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Hi All,

Here I would like to present my models collected since 2001. Also as a fun part, I would like to rank my models based on simply 3 things:

1. The 1:1 car appeal to me persoanlly.
2. Model exterior including shape, paintwork, doglegs, special features etc.
3. Model interior including flocked texture, photo etched parts, engine details, trunk etc

Of course the rating is quite subjective, and mostly for fun :D

10 = CMC quality, 0 = Bburago quality

Here comes the list:

1. BBR Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
Total: 26 Real car appeal: 10 Exterior: 8 Interior: 8

2. Autoart McLaren F1
Total: 24 Real car appeal: 7 Exterior: 9 Interior: 8

3. Autoart Maybach 62 with champagne glasses
Total: 24 Real car appeal: 8 Exterior: 8 Interior: 8

4. Autoart Aston Martin DB5 007 with weapons
Total: 21 Real car appeal: 10 Exterior: 7 Interior: 4

5. Kyosho BMW M3 E93
Total: 19 Real car appeal: 5 Exterior: 8 Interior: 6

6. Kyosho Ferrari F40
Total: 19 Real car appeal: 6 Exterior: 6 Interior: 7

7. Autoart Mercedes CLK GTR #2 Ludwig
Total: 19 Real car appeal: 8 Exterior: 6 Interior: 5

8. Hotwheels Elite 430 Scuderia
Total: 18 Real car appeal: 9 Exterior: 5 Interior: 4

9. Kyosho BMW M5 E60
Total: 17 Real car appeal: 4 Exterior: 7 Interior: 6

10. Autoart Porsche 959
Total: 17 Real car appeal: 4 Exterior: 7 Interior: 6

11. Autoart Mazda RX-8 X-Men 2
Total: 17 Real car appeal: 5 Exterior: 6 Interior: 6

12. Autoart Mercedes CL55 AMG Formula 1 Safety car
Total: 17 Real car appeal: 7 Exterior: 5 Interior: 5

13. Autoart Mercedes 190E 2.3 16v
Total: 16 Real car appeal: 2 Exterior: 7 Interior: 7

14. Autoart Ford Expedition Himalaya Concept
Total: 15 Real car appeal: 4 Exterior: 6 Interior: 5

15. Hotwheels Elite Ferrari 458 Italia
Total: 15 Real car appeal: 7 Exterior: 4 Interior: 4

16. Minichamps BMW R 1200 C
Total: 14 Real car appeal: 8 Exterior: 6 Interior: -

17. Kyosho Ferrari 308 GTB
Total: 14 Real car appeal: 3 Exterior: 5 Interior: 6

18. Kyosho Ferrari 328 GTB
Total: 14 Real car appeal: 3 Exterior: 5 Interior: 6

19. Kyosho BMW V12 LMR #15
Total: 14 Real car appeal: 4 Exterior: 5 Interior: 5

20. Exoto Hummer H1 Presidential election
Total: 14 Real car appeal: 5 Exterior: 5 Interior: 4

21. Autoart 911 996 GT2
Total: 14 Real car appeal: 6 Exterior: 4 Interior: 4

22. UT Porsche 911 GT1 evo #6 1997
Total: 14 Real car appeal: 7 Exterior: 3 Interior: 4

23. RC2 Aston Martin DBS 007 Casino Royale
Total: 14 Real car appeal: 9 Exterior: 2 Interior: 3

24. Hotwheels Elite Ferrari 348 TB
Total: 12 Real car appeal: 4 Exterior: 4 Interior: 4

25 UT Porsche 911 GT1 #25 1996 Le Mans
Total: 12 Real car appeal: 5 Exterior: 3 Interior: 4

26. Hotwheels Elite Ferrari 308 GTB quattrovalvolve
Total: 11 Real car appeal: 3 Exterior: 4 Interior: 4

To be continued

Best,
Frank


 

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1964
Autoart Aston Martin DB5 007 with weapons + roofpanel
Total: 21 Real car appeal: 10 Exterior: 7 Interior: 4

+ As a Bond-fan, this car defines what a 10 is.
+ rare
+ with all the Bond gadgets
+ flocked interior

- doglegs
- plastic wheel rims
- ugly interior roof
- no side windows












 

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2002
Autoart Maybach 62 with leather seats and champagne glasses
Total: 24 Real car appeal: 8 Exterior: 8 Interior: 8

+ I know most of people see this one as a really ugly car. But somehow I really appreciate its beauty, more aerodynamic than the Phantom.
+ rare
+ nice champagne glasses and leather seats
+ size

- plastic wooden interior
- doglegs in the hood and the trunk







 

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1975
Kyosho Ferrari 308 GTB
Total: 14 Real car appeal: 3 Exterior: 5 Interior: 6

+ I have both the HWE and the Kyosho version, and despite mrm's claim about 2 years ago, I think the Kyosho one is still quite a bit better than the HWE
+ headlights

- late 70's begin 80's styling is just not mine, sorry.
- vents are solid.
- speed meter is just a sticker.
- the steering wheel angle is too low








 

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1981
Hotwheels Elite Ferrari 308 GTB Quattrovalvolve
Total: 11 Real car appeal: 3 Exterior: 4 Interior: 4

+ many photo etched parts
+ movable headlights, quite good for a Hotwheels.

- late 70's begin 80's styling is just not mine, sorry.
- vents are solid.
- poor wheel rims compared to Kyosho's
- gear stick is too thick and plastic
- antenna is too thick
- headlights cannot be opened completely
- the black sun protector on the front window should be at the inner side of the window








 

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1985
Kyosho Ferrari 328 GTB
Total: 14 Real car appeal: 3 Exterior: 5 Interior: 6

+ headlights

- late 70's begin 80's styling is just not mine, sorry.
- vents are solid.
- speed meter is just a sticker
- the Ferrari logo is too big at the back









Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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2006
RC2 Aston Martin DBS 007 Casino Royale
Total: 14 Real car appeal: 9 Exterior: 2 Interior: 3

+ Bond car, gadget
+ relatively rare
+ relatively nice rims, center console
+ doors open upwards

- some vents are not only solid, but not even painted
- doglegs
- no side windows
- big panel gaps
- interior roof









 

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1998
Autoart Ford Expedition Himalaya Concept
Total: 15 Real car appeal: 4 Exterior: 6 Interior: 5

+ It's huge! The tallest model in my collection.
+ Nice rims as always from Autoart.

- Despite its size, the model is made out of lots of plastic.
- Would be very nice if the suspension works.











 

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2000
Exoto Hummer H1 Presidential election
Total: 14 Real car appeal: 5 Exterior: 5 Interior: 4

+ It's huge too! And heavy!
+ Photoetched material used at the engine inlet.

- Plastic roof, plastic bumper, plastic rims.
- interior covered by stickers.

Only after I bought this model I realized that it's not based on a true livery! No wonder I couldn't find pictures of the real car with the same livery...

"The Presidential Election of 2000 will go down in the History Books as one of the most closely contested ever! We at GMB have recently come across some EXOTO Humvees produced in 2001 to commemorate this historic event in United States history. Whether you were an Al Gore or George W Bush supporter, EXOTO has created this Special Limited Edition just for you .Both the Bush-Cheney and Gore-Lieberman Humvee America replica feature an elaborate, simulated air-brushed graphic of the American Flag with the appropriate official campaign logo placed on the hood. The white roof has been left blank for the possibility of having your replica hand signed by either candidate one day! Each Humvee America replica also features unique Florida personalized plates reading CHAD4U, making reference to the recount debacle that took place in Florida in the days following the election. This exclusive edition was strictly limited to 2,537 pieces only... that is 2000 for the 2000 Presidential Election and 537 for the number of votes separating Bush and Gore. "

hahaha, nice PR





 

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2000
Autoart Mercedes CL55 AMG Formula 1 Safety car
Total: 17 Real car appeal: 7 Exterior: 5 Interior: 5

+ Really like the side profile of the real car and the model, very elegant. In my opinion one of the most beautiful coupes ever made.
+ Movable sunglasses roof panel
+ All the extra Safety car equipment

- The front of the model doesn't look like the real car. The lower bumper is too straight, the inner headlights are too big, the solid part underneath the Mercedes star in the grill is too thick
- Solid mesh at the front bumper
- The upper part of the steering wheel shouldn't be white











 

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Only just caught this brilliant thread for the first time Frank...great collection, and novel OP!!


Excuse me, but I'm back off to the top to go through it in more detail!!!
 

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Here is a comparison between Kyosho 308 and HWE 308 qv:

I bought the HWE first after reading mrm's comments about 2 years ago. According to him who has both versions, the HWE version is every bit as good as the Kyosho one.
To be honest, I don't agree with him after I got the Kyosho one.

Kyosho > HWE:
full window
headlight angle
rims
thinner gear stick
the HWE antenna is too thick
thinner panel gaps
the HWE roof spoiler is too thick
working suspension

HWE > Kyosho:
photoetched windscreen wipers
smaller (more realistic) Ferrari badge at the back
absence of the black stubs inside the backlights
brighter interior
better steering wheel angle
photoetched keyhole

Left = Kyosho, right = HWE




 
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