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BMW Scale Model Thread

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Just sold off all of my 1:24 scale cars. Had a Maisto X5 with trailer and a Z4. 

Auto art makes some great BMW models, would love to get the E28 M5 and B7 Turbo. 

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I currently have 22 diecast models on my desk at work... they're all BMW and Porsche with my favorite being a 1/32 2009 BMW M3 GT2.  I've got a few more at home and it's a mixed bag.  I've got a few Maisto and those are pretty cool.  One is the Alpina Z8.  My wife just rolls her eyes now when I buy a new one.

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I am a little impulsive when it comes to buying car/gun parts and this thread made me realize that I badly want this UT 1:18 scale M3 for my desk at work. It has everything (besides the spoiler) down to my same wheels. Unfortunately it appears UT stopped production in the 90's and I'm not about to sell an arm and leg to buy something that's a rare collector item. AutoArt was mentioned but from what I saw on their website they don't even sell any e36 models. Do you guys have any other recommendations? 

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3 hours ago, straight6pwr said:

$130 is steep but I actually considered it until I saw it costs $68 to ship. You can get a nice M3 for $8,000 so I guess its a deal to pay 1/40th the cost for a car that's 1/18th in size. In theory you are saving $244.44.  Or is that not how this whole thing works?

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hotweels csl?

i have zero bmw model cars, but i'm a huge fanboy and have been eyeballing a few models lately.

my favorite is the 1/18 Minichamps e30 m3 DTM in plain white:

http://www.autoartmodels.com/web/product/en/2095?antiCache=13580009039679E29264992109FEAF7ED05

 

Love browsing that site.

I found a lot of cool models while secret santa shopping on ebay and ebay.de too

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On 3/2/2016 at 2:32 PM, JosephStrackbein said:

$130 is steep but I actually considered it until I saw it costs $68 to ship. You can get a nice M3 for $8,000 so I guess its a deal to pay 1/40th the cost for a car that's 1/18th in size. In theory you are saving $244.44.  Or is that not how this whole thing works?

well then go for the value based on your theory and buy a model Bugatti Veyron, at $200 for 1/18 scale, you'd be saving $94,244.

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$130 is steep but I actually considered it until I saw it costs $68 to ship. You can get a nice M3 for $8,000 so I guess its a deal to pay 1/40th the cost for a car that's 1/18th in size. In theory you are saving $244.44.  Or is that not how this whole thing works?

well then go for the value based on your theory and buy a model Bugatti Veyron, at $200 for 1/18 scale, you'd be saving $94,244.

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Wife just confirmed my son swiped it from someone else's toy bin last night.



Glad he is turning the right direction instead of playing with his shuttle bus and civic hatchback, despite the pilfering that occurred.
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1 minute ago, Snap said:

Wife just confirmed my son swiped it from someone else's toy bin last night.

Hahaha!  It's a start!  He's showing interest in cars!

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lol one of those moments where as a dad you have to put the pride you feel aside to teach them the right lesson.

i imagine its like the first time your son will go out with a super hot chick

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I got this alignement rack, balancer and tire machine as a gift from Hunter Engineering.  It's 1/18th scale and I need a 1/16th scale car to put on it.  Currently I have my e92 M3 1/24 scale on it.20170306_125231.jpg

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7 hours ago, patsbimmer1 said:

I got this alignement rack, balancer and tire machine as a gift from Hunter Engineering.  It's 1/18th scale and I need a 1/16th scale car to put on it.  Currently I have my e92 M3 1/24 scale on it.20170306_125231.jpg

Ground clearance must have sucked getting it on that.

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11 minutes ago, Daggerty said:

Ground clearance must have sucked getting it on that.

It was a little tight bit with a few 2x4's you can lift anything!

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