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#101 OFFLINE   finalcut747

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 02:34 PM

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 04:19 PM

No tyre valves!!! :gaah:   WHY, WHY, WHY???  :rolleyes:

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 06:58 AM

If I were to get personal I would say maybe bit of love and hate feeling towards Autoart?

I have reservations about their business practice and reading the past discussions regarding this company (not the brand) give me some insights into their questionable business practices. However I do like their products so far out of 40++ Autoart models I own (from top end signature range to the humble performance series) I have yet to come across one that doesn't live up to my expectation. Their build and finish quality is constantly there. Good paint, realistic panel gaps, no visible mounting stubs, realistic opening parts with hydraulic structs etc.

I applaud their research into new cost cutting materials (some kind of composite plastic/resin?) but passing those cost savings down to us consumers is yet to be seen. But I don't like what I am seeing with their pricing strategy. Their new prices have practically priced me out of buying anything new from them. Since I don't really care much about modern hypercars so the temptation isn't there. I do want their Jaguar E Type series 1 but I just can't bear the thought of paying the price that I would normally reserve for a CMC.

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 04:48 PM

View Postaudirs6, on 13 April 2015 - 05:14 AM, said:

The problem is we all want their models ( Almost all ) and that models were better a few years ago and cheaper..

Their models were certainly cheaper, but not better. The Huayra is the best model they've ever made.

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 08:12 PM

View Postgodlesspagani, on 14 April 2015 - 04:48 PM, said:

View Postaudirs6, on 13 April 2015 - 05:14 AM, said:

The problem is we all want their models ( Almost all ) and that models were better a few years ago and cheaper..

Their models were certainly cheaper, but not better. The Huayra is the best model they've ever made.

They have made several models that are better, Alfa 33, Mazda 787, Nissan R390 for the price, F1 roadcar.

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 08:18 PM

View Postsmokeyfan, on 14 April 2015 - 08:12 PM, said:

View Postgodlesspagani, on 14 April 2015 - 04:48 PM, said:

View Postaudirs6, on 13 April 2015 - 05:14 AM, said:

The problem is we all want their models ( Almost all ) and that models were better a few years ago and cheaper..

Their models were certainly cheaper, but not better. The Huayra is the best model they've ever made.

They have made several models that are better, Alfa 33, Mazda 787, Nissan R390 for the price, F1 roadcar.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 12:45 AM

I hate their expensive prices plus the new composite plastic models!

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 07:30 AM

View PostJosh, on 14 April 2015 - 08:12 PM, said:

View Postgodlesspagani, on 14 April 2015 - 04:48 PM, said:

View Postaudirs6, on 13 April 2015 - 05:14 AM, said:

The problem is we all want their models ( Almost all ) and that models were better a few years ago and cheaper..

Their models were certainly cheaper, but not better. The Huayra is the best model they've ever made.

They have made several models that are better, Alfa 33, Mazda 787, Nissan R390 for the price, F1 roadcar.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:19 AM

^ that model is a real stunner, I have one too. They can do it when they want too, but now it seems all about high prices and poor details! I don't buy them anymore.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 01:06 PM

The only AUTOart model I have is the McLaren F1 LM.  I don't think it's worth what they go for...they should be sold for half they go for imo.  I don't think I'll be buying a second AUTOart anytime soon.  Only if they have exclusive rights for a model (forever and no one else can) and it's something that I really really want.  I don't get why the standard F1 roadcar is said to be nicer than the LM...there shouldn't be that much variation imo.

Edit:  That Alfa Tip 33 looks fantastic.  I saw this original one in person two weeks back.  Incredible: http://www.simeonemu...o-tipo-33-tt-12

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 01:09 PM

I've just cleaning and sorting some of my models yesterday and found out paint rash start appearing in some of my HWE that I'm absolutely sure it wasn't there a year ago. Is it true that plastic are less prone to this problem than diecast metal?

Higher price with lesser details sure does set me back from buying them, but if the use of plastic means they would last longer, then it's a real consideration for me. I'm sure has high hopes for them now more than ever after seeing some of my beloved diecast metal start to develop paint rash.
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