Automotive Scale Models: Show Off Yours!


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My passion for cars is a childhood affair, I remember my dad taking me to those 'special toy shops' around 1992-1993, in Sion Mumbai, which apparently sold those "Imported" Scale metal cars, and when I am saying scale they were not the small hot wheel types but good enough big scale models, have a few of them in family childhood pics, unfortunately unable to source them now.

My childhood had interest in only 2 types of toys, one being the metal cars and other Lego blocks, I was a pro at making lego house models at the age of 5! No wonder I went ahead to pursue architecture as a career.
And for Cars! The craze just went on increasing with age and time.
Recently bought some scale models-

They are:
Hindustan Motors Ambassador,
Toyota F J Cruiser,
Mercedes G Wagon.

Ambassador by Centi toys, 1:32scale, material plastic. Fair amount of detailing and right proportions, did a few cosmetic updated on it, colored the interior black, gave a black beading feel to the windshield and rear glass panel. Wanted a black one got a yellow, thot of returning it but then it grew upon me so kept it. Although material is plastic the car is sturdy and durable and a looker.
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F J Cruiser by Kinsmart, it is a 1:36 diecast model, excellent detailing on the interiors and exteriors, I always like this car in blue and got the blue model luckily.
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Mercedes G Wagon
It is a diecast model, the package says 1:32, order website said 1:36 but i doubt it is 1:40 as if it was 1:36 it should have been of a similar size to the FJ Cruiser. Had ordered the white one and got the same. Thot of returning it but then at the price i got the model its really vfm so kept it with myself.
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Now some group pics! These three cars side by side will give out the understanding of scale and proportion.
Enjoy the pics, sorry for poor quality at some places as the picture is taken from my mobile camera.
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And here are the lookers!
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Bought them at a stealaway price from Amazon.
I am now looking forward to acquire 6 more classics
 
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In addition to these beauties
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My collection of scale models have increased from a humble 3 cars to 13 cars, and I am adding atleast one car every month, my family is literally pissed of now, with this reobsession of mine.
Following are my new collections;-

Centy Tata Truck:- This is a full plastic but highly detailed model from Centy, infact the overbody has been fixed on a Centy Tata Tipper/dumper Chassis. I think thos model is approximately 1:40 scale
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1965 Shelby Cobra:- this is a very good build quality model 1:36 scale, made by Kinsmart.
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1955 Chevrolet Nomad:- this is a 1:40 scale model with highly detailed interiors and a liasenced one, by Kinsmart
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1955 Chevrolet Stepside;- 1:40 beautiful scale model pickup truck. Was made popular through a lot of movies. Made by Kinsmart.
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Volkswagen T1 Transporter:- this is my hearthrob, immensely beautiful matte black 1:36 scale model by RMZ, unlike the ones made by Kinsmart this one has double doors on the side.
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Mercedes SL 300 gullwing:- a classic coupe, by mercedes, can you imagine design prowress 7 decades ago! 1:40 Model by kinsmart.
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1957 Chevrolet Corvette:- high quality interior detailing and that snow white exterior is droolworthy, 1:40 scale by Kinsmart.
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1953 Cadillac series 62 coupe:- another classic in white, 1:42scale liasenced by kinsmart. Cars then had a sculpturous quality, we miss it today.
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Lamborghini Avventador:- super sports car with a cult of its own, scale 1:40 by Kinsmart. Love the way the doors have been executed.
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2 door US Army Jeep Wrangler:- The dude amongst them all! 1:36 scale model by Kinsmart
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Apart from Centy Tata Truck all models are in Metal.
 

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My collection of scale models have increased from a humble 3 cars to 13 cars, and I am adding atleast one car every month, my family is literally pissed of now, with this reobsession of mine.

Apart from Centy Tata Truck all models are in Metal.
Lovely collection [thumbsup]
 
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My collection of scale models have increased from a humble 3 cars to 13 cars, and I am adding atleast one car every month, my family is literally pissed of now, with this reobsession of mine.
Following are my new collections;-

Centy Tata Truck:- This is a full plastic but highly detailed model from Centy, infact the overbody has been fixed on a Centy Tata Tipper/dumper Chassis. I think thos model is approximately 1:40 scale
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1965 Shelby Cobra:- this is a very good build quality model 1:36 scale, made by Kinsmart.
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1955 Chevrolet Nomad:- this is a 1:40 scale model with highly detailed interiors and a liasenced one, by Kinsmart
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1955 Chevrolet Stepside;- 1:40 beautiful scale model pickup truck. Was made popular through a lot of movies. Made by Kinsmart.
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Volkswagen T1 Transporter:- this is my hearthrob, immensely beautiful matte black 1:36 scale model by RMZ, unlike the ones made by Kinsmart this one has double doors on the side.
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Mercedes SL 300 gullwing:- a classic coupe, by mercedes, can you imagine design prowress 7 decades ago! 1:40 Model by kinsmart.
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1957 Chevrolet Corvette:- high quality interior detailing and that snow white exterior is droolworthy, 1:40 scale by Kinsmart.
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1953 Cadillac series 62 coupe:- another classic in white, 1:42scale liasenced by kinsmart. Cars then had a sculpturous quality, we miss it today.
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Lamborghini Avventador:- super sports car with a cult of its own, scale 1:40 by Kinsmart. Love the way the doors have been executed.
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2 door US Army Jeep Wrangler:- The dude amongst them all! 1:36 scale model by Kinsmart
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Apart from Centy Tata Truck all models are in Metal.
[cheers]
Started collection with Centy Toys. First one was an Esteem and a Gyspy bought by dad after seeing an ad in 1990s for retail sellers by the distributor. Made him so mad that he had to go the dealer and convince them to retail two pieces. [evil] Later models didn't have such perfection or quality except a few. They were like exact 1:64 models. Then in the start 2000s bigger models became available and bought one a month with tight pocket money. Had Indica, Sierra, Honda first gen City, Mahindra Classic, Sumo, Gypsy, Ashok Leyland Cargo, W124, etc. When turned to Hotwheels, ditched them as such, which now regretting of [cry]
 
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I currently only have this BMW M3 Coupe car -
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I really want to have one for Tigor and Nexon (both of the 1st gen). Looks like they haven't made it available.
M3 model looks classy!

No they havent bought in the Tigor and Nexon scale models even I want one Nexon, Tigor and a good detailed Sumo scale model, even though there were zest, bolt and aria scale models available some time back.
 
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