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This lunchtime at my local retailer I was looking at some Maisto Production Line Kits,
1:18 scale Red New Mini Cooper in particular, to my untrained eye it looked quite good and the price was excellent

My question: What are your opinions of these models?

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I have put together the Mercedes SLK and was very disappointed of it. First of all, i paid more for it than an assembled model. $ 4 more. It lacked the folding roof, the disc brakes which the regular model comes with and was missing the mercedes emblems on the wheelhubs. That sucks.
Maisto compromises with these kits, thats the opinion i have of it.
 

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I have put several of the Maisto kits together, and I have found them to be just like the regular models. I like them because it gives me a chance to detail them better. I don't understand why the kits are $18-$24 when the regular ones are $10-$18? :confused Shouldn't it be cheaper since there is less labor involved?
I have also found that some of the kits have exclusive colors (for a while anyways)
like the yellow '65 Vette, the black '65 BelAir and the Yellow '03 Cobra (the same as the Target exclusive).

I have never had an issue with missing parts, and I like that fact that you get an extra set of wheels. :cheers
 

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Oh yes! The extra set of wheels are a real bonus. Wish they had given an extra set of tyres as well. :giggle Most of maisto wheels are interchangeable between models. Maybe maisto charges you extra for the fun you will have putting the car together. Some sort of entertainment tax.
Maisto must have upped the game now than from the time I got the SLK which was abt 2 years ago.
 
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I have put several of the Maisto kits together, and I have found them to be just like the regular models. I like them because it gives me a chance to detail them better. I don't understand why the kits are $18-$24 when the regular ones are $10-$18? :confused Shouldn't it be cheaper since there is less labor involved?
I have also found that some of the kits have exclusive colors (for a while anyways)
like the yellow '65 Vette, the black '65 BelAir and the Yellow '03 Cobra (the same as the Target exclusive).

I have never had an issue with missing parts, and I like that fact that you get an extra set of wheels. :cheers
same case with the Muscle Machines kits, they cost more :ranting

should be cheaper as there is no need for it to be assembles at factory

and 1965 Chevy Belair??????

umm, wasn't 62 or 63 the last Year of the bel-air before it was eliminated?? :giggle

or did ya mean the 1962 Bel Air??
 

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road warrior said:
acisne said:
I have put several of the Maisto kits together, and I have found them to be just like the regular models. I like them because it gives me a chance to detail them better. I don't understand why the kits are $18-$24 when the regular ones are $10-$18? :confused Shouldn't it be cheaper since there is less labor involved?
I have also found that some of the kits have exclusive colors (for a while anyways)
like the yellow '65 Vette, the black '65 BelAir and the Yellow '03 Cobra (the same as the Target exclusive).

I have never had an issue with missing parts, and I like that fact that you get an extra set of wheels. :cheers
same case with the Muscle Machines kits, they cost more :ranting

should be cheaper as there is no need for it to be assembles at factory

and 1965 Chevy Belair??????

umm, wasn't 62 or 63 the last Year of the bel-air before it was eliminated?? :giggle

or did ya mean the 1962 Bel Air??
Oops! Fat fingers! I meant the '62 BelAir. I guess I has '65 on my mind from the 'Vette. I did that BelAir kit with the stock red interior, after seing pics of one with a black interior, I might have to swap mine.
 
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