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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by Jager » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:32 pm

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Caspita. LOTS of financial damage in that list :shock:
.....and that's before you add in the Looksmart Ferraris and TSM Fords ;) .
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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by Jager » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:30 am

Spark have announced a new 1996 Porsche 911 which might interest our Kiwi friends (note the NZ fag on the door) :

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This 1965 Alpine looks pretty cool too :

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Time to upgrade the Quartzo/IXO 1959 winning Aston Martin to a Spark ? :

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....in which case you might need to upgrade the 2nd placed car too :

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Speaking of upgrades, I'm not sure its worth upgrading the Minichamps 2000 Audi R8's, but Spark will tempt you anyway:

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There's lots more coming. Stay tuned.
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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by LUW » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:46 am

The Alpine caught my eye too.
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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by jna » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:43 am

Speaking of upgrades, I'm not sure its worth upgrading the Minichamps 2000 Audi R8's, but Spark will tempt you anyway
I agree Ian. The wheels on all Spark Audi R8 models are poor. The best description I can offer is that the spokes on the Spark appear more convex than the correct concave.

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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by philsaunders » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:41 am

Alpine looks awesome.
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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by k1w1taxi » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:03 am

Jager wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:30 am
Spark have announced a new 1996 Porsche 911 which might interest our Kiwi friends (note the NZ fag on the door) :

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There's lots more coming. Stay tuned.
Yes!!!! Not that my Vitesse is that bad, but Spark!. Now if they would just do the sister car as well.

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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:46 am

Oh yes, its out ....

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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by Jager » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:55 am

Will be interesting to see how the Spark 'Bob Jane' Porsche sells.....with 3,000 of the Biante/ Minichamps models out there I thought most of the demand for this car would have been satisfied.
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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by LUW » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:31 am

Prices will plummet for sure.
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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by jna » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:53 am

The #34 Team Australia 956 is from Le Mans 1984. Look at the picture above to see one of the errors Spark has made and here is a note sent to me in advance of my supplier shipping the model to me:

"After checking the model received ‘1983’ (instead of 1984) is not only printed on the base and the box stickers, but also on the ‘24 Heures du Mans’ sticker on the model"

He also comments that "the sun screen seems far too red". From comparing the picture with my Biante model and various photographs he is correct.

What a shambles!

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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:38 am

Theres no excuse for incorrectly dating the car but I dont think the sunstrip is too far off to be honest.

If anything I would say the Biante version is too orangey .
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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by Serafa » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:02 pm

I wouldn't be so picky with them. In many occasions I thought they made a mistake but in the end the only one wrong was me.

We need more pictures to come up with a conclusion, the light effect in the pictures are usually misleading about color shades. It's also a good idea to check out the car on videos.

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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by Jager » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:10 pm

Galaxy Gaz wrote:
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Theres no excuse for incorrectly dating the car but I dont think the sunstrip is too far off to be honest.

If anything I would say the Biante version is too orangey .
I tend to agree. I think the intention of the team was to colour match the sunscreen to the colour of the car, but it came out slighty darker (though its still orange, not red). Idoubt will make too much difference to potential buyers.

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The question no is whether to replace my Minichamps or not ? At the moment, I don't see a lot of difference other than thickness of the windscreen wiper and thickness of the rear wing supports to justify the change ;) .

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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by philsaunders » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:53 am

A new Lola coming out in the national range that should be of interest to some fans here:

SPARK US040 LOLA Mk VI N°00 Winner Nassau Tourist Trophy 1963 Augie Pabst
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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by philsaunders » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:15 pm

And for the Aussies in the crowd...

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SPARK AS030 BMW M3 N°42 WTCC Winner Bathurst 1987
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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by Jager » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:50 pm

Hopefully the new Lola will go some way to appeasing Jeff for the screw up with the Le Mans car.

The BMW is an odd one. It only finished 7th outright at Bathurst, but I guess because the 6 cars that finished ahead of it were all from Australian teams who weren't competing in the WTCC, it was therefore the winning WTCC car.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987_James_Hardie_1000
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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by reeft1 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:18 am

Lovely Lola

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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by The Maltings » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:55 am

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=didie ... l6E6G9IaGM

Not sure if it will appear in 2018 however as Spark have a habit of modelling the cars they sponsor wouldnt be surprised to see this entry for Didier Auriol in last weeks Tour de Corse Historique.

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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by JSB33 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:21 am

I have that Lola on order but I am expecting another shafting courtesy of the Spark f@ckaroo on these.
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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by Jager » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:49 am

According to Grand Prix Models, Spark will re-release four of their classic Le Mans models :

- 1970 #20 'Gulf' Porsche 917K-
- 1971 #23 'Pink Pig' Porsche 917/20
- 1988 #17 'Shell' Porsche 962 (2nd)
- 1994 #35 'Shell' Dauer-Porsche 962 (3rd)
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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by LUW » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:39 am

That 917K has my name on it.
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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:59 am

LUW wrote:
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That 917K has my name on it.
Make sure you get one on release because you know the scalpers will instantly have them up for profit

Im trying to get the MC #35 962 right now, but if Sparks re-relesing it then I might just wait.
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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by jna » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:19 pm

I can fully understand the logic behind reissuing certain Le Mans entrants when the manufacturer is fully aware of the cash being generated on eBay or wherever, but I'm disappointed.

Firstly, there are still a couple of dozen 956 and 962 Le Mans entrants unissued.

Secondly, Spark's interest in Group C is generally, according to very short list of forthcoming releases I know about, waning. There are lots of very interesting designs as yet untouched and which, as the company seeks to satisfy other genres (the new Formula E for example), will never see the light of day.

I know we're not given information any longer by Spark of what's going to be available, but nevertheless it's a pity.

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Re: 2018 Sparks

Post by Jager » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:56 pm

jna wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:19 pm

I know we're not given information any longer by Spark of what's going to be available, but nevertheless it's a pity.
Grand Prix Models have put up a list of Q1, 2019 Spark releases, but there isn't a Group C car in sight. F1 collectors will be happy though.

https://www.grandprixmodels.com/tagged/2413C5.aspx
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