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Mr Paddle.Shift
01-16-2003, 11:41 PM
80420149306 - 'BMW Williams F1 FW23 Launch 2002 Pitstop Diorama' (see attached pic)

80420150626 - FW24 "HP" logos JP Montoya

80420150627 - FW24 "HP" logos Ralf Schumacher

80420153042 - M3 GTR Street Version Metallic Blue/Green.

Raffi
01-17-2003, 03:05 PM
Where are the pics Vince??? :confused: :confused:

The HACK
01-17-2003, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by Raffi
Where are the pics Vince??? :confused: :confused:

That's not Vince posting...His hamsters has gotten a hold of him and is holding him hostage. This post was a coded message to the rest of their hamster compadres to rise up and take over the world.

Raffi
01-17-2003, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by The HACK
That's not Vince posting...His hamsters has gotten a hold of him and is holding him hostage. This post was a coded message to the rest of their hamster compadres to rise up and take over the world.

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Mr Paddle.Shift
01-17-2003, 04:57 PM
:bigpimp:

Don't laugh guys, but Lin and I are *training* the hamster in the ball for the competition next Sat. :eeps:

WILLIA///M
01-17-2003, 05:03 PM
I'm waiting for this one.

80420149312 - 'BMW Williams F1 FW23 Ralf left stranded up on the jacks at the start Diorama'

bren
01-17-2003, 05:32 PM
I am interested in starting a collection, but I have one question - How do you find out about all of the available models....much less all of the "new" ones?

Okay, two questions - How do you guys display them?

PhilH
01-17-2003, 06:26 PM
No pic of the M3 GTR?

I might have to get the black racing version (I think Alex B posted a pic, but the thread on E46 wings seems to be deleted :rolleyes: ).

bren
01-17-2003, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by PhilH
No pic of the M3 GTR?

I might have to get the black racing version (I think Alex B posted a pic, but the thread on E46 wings seems to be deleted :rolleyes: ).

Do you mean this one:
http://members.roadfly.com/bren/gtrmodel.jpg

I just ordered it myself....

PhilH
01-17-2003, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by bren
Do you mean this one:
I just ordered it myself....
Yeah. :thumbup:

I only have one other large model car, a McLaren F1. I think an M3 GTR would be a good second purchase.

nate
01-17-2003, 07:24 PM
Originally posted by PhilH
Yeah. :thumbup:

I only have one other large model car, a McLaren F1. I think an M3 GTR would be a good second purchase.

Why not an E46 sedan?

I have a 1/18 328Ci :eeps:

PhilH
01-17-2003, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by nate328Ci
Why not an E46 sedan?
I like the McLaren as my only 1:18 model as it's nearly a lock that I'll never own a real one. I also have a 1:43 Ferrari 456 GT...also very unlikely I'll ever get a real one.

The M3 GTR fits right in with both of them.

I'll put the E46 sedan right where it belongs, in my garage.

Mdk330i
01-17-2003, 08:35 PM
How do you "train" a hamster?:confused:

nate
01-17-2003, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by Mdk330i
How do you "train" a hamster?:confused:

Please, don't get him started :eek:

Mr Paddle.Shift
01-17-2003, 08:46 PM
Hrm...you can start from a theme. That's what I did. I started collecting E36 touring cars, mostly from DTM, ETCC, STW, BTCC etc. Then slowly expand your collection as you go along. Right now, I have about 150 miniatures, from 1/18, 1/24, 1/43 to 1/87s. You will learn about the collectibility of a certain brand of miniatures. Also any dealer's edition will worth more than a regular release. Minichamps manufacture all of BMW 1/43. Kyosho produced all the 1/18.

I bought some of the older ones from Ebay. But it's a risky thing to do. Well, I am very anal when it comes to collecting a perfect model. Sometimes the models that are sold on Ebay were slightly damaged, yet the description says otherwise. Unless the seller is a collector too.

Before you buy or start anything, drop me an email. I can help you out. :D


Here's a website I used to run: http://crash.to/littlebmws.

And here are a couple of pics:

<img src="http://home.attbi.com/~vpwseah1/collection/101-0191_IMG.JPG" width=640><img src="http://home.attbi.com/~vpwseah1/collection/101-0192_IMG.JPG" width=640>

Here's my shrine of BMW miniatures. Picture taken 1.5 years ago. Now the cabinet is FILLED up. So much that I had to display some of my models at my work place. :eeps:

<img src="http://home.attbi.com/~vpwseah1/collection/101-0156_IMG_3.JPG" height=640><img src="http://home.attbi.com/~vpwseah1/collection/101-0133_IMG.JPG" width=640>




Originally posted by bren
I am interested in starting a collection, but I have one question - How do you find out about all of the available models....much less all of the "new" ones?

Okay, two questions - How do you guys display them?

Mr Paddle.Shift
01-17-2003, 08:51 PM
This is one of favs. Why? It's released by BMW back in 1995. And it has a wrong decal. Can you spot it? :D

BMW Team Schnitzer never used Yoko tires back in the mid 90s when they raced the STW series. Only Michelins. Hence this model has a value of....ahem... ;)

btw, I modify some of the models, so that the chassis sits a bit lower too.

<img src="http://www.bimmerfest.com/members/VinceTopasBlau3/320i_stw95_winner.jpg" width=800>

Mr Paddle.Shift
01-17-2003, 08:52 PM
I guess you found it! I remember you asked me about a 1/18 328ci... :)

Originally posted by nate328Ci

I have a 1/18 328Ci :eeps:

nate
01-17-2003, 08:57 PM
Originally posted by VinceTopasBlau3
I guess you found it! I remember you asked me about a 1/18 328ci... :)

If I did, that must have been before bimmerfest!

I've had that model for quite a while now. I saw it on display at BMW of Houston North during a service visit and HAD to buy it :D

Mdk330i
01-17-2003, 09:05 PM
:D

The HACK
01-18-2003, 06:46 PM
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?postid=230769

Where's the pit crew chief getting his foot run over by Montoya?

bren
01-18-2003, 07:59 PM
That is some collection you've got there.....it brought my dial-up to its knees :D


Originally posted by VinceTopasBlau3
Before you buy or start anything, drop me an email. I can help you out. :D
Thanks for the offer, I will certainly take you up on that when I decide to get serious.....for now I will probably just use birthdays/holidays as an excuse to gather one here and there (my wife is getting me the GTR for Valentine's :) ).

Keep the new/rare model info coming :thumbup: