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#1 OFFLINE   BoostMasterZero

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:55 PM

Does anyone have either the 2013 Boss 302 or 2013 GT500 1:18 scale models? I'm looking for a review or just feedback for anyone who owns either the Boss 302 or GT500 model. I know the 2013 GT500 model is out of print. I believe Shelby Collectibles stopped making this model because of quality control issues because I see many for sale that have issues with plastic pieces falling off such as the headliner, rearview/sideview mirror, and random interior plastic pieces not glued in properly. Still, it is the only 1:18 scale 2013 GT500 model I know of and you can get it many different color combos such as black with matte black stripes like I wanted it optioned with in real life.

The 2013 Boss 302 is still readily available in every color combination it actually came in, in real life, like the GT500 model does. Just curious if anyone has bought any of their models and can give some feedback about them. I know the mid 60s Ford GT40s they make have very well detailed engines and only cost around $60. I don't expect them to be masterpieces since I see them go for around $55-$120+, but they look well detailed for a model that is on the lower end price-wise. Just curious about their models, because I don't hear much about them or see anyone ever posting a picture where I can spot one of their models in someone's 1:18 collection.


I found a very good comparison thread between an Exoto GT40 and Shelby Collectibles GT40. It is from 2013 though, but I expect the quality to be more or less the same for both models. Can't really complain, the Shelby version is only $60 and the Exoto version cost several hundred more.

https://www.diecastx...y-collectibles/

Anyways i'm more so looking for feedback for either the 2013 Boss 302 or GT500. I completely understand it's not in the least like an AUTOart model. Thanks for any help you can provide. It's greatly appreciated!

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 11:03 PM

The Boss 302 and GT500 they make...

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 09:28 PM

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 07:29 PM

Bump! Hoping for any feedback from anyone who has purchased a 1:18 scale model from them. Would prefer it be a Boss 302 or 2013 GT500, but I would be interested in any review of their recent 1:18 scale models. Thanks!

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:25 AM

Not recent, but re-issues of their GT40 line.
I made a beginners mistake in getting a MKII 1966 Daytona 24 hours winner.
The basic shape is good, but race specific differences are not implemented.
Compared to the new(?) Spark version the Shelby is wrong in so many ways.  :gaah:
My fault for not engaging brain before purchase....

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 08:26 AM

View PostBoostMasterZero, on 04 September 2020 - 10:55 PM, said:

I'm looking for a review or just feedback for anyone who owns either the Boss 302 or GT500 model.

Just curious if anyone has bought any of their models and can give some feedback about them.

Anyways i'm more so looking for feedback for either the 2013 Boss 302 or GT500.

You want opinions on any of their models, or just the two you mentioned?

I happen to have a GT500 KR, not the same spec as the ones you're after but underneath paint and wheels and other details they should be all from the same mold. Here's the pros and cons imo:

Pros:
+ the shape is accurate enough
+ windows on doors

Cons:
- solid front grilles
- dog leg hinges on doors

I have it stored in the attic, so right now I can't make a size and shape comparisson with a Autoart 5th gen Mustang, but I always had the impression that the Shelby Collectibles variants are slightly bigger, maybe 1:17.

Pricewise, it's a $40 to $60 model, I wouldn't pay more than $60 tbh, but that's just me.

Here's some old photos of mine:

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 12:04 PM

View PostBoostMasterZero, on 04 September 2020 - 10:55 PM, said:

I found a very good comparison thread between an Exoto GT40 and Shelby Collectibles GT40. It is from 2013 though, but I expect the quality to be more or less the same for both models. Can't really complain, the Shelby version is only $60 and the Exoto version cost several hundred more.

https://www.diecastx...y-collectibles/

I have only a GT40, so I think I can't say much more than what you can see in this thread.
Anyway I say that, having it "real", it's a nice model, especially for its price.
I'm happy about it, and I'm a collector that doesn't like too much lower end models, because they don't look good close to other ones.

Exoto for sure is better (now I'd have a look, for sure, to Spark ones), but the Shelby collectibles is really nice looking and has a very good quality for its price.

Mine is the 1966 Le Mans car (the movie starring), this time I don't want to know errors from slartibartfast :giggle: , but at least it's a rhd (I saw also lhd, not correct).
It has solid grills (including rear), but they don't look so bad. Maybe headlights, under the cover, could be better.
Comparing to Spark model and pictures found on the internet, the front stripes colour is much different (orange on Spark, red on Shelby), and also the rear low structure (blue on Spark, black on Shelby), but I'm not sure what the correct colours are: there are a couple of pictures on wikipedia that let me think that Shelby colours are not worse than Spark ones).
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 12:25 PM

Re the '66 #1 car.
I can't help it.
The Shelby gold coloured wheels are too dark.
There should only be one fuel filler in front of the windscreen - on the right for the Le Mans pits location.
Sorry......   :yahoo:

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:48 PM

View Postslartibartfast229, on 15 September 2020 - 12:25 PM, said:

Sorry......   :yahoo:

I told you I don't want to know, this time! :bawling: Haha
I know another error but I won't tell you! :yahoo:

Anyway, the same model is sold also as Acme:
https://www.acmediec...elby 1:18 GT40s
https://www.carmodel...-d-hulme/138188

Who is the producer and who the reseller?

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 04:27 PM

View Postcwbs, on 15 September 2020 - 08:26 AM, said:

View PostBoostMasterZero, on 04 September 2020 - 10:55 PM, said:

I'm looking for a review or just feedback for anyone who owns either the Boss 302 or GT500 model.

Just curious if anyone has bought any of their models and can give some feedback about them.

Anyways i'm more so looking for feedback for either the 2013 Boss 302 or GT500.

You want opinions on any of their models, or just the two you mentioned?

I happen to have a GT500 KR, not the same spec as the ones you're after but underneath paint and wheels and other details they should be all from the same mold. Here's the pros and cons imo:

Pros:
+ the shape is accurate enough
+ windows on doors

Cons:
- solid front grilles
- dog leg hinges on doors

I have it stored in the attic, so right now I can't make a size and shape comparisson with a Autoart 5th gen Mustang, but I always had the impression that the Shelby Collectibles variants are slightly bigger, maybe 1:17.

Pricewise, it's a $40 to $60 model, I wouldn't pay more than $60 tbh, but that's just me.

Here's some old photos of mine:










Appreciate this! This is as close to the same chassis I can get. The detail looks good for a $50-60 model IMO. It's just that they are the only company that make the Boss 302 and 2013 GT500.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:53 AM

The orange Bos 302 looks sweet. There is a local seller offering the 40th Anniversary Hertz Special Edition Shelby GT-H for AUD$40 but I am on the fence though as I would personally prefer a brighter colour Mustang and the solid front grill is bit of a letdown me think. And cwbs thinks that Shelby Collectibles' Mustang is slightly over scaled which I did not know about so thanks for the info. Would be somewhat annoyed if the Mustang is off scale and bit too big when parked next to other similar sized cars.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:52 AM

View PostBoostMasterZero, on 15 September 2020 - 04:27 PM, said:

View Postcwbs, on 15 September 2020 - 08:26 AM, said:

You want opinions on any of their models, or just the two you mentioned?

I happen to have a GT500 KR, not the same spec as the ones you're after but underneath paint and wheels and other details they should be all from the same mold. Here's the pros and cons imo:

Pros:
+ the shape is accurate enough
+ windows on doors

Cons:
- solid front grilles
- dog leg hinges on doors

I have it stored in the attic, so right now I can't make a size and shape comparisson with a Autoart 5th gen Mustang, but I always had the impression that the Shelby Collectibles variants are slightly bigger, maybe 1:17.

Pricewise, it's a $40 to $60 model, I wouldn't pay more than $60 tbh, but that's just me.


Appreciate this! This is as close to the same chassis I can get. The detail looks good for a $50-60 model IMO. It's just that they are the only company that make the Boss 302 and 2013 GT500.

Happy to help! :occasion14:



View Postjazzy426, on 16 September 2020 - 06:53 AM, said:

The orange Bos 302 looks sweet. There is a local seller offering the 40th Anniversary Hertz Special Edition Shelby GT-H for AUD$40 but I am on the fence though as I would personally prefer a brighter colour Mustang and the solid front grill is bit of a letdown me think. And cwbs thinks that Shelby Collectibles' Mustang is slightly over scaled which I did not know about so thanks for the info. Would be somewhat annoyed if the Mustang is off scale and bit too big when parked next to other similar sized cars.

I'm curious to see if they match in proportions or not, so I'll dig the Shelby Coll. out of the attic this weekend and take some pics with the AUTOart  :nice:

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 11:25 AM

View Postkasparek, on 15 September 2020 - 02:48 PM, said:

View Postslartibartfast229, on 15 September 2020 - 12:25 PM, said:

Sorry......   :yahoo:

I told you I don't want to know, this time! :bawling: Haha
I know another error but I won't tell you! :yahoo:

Anyway, the same model is sold also as Acme:
https://www.acmediec...elby 1:18 GT40s
https://www.carmodel...-d-hulme/138188

Who is the producer and who the reseller?
Keep far away from the Shelby '1966 Sebring winner'.
It's supposed to represent an open top prototype called the GT-X1.
And which was the other fault I missed?
I'm helping out (at least I think so)....   :yahoo:

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:08 PM

 jazzy426, on 16 September 2020 - 06:53 AM, said:

The orange Bos 302 looks sweet. There is a local seller offering the 40th Anniversary Hertz Special Edition Shelby GT-H for AUD$40 but I am on the fence though as I would personally prefer a brighter colour Mustang and the solid front grill is bit of a letdown me think. And cwbs thinks that Shelby Collectibles' Mustang is slightly over scaled which I did not know about so thanks for the info. Would be somewhat annoyed if the Mustang is off scale and bit too big when parked next to other similar sized cars.

That color isn't bad, it's actually called School Bus Yellow. Ford did offer Competition Orange in the 2012 Boss 302, but didn't offer it in the 2013 model. I actually like GHIG (Gotta have it green) for the 1:18 scale model, but in real life I wouldn't buy the actual car in that color in a thousand years. That is curious to hear about the scale, i'll still purchase it though since I don't really have an option to get it from another manufacturer unfortunately. They definitely look like $50-$60 models, but still have decent detail for the price.

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 06:40 AM

 BoostMasterZero, on 17 September 2020 - 10:08 PM, said:

 jazzy426, on 16 September 2020 - 06:53 AM, said:

The orange Bos 302 looks sweet. There is a local seller offering the 40th Anniversary Hertz Special Edition Shelby GT-H for AUD$40 but I am on the fence though as I would personally prefer a brighter colour Mustang and the solid front grill is bit of a letdown me think. And cwbs thinks that Shelby Collectibles' Mustang is slightly over scaled which I did not know about so thanks for the info. Would be somewhat annoyed if the Mustang is off scale and bit too big when parked next to other similar sized cars.

That color isn't bad, it's actually called School Bus Yellow. Ford did offer Competition Orange in the 2012 Boss 302, but didn't offer it in the 2013 model. I actually like GHIG (Gotta have it green) for the 1:18 scale model, but in real life I wouldn't buy the actual car in that color in a thousand years. That is curious to hear about the scale, i'll still purchase it though since I don't really have an option to get it from another manufacturer unfortunately. They definitely look like $50-$60 models, but still have decent detail for the price.
A spectacular shade might appeal to the original buyer of a car, but be a disaster on the second hand market.
Mind you, in 1982 I was offered a MKII Ford Cortina !600E in metallic purple but declined because of the colour.
If I still had it in decent condition today it would be worth a tidy sum.   :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 05:42 AM

Thanks for everyone's input. I bought the GHIG color Boss 302. It doesn't ship until the 25th of this month and i'll let you guys know when I get it.

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Posted Today, 09:16 AM

View PostBoostMasterZero, on 20 September 2020 - 05:42 AM, said:

Thanks for everyone's input. I bought the GHIG color Boss 302. It doesn't ship until the 25th of this month and i'll let you guys know when I get it.

Congrats! :occasion14: :eusa_clap:


View Postcwbs, on 16 September 2020 - 10:52 AM, said:

View Postjazzy426, on 16 September 2020 - 06:53 AM, said:

The orange Bos 302 looks sweet. There is a local seller offering the 40th Anniversary Hertz Special Edition Shelby GT-H for AUD$40 but I am on the fence though as I would personally prefer a brighter colour Mustang and the solid front grill is bit of a letdown me think. And cwbs thinks that Shelby Collectibles' Mustang is slightly over scaled which I did not know about so thanks for the info. Would be somewhat annoyed if the Mustang is off scale and bit too big when parked next to other similar sized cars.

I'm curious to see if they match in proportions or not, so I'll dig the Shelby Coll. out of the attic this weekend and take some pics with the AUTOart  :nice:

Just so not to let this myth unchecked, I put the GT500KR from Shelby Coll. side by side with the AutoArt GT500. They're both (roughly) the same size and look alright together. So it's not 1:17 as I believed it to be, it's truly 1:18. I didn't take pics though, because the GT500KR is well packaged and I don't want to mess with that. :occasion14:



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