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Ralf B.
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Greetings from Germany

Postby Ralf B. » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:26 am

Hello Everyone,

just joined Scale143 and want to give you an idea of what I am doing in our scale.

I started collecting diecast 1:43 models about 1985, was a "U.S. Ford only" collector then
and from the beginning I was focused on cars from 1930 to 1950.

My first models were Ford V8 vans and passenger cars by Eligor and Rextoys which I detailed with kitchen aluminium foil -
I did not know Bare Metal Foil by then...
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In the 1990s I discovered white metal models and bought my first ones - Fords of course
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Today I collect models of American cars of all makes and I focus on "big tourers", sedans and roadsters.
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Side/sub themes are Police cars, Taxi cabs and a some Nascar / Indy racers.
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I almost forgot to mention that I am also a fan of trucks of the Fifties and Sixties -
when I am in the mood to mess around I take one or two and make a conversion... :mrgreen:
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Well, that's all for the moment - I'll show some more pics when I have uploaded them to Photob.

Hope my introduction was not too lengthily, just wanted to let you know what kind of guy you will have to cope with in future ;)

Cheers
Ralf
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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby Tom » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:29 am

Welcome to S143!
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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby thetrooper » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:30 am

Welcome to the forum Ralf and looking forward to seeing your collection.
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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby grinbergs » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:31 am

Welcome to the forum Ralf! Thanks for the introduction. :)

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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:47 pm

Willkommen! :)

Nice collection!
-Julio-

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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby dcast » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:20 pm

Hello and welcome :)

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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby Alfaholic » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:56 am

Welcome from another new member.
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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby David MG » Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:26 am

Welcome to the forum Ralf.
Cheers,
David

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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby scalainj » Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:02 am

Welcome to the forum Ralf
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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby k1w1taxi » Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:35 am

Welcome Ralf. Plenty of admirers in most of your collecting areas. Not sure how long you have been lurking but this thread
http://www.scale143.com/viewforum.php?f=44 is always worth a look to get to know some of us a bit better.

Cheers
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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby carcollector » Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:44 am

Willkommen hier im Forum Ralf, die ersten Bilder sehen ja schon mal toll aus, freue mich auf die nächsten.

Welcome here in the forum Ralf, very fine models you show us on those pics, looking forward for the next pics.

Greets from Luxembourg
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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby Ralf B. » Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:27 pm

Dear all,

many thanks for the welcome!

I am glad to have joined the forum - so many collections to discover and so many collecting and building information to learn from!

And, of course I will show more pics of my collection in the appropriate sections of the forum - a pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled....

Cheers
Ralf
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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby JSB33 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:26 am

Ralf, welcome.
Early Fords, trucks and Indy cars?, sounds like we have a lot of the same interests!
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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby Ralf B. » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:34 am

Hi Jeff,

glad to hear!

Ralf
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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby davylemans » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:03 am

Welcome to our group diecast & resin fanatics! BTW, I hope your avatar isn't a selfie! ;)
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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby Ralf B. » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:56 am

Many thanks, Dave!

And - a selfie would look more like that:
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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby RaceOddity » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:22 pm

Very classy. ;)
Welcome aboard.
Looks like you'll fit right in.

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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby BertOne » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:11 pm

Welcome Ralf. It's a great time to be collector of your main theme what with the recent Matrix and some nice GLMs and beautiful looking new Esvals. They're bargains compared to those old (but still nice) Minimarques that seem to form the backbone of your collection judging by the pic. I'm hoping some of those old MM subjects will be replicated by the resin makers. :)

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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby jj2728 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:45 pm

Welcome aboard Ralf.....you'll enjoy it here.

John

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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby Jean B. » Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:16 am

BertOne wrote:I'm hoping some of those old MM subjects will be replicated by the resin makers. :)


...and I'm hoping that they will be replicated in white-metal, again :D

@Ralf: lots of wonderful cars! Mid '80s was just the time when I stopped collecting, at that time getting "too old" for playing with toy cars :oops: I wish that I would haven't had such a long interruption in collecting, nowadays I think it is much more difficult to get all the great miniatures from the peak time of the white-metal-mania. Thanks for joining and sharing!

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Re: Greetings from Germany

Postby R32Dave » Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:31 pm

Welcome Buddy!
Liking what looks like a Ford Galaxy in your collection...


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