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#1 OFFLINE   wrx_triggerhappy

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:19 PM

So I don't think I ever shared my collection on DX - figured it was time. I've had half of my collection in boxes while I was living in an apartment so I couldn't appreciate them until now. I think I was up near 500 models....lost count long ago. I've just enjoyed where collecting has taken me. Staked my own spot in the house and said behold let this be my spot. I'm in the process right now of adding new shelves to my detolfs and moving the room around (photos will come), these are about two months old. Anyways here is the beginning.

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Detolfs to come. I've taken some single pictures that I'll post at some point soon. :occasion14:

Edited by wrx_triggerhappy, 25 September 2016 - 07:43 PM.

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#2 OFFLINE   cwchua7

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:27 PM

Omg yr collection is beautiful!

#3 OFFLINE   wrx_triggerhappy

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:55 PM

Thanks cwchua!  :occasion14:

A couple posed shots. I don't have a good light box or lighting....all in time but just happy to share.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:12 PM

Great collection mate, awesome variety and good to see some of the really old stuff too (reminds me of my Grandfather's collection.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:13 PM

Insanity!

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:51 PM

very impressive!  nice to finally see your collection!
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 01:06 AM

Dang! Now we know where you get that name from, Mr.Triggerhappy :nice: :drool5:  :tongue4:
Stunning collection and display, mate!  :clap:

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:28 AM

Ooh ye does have a exquisite collection so far mate & a nice variety which is always good to see, many favourites of mine in your ranks & can't wait to see what else you tease us with later.....Epicly Stunning, think that about covers my thoughts on them.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 06:04 AM

G`reat collection! I see quite a few of my want list in there. I didn't even know a white miura was made in 1/18

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:05 AM

really amazing collections!speechless  :omg:  :10:

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:48 AM

Like i mentioned somewhere before, stunning collection Triggerhappy, especially those red cars with the white stripes   :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5:
Wondering why 2 Pontiac GTO ('65 or '66 i think, above the white army) aren't amongst their siblings?

What kind of cabinets are those white ones in the first pictures?

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:53 AM

Thanks for sharing an incredible collection display WRX......great job.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:12 AM

Impressive collection WRX! Like them all but that classic car display is special, thank you for sharing.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:28 PM

View PostGTsteveMkII, on 08 June 2013 - 09:12 PM, said:

Great collection mate, awesome variety and good to see some of the really old stuff too (reminds me of my Grandfather's collection.

Thank ya GTsteve. Yeah my classic collection is due to my grandfather and father always drooling over the classics when I was a kid. A kind reminder of early design.

View Postseppuku, on 08 June 2013 - 09:13 PM, said:

Insanity!

Yeah that's what the fiancee thinks as well.  :giggle:

View PostLucky_Zucky, on 08 June 2013 - 11:51 PM, said:

very impressive!  nice to finally see your collection!

well thank you Zucky!

View Postguggga, on 09 June 2013 - 01:06 AM, said:

Dang! Now we know where you get that name from, Mr.Triggerhappy :nice: :drool5:  :tongue4:
Stunning collection and display, mate!  :clap:

Seriously.....triggerhappy is about closest to it. It was either that or spend all my money happy but it didn't have that nice ring to it hahaha.

View PostWellzie 74, on 09 June 2013 - 04:28 AM, said:

Ooh ye does have a exquisite collection so far mate & a nice variety which is always good to see, many favourites of mine in your ranks & can't wait to see what else you tease us with later.....Epicly Stunning, think that about covers my thoughts on them.

Thank ya Wellzie. It was naggin me that I hadn't posted the full collection so I figured it was time.

View Postguywithazonda, on 09 June 2013 - 06:04 AM, said:

G`reat collection! I see quite a few of my want list in there. I didn't even know a white miura was made in 1/18

Thanks buddy. I didn't even know there was a white miura until a friend gave me a box with it on my b-day! I nearly shat myself in surprise as I never knew there was a white version.

View Postrpe, on 09 June 2013 - 08:05 AM, said:

really amazing collections!speechless  :omg:  :10:

Thanks RPE!

View Postschuifelhoofd, on 09 June 2013 - 10:48 AM, said:

Like i mentioned somewhere before, stunning collection Triggerhappy, especially those red cars with the white stripes   :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5:
Wondering why 2 Pontiac GTO ('65 or '66 i think, above the white army) aren't amongst their siblings?

What kind of cabinets are those white ones in the first pictures?

HAHAHA thanks Sven. So I had just unboxed those 2 pontiacs before taking the pictures - trying to kill all the boxes and get rid of them before moving the room around but trust me they will be amongst their siblings soon.

The wall unit is the ikea gallant wall cabinet. Massive thing, thank god they actually put studs up instead of layering on plaster walls in the basement. I believe its about 84" wide or so.

View Postravtoy, on 09 June 2013 - 10:53 AM, said:

Thanks for sharing an incredible collection display WRX......great job.

Well thanks for enjoying ravtoy!

View Postbaonguyen77, on 09 June 2013 - 11:12 AM, said:

Impressive collection WRX! Like them all but that classic car display is special, thank you for sharing.

Thanks bao. Yeah it's taken me a long time to put the classics together. Still futzing with them but I hope to pull them out and get some pictures soon.   :occasion14:

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 07:41 PM

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And some other fast cars hahaha

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Edited by wrx_triggerhappy, 09 June 2013 - 07:43 PM.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:22 PM

View Postwrx_triggerhappy, on 09 June 2013 - 05:28 PM, said:

The wall unit is the ikea gallant wall cabinet. Massive thing, thank god they actually put studs up instead of layering on plaster walls in the basement.
I believe its about 84" wide or so.

Thanks Sam  :occasion14:
Are those extra shelfs from Ikea too, or custom made? What are the dimensions of the shelfs, and how much depth behind the sliding doors?

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:10 AM

Truly stunning collection on show here Sam mate. Congrats on so many fine models...  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:02 AM

View Postschuifelhoofd, on 09 June 2013 - 08:22 PM, said:

View Postwrx_triggerhappy, on 09 June 2013 - 05:28 PM, said:

The wall unit is the ikea gallant wall cabinet. Massive thing, thank god they actually put studs up instead of layering on plaster walls in the basement.
I believe its about 84" wide or so.

Thanks Sam  :occasion14:
Are those extra shelfs from Ikea too, or custom made? What are the dimensions of the shelfs, and how much depth behind the sliding doors?

Any time buddy. So yes, I added an extra glass shelf to both sides, wasn't hard at all though I would probably suggest doing the modifications before you put the unit up...I did the opposite so it was a hell of a time getting it right.

here is the link to the site - http://www.ikea.com/...ducts/80206530/

Specs are:
Width: 63 "
Depth: 15 "
Height: 15 3/4 "
Max load/shelf: 66 lb
Max load/glass shelf: 33 lb
Max. load/wall cabinet: 198 lb

I will recheck my measurements cause I swear the width was way more than 63"....probably they are right and i'm wrong.

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So this was the original layout to give an idea but I got tired of it and decided to change the layout around in the room.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:27 PM

That's an amazing collection WRX!

I wish I have the space to display all of my collection. Unforunately, like many other collectors, most of them are stored up in boxes. Only a fraction of my collection is on display.
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:54 PM

Thank Brian. I had to vow to myself to liberate those models from their boxes but that didn't happen for years. Just don't do what I did and sell them in frustration....cause it takes years to slowly get them back.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:44 AM

Absolutely incredible collection Trigger, soooooooo many gems in your collection. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:41 AM

This is one seriously good collection, really smart!!!

Are there any others you plan to add ?

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:46 AM

Amazing collection, congrats!  :hope:  Can You show me this vertical shelf with black cars in greater resolution?
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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:09 AM

That is some collection!  :clap:

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:00 AM

View PostCraig, on 11 June 2013 - 06:41 AM, said:

This is one seriously good collection, really smart!!!

Are there any others you plan to add ?

Thanks Craig. Yeah there are a bunch I'd like to add at some point. A couple gallardo's and the murcie nero has been on my list for awhile. And still hunting for the Ford GT stealth one day  :hope: - like all of you, there are many I'd love to add but that takes a heavy :twocents:  and I have to watch my spending. I know I'm missing some famous rally cars so those as well are high on the list too hahahaha.....it's never ending. Or it will end me and I'll have a divorce from the missus to make more room hahahaha. Joking :P

View PostCorso, on 11 June 2013 - 06:46 AM, said:

Amazing collection, congrats!  :hope:  Can You show me this vertical shelf with black cars in greater resolution?

Thanks Corso. I'll work on getting some pictures of the classics soon. It's been on my list of things to do.

View Postferrarianf1, on 11 June 2013 - 07:09 AM, said:

That is some collection!  :clap:

Thank ya Ferrarianf1!


So this is the new layout -
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The stealth collection is out while i'm adjusting the detolfs with more shelving.

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