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Hi All,

I would like to start a new thread here. Should it be here in the DX 1:18 Collectors subforum or in the DX 1:43 Collectors subforum? I chose 1:18.

Originally I am a 1/43rd scale collector but I later opened a 1/18th scale part of my collection : High End all opening models...

What I mean to do is shooting a 1/43rd scale model aside her bigger 1/18th scale sister when both are in my collection. Ideally I am aiming to shoot the exact same car in both scales but they sometimes will be same type in close colours. Also I'll try a open/close version of the same duo.

Note : The fact I may have both scales versions of the same car generally is just a chance and was not necessarily done on purpose. Just a matter of 1/43rd scale collection width and the hazard of manufacturers release did the rest.


Chaparral 2B - Exoto 18 + AutoArt 43

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Porsche 935 #40 - LM76 – Exoto 18 - Minichamps + Ebbro 43

Drivers Manfred Schurti and Rolf Stommelen drove that car to a 4th overall

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Porsche 936 #4 - Winner Le Mans 1977 – True Scale 18 - Minichamps 43
TSM 18 later was sold and no longer is in my collection.

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Porsche 935K3 – Winner LM79 - True Scale 18 - Quartzo 43
None of the cars still are in my collection as both were sold.
A sharper 1/43rd Spark - Porsche museum model replaced the Quarto model.
Though well detailed, I felt TSM body parts were too thick.

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Maserati Tipo 61 #5 - CMC 18 + Minichamps 43

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This Camoradi Maserati Tipo 61 was driven to victory at the 1960 Nürburgring 1000 race.


Alfa Romeo 33TT12 - AutoArt 18 + Minichamps 43

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Spa Francorchamps (Belgium) 1000 race 1975. This is the winning cas as driven by Henri Pescarolo/Derek Bell both also winning drivers at Le Mans 25 hour race.

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Ford MkIV – Exoto 18 + Ixo 43

Not exactly the same car this time. Red car is the 1967 Le Mans winner as driven by Dan Gurney and A.J Foyt, for what is the first 100% US crew and until now only all american victory (drivers, team, car, engine, wheels) at Le Mans.
Bronze car was crewed by Mario Andretti and Denis Hulme (both to become F1 world champions), also at LM 1967 until it was crashed by Mario Andretti.

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Continuing with Le Mans cars

Sauber Mercedes C9 - Winner LM89 – Exoto 18 + Ixo 43 & HPI Racing 43

Once again not the exact same car. Exoto 1/18th winning cars either were extra rare or extra expensive.
1/18th #61 is the car that finished second in the hands of Mauro Baldi/Kenny Acheson/Gianfranco Brancatelli.
1/43rd # 63 is the car that won the race with Jochen Mass/Manuel Reuter/Stanley Dickens at the wheel.
Ixo model is part of their Le Mans winner series in 1/43rd scale - HPI Racing boasts an opening engine compartement.

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Mazda 787B – Winner Le Mans 91 – AutoArt Signature 18 + HPI Racing 43 & Ixo 43

This time, all three models are car # 55 that won the 24 hour Le Mans 1991. Crew was Weidler/Herbert/Gachot. It was the first japanese car victory at Le Mans and the only Wankel rotary-powered car to ever win there.
Ixo model is part of their Le Mans winner series in 1/43rd scale and the HPI Racing model boasts an opening engine compartement with sharp engine for the scale.

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Continuing...

Nissan R390 – Le Mans 97 – AutoArt Signature 18 + Kyosho 43 & Tamiya 43

Two different cars here :
  • Car #23 crewed by K. Hoshino/E. Comas/ M. Kageyama) and ended race in 12th position overall
  • Car #21 crewed by M. Brundle/J. Müller/W. Taylor which was a DNF.

As for 43rd scale #23 is a Tamiya, #21 is a Kyosho.


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Mercedes 300 SLR – Mille Miglia 1955 #722 - CMC 18 + Minichamps 43

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This is the Mercedes that won the 1955 Mille Miglia race, Stirling Moss at the driving and famous journalist Denis Jenkinson assisting.

Race time was was just under 10 hours and thus average speed for the 1000 miles race was just over 100 mph. This car started the race at 7h22 hence racing number 722.

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