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Hoondavan
Hoondavan Reader
5/29/20 12:32 p.m.

In reply to chandler :

This is pretty cool.

My son gave me this one for my birthday.  I wasn't thrilled when I saw the price on Amazon...but this matches my 190e 2.6 16v Cosworth car...so I'm glad to have it.

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
5/29/20 1:30 p.m.

Nice find!

Man, the more expensive 1/64 stuff is a slippery slope.  It's easy to justify collecting these cars at a buck a piece, but this one's $25 and it's the tip of the iceberg of similar models I'd like:

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/29/20 1:44 p.m.

In reply to nderwater :

Is that a Sparky?

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
5/29/20 2:05 p.m.

"Spark" -- the ad didn't show any packaging, but I'm assuming it's another MiniMax model.

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
5/29/20 2:30 p.m.

From what I can tell the Sparky diecasts are the "low rent" versions of the resin Spark cars.

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/29/20 4:30 p.m.
Aaron_King said:

From what I can tell the Sparky diecasts are the "low rent" versions of the resin Spark cars.

You mean there might be an even better version of my Mazda 787B?!? surprise

slantvaliant (Forum Supporter)
slantvaliant (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
5/31/20 11:17 a.m.

Found the Matchbox Top Gun sets, and got one of these:  Aston-Martin DBR1

I'd like the lighter shade of British Racing Green, but this is one cool car.  RHD, nice details.  I may get a really fine chrome pen and some red and black paint and do a little more on it.  

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/31/20 11:20 a.m.

In reply to slantvaliant (Forum Supporter) :

Totally! I've been detailing all of my cars and really enjoying how they turn out.

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
6/1/20 9:47 a.m.

In reply to slantvaliant (Forum Supporter) :

I am going to have to try and find one of those.

slantvaliant (Forum Supporter)
slantvaliant (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
6/1/20 10:44 a.m.

In reply to Aaron_King :

I almost walked past it.  Then something about the BRG and the number jumped out at me.

Here's what the 5-pack looks like:

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
6/1/20 11:04 a.m.

Awesome find!  I wouldn't have noticed the Aston hidden at the top.

I can't believe they's ship a licensed "Top Gun" set with such a crummy model plane. I've had a similar crappy F-14 (-ish? -inspired?) Hot Wheels plane for at least 30 years--it's wild to see that casting still exists. 

Carbon (Forum Supporter)
Carbon (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
6/1/20 11:49 a.m.

I got a cool alfa giulia sprint gta the other day. Pretty good detail, rubber tires. 

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
6/2/20 9:07 a.m.

In reply to Carbon (Forum Supporter) :

That is one of my favorite castings.

The ony thing I can say about this is WOW:

 

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
6/2/20 11:40 a.m.

WHAT!  I can't believe that much detail could be crammed into a car so small.

Dieselboss15
Dieselboss15 New Reader
6/2/20 11:45 a.m.

i have the following.

nissan fairlady z

nissan skyline gtr

honda s2000

mazda rx-7

2009 gtr (r35)

if i can get some pics i will post them.

EDIT: those are just my jdm cars. have others. pics coming soon

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise SuperDork
6/2/20 11:47 a.m.
Dieselboss15 said:

 

mazda rx-7

 

FD?

Dieselboss15
Dieselboss15 New Reader
6/2/20 11:50 a.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

WDYM?

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
6/2/20 12:03 p.m.

In reply to Dieselboss15 :

Three were three generations of Mazda RX-7 sold in the US with the following chassis codes and model years: SA (1979-1985), FC (1986-1991), and FD (1992-1995).  My personal favorite is the FD.

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/2/20 12:22 p.m.

What are folks using for displays?  I see a few cases on Amazon and whatnot, but the idea of spending as much per car on the case as I did for the cars bugs me for some reason.  So before I go buy wood to build something on my own, I was wondering if anyone has found cheaper options.

Also for debate: in or out of the blister pack?  Personally, I lean towards the former since my inner 10 year old wants to play with each car for a few minutes.  Plus, cars in the blister packs are a little more of a PITA to store/display. 

Dieselboss15
Dieselboss15 New Reader
6/2/20 12:27 p.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

sorry for the terrible quality pic

computer camera

Dieselboss15
Dieselboss15 New Reader
6/2/20 12:30 p.m.
Dieselboss15 said:

i have the following.

nissan fairlady z

nissan skyline gtr

honda s2000

mazda rx-7

2009 gtr (r35)

pics coming soon

sorry the pics are such terrible quality. it was taken with a computer camera

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
6/2/20 12:51 p.m.

Nice!  I've never seen that Skyline police car.

Dieselboss15
Dieselboss15 New Reader
6/2/20 1:07 p.m.

i got it from dollar general

Indy "Nub" Guy
Indy "Nub" Guy PowerDork
6/5/20 8:55 p.m.

Grabbed this tonight.  The detail and wheels are nice:

barefootskater
barefootskater SuperDork
6/5/20 9:44 p.m.

In reply to Indy "Nub" Guy :

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