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#1 OFFLINE   JSB 33

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 10:58 AM

No love for 1:43 I guess.
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 12:08 PM

Awesome pictures. I was always wondering why this forum doesn't give love to nothing besides 1/18.
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 04:39 PM

Love the group shots, thanks for sharing!

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 04:43 PM

Did you check out this section?

https://www.diecastx...43-and-smaller/

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 05:53 PM

Hey JSB! Nice to see you active, you were a stalwart member when I joined 5 years ago and your profile pic always makes me laugh.

Yeah, we don't seem to have a ton of interest in 1:43 here on DX. Frankly I have been thinking recently that this scale is better suited for collectors such as myself who go crazy over having every single car that fits a theme. Your Cunningham and Sunoco group shots are incredible and exactly how I would like to display my 1:18 themes, except the 1:18 models are just too large to have several models of the same type displayed or stored in a small mancave. So my view now is that for a few high-quality models, 1:18 is good, but for large themes, 1:43 would be better, especially if these small models are in diecast metal rather than in plastic resin.

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 08:05 PM

This is great Stuff! :eusa_clap:  I really hope that this section is still alive, although ALL of my 1/64th pics vanished? :dunno:  Thanks for sharing!! :occasion14:

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 01:42 PM

 Uzair, on 01 November 2018 - 05:53 PM, said:

Hey JSB! Nice to see you active, you were a stalwart member when I joined 5 years ago and your profile pic always makes me laugh.

Yeah, we don't seem to have a ton of interest in 1:43 here on DX. Frankly I have been thinking recently that this scale is better suited for collectors such as myself who go crazy over having every single car that fits a theme. Your Cunningham and Sunoco group shots are incredible and exactly how I would like to display my 1:18 themes, except the 1:18 models are just too large to have several models of the same type displayed or stored in a small mancave. So my view now is that for a few high-quality models, 1:18 is good, but for large themes, 1:43 would be better, especially if these small models are in diecast metal rather than in plastic resin.

I gave up on the 1:18 thing because of the size and the limited availability. I actually prefer resin for 1:43 as it allows for crisper lines and more realistic sizing of the body thickness. Not to say there are not some great metal 1:43's though.

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 03:49 PM

Those are some delicious lineups Jeff!

And I concur about 1:43 having a much larger range of models available and also of course taking FAR less space than 1:18.

By the way I've tried several times to join the scale143.com forum, where I know you're active, but their captcha when joining is simply impossible to solve! Ah well - I do enjoy browsing the 1:43 forums there especially the motorsports collections. I think one of the best features of 1:43 models is the opportunity to have very extensive and richly populated dioramas that simply would not be possible in 1:18 scale.
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Posted 03 November 2018 - 06:08 AM

Thanks. you seem to accumulate quite a few cars over the years and end up having to lump them together like this.

I can fit 60+ 1:43's in a 1:18 case meant for 12.

Shoot me a PM with your Username and I will set you up at S143. I actually own that forum.

You should see some of the fantastic dioramas people have made in 1:43, they are breathtaking.Here are a couple of my feeble attempts.

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 03:09 PM

Thanks for the offer JSB! I've sent you a PM.

And yeah, I was remembering the amazing dioramas I have seen over at scale143, and these two in particular are simply stunning :omg: :

Porsche 956 diorama, from https://scale143.com...opic.php?t=9706
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1970 Le Mans Paddock Diorama from Chrono 43  https://scale143.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=3980
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Even at this small scale the amount of detail is mindblowing :tongue4: , and I believe a fully-detailed diorama in 1:43 would look cooler than the same diorama in 1:18 scale :twocents: . And again for practical purposes such dioramas would be pretty much impossible in 1:18 scale.

Looking back at my collection history I would still get about half the models I have, but for a lot of them I would much rather have 1:43 models similar to your amazing lineups JSB. Collecing multiple variants of the same race car is only viable is one has a huge display room, which I most certainly do not! :giggle:
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:47 AM

Some great stuff you lot have :drool5: :10: I once saw pics of a guy with over 1000 1:43s all displayed... :omg: quite the sight.
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Posted 03 January 2019 - 06:17 PM

The family pics are stunning! I was awe-struck by the Sunoco/Penske family and the Can-Am family in particular, just brilliant
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Posted 03 January 2019 - 07:53 PM

Oooh that Chaparral collection.




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