Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
Illustration for article titled Spaghetti Sunday: Siamo fuori di spaghetti, tempo per iHWEP!

Well, no worries, I’m not really out of Spaghetti but I’ve got very little time today as an iHWEP package came in from Illinois, USA, yesterday. This iHWEP with shopteacher started with one of Small Scale Sydney’s Mopar Mondays in which shopteacher requested a trade for some SIKU’s. We don’t get AW’s over here (and the USA don’t get SIKU’s) so a deal was actually made pretty quick. Shipping (USA-Europe) was quick as well: this package was sent last Tuesday!!!

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Illustration for article titled Spaghetti Sunday: Siamo fuori di spaghetti, tempo per iHWEP!

The Dart that started it all. Finally some MOPAR-Monday ammo. Really love this green. DLM’n all them will be for another day though.

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Illustration for article titled Spaghetti Sunday: Siamo fuori di spaghetti, tempo per iHWEP!

How on earth was it possible that in my entire fleet there was no Mustang? I really like this Bullet-esque 1967 GT. I really can’t wait to get this one out of it’s blister.

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Illustration for article titled Spaghetti Sunday: Siamo fuori di spaghetti, tempo per iHWEP!

And if you’ve got a Mustang you’ll have to get a GM-competitor as well. Somehow I’ve always liked the Firebird over the Camaro and when I saw shopteacher had this one on offer I knew I’d have to get it. Now I want a Firebird with the screaming chicken on the hood as well, I really hate this hobby: when does it end?

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Illustration for article titled Spaghetti Sunday: Siamo fuori di spaghetti, tempo per iHWEP!

The only Italian link in this post. As GTO stands for Gran Turismo Omologato. Or doesn’t it? Some say the Pontiac Tempest was due for a new name in 1964. It was to be called the “Grand Tempest”. John DeLorean, Pontiac’s chief engineer, used that designation for the “Pontiac Grand Tempest Option”. And after 2 years just being a package on the Tempest the GTO became it’s own model in 1966. And that’s this one. I think C&D even put both the Italian and the American GTO next to each other, I’m sure I’ve read something about that somewhere.

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Illustration for article titled Spaghetti Sunday: Siamo fuori di spaghetti, tempo per iHWEP!

I told shopteacher we do get some mainline HW’s over here but the specials like the entertainment series most of the time are not to be found. So he included some of these as well, this Kawa Ninja from Top Gun is actually my first (non 1:1) bike! Top Gun truly was a favorite of mine when I was way younger so I’m truly excited about this one.

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Illustration for article titled Spaghetti Sunday: Siamo fuori di spaghetti, tempo per iHWEP!

He added the 2000GT Roadster as well, another epic car from such an epic series of movies. I’ve got a 1/43 from Atlas as well so these will be compared at one point.

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Illustration for article titled Spaghetti Sunday: Siamo fuori di spaghetti, tempo per iHWEP!

And this Esprit I truly adore. I don’t have a lot of British cars but the Esprit, probably due to it’s Bond-connection as well, is one great little car. I even did the route on Sardinia Bond was chased on in The Spy who Loved me two years ago. In a Fiat 500. Another Italian connection come to think of it!

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Thanks shopteacher for this all, I’m really glad with our trade. Hope your SIKU’s arrive as fast and that these give you as much satisfaction. Saluti!

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