I have a 1/18th scale 2010 Challenger R/T to match my old car and 1/18th scale ’71 Challenger R/T, both in matching to my car’s Hemi Orange paint.
Nothing in that scale, but about 400 cars & trucks in 1/24-5th scale. All GM, bar a few appliances, and the odd MG & Triumph.
Don, I see plenty of Rovers and a Panhard. Somewhere In the UK?
Close, but no Panhard.
(Not sure what that is myself.)
I think several were just proposals that never made production (Rover P9 next to the P5), perhaps not even full-size clays.
1/18 VW Bulli Concept.
1/10 BMW M3
1/43 Berliet TR 12 – including Semi Trailer
1/43 M4A3 Sherman WWII tank.
1/43 Volvo C30 T5
1/43 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
1/43 Renault 4TL Savane
1/43 VW Polo Mk5 GTi
1/43 Volga 3110 Moscow Taxi
1/43 Renault Colorale
1/43 Citroën C4 WRC (red livery)
1/43 Citroën C4 WRC (Red Bull Livery)
1/43 Citroën C4 WRC (Petter Solberg Livery)
1/43 Citroën C2 S1600
1/43 1957 Mini
1/43 Citroën 2CV
1/43 Citroën DS19
1/43 SEAT Ibiza Sport Coupé
1/43 Alitalia FIAT 131 Abarth
1/43 Spyker C8 (Le Mans)
1/32 smart fortwo
1/64 VW T5
1/64 Renault Clio IV
1/64 BMW M2
1/64 2015 Toyota Corolla
1/64 Citroën DS4
1/64 Tesla Roadster
1/64 Tesla Model 3
1/64 Ferrari 599 GTO
1/18 Ducati Hypermotard
1/18 Ducati Sport 1000
1/18 BMW R 1200 RT in GNR livery
1/18 Honda CBR600RR
1/18 BMW HP2
Made by me:
1/87 Mercedes Intouro
1/87 Setra S 315 NF
1/64 Tesla Model 3
Made by me:
1/87 Mercedes Intouro
1/87 Setra S 315 NF
1/64 Tesla Model 3
Nice to see someone else doing ‘homebrew’ for those models you would like but aren’t available.
A fairly complete set of Chevrolet 1/24th scale dealer promotional models from 1953-1965, minus 1957. Most in very good condition. A few at their earliest were played with when I was a child.
Bits and bobs I still have include a Tucker, a Caprice yellow cab and a British Talbot van. I also have some genuine 50s model cars, inherited from my dad and his brothers : Jag XK120 coupe, VW Beetle, Peugeot 203 and Simca Marly. Had all these since forever. My only recent addition: Toyota Century VG20.
I have about 40 cars in 1/43, ranging from a 1908 Model T to a 1990 Saab 900 turbo.
Plus some 50s and 60s stuff in 1/18.
This wonderful 1:18 model of my 1963 Cadillac. Apart from a slight difference in color it’s the exact same car!
This is my entire collection in one shot 🙂 There seems to be a common theme here…
robotriot, who makes that 123 coupe and what scale are those?
My guess, Minichamps, 1:43.
PhilipM: They’re all 1/18 scale, and the 123 is a Norev. Unfortunately, none of the doors open, but it seems to be the most accurate 123 in that scale up to now.
A few matchbox models of yesteryear a T Ford 1912 Rolls a 1913 Cadillac a Daimler, a die cast 59 3a Hillman Minx same as the one in the car port and a AU XR8 Falcon in CAT colours as raced by John Bowe.
I still have probably about fifty 1/18 scale models, most of them still bubble wrapped and neatly stacked in plastic containers stored in the attic from when I last moved eight years ago.
I do have this Mauritius Blue 1990 BMW 850 by Maisto still on its stand which I have displayed on my dresser in my room. I purchased it several years back to complement the Nautic Green one I’ve had since childhood.
Cars – mostly Japanese
Alas, I’ll have to post photos later since they’re at my office, but here goes:
• A 2012 Mustang convertible painted and detailed to look like my 2012
• A John Deere 3032 like the one at my farm
• A John Deere riding mower like the one at the house in town
• A 1963 Corvair coupe in the colors of the convertible I once owned.
I wish I could find model kits for a Flex and a late 1990s/early 2000s Ranger, but I’m not sure that such things exist. The closest I’ve come is AMT’s 1995 Ranger (which goes for $50 to $75), and Maisto’s die-cast Flex (which is difficult to find).
I don’t have a toy shelf per se, but both of my current coupes are represented.
Shortly after it bought my Civic, the dealer sent me a key chain of my exact car, color and all.
As to the Mustang, I know it’s a GT, and mine’s just a lowly V6, but the lack of stripes, the black exterior, and grey interior are just like mine.
I found the Mustang at the Walgreens near me. There’s some guy around here that makes these (or so the story goes from the manager of the store). This display case of all kinds of different cars is in a different spot in the store every time I go in. I spotted this Mustang looking (nearly) just like mine and thought to myself, ‘Rick, you’re 50-something years old. What are you doing buying a toy?’ Well, I’m glad I did, because I haven’t seen one like that since. The closest was a blue GT of that year, which ironically is the color I wanted when I bought my Mustang years ago…
About 10 years ago at our company Christmas party our boss gave each of us a small gift. Mine was a Hallmark Ornament. When I opened the box it was a black Mustang GT. Like yours except for mine being a V6 it was a dead ringer. Since my car has the fog lights it made it even closer. Anyway, one of my daughters always buys me the current year ornament, so I was familiar with the ones being offered. I didn’t remember seeing the Mustang listed. When I got back in town I went to our local Hallmark store and asked them about it. They had never heard of that particular ornament. I asked the boss’s secretary about the ornament as she was the one who had picked it out. She told me that she just saw the name Mustang on the box and figured I would like it. The fact that it was the same color as mine was just some weird coincidence. Since then I have never heard or seen another one like it. Weird.
My Strutco garbage truck circa 1950. I played with it a lot, but is in very nice condition. My home town is Canton, Ohio. I visited the local auto museum and noticed the had many toys. I mentioned to my Wife that I would leave my garbage truck to them. I turned a corner and there was the twin to mine.
The garbage tuck is kept company by a C2 Jeep and a wind up tank, with pop up wooden soldier; both mine from the early 1950’s. They are on a plant shelf in the living room. My car carriers and cattle car are in the dining room.
I used to vist the “Toy corner” toy store each October to lust over the new model cars.
I have not gotten into toys/models as an adult. I have been given three: a 1/18 56 Chrysler 300B, a much smaller 55 Thunderbird and a Model A roadster that was offered as a Christmas tree ornament. The Model A has never hung on the tree, but sits on my desk. The other two are in a closet.
I guess I’m roughly in JPC’s camp, though I wish I’d hung on to at least one of my 1960s AMT models as a memory of all the cement and paint I inhaled. Nowadays, just a 1/43 Ford GT and a Christmas-ornament Ford 427/SOHC.
Most of my model cars are 1:76 scale for diorama or railway layout use. I’ve made a few myself: Audax Hillman Minx, Bedford HA van, Hillman Hunter, Vauxhall Viva HB, Vauxhall Victor FD, Ford Capri II (& 1978 update), Ford Escort Mk.III, Vauxhall Cavalier Mk.III. A whole list of (as yet) unfinished ones too.
The survivors form my modeling days in the early to mid 60s. currently on display in recessed shelving in the gallery hall of our current home.
A ’62 Dodge Dart 440 was my first car! A black hardtop, not unlike the one driven by Spencer Tracy in “It’s A mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” I cringed when his was smashed, as at that time a drunk driver had hit mine, and I was looking for repair parts! 🙂
Fun topic Don. I used to have a large collection of models and die casts for years from my childhood. As a kid, I especially liked the Matchbox ‘Superkings’ collection of oversized die casts. They were well constructed, with a varied model lineup. I appreciated the race car transporter the most then. But had many favourites.
Remember getting the Superkings Esso tow truck for Christmas in the mid 70s.
Very useful for making a replica of one of the first Leyland/Scammell Contractors ever which was imported to Israel:)
Holy smokes! I had BOTH of those SuperKings as a kid. I still have the racing transporter but not the tow truck. As a kid I wanted the Dodge Monaco with camper SuperKing but my parents never got it for me.
In the interest of conserving space, I don’t have scale models, with the exception of some of my favorite childhood Matchbox cars, which I keep in a display case. Instead of models, I devote space at home to my car magazine and brochure collection, which uses up a few bookcases in the basement. I use them a lot, though admittedly it’s a far less picturesque collection than models.
I started to collect/restore/mod 1/64-ish scale cars and trucks in 2011. I have around 600, ranging from 60s Matchboxes to Kyosho scale models. I have many that I converted into other cars by combining parts and a lot of tiny bodywork. A 1970 Matador wagon, for example, made from a Johnny Lightning AMC Rebel, a Hot Wheels Impala wagon, and a few others. Lots of work on that one. Wagons are rare and so are AMCs, so sometimes I gotta make my own. I am extremely picky and only keep about 1/5 of the cars I make. My standards are higher than my skill level. I only keep the most accurate and higher-quality ones.
Sorry I ain’t got pics but maybe one day I will take some. I usually mod them into a stock look, especially Hot Wheels which generally have accurate castings, but with the silly graphics and giant wheels. I think I have every “ordinary” car that was made. I was glad when Auto World started making realistic malaise-era cars, because those were always the rarest. I’m sick to death of Camaros and Mustangs, but of course I have many.
There is a pent-up demand for the original Cordoba in 1/64 scale. I have attempted to make one a couple of times using a Kidco Monaco coupe and some other parts but never was satisfied with the results. On all the forums it’s on a lot of wish lists but nobody ever makes it. Just more Camaros and souped-up muscle cars, which are cool but just overdone.
I started building and collecting AMT, Monogram, Johan, and Revelle 1/24 and 1/25 cars when I was quite young in 1959. I still have most of them as well as ones my brother no longer wanted. A few have gotten lost when I have moved. They now decorate various shelves and cases in my man cave. I still occasionally build a new kit but what I have been doing for the last couple of years is taking my old models and redoing them and correcting the mistakes I made when I was a kid. My work bench is actually a quite realistic looking junkyard diorama. The two models I am most proud of are my Jim Rockford Firebird made from a Trans Am kit and a scratch built 1/25 scale model of Jim’s trailer complete with interior. That one took a long time and I watched a lot of episodes to take notes.
My model collection numbers about 200. In addition to my 1/25 scale Mustangs I also have about 100 Mustangs of various scales and sizes not counting the 2 real ones out in the garage.
The Rockford set sounds awesome!
Did you simulate any trailer door damage from the bad guys always busting in?😀
I never thought to do that to the door. It does have “rust” streaks on the siding. I also built steps, a lawn chair, grill, and picnic table. I would post pictures but I have never figured out how to do that on this site.
Hopefully these instructions will help.
When you do a post, there’s a choice to “Choose File” in a button below where you are typing your text. Click this button, and then just go pick a JPEG (it must be a .jpg file, and it needs to be of reasonable size, say 500K or less) and then hit the “Post Comment” button like you’d normally do.
Your picture will appear below the text of your post, like the one of my miniature, yet really close to my own Mustang above.
Thanks for the reply, BTW. 😉
Again, hope this helps.
Please note: There’s no way to add a picture once you hit post comment within the 15 minute edit function. Lord knows I’ve tried.
Thanks, Rick. I appreciate the help. I’m not exactly Mr Tech as you can tell.
Ok, here goes with a picture of my ’66 Mustang.
Hey, that worked!!! I’ll have to show some pictures of my ’09 Mustang and ’79 Malibu some time.
Thanks again, Buddy!
I have an old Hubley 1951 Ford F-6 log truck. It reminds me of a long departed favorite uncle who had the real deal back when I was a kid. When I pick it up off of the shelf I can still smell the smoke of Chesterfield cigarettes and oil, hear the underpowered flathead V-8, and remember how it felt to sit up high back when no one did. It’s the closest I’ll ever get to another ride in it.
Lots and lots of 1/24 and 1/25 cars, the result of over 50 years of building (there’s also a few diecasts). I can’t have them all on display as there’s nowhere big enough to put them all, but here’s a sample.
Same room, other side. My wife and daughter have equal space for their craft work too. 🙂
Sweet collection and a serious body shop!
Thanks Johannes. There’s a lot more….
Here’s my latest.
Amazing work Pete! Museum quality workmanship.
Not quite museum quality, Daniel, but thanks!
Stay tuned …
This is one of my several toy shelves. What sets this one apart is that the models here represent cars that I own or have own. In fact I still have three of these…the 1978 Dodge Monaco left the fleet years ago. They are painted in colors closely resembling those on the real cars, or in the case of the Corvette and Dodge Monaco, the actual paint.
I don’t have too many… In addition to the Chaussons there are a couple of British Leyland buses, a Scammell/Leyland Contractor logger I made from Matchbox Super Kings model, a White Freightliner Bekins semi and a… 64 Chev Impala SS I built 40 years ago…
Mostly 1:43 die-cast models. Most remarkable is the Chaika I purchased in 1988 at a shop in Melbourne. Just like real cars from the USSR, it is very solid and must be twice the weight of the Dinky 59 Cadillac I acquired around the same time.
One of our guest rooms is dubbed the “car room”, which contains my automobile library and my model collection. I have just under 100 1/18 scale diecast cars in several display cases, almost all American classics from the 50, 60 and 70s. I have a lot of performance oriented cars, which I like, but also because that’s what tended to be made into models. I haven’t bought a model in a long time, and don’t have the room to get more anyway.
One display case is built into the wall, and I have the full size Chevys year by year from 1955 to 1967 (I am missing 1965 ). I remember a book I used to have on model cars where a guy had all the annual Chev promos lined up year by year. It looked really cool. I wanted to kind of replicate that (Chevy was the most complete for 1/18 scale). I also have all the Chevelles 1965 to 1972 lined up, and an incomplete Fairlane/Torino line up from 1967 to 1976.
I have a small collection of 1972 Torino models, including the original 1/25 Ford Promo, several detailed 1/43 scale cars (Neo and several others), and some 1/64 and hot wheels versions.
Don, what about you? Do you have anything on your shelf?
In the eighties: 1:24 and 1:25 plastic model kits. Italeri, Ertl, AMT and Heller. All trucks, tractors, semi-trailers and one drawbar trailer. Volvo, Scania, DAF, Mercedes-Benz, Mack, Kenworth and International.
Prior to that I had many Siku die-cast toys, again, all trucks and tractors. Never on the shelf though, as these were my daily drivers…
Now: 1:18 die-cast pony + muscle from GMP, Lane Exact Detail and, I believe, an Ertl. Also several 1:43 resin land yachts from Neo Scale.
I have to raise my hand in favor of a neglected segment of the scale model world, the wonderfully uncool wagons. To date I only have been sated by this 1979 LeBaron Town & Country. I’m very fond of it, but I’m waiting for a similar scale of late-60s and/or early-70s GM wagons. I’m 54, so if it takes 25 years I’ll perhaps survive. At least it’s one more reason to look after my health.
Agreed, I haven’t bought it yet but I’d like to get one of these Town & Country’s. I’m in my 50s as well and loved these as a kid in the 70s.
Wow, that looks like the favorite car from a post from about a year and a half ago called “Malaise Daze”…
Cool car, either full size or miniature!
A lot of them, mostly in 1/24 or 1/25 scale; diecast,model kits or promo cars.
All my old Hot Wheels and Matchboxes.
Not a toyshelf as such but the top of my computer screen is a series of Nissans: S50 Skyline, C130 Laurel, R30 Skyline, R34 Skyline.
I used to collect diecast models, but it got out of hand you can only have so many, especially 1/ 18 scale, so now I just stick to older Matchbox models, it too has got out of hand , but at least on a smaller scale.
I collect only 1:64 scale classic cars, anywhere between 1999 and 1880. I have cars like and Audi Sport Quattro, Porsche 917LH, Porsche 935, Lamborghini Countach, Ferrari 250 GTO, etc. But I also like classic cars that were actually common, such as the ’70 Chevy Caprice, ’63 Cadillac Hearse, ’74 VW Type 181 ‘Thing’, ’63 Corvette Grand Sport Roadster, ’51 Hudson Hornet, and others.
Great QOTW! I have loved ’68-69 Chargers since I was a kid and when I learned from a old cars magazine that the only print ad for the Daytona was in the Sept. ’69 issue of Playboy, I went to a used magazine store to find one. I then found a 1:24 Ertl Daytona in matching green.
I have a pair of 1:64 Green Light Chargers in front, and that ’55 Muscle Machines Nomad reminded me of a story in a 1981 copy of Cartoons magazine – I spent my hours in 8th grade music class drawing that Nomad instead of playing the trombone!
Tonka trucks. A straight shelf of Tonka trucks anywhere from the 1950s to the 1970s. I’m nearly 61 and still love them.
In no particular order…..
…. a miniMetro in racing colours, a Chesterfield Transport centenary (1982) livery Leyland Titan, a wind up Mumbai 3 wheeler taxi phut-phut from Mumbai, 2 small Mercedes-Benxz articulated trucks from German brewery and chocolate companies, a set of 4 Corgi Routemaster buses in a presentation pack, a Jaguar XK120, a MINI, a Rover 3500 (SD1, very battered), a Morris Minor Traveller, a Morris Minor Tourer, a Citroen H van made from old beer cans, a Michelin H van not made from beer cans, a Simca Aronde, a DS (naturally), a pre-war Fiat 1100, a 2Cv made form old beer cans, a Corgi Battle of Britain 50th anniversary set of Bedford OB, Ford Zephyr and Morris Minor pickup, a Corgi Scammell Scarab and trailer, a red MX-5 (NA,self assembled and painted) and a Citroen H van biscuit tin.
The biscuit is now not very full 😉
A couple thou of Hot Wheels, from early Redlines to the new stuff. Some 1/24 and 1/25 Dealer Promos, hard to get in Germany, and built kits. Some 3 or 400 HO scale models, mostly of american vehicles.
A bunch of 1/25th scale musclecars. Lots of B-body MoPars and 2nd generation Camaros.
Where did you find the top picture? Looks like the design department at British Leyland or something like that?!
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