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#1 OFFLINE   Ed3lm4n

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 04:50 PM

Hello,

I'm a new member from Belgium. Last week I've added the last 1/18 that was on my wish list to my collection, that I now consider as complete. Of course there're still models that interest me, but I'm very proud of the collection I have now. That's why I want to take my hobby a step further and joined this forum so I can share it with you and learn from others.
My collection started about 30 years ago when I was 6 years old. My parents had just told me a story about Santa (no idea how old the youngest member on this forum is, but I won't go deeper into this story) and afterwards we went to the toystore where I heard about budget management for the first time. Instead of Lego's or Nintendo games that were very popular at the time, I chose two 1/18 model cars (more about these later). This was the start of my collection. Soon afterwards I added a third. Number four and five also followed and before I knew it, I was a collector. During the following (teenage) years, the additions to my collection became less frequent. I mainly bought the cars that I liked, but of course my budget was thight at a young age. I never stopped collecting, but when I was at the age of 20 I had a collection of about 30 models that grew by no more than 1 car a year. This included some nice cars, but they were mostly Bburago's and Maisto's and there was nothing really exceptional to it. However I've always been very proud of my collection and it followed me onto the shelves of my first appartment, on my first office desk and into our new house in 2012.

Last year my wife was expecting our first baby. This was a decisive moment for most of my hobbies so also for my 1/18 collection. I remembered the moment that my dad had found out he lost a part of his Marklin train collection that had been burried in the attic for many years and I thought it was kind of sad to lose a part of your own childhood so I decided that my collection should be preserved. Even more so, it felt as if this was my last chance to add the models that I always wanted. Because I had a bigger budget now, this resulted in a long wish list that like I said was completed last week so finally it took me a bit longer than the pregnancy. In November last year I also became a proud father but that made the nostalgic value of my collection for me even bigger. Luckily I was able to add a few very exceptional models in the past year and I now have every model car I've ever dreamt of. In total I have 94 model cars. I've always focused on the cars that I like in real life, rather than the brand of the model car. This results in a very diverse collection with models in every price range. With my latest additions I put a focus on my favourites: Jaguars, Ford GT's and Le Mans cars (starting from Group C).

I'll post a complete list of all the models I have later, but now I want to start with an overview of my collection as it is today. These photos aren't detailed, but I'm planning to make regular posts in the member showcase of every model that I have until my entire collection is there. Some models come with a story, some are just great as they are. I also want to build a diorama to make the cars look even better. It's an ambitous plan given my busy agenda, but as I told this collection is a combination of nostalgia and dreams for me so I hope to share these feelings with you. Those with a sharp eye 'll spot some of my most precious models in the pictures below, but it 'll be certainly worth it to follow my topic in the membership showcase.

See you soon!

My collection:
1. Ferrari & Lamborghini
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2. Porsche - Ford - Italians (Maserati, Pagani, Bugatti)
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3. F1
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4. Jaguar, Le Mans, Brits (McLaren, Aston Martin) and Germans (Mercedes, Audi)
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#2 OFFLINE   mairandeddy

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 05:07 PM

Welcome to DX Ed3lm4n, from another 'Ed' - in Wales UK! :welcome:   You really have an exciting collection with some prime diecast there - and beautifully displayed! :10: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

I am really looking forward to your 'showcase' thread.... :hope:

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 06:34 PM

Welcome to DX! I'm glad to hear that you started from a very young age but have preserved everything along the way. I started when I was very young too getting my first 1:18 scale-model cars when I was around four. Always felt like the odd one out as most collectors I know started well into adulthood when they already had a lot more sense and maturity about how they wanted to go about it. But I love how my collection has grown with me and I see that you do too. I hope you have fun here. And congratulations on the new addition to the family! Perhaps the legacy will continue and we'll see another young collector join in here in some years.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 06:43 PM

Welcome to DX!  Amazing collection and display, lots of similar models to mine, looking forward to see you post more :occasion14:
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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:12 PM

Welcome to DX and nice start, always nice to see other members displays! We share some models too :occasion14:

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:27 PM

Welcome from Romania :yahoo: .

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:39 AM

Welcome from Australia. :welcome:

You have a lot of great models that are very nicely displayed. Especially like the Jaguar's. The Spark XJR-14 and the AutoArt XJ13 are particular favourites of mine.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 07:05 AM

Welcome to DX via Belgium from an American living here! :welcome:

Make the Best Out of Life!

Feel Free To have a look at my 1/18th Collection Showcase. Link Below Posted Image

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:04 AM

Hello from the land of Sheffield Steel,England. :yahoo: :danke:

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:24 PM

Welkom op het forum Edelman (Evert?). Groeten uit Aarschot :welcome:

Nice, and diverse collection.  Next to the blue Maisto GT, is that blue GT40 a Shelby Collectibles?

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 11:23 AM

Welcome to DX,Ed3im4n from Sweden :welcome: .

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 12:13 PM

welcome mate, and that's a really charming intro story, too :)

#13 OFFLINE   Ed3lm4n

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 03:54 PM

Thank you for the warm welcome!
I hope to post my model list and first model pictures later this week.

@Schuifelhoofd: ben er nog niet helemaal uit van waar we mekaar kennen. Wel leuk dat er nog Belgen zijn. Die blauwe das inderdaad een Shelby Collectibles.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:41 PM

:-)
Hallo uit Oudenaarde
Welcome to the forum
my collection can be found here:
http://www.flickr.co.....0/pool/

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:03 PM

Welcome to DX !!

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:39 AM

Welcome to DX ... from another collector in Belgium :yahoo:
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#17 OFFLINE   Ed3lm4n

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:43 PM

During the 85th Le Mans 24h I found enough time to post my collection in the member showcase forum:
http://www.diecastxc...m4n-collection/




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