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Re: Random Model Pic of the Day!

Post by simono95 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:47 pm

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Nice add! How do you like it? I was going to order one, but I've decided Moon Grey and Carbon Black with Orange accents just does it for me. POST SOME PHOTOS!
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I love it, this is one of the few times where I prefer composite over diecast as the rear and front openings feel better to open as opposed to the ccx which feel like they could slam down and brake something

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Re: Random Model Pic of the Day!

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:56 pm

Good to hear.
I prefer composite over diecast as the rear and front openings feel better to open as opposed to the ccx which feel like they could slam down and brake something
You one of the rare ones. Still many dispise the compositie side of AUTOart.

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Re: Random Model Pic of the Day!

Post by Marcel171281 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:38 am

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You one of the rare ones. Still many dispise the compositie side of AUTOart.
And these people are also the same that start whining when some paintrash developes on there die-cast models. Those people are never ever satisfied with anything. :shame:

I actually like the composite. I don't care about the weight (It's bizar how many people think weight equals quality :doh: ) and the difficult shapes of the modern supercars seem to be better replicated than in zamak. Shutlines are also very good on all the models that are released in the last year. And they all feel solid and give the impression they will last forever. And it's not like the real car is made of metal either....

The only thing I don't like is the amount of molded carbon fiber, on some models more present than others. But that has nothing to do with the composit/die-cast discussion. I am also very aware of the fact that the models would be much more expensive if they didn't use the molded CF and tampo printed or decaled everything.

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Re: Random Model Pic of the Day!

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:30 pm

There are pros and cons to both sides I guess. Personally I don't care which material is used as long as the model is executed well. In the example above, AUTOart is definitely the best bang for the buck when you emcompass all attriutres that make a good model. Now, is there level of overall execution the same it was in past, no.

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Re: Random Model Pic of the Day!

Post by Marcel171281 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:48 am

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Now, is there level of overall execution the same it was in past, no.
100% agree. But, the same story with most brands. And if the execution is the same, the prices are a lot higher. Has probably to do with the fact that the countries where they are produced have actual rules for their laborers nowadays and pay them more decent. Guess it's the way it is and the fact that the people putting our beloved models together aren't exploited or 10 year old children is a good thing ;)

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Re: Random Model Pic of the Day!

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:05 am

Marcel171281 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:48 am
[KRAFTIG] wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:30 pm
Now, is there level of overall execution the same it was in past, no.
100% agree. But, the same story with most brands. And if the execution is the same, the prices are a lot higher. Has probably to do with the fact that the countries where they are produced have actual rules for their laborers nowadays and pay them more decent. Guess it's the way it is and the fact that the people putting our beloved models together aren't exploited or 10 year old children is a good thing ;)

One of many reasons. At the end of the day, you and I and the other passionate collectors vote with their wallets! :money: :money:

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Re: Random Model Pic of the Day!

Post by Marcel171281 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:58 am

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Re: Random Model Pic of the Day!

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:09 am

The one of the right is still one of their better-executed models within the modern era.

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Re: Random Model Pic of the Day!

Post by MattDesign » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:15 pm

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One of the models I dug up from my closet recently. It is an AUTOart Lamborghini Gallardo. My record says I picked this up from an online retailer in 2006 for $36.

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Re: Random Model Pic of the Day!

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:50 pm

$36! Note, I can't see the image ??

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Re: Random Model Pic of the Day!

Post by MattDesign » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:32 am

I'm new here, so there's a great chance I might be making a mistake with posting images, but let me try this again...

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Looks ok in the preview, so I hope this works.
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Re: Random Model Pic of the Day!

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:36 pm

Not work. Can you point me to the image?

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Re: Random Model Pic of the Day!

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:27 pm

[KRAFTIG] wrote:
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Not work. Can you point me to the image?
I can see it now :okay:

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Re: Random Model Pic of the Day!

Post by MattDesign » Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:16 pm

Here is a Kyosho dealership edition of the BMW X6 -Xdrive 50i in Vermilion Red.

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An old picture I dug up, back from 2008. I've reduced the size of my collection many times over the years, but this model continue to survive the cut. The impractical nature of the chopped hatch on this SUV can be forgiven on a model, and the color continue to intrigue me.

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Re: Random Model Pic of the Day!

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:53 pm

Almost Real Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

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