Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa GTV, 10/2)

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Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Alfa GTV, 10/2)

Postby grinbergs » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:54 am

I thought I'd display some of my 1:64 Ferraris here because they are, though being cheap, some of my favorites in my collection. It was also finding a Hot Wheels Ferrari 458 in the local supermarket earlier this year that triggered my urge to start collecting die-cast again after some years of absence and having all my models boxed away in a closet.

The scale itself provides the advantage for the collector by being that small, it doesnt' take up much room. Often they are ridiculously cheap to buy and easy accessible in any toy store or supermarket. The disadvantages I can easy live with - for example low levels of details or accuracy - these are mainly ment to be toys and not scale models - but in return the offer a great deal of charm and an air of no-nonsense joy. 8-) I look at them as naive interpretations of real cars - a long way from super expensive 1:18 high end scale models... :D

So here are some of them:

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First the car that triggered the whole thing that day in the supermarket, Ferrari 458 (Hot Wheels)

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Ferrari 156 (Hot Wheels), to wide wheels of course, but overall a nice interpretation of the iconic F1... :)

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Ferrari 308 GTS (Hot Wheels), nobody growing up in the 80's could have missed how cool Magnum P.I. was driving this car in the TV-series.. 8-)

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Ferrari 512 M (Hot Wheels)

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Ferrari 288 GTO (Majorette), bought in the nineties and this i an example of the "naive interpretation" of a real car, still having charm as a small die-cast

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Re: 1:64 Ferraris (Mostly Hot Wheels)

Postby 69Stang » Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:56 am

In a word, NICE!
Racecar spelled backwards is STILL Racecar!

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Re: 1:64 Ferraris (Mostly Hot Wheels)

Postby JSB33 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:57 am

Nice little ones.

A HW 1:64 330P4 has had permanent residence on my desk for many years.
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Re: 1:64 Ferraris (Mostly Hot Wheels)

Postby grinbergs » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:34 am

Thank you! :)
A HW 1:64 330P4 has had permanent residence on my desk for many years.

This one?

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I haven't taken any proper pictures of my 330 P4 yet, more will come. :)

Here are some more, this time two versions of the Enzo:

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Ferrari Enzo (Hot Wheels Speed Machines)

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Ferrari Enzo (Hot Wheels Toons)

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This last one is a real good example of a car being an interpretation of a real car rather than a scale copy. I find it irresistable and like it a lot complementing the more serious one from the Speed Machine-series. :oops:

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Re: 1:64 Ferraris (Mostly Hot Wheels)

Postby grinbergs » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:24 pm

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Ferrari 599XX (Hot Wheels Speed Machines)

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I have a couple of more ferraris in 1:64 but I have to catch up with the photographing part. I will return with more pictures and cars soon. :)

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Re: 1:64 Ferraris (Mostly Hot Wheels)

Postby JSB33 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:14 am

grinbergs wrote:Thank you! :)
A HW 1:64 330P4 has had permanent residence on my desk for many years.

This one?

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I haven't taken any proper pictures of my 330 P4 yet, more will come. :)
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Mine is no 24.
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Re: 1:64 Ferraris (Mostly Hot Wheels)

Postby grinbergs » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:47 pm

You got gold rims on yours, that is cool! 8-)

Here is my no 32 in some more pictures

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Ferrari 330 P4 (Hot Wheels)

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Ferrari F40 (Majorette)

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Ferrari F50 (Matchbox)

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Ferrari 355 (Hot Wheels), kind of on the fence on this one... white flames on a Ferrari? Genius or just tasteless? :lol:

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Re: 1:64 Ferraris (Mostly Hot Wheels)

Postby grinbergs » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:42 am

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Ferrari 365 GTB (Hot Wheels)

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Ferrari 430 Spider (Hot Wheels)

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Ferrari 360 Modena (Hot Wheels)

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Re: 1:64 Ferraris (Mostly Hot Wheels)

Postby grinbergs » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:17 pm

Some more Hot wheels, and some of them just arrived.

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Ferrari FF, I believe this has just been issued by HW.

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Ferrari California. The lack of Phrame around the window unfortunately makes the overall appearance less good in my view... And the interior is an orgy in details and realism... ;) :lol:

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Ferrari F333 SP. This is my favourite in this trio. :)

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I had the F333 earlier in a slightly different colour red, this last one with the more classic solid Ferrari red.

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The same goes for the California which I earlier had in yellow (!?) too

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And the 360 in a previous post also has a twin brother in white....

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Lastly I also have two versions of the 512:

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Re: 1:64 Ferraris

Postby grinbergs » Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:50 am

A new add:

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Ferrari 333 SP (Hot Wheels)

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The car is more red "in real" and looks quite orange on the pictures. I now actually have three of these 333 SP's, this being the first and oldest release from HW I believe (1999). It is a little fun having a "collection within the collection" chasing these 333 SP with different liveries and shades of colour. 8-) :geek: :ugeek: I can still get one more of these not having spent more than about 10$ for them... :ugeek:

Here are the three together...

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Re: 1:64 Ferraris

Postby grinbergs » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:44 pm

This one came this Friday:

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Ferrari 575 GTC (Hot Wheels Speed Machines)

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Re: 1:64 Ferraris

Postby bomber21 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:51 pm

Very nice photography, Grinbergs!

I spotted you at fb, as well :D

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Re: 1:64 Ferraris

Postby grinbergs » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:07 pm

bomber21 wrote:Very nice photography, Grinbergs!

I spotted you at fb, as well :D


Thank you! Yes I am everywhere...! :o :ugeek: :mrgreen:

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Re: 1:64 Ferraris

Postby grinbergs » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:23 am

Adding a link relating to the 575 GTC above.. OMG that is a good looking GT racing car - Hot wheels interpretation I am happy with but I would like to have it in 1:43 as a scale model too... :shock:

Have a look for yourselves.. ;) http://www.supercars.net/cars/2446.html

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Re: 1:64 Ferraris

Postby guitardave_1 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:26 pm

grinbergs wrote:Adding a link relating to the 575 GTC above.. OMG that is a good looking GT racing car - Hot wheels interpretation I am happy with but I would like to have it in 1:43 as a scale model too... :shock:

IXO make a nice 1:43 if you want one quite cheaply. I have the 550, and am very happy with it. I believe there are a few 575 choices too.

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Re: 1:64 Ferraris

Postby grinbergs » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:08 pm

Thanks Dave, I am sure the day will come soon when I get one of those and IXO is a brand I find "good enough" and sometimes even very good. The prices are surely better than the more high end companies.

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Re: 1:64 Ferraris

Postby guitardave_1 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:10 pm

grinbergs wrote:Thanks Dave, I am sure the day will come soon when I get one of those and IXO is a brand I find "good enough" and sometimes even very good. The prices are surely better than the more high end companies.

I think that describes IXO perfectly :) I am a fan.
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Re: 1:64 Ferraris

Postby grinbergs » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:40 pm

Two tiny Ferraris...

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Ferrari 550 Maranello (Hot Wheels)

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Ferrari 456 (Hot Wheels)

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They are from the same series (First editions) from HW, which is the cheapest they have. But I think they have done a better job with the 456 than the 550, irl I would say that I would prefer them in the other order - but not these tiny toy cars. :)

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Re: 1:64 Ferraris

Postby stewil » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:04 pm

Beautifully photographed Johan.
I like those little guys too and try to make them look a little more realistic by using a bit of paint or sometimes even chrome foil (BMF).
I also pose them on the display cases of larger scales. Here are a few of mine:
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above 1/18th scale P4's and other cars from 1967.
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Daytona with paint and foil above a Daytona
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Enzos
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Re: 1:64 Ferraris

Postby grinbergs » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:35 am

Nice touches on those ferraris Steve! I don't know if I would even dare go near one of my models with a paint brush knowing that my shaky hands are not exactly instruments of surgeon precision.... :oops:

It is cool to see that you also have the "tooned" Enzo from Hot Wheels besides the First Editions one, I think both of them are well done in relation to the overall HW cars. Besides them I also have a third Enzo from HW in their "Speed Machines" series which I think adds a little more attention to details. :)
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Re: 1:64 Ferraris

Postby stewil » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:40 am

Was unaware of that one Johan,
Love the red line wheels.
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Re: 1:64 Ferraris

Postby grinbergs » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:05 pm

Another 288 GTO has arrived... another - that is referring to that I already have the Majorette GTO in 1:64 and a Bburago one in 1:24, and in addition to that I received a Hot Wheels first editions one last week... and now this one from the Hot Wheels "Garage"-series... I don't mind, this is the last of the really beautiful supercars - before they got to much wings and plastic appendices attached to every square centimeter of the cars' bodies... ;)

Here it is, costed me 1.99$ :D

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Ferrari 288 GTO (Hot Wheels Garage)

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And here is a comparison with the "regular" Hot wheels first editions GTO I received last week (on the right). Here it shows that there is more attention to details on the Garage series HW cars.

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Re: 1:64 Ferraris

Postby JSB33 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:38 am

Beautiful car.
I still have my 1:18 Hws 288 GTO
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Re: 1:64 Ferraris

Postby grinbergs » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:16 pm

That is a stunning GTO Jeff! My tiny toy cars of course lack the detailing that comes with bigger scales. :)


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