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    November 2003
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Monday, May 31, 2004 7:11 AM
i know this may not be to popular with the massess here, but would a seperate forum on die-cast's be of any good here?? i know as far as myself goes, in building my fire and rescue models, sometimes a die-cast is the only 'start' to a model i want to build, and i have to go from there, but maybe if we had an area where we could discuse die-cast's, it might come in handy to get some new ideas, or what to look out for,(either good or bad ),what really brings this up is a set of corgi fire trucks my wife got me last week, a set of 4 different trucks , not to sure on the scale of these, they look smaller than 1/50, but larger than 1/64, but lots of great ideas for future builds (in plastic), so does anyone have any though's on this????ApproveApprove

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  • From: The Soviet Republic of New Jersey
Posted by W-Machine on Monday, May 31, 2004 8:49 PM
Who would object to diecasts? Maybe some kind of a weenie purist.
I've modified a few diecasts. Sometimes they're the only game in town for a particular subject. I'd like to see what you do to these Corgi models. Happy building!

"People shouldn't be treated like objects. They aren't that valuable." -P.J. O'Rourke

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  • From: Arroyo Grande, CA
Posted by MojoDoctor on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 12:30 AM
"Weenie purist!?"
Whatever the scale model is made from, our talent is what it becomes. I agree that a diecast forum is in order to help move along the necessary techniques involved in working with diecast material.
I have a few questions involving a diecast and have found out that it's much different than working with plastic. The magazine certainly addresses this genre, shouldn't we?

Matt Good judgement is the result of experience, Experience is the result of poor judgement. Mark Twain

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    February 2004
  • From: cen. Cal. coast
Posted by lacquerjack on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 4:44 AM
A die-cast section sounds great to me also. Most of the guys I know occasionally redo a die-cast for the reasons already mentioned. I occasionally run across a "weenie" that screams foul, but the wind is usually blowing through their empty heads at the same time, lol. Heck, I've got a drill press in my kitchen just for drilling out hot wheel rivets. Of course, I'm not married either and can't imagine why, lol.ConfusedLaugh
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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 4:50 AM
Sign - Ditto Altho I build plastic, I do buy diecast on occasion, if the subject is appealing, and there isn't a snowball's chance in heck there won't be plastic kitted, so let's get the forum!

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 9:46 AM
Hear, Hear. Not modeled by me, but in my collection are about a half dozen Bimmers and Vipers all die cast. I also have a bunch of Minis and when ever I find one in a different scale-I get it. I have practised some detailing techniques on the diecast to get the hang of it before tackling on the plastic. I think a forum on die cast would be an excellent idea.
One other note, whenever I go to the WallyMart, the model selection is pretty slim and static at the moment, no new additions, but the die cast section (about 4 times as large) almost always has new additions of some really cool vehicles.
Enough of my hot air, COUNT ME IN! Dan
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 9:47 AM
Sign - DittoSign - Ditto...I mostly build, but do dable in diecast here and there. I won't say that everyone has one or two in their collection as I don't have factual statistics, but would guess that everyone has one or two in their collection.

I agree with Firemodelman. Great suggestion!
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    October 2003
Posted by Andy Lilienthal on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 9:54 AM
I don't think there is a need for one. There isn't much chatter about diecasts here and if there is diecast talk, the questions can usually be answered in the current forums.
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Wednesday, June 2, 2004 8:07 AM
ok andy, thanks for the feedback.. DeadDead

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    January 2004
  • From: Fairfield, Ohio
Posted by Drackopolis on Wednesday, June 2, 2004 11:30 PM
I have to admit, I have a few die cast cars, mostly Nascar and i recently got the 1/18 die cast Starsky and Hutch car to add to the collection. I haven't modified them in any way and they are boxed up and in storage at this point, except for the Gran Torino.
I have been looking that car over since i got it and am not pleased with the paint job, too many flaws and i'm considering re-painting it and detailing the engine to make it look better and add my touch.
I wouldn't consider anyone a "weenie" for liking or not liking die cast as it is purely a subjective subject...different strokes for different folks and i know a lot of people who cannot build a quality replica of any car or any other scale kit for that matter so it is their only option short of paying one of us to build something for them.
Naaaaaa, I don't see a thing wrong with die cast anymore.
But i do have a problem with those who take a car out of a box, do nothing to it and then enter it in a contest. I have seen that done and it was pretty much lame in my humbled opinion.
I have seen one that was modified to replicate a guys actual car (67 GTO) and it was awesome, that i find very acceptable as long as their was a mod done somewhere on the car.
Rev. James D. Baker
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    November 2003
Posted by jhaught on Thursday, June 3, 2004 8:02 AM
We catch a lot of flak whenever diecast appears in the print magazine, and sometimes I think it's a little bit shortsighted. No, for most folks, it's not the same as building a kit, and at this point, many people do not have the skill set or the desire to work on metal as they would on plastic. But I can see a time when that could happen.

And it's a simple fact that certain subjects are no longer available (or have never been released) in plastic, so diecast is the only way to get a copy of a favorite vehicle. I have a few of those in my office, and don't feel I should have to apologize for them. Great scale models? Nah, but they do evoke pleasant memories, which is part of what the hobby is about. And if plastic kits become available, I'll replace the diecasts (might be tough with that Vega, though). Wink

Jim Haught

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  • From: Watertown ny
Posted by gratch73a on Thursday, June 3, 2004 12:10 PM
NO thanks.


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