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Starting to see vendor pics of the 308 GTS, gotta say it looks pretty darn good, Kyosho never did get the shape right. Would probably get the green one too and swap the bumpers around though and break out the panel line paint. What they need to do with Porsche is fix those friggin 930 headlights and tires and just release more versions than KK scale's crummy models.
 

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I had an impression that they went too baja again with 308... but compared to the (original) 1:1s they have a pretty high stance and ballooney tires too! The front bumper thingie with turn signal indicators seems to be protruding too much though, doesn't it? I'm so mad at them for the 930... Especially that Aa costs a kidney now.


 

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I had an impression that they went too baja again with 308... but compared to the (original) 1:1s they have a pretty high stance and ballooney tires too! The front bumper thingie with turn signal indicators seems to be protruding too much though, doesn't it? I'm so mad at them for the 930... Especially that Aa costs a kidney now.


I’m more worried about how much the rear wheel is sticking out :)
 

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Ah, the panel lines had got me, as they look like an opening model from the pics. I see now that it shows no openings on their site. I do still sorta want it, since I never got the Kyosho or Hot Wheels Elite GTS...
 

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I’m not unduly worried it’s sealed. You still get a good look inside the interior thanks to the roof, and chances are Norev wouldn’t do the best job on the engine, anyway. I think I can live with it :)
 

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I’m more worried about how much the rear wheel is sticking out :)
Shoot, I didn't notice it at the first glance. Why oh why. And these ugly ass US spec bumpers. I get it, it's a movie car, but they stick out on this gorgeous body like a sore thumb. I don't get Norev's agenda. They are capable of shipping old Aa-grade models with more accurate bodies and they trip on things that seem just too easy to correct, as if doing it on purpose... If they corrected the safari wheels on their 930 these would sell out like hot cakes.
 

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Ahh, the infamous 930 wheels that put many a Maisto speedster out to pasture. And the froggy headlights...

Norev has a more svelte euro-spec 308 coming out too, I'm sure the bumpers can be swapped out, and reassembled opposite. Even two of them are cheaper then the least expensive 308, let alone a GTS. And honestly, the shape looks better than all of them. The Kyoshos are too wide, the HWE is more accurate but the rear is a bit off from behind. I have several 308's from both and will still get this one as I don't have a red/tan GTS. Bumper swap and panel line paint. Can probably fix the rear track if its that bad easily, I'm sure they're friction snap-fit on there. Norev has some real gems with good shapes, even if sealed. The 914 with a panel line job is pretty friggin good.
 

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The Austin-Healey 3000 MkI is out: NOREV 182600 Scale 1/18 | AUSTIN HALEY 3000 MKI SPIDER 1959 GREEN







One of my most anticipated releases from them, but now I'm a little bit concerned, those wheels look plasticy, and the front axle might be too wide. We'll see when it gets here... it was only $40 something with the discount, and I love the color combo. I will post pictures and a review after it arrives.
 

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The Austin-Healey 3000 MkI is out: NOREV 182600 Scale 1/18 | AUSTIN HALEY 3000 MKI SPIDER 1959 GREEN







One of my most anticipated releases from them, but now I'm a little bit concerned, those wheels look plasticy, and the front axle might be too wide. We'll see when it gets here... it was only $40 something with the discount, and I love the color combo. I will post pictures and a review after it arrives.
It’s not necessarily one for me, but that is so pretty and that colour is wonderful. I like that a lot. Let us know what you think when it arrives.
 
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