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#1 OFFLINE   The Paladin

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 08:08 AM

Hi!

Im very tempted to buy my first Spark, I know resin cars doesnt have function dirrection but in Otto the wheels roll and the brake disc with them. I want to know if Spark models do so or they are completely not working like lastest BBR?


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#2 OFFLINE   Venom

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 08:31 AM

Usually Sparks do roll, but sometimes they don't due to the wheels being pushed too far onto the axles.
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Posted 18 January 2015 - 11:26 AM

View PostVenom, on 18 January 2015 - 08:31 AM, said:

Usually Sparks do roll, but sometimes they don't due to the wheels being pushed too far onto the axles.

Theorically in those cases i could loose the wheels a bit?

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 04:42 PM

Why does it matter ? I don't understand :dunno:

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 05:09 PM

well clearly he wants to roll the model. I also like to do this, usually accompanied by engine noises.

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 06:35 PM

My Spark 3.0 911 RSR wheels roll, but crookedly.  You have to rotate them just right on mine to get it not to 'three wheel'.  And the entire 'suspension' is just wheels stuck on solid metal axles, like any plastic $3 car has.  Don't get me wrong, I love my few Sparks for the specific subject matter, and I don't really care that they roll at all-this one needed the 'feature' or I would never get it it to sit flat on the ground. But I still can't fathom why they cost more then $50.00.  For me to justify buying resins, I look at it like some ultra-rare out of production toy I have to pay 5 times the value to own it.   Personally I think Sparks should cost about $50, MR/BBR about $90-$100 and Frontiart $110 tops, they're making money at those price points.  I've bought Exoto's with full painted graphics for less. But then again, if you want a 3.0 RSR or a Porsche 962, you gotta do what you gotta do. :twocents:

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 06:46 PM

In addition, would the front wheels on any of the 1/18 F1 cars steer?

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 09:31 PM

View PostCraig, on 18 January 2015 - 04:42 PM, said:

Why does it matter ? I don't understand :dunno:

I care, I dont like statues, it need to have atleast something mobile, I like to take pictures of the brake disc and calipers. I would want the model to have a working direction, suspension and opening parts, rolling wheels is the absolute minimum I want, even the cheapest of the cars have that.

Thanks guys for the answer, I think I´ll get that Mclaren  MP4-GT3 with Redbull livery.

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 01:29 AM

View PostThe Paladin, on 18 January 2015 - 09:31 PM, said:

View PostCraig, on 18 January 2015 - 04:42 PM, said:

Why does it matter ? I don't understand :dunno:

I care, I dont like statues, it need to have atleast something mobile, I like to take pictures of the brake disc and calipers. I would want the model to have a working direction, suspension and opening parts, rolling wheels is the absolute minimum I want, even the cheapest of the cars have that.

Thanks guys for the answer, I think I´ll get that Mclaren  MP4-GT3 with Redbull livery.

sounds to me, from your reply, a Spark isn't for you at all. It has nothing of what you require in a model (appart from subject matter), and there is a good chance it'll come without the wheels rotating. Trying to free them so they rotate could damage the model as well.
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Posted 19 January 2015 - 04:37 PM

I agree Stu!

A Spark really isn't for him at all. Basically you will have a brick, a nice looking brick, but a brick all the same!

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 09:27 PM

If wheels rolls like Otto models I dont mind having a brick, I have the Bmw M5 E39 and Peugeot 406 Coupe, both are favorite of mine.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 06:46 PM

I have the Spark Lotus 25 and nothing moves. No steering, suspension or rolling wheels. I don't mind as it's displayed on a shelf and the detail is fantastic.
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 08:07 PM

I was really close to buy the Redbull Mclaren MP4-GT3 but luckily Autoart its going to make it :)

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 10:49 PM

View PostThe Paladin, on 07 February 2015 - 08:07 PM, said:

I was really close to buy the Redbull Mclaren MP4-GT3 but luckily Autoart its going to make it :)

phew! that was close
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Posted 17 November 2015 - 09:39 AM

It does'nt bother me that spark models don't roll. But I do like them to roll enough so the wheel looks right in the fender. Stuart Little does'nt live here anyways.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 05:22 AM

I have the following Spark F1 cars, 1:18  McLaren M7 and Williams FW 11

It was the biggest disappointment when I realised the wheels don't rotate, even my Minichamps Brabham BT49C does not rotate.

Looks as if this the growing trend, not happy. The reason is I display all my tyre manufacture names at "12 o clock" see pic.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 05:25 AM

depend of the car

I have spark cars with roll wheels and others no

Edited by ws6_22, 18 November 2015 - 05:25 AM.





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