NEO Miscues

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Tom
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Re: NEO Miscues

Postby Tom » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:27 am

I would love to be a researcher for a model maker.

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Re: NEO Miscues

Postby GBOAC002 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:17 am

American companies were probably best for photographing and documenting their yearly updates. Manufacturer brochures and colour charts are often a good guide to colour ways used. Personal customisations not so easy to keep track of. It seems some model companies get hold of pics of those. Worse still they proceed to turn out those instead of factory originals.

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Re: NEO Miscues

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:01 am

Tom wrote:I would love to be a researcher for a model maker.


Same here! ;)

Thanks to Scotto (SheepCrusher), I once got in touch with a person from TSM, in order to try to help them better research Rolls-Royce cars. Unfortunately, communication with that person stopped almost immediately after my first message. :?
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Re: NEO Miscues

Postby Tom » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:07 pm

They tend to fear losing their job.

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Re: NEO Miscues

Postby IFHP » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:43 am

GBOAC002 wrote:American companies were probably best for photographing and documenting their yearly updates. Manufacturer brochures and colour charts are often a good guide to colour ways used. Personal customisations not so easy to keep track of. It seems some model companies get hold of pics of those. Worse still they proceed to turn out those instead of factory originals.


I've noticed this problem too. Sad and disturbing.
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Re: NEO Miscues

Postby JSB33 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:03 am

I have always said that they have a treasure trove of information on forums that is free. All they ave to do is ask. I know they shy away for various reasons, some on the internet are pretty cruel and clueless (not here but elsewhere) and there is a lot of hyperbole coming from commentators. But done right everyone would benefit.

I could even set up an advisory board type of thing where only a small group of members could see and access what a manufacturer was working on.
Never going to happen though, probably because it makes too much sense. :roll:
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Re: NEO Miscues

Postby Ianus » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:02 pm

Yes, in today's world common sense is obsolete.

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Re: NEO Miscues

Postby Johnny_Bravo » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:13 pm

not necessary a miscue, but i see the lates neo lancia flaminia coupe speciale pininfarina got the BoS treatment on the windows: foil of plastic with silver painted ornaments....i guess they tried to lower the costs....it it "only" 70 euros....if you ask me, they just lowered the standards...and i am happy with that, one more reason not to droll over their cars....shame though, they were pretty good.
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Re: NEO Miscues

Postby superbird77 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:40 am

Also the side indicators are only painted and if I see correctly, door handles are only painted too and not a separate pieces.

Somehow the whole model feels to have a BoS quality and details. Same goes for many new NEO models. They have few details and etched parts but still come with Neo prices.
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