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#1 OFFLINE   Ducati-900SS

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:13 PM

Looks like in addition to the orange (or should Go Mango or Vitamin C to be more specific?), Highway 61 will be releasing the Challenger Concept in other colors.  We get Sublime Green, Pink Panther and Plum Crazy.  After seeing these, I'm almost regretting the pre-order I made...  :tempted  Gosh, what a decision to make!!!

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:20 PM

...AND THAT'S THE ONLY PICTURE YOU GOT!!!!!!!! :rant

A teeny tiny picture!!!!


:giggle .... anyway, thanks for sharing it, those three colors seem to be very nice  :cheers
Can't wait to see some more pictures of those new colors!!!!  :tongue
I also pre-ordered both coupe & convertible!  ....Maybe I'll get all four!  :dizzy

:edit  Just found out it will also be available in black (LE of 504)  :edit

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:31 PM

Cuda Jeff, on Oct 23 2006, 09:20 PM, said:

...AND THAT'S THE ONLY PICTURE YOU GOT!!!!!!!! :rant

A teeny tiny picture!!!!


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I figured it was better than nothing!?! :lol   Just to tease us a little (no pun intended)!!!

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:35 PM

Sorry, But I was looking at these earlier and I think they look terrible :giggle

Sorry - but that how I feel.

The panel gaps seem kinda large, the door handles are simulated, that A-Pillar looks awefully large and the engine hood doesn't have a liner. All of these red flags are very unlike Highway 61 - maybe those are preproduction models.

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 12:16 AM

If I do buy one, it will only be the orange because these look like candy, not cars to me atleast :giggle


The big picture :giggle

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 12:07 PM

Thank you Justin for those (hu-hum  :giggle) large pictures!  :cheers

I still think those are :tongue

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 07:24 PM

DiecastX, on Oct 23 2006, 11:35 PM, said:

Sorry, But I was looking at these earlier and I think they look terrible :giggle

Sorry - but that how I feel.

The panel gaps seem kinda large, the door handles are simulated, that A-Pillar looks awefully large and the engine hood doesn't have a liner. All of these red flags are very unlike Highway 61 - maybe those are preproduction models.

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Darrick, I think these were preproduction.  I think the pics in this post are from the Chicago hobby show.  Highway 61 also had the orange one on a different shelf and it had a hood liner.  Can't comment on the other things as I didn't really pay close attention to it.

I don't know if this is news, but I think Maisto is making the Challenger as well.  I say I think because Maisto was not at this years show, but the car was at the Yat Ming booth.  The guy there said it was a Maisto.
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 05:53 AM

Sorry to go OT here, but can someone explain exactly what a pre-production model is.

Obviously I realise it's some sort of prototype before the production run proper begins, but why would it be much worse than the finished article? Surely at the stage that these models are shown at it is too late to do much about things like panel gaps or flaws in the mold itself, or is it actually possible to quite radically alter a model if faults are brought to light on the pre-production samples?

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:36 PM

guitardave_1, on Oct 25 2006, 11:53 AM, said:

Sorry to go OT here, but can someone explain exactly what a pre-production model is.

Obviously I realise it's some sort of prototype before the production run proper begins, but why would it be much worse than the finished article? Surely at the stage that these models are shown at it is too late to do much about things like panel gaps or flaws in the mold itself, or is it actually possible to quite radically alter a model if faults are brought to light on the pre-production samples?

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In this case, the pre-production model is the models that are going back and forth between China and HW61 to rectify small accuracies.
In other words, the production has not started and some changes can be made. Probably the molds have been hardened and body changes are not likely, but stuff like paint details can be.

I will take a Green Go or Sublime one please! I may wait for the Maisto though.

Where is it written that the more diecast $$$ equals a better diecast?

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 02:30 PM

guitardave_1, on Oct 25 2006, 05:53 AM, said:

Sorry to go OT here, but can someone explain exactly what a pre-production model is.

Obviously I realise it's some sort of prototype before the production run proper begins, but why would it be much worse than the finished article? Surely at the stage that these models are shown at it is too late to do much about things like panel gaps or flaws in the mold itself, or is it actually possible to quite radically alter a model if faults are brought to light on the pre-production samples?

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It's possible to make changes in the tool. "Tool safe" changes refer to changes you can make by taking materials off. This is not too expensive. Adding materials (like welding steel) would cost more, and unless it can be justified, tooling guys typically rather not do it.

My experience is in injection molded plastic, but I believe the basic rules applies to diecast tooling as well.

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 10:41 PM

Thanks for the picture MED :cheers


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Posted 26 October 2006 - 02:34 AM

Thanks Al and Matt, for the feedback on the pre-production question. Looks like it may be possible to do a little more than I imagined.
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Posted 20 December 2006 - 10:03 PM

I got an email yesterday saying that the Challenger Concept in orange that I have on pre-ordered in now in and was shipped!!!!

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 10:06 PM

Congrats! :cheers  :cheers Can't wait to hear your opinion on it and see some photos. It looks like a nice model from the photos I've seen and I actually placed a bid on one on eBay :giggle I hope I win! :giggle
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Posted 11 January 2007 - 02:34 AM

I just got one in Orange for Christmas and I must say, I LOVE this model! Not only is it the great looking concept from Detroit me that wowed me the day it hit the show floor, but it's in that jaw-dropping orange with supreme detailing. My only qualm is that it is too big for my cabinet. I hope the real car isn't actuallt THAT big in comparision to, say, an '03 Mach 1. (Take that back, cause then the scaling will be off on the model)

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 05:14 PM

The real car is quite big indeed, as it's based on the same platform the 300C and some other Chrysler cars use. In fact, it's even bigger than the original Chally from the 70s! Which was, like most muscle cars, not exactly small either.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 01:05 PM

Speaking of length, here's a little tid-bit I read the other day...

The Challengers' chassis was extended two inches over what it's brother the 'Cudas was.  It was to provide more leg room for the rear passengers.

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