In a recent trip to Ikea, I picked up another glass display cabinet to contain my growing collection of 1/24 scale model car kits. I thought I would share some pics of the collection...
Each piece is a plastic or resin kit that I had to build and paint and detail myself. I've never been one to collect diecast or "finished" pieces, I very much enjoy the building process and researching each model to get the details and factory colours right.
The first shelf features my collection of Mercedes 300SL's - the 722 racer is a Monogram kit, the silver gullwing SLR beside it is a Revell kit, the sand coloured roadster is the Itilleri kit and the metallic sage green gullwing is the new Tamiya kit.
Next is a shelf of Jaguars: The D-Type is a modified Tamiya slot car kit, The XKSS is a Revell kit, The white XK 120 a Revell kit, and the C-type is a K&R replicas kit
Next we have a group of Porsche's all of which are built from the excellently detailed Fujimi kits, there are a pair of early 911's, a blue 356 cabrio, and a blue 356 speedster, and a light green 356 coupe
Next is a shelf of some miscellaneous cars: a Revell MGB, an AMT 300SL, a Momogram TR3, and aTamiya VW beetle
The next shelf features my collection of big Healey's - all made using the same old Revell kit from the 60's (heavily modified to make the various marques): the blue&white 100/6 (stock kit), the blue 100/4 BN1, the green 100/S noj393, and the florida green&white 100/6 BN6
Next we have the pre & post war cars: a Revell Bentley blower, a black Heller Alfa Romeo, a Monogram Bugatti and a Monogram MG-TC
Moving along with some more British classics: a Gunze Bugeye Sprite, Revell MGB, Gunze TR2, and a Tamiya Mini Cooper S
In the Japanese section we have a Hasegawa Mazda Cosmo, a Tamiya Honda S500, and a Hasegawa Toyota S2000
No collection would be complete without some Ferrari's: here's an Italeri 250 SWB, an Academy "California" and a Fujimi 250 GTO
A bit of a mix here: in the back a Revell Porsche 904, a Monogram Jaguar E-type coupe, and some Revell E-type roadsters
A couple of Lotus's help fill out the British section; a lotus super 7 by Tamiya, and an elan made by Gunzi
Finally to top it off, a shelf of Aston Martin's: a Doyshua DB5, DB4, and a Porfil24 DB2/3
Of course there's plenty of kits still in the box ready to build:
Until next time -
Classic auto enthusiast, upholsterer, coach trimmer, and fine scale modeler.