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Finally tried some 1/64 exact scale shots...first time using figures and this Lawson diorama.
Also got all of my TLVN Lancia Thema 8.32s together for this scene.... Friday Night "Cars & Convenience" Retro-Euro/Japan themed parking lot meet at LAWSON's
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One thing, AD needs more diverse figures. C'mon, it's 2023. I'll be pulling out some American/Korean/British motors 1/64th scales for some upcoming shoots to leave no significant nations out.
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The diorama is uber awesome! I think the realistic 1/64s are really gaining popularity now. And i think you mentioned that too in your podcast David. I noticed an increased number of rather realistic looking 1/64 i.e. W100 Pullman appearing on Taobao and Aliexpress a while back, along with others like old school Cadillac and Lincolns.

My perception on 1/64 has really changed once upon a time i thought the best they could do is something similar to Hotwheels premium but brands like Mini GT has took this to the next level! Real head/tailights with translucent plastic and not just painted on. Intricate side mirrors (and not just stub) and so on. And there are so many 1/64 custom wheels that one can buy for all his customisation needs.

And no shortage of 1/64 premade diorama too!
 

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That鈥榮 sooo lovely, David - really great scenery!!! 馃憤
You know I always had a soft spot for 1/64 and love what you have done here! :love:
The tiny figures and the lighting are the icing on the cake!馃憦馃憦馃憦
Especially love the 2nd pic - amazing!
You definitely need to nominate one of these for Feb POTM鈥
 

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That is too cool to even describe it!! I love it! :love::love::love:馃憦馃憦馃憦馃憦

Now try making something like that... in 1:18! That would take a whole room to display, nevermind all the work building it - because it'd have to be made from scratch, of course! :eek::eek::eek:
This was so much fun, but setting up the figures was the real challenge. I am out for new background/diorama supplies today. We'll see what I turn up :)
 

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The diorama is uber awesome! I think the realistic 1/64s are really gaining popularity now. And i think you mentioned that too in your podcast David. I noticed an increased number of rather realistic looking 1/64 i.e. W100 Pullman appearing on Taobao and Aliexpress a while back, along with others like old school Cadillac and Lincolns.

My perception on 1/64 has really changed once upon a time i thought the best they could do is something similar to Hotwheels premium but brands like Mini GT has took this to the next level! Real head/tailights with translucent plastic and not just painted on. Intricate side mirrors (and not just stub) and so on. And there are so many 1/64 custom wheels that one can buy for all his customisation needs.

And no shortage of 1/64 premade diorama too!
Simon, you will LOVE exact scale 1/64ths!! You'd have to see some of the realistic stuff out now. Totally adult collectibles...I have so much fun buying this scale, but they do add up real fast, so they might not all be 1/18th scale pieces, but dome are up there, but the joy that I get makes me feel like a kid...I admire the levels of details put into getting these right. Plus, there are models of just about everything with wheels! 馃槉
 

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That鈥榮 sooo lovely, David - really great scenery!!! 馃憤
You know I always had a soft spot for 1/64 and love what you have done here! :love:
The tiny figures and the lighting are the icing on the cake!馃憦馃憦馃憦
Especially love the 2nd pic - amazing!
You definitely need to nominate one of these for Feb POTM鈥
Thanks Dirk! This is a great scale to get immersed into! You would absolutely appreciate it!! I love'em but some of my dioramas are so large, that I need a room just to set everything up for a town. Things like housing blocks and streets really are expansive, but when you put them all together..OMG It's like you're a giant looking down at a smaller scaled world.
I'd LOVE to see what you do with this scale photography wise!!!馃槉馃
 

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Simon, you will LOVE exact scale 1/64ths!! You'd have to see some of the realistic stuff out now. Totally adult collectibles...I have so much fun buying this scale, but they do add up real fast, so they might not all be 1/18th scale pieces, but dome are up there, but the joy that I get makes me feel like a kid...I admire the levels of details put into getting these right. Plus, there are models of just about everything with wheels! 馃槉
Thanks David. I am actually quite tempted at some of these 1/64 offerings. I think Tomytec is likely be the one i would pursue since they do most of the classic JDM in factory specs. To be honest i kept getting confused with these, Takara Tomy, Tomica, Tomytec, and the Tomytec Vintage Neo! their packaging can be confused for an outsider like me..
 

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This was so much fun, but setting up the figures was the real challenge. I am out for new background/diorama supplies today. We'll see what I turn up :)
I imagine they wobble around and end up sideways when you accidentaly bump into something, right? My 1:18 figures do exactly that! :LOL:

To prevent that, I flattened the feet by dragging them on sand paper (200 grit is enough), then I stick double sided tape on the feet and cut the excess around it. That does leave a sticky residue on the glass when I need to move the figures, but nothing that some glass cleaning spray and a cloth can't remove. And no more figures lying down taking a nap in my cabinets! ;)

On another news... I've been "secretly" buying a few 1/64 in the past few months, mostly Hot Wheels. I've been hidding them away from my 1:18s so they won't panic and stage a demonstration, demanding to know if they're gonna be replaced! :D

Just like @jazzy426 I've also been wondering about Tomica and all its sub-brands/related brands, and also many other brands out there including Mini GT. I guess one way to find out what they're like is to actually buy some, so I'll be doing just that in the weeks ahead. I've been told that's a slipery slope, though... :ROFLMAO:
 

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Thanks Dirk! This is a great scale to get immersed into! You would absolutely appreciate it!! I love'em but some of my dioramas are so large, that I need a room just to set everything up for a town. Things like housing blocks and streets really are expansive, but when you put them all together..OMG It's like you're a giant looking down at a smaller scaled world.
I'd LOVE to see what you do with this scale photography wise!!!馃槉馃
Cheers David!
Just to avoid any misunderstanding:
I am in 1/64 already since a couple of years now.
Not as much as I am in 1/18 but I really enjoy these small ones - it鈥檚 a fun scale.
Started with HW but switched to more high end offerings meanwhile.
My favourite manufacturer is PGM with all open models in this tiny scale.

Over the years I also shared quite some pictures in my member thread.
Instead of scrolling through my boring, lengthy thread you find a good representation in the old 1/64 theme thread which I am trying to re-vitalise since a while now:
(Any support here would be appreciated! ;))
 

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Thanks David. I am actually quite tempted at some of these 1/64 offerings. I think Tomytec is likely be the one i would pursue since they do most of the classic JDM in factory specs. To be honest i kept getting confused with these, Takara Tomy, Tomica, Tomytec, and the Tomytec Vintage Neo! their packaging can be confused for an outsider like me..
Simon, also look at newer higher detailed brands liek HobbyJAPAN/GCD/KENGFai (Maker of NZG)?Inno64 and soo many more..I will post a sample piece of each brand for a detail Idea, The best thing is , most of these are higher detailed than TLV/TLVN and most cost a lot less!!! Also, the HK/CDM brands are coming in at even higher details, but not licensed.

Some 1/64th HobbyJAPANs/Mini GTs/BM CREATIONS/INNO64s
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These are Inno64s below, they often come with extra wheels on some cars...
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Thanks David. I am actually quite tempted at some of these 1/64 offerings. I think Tomytec is likely be the one i would pursue since they do most of the classic JDM in factory specs. To be honest i kept getting confused with these, Takara Tomy, Tomica, Tomytec, and the Tomytec Vintage Neo! their packaging can be confused for an outsider like me..
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LCD is really dominating and they are relatively "Cheap"! They offer Alcantera interiors in 1/64 SCALE!!!! on some cars.. They also have fully detailed dashboards..they are insane detail wise.
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Thanks David. I am actually quite tempted at some of these 1/64 offerings. I think Tomytec is likely be the one i would pursue since they do most of the classic JDM in factory specs. To be honest i kept getting confused with these, Takara Tomy, Tomica, Tomytec, and the Tomytec Vintage Neo! their packaging can be confused for an outsider like me..
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High Detail Chinese companies YunLi Also working steering....
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AMAZING newer brand XCARTOYS from China Keeps getting better detailed and are CHEAP! They ae passing TLVN i details now...they have two lines, Cars liek teh ones shown below and slightly less detailed ones.
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I imagine they wobble around and end up sideways when you accidentaly bump into something, right? My 1:18 figures do exactly that! :LOL:

To prevent that, I flattened the feet by dragging them on sand paper (200 grit is enough), then I stick double sided tape on the feet and cut the excess around it. That does leave a sticky residue on the glass when I need to move the figures, but nothing that some glass cleaning spray and a cloth can't remove. And no more figures lying down taking a nap in my cabinets! ;)

On another news... I've been "secretly" buying a few 1/64 in the past few months, mostly Hot Wheels. I've been hidding them away from my 1:18s so they won't panic and stage a demonstration, demanding to know if they're gonna be replaced! :D

Just like @jazzy426 I've also been wondering about Tomica and all its sub-brands/related brands, and also many other brands out there including Mini GT. I guess one way to find out what they're like is to actually buy some, so I'll be doing just that in the weeks ahead. I've been told that's a slipery slope, though... :ROFLMAO:
LOL!! Yes, they do exactly that....and I normally use double sided tape, but as these were metal, I wanted to see if they would stand on their own. Most did, the ones that didn't I put back in the storage case. I have also drug my resins on sandpaper too, but as these were metal, I might glue their feet (for teh ones with no balance) to a clear circle dot as a base, liek I would do with the resins ones from Asia..

OMG, MINIGT is teh BEST bang for the buck! Detail wise, they are great, they make models of just about every new and pop culture trending vehicle and cost under 12 euros where I source mine here in Europe! For details, message me :) Lol..the 1/18ths might get jealous real fast of TSM Mini GTs!! LOL馃槀

If you and the other guys are interested in Tomica Limited Vintage and Neos(Neos are cars made from the 1970s until now).. Again, just message me and I will give you a couple of good and decently priced sources from Japan!馃
 

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Cheers David!
Just to avoid any misunderstanding:
I am in 1/64 already since a couple of years now.
Not as much as I am in 1/18 but I really enjoy these small ones - it鈥檚 a fun scale.
Started with HW but switched to more high end offerings meanwhile.
My favourite manufacturer is PGM with all open models in this tiny scale.

Over the years I also shared quite some pictures in my member thread.
Instead of scrolling through my boring, lengthy thread you find a good representation in the old 1/64 theme thread which I am trying to re-vitalise since a while now:
(Any support here would be appreciated! ;))
Hey Dirk!! PMG Super detailed!!! Please post a link for us to see what you have posted! You have my support for sure! Perhaps we all could grow this section on DX..I will ask if we could start a 1/64th scale dedicated section, so that we can gather there, as 1/43rd is kinda' dying a wee bit with 1/64th becoming super premium in teh last few years.

So glad that you clarified that you're also into 1/64ths as well!!!馃:love: CHEERS!!!
 

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Hey Dirk!! PMG Super detailed!!! Please post a link for us to see what you have posted! You have my support for sure!
Well - it's the 1/64 theme thread that I posted above:
It seems you have lot what you could contribute there...

BTW: What is this awesome all open RR Wraith?
Is it DCM too?
Didn't see that before... ;)
 

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Thanks David for sharing all the different type of 1/64 collector grade models with us. I guess you could very well be the ambassador of 1/64 scale and guide us through the 1/64 collecting journey, should any of us wish to embark on that journey. ;)

My last experience with the premum 1/64 was with the Autoart 1/64 series many years ago. I wasn't impressed with them detail wise to be honest and thought this is the best premium 1/64 could come up with. And havent looked back since apart from some HW premium line couple years ago, but i know what i was getting. A better looking graphics on the card and slightly more details plus custom wheels at 4x the price.

But now it looks like the 1/64 scene has exploded and there are so many choices out there. I was quite impressed with the DCM's rendition of the Merc W100 Pullman and that actually looks better than some of the 1/43 W100 Pullman. And the price isnt outageously expensive too. I wanted to give Tomytec vintage neo a go but the going price is insane, $60/70 on average (unless i;ve been looking at the wrong place) and at that price I retreat back to the comfort of inexpensive 1/18 Solido and the like.
 

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Well - it's the 1/64 theme thread that I posted above:
It seems you have lot what you could contribute there...

BTW: What is this awesome all open RR Wraith?
Is it DCM too?
Didn't see that before... ;)
Hi Dirk,
Yes, the Wraith comes in other colors now (It's by LJM).....I got mine from China and Alixpress seems to still have them in varying price points. I've seen some a slow as 26 Euros and I think that I paid just under 50 for mine, as it was the first color released.

I can send you a link, if you message to remind me in private messages here.

Meanwhile, here are more detail pics of mine.
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Thanks David for sharing all the different type of 1/64 collector grade models with us. I guess you could very well be the ambassador of 1/64 scale and guide us through the 1/64 collecting journey, should any of us wish to embark on that journey. ;)

My last experience with the premum 1/64 was with the Autoart 1/64 series many years ago. I wasn't impressed with them detail wise to be honest and thought this is the best premium 1/64 could come up with. And havent looked back since apart from some HW premium line couple years ago, but i know what i was getting. A better looking graphics on the card and slightly more details plus custom wheels at 4x the price.

But now it looks like the 1/64 scene has exploded and there are so many choices out there. I was quite impressed with the DCM's rendition of the Merc W100 Pullman and that actually looks better than some of the 1/43 W100 Pullman. And the price isnt outageously expensive too. I wanted to give Tomytec vintage neo a go but the going price is insane, $60/70 on average (unless i;ve been looking at the wrong place) and at that price I retreat back to the comfort of inexpensive 1/18 Solido and the like.
My Pleasure Simon! I love sharing and helping where I can to fellow collectors such as yourself.

Oh yeah, I should still have some of those AA 1/64ths stored away. Most were really terrible, but some like the Bugatti were gems details wise. Also, some of those 100% Hot Wheels 1/64 exact scale HWs were good for their time, but time has moved on and they have went more back to "toys". The newer brands, even Mini GT are really premium these days equaling TLVN for 1/3 the prices.

Most TLV/TLVNs are $15-25 (Normal) $35-50USD(Like Ferraris/Lamborghinis/NSXs and Special boxed items) and some $120 like semis with traliers..at least where I source mine from. The thing is, YOU HAV ETO PREORDER immediately from Japanese sites to get them at the lowest prices. Once they sellout, their prices skyrocket!

Speaking of 1/64 100 Pullman, I got this HIGH details Yulin for only 20 euros locally when my dealer here had them and the even higher detailed GCD (NZG maker) has their for under $20 or even cheaper via my Dealer in China right now.. Please have a look at the models I am posting below and message me in a private message and I will send you links on where to order the best models from trusted sites in Japan at the lowest prices! Where you get Credit to eventually use that for future orders if used within 1 year. Cheers! See teh pics below.. 馃槉 馃

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