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    October, 2017
Semi new to the scene
Posted by JeroenM3 on Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:59 AM

So like the title suggests, im Jeroen and the M3 stands simply for my love for the M3 coupes (i consider the current M4 still as a M3 coupe personally as i find it stupid they called it a 4 series, but thats not what this site is about so lets continue Stick out tongue )

I have triend my hand at model builds roughly 4 years ago, when i had the idea that every car i would ever own in real life, i wanted a self made model of. So far ive had roughly 5 cars that are worth the builds (not counting my boring daily drivers). From those cars so far ive only build 1... 

To give an impression of what my collection of model cars should look like i owned the following:

BMWE46 M3 coupe

BMW E36 325i track car

BMW E36 325i convertible

Mazda MX5 NA

Toyota Supra MKIV

Mitsubishi EVO VIII

Nissan 370Z

The following i have models of so far:

Toyota Supra MKIV

As you all can see, i still have a few to go. Other than just building the cars that i have owned, i also want to build more general cars that i have a certain love for, cars like supercars, hypercars and racecars. 

Yesterday i finished the build of a Tamiya Tyrell Yamaha 023, however it still needs to be stickered. The project im currently working on is a Tamiya SARD Supra GT. The next 2 builds i have already laying in the closet, a Tamiya Ferrari 360 Modena in yellow, and a Revell Lamborghini Diablo VT, it will be my first non Tamiya build, and could pick it up for a nice price, so i can try it out and see what brand i prefer to build in the future. I have a suspicion if will be Tamiya (more parts, and more detailed from what i understand from the forum and in the shop). But Revell has alot more models to chose from that i personally like that i have found so its worth a shot to me.

Thats it for now, thanx for reading and hoping on learning alot here about the scene!

PS if anyone knows where i could find models of the cars that ive owned but  got no model of yet, please let me know!

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    September, 2017
Posted by Big Gary on Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:50 PM

I have considered building models of every car I've owned, however very many were never made as models.  For example, ever seen a '55 Dodge model?  Also, few late model except the most popular models, (Mustang, challenger, Charger, Camaro, etc.).  There are a few however, '73 Charger, Dodge pickup, '64 Dodge, and a couple others.  I just mostly build Molars.  I've also owned numerous VWs but not much enthusiasm for them now.  

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, October 13, 2017 2:14 AM

Alway room for another mopar aficionado unch of good folks here welcome gary

Moparlover64

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:14 AM

Welcome to the forum Jeroen.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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    July, 2008
Posted by Foxer on Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:13 PM

When I came back into the hobby I found models of a couple cars I had owned and built a couple VW Bugs, a Rabbit, a Subaru Legacy and a couple Porsches, 924 and 944. Many other cars I had were available with modifications. My wife's cars are in there. On the bench I have another Bug, 3 Porsches, a TR4A, Infiniti G35 Coupe, '51 Plymouth (1st Car) and a '59 Impalla. Only my Volvo 145 I can't find, so I've been pretty lucky building cars I've Owned. I have also done 3 of myDaughter's and 2 of my Dad's cars. Big Smile

So, I'm with you in your endever.

I'f you can't locate a kit, try the Diecast market as the do many different vehicles, many more than in plastic. They may be in smaller or larger scales than Plastic kits. They are lose to the same as being able to be modified to a specific car.

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    May, 2005
  • From: angleton tx
Posted by steveminahan on Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:52 AM

Welcome from Texas. I've thought about modeling past cars that I have owned, also. Just have not had any luck finding a Jeep Wrangler JK sport, a Buick Summerset, or a Toyota Matrix. But, that's the fun of this hobby. Build what you would have owned if you could afford them.

Steve

  • Member since
    October, 2017
Posted by JeroenM3 on Saturday, October 21, 2017 1:34 PM

Foxer
When I came back into the hobby I found models of a couple cars I had owned and built a couple VW Bugs, a Rabbit, a Subaru Legacy and a couple Porsches, 924 and 944. Many other cars I had were available with modifications. My wife's cars are in there. On the bench I have another Bug, 3 Porsches, a TR4A, Infiniti G35 Coupe, '51 Plymouth (1st Car) and a '59 Impalla. Only my Volvo 145 I can't find, so I've been pretty lucky building cars I've Owned. I have also done 3 of myDaughter's and 2 of my Dad's cars. Big Smile

So, I'm with you in your endever.

I'f you can't locate a kit, try the Diecast market as the do many different vehicles, many more than in plastic. They may be in smaller or larger scales than Plastic kits. They are lose to the same as being able to be modified to a specific car.

Sounds like you have had alot more luck in finding your cars than i have had. I just noticed i forgot 2 of my most recently owned cars in the list even. a 2004 Mitsubishi EVOLUTION VIII (8), and a Nissan 370Z (updated the start post aswell).

So far i found the Nissan 370Z kit (by Tamiya), probably going to order it soon, and ive found out that theres a miata kit and a EUNOS kit (both by Tamiya). so far ive only found EUNOS for sale, but you guessed it, i want the Miata kit. I'm just going to search for it.

Any ideas if theres a kit for the EVO 8? ive found evo 7 rally cars but no regular EVO 8 model yet. Preferrably by Tamiya or something similar in detail, as im quite dissapointed by the details in Fujimi kit and build intensity as i finished my E30 325i model in just under 2 days (including sanding, priming, and painting) of which ill make a thread soon on the forum. 

Currently finishing my Revell Diablo VT and SARD SUPRA GT, il make threads of those aswell ofcorse once im done Big Smile

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