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well, today i got a wake-up call from the model shop
a small package that i had been waiting for had arrived, so ofcourse i had to drive over there, in the rain, to pick it up :D

and oh my, she does look wonderfull

especially lined up with her sisters
 

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That's a beautiful looking model Dirk - who's it made by?
 

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Little package...suuuuurrrre. :wink:

Very nice looking with her sisters indeed. Now you need a 1/12 288 GTO. :green:
 

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euhm, yes, well,
this is actually the biggest box i have in 1/12 :eek:

and i know, it's a disaster :cry:
nobody has a 1/12 288 GTO (yet?)
 

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I have read in some places that the build quality is somewhat poor on the Enzo, with fragile pieces and it having quite a light mass due to its plastic construction. Any problems with your windscreen?

Looks good form the pictures you took though, but I've been convinced that I'm not going to pay ~$600 for a plastic model and will wait for the 1/10 Exoto.
 

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yes it is incredibly light
especially if you just had picked up the F40 & F50 or even my GMP GT40

and no, i don't have any problems with mine, i also heard from somebody else who had scratches on his one, and that's how it came out of the box, i aslo had some sort of protective clear tape over the windshield to protect it against scratches and cracks

and well
the Exoto will be even more, and this is my 5th 1/12, so placing 1 1/10 in there just won't look good
 

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[and this is my 5th 1/12]

I only see three!!! :green:
what other 1/12's?
I also read that it's a pity that an expensive model like yours is no metal one, but sure looks good in your pics.
Jurgen
 

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she's great isn't she
and the box sure looks good, but it's HUGE
you got them all 3 aswell now right?
 

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Dj Dirk said:
she's great isn't she
and the box sure looks good, but it's HUGE
you got them all 3 aswell now right?
Yes I have the complete collection and I'm really thrilled!!! They're so beautiful, aren't they. I was smart I ordered at both Melbourne and KL. When KL told me they can't get one in red, I quickly asked my son to pay deposit on a red Enzo immediately. And I was lucky that I was ahead in the que and got my red.

Yes the box is huge. Now I have to carry it back to KL when I go home. I already have in mind the place I'm going to put these beauties! :D

Are you going to put glass/perspex cases for them Dirk? I'm thinking of it because once the dust sets on them, it's very difficult to clean. Just a thought.
 

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i have 1 such glas case you mean, the one that can only hold 1 car right?
there was one delivered with my AutoArt Merc CLK GTR
you can get those very cheap, also GMP carrry's them for their 1/12's but they offer them with wooden base while AA offers them with plastic black base
GMP cases: http://www.gmpdiecast.com/products/detail/1232/cat/Displays/detail.html
AA cases: http://www.aa-collection.com/cgi-bin/autoartshopping/90011.html this is the one i have, came with that car :wink:

but i keep all my models in a big vitrine cabinet, wich is pretty dust free, i do have to clean it about 2 times a year, during the winter i'm going to get a 2nd cabinet, since this one is FULL!!!
i can take some pics of it if you want
 

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Dj Dirk said:
i have 1 such glas case you mean, the one that can only hold 1 car right?
there was one delivered with my AutoArt Merc CLK GTR
you can get those very cheap, also GMP carrry's them for their 1/12's but they offer them with wooden base while AA offers them with plastic black base
GMP cases: http://www.gmpdiecast.com/products/detail/1232/cat/Displays/detail.html
AA cases: http://www.aa-collection.com/cgi-bin/autoartshopping/90011.html this is the one i have, came with that car :wink:

but i keep all my models in a big vitrine cabinet, wich is pretty dust free, i do have to clean it about 2 times a year, during the winter i'm going to get a 2nd cabinet, since this one is FULL!!!
i can take some pics of it if you want
Yes some photos would be a great help. Thanks.
 

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ok here goes, well since that room got repainted recently, everything is still a bit of a mess, normally the top part of that cabinet is a light box wich hold 4 TL lights, but the power cords aren't in place at the moment so no light on, altough it really looks good when it's one
the very bottom of the cabinet looks closed but is actually the space where i store the boxes of the cars
for the rest the entire backwall is mirror for better light reflection and that way the cabinet looks bigger, and there's also a mirror on the bottom shelf, else that would have been a white plate wich didn't looked that good

normally the Merc stands in it's single case of wich i gave the link before.
and the GT40 will go in the new cabinet when i finally go get it
the fun part about those single cases is you could place one on your office desk and it is dust free
with the 1/12's it looks amazing having them placed seperatly, but for the Ferrari's it just looks so great having them lined-up and well the 1/43's just look better together
 

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Brilliant Dirk. I just love your show case. You put a lot of thought into the design.

I stopped collecting 1:43 long ago and went for the big series. So I have to plan a bit different like putting single showcases all over the room, off the wall. I doing a full renovation of my house soon and I've sat down with the architect of what I want. Hope it comes out nice. I also have 4 (going to 5) of the 1:8 Ferrari F1 cars by Amalgam. They're really huge and comes with individual base and perspex cover. Had to really plan where to put those. I was thinking of vertical slotted rails like those in the shops where they can mount shelves and alter them as and when they want. That should allow a lot of flexability in my arrangement of the big units. For that reason, I shall also build baseswith glass cover for the 1:12 models.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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well, i preffer 1/43 over 1/18, there's a lot more available in there and it takes up less space :wink: i actually started in 1/18 but then made the switch when i was around 11 or so to 1/43

i've also seen some interesting cases/shelfs from Ikea that make a perfect fit for 1 1/18 model per shelf

but it sure sounds interesting to what you are planning for your house, make sure that you post some pics when it's done, would love to see it

and also post some of those Amalgam cars, would love to see them, i don't think i've seen pics of them before
 

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Ay Dirk! Awesome case. It looks great. You've got a pretty nice collection of those 1/43s. Thanks for shairng your pics.

Noordin, I'd love to see some pics of your Amalgam models. Those things are works of art!
 

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I saw the Enzo lying in it's box. It had 2 disadvantages:
1: The price
2: The size, I do not have any space to place it properly :p
 
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