Eric - New member from France

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Eric B.
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Eric - New member from France

Post by Eric B. » Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:30 pm

Hello all,

I am Eric and I am an aviation and motorsports fan.

I build aircraft models but i decided early on – not from lack of interest but from lack of time – to buy completed diecast automotives instead.

I am attracted by miniatures and I am sensitive to details, sharpness and accuracy.
I started my car collections with 1/43rd scale models (around 700) mostly from the Minichamps, AutoArt, Kyosho, HPI Racing ranges. My prefered topics are 24h Le Mans, Formula 1 World champions, Porsches, Rally racing, and Supercars.

I later started a 1/18th collection after first seing an Exoto model on display. I bought it with the idea it would remain a lone model in this scale in my collection : but put a finger in and lose your arm (70+ models now) – They are mainly from Exoto, CMC, BBR and AutoArt Signature. All my 1/18ths must be full opening.

I also have a 1/12th motorbike collection, all Minichamps/AutoArt most being World championship 500cc/MotoGP bikes (around 70 models now).

I have been slowing down on buying models for 4/5 years, down to 4/5/6 models a year that would normally include the Formula 1 champion car of the year, the Le Mans winner car of the year both in 1/43rd scale, the latest high performance Porsche 911 of the year (well that is GT3/Turbo/GT2/RS) all in 1/43rd scale, the occasionnal CMC model of the year in 1/18th scale and the Moto GP World champion bike of the year in 1/12th scale.

All the best

Eric B.

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Re: Eric - New member from France

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:06 pm

Hi Eric, welcome to DS! Post some pics of this great collection, thanks.

Eric B.
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Re: Eric - New member from France

Post by Eric B. » Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:51 pm

Hello Kraftig

Just a few pics from my collection. More will follow on dedicated forums

Le Mans 1/43 - 1993 Toyotas (IXO - Ebbro - HPI Racing)

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Porsche 1/43

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CMC LM Ferraris - 1/18

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Cheers

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Re: Eric - New member from France

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:51 pm

Gorgeous sir! Thanks for sharing.

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