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I finally got one. Looks nice in the display but if I really want to nit pic, there are numerous quality control issues.

The stripes are well defined but the rest of the paint has a few nicks here and there. Exterior fit and finish is OK but it could be allot better. The side air scoops look good but they don't go through to the engine. The edges of the casting around the air scoops is a little rough.

The headlights are mounted using very small posts so they don't look too bad at all.

The tires are a bit too plasticy for me but they did a great job on the wheels. The brakes have cross drilled detail. The discs move independent of the calipers which are painted gold.

Engine detail is good but there is an over use of chrome.

Interior detail is what really surprised me. 5 point seatbelts, seat detail looks good, chrome fire extinguishers, gauges are stickers. Just a little sloppy painting
on the switches.

My Opinion...

Paint 6 (only beause the stripes are well defined) Could be better.
Exterior 6 (poorly fitted parts and rough cast)
Interior 6 (sloppy paint on the switches)
Wheels 5 (could be better detail on the discs, tires could be rubber)
Engine 6 (over use of crome)
Competition (not sure)
Desirability 3
Overall 40

I'm not disappointed that I purchased this car. It looks good in my collection. Beanstalk has done a good job recreating this car but they could have done a better job through quality control. The minor paint flaws and rough casting is the only thing that I'm concerned with.

In my opinion this is a model that most collectors will want. It sells for a bargain price and the overall quality is not too bad. Just a few minor faults. Good bang for the buck.
 

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Thanks for the review, Zac. :cheers
One comment though, the engine isn't overchromed in the model, the engine in the real concept car actually looks like that as chrome, stainless steel and aluminium are used.
 
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castrol_supra_gt said:
Thanks for the review, Zac. :cheers
One comment though, the engine isn't overchromed in the model, the engine in the real concept car actually looks like that as chrome, stainless steel and aluminium are used.
I was mainly referring to the exhaust. It should look more like stainless than chrome. Also I forgot to mention the valve covers should be Ford blue.

Picture of real engine below.
 
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Zac said:
castrol_supra_gt said:
Thanks for the review, Zac. :cheers
One comment though, the engine isn't overchromed in the model, the engine in the real concept car actually looks like that as chrome, stainless steel and aluminium are used.
I was mainly referring to the exhaust. It should look more like stainless than chrome. Also I forgot to mention the valve covers should be Ford blue.

Picture of real engine below.
I think it really depends on which GT. Quite a few Ford GT "Concept" engine shots I saw has black valve covers. The silver/white one shown in the pix you found is probably a "pre-production" version.
 

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Thanks Zac for that review plus the pictures. :cheers

The one beef with my red GT40 is the two doorhinges have a bit of play in them. I'd like to "fasten" them down but haven't been able to disassemble the bottom of the car. :confused
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 · (Edited)
louis said:
Zac said:
castrol_supra_gt said:
Thanks for the review, Zac. :cheers
One comment though, the engine isn't overchromed in the model, the engine in the real concept car actually looks like that as chrome, stainless steel and aluminium are used.
I was mainly referring to the exhaust. It should look more like stainless than chrome. Also I forgot to mention the valve covers should be Ford blue.

Picture of real engine below.
I think it really depends on which GT. Quite a few Ford GT "Concept" engine shots I saw has black valve covers. The silver/white one shown in the pix you found is probably a "pre-production" version.
I think getting a real picture of the production engine will be the proof. If you compare the 2 pictures (model and real pic I found) there are allot of differences.
e.g. In the picture of the silver/white one, there is no exhaust visible. So it remains to be seen when the real production version comes out. Hopefully someone will post pictures on CarDomain or similar site. Then we will know for sure what it's supposed to look like. For now I'm leaving mine alone without modding just to be sure.

StygianMax, All the doors and hinges on mine are quite tight with no play. The engine cover even stays up on it's own. I've read complaints of the engine cover not staying up.
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Zac said:
louis said:
Zac said:
castrol_supra_gt said:
Thanks for the review, Zac. :cheers
One comment though, the engine isn't overchromed in the model, the engine in the real concept car actually looks like that as chrome, stainless steel and aluminium are used.
I was mainly referring to the exhaust. It should look more like stainless than chrome. Also I forgot to mention the valve covers should be Ford blue.

Picture of real engine below.
I think it really depends on which GT. Quite a few Ford GT "Concept" engine shots I saw has black valve covers. The silver/white one shown in the pix you found is probably a "pre-production" version.
I think getting a real picture of the production engine will be the proof. If you compare the 2 pictures (model and real pic I found) there are allot of differences.
e.g. In the picture of the silver/white one, there is no exhaust visible. So it remains to be seen when the real production version comes out. Hopefully someone will post pictures on CarDomain or similar site. Then we will know for sure what it's supposed to look like. For now I'm leaving mine alone without modding just to be sure.

StygianMax, All the doors and hinges on mine are quite tight with no play. The engine cover even stays up on it's own. I've read complaints of the engine cover not staying up.

Well, the Beanstalk version currently available is model after the "Concept" version. The pic you posted is the engine compartment of the "pre-production mule". According to articles by many magazines, Ford changed a lot of things and settings on the test mules. That means the "pre-production" versions will be different than the "concept" version. Heck, I am sure there will be some difference between the "pre-production" version than the actual "production" version in which is due to release late this year. For all I know, the valve covers could be red not blue.

I am sure Beanstalk did not capture the 1:1's engine compartment 100%. In order to really spot the difference, you will need to find a pic of the engine bay of the concept car. I am sure it's not hard to find. I am just too lazy to do it.
 
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Nice review Zac. I agree with most all of your points. 40 is a good score for a budget model. :cheers
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 · (Edited)
FordGT said:
Actually, the Beanstalk model isn't based on the "first" GT40 Concept, but on the red GT Concept.
Now that second picture looks like the engine bay in the model. Thanks for clearing that up. After seeing that picture I'll have to say there isn't an overuse of chrome.
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
If anyone is looking for the Gulf colors of this model, my local TRU has a bunch of them. You might wanna check 'em out.
 
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