Thanks. A missed opportunity.
AUTOart remains the only option for me as I only collect fully opening models.
I mean, you could try with the older Revell version..I had that one way back in High School, it's stored somewhere.
Nah, I know there are 3 fully opening models of the R129, AUTOart, Revell and Maisto. But the AUTOart one is the only high quality one I want. Norev made a number of fully opening 80's, 90's Mercedes models. So it's really a pitty the R129 is gonna be a sealed one.
[/quote]I totally agree..it's a missed opportunity for Norev.
Stupid marketing on their part..
I have a suspicion they are buying from another manufacturing factory, rather than their own stuff which is often all or partly opening.
My three recent rally subject purchases have all of the signs of an assortment of producers.
The really nice Safari Nissan reminds me very much of a Safari rally Ford Escort MK1 which came from triple 9.
Although considering the series churned out new models so quickly, this is not really a surprise.
We have to accept the market seems to be moving in that direction at the moment.
By the same token I have a feeling this will only last up until a point of saturation.
I knew a local dealer who sold vast amounts of crass looking motorbike models based on some sort of TV show.
Now they are nowhere to be seen, since the fad has seemingly passed into history.
I still await the re-release of those models produced by Ricko and others.
The return of Solido from slumber shows that it can happen if manufacturers listen to consumers.
Those consumers like most on here who are in it for the long haul.....