Dcast's 1/18 collection

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:23 am

Opel Calibra Turbo 4x4 by Otto-Models. Having seen great photos of Otto-Models in this forum I wanted one myself and when they released the Opel Calibra, this was the one I decided to get. Nicely modelled, shape looks ok, paint is smooth and shiny, lights are well done, no attaching dots visible and interior looks nice too.
Some glue seams are a bit uneven though, windshield top seam being most noticeable. Model was covered in plastic & silk paper inside the styrofoam box and those things had bent the roof antenna even there is opening in the styrofoam box for it, I think it will break if I try to straighten it. Wipers could've been installed better, passenger side wiper touches the bonnet and rear wiper is touching the glass only by it's top end.
Model has serial number in the floorboard, mine is 1210 / 2500.

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by Tom » Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:20 am

Beautiful model. Yes, Otto leaves something to be desired in the assembly department but their models are great to look at.

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Post by scalainj » Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:41 am

Fine adition for a first Otto

Glue marks on the windows are an Otto tradmark

Aerial will be a lot tougher than you think. I've had to straighten them al and only one has ever broken
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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:57 am

Tom wrote:Beautiful model. Yes, Otto leaves something to be desired in the assembly department but their models are great to look at.
Thanks, it also doesn't cost as much as some high end models so the price vs quality ratio is very nice in Otto-models :)
scalainj wrote:Fine adition for a first Otto

Glue marks on the windows are an Otto tradmark

Aerial will be a lot tougher than you think. I've had to straighten them al and only one has ever broken
Thanks, have been watching your great photos of Otto-Models which made me want to get one :) I may give it a go then for straightening the aerial, hopefully it will be success.

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by Tom » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:00 am

Nice setup with the figurines!

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:12 pm

An update to my 18th scale collection, the Laurel & Hardy Jeep is gone to new owner.
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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:05 am

The zinc pest in my Norev Audi A6 has gotten now so bad the model is not presentable anymore. Only the hood and trunklid have the problem, everything else is still like new. I wonder if Norev could make replacement parts for this model as it's quite nice model otherwise?
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Managed to open the problematic parts without breaking them and left them open hoping they wouldn't then cause damage to the otherwise ok body when they expand & shut the panel gaps taking contact with the next panel:
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Here's how the model looked like when it was new almost ten years ago:
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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by Tom » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:44 pm

What a shame. Have to dig out mine for a look, fingers crossed.

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:07 am

Tom wrote:What a shame. Have to dig out mine for a look, fingers crossed.
Is your model the same colour? Have seen photos in Google about other damaged A6's and they are in the same colour. It seems that the silver A6 sedan doesn't have this problem. Anyway, here's hoping your model is ok.

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by Tom » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:12 am

I know I have a red one and at least one more colour. Most of my 1:18s are in storage, haven't seen them in ages.

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by thetrooper » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:52 am

Nice Calibra. If Otto ever makes a Cavalier GSI, I might have to break my no 1:18. :?
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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:02 am

Found a review of the A6 Avant model and there was a statement that Audi A6 was Norev's first 1/18 model. Does anyone know if it's true?
http://liveandletdiecast.kinja.com/wago ... 1693725895
A6 Avant models seems to stay ok, looks like only the dark blue A6 sedan is the zinc pest problematic release.
I hope Norev has learned it's lesson about zinc pest.

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by Tom » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:21 am

Lots of their 1:43s are affected...
I think it's correct that it was their first 1:18. They co-produced it with Kyosho.

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by Sanchez » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:16 pm

Sorry to see this. Would be a nightmare to find on a model. I was unpleasantly surprised not with zinc pest but with paint rash on my AutoArt 1:18 Mercedes 600 W100 which I thought to be perfect. At least you could say that even in 1:18 scale Audi A6 C6 is as reliable as 1:1.

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:46 am

Now the bonnet broke off from the hinges and didn't take much to break it in peaces:
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Hopefully Norev has learned from this because...

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Post by dcast » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:47 am

Bought another Norev 1/18, the Golf Mk7 :)
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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by Tom » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:42 am

Looks great!

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:51 pm

Tom wrote:Looks great!
Thanks! Forgot to remove the security tapes from doors and rear hatch :oops: Pretty nice model especially for the price. Only thing is the non-opening rear doors which could've been done to make it even better model. Still nice to have, one of the rare 18th scale models of cars that I've actually driven.

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by Tom » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:41 pm

If I did that, I'd have anything that's not a supercar in my 1:18 collection...

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by grinbergs » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:15 pm

Red Calibra really caught my attention. Otto made it really nice.

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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by dcast » Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:35 pm

Thanks for the comments :)

Nothing new this time but took some new photos of the Ferrari Enzo which I've had ten years but rarely have been taken any photos of it. I even considered selling it but after looking at it and taking some photos, it looks so nice I think maybe I wont sell it after all :D
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Re: Dcast's 1/18 collection

Post by rotormotor » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:58 pm

dcast wrote:Thanks for the comments :)

I even considered selling it but after looking at it and taking some photos, it looks so nice I think maybe I wont sell it after all :D
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I've done just the same thing..photos for listing an auction then back on the shelf.
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