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#51 OFFLINE   Road Runner 72

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 09:47 PM

As I am stuck in abit of a dry spell "no diecast for awhile" due to other circumstances, I will be sticking to my themes in 06 & no going awall with a lot of my past purchases :tease like I like the look of that car, I must have it.

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 09:58 PM

Lambophilia, on Jan 1 2006, 06:54 PM, said:

Getter 3, on Jan 1 2006, 08:55 AM, said:

No more *impulse* purchases.

More research before buying.

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I have to stick more towards my themes... Porsches, Lambos, Bugattis and BMWs. :giggle We'll see... :shipwrecked

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And that is why it is good that I don't have any themes to follow  :giggle
I just buy what I like  :lol

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 10:03 PM

I will continue to not buy "sealed model" and buy every thing else I like! :giggle

Where is it written that the more diecast $$$ equals a better diecast?

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 10:28 PM

acisne, on Jan 2 2006, 03:03 PM, said:

I will continue to not buy "sealed model" and buy every thing else I like! :giggle

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But if the General Lee had AUTOart style sealed doors instead of SCREWs "Luciano  :giggle " then you would be in a pickel Al  :lol
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Posted 01 January 2006 - 10:39 PM

Funny that you should mention that Mike! When my son and I put his Gen Lee kit together when he was 7YO, I asked him which way he wanted them, and he chose to have them open. Funny how a 7YO can tell that opening door are better than sealed :giggle I know that they are not correct, but he did not care as he was not fond of the show as I was.

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 11:56 PM

DiecastX, on Dec 21 2005, 11:35 AM, said:

In addition to collecting goals for 2006, whats been your most memorable moment for 2005 either collecting or relating to the hobby?

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Rationalise some of my collection, Focus on more high end stuff, german and american muscle. slow down my purchases.

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 12:09 AM

1) Reduce on buying AUTOart models.
2) Focus more on high-end models from Minichamps, CMC, BBR.
3) Get at least one 1/12 model from AUTOart, Tamiya or Kyosho.

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 08:27 AM

acisne, on Jan 2 2006, 03:39 PM, said:

Funny that you should mention that Mike! When my son and I put his Gen Lee kit together when he was 7YO, I asked him which way he wanted them, and he chose to have them open. Funny how a 7YO can tell that opening door are better than sealed :giggle I know that they are not correct, but he did not care as he was not fond of the show as I was.

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See, very smart boy you have Al "He needs to work for AUTOart" & you got me with that one  :giggle

Thanks for the photo as well, makes me want to add the whip aerial to the back of mine.

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 08:28 AM

Also another of my goals for 06 is to get a Display Cabinet for my cars.
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Posted 02 January 2006 - 06:33 PM

Venom, on Jan 1 2006, 09:58 PM, said:

Lambophilia, on Jan 1 2006, 06:54 PM, said:

Getter 3, on Jan 1 2006, 08:55 AM, said:

No more *impulse* purchases.

More research before buying.

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:iagree

I have to stick more towards my themes... Porsches, Lambos, Bugattis and BMWs. :giggle We'll see... :shipwrecked

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And that is why it is good that I don't have any themes to follow  :giggle
I just buy what I like  :lol

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I do that too, but sometimes I rather buy something that goes with the themes that I have.

I have mixed models in one display wall and I have another one for the theme.  :giggle

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 04:09 PM

Max Power, on Dec 8 2005, 02:18 PM, said:

My goal for the next year is to refocus my collection completely to its original themes.

I also would like to buy considerably less models than I did this year, sometimes I get so many cars that I barely look at them before putting them away.

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So if you posted in this thread, how did you do on your goals for the year? :feedback

I did pretty good on mine, I was able to focus on my main groups of Vintage race cars, Porsche and British cars and managed to cut out a lot of the impulse buying.
I also bought 29% less cars in 2006 than I did in 2005 :happy

Hoping to reduce it by another 30- 40% for 2007
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Reason why 1:43 scale cars aren't that popular because most people including me(sorry it I offend) consider them toys and not Collectable model cars. .

Should you collect 1:43?

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 04:24 PM

Sir Gary, on Dec 8 2005, 01:27 AM, said:

I only have 2 at the moment , but Im sure as 2006 progresses that will change .

1. To get my Display cases  updated with extra shelves / lights in order to get my currently boxed cars on display .

2. To complete my UT Porsche collection

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Well , I was able to complete both goals I had set for 2006.

I even bought additional display cases and added extra glass shelving and have finally managed to get the 150 or so cars I had  in boxes finally out on display .

My UT Porsche collection was also completed this year , which I was extremely happy about.

Another bonus is that I bought  quite a few cars less than I did in 05 so all in all Im pretty content .

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 04:24 PM

I wasn't even posting when this thread was about first time around! But I suppose my aim will always be to add models that I enjoy to my collection, and I have certainly done that. Since joining DX I have also focused my collection somewhat - not into themes as such, but I actually give some consideration to what I want to add, rather than just picking up bargains on ebay!
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 04:58 PM

DiecastX, on Dec 7 2005, 06:36 PM, said:

Does anyone have any collecting goals besides the usual diecast purchases for 2006?

I think I am going to research all of my models history a little more indepth. As I only collect models that I am familiar with in one form or another, I am certain that there is a significant history associated with the 1:1 that will be interesting to no end.

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I can say I somewhat achieved my goal when it comes to purchases during 2006 - I have been able to determine a models accuracy and history/driver information providing  it was a race car or not.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 05:16 PM

I didn't post in this thread, but I kind of achieved my goals for this years, except one little small one.

#1. Get a mika hakkinen model. Check
#2. Get Kimi's first win model. Check
#3. Get Mazda 787B by AUTOart. Check
#4. Get a Ford GT by AUTOart. Not yet, but soon!
#5. Get a nice display cabinet and shelves and all that.  :sos
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 05:30 PM

StygianMax, on Dec 21 2005, 05:38 PM, said:

For 2006, I want to:
- learn more about the cars, drivers, and race series which my diecasts are related to;
- get to know my fellow DX collectors a little bit better;
- add a few more Ferraris from Le Mans and FIA GT;
- get Andy Pilgrim to autograph the hood of the Texas GTS class winning Corvette C5-R ("Shamu") Ron Fellow's has already signed it at Mosport this year.

Highlights for 2005 were:
- getting jars of marmalade from Ken and Steve  :happy
- receiving Eddie's customized MB 300SLR #722 :happy
- getting to know a few DX collectors a little bit better
- finding Shamu the C5-R & getting Ron Fellows to autograph it under the hood;
- finding the AUTOart #35 and #2 CLK LM

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That's neat to look back in 2006.

Let's see,
#1: decent progress, learning is a lifelong process right?
#2: doing okay here
#3: added around 9 or 10 Ferraris
#4: got Andy's autograph!!!  :happy  :happy

In retrospect, I had thought I wanted the AUTOart Mazda 787B and JGTC NSX Raybrig cars.  I ended up not getting them and can happily say I have no regrets.
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 11:53 PM

I had no trouble achieving the only goal that matters...no sealed models.

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 01:52 AM

RCP, on Dec 9 2005, 07:46 AM, said:

1. Get more LM winners.

2. Get more F1 World Champs.

3. Catalogue all of the models I do have.

I would love to have cabinets made but not until my girlfriend and I build/buy our next house which wont be for atleast a year. At the moment their is an ever growing mountain of models in my study.

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I've had a win, and two draws in my three points for this year.

1. WIN. Added another 8 LM winners to the collection bringing the total to 12.

2. DRAW. Only added one F1 world champ this year. Wasn't as fruitful as I had hoped.

3. DRAW. Catalogues roughly half of my models but haven't gotten around to finishing them off.

Overall a good year for collecting for me. Next years goals will basically be the same as this year.

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 02:26 AM

mbc112, on Dec 8 2005, 08:26 PM, said:

but I'll try to buy less cars in 2006, buy some kind of display, try to take better pictures and if possible , make myself a website instead of the weblog I have now.... :cheers

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#1 :  succeeded , only 28  :happy
#2 to 4 :  :shipwrecked
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 09:09 PM

Dingo, on Dec 8 2005, 01:45 PM, said:

I have five main goals for 2006:

1. Finally get that 1992 Nissan Skyline GT-R of Mark Skaife and Jim Richards. The only released 1:18 scale Bathurst winner that isn't sitting in my collection.
2. Increase my Le Mans winners collection in 1:43 (currently at five - 1978, 1991, 1994, 1998 and 2004).
3. Start spending more money on less cars. No more $20 specials for me.
4. Get the long-awaited (and planned) display cabinet built. Enough room for 500 cars when it's done!!!!
5. All while saving up for my proposed trip to Le Mans in 2007.

How hard can it be? :giggle

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1. Gave up on the '92 Skyline when prices hit record highs mid-year. Realised that it wasn't worth paying huge dollars when there is the possibility that it will be released by another company in the future.
2. Increased by several, but went after other Le Mans cars instead.
3. This was relatively easy, as I focused the collection more narrowly than I had in previous years. More meaningful models for more money.
4. Hit a snag when materials prices went up early in the year; this has been scrapped.
5. Finances are sorted for the trip to Europe in March (changed from a LM trip due to cost).

How hard? Not really...

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 10:25 PM

Delta_Farce, on Dec 8 2005, 11:55 AM, said:

I have a collecting goal, but it isn't really related to buying diecasts.

My goal is to finish the cabinet I started building nearly 12 months ago. I should be able to get most of it done over Christmas but it's getting ridiculous at my place - I have all of these diecasts that I love and nowhere to put them.

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I've failed miserably in finishing the cabinet this year, however I did buy another one that holds most of my 1:18s. Still need to finish the cabinet though as now I need two cabinets :lol
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 04:15 AM

ajrichar, on Dec 8 2005, 08:39 PM, said:

Mine will simply be not to repeat the drought I have experienced this year.  Finishing a PhD, then looking for work is not conducive to a healthy diecast acquisition regime. 
So, even if I get 10 1:43 across the whole year, it will still be more than I collected this year. 

Yes my friends, 2005 has been a lean year for me.... :blowup

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I succeeded in reaching my 2006 goals if I take my 2005 criteria as a guide.  I didn't buy a glut (those days are over for me - damn fiscal responsibility!  :giggle )

No PhD = more models.  Hooray!

Got rather more than 10 1:43 this year.  Got the new Ebbro Skyline GT-R releases, Kyosho and AutoArt 1:18 Skyline GT-R releases, as well as started the De Agostini Rally Car colelction (a 1:43 a fortnight).  Woohoo!
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 07:34 AM

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Just one goal:

Cover my cabinets with new kill stickers. Posted Image

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 09:23 AM

Road Runner 72, on Jan 3 2006, 01:28 AM, said:

Also another of my goals for 06 is to get a Display Cabinet for my cars.

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Just made it in time, glass shelves to go in Sat  :happy
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 09:37 AM

Bubbles, on Dec 29 2005, 08:30 PM, said:

Next year, I'd like one Honda, Toyota and Nissan 1:18 JGTC car, a 77 320 DTM, 90s Mercedes Evo DTM, 90s E30 DTM, and some of the Le Mans Classics. All 1:18.

11 1:12 Rossi motorbikes, 10 1:18 RS500s and a fair few 1:43s, not to mention stuff I bought, then sold on later, says I didn't quite achieve my goal.

Got a few NSX JGTC cars though...half a point, maybe.




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