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same car models different brands

Post by Arvid » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:47 am

I searched but couldnt find a related topic so If there is one you can kill this:)

I am always amazed about how the brands moulding different ways. day by day the technology is growing really fast and all the dimensions and proportions are prepared on computers. but still models are slightly different. especially in 1:43 scale

here are some examples

ebbro and hpi. Skyline R33 LM
ebbro is more chubby and the paint is glossy on hpi
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ixo and BBR. Maserati Ghibli
I think both models are not like the real one. altough BBR looks handsome(but not realistic:( )
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kyosho and ebbro KPGC110 Skyline
the roof line do not match with both models:( I dont like them and waiting for another brand to re-model it
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kyosho and ebbro R32 skyline
kyosho lost the race from the beginning with this too thick paint. ebbro is way better all
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Re: same car models different brands

Post by JSB33 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:35 am

I have a few examples of this, will need to take some pics.
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Re: same car models different brands

Post by Arvid » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:34 pm

JSB33 wrote:I have a few examples of this, will need to take some pics.
waiting for them:)
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Re: same car models different brands

Post by Arvid » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:44 pm

Best Models and BBR(RGM special series) Ferrari GTC

Actually best's ferrari is one of my first 1:43 models. I bought it from UK when it first manufactured. BBR's version was purchased 2 years ago.
BBR is more than 8x or 10x priced model and some of you may say its non sense. IMO thats all about your expectations from this hobby. years by years I am becoming more detail junkie and now I may choose to but BBR version with the silly price tag just not to have a headlight pin on model or not to have paint for the chrome parts. whatever:) both of them means lot thats what I can say at the end

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Re: same car models different brands

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:40 pm

BBR looks superb! However, Best model doesn't look bad at all! :)
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Re: same car models different brands

Post by Arvid » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:40 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:BBR looks superb! However, Best model doesn't look bad at all! :)
Best's rims look more realistic ;)
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Re: same car models different brands

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:48 am

Arvid wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:BBR looks superb! However, Best model doesn't look bad at all! :)
Best's rims look more realistic ;)
Indeed! :)
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Re: same car models different brands

Post by JSB33 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:56 pm

Best and Spark
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Post by Featherless_Biped » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:19 pm

When I started collecting, I didn't know which model manufacturers made the best products. So I bought without knowing, and I made some mistakes. Later, I found and bought a better model. Here's one of the mistakes :arrow:

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Alpine A110 Berlinette - street version. The one on left is del Prado. The one on the right is Universal Hobbies.

There are many manufacturers which have produced this model. It's hard to know what would give me the best value. Of course, If I wanted to spend more, I could probably do better than either of these. I see one by Heco-Modèles on eBay for $209.66 BIN plus $32.70 shipping. :shock:

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Re: same car models different brands

Post by grinbergs » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:23 pm

The Universal Hobbies one looks very good to me. I would be very satisfied with that one. :)

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Re: same car models different brands

Post by Featherless_Biped » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:39 pm

Johan,
I'm sure you know how taking these close-up photos will reveal dust, and assembly/fitment and paint flaws that you never noticed before taking the picture. In the case of the two Alpines, the UH model "displays well" as they say. It has that "little jewel" look that we love and it looks better on the shelf than in the photo. :) But the del Prado is exceptional in that you can see the flaws when it's sitting on the shelf – no magnification necessary.

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Re: same car models different brands

Post by Tom » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:26 pm

Great idea for a thread! Wish I could easily get to my models, then I'd show you that 40 years of model making between examples doesn't mean improvement on all counts... quite the contrary, in fact.

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Re: same car models different brands

Post by Featherless_Biped » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:38 pm

More comparisons/significant differences. :geek:

Photos are not retouched.

As you may know, there have been three generations of Mazda MX-5. Here's the first gen (or "NA" edition) with the pop-up headlights.
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Ebbro has a removable top and headlights that can be displayed in the open or closed position. The Ebbro is a Eunos Roadster (rhd) and the del Prado is an MX-5 (lhd)

Here's the second/NB generation.
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Again, some are Eunos and some are MX-5. The Sega has doors that open; toy quality.

More 2nd gen:
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All of these are Eunos Roadsters. The M-Tech comes equipped with a figure in the driver's seat. The Hongwell has opening doors. This is the same Hongwell that was so roundly disparaged in another thread.

I only have one example of the 3rd gen (AutoArt) so I can't show any comparisons.

Yes, I bought all these because I've owned a couple of 1:1 MX-5/Eunos/Miatas. :D And I've heard all the comments about MX-5 owners, but if you haven't driven one...I'm not listening. :P

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My summer daily driver, tricked out for autocross.

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Re: same car models different brands

Post by Tom » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:51 pm

Nice comparo. I love the MX5, tough to find something that offers the same fun and reliability at that price. If you drive one, you're converted.

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Re: same car models different brands

Post by dcast » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:24 pm

Remembered this thread so took few photos of two VW Golf Mk4 models, one is from Hongwell (the green Golf) and other made by Minichamps (white one):
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Re: same car models different brands

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:32 pm

From the rear and the side, the Hongwell doesn't look bad at all. :?
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Re: same car models different brands

Post by Tom » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:37 pm

Just don't look at the front. :D

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Re: same car models different brands

Post by David MG » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:02 am

Allowing for the fact that the MC is 5 times the cost of the Hongwell, the Hongwell is still a minger.
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Re: same car models different brands

Post by Featherless_Biped » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:23 am

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In my last entry in this thread, I compared several brands of MX-5 models – all of which are 1st (NA) and 2nd (NB) generations. I now have two brands of the 3rd gen (NC) (2005). The red one is AutoArt and the silver one is Ebbro/MMP.

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The AutoArt clearly has the better paint and finish and the greater attention to detail. That said, the Ebbro is not a bad model.

Among the NA and NB brands, I think J-Collection has done the best job, followed by Ebbro and Norev.

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Re: same car models different brands

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:45 pm

Amazing!...

...those last two look like models of completely different cars! :o
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Re: same car models different brands

Post by David MG » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:32 am

I agree RT the red Aa is better.
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Post by johann.nunweiller » Sat May 23, 2015 5:19 am

Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe

Kyosho - blue
IXO - black

http://scale143.com/viewtopic.php?f=31& ... 20#p261797

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Re: same car models different brands

Post by Tom » Sat May 23, 2015 5:25 am

Looks like Ixo has the track width wrong and the RR logo on the grill is missing... I could live with it given the price difference though.

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Re: same car models different brands

Post by JSB33 » Sat May 23, 2015 7:52 am

Its should not be this close given the cost.
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