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#1 OFFLINE   Craig

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 04:05 AM

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This model is sheer class, but the Matrix is twice the price, is it actually worth the extra? It comes to around £75 shipped which is a lot for a 1/43. The BoS would come to about £45 shipped.

I am a 1/18 man, but I do have a few 1/43 models - and I can not overlook just how stunning this one is!
I'd seriously love it in 1/18 but I want one now!!

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 05:25 AM

Matrix makes some awesome models and they are very expensive. I am not sure about BoS, but their 1/18s are great. From the photos, BoS looks better.

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 05:43 AM

Cheers Jon, I only have one BoS Model which is a 1/18 but it is spot on. I would buy their products again.

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 01:36 PM

I know it's apples to oranges, but I have a Matrix 1974 Chevrolet Malibu Classic and it is bang-on correct.  It's very accurate and very well-made.  I wasn't about to pay $95 for it, but when I bought it at half price during a going out of business sale, I couldn't refuse.  Yes, I actually like American land yachts of the 1970s, and it just so happens there are a lot of them in 1:43 scale.  I also prefer 1:18, but I can't overlook gems in 1:43 either!  Both of these look great in my opinion.
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Posted 16 October 2014 - 06:59 AM

 Autobahn, on 15 October 2014 - 01:36 PM, said:

I know it's apples to oranges, but I have a Matrix 1974 Chevrolet Malibu Classic and it is bang-on correct.  It's very accurate and very well-made.  I wasn't about to pay $95 for it, but when I bought it at half price during a going out of business sale, I couldn't refuse.  Yes, I actually like American land yachts of the 1970s, and it just so happens there are a lot of them in 1:43 scale.  I also prefer 1:18, but I can't overlook gems in 1:43 either!  Both of these look great in my opinion.
Cheers for the insight Matt :occasion14:  Sadly the Matrix car isn't cheap anywhere. I figured that as both look great, I'll go with the BoS one.
I did enquire if they had plans to do a 1/18 (which I'd have held out for) but they said there were no plans right now.

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 07:48 AM

I think it is the exact same model released under two different brands. So obviously BoS is preferable at half the price.

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 09:41 AM

The interior color is wrong on the Bos model.
The Matrix have the red interior, as is the color of the interior of the original car.
The chromed window framing of the Bos model seems not so correctly detailed as the Matrix model.
Front lights seems better on the Matrix model.
I would have paid the Matrix model, if I was to make the decision!
It is a beautiful car, would have bought this in 1/18 Matrix quality!

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 12:11 PM

Either one looks good to me Craig...it's really got charm :10:   

Can't see £40 difference to be honest, so it would be the Matrix for me..... but would love to catch one in 1:18... :hope:

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 07:59 PM

The Matrix is definitely better but whether that much better in terms of price will depend on how particular you are in a model.
If you compare the interior of open top models from Bos & Matrix, tou will see the finer details of a Matrix. However, exterior wise, the Bos is really good enough. :twocents:




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