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Re: UNDER-APPRECIATED Models you MUST have...

Post by HAROMASTER » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:38 pm

^ its an nice model I had to grab one as well for 40.00 you can't go wrong.

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:40 pm

HAROMASTER wrote:^ its an nice model I had to grab one as well for 40.00 you can't go wrong.
There was one recently I saw on eBay for $34.99!!!! :wow:

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Post by HAROMASTER » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:02 pm

Minichamps "TOP GEAR" Ford Focus RS 500 with Figure, limited to 1000 models. $78.00 cdn.
Nicely detailed, paint was perfect as well as to decaling, nice for Minichamps.

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:25 pm

I agree it's a decent model and one that would gravitate to hot hatch fans, BUT can you get this for for $78 all the time?

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Post by HAROMASTER » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:31 pm

probably not

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Post by Puma Cat » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:54 am

Even though they aren't producing die-casts any more there are still a number of these available and they are very good for 1:43 scale, and the cars, of course, are classics.

Manufacturer: HPI Racing
Make: Porsche 956 Group C sports racing prototype
Price: Many can be purchased at discount for $49. Some are higher at $63.
Available: Mfr has stopped production, but many are still available in retailer stocks.

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This car is the Jacky Ickx/Derek Bell No. 1 car that won Le Man 24 hrs in 1982.
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Nice detail in the engine area for 1:43 at this price point.
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Post by Philip » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:28 pm

^^^^^^^
Stunning model! Superb detail for 1/43. It would put some 1/18s to shame!

I didn't know HPI no longer produce diecast...are they switching to resin?

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:04 pm

Puma Cat wrote:Even though they aren't producing die-casts any more there are still a number of these available and they are very good for 1:43 scale, and the cars, of course, are classics.

Manufacturer: HPI Racing
Make: Porsche 956 Group C sports racing prototype
Price: Many can be purchased at discount for $49. Some are higher at $63.
Available: Mfr has stopped production, but many are still available in retailer stocks.

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This car is the Jacky Ickx/Derek Bell No. 1 car that won Le Man 24 hrs in 1982.
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Nice detail in the engine area for 1:43 at this price point.
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You can add their recent 1:18 Alfa Romeo Racers too. Exceptional quality 50-60% off!

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Post by Puma Cat » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:22 pm

Philip wrote:^^^^^^^
Stunning model! Superb detail for 1/43. It would put some 1/18s to shame!

I didn't know HPI no longer produce diecast...are they switching to resin?
No, they are out of the still, display, model business, refocusing the business on slot cars and RC cars, IIRC.

It's a shame as they made some of the nicest 1:43 diecasts I've seen.

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Post by E_Rod » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:06 am

I agree on the caddy easily one of my most detailed and favorite cars.
One model I have to say is under appreciated is the HW61 Hummer H2
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Even though many people don't like the H2 or Hummers in general for about $60 (for the sports themed ones) or about $130 (for the plain body models) you can get an amazing model loaded to the gills with detail
They're still available on eBay mainly sport themed ones. But if you want to try it just remove the decals from it and you have a solid model
One other under appreciated model I must have is AUTOarts Gran Turismo Red Bull X2010.
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Screen shot from the video game and that's the X2011 which is the same thing but with a larger wing
Is an odd looking car for sure but it answered the question "what would a happen if we made a race car that wasn't restricted by all the rules and regulations?" What would it look like? How would it perform? How fast would it go?
Well based on the video game here's the specs
Horsepower 1500
Top speed well over 300 mph
Cornering over 3Gs
And it's a fan car (much like the chaparral 2J)
I know people won't buy it because "it's not a real car" but aside from being a fan of the game series I want the car for is uniqueness. Because to be honest. I hated the car in the game for a really long time. Nothing can beat it in a fair race not even the chaparral 2J :wall:

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:37 am

I like the X2011, may even get one myself, but does it make the list based on price point?

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Post by Gavin » Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:41 am

[KRAFTIG] wrote:but does it make the list based on price point?
agreed. Just because a model may not sell well, doesn't really mean its underappreciated (see AA Saturns).

A must-have to rabid fans of Gran Turismo maybe, but even at $150+ that seems a stretch.

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:00 am

(see AUTOart Saturns)
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Post by tomS » Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:01 am

AUTOart has the 356 Nr1- seems to always be available; got one myself but wondering why wouldn't a car with such significance In my opinion not sell out?

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:56 am

Most likely due for a few reasons, one it was released initially as a Porsche museum collection I believe a year prior to the hobby version, and second the hobby version it not a limited edition piece so it may have seen multiple production runs.

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