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Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/7/16 5:14 p.m.

Oh, Dayamh! An RX3!

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
6/7/16 5:41 p.m.
chandlerGTi wrote: Car Culture Mix A arrived, figured I would share pics.  photo EAA7DC34-5042-4A9D-B9B0-42C5E49F5F1B_zpsqnqjrgth.jpg  photo 7D80247F-70B0-4152-8D91-5A25896EB124_zpse34wvqid.jpg  photo 0776BAA7-B6A3-43BF-B742-AB0B2336D55A_zpslmmk4o3j.jpg What a great mix of cars!

Oh my, I must get that RX-3...

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi UberDork
7/8/16 4:42 a.m.

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Oh happy day!

Spitsix
Spitsix HalfDork
7/17/16 8:32 p.m.

Triumph Spitfire HO slot car.

stroker
stroker SuperDork
7/17/16 9:34 p.m.

In reply to Spitsix:

I have never, ever even HEARD of that, let alone seen a T-Jet Spitfire...

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
7/17/16 11:03 p.m.
stroker wrote: In reply to Spitsix: I have never, ever even HEARD of that, let alone seen a T-Jet Spitfire...

It's a modern resin casting, don't get too excited. There's 3-4 big producers of things like that. I have a 59 Buick Electra T-Jet from one of them for example, it's sweet.

Spitsix
Spitsix HalfDork
7/17/16 11:17 p.m.
Jerry
Jerry UltraDork
8/22/16 6:13 a.m.

Most of yesterday's haul from the Hot Wheels show at Hara Arena in Dayton. 2 Lamborghini from Gran Turismo, new Fiat 500 Euro collection (finally), new MX-5, 2 custom painted by Rip City Cuztoms, and that old Gremlin just because. Not to mention that big Porsche back there.

(Not pictured: Opel Kadette/ Vauxhall Astra GTE and a Pontiac Fiero from 1983 still in the packaging.)

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
8/22/16 8:22 a.m.

That's a great ND MX-5 model -- aside from the enormous wing. I wonder how much work it would be to remove & repaint?

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi UberDork
9/12/16 10:24 a.m.

Found this well played with Playart Toyota Crown MKII at a junk shop; $3 for five crappy cars but I really wanted this one.

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Pulled it apart to clean it up; Windows disentegated unfortunately but I went ahead. Tried a couple styles of wheels but settled in the Advan style from Japanese Nostalgic RX2.

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Stripped the paint off and cleaned up a couple body lines.

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It's assembled a bit differently than a hot wheels but I shot the grill and rear panel in "chrome". Then painted the body in a smooth dark red.

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Looks brighter there^ but it's darker. Assembled loosely to check figment with the axles raised and it's spot on! Once the paint cures I'll stripe it, detail it and screw it together.

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Not shabby!

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
9/12/16 10:27 a.m.

Nice job! Did that car have a screw-on chassis? If not, how hard was it to reattach?

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi UberDork
9/12/16 10:30 a.m.

It was riveted, I'll have to figure out the screws. Probably 4-40 maybe smaller

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
9/12/16 11:12 a.m.

Awesome work on the Crown! You can make new windows out of the clear plastic bubble from a modern Hot Wheels package

JtspellS
JtspellS SuperDork
10/9/16 8:25 p.m.

So we finally have had time to unpack and I was wondering how many we had so far, apparently 227 so far over the past 2.5 years I've been with my GF, good hobby IMHO.

stroker
stroker SuperDork
10/9/16 9:36 p.m.

In reply to JtspellS:

You mean until you get hit by a truck and she gives them away because they can't possibly be worth anything....

JtspellS
JtspellS SuperDork
10/9/16 9:44 p.m.

In reply to stroker:

See the silly thing is she has bought close to 1/2 of them and she constantly checks prices between Ebay and reddit to see where we are at price wise.

Sometimes we just get lucky with SWMBO.

stroker
stroker SuperDork
10/9/16 10:34 p.m.
Sometimes we just get lucky with SWMBO.

I guess!

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi UberDork
10/10/16 5:30 a.m.

I told my wife if I die to give them to my brothers; both collect on a smaller scale and would know what to do with them....sorta lol

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi UberDork
10/19/16 2:46 p.m.

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nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
10/19/16 3:05 p.m.

How do you find these?! I've never seen any of those in stores.

(I'm sure you've answered this already, but this thread is 64 pages long now)

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi UberDork
10/19/16 3:08 p.m.

Found those at Walmart but I have a subscription to the Car Culture cases so I get a case of each mix. Also, I hit about six stores a day right now.

Edit: those MB skylines are pretty rare, 1 in a 64 count case. I've found three.... there are two variations one with carbs and harnesses and one without. You can't see without drilling the car and it doesn't have an opening hood so we are hoping for some sort of premium version coming soon!

failboat
failboat UberDork
10/30/16 6:48 a.m.

Did this custom for my brother in law who has a blue 67 coupe.

Now he can give back the stock one that I gave to his son! haha.

Rusted_Busted_Spit
Rusted_Busted_Spit UberDork
10/30/16 7:57 a.m.

I found the Chevy Track Day at a Meijer but that is the only one so far.

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi UberDork
11/10/16 8:15 p.m.

Probably a flea market, toy show opportunity...

I'm trying to complete my Dodge A100 1:50 scale collection and this thing popped up on one of my searchs. If you come across one please keep me in mind, as far as I can tell I'm the only person still trying to track them down (ever since 2008).

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Lancer007
Lancer007 Dork
11/14/16 6:46 a.m.

I haven't had much time the past 6 months to hunt or even post here but I got out last week and checked a couple places. Found some JDM goodness.

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