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  • Paul Cobb
    started a topic Any model vehicle collectors out there?

    Any model vehicle collectors out there?

    Enthusiasts of the car/truck/bike/train and all things wheeled people accessing this site may well be, but it is not to say that all can afford their own Porsche, Ferrari, Curtain Sider or Chieftain Tank! So, here is the question: is anybody out there also a model vehicle collecting enthusiast?

    a) Do you have a scale model collection, eg Corgi or others? If so, do you specialise in collecting any area like WWII and military, Trucks & commercial, vintage, F1, buses & trams or bikes?

    b) Do you prefer to model make, eg Airfix or equivalent?

    c) Do you RUN your own model cars, eg radio controlled? A skill all of its own!

    The choice available is phenomenal.


    Personally I collect vehicles from WWII, and I have a resonable no of models now, from armoured vehicles and tanks to staff cars and trucks. There is a large choice available so I have to be selective as I do not have museum sized display space whatsoever! I also save models of American cars from the 50s, I have some models of steam driven trucks and have a good collection of model Harley Davidson bikes.

    Am I the only 'big kid' on here that has never grown up?

    Or are you all 'big boys and girls' who only like 'the real thing' - and we aren't talking Pepsi here!

    I adore strolling around toy and model collectors fairs - both from the point of view of seeing what new models are out and also to see which models I can recognise as being one I owned or saw as a child. I am always staggered at the huge number of people who attend these fairs - it is big business.


    OR, quite separately, are you a closet model railway enthusiast? If so, what scale, where do you run your railway, do you make all your own layouts and scenery and do you run trains to timetables?!!! Reveal all!

    Over to others...

  • janihudi
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    thanks J-O

    but if i don't make the perfect or close to perfect, it issn't the truck were they drive with.
    but on the other hand, most of them i build for, don't collect models, they just want there truck in model.
    if it's the brand, the colors and licence plate are right then it's okay.
    but it's not my style anyway to deliver a model thats just close to the Original.

    on the images it looks nice,but closer look you see the red line is not perfect at some places,
    but it's just 1 -1,5 mm not that easy to tape that and of the 2 dimensional corners,sharp edges it's hard to get it right, not to mention the door seams ,were no tape can go in

  • pakarang
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    Your attention to detail is amazing, especially seeing how you make those red lines.

    Your patience is also impressive!

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  • janihudi
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    have to do some minor improvements

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  • janihudi
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    the 3 differend painted backsides



    models as the will be made

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  • janihudi
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    taped the cabs again,now so i can spray the red line



    not al perfect,again the tape and paper damaged the bleu paint,even after a week of drying

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  • janihudi
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    and then it looks like this.
    the 2 trucks i had driven



    al 4 cabs

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  • janihudi
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    now i already painted the cabs grey last week, and before the weekend i had sprayed the bleu color on the 4 cabs



    3 differend models, 3 differend painted backsides

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  • janihudi
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    and that between the hickups and belches

  • janihudi
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    i had made those trailer before, but now i made them again,for me is then dat i got to differed models ,but with the same trailer.
    so made new images of a yougher trailer,but they have another kind of rooftop,i painted them as Always with a white strip of roofsheet,the new ones didn't had them but i had already 1 trailer ready, the one in the image,so made them as they are .

  • janihudi
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    while al the time i had dooing nothing at the models i also had no contact with the decal maker,now i am working at them i have to order at ones for the decals.
    normaly when i start with a model , i contact the decalmaker too for what i need.

  • wherrygirl
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    placed the decals finally which i wanted to do on sunday,atleast for that were the decals are in the house
    the 4 trailer curtain sides are done, al 3 trailer hoods are done and both containers are finished
    Hooray. Success. You did quite a bit of good work there.

  • wherrygirl
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    some of the trailer fronts were differend painted as the other ,or after a closer look there was some paint over spray.
    curtains sheets of the trailers which i thought there were paint very wel painted yellow, wen't so. the white plastic shines through
    Then all that must have been done by someone else, Thijs is too much of a perfectionist. Or perhaps he had been working so hard at them that he fell asleep while continuing to paint. Not to worry, you'll soon sort the bits out when you need them.

  • wherrygirl
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    First pic. !!!! Now I AM impressed

  • wherrygirl
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    in this organized mess i'm workin at the models.
    No you.re not. You're just stuffing all the bits into boxes.
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