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CMF 1:43

Post by BertOne » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:26 pm

CMF have been making 1:18 scale models for a while now but have bucked the trend followed by most manufacturers by moving from the larger scale into 1:43. They have released 8 models - Keko showed their Ferrari 410 Scaglietti here recently but pictures of these new models are difficult to find as are the models themselves which I could only find on the Model Car World site.

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Maybach DS8 Spohn
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Duesenberg Model J La Grande Coupe
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The models are nice - not up to Matrix standards, I'd say more at the Neo, Kess level. Elaborately over packaged as is unfortunately the norm these days. Someone must like these megaboxes but I'd prefer to have cheaper, more basic and importantly, smaller containers.

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Re: CMF 1:43

Post by oldirish33 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:45 pm

I'd not heard of them before. Interesting subjects. Almost seem to be copying Illaro type bases. To make models seem worth more money perhaps?
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Re: CMF 1:43

Post by David MG » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:27 am

Fortunately, for me, there is nothing to tempt amongst these top notch models.
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Re: CMF 1:43

Post by BertOne » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:19 pm

oldirish33 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:45 pm
I'd not heard of them before. Interesting subjects. Almost seem to be copying Illaro type bases. To make models seem worth more money perhaps?
The bases are very old-school Ilario though if anything more elaborate as there is an additional protective CMF card box. Over the top though at least it doesn't take up any noticeable additional space. Ironically, Ilario have moved on from these oversize cases, now adopting a more sensible case half the size.

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Re: CMF 1:43

Post by Tihomir » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:59 am

I like the Duesenberg, fotunetaly for me, there is a self-imposed ban on buying expensive resin models until... forever. At least I can look. :D I see it costs around 100 euros, not bad for such quality.
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Re: CMF 1:43

Post by Paulius43 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:50 am

That Duesey is wonderful looking car! And all 3 models look very nice, too.

I suspect CMF is another spin off from MCW? (maybe that's why they look NEO'ish in quality?) Can anybody confirm this?
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Re: CMF 1:43

Post by LUW » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:47 am

Looks to be Spark-good. Though not my thing, I could find space for the Merc or Duesy.
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Re: CMF 1:43

Post by BertOne » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:50 pm

Tihomir wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:59 am
I like the Duesenberg, fotunetaly for me, there is a self-imposed ban on buying expensive resin models until... forever. At least I can look. :D I see it costs around 100 euros, not bad for such quality.
EMC did this car a while back; it's 4 times the price and doesn't look any different so this could be seen as a bargain!
Paulius43 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:50 am
That Duesey is wonderful looking car! And all 3 models look very nice, too.

I suspect CMF is another spin off from MCW? (maybe that's why they look NEO'ish in quality?) Can anybody confirm this?
Yes Paulius, these models are very nice. I took a bit of a risk buying all three in one hit but I feel the gamble paid off. They could be an
MCW/Neo spin-off especially as they only seem to be available from MCW as far as I can see.
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:47 am
Looks to be Spark-good. Though not my thing, I could find space for the Merc or Duesy.
I'd say they're slightly up from Spark. The Merc is my pick of the bunch but I like them all.

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Re: CMF 1:43

Post by Keko » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:26 am

Paulius43 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:50 am
That Duesey is wonderful looking car! And all 3 models look very nice, too.

I suspect CMF is another spin off from MCW? (maybe that's why they look NEO'ish in quality?) Can anybody confirm this?
CMF is a brand from Modelcar Group. It's their answer to Matrix, Autocult and similars...

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Re: CMF 1:43

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:27 pm

Oh boy! Those models look amazing! :shock:
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