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Here's how it happened; I fell in love with exotos' GT40mk4. But it was because of the body lines and not the history of the car. I chose the 4 over the 2 because, in my humble opinion, the 4 is really, really sweet. If you can accept that then you can see why I wanted something close to a "pureline" version. Exoto does not make a pureline version and in fact they do not make a solid color version for the fringe psychotics like myself. History be damned!..I wanted a clean car!
And so it goes my newfound friends, that I went for the Kyalami Flash...It looked fantastic in the company photos' and was a nice deep blue,or purple or whatever....and here we get to the crux of my misgivings. What exactly is the color of this car?
If it is sitting in a display case...static..this evil spawn will assume one of two colors depending upon what the time of day is and wether the NASDAQ is gaining ground...Purple or copper.
If you are the type to pick up and handle your cars then beware..be afraid..be very afraid...
It's not that when rotated in your grip that it changes from blue to purple to green to copper with some red thrown in to screw with your brain, it's that different parts of the car show all these colors separatly!...this is not paint, it is pigment on acid.
Is this paint scheme, in any of it's versions collectable? Who knows?..probably not considering recent sell-offs on Ebay.
Is it pretty?..yes..to quote Batman; "It's the car, chicks love the car".
Would I trade it for a deep, solid, Navy Blue version without racing logos?...In a New york minute....
 

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I don't like the Exoto Standox cars at all (why get a highly accurate model which is then painted in "fantasy" paint-it would make alot more sense if it were a more humble model such as a Maisto).

I don't know about future value either, but overall I would say they would not make superb investments.

Having said all that, whatever floats your boat is just fine, so if you like them, and can get them at a good price then go for it! (None for me though, thanks!!! :lol )
 
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StygianMax said:
What does "standox" mean?? :confused :confused
Leading question. :lol :lol :lol

It think it's Finnish for Kryptonite to Ronan, LUW, and RichardM.
 
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sittingduck, I'm with Ronan and LUW on this - if you like it, then by all means. I just find Standox more acceptable on a street car than a vintage race car. Glad you like it. :cheers
 

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vegasracer said:
StygianMax said:
What does "standox" mean?? :confused :confused
Standox is a German company that makes special paints (among other things) that change color depending on the angle you view it.
Ahh...now I get it. Thanks VR. :cheers It sounds a bit like that Chromashift (sp?) stuff for 1:1 cars (usually used in the import tuner scene).
 
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vegasracer said:
StygianMax said:
What does "standox" mean?? :confused :confused
Standox is a German company that makes special paints (among other things) that change color depending on the angle you view it.
oh those paints,
theyre cool on lowriders :happytwo
 

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RichardM said:
sittingduck, I'm with Ronan and LUW on this - if you like it, then by all means. I just find Standox more acceptable on a street car than a vintage race car. Glad you like it. :cheers
:iagree :iagree :iagree It just doesn't make sense to me to slap this stuff on a highly detailed race car model! :badidea :badidea :badidea
 
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To Ronan..correct!, that's why I would trade mine for a navy blue version..That would show off the beautiful lines of this car without the distraction of color shifting.
To S.Max; yes!; this paint would look great on a Full Size custom car but like most metallics it loses effect when reduced to the surface area of one of our models, It is the fact that they use the same paint as on a full size application without considering that the metal flakes should be ground finer to achieve a scale reflectivity. Some of the model railroad paint manufacturers actually do this to good effect, in particular "Flo-Quil".
To all; regardless of the paint scheme be advised that the Exoto GT 40 Mk IV has some serious "mechanical" problems in relation to the methods used to prop the front and rear decks open.
 

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sittingduck said:
To Ronan..correct!, that's why I would trade mine for a navy blue version..That would show off the beautiful lines of this car without the distraction of color shifting.
:lol Yeah, I do know what you mean! I'm just not a fan of the Standox cars, but have you considered the "test" versions of the 1967 LM cars? One is dark blue with no logos or numbers, but it does have white pinstriping. Overall it looks pretty good I think!
 
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Ronan...yes, I have seen them, but only after I paid the bucks for the version I have now..Exoto can take a bite out of your wallet. lol...The whole point of my review was that although I am "stuck" with a car that is of a questionable color, authenticity and collectability, I think, after several months of perusal, that the piece still shows the elegance and brutal power of the real GT 40's...
 

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sittingduck said:
Ronan...yes, I have seen them, but only after I paid the bucks for the version I have now..Exoto can take a bite out of your wallet. lol...The whole point of my review was that although I am "stuck" with a car that is of a questionable color, authenticity and collectability, I think, after several months of perusal, that the piece still shows the elegance and brutal power of the real GT 40's...
Oh right! Sorry! I didn't realise you had already got the Standox model! I agree if you just want to show the lines of a model then a non-liveried colour is best (but for me I love the race history of my models so I go the other route!).

I agree, Exotos eat up the $$$ very quickly indeed!!! :cheers :cheers :cheers
 
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To Ronan:..hey, by the by, I see you have an Exoto Mercer C9 as your "calling card"..Do you own one? If not then get one!..I have the Thackwell/Kouros version and it is by far the most exquisite peice of workmanship I have seen in 1/18...very delicate (if you love it glove it..lol).
Thanks for the comments
 

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calgary7er said:
I made his banner using a photo of one of the ones in his collection. Just click on Ronan's banner and it will take you to his fantastic collection, and wonderfull photos :cheers :cheers :cheers
Thanks again C7! I still love my new banner!!! :cheers
 

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sittingduck said:
To Ronan:..hey, by the by, I see you have an Exoto Mercer C9 as your "calling card"..Do you own one? If not then get one!..I have the Thackwell/Kouros version and it is by far the most exquisite peice of workmanship I have seen in 1/18...very delicate (if you love it glove it..lol).
Thanks for the comments
:lol I do indeed have some Sauber C9s! I absolutely love them!

Here are pics of all the Saubers I have at the moment:







 
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