r/formula1 Nov 23 '22

after 2.5 years, I've completed collecting 80% of f1 world champions' cars. all are 1:43 in scale. Misc

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u/ianjm This person is hyped for 2022 Nov 23 '22 edited Nov 23 '22

Very very nice!

Which model makers do you recommend for 1:43 scale models? I've been considering getting winning cars from last few years (nothing to rival your collection!) but I don't know yet who it's best to buy from.

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

I don't think you should worry about the make too much . But spark and Minichamps are the ones who will give you the nost details and quality in the 1:43 segment. Altaya, ixo, bburago are on the lower end but still good looking cars. There's a brand called BBR, they produce very limited number of cars but super expensive. I didn't get the point of paying that much though.

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u/Tom_Ace1 Formula 1 Nov 23 '22

The Bburago models are much nicer than I thought, and a lot cheaper.

Also, funny detail: turns out the Bburago factory is in my home town. :)

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

I completely agree. I really haven't found a make that looks bad plus bburago has improved the quality a bit more as well the past 2 years.

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u/p1en1ek Pirelli Wet Nov 23 '22

Especially this years one RB from bburago is at least level better than last one. New wheels look much better and they make model seem more detailed. And last one was also higher quality, with more details etc. than older one. Only those from 2017 and especially older ones than 17 are much simpler, toy level.

I can't say how Ferrari F1-75 looks like because I don't have one yet.

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u/Equality7252l Nov 24 '22

BBurago really stepped up their game after 2017. Those year models were not correct scale but 2018-on everything is solid

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u/ianjm This person is hyped for 2022 Nov 23 '22

Thanks so much! Your collection looks great so I will definitely heed your advice 😊

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u/Kirkuchiyo Nov 23 '22

BBR sell proper kits that you can purchase hand built rather than the Spark and Minichamps ones that are volume manufactured, think fancy matchbox cars. That's where the difference in price comes in.

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

Have you bought a BBR? I am curious about how much better it looks and feels compared to spark or minichamp. Are we paying more only because it uses a more expensive manufacturing process? when I see images, i feel it's really good but can't do proper comparion on how much more better it is than say a minichamp or spark

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u/Kirkuchiyo Nov 23 '22

I've never bought one built up but I've built a couple of their kits, they are really nice. I've never directly compared them to minichamps or spark so I can't say. Also my builds probably aren't as nice as someone who does it on a regular basis.

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

Ohh nice. Where do you buy the kits from ? And what material is it made of?

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u/Kirkuchiyo Nov 23 '22

They are a cast metal with photoetched and turned brass detailing parts. I'm in the USA but buy them from a place called spotmodel. I usually buy Tameo kits as they tend to have more variety and are about the same quality. Tameo has some really good guides that shows what goes into building the kits on your website also if you're interested.

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

Awesome! I will check it out, thanks!

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u/acsatx89 Daniel Ricciardo Nov 23 '22

Brawn GP over here naked AF

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u/Disastrous_Narwhal46 Nov 23 '22

Impressive man! It’d def be the highlight of the home tours😂

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

It is lol, especially to people who like cars or motorsports in general.

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u/pmmerandom Daniel Ricciardo Nov 23 '22

where w11?

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

W11 is quite hard to get.. most that are up for sale is quite expensive, so wanted to buy the ones which are easily available first . I'll be getting that soon

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u/Acrobatic-Tomato-532 Ferrari Nov 23 '22

I recommend the Spark one with the pit boards if you can find it. Amazing model.

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

yeah, as of now,that is surely the leading contender!

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u/AggrOHMYGOD Nov 23 '22

Some are just so much money

Like the 07 mclarens I found were all like $70+ :(

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

You are right. The ones I have pending now are like 80 $ and some go upto 150 as the starting price unfortunately. So, despite having only 10 more cars to collect, it's gonna take a while to do so.

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u/Mosh83 Mika Häkkinen Nov 23 '22

Kimi's 2007 Ferrari is such a standout, love it

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u/joseph_joestar___ Max Verstappen Nov 23 '22

im totally not jealous

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u/diplodocus91 Formula 1 Nov 23 '22

What did this cost you. Because i think i just found a new hobby. 😵

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

It's very expensive, I didn't track lol. But taking my time though. This is around 2.5 years in the making and I might take a year more to complete it.

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u/zephyrg Valtteri Bottas Nov 23 '22

Do you build them or do you buy them as is?

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

I buy them.

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u/diplodocus91 Formula 1 Nov 25 '22

I searched for it. Could find 1:18 models. They cost a staggering 83k indian rupees. That’s almost my monthly salary. 😢

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u/sourcedexter Nov 25 '22

I haven't gone for 1:18 mainly because if it's cost. This one you can get from as low as 1.2k to around 10k INR at the highest.

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u/Mista_Dou Nov 23 '22

Man good to see that you have the fangio's championship cars. I also love that bt44, sadly it's not the #7!

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

A Reutemann fan i see. The BT44 was given to me by a friend because he had lost the driver's head which came in that car and it was looking bad. I had to dismatle the whole thing to remove the rest of the driver figure out , reattach teh steering wheel correctly and put it up all back again. That was a fun exercise though!

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u/Mista_Dou Nov 24 '22

Not much of a Reut fan, but i did like him, seen archived stuff he seemed to have a lot of talent and his numbers where quite good. Good thing you like to take care of your collection pieces, i would place the bt44 alongside the other Murray's designs.

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

That's a nice idea!

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u/nahnonameman HAM MSC LAU Nov 23 '22

Awesome collection. Can I ask where did you get these from?

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

Lots of different places from friends, Facebook groups, and ebay.

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u/nahnonameman HAM MSC LAU Nov 23 '22

Oh alright. The only place I know is minichamps I don’t know anywhere else

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u/IncognitoGinge Nov 23 '22

which is your favourite? is that just because of its detail? or your favourite team?

i’ve always wondered if the steering racks work on these? or anything is functional?

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

I have a few cars that I like a lot. But it's mainly because it's from the team I support or the driver I really like.

The scale I collect, only the wheels turn, nothing else is functional at all.

One can fall in love with all the cars if you go by detail. Think about it, each car has won the championship and some have become the base to win many championships, so the details on each one of them are just very impressive.

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u/Kuningas_Arthur Mika Häkkinen Nov 23 '22

Love your collection, but the fact that you haven't left gaps for the missing ones bugs me way too much lol

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

Lol, i can understand. I did try to leave gaps for the ones that aren't there and My OCD went crazy looking at the gaps, so, no gaps for now, lol!

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u/hickom14 Max Verstappen Nov 24 '22

What's a comparison to a normal object so I can grasp the size of these models?

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

i am not sure what normal object can be used, but here's the average dimensions: length 5 to 7 inches, width 2 to 3 inches and about 2 to 3 inches in height.

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u/sondre666gs Kimi Räikkönen Nov 24 '22

A packet of Marlboro would work, or a Lego minifig.

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u/Maedhral Riccardo Patrese Nov 23 '22

Fantastic collection. Are you going to get both for seasons where there were 2, I.e a Lotus 79 as well as the 78 for 1978?

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

Thanks! and sorry, I didn;t understand your question?

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u/Maedhral Riccardo Patrese Nov 23 '22

In some years the winning driver used 2 different cars, so in 1978 Andretti drove both the lotus 78 and 79, in 1970 Rindt used the Lotus 49 and 72. I was wondering if you were going for an example of each, or how you would decide which was the right one?

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

Ah okay, I understand it now. So, i already had one issue where in the past ,drivers changed number multiple times in the same season. So, i decided that I would chose 1 car with any of their numbers from their championship year that they drove. I wasn't aware of multiple cars itself but i think my thinking would be the same. Either of the cars from that year is okay with me but I will stick with only 1 car for a given year and the car ( and number) should be driven by the WDC for that year

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u/Silverback_70 Benetton Nov 23 '22

That's a sweet collection.

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u/f1endingforf1 Nov 23 '22

How much do each of those cost, on average?

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

It varies a lot. The cheapest I have was around 15 usd while the most expensive one is around d 60 usd. You can't really set an average as it's not the right measure for this collection.

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u/Aggressive_Rip9472 Sir Lewis Hamilton Nov 23 '22

I am incredibly jealous, this is amazing!!

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u/Cicada752 Sir Lewis Hamilton Nov 23 '22

This is cool

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u/-PVL93- McLaren Nov 23 '22

Hundreds of dollars and decades of autosport history on same display, heh

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u/Willowdancer Nov 24 '22

Thanks for making me aware of something new that I didn’t know need.

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u/fritzenjello Kevin Magnussen Nov 24 '22

Oh this is such a cool idea. Thanks for sharing

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

Welcome!! Good luck I'd you're starting a collection too. It's amazing

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u/WRXM3911 Michael Schumacher Nov 25 '22

Good choice on scale. I like my 1/18 collection but sometimes wish I'd gone for something easier to display/store.

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u/sourcedexter Nov 25 '22

I saw the 1/18s. Only the newer ones I felt were amazing to look at.. but older ones weren't made well. Fortunately that's changing now. despite that , the cost and display were two other issues for me. 1/43 checked all boxes of display size, cost, and general availability.

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u/Toliver182 Nov 23 '22

What order are they in?

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u/LandArch_0 Juan Manuel Fangio Nov 23 '22

I'd say they are from newer to older (top to bottom), except the two lower rows

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22 edited Nov 23 '22

Yes you are right. Top to bottom 2022 to 1950 and last two rows are just random cars that I got coz I liked them.

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u/LandArch_0 Juan Manuel Fangio Nov 23 '22

Awesome collection OP! Which are you missing and which are your favs?

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

I'm missing around 10 cars now from various eras. Like 2012 vettel, 2020 Hamilton, etc..
I have many favorites actually eith different eeasons to why i like them , so its hard to tell , but :

I have two favorites: 1. 1999 mclaren mp4/14 Mika Hakinnen 2. 2021 RB16B max verstappen

Both cars are my favorite mainly because I just love those drivers.

But there are some others too.

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u/LandArch_0 Juan Manuel Fangio Nov 23 '22

Cool! I hope you get to complete your collection soon!

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u/Tom_Ace1 Formula 1 Nov 23 '22

Wow. I'm not jealous at aaaallll. ;)

That is awesome.
My OCD is really struggling with the reverse order, though. ;)

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

I connect with the newer cars more and that's the only reason I have out it in this order

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u/Tom_Ace1 Formula 1 Nov 23 '22

But then they are facing the wrong way. ;)

(Don't worry about it, that's just me. Have them any way you like.)

I would leave open the spaces for cars that are missing, I think. That way it is more satisfying as you complete your collection. :)

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

I agree, and I tried it. The gaps messed with the type of OCD I have lol.. so closed it.

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u/ianjm This person is hyped for 2022 Nov 23 '22

I love how even in model form, you can see how much bigger the cars have become over the years

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

Yes.. it's just staggering. Top row newer cars, only fits 3 while from 1960s onwards I can fit 5 .

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u/mapoftasmania McLaren Nov 23 '22

What’s with the missing Marlboro, Bensons and John Player logos?

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

I am not sure why that's the case though. However, there is John players logo on the nose

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u/GrapefruitTechnical Nov 23 '22

They sell decals you can buy online for like 4 dollars. Unfortunately companies have removed cigarette company logos.

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u/andyprendy Sebastian Vettel Nov 23 '22

This is incredible!!

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

Thank you!

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u/OldBonemeal Fernando Alonso Nov 23 '22

Nice collections! But is it WDC or WCC? As you have Red Bull for 2021 (Mercedes won) but Ferrari for 2006 (Alonso won).

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

Thanks! It's WDC and there are few cars missing in between. Like 2020 merc, 2006 Renault.

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u/OldBonemeal Fernando Alonso Nov 23 '22

Ooh, what a pity. Impressive collection nonetheless!

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

Yeah. Planning to complete the collection in a year's time

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u/givemethescotch Charles Leclerc Nov 23 '22

Wait a minute.. I see an SF1000 which couldn't be farther from a championship car lol

Amazing collection though.

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

Well, the last two rows aren't championship winners. They are just random cars that I liked.

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u/pituvision Ayrton Senna Nov 23 '22

Love it!!! Doing the same thing!!!!!!

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u/sourcedexter Nov 23 '22

Awesome! Hope you complete it soon 👍🏼

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u/Zyphergiest Nov 23 '22

Amazing collection OP. Id pay to look at your collection IRL.

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u/Tim_Y Kamui Kobayashi Nov 23 '22

see, now if you arranged them from oldest to newest starting from the top, you wouldn't have to re-arrange your whole display every year, you could just add the newest car at the end.

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

Yes, I have thought about that, but the thing is i coneect with the newer generation of the cars more than the old ones. I have seen them so much racing and I know so much about them. So, i wanted to have focus on the newer cars first. Also, to me i look forward to working on the display ( cleaning it, re-aaranging it, upgrading things too) so, i will be keeping it this way.

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u/MadeOfRocky Mick Schumacher Nov 23 '22

Where do you get that ? 😲

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

Many source: friends, whatsapp groups, facebook groups, ebay, and aliexpress

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u/kyle-is-katarn McLaren Nov 23 '22

Dude, omg. The 98 and 99 McLarens! Where did you find them?

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

i got them from a facebook group. As a Mika fan, these are one of the early ones that I tried to get. It was hard to get but worth the effort. It's available on ebay as well but quite pricy the last time i checked it.

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u/Treefokker Sir Stirling Moss Nov 23 '22

This is just so awesome to see! Can I contact you personally? I am currently working on doing the same thing, but with Le Mans winners in 1:43. I am currently at 22%.

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

Yes ofcourse, you can message me on reddit. or you can ping me on telegram or twitter, both has the handle "@sourcedexter"

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u/iHaveTheFLOUR Jim Clark Nov 23 '22

Brilliant collection!

What is left off the list?

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u/limeybastard Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 24 '22

The ones I see missing are the Cooper T51 and T53 (Brabham, 1959 and 1960), Lotus 25/33 (Clark, 1965), Brabham BT19/BT20 (Brabham, 1966), FW08 (Roseburg, 1982), McLaren MP4/5 (Prost, 1989), F2004 (Schumacher, 2004), Renault R26 (Alonso, 2006), Red Bull RB6, 7, and 9 (Vettel, 2010, 2011, and 2013), and three of the modern Mercs (W11 and two others, they're hard to distinguish).

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

yup, you nailed it. 5 more cars ( f2004, RB7, Mp4/5, Cooper T51, and Lotus 25) are on the way. so hopefully will close this year with 85% of the collection complete.

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u/Ok_Climate_9254 Nov 24 '22

That’s a dope collection, I love it. I wonder how much it would cost to do this with the real cars.

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

Thanks , and lol, i don't want to think about this!

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u/charl3sworth Alpine Nov 24 '22

What are the dimensions of the newer models? Hard to tell how big they are from the image and thinking about getting one.

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

It's 1:43 scale and these are not very big. pretty small. length around 3 to 5 inches and width around 2 to 3 inches and hieght around 1.5 to 2 inches

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u/Tre3beard Sir Lewis Hamilton Nov 24 '22

Such a cool idea. Looks amazing! Bet you are so excited to find the remaining 20% :D

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

Yuppp .. hopefully the next winter I post, I would have completed it... fingers crossed.

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u/AliAle24 Formula 1 Nov 24 '22

My first thought: I shouldn't show this to my husband, he'll get ideas. My second thought: I shouldn't have seen this, I'm already looking up models online 😅. Awesome collection!

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

Thank you so much. If you make it a slow process, I'm sure both of you will have an amazing time building this collection. But yeah once you're in it.. it's way too addictive lol .

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u/TheGreatCherryPopper Nov 24 '22

So, which one do you miss ? The RB and a couple of Mercs ?

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

Apart from the RB and couple of mercs, I also miss Keke rosberg 1982 car, the car from 1960 and 1966 as well .around 10 cars in total pending as of now.

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u/TheGreatCherryPopper Nov 24 '22

Gotta catch'm all !

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u/PotterOneHalf Jordan Nov 24 '22

This is great, I’ve been building a collection myself. https://imgur.com/a/v7pmz0y/

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

Oh wow, that's awesome... I will highly recommend getting a display case for your collection. It would look awesome with all the bulls and ferraris together

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u/PotterOneHalf Jordan Nov 24 '22

But then they wouldn’t fit all around my workstation at my job. It would be nice though because the tyres get rather dusty.

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

Ah okay. But yeah be careful of the dust. They start entering at the corners of decals and they start peeling and the adhesive goes. And they also tend to stain sometimes on light colored paints..

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u/PotterOneHalf Jordan Nov 24 '22

Whoa, didn’t know that. Thanks for the tips!

These are all burbango models I got for around 15 ish on average a piece, so I know they aren’t made as well.

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

I can show you Minichamps as well with same problem , lol .. it's not because it's bburago, its all about maintining it well as its a show piece. And decals issue is not something that happens soon either. It happens over many many years.

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u/PotterOneHalf Jordan Nov 24 '22

Phew, that makes me feel better. I’d love to get some mini champ or Spark ones, but they’re just so much more expensive. It’s wild how there isn’t a mid tier one between them.

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u/sourcedexter Nov 24 '22

So, bburago, altaya, ixo, atlas collections belong to lower to mid but some of their cars are as good as the Minichamps as well. I have heard that spark is much better but they are priced much much higher too.

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u/Stevieloot11 Formula 1 25d ago

Hi, Amazing to see your doing this, how are you getting on with it?

I too did the same around 10 years ago collection panini to begin with and realised I could complete all the world champs. I soon realised I would have to buy some of the more expensive models like minichamps etc to fill the gaps and I've since been upgrading all my models to minichamps spark ever since.

Also I have upgraded the decals to the tobacco versions and managed to have them on the same stands so that they all look perfect. Its also really fun adding the new model every season.

I've attached some photos below although I am new to reddit so still learning how to post correctly.

image1 image2 image3 image4 image5

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u/sourcedexter 24d ago

Your collection looks amazing as well... I have round 9 more to go. And the ones that are remaining are super expensive, so waiting for a good opportunity to buy them. And yeah. The tobacco company vars don't have the decals ... looks like I'll Have to do what you've done as well..

And what you have is 1:18?

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u/Stevieloot11 Formula 1 24d ago

These are all 1:43, think I'd need a lottery win and a bigger house to do it in 1:18.

With the decals if your interested there is a guy on Ebay and Facebook that does them. They are called Grand Prix Decals.

I will keep an eye out for your updates on this and if you have any questions I will be happy to try and help.

Steve.

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u/sourcedexter 24d ago

They look amazing, would have been able to tell that it's 1:43 . And yeah lol, lottery is needed to have a similar collection in 1:18... and yes.. hoping to finish my collection in a year's time!

And thanks, IL leach out for any questions!