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#26 OFFLINE   Gavin

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:29 PM

being a huge fan of the Porsche marque, I've been really happy with their selections thus far.  I only have 3, but they've so far been pretty much perfect.

Can't wait to add more.  Also, I believe a collector known as Impression was a former member here...from what I've read, he is the driving force behind GTS.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:16 PM

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 09:34 PM

Now that GT Spirit has made the 1M, they should continue and make the M4. It would fly out the doors.
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Posted 04 September 2014 - 09:40 PM

View PostBMW Fan, on 04 September 2014 - 09:34 PM, said:

Now that GT Spirit has made the 1M, they should continue and make the M4. It would fly out the doors.

Second that.  I am stunned and severely disappointed that Paragon or another manufacturer hasn't even hinted at making a 1/18 M4 yet.  :gaah:
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Posted 05 September 2014 - 09:05 AM

Yes m4   and in the future the m4 gts

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 10:19 AM

My petition is please diversify beyond BMW and Porsche. I would like to see some more challenging subject matter. 911's and BMW's are rather dull, I would love to see this company tackle the high end supercars that MR, BBR, Peako, and Frontiart do and do them at a much lower price. I am convinced people are getting ripped off paying 500 and 600 and 700 dollars for resin supercars, so it would be interesting to see what a company like GTS could do pricewise. GT spirit seems to be the most "affordable" resin company. So far the biggest reason I have not bought resin, is because I cannot seriously consider paying 600 dollars for a sealed model made from an inferior material to diecast. If GTS or Otto were to do Pagani Zondas for example that looked as good or better as a Peako and charged 150 dollars for them I believe they would have many collectors placing orders.

I am not trying to insult those who like BMW or Porsche, but there are plenty of BMW and Porsche models out there, Pagani is a company that has been under produced in scale models. Also The F type for me please, and the new Vette would be great and the Viper, Challenger Hellcat, Huracan, SLS Black, and if they want to keep doing Porsches, than do a proper street 918!

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 05:01 PM

View Postsmokeyfan, on 05 September 2014 - 10:19 AM, said:

My petition is please diversify beyond BMW and Porsche. I would like to see some more challenging subject matter. 911's and BMW's are rather dull, I would love to see this company tackle the high end supercars that MR, BBR, Peako, and Frontiart do and do them at a much lower price. I am convinced people are getting ripped off paying 500 and 600 and 700 dollars for resin supercars, so it would be interesting to see what a company like GTS could do pricewise. GT spirit seems to be the most "affordable" resin company. So far the biggest reason I have not bought resin, is because I cannot seriously consider paying 600 dollars for a sealed model made from an inferior material to diecast. If GTS or Otto were to do Pagani Zondas for example that looked as good or better as a Peako and charged 150 dollars for them I believe they would have many collectors placing orders.

I am not trying to insult those who like BMW or Porsche, but there are plenty of BMW and Porsche models out there, Pagani is a company that has been under produced in scale models. Also The F type for me please, and the new Vette would be great and the Viper, Challenger Hellcat, Huracan, SLS Black, and if they want to keep doing Porsches, than do a proper street 918!

I agree completely, except someone needs to make the new M3 and M4 ASAP!  I can't believe I can buy a 1/18 S-Class Coupe before I can go see the 1/1 at my Mercedes-Benz showroom, yet the M3/M4 are relatively old news and I still can't find a model for either car in any scale?  I miss the days when Kyosho released just about every Bimmer and AUTOart had Porsche covered well.  Going back to your point, however, I absolutely agree about the need for companies like GT Spirit to make supercars at much more affordable prices than BBR, Frontiart, etc.  I look at the $500+ models and those from GTS and OTTO and I just don't get why the former models are worth hundreds of dollars more than the latter.

BTW, I'd love to see them make several of the cars you mentioned, including the Corvette Stingray, Jaguar F-Type, the SRT Viper, Hellcat Challengers and Chargers, etc.
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Posted 05 September 2014 - 06:09 PM

View Postsmokeyfan, on 05 September 2014 - 10:19 AM, said:

My petition is please diversify beyond BMW and Porsche. I would like to see some more challenging subject matter. 911's and BMW's are rather dull, I would love to see this company tackle the high end supercars that MR, BBR, Peako, and Frontiart do and do them at a much lower price. I am convinced people are getting ripped off paying 500 and 600 and 700 dollars for resin supercars, so it would be interesting to see what a company like GTS could do pricewise. GT spirit seems to be the most "affordable" resin company. So far the biggest reason I have not bought resin, is because I cannot seriously consider paying 600 dollars for a sealed model made from an inferior material to diecast. If GTS or Otto were to do Pagani Zondas for example that looked as good or better as a Peako and charged 150 dollars for them I believe they would have many collectors placing orders.

I am not trying to insult those who like BMW or Porsche, but there are plenty of BMW and Porsche models out there, Pagani is a company that has been under produced in scale models. Also The F type for me please, and the new Vette would be great and the Viper, Challenger Hellcat, Huracan, SLS Black, and if they want to keep doing Porsches, than do a proper street 918!

This! :agreed:

I certainly hope that our friends at GT Spirit are reading this thread. I couldn't agree with you more, Josh. I'm certain most everyone here feels the exact same way as you. They definitely need a bit of diversity, and hopefully that will come as they continue to establish themselves as a reputable company. :occasion14:

View PostAutobahn, on 05 September 2014 - 05:01 PM, said:

I look at the $500+ models and those from GTS and OTTO and I just don't get why the former models are worth hundreds of dollars more than the latter.

Matt, you raise an extremely valid point. While I don't mean to diss other resin model makers, the high prices do seem a bit absurd. And, the absurdity is no longer an exclusive problem with the 1:18 scale... even the 1:43 scale has seen some awkward price hikes from the makers of premium resin models.

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:00 PM

Well guys lets hope that GT spirit does see this, I think they are one of the few that are looking at places like this to hear what collectors have to say. They seem like a company with a lot to offer and a lot to like, now I just wish they would do some non german cars so I could support them some.

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 09:17 PM

I say let's not get happy with the petitions - As much as I like the releases, I would MUCH rather have any of those models mentioned with full-opening features.  It's not like GT Spirit models are that cheap anyway.
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Posted 05 September 2014 - 09:33 PM

View PostPegasus Seiya, on 05 September 2014 - 09:17 PM, said:

I say let's not get happy with the petitions - As much as I like the releases, I would MUCH rather have any of those models mentioned with full-opening features.  It's not like GT Spirit models are that cheap anyway.

There are plenty of other manufacturers who are making models with opening features. If you don't like what GT Spirit has to offer, then perhaps you could start a petition to a model manufacturer who caters toward your taste. :occasion14:

I think GT Spirit's prices are very competitive considering what other resin model manufacturers are asking these days. Simply put, models are becoming more and more expensive. :twocents:

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 09:59 PM

View PostMatthew, on 05 September 2014 - 09:33 PM, said:

View PostPegasus Seiya, on 05 September 2014 - 09:17 PM, said:

I say let's not get happy with the petitions - As much as I like the releases, I would MUCH rather have any of those models mentioned with full-opening features.  It's not like GT Spirit models are that cheap anyway.

There are plenty of other manufacturers who are making models with opening features. If you don't like what GT Spirit has to offer, then perhaps you could start a petition to a model manufacturer who caters toward your taste. Posted Image

I think GT Spirit's prices are very competitive considering what other resin model manufacturers are asking these days. Simply put, models are becoming more and more expensive. Posted Image


Thing is, I really like what they've been offering; the 3.8 RS, the RS 4, the M3 GTS and 1M Coupe to name a few. And it's not like there aren't enough petition threads for full-opening models that haven't been made before out there.  I think every forum I've been to has a thread like that -- How well are those working?  What I would like, personally, is for a diecast model maker to not be turned off from making a specific full-opening model because GT Spirit or Otto beat them to it, or worse, make them lazy (Minichamps) because they realize that openings aren't all that important when people are now buying curbside models.
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Posted 05 September 2014 - 11:06 PM

View PostPegasus Seiya, on 05 September 2014 - 09:59 PM, said:

What I would like, personally, is for a diecast model maker to not be turned off from making a specific full-opening model because GT Spirit or Otto beat them to it, or worse, make them lazy (Minichamps) because they realize that openings aren't all that important when people are now buying curbside models.

Companies like GT Spirit, Otto, MR, and other sealed resin makers don't exactly compete in the same arena as die-cast makers like AUTOart, Minichamps, or Maisto. In other words, resin models tend to appeal to a specific audience. I don't think GT Spirit is making companies like Minichamps "lazy." Rather, Minichamps has been on a decline for a few years now (despite their inflated price tags).

The production of die-cast models with opening features can be costly, so most die-cast companies try to produce models that will sell in large volume. Not to mention, these manufacturers tend to favor model moulds that can be "milked" for several years to come. It's all about recouping production costs.

Resin models are not nearly as complex to produce. The majority of the production costs are spent on the appearance of the model, and not complex assembly. As a result, resin model manufacturers are able to produce subject matter that is not heavily represented in the die-cast medium. Typically, resin model makers will favor automobiles that attract the discerning collector.

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 01:58 AM

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 05:23 PM

View PostPegasus Seiya, on 05 September 2014 - 09:17 PM, said:

I say let's not get happy with the petitions - As much as I like the releases, I would MUCH rather have any of those models mentioned with full-opening features.  It's not like GT Spirit models are that cheap anyway.
I am very sorry, But I have to disagree with you there, GT S are making models that the main stream model maker's aren't making yet, And I am sure there are plenty here that would agree with me here, Their prices are extremely competitive in today's  over inflated market!!!  To take a model that is highly desirable and be able to sell it for less that £70 is awesome in my opinion. Plus they are making models NOW... That could take the likes of AUTOart or Minichamps years to come out with!

So to say they aren't that cheap is a little silly really.   :twocents:

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 06:06 PM

You're entitled to your opinion.  You find my post silly; I find yours ignorant - My $0.02 also - To put it into perspective, for the price of a GT Spirit model in the US, I can buy 10 Maistos.  Maybe once GTS is widely distributed then the price could be lower and maybe then I would have less of a hard time buying one.  Again, I like what they make but at $100+, I hesitate a little.
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Posted 25 September 2014 - 06:24 PM

Whoa Lets not go saying someone's else's post is ignorant! Cmon Peg those statements will earn you nothing but disrespect, c'mon man.

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 06:27 PM

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 01:53 AM

@ Pegasus.... I can only dream of being able to pick up models like this for around $100. Not GBP but Dollar's.

Yes its a shame GT S aren't more available to you guys in the states, But on the other hand, Just have a look at the prices you guys in the US pay for the likes of Exoto and AUTOart. Over here in the EU ( not in mention the prices in Asia/Australia too )  we have to pay twice what you guys pay!  Maybe even more.

Anyways.... I think this is getting a touch off the subject.

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 09:21 PM

View Postmomodels, on 06 September 2014 - 01:58 AM, said:

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 01:25 AM

Id rather have a resin model done right with no opening features, than a metal model done half-arse. Which is why I stopped buying Minichamps about 5 years ago.

Throw the bad fruit at me for saying this, but who cares if a $15 Maisto has opening doors and hood. The entire engine bay is one giant molded piece of single-colored plastic with two giant industrial sized dog legs holding the hood up -- usually sprayed only halfway. Id be happier if Maisto sealed every model they manufactured, spent more time making their exteriors halfway respectable, and charged the same amount. I guess my attitude is, if you are only charging $15-20 for a model, there is only so much value you can put into it and still make a profit. Rather than try to thin the product's quality down so much by trying to do far too much with far too little, perhaps you'd be better served scaling back your model's features that add additional cost such as opening doors and hoods and trunks and pose-able steering -- and instead concentrated your modest goals in the places where folks would see the most ROI and satisfaction.

Don't get me wrong however. All things being equal, I prefer models with opening features. But thats an important caveat.  I have no issues with sealed companies like GT Spirit and Spark, nor their price points. From what I have seen thus far in the models I own (aside from a manufacturer defect on a GTS I own), the places they are concentrating their R&D on (exterior and fixed interiors) is quite evident and obvious compared to other models at the same price point attempting to hit every note on the piano.

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 02:28 AM

For the love of all that is good in the world please make  an RWB ( they can even use their wierd colour schemes i dont mind) ,these models would be sold out in a flash..i personally would buy 3.

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 04:46 PM

Seeing the new GT3 RS for a "cheap" 299€ I feel like GTS has to make one too!!!

PS: I don´t mind if they make all 4 colours...




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