UNDER-APPRECIATED Models you MUST have...

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UNDER-APPRECIATED Models you MUST have...

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:19 pm

Inspired by Lucky13's recent thread. I think we should create a list of available models one should have based on exceptional price point, overall execution, and just simply a beautiful model and all-around bargain! :okay:

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*Manufacture
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*Retail
*Available today? Y/N

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:21 pm

I'll start it off. AUTOart Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe, less than $60, and yes it is available today! Model is gorgeous inside and out. The wheels are SOOOO life-like they look cast. Also a limited edition, numbered certificate model too. Get one!

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Post by Sanchez » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:44 pm

I can think of Porsche 936 from True Scale Miniatures. CMC quality for AutoArt Millennium money In my opinion.
Retail is 120 - 130 Euro and is widely available today. Don't have any pictures but I will borrow from Frank Lemire's review.
http://www.diecastsociety.com/review-tsm-porsche-936/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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There is also another model car from my collection which is very under appreciated but I think I can make a review on it later. :deal:

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Post by diecast » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:54 pm

Manufacture - Kyosho
Make - Cadillac CTS-V
Retail - 100 ~ 130$ lots of them Ebay .
Available today - Yes


My review - http://www.rdiecast.com/#!kyosho-cadillac-cts--v/cx31" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:57 pm

Yup Ravi good call on the Cadillac CTS-V. I can go on and on and on on the added detail here.

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Post by gapjc » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:27 pm

Manufacture - TSM- Fujimi
Make - Ferrari F50 GT
Retail - can find it easily under $250
Available today - Yes

a must have for the Ferrari fans.

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:40 pm

Brian, great model but price point is TOO high.

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:51 pm

Here's another AUTOart gem, Corvette Coupe (C6). The detail throughout is awesome, well above average. Still available in limited supply with prices around the $40-$50. BARGAIN!

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Post by Bill Murray » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:31 pm

The Norev 997s. There are plenty of selections, and they are very nice. Many can be found for $50. Hell, I put a couple up for auction and they sold for $30 or so. I regret doing so, but that happens.

*Manufacture - Norev
*Make - Porsche
*Retail is around $100 or less, but some can be found for $50
*Available today? New ones are coming out, some are tough to find.

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I have had up to 9, and I keep buying more. They are the best!
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Post by Gavin » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:50 am

Bill Murray wrote:The Norev 997s. There are plenty of selections, and they are very nice. Many can be found for $50. Hell, I put a couple up for auction and they sold for $30 or so. I regret doing so, but that happens.
I was lucky to get one of them! Good call on the Norev 997's. I have 3 & love 'em.

My choice is Kyosho's Ferrari Daytona's...street or Competiziones. The street cars may be a little more difficult to find and/or more expensive, but the Comps can be found pretty cheap (under $100, easily).

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:10 pm

Kyosho's Ferrari Daytona's...street or Competiziones
Yup! You definitely hit the nail on the head here! Definitely the best model on the this short list so far. I've added some street/presentation images for the group. If I remember correctly I paid $80 for this work of art. This is when Kyosho was the IT manufacture. :clap:

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Post by Gavin » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:06 pm

[KRAFTIG] wrote:If I remember correctly I paid $80 for this work of art. This is when Kyosho was the IT manufacture.
that's about right...I bought all 3 at different times/places, but have less than $180 in my set of 3 (including shipping). There are more coming from Kyosho...another #64 with a ducktail spoiler & the "presentation" versions of it. But they'll be at Kyosho's new Ferrari prices of $180-ish. :doh:

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:19 pm

Gavin wrote:
[KRAFTIG] wrote:If I remember correctly I paid $80 for this work of art. This is when Kyosho was the IT manufacture.
that's about right...I bought all 3 at different times/places, but have less than $180 in my set of 3 (including shipping). There are more coming from Kyosho...another #64 with a ducktail spoiler & the "presentation" versions of it. But they'll be at Kyosho's new Ferrari prices of $180-ish. :doh:
I know. I good with the solo effort here :)

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Post by twenty3 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:30 pm

I agree with Bill Murray here...

Norev 997's are one of the best bargain I have. I only have the Turbo as of the moment as I sold some of them.

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:58 pm

Another under-appreciated gem is the AUTOart Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.0. Amazing detail, my favorite Mercedes-Benz platform. Just love the style. I think I paid less than $40 for this one. They were so plentiful once upon a time that you couldn't give them away. Today model is still available today but somewhat scarce, so prices are now on the rise :(

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