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#1 ONLINE   acisne

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:37 AM

Here are some pics of the model. Looks like they nailed the color, but that "chrome" version does nothing for me.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:00 AM

body color side mirrors?   :occasion14:

Front end looks way off.

Glad I got one of the AUTOart's...even if the color is off, its a much better representation to me.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:03 AM

I don't think these are production pictures, but sample pictures. I will see how it turns out once it is released.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:16 AM

So....what mold is this from? Is it new or is it Ertl?

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:41 AM

Looks like there will have to be a custom version made using the best pieces from AUTOart and GL. :(

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:54 AM

If I remember correctly, wasn't Highland Green a metallic color?  I thought it was, and if that's the case, I don't think any manufacturer got that one right so far.  I agree with Gavin, as something about the model doesn't seem quite right, but I'm willing to wait to make a final judgment since these are the first photos released.
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:59 AM

Im glad i have the ERTL version since it`s the most accurate one! The GL looks weird!
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:37 PM

View Postvinncent, on 03 May 2011 - 10:59 AM, said:

Im glad i have the ERTL version since it`s the most accurate one! The GL looks weird!

I have also the ERTL :

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But many members on the forum tell that the Autoart is a lot better, the Greenlight could be also a nice one, I got a Mustang 1967 coupe by the same company and it look not bad at all.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:36 PM

The interior on the AUTOart is better than ERTL but there so much inaccuracy on the AUTOart compared! there is a thread here on DX about it!
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:10 PM

Has anyone picked one of these up? been considering it myself. How are the proportions?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:34 AM

Just been having a look at this in a shop in town - looks exactly the same as the Ertl model to me apart from very slightly darker paint.
Am I wrong in thinking that Greenlight and Ertl are one and the same?
I thought GL was a subsidiary of Ertl - or at least that Ertl sold off the moulds to GL....something along those lines.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:44 AM

View Postkevkojak, on 11 October 2011 - 11:34 AM, said:

Just been having a look at this in a shop in town - looks exactly the same as the Ertl model to me apart from very slightly darker paint.
Am I wrong in thinking that Greenlight and Ertl are one and the same?
I thought GL was a subsidiary of Ertl - or at least that Ertl sold off the moulds to GL....something along those lines.
Not at all. They are not related. GL is out of Indiana and Ertl is out of Iowa. Ertl is still in business, just not doing 1/18 American Muscle. Ertl leased their 1/18 molds to AutoWorld. GL
GL site: http://www.greenlighttoys.com/
RC Ertl site: http://www.rcertl.com/index.asp

The confusion stems from GL commissioning Ertl to make the 1/18 2004 Indy Pace car Corvette for them. GL was already in the diecast business before that.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:00 PM

Many thanks for clearing that up - I'm unsure where I had got the idea that they were connected.
I read somewhere that someone was re-running a second series of Ertl models, maybe someone like Joyride then.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:24 PM

View Postkevkojak, on 11 October 2011 - 01:00 PM, said:

Many thanks for clearing that up - I'm unsure where I had got the idea that they were connected.
I read somewhere that someone was re-running a second series of Ertl models, maybe someone like Joyride then.
Auto World is re-running the Ertls. They are leasing the tooling and I assume the leasing includes the used of the sub-brands names like "Authentics", "American Muscle" and "Joy Ride".

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:49 PM

i dont have gl model but did have a hold of it in the local model shop.to be honest it did feel rather light so im wondering if it is the ertl mould after all.
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