Oliver Frost - January 2024 • DiecastSociety.com

Oliver Frost – January 2024

Tell us what this hobby means to you? 14 questions answered by you, Oliver Frost, Greve, Denmark.

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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?

Always been fascinated by scale models and huge cars I loved my hole life. It all started when I was 8 years old, with a yellow Ferrari F40 bought on a vacation to Italy with my parents. From here on my dad and I started ‘hunting’ for models on all our vacations, and suddenly one model became fifty. When I got old enough to move out, the models got packed away and stored for some years, until one day I got hooked on collection again. All my old models got out of storage and I started getting new ones in the collection.
When I met my wife I had around 220 models. Luckily my wife enjoys the models as much as I do, and she also buys models from time to time. Our collection right now consists of 1.020 models, all 1:18.

2) What was your first diecast or memory?

A yellow Ferrari F40 from Bburago.

3) What is your favourite scale, and why?

My favourite scale is 1:18. The car/model is big enough for you to enjoy all the details.  I really enjoy it when a manufacturer takes the time and effort to include specific details of a car. For example opening sunroof, removable trunk floor with details underneath and so on. 

4) What are some of your favourite models to date? Did you share any photos with us?

I am a big fan of the older models from AUTOart. Some of my favorites are the Cadillac Series 62 and Jeep Grand Wagoneer which I am very fortunate to have in the collection.  There are two models I spend quite a lot of time searching for.  Also, the older BMW models from AutoArt and Kyosho are high on my favourite list. 

5) Is there a model that has eluded you, a holy grail of sorts?

The holy grail for me is the Cadillac Series 62, which I luckily have in the collection.  But the two models highest on my wish list are the Honda City Turbo and Lamborghini Espada both from AUTOart.

6) What is your favourite brand/manufacturer, and why?

I am a big fan of the models from AUTOart. Both the old and new ones. I can understand the criticism regarding the prices of the new composite models, and I agree that they are a bit high. But the models themselves are stunning in my opinion. I don’t think that AUTOart has made a bad call switching to composite. The details are still there, the paint is excellent and as a bonus, we don’t need to worry about paintrash. 

7) Describe your current theme and what your overall goal is?

There is no overall goal with our collection. My wife and I buy models of cars that we find interesting, cool or funny. We both have a love for cars from BMW and Lexus, but the only limitation is the scale.  Mostly we focus on road cars and not so much racing cars. 

8) Do you display your collection? If yes, how?

All our models are displayed all around the house. Most of the models are in ‘Billy’ cabinets from Ikea. I have put in LED lights so the cabinets are used to illuminate the rooms.

9) Do you have any other hobbies, passions or addictions?

As before mentioned I love cars and have done as long as I can remember.  I collect wristwatches, but not on such a big scale as the scale models. 

10) What do you think about the diecast hobby as it stands today?

I think the hobby is in a good place. Many new brands are popping up and offering some interesting and well-executed models. I am glad to see more and more manufacturers making models that have not been made before.  For us who are collectors, it is easy to share our knowledge and passion via social media which I think is fantastic. I think it is fantastic that there are collectors, like myself, in all parts of the world. 

11) If you could change one thing about the diecast hobby what would that be?

I think I would have more/easier access to models from far away continents, (etc. China). There are so many interesting models out there, but many of them are a pain to get to Europe with our customs.

12) Do you modify cars? If yes, what are some examples?

Yes in small doses. I like to add forgotten details to the models and do wheel changes or small repairs. 

13) What does your spouse, partner or significant other think of your hobby and your collection?

As mentioned, my wife is one of a kind when it comes to the models. She really enjoys them and on occasion adds new models herself. If it wasn’t for her, the collection would not be as big as it is today. 

14) What is your daily driver?

My daily driver is a 2019 Seat Leon Tourer 2,0 TSI.  I also have a 1990 BMW 850i.

11 Responses to "Oliver Frost – January 2024"

  1. Steven Weiner says:

    A great collection with nice variety, neatly displayed. Congratulations, Oliver!

  2. Kostas says:

    Wow, that is a massive collection with many rare and interesting cars! Congratulations Oliver for your amazing collection, I find it very interesting as my collection is very close to yours, in terms of brands and model cars categories. The only difference is that compared to your massive collection, I have a mere 240-250 model cars.. :))

    I also love the 1990 BMW 850 that you have. A trully gorgeous, elegant and timeless car. Since I was a little kid I always wanted a 90’s BMW 850 CSI and in the not too distand future I am planning to search for a well maintained one.

  3. Crobbe says:

    Fantastic! Very nice displayed!

  4. Terrence says:

    Congratulations on your epic collection! How fortunate you are to have a wife who shares your passion for the hobby. Best wishes for 2024 and happy collecting!

  5. Jim Malort says:

    This is a good start.

  6. Vanes says:

    D’accordo, AUTOART è migliorata con il composito e per me ad oggi è il migliore produttore .e lo dico per esperienza personale, visto che le autoart che ho anche più vecchie ad oggi non hanno alcun problema rispetto ad altri marchi premium che ho. Comunque meravigliosa collezione

  7. DIMITRIS A. says:

    Excellent collection indeed !
    One can see the passion of this collection and I congratulate you Oliver for such persistence in collecting , presenting publicly the show of displaying such a huge number of models.

    My collection is a mere 350 pieces but yet finding the suitable space presents a problem ..
    You are very lucky that you use all available space as both you and your wife share the same passion and love to live surrounded by your precious models .

    Congratulations and Happy New year to both !

    • DS Team says:

      Is your collection on file with us to be featured?

      • DIMITRIS A. says:

        Part of it has been featured in January 2023 , if my memory serves me right but hopefully will be totally arranged and be eligible to be shown by this year end in specially made (?) cabinets , so a bit patience is necessary.

  8. Curtis says:

    This is truly an impressive and comprehensive collection of the coolest cars over the last 60 years. Very commendable that these are all on display!

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