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Hello, from Australia

Post by preisman » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:13 am

Good evening everyone. My name is Jon. I just joined and looking forward to sharing my 1/43 collection. I am looking forward to being part of a group dedicated to the smaller scale. I would love to say I have a theme, but I don't. I just get what I like. Mostly, I have Ferrari, Aston Martin and a few nice pre-war French cars. I will share them shortly.

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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by thetrooper » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:16 am

Welcome to the forum Jon. Sticking to a theme is hard when there are so many great models to buy. I've strayed plenty of times :lol:
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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by scalainj » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:17 am

Welcome to the forum
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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by GBOAC002 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:27 am

Welcome to the world's best diecast collectors' forum. Variety is the spice of life in this place.

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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by Jager » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:36 am

Welcome Jon. Glad to see the number of Aussies here is finally overtaking the number of Kiwi's :D .
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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by grinbergs » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:54 am

Welcome Jon, glad to have you here. :)

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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by dcast » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:22 am

Hi and welcome. Buying what you like is very good theme ;)

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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by Baxter » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:06 am

Hi Jon! You didn't say how many cars you have now or how long you've been collecting but I would think again about getting a theme. There are so many great models out there that you eventually can't keep up with "just what I like". It doesn't have to be a strict theme, but could be "just race cars" or "just red cars" or "just convertibles". I didn't follow my own advice and now I'm trying to juggle nine active themes. It really hurts when you eventually decide on what to collect and are missing a crucial item because you spent too much on other models the month that it was released.

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:32 pm

Hello and welcome, Jon! :)
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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by JSB33 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:00 pm

Hello old friend, how are you? great to see you here and can't wait to see your collection.
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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by Ozmac » Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:37 pm

Welcome Jon. Did I hear you say pre-war French cars?

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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by Tom » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:42 pm

Welcome to S143! Buying what you like is the best strategy when you do something for your own enjoyment. However, it could lead to a huge collection and a broke collector...

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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by rotormotor » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:29 pm

Jager wrote:Welcome Jon. Glad to see the number of Aussies here is finally overtaking the number of Kiwi's :D .
:lol: I need to enlist more :evil:

Welcome Jon..I recognise the handle from when I was a member on DX.

I share the differing scale bug too although not same themes..had a peek in DX..I see you have the NSU RO80..interesting I did consider for a bit myself but its sealed so without a felix wankel engine visable I passed..looks cool though
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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by jinx » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:50 pm

rotormotor wrote:
Jager wrote:Welcome Jon. Glad to see the number of Aussies here is finally overtaking the number of Kiwi's :D .
:lol: I need to enlist more :evil:

Welcome Jon..I recognise the handle from when I was a member on DX.

I share the differing scale bug too although not same themes..
I don't think Jon is from Oz, just there on a temporary basis - US military? Of course, my memory isn't what it was & I might be getting confused in my old age :D

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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by rotormotor » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:11 pm

wondered that as on DX says australia but has the ol stars n stripes flag indicator of country
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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by jj2728 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:02 pm

Welcome to the best die cast forum on the 'net'! You'll find many knowledgeable and helpful folks here. Now, show us some pics of your collection!

John

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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by preisman » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:09 am

jinx wrote:
rotormotor wrote:
Jager wrote:Welcome Jon. Glad to see the number of Aussies here is finally overtaking the number of Kiwi's :D .
:lol: I need to enlist more :evil:

Welcome Jon..I recognise the handle from when I was a member on DX.

I share the differing scale bug too although not same themes..
I don't think Jon is from Oz, just there on a temporary basis - US military? Of course, my memory isn't what it was & I might be getting confused in my old age :D
Yeah, I am an American living in Australia. I have been here for two years now. I love it here. I wish I could stay for a long time.

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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by preisman » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:12 am

Ozmac wrote:Welcome Jon. Did I hear you say pre-war French cars?
I only have a few as of now, but always looking for more. Voisin, Talbo Lago and Bugatti is what I have now.

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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by Stu935 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:21 am

welcome to the forum Jon

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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by Jager » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:34 am

preisman wrote:Yeah, I am an American living in Australia. I have been here for two years now. I love it here. I wish I could stay for a long time.
That's OK. We won't hold that against you :D .

You must have arrived around the same time I left (I'm an expat Australian living in Dubai). Can we ask where in Australia your based ? If you have any queries about the Australian collecting scene feel free to send a PM.
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Re: Hello, from Australia

Post by guitardave_1 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:59 pm

Welcome to the forum Jon. I would never have made the link, but with a reminder I also recall the name from DX. Glad to have you here.
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