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#1 OFFLINE   Scuddy



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Posted 15 May 2020 - 09:19 AM

Super quick comparison between the two.

The Revell's shape is still pretty good. Obviously, in detail in lacks the finesse of the Norev, but then it must be a good 15 years older, so that's understandable; take a look at the detailed rubbing strip on the Norev v the unpainted one on the Revell. Interestingly though, the engine is separate part and I have to say it is much better than the Norev. Also, knowing that the Revell is a 2.3, we can now definitely say that the Norev is a 2.0 :-)

I still think the Revell is quite charming and not a bad effort at all given its age. Take a look and play spot the difference :-)

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 10:50 PM

These comparisons are always very helpful :eusa_clap:
The Norev looks a lot better this time, because of the wheels.  But there are some Mercedes that I'd rather have the Revell of: 300SE Heckflosse, 450 SEL, couple others maybe - the Revells have a better stance and shape, the Norevs sit too high in the front.

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 12:09 AM

I would clearly vote for the Norev too.
Mainly because of the 2nd picture - the face of the Revell if completely off:
The grill isn’t right and the headlights are by far too big.

My parents used to drive a W123 for almost 20 years and the Norev looks 100% like the real thing. :10:

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 12:24 AM

This is so fun to look at! :eusa_clap: I also had thought to do the same with my Revell Vs. Norev 450SEL 6.9s.. My Revell 230E is stored deeply away in the US or here in Europe somewhere??? :dunno:
It's good to see that Norev have given late bloomers a chance at a W123 E-Klasse! however, they could have done different wheels or even a US Spec..perhaps they still will do so, like they had done with the R107 SL?
Let's keep our fingers crossed! :occasion14:

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 05:08 PM

I love the antennae on the Norev version ! :occasion14:

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