Altaya/Ixo 1/18th scale rally partwork

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Altaya/Ixo 1/18th scale rally partwork

Post by The Maltings » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:15 pm

http://www.altaya.fr/miniatures/collect ... -de-rallye

Just to add to all the delays to Ixo's 1/43rd releases comes this latest French Altaya part work but this time in 1/18th!

Artwork shows a Mini WRC and 205T16 E2 but first releases appear to include a Loeb DS3 and McRae Impreza. Some of these models were on Ixo's stand at last year's Nuremburg Toy Fair stand so seeing as this years show kicks off in a week or so will be interesting to see what they unveil for 2018 release!

Previous 1/43rd scale issues have been remaindered in the UK so remains to be seen what happens with this one...

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Re: Altaya/Ixo 1/18th scale rally partwork

Post by dbonser » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:47 am

Found this questionnaire to gauge interest in models:

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Re: Altaya/Ixo 1/18th scale rally partwork

Post by dbonser » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:03 pm

I took the bait and bought this from eBay:

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Will post some pics when it arrives.

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Post by bomber21 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:25 am

dbonser wrote:I took the bait and bought this from eBay:

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Will post some pics when it arrives.
What's the price?

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Post by dbonser » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:34 am

bomber21 wrote:
dbonser wrote:I took the bait and bought this from eBay:

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Will post some pics when it arrives.
What's the price?
Got it on eBay with a €36.00 Best Offer from a French seller: http://www.ebay.com/usr/emifr90

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Re: Altaya/Ixo 1/18th scale rally partwork

Post by Tom » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:25 pm

If I'd still collect 1:18, I could go for a couple of those.

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Re: Altaya/Ixo 1/18th scale rally partwork

Post by dbonser » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:05 pm

I stopped buying 1:18 a few years ago but when the prices of these are less than a new 1:43 it gets my attention...

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Re: Altaya/Ixo 1/18th scale rally partwork

Post by The Maltings » Sun May 28, 2017 5:40 am

Did you receive the Impreza? If so what was the quality like?

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Post by dbonser » Sun May 28, 2017 9:39 am

The Maltings wrote:Did you receive the Impreza? If so what was the quality like?
Wow, totally forgot this thread. Yes, received it quit a while ago.

It definitely has a budget feel to it (which is not a surprise). Totally sealed model & no suspension which I can live with. All markings are decals (which was a disappointment) and a lot were applied poorly on mine - crooked, half covering an air intake, damaged, etc.

Looks fine on the shelf but not closeup. In reality I would probably buy more if they were easily available in the US but the shipping from overseas is almost as much as the model itself. :(

I'll try to get some photos over the long weekend to add to the thread.

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Re: Altaya/Ixo 1/18th scale rally partwork

Post by The Maltings » Sun May 28, 2017 12:06 pm

Thanks for the update. Was interested as just seen that theres a 205 T16 E2 and Mini WRC scheduled for the next two releases Im guessing that Ixo will be releasing these models themselves as well at a higher price point obviously!

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Post by frogeye » Tue May 30, 2017 2:55 am

Was interested as just seen that theres a 205 T16 E2 and Mini WRC scheduled for the next two releases
Cool! Where did You see that the MINI WRC is one of the next two releases?

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Re: Altaya/Ixo 1/18th scale rally partwork

Post by dbonser » Tue May 30, 2017 9:32 am

Here are some photos of the Impreza I shot on my iPhone

It doesn't look bad at first glance.

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But on closer inspection the are no aerials and no RAC rally 'placard' on bonnet...

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...poor decal alignment partially covering air intake...

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...and more poor decal alignment: Pirelli to right of registration plate, skewed '555' logo, damaged Repsol logo.

I have no idea what Mitgluisco Ltd. is :?:

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Post by LUW » Tue May 30, 2017 11:30 am

Sorry, that's bad.
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Re: Altaya/Ixo 1/18th scale rally partwork

Post by protzenegger » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:55 pm

Also conspicuously absent are mudguards - bit of a stuffup even for a budget model, methinks. At least it didn't break the bank!
dbonser wrote:I have no idea what Mitgluisco Ltd. is :?:
Probably what Mitsui & Co looks like after a few pints - which would also explain the rear 555 alignment. Whoever applied the decals was all out of sh!ts to give that day, apparently. As was the QC department.
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Re: Altaya/Ixo 1/18th scale rally partwork

Post by rotormotor » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:07 am

I have a bunch of IXO (Hatchette) 1/43 and last few months ago bunch of the 1/24 partwork Japanese classic cars series.
Details are OK on chrome work and decals/casting. The wheels however are for the most part really well done as is the paint.

Looks like PB have killed my pics now..not going to be held to ransom so screw them.
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Re: Altaya/Ixo 1/18th scale rally partwork

Post by The Maltings » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:31 am

Interesting next scheduled release is a Delta S4...

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Re: Altaya/Ixo 1/18th scale rally partwork

Post by The Maltings » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:37 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LANCIA-Delta- ... 0005.m1851

Doesn't look half bad and somewhat cheaper than the AA version...

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