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Old 02-27-2002, 03:45   #1 (permalink)
 
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maisto models

i remember when i first saw maisto models for sale they were pretty much shocking. bburago was light years ahead in almost all aspects. i bought a 1969 Ford Torino and it looks EXCELLENT! very good value for the money! also, i was looking at a Murcielago made by maisto and one by bburago and i can tell you that maisto has come a LONG way! it was actualy a nicer model than the bburago.

has anyone got a preference for any brand in particular? can you recomend any model manufacturers that specialise in fords?
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Old 02-27-2002, 03:52   #2 (permalink)
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All mine are 1:24 or 25; the only Fords I have are all from Maisto - 2 Explorers, 3 Mustangs, 1 yellow Escape. Maisto is a hell of a lot better than before, but still not up to Bburago, where you get all the exhaust and engine details, even seatbelts in the M Coupe.

I get all mine from The Warehouse, Bburago are normally about $5 more expensive than Maisto. Getting them from The Warehouse is also a lot cheaper than some other places too.

But the last 2 cars I got from Maisto (X5 and Z8) have painted tailights which I think isn't too great.
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AutoArt are generally the best ive found, but a $100+ for a 1/18 scale vehicle it should be...
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oh yeah, they are absolutely fantastic!


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funny that... i think it depends on the model. i remember seeing bburago vipers which looked GREAT! but as i said, the maisto murcielago looks WAY better!
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i think autoart / biante are the nicest. i bought a RS200 made by minichamps today. they also do a nice model. i dont think there are too many bad models any more. the market has demanded better and better quality models at fair prices.

dont know of anyone who specialises in fords only. most makers have something from ford.

have a look at ebay (do an advanced search on the model you want) and also try sold.com.
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i think autoart / biante are the nicest. i bought a RS200 made by minichamps today. they also do a nice model. i dont think there are too many bad models any more. the market has demanded better and better quality models at fair prices.

dont know of anyone who specialises in fords only. most makers have something from ford.

have a look at ebay (do an advanced search on the model you want) and also try sold.com.
i was looking at a capri by minichamps today. i have never seen such authenticity on such a small model! absolutely amazing! a bit too small for my liking to be honest. i prefer larger models, or realy tiny ones, like herpa.
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How abouts posting some pics for us non model collectors?
I'd like to see them. :s2:
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How abouts posting some pics for us non model collectors?
I'd like to see them. :s2:
http://discussions.fordforums.com/sh...threadid=13130

that's a link to my thread in showroom. it's not much of a collection, but it's an expensive hobby. especially when you also collect coins/notes and spend money on your car.

also, here's a pic of the Torino from the website. it looks really good in flesh. opening door, boot and bonnet, steerable front wheels, independent spring suspension on all wheels
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Was just thinking about all this today actually. The best model I've got is an Autoart 1:18 R34 GTR Skyline. The detail is astonishing, and great build quality. A good solid piece.

Comparing that to the current V8 supercar models is a bit depressing, and hence why I haven't bought one of these yet. The Skyline model has immaculate detail, full engine detailing, underbody detail, bonnet boot and doors open, workable steering, and even different trims for seats etc. Why can't we get something like this for, say, a black T3 TS50?? I would gladly hand over good money for a 1:18 T3!!!!
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Forgot to add a pic of the interior of the Skyline.. (excuse the dust - I have been careless :crazy1: )
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