I am happy to be proved wrong, I doubt that values will increase on 90% of them, fast enough to make them a real investment.

Roger Dowding
09-13-2015, 10:18 PM
ERC,
have to agree with this comment ;

" At what point do you sell your collection as the chances are your kids will have zero emotional attachment; have no idea what they are worth; will just flog them off cheaply anyway as they wouldn't be bothered about cataloguing, researching and selling item by item. "
I am fortunate as have a step-son who is interested and now nearly 50, but also a nephew who is very keen, so someone will take the collection,.
Just have to get it back to NZ.
The collection is because I like what I collect, the monetary side not really a driver [ no pun intended ], likewise with the books etc, just enjoy re-reading and researching when I can

cheers
Roger

chaindrive
09-13-2015, 10:54 PM
Chaps..........we'll have to agree to disagree. !!!!

ERC
09-14-2015, 12:00 AM
Yup, we'll agree to disagree!

As I look around my office with 700 CD's that none of the family will want; a great collection of LPs, EPs and singles; part of a 1,000+ collection of books; piles of motoring memorabilia; old film cameras; 400+ race programmes; still a fair few diecasts, Scalextric cars still boxed and a pile of track; 60 Wrenn 152 slot cars and a pile of track and spares; then down in the garage, several magazine collections, some going back to the 1960's, (Classic & Thoroughbred from issue #1 September 1973 to date) and several other magazines also going back.

Oh yes, great collections today, but when I keel over, then what? No. I have had my fun collecting and although making a profit was never a consideration then, those who spent all their pocket money and then part of their early wages and later, salaries, on fags and booze have nothing to show for it.

Time to slim it all down. Create some space and make life easier for the family when I have gone, as unlike the UK, there aren't that many collectors in NZ willing to spend money on adding to their own collections of the older stuff.

The race programmes I still delve into to try and set dates for the pics being converted to digital, but at least those pics can be shared with others, so they may gain some value or enjoyment out of it, but boxes of mint and boxed diecasts in a cupboard?

SPman
09-14-2015, 04:50 AM
Got that one via John B from SPR thanks and got it at a better price through JB than buying it here in Australia, go figure that one !!
I currently get the bulk of my models through JB - no GST makes a difference - although it's still a damn sight cheaper than buying from Europe or the US.
Nice display box - I think I'll make up something similar.

Roger Dowding
09-14-2015, 06:08 AM
[QUOTE=John B;48523]Good selection of models BMCBOY. The Briggs Cunningham white/blue colour scheme looked great on all of his cars (especially the Cunninghams, Cadillacs, and Jaguars), but my favourite was the 1960 Le Mans Corvettes. These four are all 1:43rd scale ...

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JB, bought those from you great,

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Here they are with few friends - Grand Sports Corvettes

Rod Grimwood
09-14-2015, 07:18 AM
Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post

First Cunningham I ever came across was the Dinky toy version. At that time, (1950's) most of us Brits knew nothing whatever about Cunningham. I sold mine a year or two ago, along with most of my collection, to help fund a cruising habit...

Roger
ERC, have that Cunningham issued by Dinky in 1955, mine has had the white paint redone and has race No 31, I recently saw a Meccano magazine from 1955 at a local antique / collectibles shop and didn't buy it - bad decision.


Grimme
this is not a model but the real thing. This was at Monterey Rolex for auction at Bonhams.
it looks like a model just out of the box.
I am so happy that we got to see it as it was not outside for long, actually Ralph Mossman clicking to what it was became the bonus, as they were just shifting it.
Sorry not a model but of interest

John B
09-14-2015, 12:15 PM
I like to display my models on angled shelves, so that you have a better view of them. This means that they need to remain screwed to their bases / display plinths (which isn't a bad thing, as the bases have all the car, event, and driver details printed on them).

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These photos were taken before glass doors were added, so all the models are still displayed by their individual clear acrylic cases. They look far better displayed behind glass doors, and out of their individual cases.

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chaindrive
09-14-2015, 09:04 PM
John.......That's what I call a Collection. Absolutely Brilliant !!!

ERC
09-14-2015, 09:40 PM
When I said I'd sold much of my Dinky collection, we are talking about a couple of A4, 5 ream paper boxes of often tatty, sometimes repainted cars, sometimes mint, sport cars, saloon cars, commercial vehicles, buses and fire engines and a couple of unbuilt Airfix kits, Tamiya kits etc. - and a rare unbuilt MRRC 4WD slot racing Mercedes... Not in the same league as these collections - but it still raised almost $2,000!

Great stuff John.

Roger Dowding
09-14-2015, 09:53 PM
John.......That's what I call a Collection. Absolutely Brilliant !!!

That is what happens when you import them and can't sell them all, because you like them too much. Have seen John B's collection and am jealous - was not quick enough to get some seen here. Still have few on pre-order.

John B
09-15-2015, 03:37 AM
The photos in post #102 were taken several years ago. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that this is only about 20% of my collection. The collection only includes race cars, and the major themes are GT and sports prototypes; Le Mans and endurance sports cars; CanAm; McLaren cars; Kiwi drivers; plus a few others that I just like the look of!

We moved house a while ago, and sold all my old display cabinets (in post #102), with the intention of building more when my new office was built. Unfortunately we're having trouble finding a builder, so the office still isn't started. In the interim, all my models are in storage, but I have a few favourites in carry cases so I can perv at them occasionally...

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Roger Dowding
09-15-2015, 09:15 PM
[QUOTE=John B;48523]Good selection of models BMCBOY. The Briggs Cunningham white/blue colour scheme looked great on all of his cars (especially the Cunninghams, Cadillacs, and Jaguars), but my favourite was the 1960 Le Mans Corvettes. These four are all 1:43rd scale ...

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Here they are getting ready for Le Mans

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John B
09-16-2015, 02:11 AM
And here they are at the start...

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SPman
09-16-2015, 03:42 AM
That is what happens when you import them and can't sell them all, because you like them too much. Have seen John B's collection and am jealous - was not quick enough to get some seen here. Still have few on pre-order.I see (quite) a few in there that I missed - probably just as well - the missus isn't pleased if she sees another box turn up in the post - John now has to send them to my work, so I can unpack them and smuggle them into the barn without her knowing........funnily enough, she doesn't seem so bad if I say "these were on pre-order from a year ago", hence my habit of scouring the catalogues when they come out and sending John off a list...........

Roger Dowding
09-16-2015, 06:04 AM
I see (quite) a few in there that I missed - probably just as well - the missus isn't pleased if she sees another box turn up in the post - John now has to send them to my work, so I can unpack them and smuggle them into the barn without her knowing........funnily enough, she doesn't seem so bad if I say "these were on pre-order from a year ago", hence my habit of scouring the catalogues when they come out and sending John off a list...........

SP man - yep I use " pre-order from a year ago " is used in this house too !! It is true, mine have to come to home in QLD so no hiding from the courier.

Roger Dowding
09-16-2015, 06:07 AM
And here they are at the start...

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John B, the Jaguar E2A is number 6, which I got recently - just need number 5 car to have the starting 6, then the Aston and some Ferrari's - that would blow the budget.
Have a copy of the picture too !!

Roger Dowding
09-16-2015, 11:01 PM
Collection is mainly 1;43 as shown on post however, do have a couple of 1;18, and some old Dinky's including the Cunningham 1955 issue. The Cooper - Bristol is 1950's [ found in a road gutter in Hamilton NZ back in the late 90's ] and the Military Truck in the centre from 1938, although was made until mid 50's found in a garden, rescued and repainted in the 1960's , others are more recent including " Le Monstre " from John B.
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ERC
09-17-2015, 01:03 AM
Just the stuff not in boxes!

Morgan & Volvo are plastic kits, plus the excellent maroon Tamiya Mk 2 Jag on the bottom shelf, not diecast. Obviously, several slot cars too, plus 2 glass/crystal Jaguars.




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Roger Dowding
09-17-2015, 03:06 AM
Just the stuff not in boxes!

Morgan & Volvo are plastic kits, plus the excellent maroon Tamiya Mk 2 Jag on the bottom shelf, not diecast. Obviously, several slot cars too, plus glass/crystal.




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ERC, great stuff ! love the AC Aceca !! and is that an Aston ? [ Burgundy -tucked behind the 50's single seaters, had a dinky of that as a kid, now have a modern rendition ].

ERC
09-17-2015, 03:50 AM
No Roger, they are Ferraris. A Monza and further back, a GTO.

The Aceca I have held on to as I just love it - and this is unblemished, but faded. A bit like the owner some would say...

Top right, nose on, worth a bit more than some of the others, despite the maker's name!



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John B
09-20-2015, 01:24 PM
John B, the Jaguar E2A is number 6, which I got recently - just need number 5 car to have the starting 6, then the Aston and some Ferrari's - that would blow the budget.
Have a copy of the picture too !!

Roger, I'd like the #5 Jaguar D-Type from Le Mans 1960 for my collection too, but unfortunately Spark has not produced a model of it yet.

This D-Type has an interesting story. Powered by a 2997cc 6-cylinder, it was driven by Ron Flockhart & Bruce Halford, but retired after 14 hour with a broken crankshaft. It was the last D-Type to race at Le Mans, and the last Jaguar raced by Ecurie Ecosse. It was also subject to the high windscreen and luggage compartment regulations, meaning that it wasn't as 'pretty' as previous D-Types. The car ran as high as 3rd, but was 5th for most of the race, overshadowing the newer #6 Jaguar E2A (E-type 2A Prototype).

Ross Hollings
09-28-2015, 12:53 AM
Just like to share this,was in our local Emporium type shop in Rotorua today and came across this little item,not a "Diecast" i know,[hope no one complains !!] Was so close to our little Bugeye we restored several years ago just had to have it and show it off!3067030671

SPman
09-29-2015, 05:15 AM
mine have to come to home in QLD so no hiding from the courier. A Post Box in country W.A. isn't the most private method of collection here, either - unless I can beat the missus to the Post Office ...........hence the work address.

Roger Dowding
10-08-2015, 07:18 AM
Roger, I'd like the #5 Jaguar D-Type from Le Mans 1960 for my collection too, but unfortunately Spark has not produced a model of it yet.

This D-Type has an interesting story. Powered by a 2997cc 6-cylinder, it was driven by Ron Flockhart & Bruce Halford, but retired after 14 hour with a broken crankshaft. It was the last D-Type to race at Le Mans, and the last Jaguar raced by Ecurie Ecosse. It was also subject to the high windscreen and luggage compartment regulations, meaning that it wasn't as 'pretty' as previous D-Types. The car ran as high as 3rd, but was 5th for most of the race, overshadowing the newer #6 Jaguar E2A (E-type 2A Prototype).

John B, I have seen some models, well one or two of the Ecurie Ecosse Jaguars [ not Spark probably Brumm or Vitesse ] some years ago, but not in the High screen and the " luggage compartment ".

bry3500
01-04-2016, 12:23 PM
A nice piece of NZ motor racing memorabilia. I have a soft spot for the old Stockcars. My Dad used to take me to Palmerston North in his Light 15 to see them when were living in Wanganui back in the early 60's. This was made in Auckland by McKenzie & Bannister. Pic courtesy of Vintage Barn.

Roger Dowding
01-04-2016, 11:05 PM
A nice piece of NZ motor racing memorabilia. I have a soft spot for the old Stockcars. My Dad used to take me to Palmerston North in his Light 15 to see them when were living in Wanganui back in the early 60's. This was made in Auckland by McKenzie & Bannister. Pic courtesy of Vintage Barn.

Would be worth some dollars now, Isn't there a Fun Ho Musuem in the Taranaki Region, they " Fun Ho " made similar metal toys.

SPman
01-06-2016, 04:19 AM
Would be worth some dollars now, Isn't there a Fun Ho Musuem in the Taranaki Region, they " Fun Ho " made similar metal toys. Inglewood, I think.

Roger Dowding
01-06-2016, 08:05 AM
Inglewood, I think.
Re ;
" Isn't there a Fun Ho Musuem in the Taranaki Region, they " Fun Ho " made similar metal toys. .".

SPman yes and they do repro models from the old dies.. and not expensive, old original though are, I Googled it ..

Roger Dowding
04-12-2016, 04:48 AM
Have had the idea of use wooden wine boxes, those with clear perspex tops as a way to display themed parts of my collection.
Had one box with my three McLaren Can-Am cars in it for some time. recently was scouring a junk / collectable shop in Woorim on Bribie Island and came across a box that had contained a Port bottle, price $8.00, just what I was seeking, well, on asking the owner did she have any more and she found me another complete with the empty bottle, price $4.00. recycled the bottle
Perfect ! as they sit on top of my desk, just below the main cabinets
The components, one wine box, one clear cover, one photo, some models, a piece of box plastic as the road base - used for signs and we have.
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the picture, already inserted, a scene with the real cars.
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the road base added [ to be painted grey / charcoal ]
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The models in place - with clear cover - The Cunningham Corvette's 1960 Le Mans, Spark Models ordered from John SPR Bennoch, thanks John
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The other two boxes have yet to finished, have a picture for the McLaren's but haven't cut the road base. picture is under the cars at present.
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The third box, the four dollar one, with 3 Bill Thomas Cheetah's, [ Spark models ]- from Pit Stop models at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast. John SPR Bennoch had sold all of his before I found out, a few years ago was surprised that Mike still had them .
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Just need a scene to go with the Cheetah's have been scouring my books but will have to go to the WWW I think.
May also add some details like tools to enhance the displays.

" Jack Daniels " came out with a bottle in a box a while ago, would be ideal for those who follow the Kelly Boys in V8 Supercars with either Holden's from a few seasons ago of their Nissan's from more recently. Don't drink Bourbon or Kentucky Whiskey much so missed out.
Anyway an idea for display that is cheap, just have to do more scouring

chaindrive
04-12-2016, 05:42 AM
Brilliant!

Roger Dowding
04-24-2016, 05:33 AM
Brilliant!

Chaindrive, thanks, I have found a Cheetah picture and put that in, the Mclarens' the pic is a bit small so some sorting to do. Will post new photos once the job is complete..
meanwhile trying to find more boxes.

This is how they sit on the top of my desk with a model cabinet above - before new Cheetah photo found !!
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My models are all purchased, no hand made's like Chaindrive does.. well done ..

SPman
04-26-2016, 12:57 AM
Some good ideas for display there Roger.
Lately I've been sidetracked onto saloon cars - preferably of a racing nature, but...........This was triggered by John stocking the Armco race cars, and I started off with a couple of those (who could resist Jim's Sidchrome Mustang and Pete Geoghegan's Mustang) and it's started to snowball! Australian cars in the main, because, over here, there is a good supply of them. Armco (very limited supply), Trax (lots of regular Aussie saloons), Apex (not a big range, but have Norm Beechey's Chev Nova in all guises) and Biante Mainly 1/18 scale but they do a range of nice 1/43rd as well - espec their "Racing Legends" series.
Most of my models are currently stored in boxes, but, all the strays, oddballs with no boxes, tractors etc, go into a display case and I've started sneaking in some of the saloons...........

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/JonL_photo/Box%202r_zpsmbxy6m8e.jpg (http://s198.photobucket.com/user/JonL_photo/media/Box%202r_zpsmbxy6m8e.jpg.html)

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/JonL_photo/box%201r_zpseexhdh4h.jpg (http://s198.photobucket.com/user/JonL_photo/media/box%201r_zpseexhdh4h.jpg.html)

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/JonL_photo/Box%203%20r_zpsmrscwsls.jpg (http://s198.photobucket.com/user/JonL_photo/media/Box%203%20r_zpsmrscwsls.jpg.html)

(the display case cost $10 at a garage sale - a coat of paint and a clean.........)

SPman
04-26-2016, 01:23 AM
The level of detail varies...Trax, Armco and Apex are all good general models, with a basic base - except for the Opal range, which have opening doors, boot & bonnet and engine detail. (the Armco Geoghegan Mustang also has an engine)
The Biante range are very well detailed, with (the ones I've got anyway) full underbody detail. And the front wheels can be "steered"
EG
Trax Ford Falcon XP Coupe

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/JonL_photo/XPr_zpsthacvlpt.jpg (http://s198.photobucket.com/user/JonL_photo/media/XPr_zpsthacvlpt.jpg.html)

underbody:-

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/JonL_photo/XPunder%20r_zpsm2nxiena.jpg (http://s198.photobucket.com/user/JonL_photo/media/XPunder%20r_zpsm2nxiena.jpg.html)

Biante Falcon XB Coupe Bathurst 1974 - Moffat

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/JonL_photo/XBr3_zpsodjhmpwx.jpg (http://s198.photobucket.com/user/JonL_photo/media/XBr3_zpsodjhmpwx.jpg.html)

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/JonL_photo/XB%20under%20r_zpsmqjxsbce.jpg (http://s198.photobucket.com/user/JonL_photo/media/XB%20under%20r_zpsmqjxsbce.jpg.html)

Full suspension and underbody detail.

Prices vary wildly - most have been long sold out as new, so it's Ebay most of the way. Armco models range $100-150. Trax - $20-60+, Apex - the Nova is quite new, but even that ranges $75-110 yet I payed $40 for a Jim Richards Skyline GTR, and the Biante models - luck of the draw - I've paid $40-70 so far.

No kitbashed or modified cars, although I have some Corgi Mk2 Zephyrs, one of which is going to turn into a Molyslip team Zephyr Corvette at some stage...and an Anglia, crying out for a Fahey or Simpson fastback treatment ......probably when I retire......
But - I've got to stop! What with these and my regular fix from John B., it's all getting a bit embarrassing.........

Roger Dowding
04-26-2016, 04:40 AM
Great stuff SPMan, I use JB as my reason for having so many and like you have quite a few Australians, latest purchase was Bob Janes 1966 Mustang, #7, an Apex model, already had the Norm Beechey Neptune Racing one. and just picked up an Allard J2, Spark, but over here in QLD, so not from JB.. cheers and keep going.
Am chasing another big cabinet but it needs to go on the garage wall and be only one car deep,

Terry S
04-29-2016, 03:45 AM
The level of detail varies...Trax, Armco and Apex are all good general models, with a basic base - except for the Opal range, which have opening doors, boot & bonnet and engine detail. (the Armco Geoghegan Mustang also has an engine)
The Biante range are very well detailed, with (the ones I've got anyway) full underbody detail. And the front wheels can be "steered"

Prices vary wildly - most have been long sold out as new, so it's Ebay most of the way. Armco models range $100-150. Trax - $20-60+, Apex - the Nova is quite new, but even that ranges $75-110 yet I payed $40 for a Jim Richards Skyline GTR, and the Biante models - luck of the draw - I've paid $40-70 so far. ........

The Beechey Chevy Nova was a car I greatly admired and would love to get a model of.
Are you sure it was Apex as I checked their website and not there, and they usually include the models they have sold out of.

Site I check is apex replicas.com.au

SPman
04-29-2016, 12:04 PM
You're right. The Nova is an Ace Model. http://acemodelcars.com/

Roger Dowding
06-15-2016, 04:34 AM
Chaindrive, thanks, I have found a Cheetah picture and put that in, the Mclarens' the pic is a bit small so some sorting to do. Will post new photos once the job is complete..
meanwhile trying to find more boxes.

This is how they sit on the top of my desk with a model cabinet above - before new Cheetah photo found !!
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My models are all purchased, no hand made's like Chaindrive does.. well done ..

Have spent some more time on the boxes, and recently found some new ones, which will purchase at another time.
I painted the coreflute base but the grey was very dark, not really happy with it, looks like this though, and background pictures in place.

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The Healey's background picture is at the Le Mans Relay Race at Pukekohe in 1983, first in B and W.
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Here in colour ! .
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need to get the camera angle correct.