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  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    QBranch wrote: »
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    Just found this framed print in a charity shop for £3.
    Despite a couple of inconsistencies, it's a nice find at a great price.
    Thanks the print is 40 x 50 cm I will buy a black frame for it which will make it look better. Sir Sean is my Bond so good having a few of his films merged together, what inconsistencies did you spot?
  • LucknFateLucknFate 007 In New York
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    QBranch wrote: »
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    Just found this framed print in a charity shop for £3.
    Despite a couple of inconsistencies, it's a nice find at a great price.
    Thanks the print is 40 x 50 cm I will buy a black frame for it which will make it look better. Sir Sean is my Bond so good having a few of his films merged together, what inconsistencies did you spot?

    DB6 instead of DB5, for one.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    LucknFate wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
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    Just found this framed print in a charity shop for £3.
    Despite a couple of inconsistencies, it's a nice find at a great price.
    Thanks the print is 40 x 50 cm I will buy a black frame for it which will make it look better. Sir Sean is my Bond so good having a few of his films merged together, what inconsistencies did you spot?

    DB6 instead of DB5, for one.

    I would have preferred the original license plate also.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    what inconsistencies did you spot?
    DB6; lack of *classic* moment from FRWL and/or DAF. Pedantics though, it's got a good size about it.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    QBranch wrote: »
    what inconsistencies did you spot?
    DB6; lack of *classic* moment from FRWL and/or DAF. Pedantics though, it's got a good size about it.

    Admittedly I could make a better poster including all the films Sean is in, Ink is expensive though lol
  • LucknFateLucknFate 007 In New York
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    Naturally fans will nitpick, it's still a cool pick up for sure and nice to have framed.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    I have been lucky and had some good Bond finds from charity shops over the years.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    A co-worker would often visit second hand stores and keep an eye out for me. He spotted the 1987 movie poster book and presented it to me at work. I used to check old book shops while delivering products around the city and scored fourteen Bond novels in one visit. Some Fleming, Gardner, plus Colonel Sun although the corner of the front cover was cut on the CS book.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
    Posts: 24,291
    QBranch wrote: »
    A co-worker would often visit second hand stores and keep an eye out for me. He spotted the 1987 movie poster book and presented it to me at work. I used to check old book shops while delivering products around the city and scored fourteen Bond novels in one visit. Some Fleming, Gardner, plus Colonel Sun although the corner of the front cover was cut on the CS book.

    That is a good haul, there are very few second hand book shops where I am now.

    There are 8 Charity shops on a high street very close to me, one of them in particular I have had several Bond finds. I walk past them most days so rarely miss any memorabilia that may show up.
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    I found that in a second-hand shop :

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    I was mostly interested by the second CD, which contained titles from various spy-inspired fiction. The first CD, which covered the Bond movies from DN to CR '06, was just covers.
  • MartinBondMartinBond Trying not to muck it up again
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    I had to bow out of the James Bond Car Collection back in 2010/2011 or thereabouts when they were simply getting to expensive ( and too obscure), but now that I have more room and money to spend, I decided to go on the interwebs and try to puzzle everything together. All in all it took a nice round 4000 days to get them:

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    from issue 1 to 134, and subscriber gifts, all with their original magazines as well. Well chuffed. Now to find a place to do them justice...
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    MartinBond wrote: »
    I had to bow out of the James Bond Car Collection back in 2010/2011 or thereabouts when they were simply getting to expensive ( and too obscure), but now that I have more room and money to spend, I decided to go on the interwebs and try to puzzle everything together. All in all it took a nice round 4000 days to get them:

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    from issue 1 to 134, and subscriber gifts, all with their original magazines as well. Well chuffed. Now to find a place to do them justice...

    Well done. I have most of them, I cherry picked what I wanted to have in my collection. Still miffed they never did the Kenworth truck from LTK, though!
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Nice one, @MartinBond! That is a goal of mine as well. Similarly, I collected 36 of them in 2008-2009, then had to stop because of lack of space plus the newsagency was some distance away. This year I started to collect them again, focusing mainly on the anniversary films of the current year. That being OP, LALD then FRWL. I have all the LALD vehicles, and now finishing off OP (although, other than the Acrostar, tuk tuk and maybe Bianca's Range I find the OP vehicles a bit boring but I'll hang in there).

    Unfortunately there's no Sheriff Pepper patrol car, but I picked up the 1:64 scale Johnny Lightning version which is a different make/model vehicle but looks close enough in the same green and police markings. Some appear to have the white walls which looks closer again.

    I did pick up the parahawk earlier in the year and after having it for a few days discovered one of the propeller blades was bent inward. Mini Moke wheels are too small, and the Louisiana police car has some weird overhang of the tyre rubber over the rims - looks a bit rough. Lada Niva looks great with the mud splatter along the side.
  • MartinBondMartinBond Trying not to muck it up again
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    Cheers lads. Having been subscribed from day 1 back in april 2008 it was quite a nice thing to finally be able to finish, especially with all the Dutch magazines included.
    QBranch wrote: »
    Unfortunately there's no Sheriff Pepper patrol car(...)
    This I think is down to the increased influence of IXO models starting somewhere around issue 86. The models themselves were of better quality/detailing, but their role in the respective film got more questionable. This because IXO basically went "let's see what moulds we still have in our back-catalogue" and then went searching for a Bond-film that featured said car, however minor the role might be. Worst offender of all of them is the From Russia With Love taxi, which is visible for roughly 13 seconds, and isn't even in full frame for any amount of it! Do some googling, and you can see IXO previously released said car in a few civillian colour schemes, as well as various taxi and police variants. Easy money...

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    Same story with the LALD Police car. Easier to just repaint an existing mould than to severely change or modify one. In this case, it was really easy as they had already released the Bel Air as a civillian and police patrol car, so the New York airport taxi and Louisiana police car were just a case of respray and add some decals. Because Pepper's "Sherrif's Department" car was actually a pre-production civillian car with some police goodies (which explains the odd colour scheme, dome light and awful stickers with white backing) it would've been much more expensive to produce.
    QBranch wrote: »
    one of the propeller blades was bent inward. Mini Moke wheels are too small, and the Louisiana police car has some weird overhang of the tyre rubber over the rims - looks a bit rough. Lada Niva looks great with the mud splatter along the side.

    Again, thanks to IXO the overall quality went up considerably with the last 30 or so releases. Gone were horrors like DAD's bubble GT40 and butchered TLD Audi 200, and instead we got the less interesting but much better quality moulds, which also shows IXO's main market: Virtually all of their additions are service vehicles, either in that role or repainted to look civillian. Come to think of it, I'm quite suprised we didn't get a WW techtronics, Las Vegas or Bangkok police car somewhere down the line...


    Thanks for coming to my TED-talk :D
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Cheers for the info, @MartinBond! I'm glad we got some of the minor vehicles too because I can display them with other props from their respective scenes.

    Just received Charlie's Bel Air and Whisper's Corvorado. Bel Air was still in the plastic wrapper. Just waiting on Adam's Impala and that's LALD sorted! I'm getting them with the magazines too.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Charlie's Bel Air looks pretty good, except the rims are too rich in colour, they should be a dirty mustard like the rest of it, not paw paw yellow. I like how you can see the little poison dart on the Corvorado's side mirror. Maybe a different diorama backdrop would've been nice with the Bel Air as it's basically the same as the Corvorado. The airport backdrop maybe, when Bond first eyes the car's number plate. Received the final LALD vehicle, Adam's coupe, seen at the croc farm and pulled over by one redneck Sheriff. On to FRWL with Bond's Bentley, and straight away I'm seeing that the model has the number plate and front detail of an exhibit version and not the correct one seen in bts images. Lack of references available at the time, I guess.

    A few collecting highlights of this year:
    Connery rubber face mask
    Blofeld's desk call box (FRWL)
    Krilencu's walkie talkie
    Grant's Mauser
    EON Productions trade advert for DN, FRWL & Call Me Bwana
    Bond's Club shaving cream, seen in his attaché case (FRWL)
    TB reel recorder, from MI6 conference room
    blue diving knife with sheath from TB, used by SPECTRE frogmen
    secret agent walkie talkie from 1965
    diving magazine from 1965 with TB imagery
    LALD original tarot card set, deck near mint
    MR poison pen
    Vijay's tennis racquet
    Seiko TV watch
    OP yo-yo saw
    Zeon Dalton watch from 1987, near mint, sealed on card
    grenade pen GE promo edition
    Quentin Quigley badge
    TND laser disc
    Heineken 007 wristwatch - very rare, not much info on it out there
    TWINE promotional disc radio - looks like a CD jewel case but it's a radio
    toy walkie talkie set still sealed in briefcase from 1999
    keyring camera with DAD sampler DVD
    007 40th anniversary pin badge
    cigarette pack from Madagascar (CR)
    Vesper's camera 007 edition
    SP glass and metal light-up USB flash drive promo
    Bond's sling bag from NTTD lair infiltration scene

    Many of these I'd been trying to get a hold of for years.
  • BennyBenny Shaken not stirredAdministrator, Moderator
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Charlie's Bel Air looks pretty good, except the rims are too rich in colour, they should be a dirty mustard like the rest of it, not paw paw yellow. I like how you can see the little poison dart on the Corvorado's side mirror. Maybe a different diorama backdrop would've been nice with the Bel Air as it's basically the same as the Corvorado. The airport backdrop maybe, when Bond first eyes the car's number plate. Received the final LALD vehicle, Adam's coupe, seen at the croc farm and pulled over by one redneck Sheriff. On to FRWL with Bond's Bentley, and straight away I'm seeing that the model has the number plate and front detail of an exhibit version and not the correct one seen in bts images. Lack of references available at the time, I guess.

    A few collecting highlights of this year:
    Connery rubber face mask
    Blofeld's desk call box (FRWL)
    Krilencu's walkie talkie
    Grant's Mauser
    EON Productions trade advert for DN, FRWL & Call Me Bwana
    Bond's Club shaving cream, seen in his attaché case (FRWL)
    TB reel recorder, from MI6 conference room
    blue diving knife with sheath from TB, used by SPECTRE frogmen
    secret agent walkie talkie from 1965
    diving magazine from 1965 with TB imagery
    LALD original tarot card set, deck near mint
    MR poison pen
    Vijay's tennis racquet
    Seiko TV watch
    OP yo-yo saw
    Zeon Dalton watch from 1987, near mint, sealed on card
    grenade pen GE promo edition
    Quentin Quigley badge
    TND laser disc
    Heineken 007 wristwatch - very rare, not much info on it out there
    TWINE promotional disc radio - looks like a CD jewel case but it's a radio
    toy walkie talkie set still sealed in briefcase from 1999
    keyring camera with DAD sampler DVD
    007 40th anniversary pin badge
    cigarette pack from Madagascar (CR)
    Vesper's camera 007 edition
    SP glass and metal light-up USB flash drive promo
    Bond's sling bag from NTTD lair infiltration scene

    Many of these I'd been trying to get a hold of for years.

    Show them off here in you would @QBranch
    I'm sure we'd all like to see them if we could.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Will do, Benny, I'll get the camera out this weekend.

    This is one I took photos of a while back - my replica of the Club shaving cream can in Bond's attaché case which is an overlooked prop and goes with the talcum powder explosive cartridge. The bottom rim of the can is missing in the screenshot, and as suspected by myself and suggested by another collector who has handled the real attaché case, the bottom of the can could unscrew to conceal Bond's silencer. Whether we've seen this silencer in one of the films, I don't know, but the can is definitely too short to fit the FRWL/TB long silencer for his PPK.

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  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Completely slipped my mind as I hadn't read FRWL in many years, but the Club shaving can is the cinematic version of the novel's tube of Palmolive shaving cream which hid the silencer for his Beretta.
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    edited September 2023 Posts: 2,376
    KYOSHO 1:12 ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH WITH WEAPONS

    Posted on my new youtube channel
    I need to get a better camera.....
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    KYOSHO 1:12 ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH WITH WEAPONS

    Posted on my new youtube channel
    I need to get a better camera.....

    A friend of mine builds model cars from the ground up, something I could never do as way to intricate and I am not talented enough to paint them. You have some nice models there.
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
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    KYOSHO 1:12 ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH WITH WEAPONS

    Posted on my new youtube channel
    I need to get a better camera.....

    A friend of mine builds model cars from the ground up, something I could never do as way to intricate and I am not talented enough to paint them. You have some nice models there.

    I used to build model cars years ago which was quite fun but in the past few years i buy the best quality cars (exoto,cmc) to collect and also sell them on ebay.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    The Kyosho looks great. Been meaning to get a larger Vanquish than the 1:43. Was eyeing off one of the remote control versions, which are around 1:16 (Nikko); 1:18 (Toy State). Same controller though by the looks of it. Nikko might be more accurate as the rims are painted alloy not chrome. More research required before purchasing...
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
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    The kyosho is a much better quality than hotwheels,autoart etc as it's interior which has
    seats that are soft almost leather like and has material on the floor and boot to simulate carpet instead of hard plastic that you get in the other brands.
    The roof slides back smoothly as it is nicely connected to the car and the bonnet, grille and guns are activated by buttons/switches under the car.
    Nice paint job too and the wheels feel like they are made from alloy and the tyres are smooth and soft rubber.

    If you want a higher quality great size car this is the one to get.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I moved flats earlier this year to a place with a small second bedroom I planned to use as a home office...but mostly to house my Bond collection.

    Welcome to my lair.
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    A place to put my model kits.
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    Some items in this display courtesy of @QBranch.
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    This wall is something of a Dalton shrine. The tall posters on either side are for LTK, and a French one for TLD.
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    Can't forget Laz though.
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    Books and things.
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    There will certainly be additions in future. James Bond will return!
  • brinkeguthriebrinkeguthrie Piz Gloria
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    I moved flats earlier this year to a place with a small second bedroom I planned to use as a home office...but mostly to house my Bond collection.

    Welcome to my lair.
    F7gEjqbWcAAV_F-.jpg

    A place to put my model kits.
    F7gE-GWXIAApGsm.jpg

    Some items in this display courtesy of @QBranch.
    F7gE-GWXoAAddq9.jpg

    This wall is something of a Dalton shrine. The tall posters on either side are for LTK, and a French one for TLD.
    F7gFrjGX0AAsNqL.jpg

    Can't forget Laz though.
    F7gE-GXWIAAjX2_.jpg

    Books and things.
    F7gG9wDWcAEL6Kg.jpg

    F7gG_XRW0AADHsO.jpg

    F7gHBU4WQAAMKzk.jpg

    There will certainly be additions in future. James Bond will return!

    where's the gray Bentley from?
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    I was about to ask the same question!
    Splendid collection @Agent_99
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Gunmetal gray and/or battleship gray from the books, right? Casino Royale. Thunderball included.

    Great display as always, @Agent_99. The Lazenby framed photo makes me wonder if you could capture your own reflection in it, similar to how 007 toasted the Queen in her portrait.

  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    I moved flats earlier this year to a place with a small second bedroom I planned to use as a home office...but mostly to house my Bond collection.

    Welcome to my lair.
    F7gEjqbWcAAV_F-.jpg

    A place to put my model kits.
    F7gE-GWXIAApGsm.jpg

    Some items in this display courtesy of @QBranch.
    F7gE-GWXoAAddq9.jpg

    This wall is something of a Dalton shrine. The tall posters on either side are for LTK, and a French one for TLD.
    F7gFrjGX0AAsNqL.jpg

    Can't forget Laz though.
    F7gE-GXWIAAjX2_.jpg

    Books and things.
    F7gG9wDWcAEL6Kg.jpg

    F7gG_XRW0AADHsO.jpg

    F7gHBU4WQAAMKzk.jpg

    There will certainly be additions in future. James Bond will return!

    Awesome, and nice Sean Longmores!
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    Posts: 3,148
    where's the gray Bentley from?

    I built that one from a kit, @brinkeguthrie and @Mathis1, like the 2CV and the Lotus! It's by Revell I think.
    The Lazenby framed photo makes me wonder if you could capture your own reflection in it, similar to how 007 toasted the Queen in her portrait.

    Worth a try! And thank you!
    Awesome, and nice Sean Longmores!

    Yes, his work is gorgeous! I really appreciate all the indie Bond creations out there.

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