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Discussion in 'Collectables, Literature, & Models' started by Prancing_Horse, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

    Dec 23, 2003
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    Dan
    I dont know if i should remove the base of the models

    what should i do?
     
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  3. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    Whatever makes you happy! :)

    I remove mine so I can "play" with them.
     
  4. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

    Dec 20, 2003
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    what kind of models are you refuring to? bbr?
     
  5. rr1973

    rr1973 Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
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    I remove all base because they consume a lot of space. But if you have space is your decision. Otherwise I have all my bases in my storage for future big room :)
     
  6. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    if you are talking about models in general, yes i remove tha bases if i want to dispaly them
     
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  8. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Oct 3, 2002
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    Removed and tossed, along with the boxes.
     
  9. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2001
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    i'm a remove and toss guy too. life is short. i play with my toys. keep all my f-car models on my desk at work so i can remember why i do what i do :). even my ertl 275 - base removed, packaging tossed.

    doody.
     
  10. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    I wouldn't call it 'play', I call it 'study and research'.
    :)

    Seriously that's how I sometimes check for details and differences. One day I'll be a concours judge and every 355 that doesn't say "Mattel" underneath will get points deducted...

    PS: Isn't that Ertl just ugly? I hate that model, but it's the only 275 I got.
     
  11. TSMIV

    TSMIV Formula Junior

    Jan 27, 2004
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    I too remove the base on my models, though some demand it because the base is poorly designed.

    If you do remove and keep the base, keep track of the screws and support studs. Also keep track of where they go. If you ever decide to reattach the base you will need this information.
     
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  13. rr1973

    rr1973 Formula Junior

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  14. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Formula Junior

    Apr 17, 2003
    563
    Groningen
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    Bob Hagendijk
    I keep them behind one big piece of glass, but I keep all boxes. When I want to move them it is much easier, when I want to sell them they are worth more.
     
  15. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2001
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    ROTLFMAO!

    yup, that 275 is not optimal, but there's no other option (still). i hate my mira 512TR too, but, again, no other option that i know of. i REALLY want a NICE black 512TR to go in my lineup Daytona, 512BB, 512TR, and 550 - all black.

    doody.
     
  16. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    I got a nice black 512TR. But it is a targa...
     

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