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Here is the MG Model Plus 1/12, 1958 Ferrari Testa Rossa in Red. This was not in a good state when i got it as it had no Ferrari badges or even dials in the dash so i bought a set of 1/12 generic dials from Best balsa kits in Belgium to make it look something like and fitted them to this model. I have a few of these TR's in different version in the 1/12 scale but they all look Great to me. I added the base and i think it looks so nice with the black base with Red model over.

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Next up is a great looking model, although quite basic and just the doors open, like it's real car the model still has a charm about it. It's the KK-Scale 1/12 1968 FIAT 500 F in red diecast model - KKDC120031. The sunroof is interchangeable with a rolled up open or fully closed piece you just slot in. Comes with a see through box and a frame so looks like it's in a studio. This is a cheap model but looks cheeky in the red although the colour is much better than the photos suggest. Happy to have added this beauty to the collection.

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I had an opportunity to drive one of these, as a mate was a mechanic who was checking to see if all was OK.
He would usually call up to me (I lived close to where he was based) and give me a chance to 'have a go'.
Among the cars I had drive in was a Lotus Europa, quite an unusual experience in how you sat in it, with the gear level at shoulder height.
My late brother had a Renault 4 which was great fun to drive with that umbrella gear lever, but very slow.
These were on a whole new level of slow, with almost no instrumentation or creature comforts.
Yet this car was one of those strange things that we all encounter from time to time - it was more than the sum of it's parts.
Unlike the modern version, this car made people smile when they saw one, and usually still do - for the ones that have survived.
 

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I had an opportunity to drive one of these, as a mate was a mechanic who was checking to see if all was OK.
He would usually call up to me (I lived close to where he was based) and give me a chance to 'have a go'.
Among the cars I had drive in was a Lotus Europa, quite an unusual experience in how you sat in it, with the gear level at shoulder height.
My late brother had a Renault 4 which was great fun to drive with that umbrella gear lever, but very slow.
These were on a whole new level of slow, with almost no instrumentation or creature comforts.
Yet this car was one of those strange things that we all encounter from time to time - it was more than the sum of it's parts.
Unlike the modern version, this car made people smile when they saw one, and usually still do - for the ones that have survived.
Great opportunity and glad to hear you took the chance to be in such classic cars. A work friend many years ago had the Renault 4 and at the time i remember liking the shape of that too. Some of these cars leave such Great memories.
 

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This next model has such a beautiful shape i just love it's smooth lines, a very nice looking model. It's the Ultimate Models 1/12, 1966 Ferrari Dino 206S in Red. However, it is part of the collection of 1/12th models i bought off my friend that needed restoration and this was the worst model to fix up. The back numbered decal was almost flaked off so i took it off and the bottom of the model was hanging off, i took it apart to see if the front wheels were broken but no they are set like this at an angle. It also came without any headlight covers so i found the nearest plastic bottle to fit for now as the Missus wants the remaining models out of the house soon before Christmas prezzies take their places, she doesn't know other models are inbound so that's another story LOL. When more time is spent on this model it will be a Fantastic looker and a worthy addition, but for now it's a quick clean, photos and off to the Storage unit.

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I'm stealing that coke bottle idea! Never even considered it before! (I've got an MR Alfa 8C missing a headlight lense)
 

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I'm stealing that coke bottle idea! Never even considered it before! (I've got an MR Alfa 8C missing a headlight lense)
Thanks Craig, some bottles are joined together in the middle. I chose bottles that had clear fluid in as to not stain the bottle and experimented with different bottles and found for this model it was a bottle that my daughter was throwing away as it was empty that had something in she took her make up off with, good luck on the hunt for a substitute.(y)🤞
 

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Nice work, Darren! I've always been a fan of the Dino 206 S and have felt it has been underrepresented by modeldom in the larger scales. The car itself had limited success (outside from taking the 1965 European Hillclimb Championship for Ludovico Scarfiotti, which, after all, was what it was designed for), but I feel its finest moment was two 206 S spyders using quicker pit stops and better fuel mileage to harry the Chaparral 2D all the way to its victory in the 1966 Nürburgring 1000 Kilometers, finishing 2nd and 3rd overall.

But I'm partial to the coupe version, so let us know if you ever grab one of those!
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By the way, your wife will find out about the deliveries soon, so please let us know now where to send the condolence flowers to your survivors 🤣🤣🤣🤣!
 

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Nice work, Darren! I've always been a fan of the Dino 206 S and have felt it has been underrepresented by modeldom in the larger scales. The car itself had limited success (outside from taking the 1965 European Hillclimb Championship for Ludovico Scarfiotti, which, after all, was what it was designed for), but I feel its finest moment was two 206 S spyders using quicker pit stops and better fuel mileage to harry the Chaparral 2D all the way to its victory in the 1966 Nürburgring 1000 Kilometers, finishing 2nd and 3rd overall.

But I'm partial to the coupe version, so let us know if you ever grab one of those!
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By the way, your wife will find out about the deliveries soon, so please let us know now where to send the condolence flowers to your survivors 🤣🤣🤣🤣!
Thank you for the History of this car. I really love the shape of this and to me the back end is car porn, such a classic beauty that will shine in a lot of peoples eyes in years to come, it's just not had the limelight yet.(y):love:
 

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Here is the Fantastic looking RE.EL Toys 1/12 2020 Lamborghini Sian Roadster in Metallic Blue, RC Car. I just had to get it in this colour (they make it in the Green colour too)and although it doesn't have any interior features it is remarkably finished off to a good standard for a plastic RC model. This is a worthy addition to the 1/12 Collection, very nice.

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