Let's talk Strine

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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby k1w1taxi » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:50 am

Ozmac wrote:I'm off to Bathurst soon for a day trip. If it's sunny I'll be on the Moto Guzzi, but if not I'll be in the cosy Citroen. It's Bathurst's 200th anniversary as a town (on May 9) this year, and there's lots happening. The motorcycle museum there is one I haven't visited yet, and whether I'm on two wheels or four, no trip to Bathurst would be complete without a few laps of the Mountain.

http://www.bathurst200.com.au/

That would be a few laps of Wahluu would it? ;)
Hope the weather co-operates

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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby IFHP » Mon May 25, 2015 1:42 am

Jager, the Bathurst diorama is fantastic!
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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby Jager » Mon May 25, 2015 3:19 am

Thanks. I picked up two more 1:43 Bathurst winners while I was at home in Australia earlier this month. Photo's to follow.
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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby IFHP » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:01 am

In 2015 Trax is being reborn as a resin cast model maker. In recent years it seemed like Trax might be close to a chaotic death, but now it seems that they are coming back. I have heard that all future Trax models will be resin, unless they are a reissue of an existing die-cast model.

ImageRecent Offerings from Trax by Michael, on Flickr

And here is my third Trax resin model, a 1970 Cortina GT. It looks pretty good to me, except that the front end seems far to reverse raked to my eyes. Still I am happy to add this unique Aussie spec Cortina to my collection.

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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby rotormotor » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:17 am

yes should be near flat vertical that grill.
I was somewhat hot for this but the price was more than I drop on Trax.

Never the less you did choose the right colour combo IMO.
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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby GBOAC002 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:52 am

Publicity leaflet says resin at the top but is plugging their 'diecast' metal panel van giveaway. I'd like to see a light turquoise colour '57 Ford Consul to match that Zephyr. But not in the dreaded resin :( . Metal only for me.

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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby IFHP » Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:37 am

1958-59 Ford "Star" Mainline Coupe Utility by Armco

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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby Ozmac » Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:46 am

Didn't know that Ford was released in Australia, and I don't remember seeing many of them on the roads. But the model is RHD, so they must have sold it here.

But what I do remember was our neighbour across the road, Reg Millard, who had a beautiful new V8 Ford Customline sedan of the same vintage. As a young lad just beginning to take an interest in cars, that was the first big American V8 I ever heard, and Reg probably never went faster than 30mph in it in his whole life. That Customline just burbled really nice, deep and low wherever Reg went!

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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby GBOAC002 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:53 am

That pick up looks to be a very attractive addition to your Aussie Fords. Nice.

On Tuesday last I was due to meet a friend in Brighton (East Sussex, UK). As he was running late for our meeting I had a few minutes to while away so strolled from the railway station down the street toward the seafront. Modelzone has long since closed there and in Eastbourne so I knew that was a non-starter.

However I remembered visiting a small shop a few years ago on the right hand side of the street and just a few minutes walk from the station. It is still there! and transpires they are still selling collectors items - stamps, postcards, advertising prints etc,. What grabbed my attention though was a selection of diecast metal and white metal models on display. Scattered amongst the playworn Dinky Toys and Matchbox models were a few Australian Traxx models priced at mostly fifteen pounds. At a glance they all appeared to be mint for a start but sadly the dullest colours. The Falcon Country Squire in Grey, The Chrysler Valiant in Grey and a Holden Ute in a dull green and a couple of others which I quickly dismissed. The other down side was each model was contained in a non original clear perspex box but no card sleeves which is obviously why they were so cheap. The shopkeeper also pointed out the half dozen Brooklin white metal models but they were of no interest to me.

Had I not already had the Traxx Falcon Squire in a more appealing white colour the guy would almost certainly have had one sale. Shame.

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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby IFHP » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:58 am

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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby IFHP » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:03 am

Holden Trax by Trax

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This month Trax is giving these away when you order four or more heavily discounted 1:43 die-cast models. Basically you have to take one. I guess the Trax was wildly over optimistic when they ordered these AU $99.00 models a couple of years ago.
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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby Jager » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:22 pm

I don't think the Holden Trax has been that successful in Australia as a 1:1. Australian's generally like their off-roaders to have some power and the 1.4 litre engine of the Trax just doesn't cut. It's also not really seen as being Australian - the public recognise its just a rebadged Korean import. Why anyone would spend $99 to buy a model of one is beyond me.
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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby k1w1taxi » Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:45 pm

Nice collection of utes.

I would have instructed trax to not include the trax regardless of it's giveaway status. Let it be be like the 1:18 Brock 01 models that Biante literally couldn't give away.

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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby IFHP » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:04 am

1999 AU Falcon XR8 and XR6 by Biante

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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby IFHP » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:07 am

Comparison of XY Falcon GTHO by Auto Art and 1970 Cortina GT by Trax. (I think I need to at the XW Falcon GT with the similar color scheme to this group as well).

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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby IFHP » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:42 am

Before the Holiday Village diorama was was put away for the year, I placed the slot car track on the table and lined up a bunch of Ford Falcons (and one Cortina).

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ImageXR Falcon GT and XT Falcon GT by Classic Carlectibles by Michael, on Flickr

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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby Jager » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:04 am

IFHP wrote:Before the Holiday Village diorama was was put away for the year, I placed the slot car track on the table and lined up a bunch of Ford Falcons (and one Cortina).

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Looks just like Sydney at 5:00pm on a Friday night :D
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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby IFHP » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:53 am

ImageFord Falcons in Wild Violet by Michael, on Flickr

Falcons in "Wild Violet." 2004 Falcon GT by Biante and 1972 Falcon GT by Trax

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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby k1w1taxi » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:57 pm

Love me a Wild Violet Fowl Con :D

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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby IFHP » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:30 am

1949-53 Ford Anglia Tourer

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Trax

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Trax and Somerville versions.

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The Trax model is so much nicer than the Somerville version, so glad to add it to the collection.

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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby IFHP » Tue May 17, 2016 2:44 am

Here are some pictures of the Armco Ford Landau that recently arrived in my collection.

In summery, I would a preferred a color other than white (or purple which seems out of keeping with the character of the car), it is very nicely detailed but also a bit small for 1:43 (which puts it in the company of the Trax XC Falcon coupe and every American Ford made by Minichamps).

ImageFord Landau and Mainline Ute by Armco by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Landau by Armco by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Landau by Armco by Michael, on Flickr

The welcoming committee

ImageFord Landau by Armco and XB Falcon GT by Auto Art by Michael, on Flickr

Comparison with XB Falcon Coupe by Auto Art

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Comparison with 1969 Ford XL by Neo

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Comparison with 1969 Mercury Marauder X-100 by Minichamps

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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby Jager » Tue May 17, 2016 4:37 am

As you say, any other colour than white. It makes the Landau looks like an unpainted resin prototype.

Hopefully more colours will follow if its successful.
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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby IFHP » Wed May 18, 2016 12:41 am

Jager wrote:As you say, any other colour than white. It makes the Landau looks like an unpainted resin prototype.

Hopefully more colours will follow if its successful.


I had that thought too (unpainted resin -- the white is very white).

Armco also offered this model in Violet with back top, yellow with a white top, blue with a white top and I think a steel gray too. However the colors other than white and violet are sold out.

Image1973 Ford Landau (Aus) P3 by Michael, on Flickr

This is the color that I would really like to see, which seems most typical for the Landau.
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Re: Let's talk Strine

Postby k1w1taxi » Sat May 21, 2016 3:08 am

IFHP wrote:
Image1973 Ford Landau (Aus) P3 by Michael, on Flickr

This is the color that I would really like to see, which seems most typical for the Landau.

That is the exact colour that springs to mind when I think Landau.
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