AA MiniMag Collection - Part 3

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greenLED

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I just updated my previous post with pics.

I'll add another one, thanks to Will! :thanks:
I also need to make another bare Al one.
 

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totally AWESOME!!!...........i sure wish i had started collecting years ago........obviously the fun here is in getting the ones that just don't seem to exist, but we know they are still out there.

recently i found a place in England that has the "Maglite Racing" version in the Solitaire, 2AA and the 3D size.................searching like crazy for a couple colors i thought that would complete my 2AA collection, but Noooooooooo, turbo just upped the antee here...........fabulous collection indeed.


greenLED said:
I just updated my previous post with pics.

I'll add another one, thanks to Will! :thanks:
I also need to make another bare Al one.
 

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In the true spirit of CPF and excessive flashlight collecting I would like to introduce my updated collection:
The Wall O' Maglites:
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Solid Colors:
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Remainder of stock light collection & fuschia / light pink collection:
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Some misc stock lights & burgundy red / old school black collection:
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Bronze / copper collection extras:
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Flamebrainz collection:
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Custom wood mags done by CPF member "WILL":
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Custom finished / Custom Plated / Powder Coated Lights / Splash anodized
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Custom machined and HA3 coated collection:
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Modified collection: (my worker bees)
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:kewlpics: Sizzlechest!!

Truly amazing. That's gotta the be *the* largest minimag collection on the forums! :drool:
 

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Sizzle - Now I have to make a cabinet -

WOW !!!!!
 

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+1 on what will said - those glass-doored cabinets are spiffy!


I'm looking at those pics again and again, and it seems like I'm missing "braun", "weinrot", "anthrasit" and that spiffy faded violet that Sizzle has on the top row.

...just when I thought I wouldn't get more, the bug bites again... :grin2:
 
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Wow Green
Never knew you had such a great collection .Looks like it was in hiding all this time..
Those look awesome.
They are truly crying for a display shelf .
 

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Thanks guys- I blame the addiction on all of you- especially Roy & TD's photos from part II. Thanks for the bad influence!!

Yes, what ledeon said- time for some cases fellas! I really like Jeritall's design. Be sure you make em' big enough so you can display all the solid colors in one case. If you hunt color variations this puts it at around 30 slots needed!

Green- are those all HA lights? Did I hear you have a black HA light? Those are beauties!

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Thanks, Ledean.

I've always liked minimags, and I swear I never thought of collecting them. Actually I never knew there were so many colors! It happened almost randomly. One day I was at Target and spotted the copper ones. I had never seen that color before so I bought it just for... I don't know... it looked different or something. Then I found blue at a grocery store, and picked up red at a hardware store. Before I realized what was hapenning, I had the basic colors. Then I saw Roy's pictures in the first minimag collection thread, and the rest is history. Every time I think I have them all, something new pops up (dang you guys!). :D

Once I move outta here I'll have a nice case made for all of those. Right now they sit in a closet, inside a sealed container. :(


Sizzle, just the two in the middle are HA. The second from the left came from wtraymond, and the darker one I got from trivergata; it's so dark it almost looks black under certain lighting conditions. But nothing like VWTim's black HA. I'll definitely get a pic for you - it's a *nice* light; hard to describe the finish too - almost matte. I posted a WTB a while back, but nobody ever offered.

 
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You guys have inspired me to start my own minimag collection. I think it will be fun hunting out unusual colors and they are cheap enough to not break the budget. A whole lot better than collecting matches I guess.

Thanks greenLED for the Target tip, I bought a copper one yesterday!
 

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I'm not sure how I forgot this one; my ~1:20 scale Minimag Pinewood Derby car!




I won first place in the parents category with it. :D
 
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greenLED said:
I won first place in the parents category with it. :D

It seems like all of the pinewood derby's I've been to they are all parent's catergory..:poke: :whistle:
 

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farmall said:
It seems like all of the pinewood derby's I've been to they are all parent's catergory..:poke: :whistle:
I know exactly what you're talking about. :green: We had an exclusive parents category (where all sorts of tweaks and crazy designs were OK).

Our den was really good about it, but once the whole pack got together we'd always get a few parent-made cars racing as kid-made. It seemed to me like some parents were completely missing the point of the exercise, but that's a story for another day...
 

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I'd like to see an update "rarity" list like TD had done earlier.

My vote is as follows:

1) This amber color light because as far as I'm concerned it's not even available in the 2AA!!

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2) Solid colors: weinrot and braun- Good luck finding these!

3) Color variations- because you only know if you have one once its shipped!

4) Real gold

5) Solid color: jade- almost impossible to find!

6) Solid color: light blue- only from swiss seller for $70?!

7) Green's pinewood derby minimag- as far as I know its one of a kind.......
 

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Remember...MagLight only made the gold plated MiniMags on BRASS bodys! If the body is not brass...it's a fake.
 

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sizzlechest said:
I'd like to see an update "rarity" list...

1) This amber color light because as far as I'm concerned it's not even available in the 2AA!!

2) Solid colors: weinrot and braun- Good luck finding these!

3) Color variations- because you only know if you have one once its shipped!

4) Real gold

5) Solid color: jade- almost impossible to find!

6) Solid color: light blue- only from swiss seller for $70?!

7) Green's pinewood derby minimag- as far as I know its one of a kind.......

Black HA minimags. I've only seen two. One belongs to VWTim, and... (drumroll)

I have the other one! The interesting feature about them is that AFAIK, VWTim's is black-dyed HA-BK. Mine is "pure" HA (no dye added), but the shade is *so* dark, it's actually black. :grin2:



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Sizzle- I took these last night. From left to right, (or top to bottom where appropriate):
HA-NAT - from wtraymond's GB
HA-NAT - from trivergata
HA-NAT(BK) - from trivergata (this is the darkest HA you can get)
HA-BK - VWTim's (unknown pedigree)
Type II black minimag




You'll notice the one that came from trivergata has a dull finish to it. That particular light was my very first minimag, and it was in very bad shape. I stripped the remaining anodizing, gave it a quick polish (*really* quick), and sent it for anodizing. If I had mirror-polished it, it would've come out like VWTim's. :grin2:



 
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Roy said:
Remember...MagLight only made the gold plated MiniMags on BRASS bodys! If the body is not brass...it's a fake.

Absolutely, with the brass body it should weigh 7 oz.

Green- the options are seemingly endless. So how much is a black HA going to set me back?
 
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