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My big scale collection

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:35 pm
by cmr1991
Hi all

Just a quick post to “ show off” my expanding 1/8 collection

Currently I have the following :
1/8 LAferrari with upgrades black wheels and parts by Hachette, complete with all 105 Japanese magazines base and binders.
1/8 laferrari by Italian centuraia (spelling in the name)
1/8 GTR complete with all Japanese mags, base and Perspex show case, also has the canvas cover.
1/8 GTR with no mags.
1/8 gtr complete kit all Japanese mags, still in kit form. Brand new in packaging.
1/8 DB5 complete with everything except the base
1/8 db5 in part form I plan on building and gold plating.
1/8 mp4/4 complete with all mags.
1/8 mp4/4 complete but engine isn’t completed.
1/8 Lamborghini countach, complete
1/8 Nissan 240z fairlady
1/8 MP4/23 complete
1/8 mp4/23 build upto issue 75. Needs finishing!
1/8 Ford Mustang damaged needs rebuilding.
1/8 pocher Black Rivarossi Porsche carrera.
1/8 entex Porsche carrera rsr turbo in kit form
1/8 eidai grip Porsche carrera rsr turbo in kit form.
1/6 batmobile by sideshow/hot toys.

Incoming is a 1/8 Mercedes SL from Germany, complete with all German mags
1/1 Senna helmet (replica)
1/8 hachette laferrari in kit form - will be built by painted black or a fancy colour.

This is my complete big scale collection, it changes weekly as I trade to get rarer and more complete sets in,
.... I’ve only been collecting big scale since Feb this year?

Please do enjoy the photos :)

Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:36 pm
by cmr1991
Anyone know how the heck I upload photos from my phone?!?

Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:16 pm
by number1
Wow, that's some collection! Can you upload your pics to flickr or simular site and then download to the forum?

Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:38 pm
by cmr1991
Here is one picture that I have just taken.

Please excuse the room and decor, it is my model room that I had to set up this weekend because my other half is apparently sick of my "sh*t" all over the house :laughing-rolling: Although, Every week she will "allow me" to put one of them in display in my main room on my little spinning mirror plate thing :laughing-rolling:

A small selection of my models all 1/8 scale, a few Db5s there for modification, if you spot anything you want more pics of, please let me know and I can take some for you. hopefully next weekend I can redecorate the room and set up shelving on the opposite side of the room too, then add my modeling desk, and sort the parts out!

I am struggling to get the full image to fit as a forum post, so link is here :
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=vfec88&s=9#.Wx1hii_MyCQ

Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:28 pm
by royjess
cmr1991 wrote:I am struggling to get the full image to fit as a forum post, so link is here :
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=vfec88&s=9#.Wx1hii_MyCQ


You will need to resize your pics before posting them. Some hosting sites allow's you to resize the on their own sites

Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:50 am
by casper
really nice collection :) and those shelves look great. nice and strong

Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:14 pm
by cmr1991
Thanks,
When I have set up the other shelves and redecorated the room I will add the rest of my collection.

I plan on building a “fake frame” around the front of the shelving unit in wood with removable Perspex fronts.
Paint or mirror the bottom of each shelf and attach some LEDS on the hidden topside

Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:26 pm
by cmr1991
I've moved some of my favourite models into a new little section,
If you want anymore pictures, please do ask

1:8 Mercedes w186 by Javan Smith
1:8 Ferrari -
1:8 Ferrari f300 by Pauls Model Arts
1:8 Pocher Alfa 82
1:8 Mercedes Lewis Hamilton
1:8 Marushin Porsche Carrera 1973 Engine.
ANOTHER 1:8 Marushin Porsche Carrera 1973 Engine
ANNND Another 1:8 Marushin Porsche Carrera 1973 Engine - Part assembled.
1/6 Harley Davidson Marushin Panhead Engine
P.S Sorry about the picture, I cant find a suitable photo uploader that actually works correctly with this forum :angry-banghead:
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Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:28 pm
by cmr1991
Also... as this is about BIG SCALE, I have a 1/5 Ferrari 250 GTO, Original prototype... as it was a prototype it needs work, its currently on its way to the EU to be turned into a full flung replica, NOT just a kerbside :naughty:

Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:22 pm
by wingnut2
Hi, you have some great models there, where did you get your shelving's from ?
Mike. ;)

Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:23 pm
by cmr1991
Hi Mike,

The metal shelving units came from eBay, The company does a wide range of sizes and shapes, Cheap too!
search item number : 352277222719 and that is the seller

Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:18 pm
by wingnut2
Thanks mate I'll give it a look.
Mike, ;)
P.S. try this link for resizing trhttp://www.shrinkpictures.com/create-avatar/y

Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:45 pm
by casper
Thanks for showing us your fantastic collection :mrgreen: awesome :)
casp

Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:32 pm
by cmr1991
I didn't really take any good photos of the 1/5 Ferrari 250 GTO (original RAE prototype) but here is one for your viewing pleasure, as it takes LIGHTYEARS to sort pictures out on this forum I will post a few more when I have time, in the picture its next to my Javan Smith Mercedes.... the Mercedes is 1/8 Scale.. as you can see the Ferrari is HUGE!

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Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:33 pm
by cmr1991
oh for F :angry-chillpill: sake.... I can not for the life of me get pictures to resize! how annoying!

You can view it here :
http://i64.tinypic.com/14xxxk.jpg

Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:56 pm
by Mark
The cars look fabulous!!

For pictures, I upload to Flickr, then share them using the BBCode, 800x600 size. Might be worth making sure the Geotagging is switched off/hidden. It seems to be on by default, but easily turned off in the Flickr account settings.

Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:19 pm
by wingnut2
Hi, I agree with Mark your pics and model's are great thanks for sharing :clap: and what's more you have the same TV stand as me :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
;)

Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:34 pm
by steve131
Lovely cars :clap:

Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:40 pm
by cmr1991
Picked this up the other day :D

1/8 Aston Martin DBR9 Lemans (2008) by AMALGAM
This is a bespoke version 1 of 1, originally made custom for the Aston Martin Race Team Sponsor (intercontinental tyres)

Again, pictures poor sizing, click on the link opens it in full : http://tinypic.com/r/qs5yip/9

If you want more photos please ask, same goes for photos of any of my other models, it's nice to share ;)

Some more exciting news, I'm having a 1/8 Bugatti Type 57 SC (ralph laurens car) custom made, will be ready in a few months, its a full design from the ground up, metal chassis and parts, wood where there should be wood, dash etc, Body is resin as I was quoted £8000 just for the metal shell :doh: couldn't justify that for the shell alone!

It will be a full replica, not a curbside, openable doors and engine, design is based on the CMC 1/18 bugatti Type 57, so the same build quality just larger

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Re: My big scale collection

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:31 pm
by cmr1991
I've swapped the Javan Smith for the Sl in the "model hole" the only place my other half will let me display my models to anyone that comes in the house.. limited to one on display unless it's hidden away in one of my two hobby rooms, which she physically locks when people are around because they look a mess! :laughing-rolling:

Pictures of the 1/8 Mercedes sl300 by eaglemoss, if you want more pictures do ask :) I am surprised nobody has asked for more pictures of the 1/8 Amalgam Aston Martin DBR9!

1 )http://i67.tinypic.com/nq2z40.jpg
2) http://i67.tinypic.com/w2j28n.jpg
3) http://tinypic.com/r/2uivlfr/9
4) http://tinypic.com/r/5oeal5/9