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My 1/16 collection
Posted by santa on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 2:30 PM

    Top shelf--1st row--back to front= Mercedes-Benz 540 K by Minicraft , Duesenberg Boattail SJ by Entex , Bugatti Royale by Bandai , V-12 Cadillac town car by Minicraft , Top shelf--2nd row= Lincoln L Dietrich by Entex , V-12 Packard coupe roadster by Entex , Mercer Raceabout by Bandai , Jaguar SS100 by Minicraft , Bottom shelf--1st row=1935 Morgan 3-wheeler by Minicraft , MG   TC by Anmark , Mercedes Benz Gull-wing coup by Minicraft , Lamborghini Countach by Fujimi , Ferrari Berlinetta boxer by Fujimi , And bottom shelf--2nd row=Mercedes Benz Sonder Kabriolet by Minicraft.
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Posted by santa on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 2:31 PM

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:39 PM

Nice !  Is that a 38 Packard roadster I see in that lineup ?

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:00 PM

Beautiful big collection!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:06 PM

What a great collection! Yes

On a side note, I visited the Ringling Museum in Sarasota a few days ago. It has an entire 1/16 scale circus. I wondered where the cars in the parking lot came from in that scale.

Could you shed any light? I'm completely unfamiliar with 1/16 scale.

-Greg

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:25 AM

Greg

What a great collection! Yes

On a side note, I visited the Ringling Museum in Sarasota a few days ago. It has an entire 1/16 scale circus. I wondered where the cars in the parking lot came from in that scale.

Could you shed any light? I'm completely unfamiliar with 1/16 scale.

 

Till he replies: I've gotten some from ebay, Greg. Course there are some in production too but the era I like is mostly old stock. My two 1/16 Minicraft Model A's were sealed never opened stock. My 1/16 Entex Mercer, my now passed wife gave me 40 some odd years ago. I'm surprised by that Packard the OP shows, never seen that one out there and would like to know more about that.

1/16 to me, at least in automotive models is an awesome size to work in, wish there were more of them ! 1/24 is pretty nice too though, I've been watching ebay for a Monogram Packard touring car to come up . Just sayin

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:38 PM

I've got a couple of 1/16 Monogram parts kits Ferraris that I need to unload. Neither is complete and would love to get them to someone who could use them. Some of the sprues are untouched.

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Posted by santa on Thursday, April 22, 2021 2:34 PM

not sure what your question is Greg--But I will copy my records, and bring them to the liabrary Saterday.  The liabrary is closed Friday. And thay only give you 1-hour.

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Posted by nearsightedjohn on Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:45 PM

Really like your taste in classic autos Santa. That (Bandai?) boat tail Duesy looks really interesting, would love to see more pics of that one.

I remember assembling the Entex 1/16 Packard Formal Sedan when it was first released in the mid-70's. It was quite nicely molded and went together without a lot of problems if I recall. Wish I still had it! The only 1/16 kit I've built since then is the recent Revell Isetta which was a lot of fun and takes up very little space.

 

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:51 PM

I found an Entex 37 Packard roadster on Ebay. The guy is looking to get $120 for it. My A's were buy it now $60 each in sealed boxes. Just sayin.

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:48 PM

santa

not sure what your question is Greg--But I will copy my records, and bring them to the liabrary Saterday.  The liabrary is closed Friday. And thay only give you 1-hour.

 

Oh, no research project needed, Santa.

I am just asking where your 1/16th collection came from. Plastic kits? Die cast collectors cars? Something else?

I'd simply never seen a 1/16th car until the musuem trip, and wondered how to came to acquire yours.

Thanks for your input OMG & Rob. So there were assembly kits available.

-Greg

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Friday, April 23, 2021 5:29 AM

Greg

 

Thanks for your input OMG & Rob. So there were assembly kits available.

Yep. Still some more modern stuff in production too though.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, April 23, 2021 7:38 AM

I have built several of the Minicraft 16th scale kits.  They were great! Their wire wheels are great.

 

Also built a couple of the Aurora old cars, Stutz and Mercers, modified as racing versions.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by santa on Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:24 PM

Thay are all plastic model kits purchased on e-bay Greg.

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Posted by SCOUT on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:08 AM

Nice collection!...i REALLY love the Countach!!

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:14 AM

Greg

What a great collection! Yes

On a side note, I visited the Ringling Museum in Sarasota a few days ago. It has an entire 1/16 scale circus. I wondered where the cars in the parking lot came from in that scale.

Could you shed any light? I'm completely unfamiliar with 1/16 scale.

 

Gregg- years ago Aurora put out a number of early cars in 1:16.  I have built a Mercer and a Stutz, and just found two kits for my stash, a 1911 Buick and a 1909 Rambler.

They are still available at show flea markets and via eBay.  They must have sold well.  Minicraft does a number of 1:16 cars of twenties and thirties.  Some of these are still being produced and available in hobby shops.  These kits are a step up from the Aurora ones, and a couple, MG-TC and Jaguar SS-100 have delightful wire wheels.

 

 

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:43 AM

I should have added that 1:12 and 1:8 are also popular model car scales.  Revell has done kits in both scales, and Tamiya has done several in 1:12. Oh- forgot 1:20 scale, popular with some Japanese mfgers.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:28 AM

santa

 

Beautiful!  Yes

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by nearsightedjohn on Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:22 AM

Be still my beating heart....! That is one sexy boat tail Duesey! Gotta keep an eye out for that one next time I get to attend a model swap meet. Thanks Santa for posting more pics!

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