TSM 1:43rd Ford GTs from Le Mans 2016

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Re: TSM 1:43rd Ford GTs from Le Mans 2016

Post by Stu935 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:42 am

Jager wrote:Personally I don't think too many fans bought the 'Ford Wins Le mans 50 Years On' and frankly I think as marketing exercise it backfired on them and they lost more respect than they gained. A genuine hard fought win would have served them much better.
agreed Ian,

What with all the BOP/Sandbagging concerns that were made clear during the race and the post race team protests between the Ford and #82 Ferrari teams, the GTE Pro win was certainly soured for me.

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Re: TSM 1:43rd Ford GTs from Le Mans 2016

Post by LUW » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:43 am

Yup, it did sound a bit as a PR stunt and not truly a sweat & blood win. Nowadays, with the full-blown scrutiny by the press and the speed that news travels, it's risky to try stunts like that.
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Re: TSM 1:43rd Ford GTs from Le Mans 2016

Post by The Maltings » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:46 pm

Well it took them a while as it always does with Ixo however their Ford GT's have appeared albeit in pre-production from on their Facebook page. Not something of interest to me but thought it may further the debate.

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Re: TSM 1:43rd Ford GTs from Le Mans 2016

Post by Jager » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:04 pm

At first glance the blue looks too light.....it should be more of a Royal Blue. However as its only a pre-production model I'll give them the benefit of doubt. Their other problem is that with the delay, most people who wanted an LM Ford GT have already bought the TSM.
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Re: TSM 1:43rd Ford GTs from Le Mans 2016

Post by JSB33 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:32 am

Jager wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:04 pm
At first glance the blue looks too light.....it should be more of a Royal Blue. However as its only a pre-production model I'll give them the benefit of doubt. Their other problem is that with the delay, most people who wanted an LM Ford GT have already bought the TSM.
Most but not all ;)
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Re: TSM 1:43rd Ford GTs from Le Mans 2016

Post by LUW » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:43 pm

For the current price of the TSM, I'm waiting to see what Ixo will deliver.
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Re: TSM 1:43rd Ford GTs from Le Mans 2016

Post by Jager » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:55 pm

LUW wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:43 pm
For the current price of the TSM, I'm waiting to see what Ixo will deliver.
If you've waited this long, wait another year and both will be half price as well.
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Re: TSM 1:43rd Ford GTs from Le Mans 2016

Post by LUW » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:00 am

True. If by next year TSMs are at reasonable prices, then there's no question about which one to get.
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Re: TSM 1:43rd Ford GTs from Le Mans 2016

Post by GBOAC002 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:53 am

I'm looking forward to a couple of road versions from IXO. Yellow with black stripes and red with white stripes will do for starters.

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Re: TSM 1:43rd Ford GTs from Le Mans 2016

Post by IFHP » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:22 am

GBOAC002 wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:53 am
I'm looking forward to a couple of road versions from IXO. Yellow with black stripes and red with white stripes will do for starters.
I've been wondering when the IXO version would arrive. Since racing cars are sort of a sidebar to my collection, I'll be okay with the IXO version (I already have the TSM version of the original Detroit Int'l show car).
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