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Maybe CMC renegotiating the Ferrari license will get more freedom to replicate better the models, just a thought. I will love a 330P4, 250LM, a 412 P and dreaming a 288GTO or a F40 (but I know those last 2 are not probably to happen)
 

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So we can argue the street version CMC 250 GTO is based on 3809GT, so its shape can be considered as accurate. But how about the CMC race versions? In particular #19 would have a wrong shape because the 1:18 model is also based on 3809GT, right?
We can argue that the ''street version'' CMC 250 GTO reflects the accurate shape of 3809GT during the period between 1965 and 2016 (?).

Here is the history of the car (not updated with the recent restoration):
http://www.barchetta...09GT.250GTO.htm
see Oct. 1965 .. - restored with partly new bodywork made at Les Monks, GB - wrong nose

The CMC is still an excellent model don't get me wrong. But the ultimate 250 GTO in 1:18 has yet to be made.
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That makes a lot of sense. I was looking at some of the old photos of this particular chassis number and instantly recognized the slightly-flattish shape of the hood as that of the CMC model. It seems like a proper rebuild later rectified this issue, prior to being sold by Tom Hartley Jr in 2019.

https://www.tomhartleyjnr.com/tomtalks/ferrari-250-gto/
 

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I will love a 330P4
GMP version not good enough?
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Fancy seeing you trolling the diecast forums Canadian robout.
 

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Fancy seeing you trolling the diecast forums Canadian robout.
Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, working from home, having little to do... turned this into a serious hobby. Figured I'd find a place where I can spam pics of my models... no one other than Mops gives a damn on the AZ forums.
 

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I will love to have a 330P4
GMP version not good enough?
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It was really good but I missed the chance to get one of those. Still CMC will make a better engine and interior for sure. Will be a dream to a 330 and a 412P from CMC.
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Gotta disagree with you there :) I think what GMP did an excellent job on the 330 P4 (stance issues notwithstanding, and CMC also often have these e.g. on the 312P), including the engine. And one area where GMP's Masterpiece Ferrari models (312 PB and the 330 P4/412 P) are massively better than any CMC model is the rivets. Where CMC use grossly overscale rivets (again see their 312P), GMP did the rivets just perfect on their earlier Ferrari models. I can't speak about their more recent 512M since I did not get it.

In terms of CMC doing more Ferraris, I would love to see F1 cars from the mid 60s to early 70s from them.
 

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Yes, the rivets on the CMC 312P and the Lancia D50 look so wrong, it's a shame... Accurate scale rivets don't seem to be hard to accomplish:



The interior could be improved, sure, but I bet CMC wouldn't bother with details like the dangling keychain above the shifter, that makes the GMP quite special:

 

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Yes, the rivets on the CMC 312P and the Lancia D50 look so wrong, it's a shame... Accurate scale rivets don't seem to be hard to accomplish:

The interior could be improved, sure, but I bet CMC wouldn't bother with details like the dangling keychain above the shifter, that makes the GMP quite special:
These pics make me want one... as they look somewhat worth the CMC money that they are trading at today.
 

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Yes, the rivets on the CMC 312P and the Lancia D50 look so wrong, it's a shame... Accurate scale rivets don't seem to be hard to accomplish:

The interior could be improved, sure, but I bet CMC wouldn't bother with details like the dangling keychain above the shifter, that makes the GMP quite special:
These pics make me want one... as they look somewhat worth the CMC money that they are trading at today.
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You can get one but worth taking the front suspension apart and fixing the ride height if you have the skills! I think the 412P might be a safer bet
 

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Release date for the Ferrari 275 GTB confirmed as end of 2021 into early 2022.

Not sure which will be the first one out though
 

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Out of so many classic models that deserve a 1:18 model of CMC level, I don't know why CMC chose the Porsche 904 and the BMW 328. Both are already made in relatively good quality by Minichamps and Autoart. Also the existing versions are not in that high demand compared to other models made by Minichamps and Autoart.

It seems that CMC likes a model that they can make a lot of different colors and race liveries of, to even out the cost of the mold. This is totally understandable, but why these two?

Minichamps Porsche 904





AUTOart BMW 328

 

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I won't be buying either but CMC are German and I'm sure that influences things somewhat.

I don't think whether a car has been made or not makes much difference, more that it will sell well, which like you said, isn't what the two above do!
I don't think CMC are short of suggestions. Like you, I do question some of their decisions though.

I don't think the Lancia D50 has sold well at all! I still see loads of those gaudy gold Jags for sale too, and they only made 300! Come on CMC!
 

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I think CMC are falling for personal preferences.
That's good for them if it works.
French manufacturer Norev has a number of pretty obscure French subjects, which I assume they manage to sell in sufficient numbers.
My personal selections would probably be quite niche too.....
 

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You're right about those cars! I would have chosen the 917K lemans sieger, gulf livery etc, Porsche 910 or 906, Porsche 911R (901), Carreras 3.0 RSR lemans, 356 lemans versions, from BMW the 3.0 CSL street car or the 507.

I've seen those maserati are not selling well… I don't understand why not making instead the A6G 54GT zagato coupe
 

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I won't be buying either but CMC are German and I'm sure that influences things somewhat.

I don't think whether a car has been made or not makes much difference, more that it will sell well, which like you said, isn't what the two above do!
I don't think CMC are short of suggestions. Like you, I do question some of their decisions though.

I don't think the Lancia D50 has sold well at all! I still see loads of those gaudy gold Jags for sale too, and they only made 300! Come on CMC!
The CEO of CMC is a Chinese woman. Her late husband is German, and the Talbot Lago was his favorite car, so I understand why CMC made the Talbot.
Maybe CMC is saving the most desirable cars for the years to come. According to CMC they don't need to pay any license fee for cars with no more design right.
 

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You're right about those cars! I would have chosen the 917K lemans sieger, gulf livery etc, Porsche 910 or 906, Porsche 911R (901), Carreras 3.0 RSR lemans, 356 lemans versions, from BMW the 3.0 CSL street car or the 507.

I've seen those maserati are not selling well… I don't understand why not making instead the A6G 54GT zagato coupe
Yeah, I'd love for a 917 from them. Some fellow out there has a street version in silver. I'd be all over that.
 

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CMC just published their 'special edition model' for 2021:

Special model 2021​
Classic Gala Schwetzingen​
Lancia D50 - 1955 GP Pau - car #10 driven by Eugenio Castellotti; finished 2nd behind Jean Behra in the Maserati 250F.​
Limited Edition 50 pcs.​
Model comes including the display case and a plaque with the serial number​

I'm sure it's just a scheme to get rid of some unsold stock, but still I think it looks stunning:









For more photos, see: https://www.cmc-mode...-1955-gp-pau-10
 

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That's nice, the weathering is actually not bad. Would consider it, if I didn't already order M-184 last week.
 
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