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Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:48 am
by JSB33
At least they tried :lol:

NEO Cadillac Issue

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:40 pm
by cadillaclloyd
These models appear to have been in a roll-over crash. It is a shame the manufacturer can't get it correct.

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Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:35 am
by JSB33
NEO can be very frustrating.

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:41 pm
by cadillaclloyd
Thanks for moving this..,I saw the thread too late.

Yes, they can be. What amazes me are the number of folks on another board who have so many excuses for NEO, and seem to tolerate the many issues that appear. I don't buy models that appear to have been crushed.

It is one thing to remove an emblem to make a model a correct version, but there is not much you can do with this.

L

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:36 pm
by sheepCrusher
They'd be more forgivable at IXO prices.

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:48 am
by TR2
They need to s l o w down. :|

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:01 am
by sheepCrusher
For anyone thinking of buying an Imperator it looks like, from searching online, that there is only a white version with the word "Imperator" on the side. It would appear that the great version is a fantasy model. I am often wrong though.

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Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:17 am
by Johnny_Bravo
if the color is the only wrong thing about it i am pretty happy, cause i got one coming. anything about the tycoon? i have one too on the road.

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:19 pm
by sheepCrusher
What's wrong with the color?

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:27 pm
by Johnny_Bravo
apparently it never came in grey with the IMPERATOR writing on the doors.

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:47 pm
by sheepCrusher
I have seen it in grey, just no decal.

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:27 am
by GBOAC002
The body kit doesn't do it any favours in my opinion. Bentley have done a better job on their GT3.

Re: NEO Cadillac Issue

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:38 am
by AdamYip
cadillaclloyd wrote:These models appear to have been in a roll-over crash. It is a shame the manufacturer can't get it correct.

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The brown one I got seems to be OK.

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Don't know what happened to the beige one, even the one appearing on the website seems to be in a roll-over crash.

Cheers,
Adam

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:11 pm
by cadillaclloyd
Yes, yours looks much better!

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:05 am
by JSB33
I still see the slope to the roof :|

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:02 am
by IFHP
Neo's new G93A Ford Taunus is very attractive, but sadly it is inaccurate in some of its details.

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G93A Taunus by Neo by IFHP97, on Flickr

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1939 Ford Taunus (Germany) p3 by IFHP97, on Flickr

The actual 1939-41 G93A Taunus had body color wheel covers, more chrome trim and "Ford Taunus" script on its nose.

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1948 Ford Taunus (Germany) by IFHP97, on Flickr

For comparison, here is a 1948-50 G73A Taunus. It does have the bright wheel covers, the non Limited 300 version of this models doesn't have the bright inlays in the grille so might be closer to a G73A than a G93A. There was "Spezial" version of the G73A which had bright inlays in the grille, but also had turn signals on top of the front fenders.

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:07 am
by mikeC
NEO have just introduced the Triumph Vitesse; They seem to have done a fair job of the model, although the front sidelights are the wrong proportions and in the wrong place:

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But they don't seem to know what they have modelled! They call it a 1969 Triumph Vitesse 6; it seems to be a reasonable rendition of a 1962-65 Vitesse 6, or a lousy rendition of a 1969 Vitesse 2-litre Mark 2... and then they put a 1979 Registration Number on it! And the colour schemes are a poor choice, too. The Conifer Green is fine for an early car, but the interior should be Cactus (pale green), or Matador Red if it's trying to be a 1966-68 2-litre Mark 1; the Black interior would be fine for a 1969 car, but then it's the wrong exterior shade of Green! The red looks to be more like Vermilion, which is wrong for all versions of the Vitesse, but that may be just the photography; assuming it's the correct Signal Red, then again the interiors are a bit adrift: either Matador Red for the Vitesse 6, or the Black is OK for either of the later 2-litre models.

Oh dear, just a little more care needed...

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:18 am
by David MG
The red one is on the list for a reduced price one. Definitely going to put wires on it.
Model manufactures just cannot get Brit. stalwarts right.

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:34 am
by IFHP
Per the Triumph discussion, here are a couple of period ads:

Image1963 Triumph Sport 6 Convertible (USA) by IFHP97, on Flickr
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Image1969 Triumph Vitesse Mk 2 (UK) by IFHP97, on Flickr
1969

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:43 pm
by Baxter
Another Neo color flaw. They have recently released a 1953 Corvette but the 1953 was only available in white with a red interior and black top. Black, red & blue were introduced in 1954 but the photos of this model show a more purple-ish hue than the real car. Also, all blue cars in 1954 had beige interiors & roofs and the model photo looks like it has a blue or a black interior with a blue top. With so few color choices, it should not have been hard to get this right. Corvette owners are some of the most anal-retentive in the world and everything is documented! The 1956 and 1957 Corvettes were painted a shade closer to what the model photos show but the entire car was redesigned so the model isn't one of those either.

The 1955 yellow was actually closer to the yellow they show for the interior and the 1955 copper is more coppery. Many yellow 1955s were restored with a black interior. I believe this is incorrect.
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Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:51 am
by Baxter
A rundown of the colors of new Neo releases. I am only reviewing the hues used in the main portions of the models. I generally haven't researched whether any two-tone schemes are distributed accurately nor have I looked at interiors, wheel covers or trim variations between various models in that year's line.

1991 Buick Park Avenue (dark green) - Surprisingly, there were no green Buicks in 1991. This is a 1992 color. I would wait for another color. There were five shades of dark red this year and two greenish/slate blues as well as a nice navy blue. http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/aybcs ... s.jpg.html

1956 Lincoln (red & white) - The colors are correct. The white roof is correct and I know of no other two-tone layouts for this car. 1950s Lincolns weren't as attractive as their Cadillac & Chrysler counterparts and I'm not thrilled about this model.

1960 Ford Thunderbird (red) - this one looks accurate.

1957 Cadillac 62 (turquoise) - also appears accurate.

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:27 am
by Marcellix
Don't get me started on Neo flaws... Quality seems to be improving, but especially older models have sometimes awkward proportions. But it didn't stop me from having over a 100 Neo's in my collection.

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:15 am
by AdamYip
Baxter wrote:A rundown of the colors of new Neo releases. I am only reviewing the hues used in the main portions of the models. I generally haven't researched whether any two-tone schemes are distributed accurately nor have I looked at interiors, wheel covers or trim variations between various models in that year's line.

1991 Buick Park Avenue (dark green) - Surprisingly, there were no green Buicks in 1991. This is a 1992 color. I would wait for another color. There were five shades of dark red this year and two greenish/slate blues as well as a nice navy blue. http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/aybcs ... s.jpg.html

1956 Lincoln (red & white) - The colors are correct. The white roof is correct and I know of no other two-tone layouts for this car. 1950s Lincolns weren't as attractive as their Cadillac & Chrysler counterparts and I'm not thrilled about this model.

1960 Ford Thunderbird (red) - this one looks accurate.

1957 Cadillac 62 (turquoise) - also appears accurate.
From the front grille (with "Buick" written across) and the steering wheel, that Park Avenue should be a 1995 or 1996. Its definitely not a 1991. So the emerald green colour should be accurate.

Cheers,
Adam

Re: NEO Miscues

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:29 am
by IFHP
1956 Lincoln (red & white) - The colors are correct. The white roof is correct and I know of no other two-tone layouts for this car. 1950s Lincolns weren't as attractive as their Cadillac & Chrysler counterparts and I'm not thrilled about this model.
There was a unique to 1956 Lincoln offered a lavender color. I'm holding out in hopes that they re-issue in that color.