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Wow, Have we had a ton of posts deleted or something? I have noticed nearly everyones post count had dropped big time.
Today, 05:18 AM
  • drivinghermad's Photo
    Sorry,three or four replies on my thread are missing don't know how many of the overall count ?
    Today, 10:39 AM
  • schuifelhoofd's Photo
    Me too, about a 100 less...
    Today, 11:15 AM
  • ibj40's Photo
    Crap, I lost over 1500!
    Today, 12:47 PM
///M meister's Photo
  • schuifelhoofd's Photo
    Me like! Wonder how that 1.5 3-cilinder will sound.
    Today, 11:32 AM
  • ///M meister's Photo
    ///M meister
    I quite like 3 cylinder sound so I'm looking forward to hearing it. The power and torque figures are very impressive for that little engine. Should be a fun little car!
    Today, 11:38 AM
118supercars's Photo


Anyone ever try photographing models with an iPad? Might just do that instead of buying a new lens for my DSLR.
Yesterday, 07:15 PM
Petey's Photo


Genuinely can't remember the last time I bought a model.. it must be 18 months at least, and there's nothing I want still
Yesterday, 06:19 PM
  • Chall's Photo
    Not a bad place to be. You can enjoy your collection from a more level-headed place. There is the thrill of the chase, but it does ugly things to you if you're not careful.

    I spent a lot of money this month too. But I'm happy with what I have right now. I'm no longer in a hurry to grow the collection. I'm looking forward to a 3-month purchase break.

    Today, 12:12 AM
  • silverstar189's Photo
    Ive slowed my model lust right down to healthy levels, three since November and before that a four month gap. sold a few too. bought the autoart alfas from ck but cancelled my order as I knew it was an impulse buy.
    Today, 08:07 AM
  • jandro_f1's Photo
    This hobby shamely is dying... there are no more interesting die cast companies that manufature detailed models... autoart, kyosho and minichamps are a joke compared to what they did years ago...
    Today, 01:58 PM
snackwel5's Photo


Quick poll: Exoto Jaguar XJR-9 in Castrol Daytona Winning #61, or Le Mans Prototype?
Yesterday, 11:39 AM
  • Jersey_Devil's Photo
    I'm disgusted at the thought of naked racing cars - where are our morals? Castrol, you pervert!
    Yesterday, 06:04 PM
  • Chall's Photo
    Oh wait, snackwel5, I thought your second choice was the Silk Cut Livery rather than the plain BRG car.

    In that case, I'm going with the plain color car.

    History is one thing, but still like my prototypes naked ^_^.

    What do you want the car for? Do you want to be reminded of a moment in history? Do you just love the shape of the car? That will help with your choice.
    Today, 12:19 AM
  • snackwel5's Photo
    Looks like there's an overwhelming favor for the Castrol lol. That's the one I've been leaning towards the most, but the prototype does look nice as well. Since they would be the same price, the #60 is a no brainer. To make my decision even clearer, I even received an offer for a #60 20% cheaper than the other one.

    And Chall - I've always loved the car ever since seeing it in GranTurismo 4, and it's been a model that I didn't think I would own since the pric...
    Today, 11:56 AM
Chall's Photo


Last night I picked up one of the last models I thought I'd never own in a color I believed I'd never see: the Exoto Nissan R89c Works Prototype. The door issues are sobering (they won't stay up), but--because my level of patience and gratitude borders on insane--everything else makes up for it. Also, I've done a fix / workaround that makes me smile.
Yesterday, 09:47 AM
  • snackwel5's Photo
    Wow excellent add! That sucks about the doors, but hopefully you picked it up for a nice price!
    Today, 11:51 AM
  • Chall's Photo
    Thankfully, I did. About 70 USD less than my max bid. It was still a wallet buster; I'll be feeling the effects for the rest of the year. No regrets though.
    Today, 01:08 PM
sennagts's Photo


Worried about the two shelves of books above the shelves of my models collapsing and destroying everything. Am I losing my mind?
Yesterday, 03:13 AM
  • Jersey_Devil's Photo
    Move the books! It's not worth worrying about and doing nothing and I've had too many spontaneous bookcase disasters to not encourage you to take that step!
    Yesterday, 06:31 AM
  • Autobahn's Photo
    It's not crazy. I have lost some great models in a couple of shelf collapses. Worry about the view later and rearrange your cars and books to protect the cars; that'd be my advice. Good luck!

    Yesterday, 07:52 AM
  • raceguy1183's Photo
    That's why I have acrylic display cases for all my cars so no more worries of that sort. But then I don't have a bookshelf near my models anyway. Nevertheless, in your face, Laws of Physics. In other words, no more worries about cars rolling off edges of shelves
    Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Jersey_Devil's Photo


Coming soon to a theater near you: "McLaren", a documentary - https://youtu.be/NkcqA7AoqZo
Feb 23 2017 10:54 PM
  • Uzair's Photo
    Sweet! I always find Bruce McLaren highly inspirational, the man created a grand prix team at the wee age of 26!

    Thanks for the heads up Red
    Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Sir Arun's Photo

Sir Arun

Is a 1/18 Minichamps SLS AMG for €50 a steal?
Feb 22 2017 08:19 PM
  • Craig's Photo
    I had the Minichamps DE Roadster in Brown, it looked nice but wasn't a great model.
    €50 for an SLS seems ok to me though.
    Feb 23 2017 03:57 AM
  • jazzy426's Photo
    won't say it is a steal but fair price. i got a roadster and hardtop version several years ago at 29 each when they were dumping the less popular colour one.. details wise Minichamps definitely is more superior but not as good compares to old Minichamps releases
    Feb 23 2017 07:31 PM
  • ///M meister's Photo
    ///M meister
    Norev's SLS looks like a better model to me, if I was in the market for an SLS, I would go for the Norev.
    Yesterday, 03:43 AM
Dave7872's Photo


Ouch ouch ouch, 2 nerve blocking injections in my L4 & L5 today. very painful haha.
Feb 22 2017 12:08 PM
  • Dave7872's Photo
    Thanks guys. I have taken 3 days holiday from work, so resting and modding some more 917's
    Feb 23 2017 05:17 AM
  • mairandeddy's Photo
    ^Sounds like a plan Dave! Of course a couple of beers will help you focus too.....
    Feb 23 2017 05:44 PM
  • D N'D-Land's Photo
    D N'D-Land
    WOW!! Just reading this. I also hope that you're feeling better and I'm almost your age...yikes, please take care!
    Feb 23 2017 07:22 PM
spikyone's Photo


Only 1 nomination so far for January POTM. Can we please have nominations open throughout the month (e.g. have March nominations open from 1 March to, say 15th April)? Otherwise people are going to forget what cool photos were uploaded.
Locked Status Feb 21 2017 02:25 AM
  • Red_Baron's Photo
    Agree with ironsim. Its 2017 and were still living with dial up image size requirements (SIZE not dimension!).
    Feb 21 2017 10:05 AM
  • Craig's Photo
    I've just added one :)

    Ok guys, can you put these requests into a thread please ?
    It's easier for us to look at that way, thanks guys.
    Feb 21 2017 10:08 AM
  • spikyone's Photo
    Craig, I've added it to colourkin22's thread http://www.diecastxchange.com/forum1/topic/195649-potm-thread/#entry3649641
    Feb 21 2017 10:26 AM
Jersey_Devil's Photo


I waited a week for an eBay seller to tell me he shipped my purchase and when I msg'd him, he replied that "one of his assistants dropped the box and the model broke". He says he's looking at a replacement but if it doesn't work out by tomorrow he'll refund my money. Hmm...
Feb 20 2017 08:20 PM
  • mairandeddy's Photo
    Did he say what actually was 'broke' on the Lola Red?? Would it be worth fixing it yourself?

    Feb 23 2017 05:45 PM
  • technica's Photo
    Sounds dodgy. Sounded like he regret selling the model. Unless he has photos to proof...
    Feb 23 2017 06:45 PM
  • Jersey_Devil's Photo
    i tend to agree, technica, but if he ever contacts me to replace it, I'll take that back. As for repairs, I have neither the time, tools nor patience to do so. My modeling days are long over and happily so. Besides, I took on two other damaged models today and am not thrilled about that. See my postings in Diecast Disasters and eventually my collection thread for details.
    Feb 23 2017 08:04 PM
ChrisD's Photo


Which online service do you recommend for photos? I've been using photobucket but would like to use something else.
Feb 20 2017 02:12 PM
  • EYEHAVEYOU's Photo
    Another vote for flickr
    Feb 20 2017 06:05 PM
  • lateapex's Photo
    Feb 21 2017 06:19 AM
  • ChrisD's Photo
    I will try flickr :) Will post some of my new BMW's soon :)
    Feb 21 2017 07:44 AM
Jersey_Devil's Photo


My collection thread just passed 16,000 views - thanks, DXers! Now just 381,677 to catch up to Darren (drivinghermad); guess that comes of my being a niche collector - LOL!
Feb 19 2017 09:35 AM
  • colourkin22's Photo
    Darren is right, most of us are just browsers and admirer's lol. I get exactly 2 comments when I post something new in my thread, talk of a niche collector hehe. That said, congrats JD on hitting 16,000!.
    Feb 19 2017 12:41 PM
  • Jersey_Devil's Photo
    i appreciate the luv - not complaining, just in awe (of my AND Darren's view numbers). And now that the site is working properly again, I was able to fix the dead photo links in my thread (though I still don't know why they went dead since they all are still active and working).
    Feb 19 2017 03:06 PM
  • littlerockshhd's Photo
    I was felt honored to hit 10k on mine collection...Cuda Jeff was like 376k views on his!
    Feb 20 2017 09:41 AM
Sir Arun's Photo

Sir Arun

How to get dust particles off interior of kyosho closed bodyshell models?
Locked Status Feb 19 2017 06:20 AM
  • Craig's Photo
    You need to ask in here,

    Feb 19 2017 07:30 AM

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