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#1 OFFLINE   sind3ntoyscar

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:30 AM

Hi guys...
I dunno if i am the first who post SLS AMG GTAutos model, but that's not important hahahaha...
My friend kind enough to lend me his models, there are two of them, red & white.

Pros:

- The model is heavy. If you hold them in your hands you'll feel that they're not cheap quality.
- The mold is nice.
- The shut lines quite tight.
- The front & rear light are in nice detail, you'll thinking there are diamonds in there :p
- The grills/meshes are all hollow.. except for inside front logo, it's solid.
- The photoetched parts are nice.
- The engine is simple, but the real one is simple too -,.-"
- The disc and brake calipers are cool.
- The rims are shiny but not cheap... but the tyre is ordinary.
- The doors open nicely... soft :)
- The interior is nice, with carpet.. but the carbon pattern is like chessboard :p
- The tiny prints on the interior are nice.
- The speedometer is very nice... i wish i could snap it better, but it's hard... maybe next time :)
- The details of undercarriage are very nice.
- The suspensions are working. Hmm what else?

Cons:

- The paint clear coat is somehow a bit white/cloud... not very clear. But it's subtle, u can polish it a bit.
- They are tiny2 glue residue here and there... but so tiny ;p
- The rear suspension is too high... but it's working suspension so u can lower it.
- What else??? i cannot think more cos too many Pros than Cons :p

So overall it's great model... it sure beat the hell out Maisto & Mondo version, and in term of details and proportion, it beat the Minichamps version. And i'm sure lots of people gonna be happy because the white one is more cool than Minichamps Museum Edition :p

Ok now, maybe you all wondering what is their little secret? ...just enjoy the pics and you will know later :)

*sorry for so many pics, i hope u all would be satisfied :p


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Fiuuh are u satisfied? :p ...ok now here's their little secret:

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Ring a bell?? ...curious? Surprise? LOL :p
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:40 AM

Stunning photos and the SLS in red looks awesome !!!  So the wheels came magnetic and are the same as those from a Mitsubishi Evo with different badging?
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:46 AM

The white looks amazing! On the red I don´t like the rims, the color looks a bit off.

I din´t catch the secret... can you explain?  :bawling:

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:55 AM

So maybe CSM made this for Welly? The quality is indeed excellent. Thank God for the meshed vents and grilles!
Excellent fotos man! The red one is on my WL now. :drool5:  Would love to get the white one, but I am not a fan of black wheels!

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:33 AM

They look smart, I didn't realise they were Welly (their GT line must be quite new) nice that the wheels can be removed. That aside I'm not a fan of the actual car, but do appreciate the details.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:30 AM

Geez, Welly is really taking their business seriously, which is great. So many new brands (and models) from them. Hope it continues this way. I though it was a Minichamps at first. Collectors have a range of different brands and budgets for this car. So no excuse not to have an SLS in your supercar collection :)
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:47 AM

DAMN MAN! Where have your friend bought it?

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:37 AM

That looks quite good. They will also be making a SLS in Grey, as I've been told. Besides the SLS and the 5-series, GTauto's will also bring out an Toureg and a Pheaton.

What did this model cost you? If it's above 60 euro's I'm not sure if it can compete with the Minichamps. You can get the DE for 60 at a wide range of colours.
Is the white colour the same as the Mercedes Museum one by Minichamps, metallic white?

/me dreams away by the thought of an 1-series M Coupe by GTA

Edit: by saying it couldn't compete with the Minichamps, I meant they look quite the same (why pay more for the same quality?). So an applause for GTA / Welly!

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:51 AM

The red SLS looks incredible. To an extent, even better than the PMA. No solid grille and metal (or metal like disc brakes) are a step up for sure. IMO, I still think the interior of the PMA better done. Maybe it is the carbon fiber texture that I don't like very much, but the red version has a pretty messy interior.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:32 AM

View Postsileong, on 21 August 2012 - 03:40 AM, said:

Stunning photos and the SLS in red looks awesome !!!  So the wheels came magnetic and are the same as those from a Mitsubishi Evo with different badging?

Thanks :) i don't think there's magnet in it... but it is the same system as Evo X CSM, maybe u can wheelswap between their wheels :p but there's no magnet on Evo X CSM as far as i know.
I think it's the same maker/factory that made Evo X CSM, even the paint quality is the same.

View PostTeejay, on 21 August 2012 - 03:46 AM, said:

The white looks amazing! On the red I don´t like the rims, the color looks a bit off.

I din´t catch the secret... can you explain?  :bawling:

Thanks... hihihi the secret is, it's the same wheel system as Evo X CSM... i think they're from the same maker/factory.

View Postguggga, on 21 August 2012 - 03:55 AM, said:

So maybe CSM made this for Welly? The quality is indeed excellent. Thank God for the meshed vents and grilles!
Excellent fotos man! The red one is on my WL now. :drool5:  Would love to get the white one, but I am not a fan of black wheels!

Thanks :) I think it's not CSM that made this, but maybe brand-less maker/factory... but the same maker that made Evo X.  

View PostCraig T, on 21 August 2012 - 04:33 AM, said:

They look smart, I didn't realise they were Welly (their GT line must be quite new) nice that the wheels can be removed. That aside I'm not a fan of the actual car, but do appreciate the details.

Welly is in 'da house right now hahahha... they made great models lately :)

View Postsupercars, on 21 August 2012 - 05:30 AM, said:

Geez, Welly is really taking their business seriously, which is great. So many new brands (and models) from them. Hope it continues this way. I though it was a Minichamps at first. Collectors have a range of different brands and budgets for this car. So no excuse not to have an SLS in your supercar collection :)

Yes i agree with you :)

View PostChahine, on 21 August 2012 - 05:47 AM, said:

DAMN MAN! Where have your friend bought it?

He got it from his own supplier... so i cannot tell u it's confidential, sorry :)

View PostDrWoetR, on 21 August 2012 - 06:37 AM, said:

That looks quite good. They will also be making a SLS in Grey, as I've been told. Besides the SLS and the 5-series, GTauto's will also bring out an Toureg and a Pheaton.

What did this model cost you? If it's above 60 euro's I'm not sure if it can compete with the Minichamps. You can get the DE for 60 at a wide range of colours.
Is the white colour the same as the Mercedes Museum one by Minichamps, metallic white?

/me dreams away by the thought of an 1-series M Coupe by GTA

Edit: by saying it couldn't compete with the Minichamps, I meant they look quite the same (why pay more for the same quality?). So an applause for GTA / Welly!

I don't really know the exact price actually... my friend bought it from his own supplier. The color is not metallic, just glossy white.
Yeah i know the grey one... actually i posted the pic on another forum... here:

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View Postb-ry89, on 21 August 2012 - 06:51 AM, said:

The red SLS looks incredible. To an extent, even better than the PMA. No solid grille and metal (or metal like disc brakes) are a step up for sure. IMO, I still think the interior of the PMA better done. Maybe it is the carbon fiber texture that I don't like very much, but the red version has a pretty messy interior.

Yeah maybe you're right... the interior is better on minichamps. Too bad i don't have the minich version, so i can't compare :) ...but still, this GTAutos overall details is better than minich version :)

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:56 AM

wow...that looks great.  The open grills up front make a huge difference.  I've been tempted to pick up a higher detail SLS (have the Maisto)...hopefully this will hit the US.

Does it have a working suspension?  if so, wonder if it can be lowered...as the red & white ones do ride very high.  The stance on the Minichamps is awesome, IMO.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:27 AM

Awesome pictures and review! Thanks, complete believer in the GT line.. and the wheel adapter I think you're right on the manufacturer.... this means also that the aftermarket wheels available for the EVO CSM can fit on the SLS ;)

Gavin, he mentioned working suspension. So I wouldn't be worried about that if it can be compressed a bit.

The real main issue about this model is its accessibility to the market, or lack there of. Hopefully that changes soon.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:01 PM

I never knew this existed. The SLS AMG is the prime reason why I don't like Minichamps. They took lots of shortcuts on the SLS AMG. A car with such a huge mesh grille having solid grilles on a 1/18 model....coming from Minichamps? Stickers for the brake lights above the rear window? Bad mold flashes along the wheel wells? I didn't expect any of that from my Minichamps model.  On mine, the "6.3" photoetch by the side grill is also slanted at ~20-degrees.  Totally uncacceptable for a $110 model.  The fact that Welly is able to provide open meshes for all of the grilles further makes you wonder whether collectors should take Minichamps seriously.  As for the solid grille behind the Mercedes logo, this is accurate because having seen a couple videos of the SLS AMG, they appeared solid to me.

My original plan was to buy the Minichamps Porsche 2.7 RS after receiving the SLS AMG. I was really upset with their SLS AMG so I just decided to get Autoart's 2.7 RS.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:12 PM

These are really tempting.  I have the silver Minichamps SLS AMG because I bought it at a great price.  I still think I like the interior better on that model, but the detail on these is equal to that of the Minichamps in many aspects and it surpasses the Minichamps in a few categories.

If I could sell my Minichamps at a price close to what I paid for it, I'd be tempted to pick one of these up.  Still, I don't think I'll sell it, though, because it's still an excellent model with a lot of heft, and it's the classic silver with red interior color combination.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:37 PM

View Postayaxr, on 21 August 2012 - 10:27 AM, said:

Gavin, he mentioned working suspension. So I wouldn't be worried about that if it can be compressed a bit.

The real main issue about this model is its accessibility to the market, or lack there of. Hopefully that changes soon.

Thanks, man...was so excited to see the pics, that I completely blew past his pro/con list.   :rolleyes:

agree on your main issue...took forever for US retailers to get the Bentleys & I thought I read that neither the high-end version nor the Aventadors are going to make it to the US. :mad2:

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

Great looking model. The grilles make such a huge difference and it nice that the wheels can be removed so simply.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:09 PM

View PostGavin, on 21 August 2012 - 09:56 AM, said:

wow...that looks great.  The open grills up front make a huge difference.  I've been tempted to pick up a higher detail SLS (have the Maisto)...hopefully this will hit the US.

Does it have a working suspension?  if so, wonder if it can be lowered...as the red & white ones do ride very high.  The stance on the Minichamps is awesome, IMO.

Thanks :) yes the suspension is working... but to lower it u should unscrew the bolts above all the wheels, so u should remove the wheels first. The stance of minichamps is not good for me... it's look like the suspension is lower, but it's because the wheel is too big. The SLR McLaren & Stirling Moss wheels are big too... they're so wrong @[email protected]

View Postayaxr, on 21 August 2012 - 10:27 AM, said:

Awesome pictures and review! Thanks, complete believer in the GT line.. and the wheel adapter I think you're right on the manufacturer.... this means also that the aftermarket wheels available for the EVO CSM can fit on the SLS ;)

Gavin, he mentioned working suspension. So I wouldn't be worried about that if it can be compressed a bit.

The real main issue about this model is its accessibility to the market, or lack there of. Hopefully that changes soon.

Thanks :) I'm thinking the same, the wheel hub is the same size i think, u can wheelswap them... but the depth of the tyre track is different... the SLS is more wide.

View Postmobius, on 21 August 2012 - 12:01 PM, said:

I never knew this existed. The SLS AMG is the prime reason why I don't like Minichamps. They took lots of shortcuts on the SLS AMG. A car with such a huge mesh grille having solid grilles on a 1/18 model....coming from Minichamps? Stickers for the brake lights above the rear window? Bad mold flashes along the wheel wells? I didn't expect any of that from my Minichamps model.  On mine, the "6.3" photoetch by the side grill is also slanted at ~20-degrees.  Totally uncacceptable for a $110 model.  The fact that Welly is able to provide open meshes for all of the grilles further makes you wonder whether collectors should take Minichamps seriously.  As for the solid grille behind the Mercedes logo, this is accurate because having seen a couple videos of the SLS AMG, they appeared solid to me.

My original plan was to buy the Minichamps Porsche 2.7 RS after receiving the SLS AMG. I was really upset with their SLS AMG so I just decided to get Autoart's 2.7 RS.

Yes lots of minichamps models with solid grilles, it's so freakin annoying. So the mesh behind the logo is solid in real car too? really? i didn't know that... thanks :)

View PostAutobahn, on 21 August 2012 - 12:12 PM, said:

These are really tempting.  I have the silver Minichamps SLS AMG because I bought it at a great price.  I still think I like the interior better on that model, but the detail on these is equal to that of the Minichamps in many aspects and it surpasses the Minichamps in a few categories.

If I could sell my Minichamps at a price close to what I paid for it, I'd be tempted to pick one of these up.  Still, I don't think I'll sell it, though, because it's still an excellent model with a lot of heft, and it's the classic silver with red interior color combination.

If this SLS AMG, the F10 BMW 5 Series, and the Aventador represent the quality we can expect from Welly in the future, well, the future of diecast collecting just got a bit brighter!

Yes i agree, so many great quality models came from welly... i hope they're making more cool models in the future :)

View PostGeorgewatson, on 21 August 2012 - 02:11 PM, said:

Great looking model. The grilles make such a huge difference and it nice that the wheels can be removed so simply.

Thanks... i hope all diecast wheel can be remove easily... it would be more fun :)

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:10 PM

thank you for these wonderful photos!! I would like to upgrade my old mondo to this model if it is under 75 bucks and available in the US, but I have no idea if these are in the states,     TO EBAY!!!

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:16 PM

View Postsmokeyfan, on 21 August 2012 - 04:10 PM, said:

thank you for these wonderful photos!! I would like to upgrade my old mondo to this model if it is under 75 bucks and available in the US, but I have no idea if these are in the states, TO EBAY!!!

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:34 PM

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View Postmobius, on 21 August 2012 - 12:01 PM, said:

I never knew this existed. The SLS AMG is the prime reason why I don't like Minichamps. They took lots of shortcuts on the SLS AMG. A car with such a huge mesh grille having solid grilles on a 1/18 model....coming from Minichamps? Stickers for the brake lights above the rear window? Bad mold flashes along the wheel wells? I didn't expect any of that from my Minichamps model.  On mine, the "6.3" photoetch by the side grill is also slanted at ~20-degrees.  Totally uncacceptable for a $110 model.  The fact that Welly is able to provide open meshes for all of the grilles further makes you wonder whether collectors should take Minichamps seriously.  As for the solid grille behind the Mercedes logo, this is accurate because having seen a couple videos of the SLS AMG, they appeared solid to me.

My original plan was to buy the Minichamps Porsche 2.7 RS after receiving the SLS AMG. I was really upset with their SLS AMG so I just decided to get Autoart's 2.7 RS.

Yes lots of minichamps models with solid grilles, it's so freakin annoying. So the mesh behind the logo is solid in real car too? really? i didn't know that... thanks :)


Here is a link to a good picture that makes me believe the grille behind the logo is solid: http://www.mibz.com/...-Edition-07.jpg

I also checked out a Mercedes in our work's parking ramp, and it also had a solid grille behind the Mercedes logo. Hopefully, I'll get to see a real SLS AMG in person sometime in the near future.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:50 PM

View Postmobius, on 21 August 2012 - 08:34 PM, said:

View Postsind3ntoyscar, on 21 August 2012 - 04:09 PM, said:

View Postmobius, on 21 August 2012 - 12:01 PM, said:

I never knew this existed. The SLS AMG is the prime reason why I don't like Minichamps. They took lots of shortcuts on the SLS AMG. A car with such a huge mesh grille having solid grilles on a 1/18 model....coming from Minichamps? Stickers for the brake lights above the rear window? Bad mold flashes along the wheel wells? I didn't expect any of that from my Minichamps model.  On mine, the "6.3" photoetch by the side grill is also slanted at ~20-degrees.  Totally uncacceptable for a $110 model.  The fact that Welly is able to provide open meshes for all of the grilles further makes you wonder whether collectors should take Minichamps seriously.  As for the solid grille behind the Mercedes logo, this is accurate because having seen a couple videos of the SLS AMG, they appeared solid to me.

My original plan was to buy the Minichamps Porsche 2.7 RS after receiving the SLS AMG. I was really upset with their SLS AMG so I just decided to get Autoart's 2.7 RS.

Yes lots of minichamps models with solid grilles, it's so freakin annoying. So the mesh behind the logo is solid in real car too? really? i didn't know that... thanks :)


Here is a link to a good picture that makes me believe the grille behind the logo is solid: http://www.mibz.com/...-Edition-07.jpg

I also checked out a Mercedes in our work's parking ramp, and it also had a solid grille behind the Mercedes logo. Hopefully, I'll get to see a real SLS AMG in person sometime in the near future.

Well, i think you are right heheh... and the pattern on the model is the same as the real car, nice effort from GTAutos. But i wonder if it's some kind a filter, a solid filter behind that logo on the real car. I mean it's not like solid plastic that air cannot pass. ...maybe :p
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:54 PM

This looks absolutely stunning! I was considering getting the minichamps or the maisto, but this looks 100000X better than both of them.  
I can't believe welly would take so long to make quality models, and then abandon the US. :mad2: :gaah:
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:38 PM

View PostMGGMB, on 21 August 2012 - 10:54 PM, said:

This looks absolutely stunning! I was considering getting the minichamps or the maisto, but this looks 100000X better than both of them.  
I can't believe welly would take so long to make quality models, and then abandon the US. :mad2: :gaah:

Thanks... hahhahahha... look where i live, all diecast brand always abandoned Indonesia... not even on their list i guess hahahahah... be patient my friend :p
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:33 PM

View PostGavin, on 21 August 2012 - 12:37 PM, said:

agree on your main issue...took forever for US retailers to get the Bentleys & I thought I read that neither the high-end version nor the Aventadors are going to make it to the US. :mad2:

Uh-oh.  Sounds like it's time for another group buy, Gavin!  :nice:

I wish the AUTOart Aventador would be released soon so we could see a comparison with the Welly FX car.  I really want an Aventador but I can only buy so many AUTOart diecasts at the prices they charge these days.
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

Minichamps needs to take the key features here and re-work theirs.



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