Model Cars worldwide...

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I know we have members here from all over the world... Europe, Australia, South America, Africa (yeah Chris, I mean you!), the "great white north," etc.

How cool is that? Literally a worldwide group of people sharing a common interest. The Olympics got me thinking about how different people from different places can all come together due to a common interest. In the case of the Olympics, sports... and in our case, the hobby we all share.

So how about a "parade of nations" right here... just like the Olympics opening ceremony?

Let's hear from all of you who live outside the US. Chime in, show your colors! We want to hear from all of our friends all over the world! Step up and let us know where you are!

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Okay, I will chime in and say the USA. There are some people here in the South that feel we will still win our freedom from the North!

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Relax, Mike... we took you back a long time ago! :lol:

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Cool idea Harry , lets see if anyone will play

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Canada, but I can see Detroit from here. Does that count? :wacko:

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I live in the small "town" Mullsjö in Sweden, and will try to defend our blue and yellow flag with a WIP. :lol:

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Maybe a subject for the autoquiz ? ;)

/Stefan

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Canada, but I can see Detroit from here. Does that count? :wacko:

You bet! :D

Steve, is that a Beaumont?

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Stefan, that's a cool Volvo, if I remember correctly a L3314 Laplander. A friend of mine in Italy bought two of them ex Swedish army, one was a 66, the other one I don't remember, a very cool truck, you don't see a lot of them!

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I live in the worlds largest adult playground. Right in the good old USA.

Showgurlz!

G

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Canada here! Penetanguishene, Ontario on the south shore of Georgian Bay. Bilingual community (English and French).PossumVan-vi.jpg

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I'm pure "Born In The U.S.A." and proud of it, but my heritage is English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and 1/16 Native American (Cherokee). Yep, I'm a MUTT! It takes all kinds to be a worldwide group like we have here, and I'd like to think I'd fit in just about anywhere in it... at least in Europe or North America. Here's one, a Yenko Stinger, that got it's start right here in Pennsylvania, where I've lived my whole life:

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LOL, I'm an American mutt too Jim.

Corey

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I sometimes also refer to myself as a "Heinz"... You know, "57 Varieties"! :lol:

So, Corey, have you built any models with a connection to your native Kansas?

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No, hadn't even thought about it actually. I've built replicas of a couple cars that belong to native Kansans though, LOL, but that's about it.

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Let's hear from all of you who live outside the US.

Just sayin'. ^_^

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Prince Albert, Saskatchewan ,Canada here .... eh

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I live in the small "town" Mullsjö in Sweden, and will try to defend our blue and yellow flag with a WIP. :lol:

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Maybe a subject for the autoquiz ? ;)

/Stefan

USA here but I want to know more about this..

The Hunt is on. :D

Please don't tell me it is all scratch built. :(

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Canada here! Penetanguishene, Ontario on the south shore of Georgian Bay. Bilingual community (English and French).PossumVan-vi.jpg

I haven't seen Red Green in forever!I love that show, a shame it never took of to big stateside.

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Great idea, Harry.

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Ok il chime in.

Another Australian from Port Pirie (aka Lead City) South Australia.

Some Aussie cars I have built.

Holden FJ

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Holden FC

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Holden HK ute (this was built to represent a Summernats burn-out car)

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Holden HQ Monaro

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And finally in Australia we love our ute's,so I converted an Impala to a ute.

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USA here but I want to know more about this..

The Hunt is on. :D

Please don't tell me it is all scratch built. :(

This is an Volvo L3314 Laplander, in sweden more knowed by it´s nickname puppy.

And yes it´s all scratch built except for wheels and axles. There is a resin kit available

but it´s in 1/72 scale,and doesn´t fit on my shelf :)

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Okay. I'm from Vantaa, Finland. I've lived here all my life. If someone thinks that there are not Hobby Shops, or Model Kits in Finland, you're wrong. Almost all kits, I buy are bought from Finland, only a few kits need to be ordered from Model Express.

And we have lots of 1:1 American Cars here in Finland too, so it's not only Model Kits. http://tapahtumakuvia.kuvat.fi/kuvat/

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I am from Randburg (northern Johannesburg) South Africa (as Harry mentioned).

It is difficult to built any models of vehicles specific from South Africa but we had some notable vehicles like the GSM Dart & Flamingo, Capri & Cortina Perana and Chev Firenza Can Am. Unless you scratch build these there are no base models to start with.

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Does a model company make different models for different countries? I see Holden and Beaumont. I know Canada used to have different 1:1 versions of the same USA cars. Do they still?

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The Beaumonts are the only ones I've seen, (Canadian version of a Chevelle/Malibu). Chrysler exported 2 1971 Hemicuda convertibles up there, metric gauges and all, making for a grand total of nine of them ever built. But they were built here.

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