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#26 OFFLINE   seppuku

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

1..4..3

Dont be fooled by its size.  The details are sure to impress.

"I have to admit I dont understand 1:43. 1:12 and larger I get, but most 1:43 I have seen (MOST) dont look like real cars. They are usually off in some way."

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#27 OFFLINE   thebigmacmoomin

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

I collect 1/18 & 1/43, sometimes 1/64.
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:44 AM

I'd like to ask all of the DX community about which model sizes they collect and why. I collect 1:43 models because I feel like 1:18's take up too much space, and I can't afford too many 1:18's in a short period of time :giggle:.

I do want a 1:18 model though, as I want it to be a centerpiece to my collection, or something I can display at my desk. I don't know which car I want to display yet though.

What about you guys?

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:35 AM

There is a Poll thread 'What scale do you collect?'  here... that might enlighten you Herman..

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:39 AM

View Postmairandeddy, on 26 October 2012 - 04:16 PM, said:

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

I daren't start on another scale otherwise I will go bankrupt!!   Posted Image Posted Image

Well waddya know, sInce late last year I'm just swinging into 1:12 for diecast....but staying with 1:18  for the odd (plastic) aircraft... :twocents:

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:18 AM

Oops. Always use the search function... :P Sorry.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:22 AM

View PostHerman Chung, on 03 January 2014 - 10:18 AM, said:

Oops. Always use the search function... :P Sorry.

**topics merged!** :nice:

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 06:05 AM

I'm hooked on 1/24s and would definitely not change scale
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Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:55 AM

1:18 for me. They seem "just right". 1:24s are almost there, and I almost want to start collecting them, though I know if I do I will amass so many that it'll be ridiculous. With that, I stick to 1:18s with just the oddball 1:24 that I might receive as a gift or something like that. My dad has given me a couple 1:24s he's come across in the past, as well as a couple smaller-scaler now that I think about it, but I won't willingly do so myself. I've got too addictive of a personality so I'd go straight bonkers if I opened up the floodgates for other scales, so to speak.
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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:07 AM

Guess I'm not the only 1:18 guy... Its the perfect scale... its not overly large so it still has the charm of a true miniature relative to the 1:1 car but its size gives it the ability to be ultra-realistically detailed and big enough to really enjoy... the perfect size as many seem to agree.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 04:25 PM

The main scale for me is 1/12 but i have all different scales i have collected over the years so here goes-1/72,1/43,1/32,1/24,1/12,1/10,1/8,1/6,1/5 and a lot of big boxes :giggle:

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 02:32 AM

1/1, 1/8, 1/12 and 1/18

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:00 PM

I've been enjoying the 1:43 scale for a few years; however, I've been picking up a few 1:64 Hot Wheels with my kids. I've also been restoring vintage Tonka vehicles, which I'm guessing are equivalent to a 1:12 scale. Needless to say, I am all over the place. :occasion14:

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:51 PM

I started with 1:18, but over the last 12 months i've moved more into 1:43. I still pick up the odd 1:18 that interests me, but most purchases these days are 1:43
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:57 PM

price of 1:18 is going up and up tho, still, I love 1:18. 1:12 is great, just look at Darren's collection makes me want to switch! but, its taking up way too much space and way too expensive. Boy, I love to take photos of those 1:12 models, its gonna look SO REAL!
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:12 PM

Thanks Victor,if you lived in the UK i would gladly meet up with you for you to take photos of them ,i can not do them Justice like your Special photos.1/12 ALL the Way i say.Premium Classixxs seem to be the best value 1/12 at the moment,just a bit more in price than some 1/18 but with the impressive size and great detail,the 1/12 SLS interior is the pick for me.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 02:53 PM

I'm just starting out in collecting so to start I chose the 1:43 range. I don't actually know the differences that well and the sizing is still confusing so I guess I'll just choose eventually a standard based off of experience. The Fire Truck I bought today is 1:50 but according to the description it's 6 3/4 inches long which doesn't seem all that bad. I don't want anything HUGE because I live in a small apartment.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:54 PM

I started collecting 1/24 , 1/32, 1 /64  but now 1/18 :nice:
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:11 PM

When I was in elementary school I had a few hundred hotwheels and matchbox cars.

My dad bought me a 1:18 Road Legends !957 Chevy Bel Air Conv.
I still kept my hotwheels but then the 1:18 just became the 'toy' my dad would get me when I did something worthwhile.
I had about 30 by the time I was in high school.

We moved out to Saudi Arabia where the diecast market is barren and I didnt buy/get any more.

Then I got a 'real' job that sent me on a business trip to Stuttgart.
Naturally, being in the home town of Mercedes, Porsche and BMW, I went to the Mercedes Museum (amazing place).

At the gift shop I saw that they had 1:18 diecast cars and it was like a rekindling of an old love affair.
I bought 3 Norev cars at like 80Euro a piece. 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 2013 Mercedes-Benz E Wagon

And when I came back home, I remembered telling myself when I was a kid, "when I grow up, Im going to buy them [1:18 diecasts] all".
And now I'm at 150 cars. (Plus the 30 I left in SA)
But man, the market has changed, I never new of Autoart, Minichamps etc until like last year.
I feel like I've missed out on some epic cars (esp. the Autoart Jeep Grand Wagoneer).

Now Ive got a son myself and I can see the circle of 1:118 diecast life spinning again as he will inevitably inherit my collection.
There is a saying where I come from, 1:18 till we die. :)
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:22 AM

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There is a saying where I come from, 1:18 till we die. :)

That's pretty hardcore...:)

You should get a tattoo then...:)

Edited by seppuku, 11 July 2014 - 01:23 AM.

"I have to admit I dont understand 1:43. 1:12 and larger I get, but most 1:43 I have seen (MOST) dont look like real cars. They are usually off in some way."

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:41 AM

I agree about lower quality detail the smaller the scale ... but what bothers me is that there seems to be more variety the smaller the scale.

I only collect 1/18 scale, but find myself always wanting styles found on other scales

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 12:54 PM

1/18 for now
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Posted 02 August 2014 - 01:24 AM

I bought my first and last 1/64 scale AutoArt, what a disappointment. I'll never spend $50 on a 1/64 scale ever again! Personally, it felt like it should have cost $5 instead of $50.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:27 PM

haha

"I have to admit I dont understand 1:43. 1:12 and larger I get, but most 1:43 I have seen (MOST) dont look like real cars. They are usually off in some way."

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 03:14 PM

in an ideal world, 1:18s would have the variety of 1:43s. i don't quite understand this as 1:18th scale models seem to be much more popular than 1:43rd scale models. I have two BBR 43rd scale models that i bought on a whim, only to sell them because they didn't interest me.
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