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Joined: 10 Jun 2021
Posts: 485
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2021 3:46 pm    Post subject: Muscle Machines

I've been collecting these for about 12 months. Trying to stick to the 1:18 scale. I bought my first one at the 2 Bay Run in 2001, the Camaro, black with gold stripes for Bill Fry at TC Models. It wasn't long before I saw the 57 Chev's were coming out and I had to have one in aqua. Then I was lucky enough to have a few bucks in my pocket at the Hot Rod Show and ordered a purple Willys from Bradfords. When I went to pick it up there was a stars and stripes one there and I took that instead. Currently I've got a yellow 33 Coupe and a black 29 Pickup on order. I'm told they should be here soon.

I've also got some 1:64 ones and some Hot Wheels, but I'm trying not to get too serious as there's a full scale rod to finish.

Anybody out there collecting?
Yours in Rodding
Greg Wapling
The years have been kind to me, it's just the weekends that have done the damage.
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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2021 12:43 am    Post subject: Collecting

Not a real serious collector, only the ones that catch my eye.

One nice thing is the local and old-timey speed shop that's just stuffed with goodies.
The owner collects Hot Wheels and always has some interesting ones hanging on the pegboard with the Earls Fittings.
No pun intended, but it seems like a fitting place for them.

I have very few hot wheels, but several of the 1/16-1/18 scale cars.
One especially nice one, a Moon yellow 51 or so Chevy panel truck.

I had a nice collection going, mostly strewn along the front areas in front of the books in our large bookcase that covers one wall.
At least I did until Sweetie packed em all up since I wasn't doing the woodwork bit and building a display case as she suggested.

Twas ok though.
I bought some more and the shelves are back to being crowded.
Wasn't too hard to add them one at a time.
Not sure if Sweetie noticed, but she hasn't said anything.

Got a few roadsters cuz I like em, a red 34 coupe like the Milner coupe as well as the black 55 Chevy two door and chopped purple Merc from the American Graffiti movie.
Still looking - although not very hard - for the Milner coupe and for what I understand can be hard to find, the 58 Impala.

And then there's the die cast 1/16 tractor collection I started when we moved up here 14 years ago.
That ones packed up as well.
For the same reason.
No display case.

Too busy with the car stuff to whittle on wood for a while, it was tough enough making a cabinet for Sweetie's teapot collection.
Course now it's full and she's thinking of enlarging her collection so maybe I'll be making sawdust sooner than I think I will....

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Joined: 11 Jun 2021
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Location: Visalia, California

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2021 12:46 am    Post subject: Errata

That was me above.

Forgot to log in.

Now the auto log-in is selected so let's see if this works.

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Joined: 12 Jun 2021
Posts: 296
Location: West Aust.

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2021 9:30 am    Post subject:

I must be a tight fisted type. I see them nice model cars...the ones you glue & paint like, & would love to get one but figure I should save the money for something 1:1 scale.
Plus I'm so busy I can't get nearly enough time in the shed so yet another distraction is last thing I need...But I'd still like to have a go cos it looks like good fun.
Brootal & Carps are pretty darn good at the scale stuff...I mean really good.

Lately I've noticed I've got a collection of autographed stuff. Got one autogrpahed book from a nice Californian fella
Got a primered glove box lid signed by Boyd C. (I kinda felt the irony in his name on a dodgey old primered lid was priceless!
Got signed photograph of the whole cast of Home Improvement, poster autographed by all the Hawksbury Nats committee. A book signed by Tex, plus my glovebox lid in the yoot (a shiney glovebox lid too haha) & he & Larry signed a photo I took of them. Larry also had an old Issue #1 I got him to sign for m, plus got Issue #1 of Hot Rod Deluxe, Gearheader magazine (when it was paper & ink before going web only) all signed by the blokes behind it. Oh & issue#1 of Cruisin signed by the three guys behind it too.
Chasing the first issue of Custom Rodder (Aust.) & then I'll track down Eddie Ford to moniker it.

Got a poster signed by Lee Kernaghan, another Joe Camilleri & a few others.
Seems lame to some, but it's all history & I figure collect it now while you can.
Oh CHOCO has no choice, he has to autograph the book of his I bought too! You been warned Choco! haha!

Hope to get Rachelle Splatt to sign my helmet sometime too one day.
Hmm it's after 7am Sunday & I's s'posed to bes working...
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Joined: 11 Jun 2021
Posts: 1013
Location: Queanbeyan, NSW (on the ACT border)

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2020 1:10 pm    Post subject: Signed Guitars

You may have noticed some activity here, on the RRT and HAMB on some of the vintage speed stuff I've been flogging for a friend. Well, there's still lots more, but he asked me to mention that he's selling all his signed guitars. Each one is genuine and there's a good yarn that goes with every signature. Some of the stories I can't repeat here, I might get into trouble!
There's lots, but the ones I remember are Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Bo Diddly, Jimi Hendrix, and several others of that ilk, both alive and dead.
He also has a shitload of car memorabilia that would make a collector drool. F'rinstance, in the 50's, they made these little stainless steel trays that clip onto your window to put your coffee, coke and cup-cake (if you will) on. Well, he has one still in it's original box sitting on the wall. There's a HUGE Mobil flying horse sign, a HUGER Chrysler star emblem (backlit with 240Volt fluros, think I'll have that myself) and lots of small, 50s style oil cans, drums, signs, etc. We haven't even gone into the loft, yet, where lots of other stuff is hidden away and forgotten. All of it will be at the American Car Nationals in Queanbeyan next month at the swap meet, but maybe some of you can give us an idea on what some of this stuff is worth?
For those of you that are honest, you shall have first scratch at your preferred collecting itch.
Frank Choco Munday, Technical Author
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Joined: 11 Jun 2021
Posts: 1321
Location: Sydney, Australia

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2020 9:10 am    Post subject: Honest???

The reason I'm not a cop or a lawyer is because I'm SO HONEST! In fact, I'm the worst lier in the world. I guess that's another reason why I'd be terrible in sales.

Just make sure I'm on that list Choco.
It's OK, I'm not really from Sydney, I just moved here.

Ramblers, Hot Rods, Surfing and Model Cars
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Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2020 9:16 pm    Post subject:


Never been here before tonight.

Somebody suggested I should take a peek, so I did and bugger me if I don't get a mention in the very first thread I open, and another in the second...

Hope that's not an indication I need to visit here onna regular basis to find out what folks are sayin about me.
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Posts: 296
Location: West Aust.

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2020 8:29 am    Post subject:

Hi Carps!
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Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2020 10:55 pm    Post subject:

Gudday Ripper,

I think I may have to head up to Queenbeeyan fer the swapmeet. But then it's gunna cost me a fortune to knock a wall out to fit more stuff in. Not that I've got that much, just a small house.

So far I've been lucky enough to avoide those crazy cartoonie things. Ilthough I will admit when that first 32 roadster hit I did weaken and pick up the first of way too many 1/18 scale die casts. At Bendigo I even picked up a pair of 34 Ford lotsa door sedans. They are nicely detailed in US army colours and the back of the body is a bit odd as it's the Euro sedan delivery style. So far I've cut the back from one and trimmed it so it's more the right shpae for a regular US sedan. Die cast is easy to weld with that low temp magic rod that you can pick up at swap meets. Works better than silver solder or araldyte for joining die cast models back together. I'm now looking for a donour car with appropriate wheels and tyres to finish building a 1/18 rendition of my own pld gal.

Funny thing is most of my die cast models have in one way or another been modified or ddetailed beyond the factory finish. I even started building a two lane blacktop version of the Graffiti 55 Chevy but never got it done before ERTL beat me to it. That car is now a source of parts. But the wheels are wrong for the sedan.

Ripper, I wouldnt suggest I build models anywhere near the standard that Brootal does, but it does strike me as strange that his littlies are better detailed and finished than his 1/1 scale Rumbler.

Just kiddin Boris.
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Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2020 7:57 am    Post subject:

Yeah greg me dad and my litle bro collect all types we mainly get them from Bill TC models talk soon

Yours in rodding TJ
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Joined: 03 Jul 2021
Posts: 403
Location: Diggers Rest

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2020 11:24 am    Post subject:

Have got a mind of a goldfish......YOU ALLREADY SAID THAT!!
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