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    Default The Die Cast car thread

    There's been a little interest in these so I thought I'd start a dedicated thread.

    First up, I bought myself a little christmas pressie.

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    This 1/43 scale Fuego is made by Minichamps and the detail is amazing, even the undercarriage is detailed, but it's not cheap. It can be found on the net for between $50 to $60!
    I'll have to pull it apart and paint the dash black to match what my real one looked like.






    This 1/43 scale Megane was found in BigW for only $2! You can't even get a Matchbox or Hotwheels for that price!


    Cheers Renomad

    "Today's mighty oak, is just yesterdays nut that held it's ground"

    Current frogs, Dad's R19 & Dad's Scenic.

    Past frogs, R12 Wagon X2, R12GL, Fuego X2, R10 X2, R8 X.5!


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    Oh man I should get picks of all my fathers ones! He had hundreds ( we just found another box full) Sadly we have to sell them as we have no room to keep them and it would be a shame to throw them away or give to kids

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    Any Renault 20 ones please let me know.
    Michael
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    81 Sno White R20TS S1
    72 Flame Orange r12 GL sedan
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    74 Ghost Gum r12 wagon

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    I have a nice CX in Vert Papyrus

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    Quote Originally Posted by compns8 View Post
    Oh man I should get picks of all my fathers ones! He had hundreds ( we just found another box full) Sadly we have to sell them as we have no room to keep them and it would be a shame to throw them away or give to kids
    It can be a fickel market, I sold about 300 of my about a year ago.
    Some that I though would sell easily, didn't or went for a low price and other's that I thought I had no hope of selling, the price went through the roof.
    Then there were others that met my expectations!
    Cheers Renomad

    "Today's mighty oak, is just yesterdays nut that held it's ground"

    Current frogs, Dad's R19 & Dad's Scenic.

    Past frogs, R12 Wagon X2, R12GL, Fuego X2, R10 X2, R8 X.5!


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    Quote Originally Posted by viragewagonman View Post
    Any Renault 20 ones please let me know.
    For frogs of any kind, Solido, Norev and Eligor are the brands you need to look for.

    A quick search of the net came up with a few R20s.

    I used to have one of these, but in gold. I can't remember if I sold it or gave it to my dad.


    Amazon Marketplace currently has this one for $20, it's a beauty!
    Cheers Renomad

    "Today's mighty oak, is just yesterdays nut that held it's ground"

    Current frogs, Dad's R19 & Dad's Scenic.

    Past frogs, R12 Wagon X2, R12GL, Fuego X2, R10 X2, R8 X.5!


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    Default Die Casts...

    Quote Originally Posted by compns8 View Post
    Oh man I should get picks of all my fathers ones! He had hundreds ( we just found another box full) Sadly we have to sell them as we have no room to keep them and it would be a shame to throw them away or give to kids

    compns8,
    I feel we have been through this BC of 2010.
    Can it be such a big problem to store these models for a short time ie in sturdy cardboard boxes covered with a plastic tarp, in a dry garden shed or garage?

    Sell them by all means, itemise them in make/year to get a good price. Set up a stall at your local market to sell off the cheaper 'toys'. Sort out the better ones and bring them along to Car shows or the bigger autojumbles, oops sorry, not allowed to call them that any more. There are two or three held in Perth throughout the year.

    You could contact Peter Olsen at the SIVA and Peugeot Club WA.
    For your gods sake don't throw them away or worse give them to kids.

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    Here are mine. They're all 1:18.

    With the exception of the Merc, they are all the same colours as the actual cars in my garage (two have been sold since this pic was taken).

    The DS is a Norev and started life in Beige Tholonet. I pulled it apart and resprayed it with paint supplied by my local automotive paint shop. Unfortunately, the windows in the DS have gone cloudy. They're heat affected from having sat on my window ledge.

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    Hey Renomad
    If you were to threaten to give Dave Cavanagh a kiss and a cuddle he might run his camera around the two or three show cases of models that he has.
    Those people that say I know - generally don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyracer View Post
    Here are mine. They're all 1:18.

    With the exception of the Merc, they are all the same colours as the actual cars in my garage (two have been sold since this pic was taken).

    The DS is a Norev and started life in Beige Tholonet. I pulled it apart and resprayed it with paint supplied by my local automotive paint shop. Unfortunately, the windows in the DS have gone cloudy. They're heat affected from having sat on my window ledge.
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    Thanks for the tip Ron, I'll give it a shot.
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeest View Post
    ........... or the bigger autojumbles, oops sorry, not allowed to call them that any more. :
    Why?



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    Started out with nothing, still got most of it left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catshamlet View Post
    Why?



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    Mike,
    Some years back the "elders" of our local vintage car organisation thought it wise / clever /selfish to register the name "Autojumble" as their own.
    Their reason being that other organisations were advertising their events as Autojumbles and it was felt it would cut into their money making shows.

    I can hear you saying WTFook! The name Autojumble is generic like hoover is to vacuum cleaner.
    I tried to put this argument over to some of their club members but to no avail. "We don't want to hear your story".

    So there you go. Mrs 'beest loves your cat by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Boulton View Post
    Hey Renomad
    If you were to threaten to give Dave Cavanagh a kiss and a cuddle he might run his camera around the two or three show cases of models that he has.
    I'm not one to brag, but.......mine's BIGGER!
    I have 5 cabinets!
    Cheers Renomad

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    Current frogs, Dad's R19 & Dad's Scenic.

    Past frogs, R12 Wagon X2, R12GL, Fuego X2, R10 X2, R8 X.5!


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    Default No, it isn't mine.

    Started out with nothing, still got most of it left.

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    Had a look at the Diecast Model Shop in Everton Park recently, they only had one Citroen model, a Traction Avant in stock. I pointed out to the owner that Citroen had won the WRC for the last seven years and asked why he had no C4 or Xsara models but he had plenty of Ford Focus WRC models. He told me that nobody was interested in Citroens and told me I could order Citroen WRC model for approx $80.00.

    I then went across the road to look at a Bargain Shop and found a Sebastian Loeb C4 WRC for $15.00.

    Was also at the Fortitude Valley Cash Converters recently and saw a collection of Group B rally cars selling for $5.00 each which included a Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 and Renault 5 Turbo. Alas no Citroen BX 4TC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renomad View Post
    I'm not one to brag, but.......mine's BIGGER!
    I have 5 cabinets!
    Righto, show and tell time - (behind the shelter sheds at play time). Oops that might be a bit too blokey for our lady members.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemi Metal View Post
    Had a look at the Diecast Model Shop in Everton Park recently, they only had one Citroen model, a Traction Avant in stock. I pointed out to the owner that Citroen had won the WRC for the last seven years and asked why he had no C4 or Xsara models but he had plenty of Ford Focus WRC models. He told me that nobody was interested in Citroens and told me I could order Citroen WRC model for approx $80.00.

    I then went across the road to look at a Bargain Shop and found a Sebastian Loeb C4 WRC for $15.00.

    Was also at the Fortitude Valley Cash Converters recently and saw a collection of Group B rally cars selling for $5.00 each which included a Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 and Renault 5 Turbo. Alas no Citroen BX 4TC.

    So in other words he assumed no one was interested in Citroen's!!!
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    81 Sno White R20TS S1
    72 Flame Orange r12 GL sedan
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    Quote Originally Posted by catshamlet View Post
    I sense a theme to this dudes collection, but I just can't put my finger on it!
    Cheers Renomad

    "Today's mighty oak, is just yesterdays nut that held it's ground"

    Current frogs, Dad's R19 & Dad's Scenic.

    Past frogs, R12 Wagon X2, R12GL, Fuego X2, R10 X2, R8 X.5!


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    Micheal, you'll find that our local shops will sell what can be sold, Holdens and Fords would walk out of the shops!
    There is not a big following of frog in oz, so there for are a little thin on the ground, the internet is the best bet for us frog followers.
    Either that or go to France, every shop there has miniture frogs.
    When I was in England, I walked into a rather large hobbie shop and found they only stocked pommie classics, such as Anglias and Austins, etc.
    Cheers Renomad

    "Today's mighty oak, is just yesterdays nut that held it's ground"

    Current frogs, Dad's R19 & Dad's Scenic.

    Past frogs, R12 Wagon X2, R12GL, Fuego X2, R10 X2, R8 X.5!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Boulton View Post
    Righto, show and tell time - (behind the shelter sheds at play time). Oops that might be a bit too blokey for our lady members.
    You're on, Ron! Behind the sheds after school! (The last time I was behind sheds was some 35 years ago!)

    OK, you ask for it!

    Cabinet 1, has cars I've owned or dream of owning, plus muscle cars, hotrods, customs, lead sleds, choppers and motorbikes.


    Cabinet 2, has models I've built, Aussie touring cars, Aussie cars and American GM cars.


    Cabinet 3, has models I've built, Jap cars, American Fords, Euro Fords, Fiats, Italian exotics and 4x4.


    Cabinet 4, has models I've built, Frogs and German cars.


    Cabinet 5, has vehicles and charaters that have appear in movies.


    A closer look at my favs.


    Renault competiton vehicles.


    Renault range.


    Renault mixure.


    Renault Commericals.


    Peugeots and Citroens.
    Cheers Renomad

    "Today's mighty oak, is just yesterdays nut that held it's ground"

    Current frogs, Dad's R19 & Dad's Scenic.

    Past frogs, R12 Wagon X2, R12GL, Fuego X2, R10 X2, R8 X.5!


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    Rene,

    Have you been to the model shop in Sutherland? They have some fairly decent stock - picked up a 406 Touring car there the other day in 1:43 scale. They did have some other French stuff on offer as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by STALLED View Post
    Rene,

    Have you been to the model shop in Sutherland? They have some fairly decent stock - picked up a 406 Touring car there the other day in 1:43 scale. They did have some other French stuff on offer as well
    Is that the one across the road from the railway station? If so, then yes, but it was a few years ago!
    I too have a 406 touring car, it's the green and gold Esso one driven by Patrick Watts in the BTCC.
    Cheers Renomad

    "Today's mighty oak, is just yesterdays nut that held it's ground"

    Current frogs, Dad's R19 & Dad's Scenic.

    Past frogs, R12 Wagon X2, R12GL, Fuego X2, R10 X2, R8 X.5!


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    Yeah thats the one - next to the Commonwealth Bank and Chicken Shop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by STALLED View Post
    Yeah thats the one - next to the Commonwealth Bank and Chicken Shop!
    Hold on- I know things are a bit different in Oz, but I didn't know you could buy chicken at a bank.
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