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#1 OFFLINE   scOOmer

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:51 PM

Just interested in what you collect and would you consider another scale than your usual.

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#2 OFFLINE   JSB 33

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:39 AM

I started collecting 1:24 TFM and DM cars. Had maybe 150 of them. When The 1:18 GMP Lola Can Am cars and Exoto GS Vettes and Daytona coupes started showing up I pretty much switched to 1:18. Grew a big collection (4-500), bought and sold lots of cars, sort of ran out of cars that I wanted to buy, space to put them and the stomach to pay for them.
Started on 1:43 for a bunch of reasons, up to maybe 500 of them and am showing no signs of slowing down.

I have 1:12, 1:18, 1:24, 1:43 and 1:64 in my collection right now. I don't see adding another scale ever again unless i hit big money then I will switch to 1:1  :occasion14:
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Posted ImageE Rod_017, on 23 July 2012 - 11:34 AM, said:

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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In my opinion, no if you can afford 1:18 models. First of all, most people will think of them as toys, while 1:18 models can look as something classy if you have a few.



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Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:41 AM

1:64;1:43;1:18;1:12;1:10 & 1:8

1:24 does not offer much to me in terms of subject matter or detail.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 03:18 PM

started collecting those 1:43 Bburagos 15 years ago ... but since 2005 ONLY 1:18 should join my collection ! and NO I would never switch to a different scale ! ;)
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 03:31 AM

1/18 & 1/43 here, I have a lot of 1/18 but twice as many 1/43 models, I also have the odd 1/72 & 1/87 models (Mclaren F1's)

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 03:45 AM

used to be 1/20 & 1/24 plastic kitset (1/32 if no other  choice)

1/18 diecast but loads more variety in 1/43 now for rotary/mazda stuff so switched to that scale( fits better in my cabinet anyways ) :occasion14:

not alot 1/18 in mazda  :wavetowel2:  LOADS in euro cars . you porsche/merc collectors are spoilt for choice Posted Image

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:18 AM

I collect 1:43 anything, 1:24 buses, 1:18 cars, and various scales of diecast aircraft. So there is no one specific scale I adhere to.
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:22 AM

rotormotor -  There are a few 1/18 Mazdas out there,

787B 1991 Le Mans winner by Autoart - plus a few more on the way.
Eunos Roadsters (MX5's) by Gate
RX7's by Kyosho
RX8 by Autoart
Mazda 6
Mazda 3

Plus a few others, which cars are you after?

Edited by Craig T, 04 May 2011 - 04:23 AM.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:48 AM

View PostCraig T, on 04 May 2011 - 04:22 AM, said:

rotormotor -  There are a few 1/18 Mazdas out there,

787B 1991 Le Mans winner by Autoart - plus a few more on the way.
Eunos Roadsters (MX5's) by Gate
RX7's by Kyosho
RX8 by Autoart
Mazda 6
Mazda 3

Plus a few others, which cars are you after?

have the mazda AUTOart 787B, RX8 and the kyosho rx7.

apart from the AUTOart cosmo sport and  first generation rx7 (one day) nothing else there in 1:18 mazda 'rotary' Posted Image . not including any fast and furious offerings.

whereas you look at what there is euro 1/18 frikken hundreds Posted Image

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:50 AM

1.8  1.18  1.43(hot ford's)Any other scale does'nt intrest me.  :occasion14:
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 11:33 AM

I actually like 1/24. With really nice 1/24s, you get a lot of the detail found in 1/18s, but in a smaller, more space friendly package. I tried to shy away from 1/18 collecting, but all the exciting new finds keep pulling me back in. 1/24s don't get the respect I think they deserve....a nice scale
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 12:39 PM

Started with 1:18, always will be 1:18, regardless of what the manufacturers do (like the entire industry abandoning Nascar racers in 1:18 scale).  Lot of my collecting is 60's through 90's, so easy to find what I'm looking for in one scale.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 06:34 PM

I'm a 1:18th scale "collector" though I will buy other scales for parts! Especially 1:24th and larger. I do have some other scale models from childhood or presents.

For me, 1:18th scale is the best size as they are large enough to get a good amount of parts etc and not too large to display a good number of them


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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:31 PM

I started collecting budget 1:18 scale die-casts of pretty much any make and model nearly 20 years ago. As I grew up, so did my appetite for collecting... I eventually sold my entire slew of budgets and honed in on high-end 1:18 scale vintage racers from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Recently, I've taken to collecting in the 1:43 scale; specifically, vintage racers and haulers! Posted Image

Despite taking an oath with my wife never to switch scales or themes (in order to control the size of my collection), I am a closet muscle car collector as well (ssshhhh, don't tell her I said so). I collect American muscle in the 1:18 scale from time to time, or when no one is looking. Posted Image

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:19 PM

I collected 1:18 for years until I discovered all that 1:43 had to offer. Now I have made the switch and am building up my smaller scale collection with cars that were unobtainable in the larger scale.   It's almost the best of both worlds.  Oh, and I also have a couple of 1:12 scale cars and some 1:25 as well.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 01:56 AM

View Postdiecastmm, on 06 May 2011 - 03:19 PM, said:

I collected 1:18 for years until I discovered all that 1:43 had to offer. Now I have made the switch and am building up my smaller scale collection with cars that were unobtainable in the larger scale.  

yep same here. some of my 1:43 are not much cheaper than 1:18 to buyPosted Image   however shipping down here from up there is friendlier for the smaller scale and so much more on offer in jap cars

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:18 AM

1.64, 1.24 & 1.18.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:26 AM

Anything with 4 wheels in any scale.  :gaah:  :bawling:
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:13 AM

Since I've started collecting in April 2011(when my 1st car arrived) it's always been 1:18 I have 2 1:24 a BBurago Lamborghini Countach that I found at a yard sale and a jada 1957 drag corvette (that I got for my 18th birthday that started it all) I see 1:24s more as a toy or for young collectors 14 or younger
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:16 PM

Missed this thread...doh!!  :lamende:

.....of course in my school days I was into Matchbox 1:64, then I (re)started in 2003 when my son bought me a New Ray 1:32 Toyota Supra....i collected the set (of then 9 or so) then discovered Cararama 1:72....400 or so later on....

..... in 2004 I started on 1:18 and have never looked back....  :wavetowel2:

I daren't start on another scale otherwise I will go bankrupt!!    :giggle:  :rolleyes:

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:47 AM

1:18 but have a few 1:25's & 43's here & there.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:53 AM

Maybe we should be able to vote multiple scales.  :rolleyes:

I collect both 1:43 and 1:18: 1:43 for a specific car maker and 1:18 for details.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:22 AM

1:18 is the best of both worlds, smaller than 1:12's(easier to carry) but more detailed and openable than 1:43's!
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1:18's are the best scale out there :nice:

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:16 AM

I collect all of them. From hotwheels to 1/18s

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:23 AM

View PostBig Jake, on 03 November 2012 - 08:16 AM, said:

I collect all of them. From hotwheels to 1/18s
Ditto.My main love is 1:18 but I have bought other scales in past. Probably unlikely to now though.T




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