toronto_T5, on 15 August 2012 - 08:07 PM, said:
Jersey_Devil, how are you liking the GT40 1/10? Every time they flog it for 995 I get an itchy trigger finger... my main problem is space to display a monster like that properly
I LOVE it - it's everything I saw in the 1/18th #2 that came with the 1-2-3 '66 Le Mans set and more, just as I expected:
I was after it since shortly after it was released in 2003, having stalked a similarly detailed 1/12th resin kit of the #2 from Creative Miniatures Associates since 1993 (both were well out of my reach in the high $400 range, plus I didn't have the time or motivation to return to model building).
Now that my resources are somewhat greater, the fact that the Exoto big boy could be bought for the same price as in 2005 (actually, $3.95 LESS - it was $998.95 back then) made it conceivable to grab it as my all-time #1 Holy Grail. I have no regrets, though that and other recent purchases have put a crimp in my diecast spending for the rest of this year
As for space, none of my babies are out of their boxes yet - they're waiting for my planned move home to NJ next year. I'll apartment-shop then based on making sure I have a room just for their display - that has a lock for when I have guests
Edited by Jersey_Devil, 16 August 2012 - 06:52 AM.