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Re: IXO miscues

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:19 pm
by Tom
More colour issues
The Range Rover issued by several Ixo sub-brands
Image_MG_7798b by Tom Sfotoos, on Flickr

The real thing
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And the model is even brighter IRL than in the pictures.

The Volvo 144
Image_MG_7759b by Tom Sfotoos, on Flickr

The real thing
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They do this consistently, lots of models are coloured more brightly than the 1:1. Do they cater to collectors who go for 'attractive' rather than realistic colours?

Re: IXO miscues

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:28 pm
by Tom
And for the mk.1 Austin-Healey Sprite they got the shape wrong
Image

Ixo extended the bits ahead of the front wheels and behind the rear wheels
Image_MG_7742b by Tom Sfotoos, on Flickr

Re: IXO miscues

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:28 am
by LUW
Like everybody here, I also hate when they get the shape wrong. But being sincere, they improved that Frog :lol:

Re: IXO miscues

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:25 am
by JSB33
Big green over the red on the Bugeye all day long. There looks to be all sorts of issues with the IXO.

Re: IXO miscues

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:26 am
by David MG
JSB33 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:25 am
Big green over the red on the Bugeye all day long. There looks to be all sorts of issues with the IXO.
Steering wheel is on the wrong side for a start!

Re: IXO miscues

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:46 am
by JSB33
David MG wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:26 am
JSB33 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:25 am
Big green over the red on the Bugeye all day long. There looks to be all sorts of issues with the IXO.
Steering wheel is on the wrong side for a start!
Not from where I am looking, left is only for Island nations :lol:

Re: IXO miscues

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:00 pm
by protzenegger
Those are some TINY wheels on the IXO Sprite.

Re: IXO miscues

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:36 am
by IFHP
This post is about the promise and frustration of IXO 165 and 1966 Shelby GT 350 models (as I now have one of each).

ImageComparison: 1965 and '66 Shelby GT 350 by IXO by Michael, on Flickr

So IXO has been making a 1965 Shelby GT 350 for a while now. In real life this model on cam ein one color -- white with a blue stripe. A few more colors were added for 1966. IXO has applied some of those color schemes to their 1965 model and marketed them as 1966 models.

ImageShelby GT 350 by IXO by Michael, on Flickr

I would love to have a 1966 model this color, but not a 1965 model painted in a 1966 color.

Now IXO has introduced an authentic 1966 model GT 350. However, so far it has only appeared in the Altaya Mexican partwork series, where it is marketed a 1965 GT 350 -- There are a few this wrong with this, the model is a 1966, not a '65, it is not a GT 350H (that is a '66 only model) and ironically, neither 1965 or '66 Shelbys were sold in Mexico (first arrived for '67).

ImageShelby Mustang GT 350 (1966) by IXO by Michael, on Flickr

This model is pretty nice, though I take exception to the wheels which appear to be after-market units.

ImageShelby Mustang GT 350 (1966) by IXO by Michael, on Flickr

The correct wheels should be either one of these two designs:

Image1966 Shelby GT 350 Ford 2+2 by excellence III, on Flickr
(Prefered because they are unique to Shelby)

Image1966 Mustang Shelby GT 350 Clone by Richard Fleener, on Flickr

My hope is that IXO will release a Premium X version of the '66 in the blue and white color scheme above and as a gold on black GT 350H.

Image1966 Shelby GT 350-H (USA) by Michael, on Flickr

Image1966 Shelby GT 350 & Cobra (USA) by Michael, on Flickr

Re: IXO miscues

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:43 am
by JSB33
My favorite '66 color is Ivy green with white stripe. I do agree with everything you have said in your post. IXO has dropped the ball mightily.

Re: IXO miscues

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:20 pm
by IFHP
JSB33 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:43 am
My favorite '66 color is Ivy green with white stripe. I do agree with everything you have said in your post. IXO has dropped the ball mightily.
Needlessly, obviously they are light on their fact checking. But I guess the good news it that it is with in their power to make it right.