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How To Start Collecting Hot Wheels Diecast Models

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Hobbies Topics:  Hot Wheels

How To Start Collecting Hot Wheels Diecast Models

Richard Shepard
March 7, 2010

Richard Shepard http://theroadasacanvas.com/

Hot Wheels diecast models are the fun alternative to collecting real cars. With model cars you can drive them any time and you do not worry about dents or scratches. You can find virtually any model of car as a scale model. Here are 3 easy steps to get started as a collector.

Think of what are your favorite real cars and then use those to pick out your first Hot Wheels diecast models. If that exotic German or Italian supercar is just out of reach, you can own it in scale model. You can build a garage of exotic or limited edition cars that would rival any billionaire's collection. The make new, old and concept cars now. If you want to collect cars from the 40's, 50's, 60's or 70's you are in luck as there models available. You will be able to find models to collect no matter your passion, from monster trucks to modified cars.

Make sure you stay within your budget. Some cars can be $100's when they are first released. If you are trying to collect older models these can be even more. The quality and the features in the model usually determines the price. If you are looking at a solid metal car with working doors and a working steering wheel it is going to be more than a plastic body car. Size is also a factor in determining the size. The standard 1/64 size of the models can be typically fairly cheap. The larger models such as 1:18 are quite large models and can be quite expensive. As the model gets older it gets more expensive. If you find a 30 year old model it is going to be much more expensive than a brand new model on sale today.

Keep track of what you have already purchased to avoid duplication. Diecast display cases are a great way to do this. It is easier to admire your collection when it is out in the open. It also gives you a handy way to inventory your collection so you do not buy duplicates. You are going to need different display cases if you are collecting different sizes of models. A large model beside a small model will make the small one look even smaller.

If you use these handy tips you will be well on your way to a rewarding hobby of Hot Wheels diecast collecting. No matter what kind of car you like there are models available for you to collect and display. Showing your friends you collection will bring a out a sense of pride.

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Collecting Hot Wheels diecast is a hobby that is enjoyed by the author. Some of his favorite models available can be found on http://hobbies.r-eviewed.com/model-cars/hot-wheels-diecast/ Where you will find reviews and comparisons between popular models.



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