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Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Oct 07, 2018.

Let's Talk: Increasing feelings of buyers' remorse with every new model...

Let's Talk: Increasing feelings of buyers' remorse with every new model...

Hi guys, I’ve not posted here in a long time because I haven’t got anything new to talk about. However, I do take a peek here from time to time and it’s so nice to see this website grow and all the beautiful cars you guys continue to have! Kudos to all of you!

I, however, am in a bit of a conundrum. I’ve completely stopped purchasing any Hot Wheels simply because their prices are unjustifiable...

Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Oct 02, 2018.

Impulse Buy - Teaser Edition

Impulse Buy - Teaser Edition

Impulsively went to a store, impulsively bought something much more expensive than I should've....

Stay tuned!

Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Sep 25, 2018. 5 comments

Woah woah woah, is this Porsche week??

Woah woah woah, is this Porsche week??

Jeez I’ve not been back here for a long time and I come back to see so many Porsches!!! Time to save all the posts!

Quick question - are reposts allowed? :) I have plenty of old Porsche posts. 

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Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav May 23, 2018. 4 comments

My car is famous!

My car is famous!

For those who like to log their collection, have I got a website for you.

Collect Hot Wheels

CollectHW is a service aimed towards Hot Wheels Collectors. An easy way to manage your collection.

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Created by reddit user /u/CollectHW, it’s a fairly simple site that is continuously updated! Usually, I don’t log my collection but I’d like to see how many cars from 2016 I’ll get.

That said,

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Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav May 03, 2018.

LaLD Car Week: Rising Sun (Judges, please read the full review linked below!)

LaLD Car Week: Rising Sun (Judges, please read the full review linked below!)

This one’s for you mate! Here’s my contender - the venerable 1:24 Hotworks Nissan Skyline R34 GTR.

Bayside Blue and all the right moves.

Check that out baby.

Judges, please check out the full review here . To those who have just joined us, you’re welcomed to see the surprise.

Cheers and good luck all.

Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Apr 19, 2018.

Happy Birthday Mr. Simmons!

Happy Birthday Mr. Simmons!

Hello! I may have missed it already but happy birthday Mr. Simmons! Thanks for keeping this site what it is, and thank you for all the love you’ve shown to diecast!

Viva La Simmons! Viva La Simmons! Viva la Simmons!

Viva la LaLD!!!

Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Apr 18, 2018. 3 comments

[NON-DIECAST] Get your free extra 2GB storage space for Google Drive!

[NON-DIECAST] Get your free extra 2GB storage space for Google Drive!

Hi guys, figured a fair few amount of you are Google users, and as such, use Drive often. I know I do.

So here, just do this small security check-up and get your free 2GB extra space.

https://security.google.com/settings/secur…

Viva la LaLD!

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Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Apr 01, 2018. 8 comments

Hey LaLD, how do I fix this?

Hey LaLD, how do I fix this?

Greetings fellow LaLD’ers!

So this is my 1:43 IXO F40 Competizione which was quite hard for me to find.

As you would notice, it has an antenna sticking out on top. When I took it out of the shelf again yesterday, it’s gone missing! It’s not broken (as the stem is not stuck in the port) but rather just popped off. Question is, how can fashion my own antenna - or should I just get a new car?

Thanks!

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Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Mar 24, 2018.

LaLD Car Week - Purple Lamborghini

LaLD Car Week - Purple Lamborghini

Obvious rap song reference aside, this really is a stunner.

I’ve always been waiting for the Car Week to roll around ever since I took part in the inaugural one a couple of years ago. Then, life happened, and when it rolled around again this year I am too busy to look for anything to post. D’oh!

This is a set of photos that I’m really proud to share with you guys and it features a rather...

Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Mar 16, 2018. 14 comments

Photographers of LaLD: How do you do it?

Photographers of LaLD: How do you do it?

Hi LaLD! I went out with my friend’s camera to shoot some of my 1:43 cars. The sun was smiling out at 5.30 pm, all the way till 6.15. I wanted to practise shooting my cars under natural light.

However, I’m not too well versed with cameras - all of my previous posts were shot using my phone, bar one or two - so I’m not too sure of the proper settings and all.

Here’s a couple of photos from today:

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Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Mar 06, 2018. 7 comments

As requested - my speech!

As requested - my speech!

Hello citizens of diecast,

Per my recent thread , here’s my speech as some of you have requested. It may come off as bland, boring and very drab but I usually wing it in my speeches and use the script as just a formulaic groundwork.

That, and my lecturer absolutely needs to see the ‘flow of points’.

Constructive criticism is appreciated - comments on pictures that I can use in my slides are very,...

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Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Mar 05, 2018. 11 comments

The Shape of Things to Come 

The Shape of Things to Come 

Hey LaLD! Sometime last month I shared a picture of my big hawl of 12 cars, but I never really got around to sharing what I actually found. Anyways, here they are! A couple of those have been liberated!

There you have it! Coming soon to stores near you. :)

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Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Mar 05, 2018. 14 comments

Making History: HW Japan Historics [Picture Heavy]

Making History: HW Japan Historics [Picture Heavy]

Straight thuggin’ outta Nippon. This is the Japan Historics.

So a few of you have read my post a couple of days back where I unboxed and wrote about this set while the cars are still in their cards. Apologies on not getting back to your comments then as I’ve been really busy preparing for this post, among other things. Anyway, here is the full review. Sit back and enjoy!

Car #1 : Datsun 510...

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Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Feb 26, 2018. 14 comments

First a thesis. Now, a speech!

First a thesis. Now, a speech!

Hello people of Live and Let Diecast!

As the title states, in the coming weeks I have to give an informative speech in college as part of my semester’s subject. It’s all very simple and what better topic to talk about then my love for diecast and all that it entails?

Alright, the speech sits like this currently:

Introduction - I talk about my hobby through the years.

Body 1 - What do the scales...

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Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Feb 12, 2018. 5 comments

A Special Birthday Message to all of you!

A Special Birthday Message to all of you!

Hey good people of LaLD,

Very quickly, I’d like to say to all of you - a great big thank you for being around! With this site being here and you guys doing what you do best, I’ve managed to keep writing and practicising my photography chops. Not to mention, you are all some of the nicest people I’ve met (or one could ever meet) over the internet.

Keep up the good work LaLD’ers! Here’s an apt...

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Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Feb 02, 2018. 7 comments

The Stuttgart Spyder Supershow

The Stuttgart Spyder Supershow

918s are like London buses - you wait ages for one, then three come along at once.

As much as I wish they were real, today’s piece showcases Welly’s 1:36/38 adaptations of the Porsche 918 across three different ideations.

The Crazy Idea - 918 Concept Study

First unveiled on the eve of the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Porsche’s first plug-in hybrid electric car left the world in awe. Combining a...

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Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Dec 17, 2017. 18 comments

Hey LaLD, it's my birthday!!!

Hey LaLD, it's my birthday!!!

Hello good people of Live and Let Diecast!!! Once again we meet and I’d like to announce that today’s my birthday!

As always, a birthday isn’t a birthday if there’s nothing to be thankful for. As I’ve said time and time again, thank you, LaLD, for being the best site I visit daily. Thank you for the authorship, thank you for the stickers, thank you for the wonderful opportunities but above...

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Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Dec 15, 2017. 16 comments

Cool as a Carrera - A '70s Love Affair

Cool as a Carrera - A '70s Love Affair

To the petrolhead, few things bring as much happiness as seeing or hearing an air-cooled Porsche whiz by.

And my post today touches on just that - albeit 43 times smaller. This here is a 1973 Porsche Carrera RS - and like the RSR I shared with you a couple of posts back, it’s also made by High Speed.

The 2.7 RS was unveiled to the public in order to homologate the 911 for Group 4 racing. As...

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Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Dec 15, 2017. 5 comments

PSA to my American friends...

PSA to my American friends...

Apparently, USPS rates are going up. Thought you ought to know, I shared it as this reddit post says it’s not publicised.

YSK: USPS Shipping Rates are increasing today.

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Sanjay Madhav Sanjay Madhav Dec 15, 2017. 10 comments

Murdered Monday - '71 El Camino

Murdered Monday - '71 El Camino

A little trip to Tesco last week proved to be rather worthwhile as I managed to snag a couple of cars I overlooked before, for whatever reason. One of them is this sweet 1971 Chevrolet El Camino.

It was the only unit left, alongside the much loved K&N Mustang. It truly is a beautiful representation of the real car.

Nonetheless, things didn't stay the same for this baby right here. Out came the...

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