Tell us what this hobby means to you? 14 questions answered by you, George Boutsis from Athens, Greece.
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1) What first got you collecting diecast? How long have you been collecting? What is your total model count as of today?
The love for cars. I have been collecting for two decades. Total collection of 78 cars 1:18 scale.
2) What was your first diecast or memory?
3) What is your favourite scale, and why?
1:18 cause has good detail and reasonable price along with big variety.
4) What are some of your favourite models to date? Did you share any photos with us?
Ferrari F40, 250 GTO, BMW M3 E36, Lancia Delta WRC.
5) Is there a model that has eluded you, a holy grail of sorts?
Many, like Pagani Huayra, Porsche 356, Ferrari 512TR some of them.
6) What is your favourite brand/manufacturer, and why?
AUTOart, cause produce mainly diecast cars with amazing quality and detail.
7) Describe your current theme and what your overall goal is?
I collect the cars that I love in real life, so I collect everything from F1, WRC, LeMans, Super Cars, Sports cars, American Muscle etc.
8) Do you display your collection? If yes, how?
Yes you can see my photos, just recently i made a custom display unit fit in my living room.
9) Do you have any other hobbies, passions or addictions?
Except from cars, basketball and running.
10) What do you think about the diecast hobby as it stands today?
There are many new brands that produce more models but the fact that they produce resign models i think is a drawback. I am an old school i prefer diecast.
11) If you could change one thing about the diecast hobby what would that be?
Producing more diecast and less resin.
12) Do you modify cars? If yes, what are some examples?
No, in general I avoid cause I don’t want to destroy them.
13) What does your spouse, partner or significant other think of your hobby and your collection?
Most of my friends they like it, though some they find it childish.
14) What is your daily driver?