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  1. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jan 5, 2021

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    It's common among car enthusiasts to collect diecast model cars, I have way too many to mention...
    But do any of you enjoy building plastic or resin model kits?

    I do. It's a hobby that started when I was a kid, but I continue to enjoy as an adult. This is my latest work, built during the pandemic lockdown. It's the 1/24th scale Mustang GT4 by Tamiya, which I painted to match the livery of my own Shelby GT350.
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    Another kit from several yeas ago is this 1/24th Porsche GT3R by Fujimi. I was going to paint it metallic black to match my own car, however that seemed a little boring. So I used the Racing Livery that was supplied with the kit. Those decals were a real challenge to work with! But I think it turned out pretty good.
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    The actual race car.
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    If there are others who are into this hobby, please post! :)
     
  2. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 6, 2021

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    I built and painted many models as a kid. My favorite was the Space Shuttle with its rockets.
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    Now I enjoy 1:18 diecast models from companies such as Autoart.

    I'm considering this 25th Anniversary Countach.
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  3. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 6, 2021

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    I've built a few of the Tamiya RC cars before. This is one I did with my kids during the first UK lockdown.
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  4. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Jan 6, 2021

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    Nice works on those model kits @Mspeedster ! :thumbsup: Specially the decals on the Porsche had to be very difficult to apply! ::facepalm2::

    I like to collect model cars of my actual cars, including racing versions, like the three (1994, 1995, 1996) 1:18 AMG C-Class (W 202) from Bernd Schneider, my DTM favourite driver ever (5 times Champion with Mercedes)
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    I also made some plastic kits in the past, but my favourite scales are bigger, starting from 1:18, so -like @Hubert - I also tend to collect 1:18 diecast models, from Minichamps, Autoart, and specially loving CMC https://www.cmc-modelcars.de/en

    But I want to buy a big metal model kit by LeGrand (probably launched in December 2021) when available: the 1:8 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR “Uhlenhaut Coupé” (1955), my favourite car ever ::love::... so I will have to build a model kit again (more than 700 parts, 8 kgs of weight, 550 mm long... :taunt:) ;)

    There are still only pictures from the prototypes at the moment:
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    More info about this 1:8 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé model kit:
    https://www.lemke-legrand.com/en/LEGRAND Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR -Uhlenhaut Coup- 1-8 kit.htm
     
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  5. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jan 6, 2021

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    W:)W! Yes sir! Passion for Cars, Watches & to Model Cars particulary 1/18 White Sports Cars :thumbsup:

    I have a few but mostly I collect 1/18 White Toyotas & Hondas ;) There are a few exceptions, like the AutoArt TS020 GT-One driven to Le Mans by the Drift King himself and Alonso’s #8 TS050, the Three-peat Le Man’s Winner ::love::

    Here is a sample of my TopMarques 1/18 Celica GT4 ST185 driven by WRC Rally legends, Sainz, Auriol & Kankkunen :thumbsup: with my WRC Corollas on the background ;)
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  6. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jan 6, 2021

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    probably the “Sexiest Japanese Car of All Time”
    Toyota 2000GT - Japan’s 1st Super Car ::love::

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    ***this is a 1:18 model, dropped with wide lip plus size Watanabe (banana) wheels ;)
    **** pic not mine :thumbsup:
     
  7. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jan 6, 2021

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    The 1:8 is a big one sir @Albert-AMG ! I’d love to have one model in that ratio also ::love:: I’d still probably choose a Toyota 2000GT :cool:
     
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  8. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Jan 6, 2021

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    My favourite Toyota in front a Land Rover, both in 1:43 scale.

    Earlier I had collected endurance racing cars of the late sixties. Not so much
    detailed dürfte to 1:43. But at that time they were toys instead of collectors items.
     
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  9. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jan 6, 2021

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    RC Cars! That's a whole category in itself, I've built so many over the years. Here's a few...

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    I even have @Albert-AMG 's favorite! :D
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  10. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Jan 6, 2021

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    ::love::
    More pics, please! :)
    Which scale is it? And which manufacturer?
     
  11. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 6, 2021

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    I nearly bought that silver 911 instead of the Lancia, but I wanted something 4WD and a little more ground clearance. Have built others in the past, notably Subaru Imprezza rally, Calsonic Skyline, and a couple of the buggy style Tamiyas.

    To be honest, I find all the fun in the building. Don't enjoy putting on the decals which despite good intentions I always manage to mess up, and then actually racing them, although fun, they tend to sit on a shelf more. :)
     
  12. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jan 6, 2021

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    Tamiya 1/10 RC. (All my RC cars are 1/10th scale.)
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  13. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jan 6, 2021

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    Same for me. Except I enjoy detailing the bodies more than building the chassis. I have many different bodies which I've bought separately from the kits.
     
  14. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Jan 6, 2021

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    ::love:: ::love:: ::love::
    Thanks!! :) :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Yago

    Yago Jan 6, 2021

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    Love this thread! You guys have amazing stuff! I'm not a model car builder but I have a small stash of miniature cars.
    waiting for the new Minichamps 911 that should have come out in november.

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  16. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jan 6, 2021

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    Displayed are the more famous “Fujiwara’s” AE86s, in 3 stage development ;) Initial D all by AutoArt 1:18 :thumbsup:
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    Takumi Fujiwara, a teenage boy who delivered TOFU through the Mt. Akina mountain pass, turned street racer-drifter, using his panda Toyota Corolla AE86 Sprinter Trueno ::popcorn::
    (Legends, Project D, Final Version)
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  17. whitecap

    whitecap Jan 10, 2021

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    As Mspeedster I have built so many as a kid, and I have started again, most of them Motorcycles:

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    My next project is on my desk,
    in pale blue with red leather
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  18. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jan 10, 2021

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    I have that drift dvd somewhere, need to dig it out again.
     
  19. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jan 10, 2021

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    I'm also a big fan of AutoArt. Have you gotten your Civic Type-R model yet?
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  20. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jan 10, 2021

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    Yes sir! Really nice quality and finish :thumbsup:

    Just on the spot phone pix together with a souped-up version of the 86. The JDM only TRD 14R-60 86 ;) 1AE7458B-562B-4A34-900C-3778670E4D9A.jpeg 07CCA431-2895-417D-9C75-150EF441E583.jpeg 187A8FBF-8C99-47E3-8509-42CBB6177855.jpeg 40242705-A864-49F4-A66A-BE56EF8F38AF.jpeg C689F928-0EE8-463D-8056-9FB0A9290D52.jpeg