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Kess miscues

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:27 pm
by Tom
Today I examined Kess' eagerly-awaited Porsche 924. They do the Weissach and Le Mans editions, both were high on my wish list. Seeing the models cured me of that wish.

Look at the contours of the nose...

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Instead of the gentle curve of the real car, Kess used a straight line. Also, it looks like the proportions are off, the model is too wide.

The sub-10 euro HighSpeed version is a lot more correctly shaped.

Re: Kess miscues

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:37 pm
by Featherless_Biped
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High Speed version.

RT

Re: Kess miscues

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:36 pm
by DeadCanDanceR
...at 1/8th of the price! 8-)

Re: Kess miscues

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:41 am
by Ianus
And the things aren't improving in the rear of the model.

Re: Kess miscues

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:41 pm
by Tom
The HighSpeed version is very nice, even more so given its very attractive price. It's strange that, given their RRP, Kess seems to go wrong a lot. I would have loved to have decent models of the Le Mans and Weissach versions, but I know that I'd be forever annoyed by the shape. MC got it wrong too, but not as spectacularly as Kess.

Re: Kess miscues

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:55 am
by Tom
AAM Boyer did the same model years ago (much better, I might add) and MC did the pre-facelift version so in theory a semi-affordable model of one of my favourite classic Audis would be welcome. However, I wish anyone but Kess had done this...

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Main gripes: the A-pillars are about twice too thick, and the profile is completely misshapen- too high and squashed.