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I always was a bit bothered that my Maserati 250F had no numbers on it. After all, this was a track car, but CMC decided to not produce it with numbers. So I ordered a set of decals and transformed mine into Il Maestro's car at the ring:


The end result was pretty cool, and it was a total walk in the park to do the job :nicejob. What did get me upset was this:


I've heard stories about this and there you have it :mob.
 

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Even if they did, the thing is revetted to the support on th base. I don't think I could ever change just the windshield without breaking something.
 

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There's no other explanation because the model is kept inside a glass box away from direct light or excessive heat. Last year I noticed it had very small cracks starting in the upper lip, but they were very small and I didn't give much thought about it. But last week I inspected the car and there they were.
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I purchased one from a reputable dealer and noticed it when i received it. They exchanged right away and the one i got was perfect. I took a close look at it today (1 year later) and THERE IT IS!!! Cracked like the one pictured!!! I am VERY dissapointed and will contact CMC about it. It is not an easy fix.

What a mess.........
 

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Feeling sorry for your windshield...

...but glad that you could make the race look you wanted in the first place :cheers
 

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That is very annoying Luc! At least the conversion to Fangios car looks superb.

I wonder if CMC corrected this problem on later manufacturing runs of this model? (It's the last on my 2007 wishlist that I haven't got yet) :cheers
 
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That's a real worry and poor darts on a model of that price. I've ordered a Fangio car when they are made so I hope the problem is rectified by then.
I haven't purchased a CMC model yet, and this is making me reconsider.
 

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Sorry to see that, Luc (and sorry to hear about it from you other guys). Maybe after a year and a half I'll have to change my mind and agree it wasn't Model of the Year.
 

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Well, you could just consider it race damage I guess....

Such a shame that this beautiful model now has a fault that can't be fixed.
Sorry to hear of this, guys.
 

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I plan on sending this pic to CMC. I'm not going to ask for a spare part, because 1) I don't think I could fix it, because of where it is and how it's glued to the base, and 2) I think it would be VERY probable that if I did get a replacement part it would be a left over from the bad batch, so in two years I would have a problem again.
 

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Mine started out with cracks smaller then those last year, but they got bigger :dizzy. Looks like it will be the same with yours as well. :mob

When did you send them the e-mail?
 
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