spikyone, on 20 April 2017 - 09:57 AM, said:
No chance. The last one was garbage when it was first shown, and stayed garbage when it was released. I stand by my comments that it's comfortably GTS' worst model, and was a strong contender for worst of 2016.
This is barely any better, and looks like it was made from the same basic shape. Although the pictures are from different angles it's obvious that the wing on the model is too high, the nose shape is wrong, the window line is too high and too straight, the windscreen is too curved. There are other inaccuracies too, and as with the last one the bulbous shape makes it look more like a budget 1/43 than a sharp, resin 1/18. They should stop milking this one and stick to the models they got right.
Agreed. This is one of the worst model from GTS. This could have been a really highly sought after model if they nailed it right! GTS used to be good in accepting comments and refine their models. What happened recently? Looks like they don't care anymore. Shame!
Josh, on 20 April 2017 - 11:03 AM, said:
Imagine that GTS got the shape of a model wrong? That is pretty much the norm for these Resin companies. LS collectibles has not gotten one right yet. Perhaps they are in such a hurry they are not really scaling a real car down. I imagine it is not easy to find one of those Koenigs for comparison.
You are right, I think there are not much Koenig Competition IRL for them to compare. The thing about this company is they announce new models very suddenly, unlike others who showcase their upcoming models. Therefore they could be hurrying to push out the models since pictures are usually released only like 1-2 months before release.
ltdmh1, on 20 April 2017 - 12:26 PM, said:
The pic of a real car was taken with a telephoto lens, it does stretch a bit. But the rims are really small on a model.
Thanks for the insight! I'm no expert in photography, I can't even take proper pics of diecast model. Yes the rims are a turn off for this model! I have seen online pictures of the same model made by Versus. Not comparing the price range but we can't deny they are light years apart!
ironsim, on 20 April 2017 - 03:55 PM, said:
The wheels look small to me too on the GTS model, one of the reason I didnt ordered it, and the fact that I dont have the other version, but theyre very cool to me despite the accuracies..
Craig, on 21 April 2017 - 02:23 AM, said:
I think they're cool too, but as they got them wrong, I didn't buy them. They had the chance to make a really cool niche model and they didn't nail it!!
Koenig is a great subject and because of the previous model they got it wrong I was hoping they will make changes to the new one. I will gladly buy the Asian Exclusive in white too but I guess that is a miss for me for now...
Edited by technica, 23 April 2017 - 06:39 PM.