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#1 OFFLINE   sennagts

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:59 AM

Hi everyone!

I understand Lucky Diecast are the 'new' Yat Ming.

They have released and will release a lot of great American Classics that many manufacturers haven't ever considered.

But how are their quality?


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:39 AM

View Postsennagts, on 09 July 2018 - 02:59 AM, said:

Hi everyone!

I understand Lucky Diecast are the 'new' Yat Ming.

They have released and will release a lot of great American Classics that many manufacturers haven't ever considered.

But how are their quality?
I have two, and they look to me like re-issues of earlier manufacturers who are now out of the business.
I would describe them as bBurago level quality.
Here is a listing of many that are now available.
I seems many of the products were previously released under the 'Road Signature' brand.
http://www.carmodel....iecast?scale=18

Edited by slartibartfast229, 09 July 2018 - 06:41 AM.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:56 AM

Thanks for the link!

So I guess they're not the best in terms of quality/detail...but it's also the best we can hope for in 1/18 for these makes.

Going through the link you sent, it appears as though some are better than others. Not much consistency.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:14 AM

View Postsennagts, on 09 July 2018 - 06:56 AM, said:

Thanks for the link!

So I guess they're not the best in terms of quality/detail...but it's also the best we can hope for in 1/18 for these makes.

Going through the link you sent, it appears as though some are better than others. Not much consistency.
An all too familiar problem with diecast (and resin) manufacturing.  :gaah:

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:33 AM

Lots of yesteryear models from either Yatming or Road Signature (or even goes under the name Road Tough?) some are slightly better than the others i.e. the E Type Mk3 and XJS. I find their classic American selection tend to be generally poor probably due to poorly rendered chrome effects and uneven panel gaps. Probably best to examine various photos online of the models you are interested in before pursuing them to see if the build quality is up to your expectation.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:29 PM

One the models I have is a Corvette Grand Sport bought for €35.
By no means an Exoto or CMC but not too shabby.
I replaced the inaccurate markings and modified it a little so that it looks OK from a distance.
Carmodel do have many of the cars nicely photographed, and if you think the list is long - click the 'encyclopedia' box and press search.
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:59 PM

It looks like the Signature Series models are actually really good for the price!

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:10 AM

It is great to see reissues of some models that are no longer produced but it hurts when the reissue only has much, or in some cases, less detail than the original.  The only Road Sig model I got was the Olds Starfire and for the price point of its time, it is a really nice model. Still is I think.  The Lucky reissue of the Buick Riveria, looks good as well, but has no interior detail that I can tell; still haven't taken it out of the box.  Would be nice if a bit more detail could be added to the old molds, to bring them up to date a  bit while being offered at a reasonable price.
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Posted 21 September 2018 - 02:03 PM

This is listed as CMR.
It looks suspiciously like the ancient Yat Ming (et al) tooling.
CMR are not usually known for all opening products.
Any ideas anyone?
https://ck-modelcars...-18-cmr/cmr111/

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 05:17 PM

View Postslartibartfast229, on 21 September 2018 - 02:03 PM, said:

This is listed as CMR.
It looks suspiciously like the ancient Yat Ming (et al) tooling.
CMR are not usually known for all opening products.
Any ideas anyone?
https://ck-modelcars...-18-cmr/cmr111/

I was looking at that one the other day, I thought it looks more like more like Shelby Collectibles:

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Edit: I had to flip the Shelby Collectibles image sideways (that's why the filler cap is on the wrong side), couldn't find a better photo.

Edited by cwbs, 21 September 2018 - 05:35 PM.


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Posted 22 September 2018 - 06:27 AM

Good stuff (and thanks) for the comparison.
I think you are spot on about the Shelby version.



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