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
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