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#1 OFFLINE   Mike K

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 05:08 PM

Welcome to my collection topic. I will keep everything organized here, and post some of my models.

My history - I started collecting models in 2006 and joined DX in 2007 (as 118supercars)  I had to restart my collection a couple of times, but since around 2014, I've stopped selling any models.  Some important themes in my collection are Jaguar, Ferrari, concept supercars, 1930s, and more.  I try to get the best model made of a car, but I'm also OK with budgets and resins, if that's all that's available for it.

A list of my models (updated March 2021)

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Speciale by CMC
1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500S Touring Berlinetta by Cult
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1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Corsa Spider by Minichamps
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1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale by Best of Show
1962 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider Touring by Cult
1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale by AutoArt
1969 Alfa Romeo 33.2 Pininfarina Speciale by AIQ
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1989 Alfa Romeo SZ by Top Marques
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1997 Alfa Romeo Scighera by Tecnomodel
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2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione by Welly
2016 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder Touring by Tecnomodel
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1964 Aston Martin DB5 by AutoArt
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1965 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage by Cult
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1999 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage by Maisto
2002 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish by Bburago
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2004 Aston Martin DB9 Volante by Minichamps
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2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage by AutoArt
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1991 Audi Quattro Spyder by Best of Show
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1991 Audi Avus Quattro by Revell
2000 Audi Rosemeyer by Maisto
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1930 Bentley Speed Six Corsica Coupe by Minichamps
1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Embiricos by Minichamps
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1954 Bentley R-Type Continental H.J. Mulliner by Minichamps
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1989 Bentley Turbo R by GT Spirit
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1999 Bentley Continental SC by Minichamps
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1992 BMW 850 CSi by Revell
1993 BMW Nazca M12 by Revell + customized
1995 BMW M3 GT (E36) by Otto Mobile
1995 BMW Z3 (007: GoldenEye) by UT Models
1998 BMW Z3 M Coupé by UT Models
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1938 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic by CMC
1938 Bugatti Type 57 SC Corsica Roadster by CMC
1939 Bugatti Type 57 C Vanvooren Cabriolet by Matrix
1992 Bugatti EB 110 GT by AutoArt
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1999 Bugatti Chiron 18/3 by AutoArt
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2007 Bugatti Veyron 16/4 by AutoArt
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1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 40th Anniversary by Maisto

2004 Chrysler ME Four-Twelve by MotorMax

1992 Cizeta-Moroder V16T by FrontiArt
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1994 Dauer 962 Le Mans by Spark

1998 Dodge Viper GTS-R by Maisto
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1934 Duesenberg Model J Aerodynamic Coupe Walker-La Grande by CMF
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1954 Ferrari 375 Plus by BBR
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France by BBR
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1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa by CMC
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1962 Ferrari 250 GTO by Kyosho
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1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale Tre Posti by Tecnomodel
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1968 Ferrari 250 P5 Berlinetta Speciale by Tecnomodel
1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona by Kyosho
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1987 Ferrari F40 by Kyosho
1989 Ferrari Mythos by Guiloy
1995 Ferrari F512M by Hot Wheels
1995 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta by UT Models
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1996 Ferrari F50 GT by Fujimi & True Scale Miniatures
1996 Ferrari 550 Maranello by UT Models
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1998 Ferrari 456M GT by Hot Wheels
2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta by Hot Wheels Elite
2004 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti by Hot Wheels
2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale by Hot Wheels Elite
2006 Ferrari 575 GT Zagato by Hot Wheels Elite

1966 Fiat Dino Spider by Cult
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1993 Ford Mustang Mach III by Maisto
1995 Ford GT90 by Maisto
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2007 Gumpert Apollo S by AutoArt

1938 Hispano Suiza H6 Dubonnet Xenia Saoutchik by Minichamps
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2002 Hispano Suiza HS21-GTS by Guiloy + customized

1993 Isdera Commendatore 112i by CMF
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1951 Jaguar C-Type by AutoArt
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1954 Jaguar D-Type (prototype) by AutoArt
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1955 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupé by SunStar
1955 Jaguar Mark I by Cult
1957 Jaguar XKSS by AutoArt
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1958 Jaguar XK150 Roadster by Cult
1964 Jaguar E-Type Coupé (S1) by AutoArt
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1965 Jaguar S-Type by Cult
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1966 Jaguar XJ13 by AutoArt
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1984 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.2 Series III by Cult
1991 Jaguar XJR-15 by Cult
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1992 Jaguar XJ220 by Top Marques
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1995 Jaguar XJR (X300) by Cult
1998 Jaguar XKR (X100) by Maisto
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1999 Jaguar XK180 by Maisto

1991 Koenig Competition Evolution by GT Spirit

1993 Lamborghini Diablo VT by AutoArt
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1996 Lamborghini Diablo SV by Welly
2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SV by AutoArt
2014 Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato by LookSmart
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1953 Lancia Aurelia B52 PF200 Cabriolet by Best of Show
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2001 Lotec Sirius by Maxicar
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1976 Lotus Esprit (007: The Spy Who Loved Me) by AutoArt
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1997 Lotus Esprit V8 by AutoArt
1997 Lotus Elise GT1 by Chrono
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1953 Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta by Minichamps
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1966 Maserati Sebring Series II by Best of Show
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1969 Maserati Ghibli by Minichamps
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2004 Maserati MC12 by AutoArt

1994 McLaren F1 by UT Models

1930 Mercedes-Benz 710 SSK Trossi by True Scale Miniatures
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Erdmann & Rossi by CMF
1978 Mercedes-Benz CW 311 by Best of Show
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 CE 6.0 AMG by Otto Mobile
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1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112 by Guiloy
1997 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 by UT Models
1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG Roadster by GT Spirit
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL 73 AMG by Otto Mobile
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2001 Morgan Aero 8 by Maisto
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1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) by AutoArt

2002 Pagani Zonda C12 S by MotorMax

1998 Panoz Esperante GTR-1 by AutoArt
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2004 Peugeot 907 by Bburago
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1948 Porsche 356 Number 1 by AutoArt
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1986 Porsche 959 by Exoto
1989 Porsche Panamericana by Best of Show
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1993 Porsche Boxster concept by Maisto
1997 Porsche 911 GT1 by UT Models
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1997 Porsche 911 GT2 (993) by UT Models
1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S (993) by UT Models

1937 Talbot Lago T150C SS Teardrop Coupé Figoni & Falaschi by CMC
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2003 TVR Tuscan S by Jadi

1991 Vector W8 Twin Turbo by Ricko

1995 Venturi 400 GT by Otto Mobile
1996 Venturi 300 Atlantique by Otto Mobile
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2001 Volkswagen W12 Nardò by Yat Ming
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1992 Yamaha OX99-11 by Spark
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Posted 26 February 2019 - 05:25 PM

Awesome collection you have there....Thanks for the pics

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 06:20 PM

Nice to see you (re?)organize your collection thread, theres some models I would LOVE to have in there!

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 01:21 PM

Great collection Mike - very impressive overview!!! :drool5:

The shelf seems to be open - how do you manage the dust problem? :nice:

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 02:57 PM

You have a very interesting collection
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Posted 27 February 2019 - 03:07 PM

Very nice collection indeed! I like your display, does it have doors?

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 07:22 PM

Wow nice collection!

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:57 PM

Very nice and tasteful collection !!!
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Posted 28 February 2019 - 05:28 AM

You've got quite an interesting collection, Mike. Do they not get dusty on open shelves like that?
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Posted 28 February 2019 - 06:28 AM

Very Nicely Displayed!! :eusa_clap: ..however, I am with mcaf123 on fear of dust on open shelves :nice:  Looking good! :occasion14:

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 05:43 PM

Thanks everyone :occasion14:
My goal is to put doors on it soon. But the room doesn’t really get too dusty, so I can just dust and clean them as needes until then.

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:05 AM

Awesome collection Mike. I have always enjoyed watching your assortment of exotic cars grow. Very similiar tastes and admire that you have branched into genuine classics too. Keep them coming mate.

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 11:30 AM

Massive collection with lots of gems. Thank you for the pics!
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Posted 10 March 2019 - 06:32 AM

Your collection was great inspiration to start collecting 1:18 diecasts. Thanks!
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Posted 07 June 2020 - 02:25 AM

Time for an update to my collection topic.  I actually went a while, about 2 years (spring 2018 - spring 2020), without buying any models.  But 2020 has been a good year for my collecting so far, so far I have added:

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Speciale by CMC
2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage by AutoArt
1934 Duesenberg Model J Aerodynamic Coupe Walker-La Grande by CMF
1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa by CMC
1993 Isdera Commendatore 112i by CMF
1955 Jaguar Mark I by Cult
1965 Jaguar S-Type by Cult
1991 Jaguar XJR-15 by Cult
1995 Jaguar XJR by Cult
1953 Lancia Aurelia B52 PF200 Cabriolet by Best of Show
1976 Lotus Esprit S1, The Spy Who Loved Me by AutoArt
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Erdmann & Rossi by CMF

(some of them aren't here yet)

I'll still post new topics for certain models, but I'll also post some in this topic.  Here are a few that I've photographed recently.  These are all models of cars that Giorgetto Giugiaro designed.

First, the Minichamps Maserati Ghibli.  It's not perfect, but it's still one of the best Maserati models available in 1:18 scale.  I love the black and tan colors, the opening parts including pop up headlights, and the very nice interior.

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Next, the AutoArt Lotus Esprit S1, as featured in The Spy Who Loved Me.  I had wanted this first Esprit for a while, and now that I have it...I would've gotten it a lot sooner.  It's so gorgeous, sometimes I can't stop staring at it.  It's one thing to see it in pictures, but on the shelf, it really steals the show.

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The Yat Ming VW W12 Nardo 2001 concept.  This is one of the concepts that led up to the development of the Veyron, when Volkswagen and its brands were experimenting with different designs for a four-wheel drive, mid-engined, supercar.  The model obviously doesn't have much detailing, but the subject matter and the cheap price made it a no-brainer for me.  It goes great with the Audi concepts, and the wheels and especially the brakes are good for a budget model.  And it's definitely better than the MotorMax - which is out of scale, and it doesn't know whether it's a W12 Syncro or a W12 Nardo.

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The AutoArt Bugatti Chiron 18/3, and Tecnomodel Alfa Romeo Scighera: https://www.diecastx...183-by-autoart/

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More updates coming soon!

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 03:02 AM

Great update, Mike! :occasion14:
Special congrats to the 2 new CMC - have both and love them.

Really like the Ghibli and w.r.t. 007 Esprit I have quite often considered buying one.
Didn‘t pull the trigger yet because I always think it should have opening headlights.
On the other hand it simply looks great and is an iconic 007 car - so maybe one day...

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 03:14 AM

A Fantastic collection of Beauties. I can't recall seeing this thread ? :dunno: My bad.. Now i have seen it i enjoyed all your models. The Esprit is so Beautiful,i had it many years ago when i collected 1/18 models and the one with the ski's on the back too. Big updates,thanks for taking the time,very enjoyable. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :yahoo: :occasion14: :danke:

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 11:27 PM

Thanks Dirk and Darren :occasion14:
Dirk, it's funny that you mention that, that's exactly why I took so long to add the Esprit.  I thought that it wouldn't be as good as the V8, which has pop up headlights, AutoArt made it more recently.  The S1 isn't quite as detailed as the V8, but it's such a good looking model, and it looks so much better in real life than it does in pictures... I can promise that you won't regret it.

Here's the CMC Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa.  It's no secret what a beauty this is, but now that I have it I must say, it's probably the best model in my collection.  It's amazing how much detailing CMC packed into this, everything that's going on in the interior, engine, trunk, all the opening and removable parts, the wire wheels... it's truly 1:18 diecast at its finest.  I'll always regret not getting the blue California and any of the SWBs when they were still available, but I'm very happy to have this, a new centerpiece for my collection.

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And some other classic Italians:

BBR Ferrari 250 GT TDF: https://www.diecastx...-france-by-bbr/

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BoS Lancia Aurelia B52 PF200 Cabriolet: https://www.diecastx...y-best-of-show/

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 01:08 AM

Great additions Mike, I'll be interested to hear of your thoughts regarding the Cult Jaguar XJR15. Have to say that your vintage classics are impeccible and show great taste.

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 06:02 AM

Beautiful model and Great detail. The 250 Testa Rossa is one of the sexiest cars on the planet,Great addition. :10: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :yahoo: :occasion14:

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 07:56 AM

Yep, amazing model, enjoy it!

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 09:28 PM

Absolutely love your Esprit in white. I got my first BRG Esprit years ago but will swap for a white one in a heart beat :D
I had the Yat Ming Nardo a while back but have sold it sadly, along with few other newer supercars. It is a lovely model made by Yat Ming.

The 250TR is such a beautiful piece. In fact i think that particular model was the reason for me to break out my wallet and bought my very first CMC... then more CMCs followed after that.

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 11:11 AM

The 250 Testarossa is a master piece, great job by CMC.

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 11:21 PM

Looks great. CMC works in a class by themselves. They and Amalgam.

How do you like your 250 GT TDF from BBR?
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Posted 03 July 2020 - 10:57 PM

Thanks everyone :occasion14:

UDPride, I wrote a review, with more photos, of the BBR 250 TDF: https://www.diecastx...-france-by-bbr/  It's obviously a gorgeous model, but I don't like how much BBR is asking for these resins.  I wouldn't have paid full price for it, I got it in a deal with some other models.  The thing is, I paid more for it than I did for either the CMC Testa Rossa, or also the BBR opening diecast 375 Plus, which is about CMC quality.  And it was also double what I paid for the Kyosho high-end 250 GTO, which is so good enough for me that I never even looked twice at the CMC.  And all of this within the past 3 years, so my conclusion is that these BBRs are hitting the market at too high of a price, and then since they're so limited, there are fewer opportunities to get lucky on the secondhand market.
I know it just is what it is with these resins, I just hope that companies like Cult, BoS, Otto/GTS will continue to make cars that interest me, do a good job of looking like the 1:1s, and don't get all crazy on price.  I don't ask for much out of a resin model, because I can't be that impressed by one either.




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