I have a Standbox Sauber C9 and find it as equally impressive as my other Saubers.
Whats wrong with the Standbox Sauber C9's :confused
Nothing is wrong with them as such, but I think as a collector you either hate them or love them! I personally dislike them, and I have never bought one, for the simple reason that I like my models to be as accurate as possible, and true to a real life 1:1. A small mistake or incorrect colour does not necessarily spoil a model for me but if the manufacturer goes and deliberately sprays the whole thing a nonsense colour then it ruins it for me! :lol :lol :lol
I would probably be far quicker to have a cheapo Mattel or Maisto in a Standox colour in my collection as the models may not be the last word in accuracy themselves so a made up colour for purely asthetic reasons is I have to agree ok. But I think when a model as detailed as the C9 and into which great effort has been put to replicate an actual 1:1 is sprayed a made up colour it is to me like painting a pair of sunglasses on the Mona Lisa!!! :lol :lol :lol
I have to add I don't like models in regular made up colours either, such as any Toyota 2000GT roadsters in any other colour than white as the real thing was only ever made in white.
The bottom line as I see it however is each to their own and of course it is understandible that model makers will do this sort of thing to maximise the production of any one kind of model to get the most out of the mold they invested in to make it.
So even though I don't like Standox cars I don't dislike those who do! :lol :cheers