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I'll admit on the odd occasion I have been somewhat tempted to get one but after having had an hands on with an original Hi-Metal VF-1J kinda puts me off.. yeah they're a good thing but its just that they are too small and the build quality and detail dont compare to the v2 1:60 line of which im heavily invested in and dont see a need to start another collection.

I'm with you on that! Going from 1/60 to HMR valks is a big step down. If you have the 1/60 versions already, then you're not missing anything from the HMR valks, except the joy of parts swapping. Everyone loves parts swapping, right? Said no one ever. :D

If it weren't for the non-valk releases, I'd have skipped this line altogether. Just like I did the first time around, before they added the R. :p

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I'm with you on that! Going from 1/60 to HMR valks is a big step down. If you have the 1/60 versions already, then you're not missing anything from the HMR valks, except the joy of parts swapping. Everyone loves parts swapping, right? Said no one ever. :D

If it weren't for the non-valk releases, I'd have skipped this line altogether. Just like I did the first time around, before they added the R. :p

yeah im not such a big fan of parts forming.. Im sure they could have made them without the need for parts swapping but then they would've been much more expensive and defeated the purpose of the whole line..

And yes I'll agree that if it wasn't for the non-valkyrie toys in the line then I wouldn't have touched anything from the HM-R line at all! Having a Monster, a Regult and hopefully soon a Spartan will be more than enough for me.

To each his own.

but yeah I couldn't have said it better myself..

How about 1/18 scale figures to display next to your cars?

funny you mention this.. I did briefly look for some motor racing figures to stand next to some of the cars but they aren't easy to find good ones and the detail can be quite poor and would look like shite next to the cars.

Picked up a couple Lego sets yesterday.

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these look awesome mate! nice pickups! B))

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allow me to share my first post :)

Low vis. got this yesterday. loose without the box.attachicon.gif0.jpg

nice purchase, congrats! good to see a little 1:48 love! I nearly pulled the trigger on a 1:48 Angel Birds just the other week! but decided against it.. After some thought I figured it just wouldn't fit in anywhere with my 1:60's.

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Cool. As long as you never put an Autobot symbol on the heatshield, that low vis will stay awesome. I've seen one before and it was a major facepalm.

So the valk will become transformers Jetfire lowvis^^

nice purchase, congrats! good to see a little 1:48 love! I nearly pulled the trigger on a 1:48 Angel Birds just the other week! but decided against it.. After some thought I figured it just wouldn't fit in anywhere with my 1:60's.

Thanks bro :)
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So the valk will become transformers Jetfire lowvis^^

Nah.

Thankyou:) Yes the colour on this low vis is very similar to actual jet plane

For a low vis HMR version, check out this guy's project. Once my cannon fodders come in I'm giving him one of the spare VF-1A heads to paint up and use. Pretty cool.

http://www.macrossworld.com/mwf/index.php?showtopic=43857

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my Lamborghini Aventador from Mandarake arrived today! I was a wee bit nervous about the condition it was going to arrive in as it was listed as opened with box damage but to my pleasant surprise the model itself is 100% perfect!

yeah the box has a little damage and corner creasing but im the important thing is the model is pristine!

Also found a good deal on a Autoart Lamborghini Countach Walter Wolf edition in blue from a guy (sorta) locally.. same state but country about 5 hours drive away but he's going to post it as that's way too far to go pick up a model car..

so here's a pic of my new Lambo! hope you like it! I have to say the white is much nicer than the original orange one I had.. white looks much more elegant don't you think!? these recent model car purchases have definitely re-ignited my old passion for these things! still gotta keep it under control so im going to limit it to things I didn't have previously (aside this one but the color is different) and stuff a little more interesting..

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my Lamborghini Aventador from Mandarake arrived today! I was a wee bit nervous about the condition it was going to arrive in as it was listed as opened with box damage but to my pleasant surprise the model itself is 100% perfect!

yeah the box has a little damage and corner creasing but im the important thing is the model is pristine!

Also found a good deal on a Autoart Lamborghini Countach Walter Wolf edition in blue from a guy (sorta) locally.. same state but country about 5 hours drive away but he's going to post it as that's way too far to go pick up a model car..

so here's a pic of my new Lambo! hope you like it! I have to say the white is much nicer than the original orange one I had.. white looks much more elegant don't you think!? these recent model car purchases have definitely re-ignited my old passion for these things! still gotta keep it under control so im going to limit it to things I didn't have previously (aside this one but the color is different) and stuff a little more interesting..

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You know what im gonna say spanner XD

Jokes aside, that lambo looks awesome. How is the detail inside?

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You know what im gonna say spanner XD

Jokes aside, that lambo looks awesome. How is the detail inside?

hehe! then please don't say it! :p:lol:

I bought one of these very same models a while back but in orange and for over a third more than I paid for this white one but I sold it off. Luckily I didn't really lose much if any money on it.

Then what steered me to sell it you ask? Well Autoart labels these Aventador's as part of their "Signature" series of models. Compared to the Pagani Zonda R and even the Honda NSX (both "signature" series models) sitting right next to it, its simply not in the same league. Don't get me wrong its still a very lovely model but its not "signature" material and definitely not worth the asking price they demand. I was perfectly happy paying the same or more money on the Zonda R as its built so beautifully and with such a high level of eye catching and realistic details that more than qualify it as a "signature" product. I would rather label the Aventador as a "Millenium" or "Performance" series. Compared to the Autoart C7 Corvetter Z06 I also recently acquired, its really no better in terms of overall detail, quality and features. In fact the Corvette being made of plastic or how Autoart like to fancy it up as a "composite", actually has better panel fit and finish than the so called "Signature" series Aventador.. So in saying all of that, I simply couldn't justify the $330 plus delivery for the Lambo as it was and promptly sold it off and replaced it with another Peter Brock Commodore from Classic Carlectables.. of which I still own today AND it has greatly appreciated in value too I might add!

So going back to your question about the interior detail on the Aventador.. yeah its alright. Better than the more regular Autoart releases but again its no better than the plastic fantastic Corvette! The center console and seats sections which have been painted in body color have been done a little sloppily and the center stack & cluster moldings aren't quite as sharp or detailed as you'd expect from a "signature" model. Again the NSX & Zonda R knock it dead in this area.

So for the price I paid including delivery for this white Aventador are much more realistic for what you're actually getting so I'll be happily keeping this model. In the end it still looks really great and totally kicks butt of the cheaper brands of the same model car for example Maisto, BBurago, Rastar & Welly. The MR models are much finer and better quality but they are solid builds with no opening doors, trunk or engine bays.. and I simply don't buy solids. <_<

Nice Lambo! The Zonda is calling my name too!

Let it call! go to the voice my son.. goooo to the voice! its a gorgeous model and deserves to be purchased and enjoyed! LOL!

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Wow so nice Spanner, I almost wanted to start collecting one, which maker/manufacturer is good bet?

yeah they are great fun to collect and admire but it can get expensive very quickly! especially when you're paying $150 to $300 (or higher) for each model.. Im fairly fussy when it comes to quality and details which limits purchases to the more higher end brands.

I only usually buy the likes of Autoart, TSM, CMC, Classic Carlectables & GMP. others like Minichamps and Biante but only on the odd occasion and only if the quality meets the right standard.. And I don't buy solids. I simply cannot justify the sometimes even higher costs of certain brands who make solid only models only to miss out on luxuries as opening doors, boots, bonnets and the details behind them. There are others even more expensive like Exoto which I've had in the past but they are more the museum quality brands and you pay an extreme premium for them! For example I had a 1956 Le Mans winning Jaguar D-Type and it was a stunner! the level of detail is just staggering!

But be warned! it can be addictive! I stopped collecting model cars a few years back and since the Macross Valkyrie purchases have slowed down I found myself back buying cars again! And the can of worms in slowly opening more and more!

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Because most of my collecting goes to Macross, I usually buy 1/18 cars at Costco for $13 each. Die cast with opening parts and still get the representation of the car. :ph34r:

$13! :rofl:

You guys done got me searching for 1:18 cars online now =@

hehe! sorry bout dat! :p:lol:

Ebay for Autoarts sold new from sellers with a great history and free shipping in the US is the way I go. Same for HWE and others.

indeed good sir! indeed.. ^_^

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