IXO miscues

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Re: IXO miscues

Post by Tom » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:19 pm

More colour issues
The Range Rover issued by several Ixo sub-brands
Image_MG_7798b by Tom Sfotoos, on Flickr

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And the model is even brighter IRL than in the pictures.

The Volvo 144
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They do this consistently, lots of models are coloured more brightly than the 1:1. Do they cater to collectors who go for 'attractive' rather than realistic colours?

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Re: IXO miscues

Post by Tom » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:28 pm

And for the mk.1 Austin-Healey Sprite they got the shape wrong
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Ixo extended the bits ahead of the front wheels and behind the rear wheels
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Re: IXO miscues

Post by LUW » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:28 am

Like everybody here, I also hate when they get the shape wrong. But being sincere, they improved that Frog :lol:
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Re: IXO miscues

Post by JSB33 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:25 am

Big green over the red on the Bugeye all day long. There looks to be all sorts of issues with the IXO.
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Re: IXO miscues

Post by David MG » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:26 am

JSB33 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:25 am
Big green over the red on the Bugeye all day long. There looks to be all sorts of issues with the IXO.
Steering wheel is on the wrong side for a start!
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Re: IXO miscues

Post by JSB33 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:46 am

David MG wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:26 am
JSB33 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:25 am
Big green over the red on the Bugeye all day long. There looks to be all sorts of issues with the IXO.
Steering wheel is on the wrong side for a start!
Not from where I am looking, left is only for Island nations :lol:
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Re: IXO miscues

Post by protzenegger » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:00 pm

Those are some TINY wheels on the IXO Sprite.
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Re: IXO miscues

Post by IFHP » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:36 am

This post is about the promise and frustration of IXO 1965 and 1966 Shelby GT 350 models (as I now have one of each).

ImageComparison: 1965 and '66 Shelby GT 350 by IXO by Michael, on Flickr

So IXO has been making a 1965 Shelby GT 350 for a while now. In real life this model on came in one color -- white with a blue stripe. A few more colors were added for 1966. IXO has applied some of those color schemes to their 1965 model and marketed them as 1966 models.

ImageShelby GT 350 by IXO by Michael, on Flickr

I would love to have a 1966 model this color, but not a 1965 model painted in a 1966 color.

Now IXO has introduced an authentic 1966 model GT 350. However, so far it has only appeared in the Altaya Mexican partwork series, where it is marketed a 1965 GT 350 -- There are a few this wrong with this, the model is a 1966, not a '65, it is not a GT 350H (that is a '66 only model) and ironically, neither 1965 or '66 Shelbys were sold in Mexico (first arrived for '67).

ImageShelby Mustang GT 350 (1966) by IXO by Michael, on Flickr

This model is pretty nice, though I take exception to the wheels which appear to be after-market units.

ImageShelby Mustang GT 350 (1966) by IXO by Michael, on Flickr

The correct wheels should be either one of these two designs:

Image1966 Shelby GT 350 Ford 2+2 by excellence III, on Flickr
(Prefered because they are unique to Shelby)

Image1966 Mustang Shelby GT 350 Clone by Richard Fleener, on Flickr

My hope is that IXO will release a Premium X version of the '66 in the blue and white color scheme above and as a gold on black GT 350H.

Image1966 Shelby GT 350-H (USA) by Michael, on Flickr

Image1966 Shelby GT 350 & Cobra (USA) by Michael, on Flickr
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Re: IXO miscues

Post by JSB33 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:43 am

My favorite '66 color is Ivy green with white stripe. I do agree with everything you have said in your post. IXO has dropped the ball mightily.
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Re: IXO miscues

Post by IFHP » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:20 pm

JSB33 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:43 am
My favorite '66 color is Ivy green with white stripe. I do agree with everything you have said in your post. IXO has dropped the ball mightily.
Needlessly, obviously they are light on their fact checking. But I guess the good news it that it is with in their power to make it right.
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Re: IXO miscues

Post by Jager » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:25 am

The IXO Berliet transporter of the Almeras Brothers has been out 18 months, but I've just discovered that there is a problem with the livery. The two Almeras brothers were Jean Marie and Jacques, but Jacques name has been mis-spelt as "Jacous" in the livery :

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There is a suggestion there may be decals to correct the problem from IXO, but I'm not sure how these can be obtained ?
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Re: IXO miscues

Post by LUW » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:03 am

Not impossible to be made if you have good pics of the font on the truck.
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Re: IXO miscues

Post by Jager » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:18 pm

Further to the above, I found this reference for replacement decals. The www redirects to an eBay page which is no longer active, and the email address isn't current, but they do have a Facebook page :

https://www.facebook.com/pg/VirateMiniature/photos/

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Re: IXO miscues

Post by The Maltings » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:55 am

https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/virateminiat ... 7675.l2563

This is their shop. Decals fine just a little grumpy to deal with..:)

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Re: IXO miscues

Post by Jager » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:15 am

The Maltings wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:55 am
https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/virateminiat ... 7675.l2563

This is their shop. Decals fine just a little grumpy to deal with..:)
Thanks Chris. They don't ship outside of Europe, so that didn't appear in my search.

Here a specific link to the eBay auction for the Almeras decals if anyone wants them :

https://www.ebay.fr/itm/V170-ADDITIF-CO ... 58fbe8dbea

So far their service has been quick and courteous. Maybe they reserve the grumpy attitude for their neighbours across the channel as the French like to do ;) .
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Re: IXO miscues

Post by The Maltings » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:25 am

Think you could be right!

I've bought several rally car decal sets made under their own brand and am certainly happy with the quality.

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Re: IXO miscues

Post by Jager » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:42 am

I've order the decals without any hassles from Virate Miniatures and their on their way, but I also emailed IXO via their website asking about replacement decals. I didn't hear anything for a week, but today I received a cryptic email from them asking for my address. I'm assuming they are also sending a replacement set of decals, though they didn't actually say.
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Re: IXO miscues

Post by IFHP » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:59 am

Here are some photos of IXO models that I've found on-line. These are models that I would like to buy, but won't because the flaws are overwhelming.

ImageFord Landau Presidential Limousine (IXO) by Michael, on Flickr

I would love to add this model to my collection, but I won't because IXO messed up and put a 1971-72 front end with a 1973-74 rear end.

ImageFord Landau Presidential Limousine (IXO) by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Maverick I-4 from IXO Brazilian Series by Michael, on Flickr

I would love to add a 4 cylinder (2.3 OHC) to my collection, but it won't be this model because of its many flaws. It isn't a 1977 model and it isn't a Super Luxo. The paint scheme looks a bit like a Maverick GT, but it isn't. It really doesn't represent any Maverick model made in Brazil, or anywhere else.

ImageFord Maverick I-4 from IXO Brazilian Series by Michael, on Flickr

ImageShelby GT 350 by IXO by Michael, on Flickr

Another IXO partwork, that sadly misses the mark. It is a 1965 model, not a 1966, and this color scheme was unique to the 1966 model. IXO does make a true 1966 Shelby GT 350 (which it markets as a 1965!), I hope some day they offer that version in this color scheme.

ImageFord "Chiva" Bus from Hachette (IXO?) by Michael, on Flickr

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