Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by Tom » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:34 pm

Fantastic models, both of them!

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by zimbo » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:00 pm

Very nice adds Simon, LOVE the DTM M, just as much as I love my 2012 and 2013 versions in matte black #7 "BMW Bank" and the yellow #22 "deutsche post"
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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by Simon » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:46 am

So one of my current 1:1 favourites is the BMW M2, particularly in Long Beach Blue. Was pleased to hear that GT Spirit were going to make this especially after the excellent job they did on it's predecessor the BMW 1M. Minichamps also made a 1M which was pretty appalling and nothing like the 1:1.

So a few weeks ago Minichamps released a black M2, which looked surprisingly good, so I bit the bullet and ordered one and I was really impressed when it arrived. Then a couple of weeks later they released it in Long Beach Blue and it looked great. Around the same time, GT Spirit released a couple of teaser photo's of their M2 and it looked dreadful and completely the wrong shade of blue. I ordered the Minichamps and have to say it's a gorgeous model. GT Spirit have just released booking details for their M2 and it's as bad as the earlier teaser photo's suggested.

Seems ironic that Minichamps got it so wrong on the 1M but so right on the M2, and GT Spirit completely the other way round. I'm really disappointed with GT Spirit, because until now they have made some of the best sealed models in their price-range and I've been a massive fan. Hope this M2 is just a blip!

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by zimbo » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:00 pm

:o very very nice mate.
...I've been wanting to add an M2 to my BMW M collection and was considering either GT Spirit or OTTO Model depending on which one of those would do them, didn't even consider MC since their prices are really steep and their quality just has not been up to the standards of what a decent (price worthy) 1:18 item should be, so now it looks like I might have to go and hunt down an MC M2... Now which colour? Doh! :roll:
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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by Serafa » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:43 pm

Nice Beemers, mate!

The exhaust sound of the 1:1 is as nice as the car looks.
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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by Tom » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:43 pm

Blue one for me, looks great!

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by Simon » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:57 am

zimbo wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:00 pm
:o very very nice mate.
...I've been wanting to add an M2 to my BMW M collection and was considering either GT Spirit or OTTO Model depending on which one of those would do them, didn't even consider MC since their prices are really steep and their quality just has not been up to the standards of what a decent (price worthy) 1:18 item should be, so now it looks like I might have to go and hunt down an MC M2... Now which colour? Doh! :roll:
Thanks Alistair. The Minichamps are sealed, but then again so are Otto's/GT Spirits......and both these M2's cost me around £75 each. The blue is limited to under 800 units and the black just over 500. Would imagine the blue will be in more demand by BMW fans now they've seen the GT Spirit version. The blue looks stunning in my opinion......one of my favourite models in my collection!
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Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:43 pm
Nice Beemers, mate!

The exhaust sound of the 1:1 is as nice as the car looks.


Thanks......I've test driven one and am very tempted!

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Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:43 pm
Blue one for me, looks great!
Me too Tom!

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by GBOAC002 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:49 am

I'd buy that in blue 1:43 diecast metal as it's currently my favourite BMW colour.

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Re: Simon's new 1/18 acquisition thread

Post by JSB33 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:03 am

M2 is very smart.
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