Detail Cars. I bought it for a couple of bucks at Exoticar's warehouse. Although it was a damaged return it's a cool casting. It's kind of an ironic piece showing the flaws in a beautiful lady like an F40.who is that by?
Unlike Jason I am not impressed with the number of small faults I can see, most of which should not have passed QC if this is meant to sell as a serious collector model.
There was no evidence of any disagreeable aroma emanating from the casting when the photograph was executed. How you would even be experiencing an odor via internet transmission is a puzzlement to me. Also if I must take that as a given would it not be reasonable for the larger casting to emit a stronger aroma than the one of smaller size?This casting is a stinker... it's even worse than several 1/64 scale castings of the same car.... in fact, 1/43 scale (5inch-6inch) models should have comparable detail/features as 1/24 scale models.
Again, this should be a $0.99-$2 car - nothing more. And how odd is it that they open the doors - albeit poorly - and don't have an opening engine cowling? Beats me...
Not offended in the least - just having fun...NO excuses for poor castings.. but then again if your price was $2, so be it.
Surely your open minded concerning such criteria, if you're not offended of course.
Hi black sunshine :wave:is exotic car still around?! any more damaged/returned sales? I got SEVERL of my 1/18 Ferrais there for UNDER $10! Door was off in the box, get home and pop it on. Ferrari was missing awing so you just go snag one off of one missing the wheels.
Hi karl s :wave:I love those detailed, sharp pictures of a great car from the 1990s.
I think we have 2 issues here. The pictures are too good for the quality of the model. It is not so much the casting itself, as the decal placement and the sloppy plastic bits. If I had photographed it, no one would have noticed because of mmy poor camera work!
Seriously, we have to remember this is not a resin handbuilt or an expensive model even. Detail Cars came out in the late 90s and slotted in at the US$20-25 level. I think they were very good for that time and price.
The Alfa on the far left is a Detail Cars - the others are a resin handbuilt, a white metal handbuilt, and a diecast.
hmm... typecasting people and profiles are we? Non technical people do NOT have a monopoly on art appreciation! The reason I am into this hobby is appreciation to form.... AND function.Our viewpoints differ, thats all. As an engineer, you view cars as a machine. The artist in me appreciates the form.
Absolutely! However, I am also open to "interpretation", as it relates to improving the look of the car given the scale and materials with which they are made.We both agree that proportion in a casting is very important, yes?
No problem here, but don't we already have to many cheepies?I looked at this F40 as bang for the buck... literally! :wave:
THANK YOU! I have that exact same car done as a 1/43 diecast by Detail Cars, but the box is labeled "1959 Monte Carlo," so I never bothered to check the rally plate on the car. Just went and looked at it and sure enough, it says "1961." I'll correct my records.TRON, handbult resin from Italy. The plate says 1961. Had to get out the magnifier to check!
Absolutely not. I can only speak for me, but I was not typecasting. I merely made statements. In the past you have stated the following:hmm... typecasting people and profiles are we? Non technical people do NOT have a monopoly on art appreciation! The reason I am into this hobby is appreciation to form.... AND function.
To reiterate what I said: "Our viewpoints differ, thats all. As an engineer, you view cars as a machine. The artist in me appreciates the form." This is a simple restatement of facts i.e. what you had stated about yourself and what I stated about myself, that I take an artistic view of the hobby.From an engineering standpoint (yes, this is my profession), the cost difference to produce a medium detailed curbside ($2-$4/each) to a so called "high end" curbside ($10-$20/each) is NOT proportional to the extra retail cost.
By the way, cars ARE "machines".. the root word stands for "moving" or something that moves or with moving parts...
On of these days, I will take some pictures of my collection and post some pix... just been lazy.:-(
I think we definitely concur.Absolutely! However, I am also open to "interpretation", as it relates to improving the look of the car given the scale and materials with which they are made.
For example, 64th scale castings tend to oversize the wheels... which is great as long as it's NOT overdone like JL or GL (these guys are finally going in the right direction, but boy did it take them such a long time - this ain't rocket science!).
But in 43rd scale there is obviously room for interpretation, but I think less so given the significant size advantage.
My quip about bang for the buck was in reference to the fact that the car was "banged up" when I purchased it. It was back-shelved as a project to customize or rebuild but I've never made the time to do this. It was, I believe on the order of a $20-or-so retail, but I paid $2 for it because of condition (I would never have paid $20). My photos showed the car as it sat; I could easily have photographed the car to hide its blemishes. But, as they say, it is what it is.No problem here, but don't we already have to many cheepies?
I realize that, dh00. Thank you for the comment:thumbsup:.As an appreciator of all things Ferrari, I like this one, flaws and all. If you like it, that's all that matters. The 1/43 crowd can be sticklers for detail and execution. Please don't be offended by any criticism. It's a critique of the model, not the owner. Have fun.