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Latest addition, Norev Aston Martin LMP1, #007

I bought this model to match a watch I got for Christmas this year. I was searching for a Gulf liveried race car, somehting unique. I was thinking some classic Porsche's but I perfer Martini Racing. So I have to find something that Martini did not have their colors on. I found this one and thought it would be nice. This is a cool car to be made to a model, and I would love the Autoart version, but not for that type of money. Saying that this model has not thrilled me. It is sealed, this is my first sealed model, and it is a bit annoying. It really feels like a toy; wheels do not turn left or right, sounds hollow. It displays very nice, but it does not follow my theme. All but one race car is "old". The livery is great and the colors are very nice. There are some nice small details that could have easily been dismissed. Not sure if I'll keep this one. You may see it for sale soon. Still can't decide?

Pros:
Price
paint/decals
Wheels/brakes

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Sealed
Non turnable wheels
"feel"
 

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Cool watch. I feel your dilemma on this model, I've been waiting for the AUTOart version some time, but this is the first time the cost issue has halted me from buying it. Your pictures show that this cheaper Norev displays very well and I believe for tyhis car that's all that is necessary. The AUTOart has a few openable parts, but the details are just so unspectacular I sure as hell wouldn't pay an additonal 100 euros for it. So, my advice to you is, keep this one and put it in a hard to reach display space, or sell it, but don't sell it to buy the AUTOart one.
 

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I'm liking Norevs cars.

I bought my first some days ago and was surprised with the car accuracy and overall quality/price ratio.

This one will be my next, or the 908 HDi.

I like more the black version of the Aston Martin than this Gulf livery, cause the casting of this car is not good for light colors.
 

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I'm liking Norevs cars.

I bought my first some days ago and was surprised with the car accuracy and overall quality/price ratio.

This one will be my next, or the 908 HDi.

I like more the black version of the Aston Martin than this Gulf livery, cause the casting of this car is not good for light colors.
I never knew about Norev models until this site and I am always very happy with their models. I have a few Porsche's and they are great. Good luck with your future Norev adds
 

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I do love the livery (so what if there are other shortcomings!)....and you had to get one to match your watch!!


Look great together!
 

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Short comings:

sealed
no left right tire movement
the vents on the side are sealed, yes, but look bad, pictures show this
There is not even a peak into the cabin, so I get a black window
It really feels like a toy, as far as the wheels movement, hollow feel/sound.

Saying that it is a nice $50 model, and that is what I paid. Alls good though

And yes, I needed a matching model for my watch
 

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Looks good to me....I have one incoming.

All of Norev's Prototype racers are sealed, non-steering, unfortunately. I have a few others (Audi R10 & R15, Peugot 905 & 908, & 2 Porsche RS Spyders) & really like them, but agree that they do have a "cheap" feeling to them....problem is better versions are generally 2x more expensive.
 

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Gavin, what other options are there for LMP racers?
 

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Not much unfortunately...especially at reasonable prices.

AUTOart does the updated Porsche RS Spyders...which can occasionally be found cheap. The others I mentioned above are all done by Spark, which are sealed resin.

The old Maisto Audi R8s are great for the price.
 

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Not much unfortunately...especially at reasonable prices.

AUTOart does the updated Porsche RS Spyders...which can occasionally be found cheap. The others I mentioned above are all done by Spark, which are sealed resin.

The old Maisto Audi R8s are great for the price.
There's the Autoart Bently Speed 8 too - Nice car and a good model, albeit sealed.

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I am sure someone could, but I do not have the skills.
 

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Old photos that were on that shitty website Photobucket. Moved them and reposting. I no longer own this model. It always felt like a toy, but I think they are better than a lot of the cheap models being built now. Again, these photos are old, and very early in my attempts at taking photos of very small things. Bare with me here, haha.











 
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