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Post  burnsy471 on Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:39 pm

Hi all,

I'm Mark Kelly from Milton Keynes. Just discovered this forum by way of code 343 and South Hants Model Club at Race Retro yesterday, so thanks guys!

I'm going to be focussed largely on 1/43, with main area of interest being Group B and Pikes Peak. I've already got a few of the usual suspects from the iXO range of Group B cars, plus the Bizarre Lancia ECV2, but having seen some of the collections on here I've had my eyes well and truly opened to just what's available - amazing!

I'm partial to a bit of rallycross too, so no doubt the collection will expand outside of just the Group B and Pikes Peak cars. Think I'll need to make good use of the 'how to' sections for these though.

This could be a very dangerous forum  Very Happy .

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Re: Hi from a newbie

Post  potiman on Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:09 pm

Hi Mark

Welcome

I can vouch for how "dangerous" this forum can be!

What did you think of the South Hants Model Club Metro display yesterday at Race Retro? Some amazing Code 3 Metros on display and brilliant work by David and Dave on such a fabulous display, well worth the entry money alone.

Regards

David L

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Post  burnsy471 on Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:30 pm

Hi David,

It was an amazing display, I spent ages soaking in the details. I loved the Andy Burton 306R4 in there too, and the various rallycross cars. I used to build a few plastic kits back in the day, including the Heller 1/43 Delta S4 and 205T16, but I'm going to have to learn a whole new range of skills if I'm going to start modding the iXO models.

Honestly, I'm not sure whether I found their display more inspiring or daunting? A real mix of the two I think, but we all have to start somewhere, right!

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Post  Speedy on Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:30 pm

Welcome along Mark

Yes this forum is very dangerous (for the health of your wallet and bank account)


Happy browsing.....and spending Very Happy
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Post  newt5550 on Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:56 pm

Welcome to the forum Mark.

There will be alot of people on here quite happy to empty your wallet for you  Laughing 

There is some very nice group B models out there. If you look up the Metro 6R4 definitive list on here you will see just how 6R4's there are and that dosen't include one off built by members.

Enjoy your stay  Very Happy 

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Post  bmd on Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:29 pm

welcome aboard mark!!.........enjoy!  Smile 
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Post  Cowley on Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:57 pm

Welcome to the DRM forum Mark, and many thanks for the kind words regarding the 2014 Race Retro display that myself and Dave put together - not forgetting the kind contributions of Chris, Simon and Steve which added to it. Incidentally, Chris built the Andy Burton Pug 306R4, and the rallycross cars were built by Simon and Steve.

I hope you enjoy your time here Mark, and if you have any other issues or queries then fire away as we're a friendly bunch.  Wink 
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Post  Zeus on Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:56 pm

Welcome Mark, glad you appreciated our display & taking the time to join up. Enjoy your stay, Dave
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Post  turn the wheel on Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:10 pm

Hi Mark.....welcome to the forum .......code 3....group Bs...etc...etc....you will find loads of items here to interest you and keep your wallet empty.......Kelly ?????...there must be a touch of an Irish man there somewhere ?????......Donie

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Post  turn the wheel on Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:15 pm

Hi you guys......any photos from " The South Hants Model Show ".......come and show us the display !!!!!!

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Post  CDM on Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:39 pm

Photos of the MG metro 6R4 display can be found under Race Retro 2014 thread.

I am trying to get photos of the rest of our display from the team. I will post these as soon as I get them.

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Post  Cowley on Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:12 pm

It's here Donie, towards the bottom of Page 1...

http://www.diecastrallymodels.com/t4754-race-retro-2014-mg-metro-6r4
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Post  burnsy471 on Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:08 pm

Hi Donie,

You're absolutely right, there's some Irish in the family from a couple generations back. I was over there a while back and drove around the Ring of Kerry, including a run up Moll's Gap. It certainly increased the respect I have for the guys that go up there flat out!

Mark

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