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#1 OFFLINE   SimonO95

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Posted 01 May 2020 - 02:59 PM

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#2 ONLINE   vulpex

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Posted 01 May 2020 - 03:12 PM

Congrats, Simon, to this amazing model - AUTOart at it's best!!! :occasion14:
Amazing details shown by your crisp close ups!
Personally I do prefer the 1998 GT1 because of its curvy body lines but I have to admit that my poor Maisto can't compare to this in terms of quaity and detailing...

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Posted 02 May 2020 - 05:16 AM

I prefer this earlier version of the GT1 (it still looks a BIT like a 911! :nice: ) and I have one in a box that arrived from CK yesterday, but I've not got around to looking in it yet!

Now I've seen your photos, I don't need to - They're better than my eyesight! :smile:

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Posted 02 May 2020 - 10:41 AM

It's a lovely model, I was pleasantly surprised by it.  Really nice photos here, you've captured the details very well.

I don't think the Maisto is too bad either, although I admit I've only seen it in photos - quite keen to get one now as I bought this one cheap from CK and already had the UT 993 version.

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Posted 02 May 2020 - 01:15 PM

Did AUTOart produce the 1996 version?
It was somewhat more colourful.....

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Posted 03 May 2020 - 04:08 AM

No, just UT. It's not bad for its age but no comparison to this AUTOart version:

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(Just realised Anson also made the 993 version, but theirs wasn't as good as UT)

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Posted 03 May 2020 - 04:13 AM

Absolutely awesome, one of the most, if not the most detailed Le Mans racer model after 1995.
Does your model have any paint / livery problem from CK?
Feel free to have a look of my collection on DX.
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Posted 03 May 2020 - 06:27 AM

View Postferrariforever, on 03 May 2020 - 04:13 AM, said:

Absolutely awesome, one of the most, if not the most detailed Le Mans racer model after 1995.
Does your model have any paint / livery problem from CK?
If you are asking me, the answer is no - no paint issues.
There was some pva glue residue where repairs had been made, but this was easily removed with a damp cloth.
I am more than happy with what I got for the price I paid.

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Posted 03 May 2020 - 08:23 AM

Waiting for it!

#10 OFFLINE   SimonO95

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Posted 03 May 2020 - 10:13 AM

View Postvulpex, on 01 May 2020 - 03:12 PM, said:

Congrats, Simon, to this amazing model - AUTOart at it's best!!! :occasion14:
Amazing details shown by your crisp close ups!
Personally I do prefer the 1998 GT1 because of its curvy body lines but I have to admit that my poor Maisto can't compare to this in terms of quaity and detailing...
Thank you very much, I too prefer the '98 GT1, since it won Le Mans for porsche that year :yahoo: might add the spark version to my collection down the line

View Postsnowman, on 02 May 2020 - 05:16 AM, said:

I prefer this earlier version of the GT1 (it still looks a BIT like a 911! :nice: ) and I have one in a box that arrived from CK yesterday, but I've not got around to looking in it yet!

Now I've seen your photos, I don't need to - They're better than my eyesight! :smile:

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Thank you but my photos don't do nearly enough justice to how it looks in hand :danke:

View Postspikyone, on 02 May 2020 - 10:41 AM, said:

It's a lovely model, I was pleasantly surprised by it.  Really nice photos here, you've captured the details very well.

I don't think the Maisto is too bad either, although I admit I've only seen it in photos - quite keen to get one now as I bought this one cheap from CK and already had the UT 993 version.
Thank you, I was very pleased with it, I definitely need to get a UT 993 version now

View Postferrariforever, on 03 May 2020 - 04:13 AM, said:

Absolutely awesome, one of the most, if not the most detailed Le Mans racer model after 1995.
Does your model have any paint / livery problem from CK?
Thank you, no, mine came with no paint or livery problems, only thing 'wrong' with it was the removable body panels and certificate where a little dirty

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Posted 06 May 2020 - 06:50 AM

I just received mine, unfortunately covered in some mold.

Also I notice that the strings in the engine compartment next to the light blue line are of bronze color. Like the picture below. Your strings are black?!

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Edited by ferrariforever, 06 May 2020 - 06:51 AM.

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Posted 06 May 2020 - 07:26 AM

Man if I got this model, I would go ham on that engine
I mod stuff

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Posted 06 May 2020 - 02:34 PM

View Postferrariforever, on 06 May 2020 - 06:50 AM, said:

Also I notice that the strings in the engine compartment next to the light blue line are of bronze color. Like the picture below. Your strings are black?!

Mine bronze like yours.

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 04:12 AM

View PostStratosWRC, on 06 May 2020 - 07:26 AM, said:

Man if I got this model, I would go ham on that engine

No, that's an expression that makes no sense in English English! :giggle:

What does 'go ham' mean?

Just took a look at mine - It's a great model, but sadly mine has paint rash on the bonnet.

I'll have a go at tidying it up using some of the tips here, but while it's a shame, it's not enough for me to reject the model for the price I paid.

I now know I've been very lucky as I've never seen paint rash before!

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Edited by snowman, 07 May 2020 - 05:25 AM.


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 02:26 PM

I finally got my #26 in after a month or so (on clearance for $110 at mm at the time).  Really like to have the 25, but at the price they had the other one, I ended up just 'throwing it in the box' at the last minute.  It's actually much better than I expected, pics really don't do it justice, not even these fantastic ones here, they pushed me to order the car. I got  Thought it would be kind of 'plain' even with a livery compared to the likes of the 787 and 390, but really looks nice in reality.   The #25 is definitely the hero version with the blue accents, and I'm a huge Wollek fan.

When I'm not a fan of the street car generation or the available models of one, I'll often get the generational race car as a 'link' in the chain.  Not a bad way to represent the 996!(although I do have a fried egg boxster).

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 11:14 AM

At the risk of being a 'buzz killington' here, but doesn't it put you guys (and gals) off that both these actual cars (#25 and 26) were DNFs ?

Don't get me wrong - beautiful model, but there's something about it being based on a DNF that just doesn't appeal to me.

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 02:38 PM

View PostQuant, on 14 August 2020 - 11:14 AM, said:

At the risk of being a 'buzz killington' here, but doesn't it put you guys (and gals) off that both these actual cars (#25 and 26) were DNFs ?

Don't get me wrong - beautiful model, but there's something about it being based on a DNF that just doesn't appeal to me.

I agree that the Le Mans DNF of the 1:1 is not making the model more attractive.

Since UT made the 1997 version already, I wonder why AUTOart didn't make the 1998 Le Mans winner. I think that would sell much better than the 1997 version.
Another mystery is that why didn't AUTOart make the street version when they have the 1997 mold already. I'm quite sure the street version would sell much better than the DNF race versions.

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Nonetheless, I bought both AUTOart #25 and #26 because I quite like the 911 GT1 shape and it's one of the most detailed "modern" Le Mans model ever made.
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Posted 14 August 2020 - 03:47 PM

I also bought one of each for pretty much the same reason, the quality of the models themselves.
I guess I was lucky to get two with no significant issues during the recent discounted cull, apart from a little pva glue on one - easily corrected.
If i were to restrict my motorsport purchases only to race winners or major placings, it would look very much like this years race fan attendance numbers!
Looking up from where I am typing this I can see two 1/18th scale racing failures - a 1968 Ford P68/F3L and a group 2 works Jaguar XJ6C.

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 01:13 AM

View Postslartibartfast229, on 14 August 2020 - 03:47 PM, said:


If i were to restrict my motorsport purchases only to race winners or major placings, it would look very much like this years race fan attendance numbers!


:giggle: :eusa_clap:

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Posted 17 August 2020 - 01:31 AM

Some of the most interesting sports racers weren't the most successful.

Personally, I prefer the early GT1 911 because it's still recognisable as a 911, which the 98 car isn't.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 01:03 AM

Meh since I got mine on sale for $110 and it came in flawless, I'm good with it.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 02:10 PM

View Postferrariforever, on 14 August 2020 - 02:38 PM, said:

Since UT made the 1997 version already, I wonder why AUTOart didn't make the 1998 Le Mans winner. I think that would sell much better than the 1997 version.

There is the Spark model for 1998, but I don't remember if released (or announced) before or after Autoart.

Anyway I agree, Autoart quality at its best (but 300€ were too many).

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 02:26 PM

View Postkasparek, on 21 August 2020 - 02:10 PM, said:

View Postferrariforever, on 14 August 2020 - 02:38 PM, said:

Since UT made the 1997 version already, I wonder why AUTOart didn't make the 1998 Le Mans winner. I think that would sell much better than the 1997 version.

There is the Spark model for 1998, but I don't remember if released (or announced) before or after Autoart.

Anyway I agree, Autoart quality at its best (but 300€ were too many).

Yes, I know the Spark one, but I only collect fully opening models. And for the 1998 GT1, there is only the Maisto fully opening one, which some might argue is the best old Maisto model.
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Posted 21 August 2020 - 03:59 PM

View Postferrariforever, on 21 August 2020 - 02:26 PM, said:

Yes, I know the Spark one, but I only collect fully opening models. And for the 1998 GT1, there is only the Maisto fully opening one, which some might argue is the best old Maisto model.

I see, but maybe this is the reason why Autoart made the 1997 version.
Spark one, even if sealed, is anyway a good model, better than Maisto, UT, or other lower end ones.
For my personal taste, better a sealed good model than an opening one but overall worse.




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