NEO Miscues

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Re: NEO Miscues

Post by Tom » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:27 am

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

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Post by 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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Post by 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

Post by Tom » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:07 pm

They tend to fear losing their job.

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Re: NEO Miscues

Post by 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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Post by 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

Post by Ianus » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:02 pm

Yes, in today's world common sense is obsolete.

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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by cruisin101 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:01 am

I love my Buick Electra... I mean, Eldorado! :roll:
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Re: NEO Miscues

Post by superbird77 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:21 pm

I have just noticed that Citroën name is wrong on a base of Bonneville land speed record car. :D

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Post by LUW » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:38 pm

Better the base than the car ;)
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Re: NEO Miscues

Post by Tom » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:14 pm

Hahaha, Chinese production...

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Post by LUW » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:51 pm

Not defending the Chinese, but I wonder how many English-speaking people know that Citroën is written with an ë and not e or an ö...
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Re: NEO Miscues

Post by Tom » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:55 pm

I wonder how many people checked the plinth inscription before giving the OK...

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Post by LUW » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:07 pm

Of course that it may be just a matter of lack of QC, but I would NOT be surprised if the matrix material arrived spelled wrong to the factory.
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Re: NEO Miscues

Post by superbird77 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:27 pm

Hahah, this one is even better. :lol: SSSsssssssb

It seems that they just don't care anymore. :cry: Rear lights also don't look too convincing for a 70 EUR model.

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Re: NEO Miscues

Post by Jager » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:09 am

superbird77 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:27 pm
Hahah, this one is even better. :lol: SSSsssssssb
I wonder if "Sssb" is a deliberate mistake due to licencing issues ?
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Re: NEO Miscues

Post by superbird77 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:36 am

Jager wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:09 am
I wonder if "Sssb" is a deliberate mistake due to licencing issues ?
In that case it would be better to just put "900 Cabriolet" on the base.
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Re: NEO Miscues

Post by Tom » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:56 am

And if they didn't have the licence it wouldn't say 'SAAB' on the bootlid.

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Re: NEO Miscues

Post by David MG » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:40 am

More likely typed by a non English speaker as A & S are next to each other on the keyboard.
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Re: NEO Miscues

Post by dcast » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:58 am

Or non-Swedish as Saab is an abbreviation from Svenska Aeroplan Aktie Bolaget ;)

Unbelievable mistake, maybe a result of friday afternoon rush job 5 minutes before going home for a weekend, just get it done somehow and ship it :P

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Re: NEO Miscues

Post by Tom » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:44 am

Like the Citroen, proper proof reading would have fixed this. Apparently, nobody cares.

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Re: NEO Miscues

Post by Serafa » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:23 am

I guess "someone" was on a rush for the weekend.

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