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I see some of you are into hot wheels/die cast.  I bought a few ERTL General Lee's off of ebay and fixed them up.  Pretty happy with the results.  General Grant could be a bit better.  Cutting the water slide decals was a pain.  Looks better not so blown up as the picture. I have an idea of doing another one that I think will look a little better.

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3 hours ago, Special Sauce said:

That Trans-Am was my favorite car as a kid.  Still kinda is.......

Me too!

I have one full blown project car left in me. I'm not sure what I want to do. The current choices are:

-77' Bandit Trans Am restomod with a big inch LS with a blower, 6 speed manual, big brakes, big suspension, etc. All the amenaties, etc. I'd probably use a 77' AT nad a recent Camaro (wrecked) as the donor. 

-67' Ford F-100 made into an extenda cab on a custom tube chassis sporting a 800rwhp GT500 motor and one of the 10 speed auto's out of the new Mustangs. Again, all the amenities. Something that would be nice to drive cross country.

-Mad Max Interceptor replica with a 800rwhp GT500 drivetrain in it. And again, all the amenities. 

If I was smart I'd sell all of the motors, transmissions, blowers, rear ends, etc I have and get a 2020+ GT500 Track Pack and leave it stock. Or a C8 Corvette.....and leave it stock. I'm not smart though.:p

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9 minutes ago, sqidd said:

Me too!

I have one full blown project car left in me. I'm not sure what I want to do. The current choices are:

-77' Bandit Trans Am restomod with a big inch LS with a blower, 6 speed manual, big brakes, big suspension, etc. All the amenaties, etc. I'd probably use a 77' AT nad a recent Camaro (wrecked) as the donor. 

-67' Ford F-100 made into an extenda cab on a custom tube chassis sporting a 800rwhp GT500 motor and one of the 10 speed auto's out of the new Mustangs. Again, all the amenities. Something that would be nice to drive cross country.

-Mad Max Interceptor replica with a 800rwhp GT500 drivetrain in it. And again, all the amenities. 

If I was smart I'd sell all of the motors, transmissions, blowers, rear ends, etc I have and get a 2020+ GT500 Track Pack and leave it stock. Or a C8 Corvette.....and leave it stock. I'm not smart though.:p

Those are all awesome options but it would be Smokey and the Bandit for me 😁

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On 10/9/2021 at 12:28 PM, Alex GS said:

no shipper box but still spanking new from AmiAmi , So damn beautiful😍

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Bandai should have added light up LEDs to the bottom of foot thrusters. 'Would make for an even more eye-popping & dynamic display in gerwalk hover- or descending-mode.

I would not DIY it though, in case it leads to some plastic parts melting

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18 minutes ago, f-valk said:

Bandai should have added light up LEDs to the bottom of foot thrusters. 'Would make for an even more eye-popping & dynamic display in gerwalk hover- or descending-mode.

I would not DIY it though, in case it leads to some plastic parts melting

While it's a cool feature, I'm pretty sure it will cost us more. ;) 

 

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Also would be really difficult to do that as a DIY mod, considering the feet are solid metal. ^_^ 

Could maybe paint the exhausts with fluorescent paint, but I don't think Bandai's construction is in any way conducive to adding internal lighting.  They just love filling every nook and cranny with plastic inserts.

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3 hours ago, Special Sauce said:

Those are all awesome options but it would be Smokey and the Bandit for me 😁

That's where I'm leaning.;)

Another 1/18 today. Porsche 962

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3 hours ago, sqidd said:

Me too!

I have one full blown project car left in me. I'm not sure what I want to do. The current choices are:

-77' Bandit Trans Am restomod with a big inch LS with a blower, 6 speed manual, big brakes, big suspension, etc. All the amenaties, etc. I'd probably use a 77' AT nad a recent Camaro (wrecked) as the donor. 

-67' Ford F-100 made into an extenda cab on a custom tube chassis sporting a 800rwhp GT500 motor and one of the 10 speed auto's out of the new Mustangs. Again, all the amenities. Something that would be nice to drive cross country.

-Mad Max Interceptor replica with a 800rwhp GT500 drivetrain in it. And again, all the amenities. 

If I was smart I'd sell all of the motors, transmissions, blowers, rear ends, etc I have and get a 2020+ GT500 Track Pack and leave it stock. Or a C8 Corvette.....and leave it stock. I'm not smart though.:p

Smart is for dummies!:D

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1 hour ago, sqidd said:

That's where I'm leaning.;)

Another 1/18 today. Porsche 962

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Ooooh. Love this since the 80's. :wub: 

Can I ask how much this one costs and what brand? Thanks!

 

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2 hours ago, Slave IV said:

Smart is for dummies!:D

Duh!:p

1 hour ago, no3Ljm said:

Ooooh. Love this since the 80's. :wub: 

Can I ask how much this one costs and what brand? Thanks!

 

It's a Minichamps so on the higher end of the 1/18 stuff. Not too bad though. I found it on feeBay for $106 shipped.

I'm new to the 1/18 stuff. Especially the race car replicas. The livery has a lot to do with the price/value. If it's a famous driver(s) and in a livery that won a race or championship that seems to drive the price up. 

I don't know if some of these die cast cars are distributed/sold Bandai style where they make one run and then no more. Hence driving the cost up. It seems like it may be that way on some of the cars.

I was looking for a 80's Lamborghini Chountach LP400S but the two better ones (AUTOart and Kyosho) go for stupid money. $400-800. Then I ran across a PO on Kyosho re-releasing theirs in red (perfect) for I think it was $150 or so??? The Kyosho looks a wee bit better in the proportions than the AUTOart. But the AUTOart is actually more accurate to the real car.

Kicking myself for not buying the 1:1 Countach LP500S I was offered in 2004 for...............................$47,000.:( No one wanted them back then. Now they go for silly money.

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8 minutes ago, sqidd said:

Duh!:p

It's a Minichamps so on the higher end of the 1/18 stuff. Not too bad though. I found it on feeBay for $106 shipped.

I'm new to the 1/18 stuff. Especially the race car replicas. The livery has a lot to do with the price/value. If it's a famous driver(s) and in a livery that won a race or championship that seems to drive the price up. 

I don't know if some of these die cast cars are distributed/sold Bandai style where they make one run and then no more. Hence driving the cost up. It seems like it may be that way on some of the cars.

I was looking for a 80's Lamborghini Chountach LP400S but the two better ones (AUTOart and Kyosho) go for stupid money. $400-800. Then I ran across a PO on Kyosho re-releasing theirs in red (perfect) for I think it was $150 or so??? The Kyosho looks a wee bit better in the proportions than the AUTOart. But the AUTOart is actually more accurate to the real car.

Kicking myself for not buying the 1:1 Countach LP500S I was offered in 2004 for...............................$47,000.:( No one wanted them back then. Now they go for silly money.

Thanks for the info @sqidd. I think that's the same brand that the Porsche 959 Paris Dakar that I was checking back then. But it's in 1/43 scale. And at this point, I really don't want to start another line of collectibles so I'm somehow just looking and you posting that 962 makes me want to cry. Hahaha! :lol: 

By the way, how big is 1:1 Countach? :rolleyes:

 

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5 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

Thanks for the info @sqidd. I think that's the same brand that the Porsche 959 Paris Dakar that I was checking back then. But it's in 1/43 scale. And at this point, I really don't want to start another line of collectibles so I'm somehow just looking and you posting that 962 makes me want to cry. Hahaha! :lol: 

By the way, how big is 1:1 Countach? :rolleyes:

 

It's kind of disappointing that $100 doesn't buy you an opening engine compartment, doors, etc. It's a great looking car though. I suppose that along with the accurate livery is where the money went (I imagine they have to pay for the livery).

I hear you on not needing to collect something else. I'm pretty sure I won't be going down this rabbit hole though.

That 1:1 Countach was almost as big as a real one!:p

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10 hours ago, sqidd said:

It's kind of disappointing that $100 doesn't buy you an opening engine compartment, doors, etc. It's a great looking car though. I suppose that along with the accurate livery is where the money went (I imagine they have to pay for the livery).

I hear you on not needing to collect something else. I'm pretty sure I won't be going down this rabbit hole though.

That 1:1 Countach was almost as big as a real one!:p

Shoot. Really? I thought those can be opened on the 962. It would be nice though to expose the engine.

 

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1 hour ago, no3Ljm said:

Shoot. Really? I thought those can be opened on the 962. It would be nice though to expose the engine.

 

I imagine that you can with some. Just not this one. 

 

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54 minutes ago, Slave IV said:

Speaking of 1/18 car collections, I don't get many but just got this long awaited, highly anticipated model:

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You have a 1:1 scale of this too right?

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Had these for a while, but had not taken pictures. 

Only the nendoroid is a truly new arrival. 

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From eknightmedia

 

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Unit 00 from YJA

 

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Unit 02 from Anime Monster in Santa Ana

 

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Black getter from feebay

 

This Just In!

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I got a 1:18 Tumbler to replace the Jada Toys 1:24 that I have (all my other stuff is 1:18). I'm a bit underwhelmed. @tekering warned me. It's slightly undersized. It's nice though.

The Delorean is fantastic though! Love it!

Not bad for Hotwheels.

I had to put a limit on this 1:18 stuff. And that is at 24 cars. That fills up the cabinet they're in currently. And I need some sort of control over this. Or it will get out of control!:D

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1 minute ago, sqidd said:

I got a 1:18 Tumbler to replace the Jada Toys 1:24 that I have (all my other stuff is 1:18). I'm a bit underwhelmed. @tekering warned me. It's slightly undersized. It's nice though.

The Delorean is fantastic though! Love it!

Not bad for Hotwheels.

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 Go 1/6 or bust! 😝

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