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by Marcel171281
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase
Replies: 8634
Views: 614080

Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

I really, really like to read what you think of the LCD Mclaren. Lots of biased opinions going round about LCD models, mostly because of the fact it's metal vs AA composite. Your review will no doubt be honest!
by Marcel171281
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AutoArt Alternative?
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: AutoArt Alternative?

I might just buy the AutoArt P1 then. I love that you can remove the engine bay cover. It's amazing the little intricacies it has, like the linear actuators in the frunk and the charging ports. The engine is the weakest point of the model, but that has nothing to do with the choice between metal or...
by Marcel171281
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AutoArt Alternative?
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: AutoArt Alternative?

AUTOart composite isn't horrible, and most supercars are close to composite than metal ;) Exactly!! I still don't get it why people call metal models better quality. What people call 'die-cast' is actually a material called Zamak, which is a Zinc alloy (die-casting is a way to fill the mold under h...
by Marcel171281
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase
Replies: 8634
Views: 614080

Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Easier said then done when using a Mac, most sites are now able to process my photos when i reduce the size below 150 Kbs which is easier than messing around with most photo editing programs I’ve seen. There are free online editors to resize images and then find a host site to store and share your ...
by Marcel171281
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Member Collections
Topic: Marcel's 1/18 scale collection (Skyline RS Turbo Super Silhouette)
Replies: 277
Views: 34623

Re: Marcel's 1/18 scale collection (De Tomaso Pantera GT5)

Forgot about that one. :shame: That explains some of the more dated area's of the model. But also the extended fenders are not flush everywhere and those parts are new castings I'm sure.

Let see what you think of it when yours arrives ;)
by Marcel171281
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Member Collections
Topic: Marcel's 1/18 scale collection (Skyline RS Turbo Super Silhouette)
Replies: 277
Views: 34623

Re: Marcel's 1/18 scale collection (Porsche 964 3.8 RS)

Speaking about hot ;) Today the Kyosho Pantera GT5 finally arrived after having it pre ordered I guess a year ago. I love this car! The model itself is a bit, well not bad, but was expecting more finesse. The latest Kyosho's I bought were re-releases, so with those I knew they were going to be a bit...
by Marcel171281
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Member Collections
Topic: Marcel's 1/18 scale collection (Skyline RS Turbo Super Silhouette)
Replies: 277
Views: 34623

Re: Marcel's 1/18 scale collection (Porsche 964 3.8 RS)

I know :wall:

I also know if they would make some special 964's, 930's etc, they would sell like hot cakes.
by Marcel171281
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random Model Pic of the Day!
Replies: 3962
Views: 277274

Re: Random Model Pic of the Day!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50482402366_b7ab21ad9c_h.jpg Very nice! Makes me melancholic. I used to have an AE86 (only Corolla Levin, not the Sprinter Trueno), also with a 20V blacktop (imported from Japan out of a AE111 Corolla Levin). Best driving car I ever had by miles! They had one pro...
by Marcel171281
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Member Collections
Topic: Marcel's 1/18 scale collection (Skyline RS Turbo Super Silhouette)
Replies: 277
Views: 34623

Re: Marcel's 1/18 scale collection (Porsche 964 3.8 RS)

Yes, solid effort but it does have some drawbacks... AUTOart needs to complete the 964 variants! It is about time that a brand like AA (of for my part Almost Real) produces some of these 911's. Indeed for the price the Solido is solid, but if AA would make it, the Solido wouldn't be long on display...
by Marcel171281
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Member Collections
Topic: Marcel's 1/18 scale collection (Skyline RS Turbo Super Silhouette)
Replies: 277
Views: 34623

Re: Marcel's 1/18 scale collection (McLaren 720S)

While picking up the 720S at the store, the store owner showed me some new models that came in, like we always do. One that particular interested me was the Solido Porsche 964 3.8 RS. It's in my opinion, maybe the best 911 ever made. If you normally buy brands like AA of Kyosho, the Solido is for sa...
by Marcel171281
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quality is constant disapointment. How do you deal with it?
Replies: 24
Views: 6050

Re: Quality is constant disapointment. How do you deal with it?

You are 100% correct about sunstar. Some brands hardly ever have QC issues, some are know for their QC issues. AA for instance are nearly faultless in their QC (which is not the same as the cost cutting measures like the rubber seatbelt etc). GT Spirit and OttoMobile had a period in which nearly eve...
by Marcel171281
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Member Collections
Topic: Marcel's 1/18 scale collection (Skyline RS Turbo Super Silhouette)
Replies: 277
Views: 34623

Re: Marcel's 1/18 scale collection (BMW 507)

Yesterday I picked up the AA 720S. Must say, AA did a very good job here. The only negatives are the lack of access to the engine (but McLaren is to blame here, as you can't access it on the real car either) and the rubber seatbelts. That last thing starts to bother me. How much would that save in c...
by Marcel171281
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase
Replies: 8634
Views: 614080

Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

That Beetle is a very very nice model. If you already haven't, consider buying the T1 samba bus as well. It's even better!
by Marcel171281
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Sun Star
Topic: Sun Star Subaru BRZ
Replies: 10
Views: 94

Re: Sun Star Subaru BRZ

I have never ever seen a model being release at the moment they said it would. Patience is everything in this hobby.
by Marcel171281
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: KK Scale
Topic: KK-scale Jaguar E-Type
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: KK-scale Jaguar E-Type

I haven't seen the KK-scale in the flesh yet (probably next week, when I pick up my new AA arrivals at the shop I will have a look), but based on pictures it is in the same league as all there models. Decent, but not more than decent. Also the wheels on the KK-scale look rather small, too small I th...

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