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Carousel Gurney Eagle

5951 Views 15 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  Kevin Clark
Since I collect mostly Exoto and CMC 1/18 I was apprehensive about this piece, but it was a "must have" in my classic F-1 collection. The car is well done but definitly not CMC, but it compares favorably to Exoto's F-1 work. Lets get to details;
The rear brake discs rotate within the calipers but the fronts do not. The paint job, as well as seams and fit is excellent, although some would critisize the metalflake blue as being too exterem when compared to the real car. The engine/ exhaust detailing are Auto Art at its best, but not Exoto ( ie. painted on retainer springs and clamps). The drivers seat is clearly plastic with no attempt at a frabic simulation. The wheels may be plastic but they are finished so well that they appear to be metal. The tire tread is perfect for the wet conditions at SPA but the "Goodyear" is not on raised lettering. The suspension is nice, with notable kudos to the simulated welding lines on the front upper arms. Windshield a bit thick, but when was the last (or first) time you saw a scale thickness windshield..
OK, now for the good news. I just recieved mt Eagle yesterday and I would not part with it. Overall it is a "must own" for any collector of F-1. Aside from the difference between it and the more recent CMC releases it is quite impressive in display. I rate diecast in inches; I can get right inside the Exoto Mercer C9 or the CMC Auto Union C and be content, most Maisto at 3 feet....this Eagle I would rate at 8 inches viewing distance..It is worth owning and worth the price as long as the price is under $100..
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