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#1 Barry Boor

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:59

I mean no disrespect to the excellent Racing Models company but.... would you pay £80.00 for this?

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#2 nicanary

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:16

I last saw one of those inside a Kinder egg......

#3 dwh43scale

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 19:53

No, in a word !

#4 Mal9444

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 10:48

I mean no disrespect to the excellent Racing Models company but.... would you pay £80.00 for this?


It seems to be a rev-vamp of this: http://www.racingmod...143-21371-p.asp

Is this the moment I fess-up and say I have the green one? Mercifully, that means I don't need the blue one.

I did think long and hard about buying the green one, but as it represents the final moments of the Great Man's career I went ahead.

I'll get me coat...


#5 RCH

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:11

It seems to be a rev-vamp of this: http://www.racingmod...143-21371-p.asp

Is this the moment I fess-up and say I have the green one? Mercifully, that means I don't need the blue one.

I did think long and hard about buying the green one, but as it represents the final moments of the Great Man's career I went ahead.

I'll get me coat...


Well I hope you got a good discount! I'm puzzled by the Firestone tyres :confused: sometimes a model doesn't work out right and maybe it will be too difficult or expensive to correct it but surely it wouldn't be too much of a problem to at least get that right? :well:

Just a thought, they don't credit a manufacturer. This wouldn't be one of my old mate's "Pancho" Villa's efforts would it?

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#6 Barry Boor

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:10

I wonder if he is the same person who produced the spectacularly dreadful Connew model.

#7 RCH

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:35

Signor Villa turned up at the FOS back in the late '90's, he didn't have a stand but was hawking some built models around to the various dealers, they were mainly built FDS kits, reasonably nicely made and boxed in his own Villa Models packaging. I bought several off him and sold them during the course of the weekend. He turned up again at other events and "Pancho" became our name for him. I had contact details for him in Italy but he never responded when I tried to get in touch. I have seen Villa Models around since and I think he may have done some stuff on his own account. He wasn't really that bad though.

#8 Duc-Man

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:34

Looks to me like a build kit from the early to mid seventies. I have a Shadow DN4 by John Day that turend out with a similar look.

If those were the only kind of models we could get...we would be happy spending 80 quid. Now that we all are spoiled by Minichamps and Spark and so on...f*** no!

#9 Mal9444

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:35

Looks to me like a build kit from the early to mid seventies. I have a Shadow DN4 by John Day that turend out with a similar look.

If those were the only kind of models we could get...we would be happy spending 80 quid. Now that we all are spoiled by Minichamps and Spark and so on...f*** no!


Well, yes - I did get a discount. There is no maker's name on the bottom and I think, Duc-Man, you might be right that it's a hand-built kit. In fairness, Wim was somewhat apologetic about the quality and admitted it wasn't the best model he's ever sold. But it is - so far as I am aware - the only 1:43rd scale Lotus 18/21 available, at least for the moment.

I'm more annoyed, both with myself and with Racing Models, for this abortion, previously discussed on the Moss thread and being sold as the Moss/ Fairman Nurburgring 1,0000 km winner:
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which isn't even the correct car.




#10 Duc-Man

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 17:04

I don't know if it's still available or not but I think this is worth the money.

#11 Barry Boor

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 18:20

£100 for a 43rd scale model car? I'm afraid that's not a price I would ever be prepared to pay, no matter what the model was.

#12 RCH

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:55

£100 for a 43rd scale model car? I'm afraid that's not a price I would ever be prepared to pay, no matter what the model was.


We've all got a living to make Barry! Surely you know how much time goes into building a handbuilt? Price it out at some peoples' hourly rates and you would be in the thousands.

#13 Barry Boor

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:57

I understand - I build models myself, but my priorities are such that £100 for a 43rd scale model is simply not an option.

#14 Mal9444

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 13:41

I understand - I build models myself, but my priorities are such that £100 for a 43rd scale model is simply not an option.


I guess motor racing was never an economy sport. :wave:


#15 Mal9444

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 21:00

At least it’s the correct body: but the windscreen!!!! £36.00!!!! Top Model again.

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#16 RCH

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:01

Dunno what it is with Top Model but when it comes to windscreens someone should give them a lesson in basic aerodynamics...

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:44

Jolly aren't much better with theirs.

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