Ford Winners at Le Mans

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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by Jager » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:37 pm

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Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:35 am
That looks quite good. The safety cables for the hood pins are painted? Does anyone (Spark?) make a model with real cables like what Exoto did on their 1:18s?
Yes, the Spark has P/E parts for the hod pins and wires. The Spark also has the more accurately cast wheels.

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Minichamps also did a very nice version with opening engine cover and engine detail. This also has separately cast hood pins and cables :

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If you like the engine detail but don't want to pay Minichamps money, there is always the Bang version. However, there are no bonnet pin cables, though at least the wheels are correct even if they are the wrong colour. Like a lot of Bang, this one may be a bit under-scale and will look a little small when displayed alongside other GT40's :

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From the same era as the Bang (ie 15 years ago) was this OXA. I don't know much about OXA and the only models they appear to have done were a set of GT40's. No opening parts or P/E trim, but the shape was pretty good and you get accurate wheels.

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Solido have also had a go at the GT40. Its pretty basic, as you'd expect at their price point, and the wheels look too small. It is possible this may be based on the old Universal Hobbies / Eagles Race casting :

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Another cheap option is the Del Prado version. Sold in blister packs, this can often be found for $10 or less. If you want a cheap GT40 in your collection and aren't too fussed about the detail, this is good value for money if you get one at the right price.

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One interesting difference in all the above is that the IXO has Firestone tyres, while just about everyone else have Goodyear markings. From photos I've seen, the car started on the Firestones (in the dry), but switched to Goodyears (in the wet). While both are correct, if the general rule of thumb is to model the car as it started the race, this makes the IXO more accurate.
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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by wilson3a10 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:39 am

LUW wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:41 pm
VERY cool livery on the porker, but I would like to see more shots of the Ford #2.
I will post some pics. Because that's a 2nd hand product i found some peeling off and bubbling of paint on the body...... so sad.

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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by wilson3a10 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:42 am

Jager wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:37 pm
Thanks for the info. Lovely ford gts.

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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by Jager » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:26 am

One more GT40 that I forgot to add..... TSM have done a "50th Anniversary" Ford GT40/GT set. However, since they haven't released any GT40's individually, I believe the GT40 in this set comes from Spark given the close cooperation between the two companies.

Currently it seems that buying the cars individually (£100 - 120) is a lot cheaper than buying the set (£150 - 220). Nevertheless, if you want both cars in your collection, perhaps its worth looking to see if you can find a set on sale :

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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by LUW » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:41 am

Looks like (as expected) Spark's the one to get, then. Still, the Ixo looks pretty good.
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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by wilson3a10 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:14 am

So far the best casting of new ford gt lm is from TSM. Am i right?

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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by Jager » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:02 am

LUW wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:41 am
Looks like (as expected) Spark's the one to get.....
Yes :D .
LUW wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:41 am
.....Still, the Ixo looks pretty good.
No :lol:

It all comes down to price. At the moment, I think this Minichamps version for GT40 in the UK for £24.99 (US$47) B-i-N is the best mix of quality and price IMO :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINICHAMPS-F ... SwzXtbMPvK
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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by Jager » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:05 am

wilson3a10 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:14 am
So far the best casting of new ford gt lm is from TSM. Am i right?
You only have two choices, TSM or IXO. Nice, but expensive; or very average and inexpensive. We really need something in between, both in price and quality (Minichamps ?), but it probably isn't going to happen. I went the TSM option, but it depends on your budget and how important the car is to you.
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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by wilson3a10 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:48 am

Jager wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:05 am
wilson3a10 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:14 am
So far the best casting of new ford gt lm is from TSM. Am i right?
You only have two choices, TSM or IXO. Nice, but expensive; or very average and inexpensive. We really need something in between, both in price and quality (Minichamps ?), but it probably isn't going to happen. I went the TSM option, but it depends on your budget and how important the car is to you.
OO Spark did not get the license for ford gt lm?

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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by Jager » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:15 am

wilson3a10 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:48 am
OO Spark did not get the license for ford gt lm?
No....the TSM deal with Ford was supposedly "exclusive", so its not even known how IXO were able to produce this.
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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by GBOAC002 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:34 am

Perhaps it's like their arrangement with McLaren. Dealer models only for six months then released to retail.

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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by LUW » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:43 am

Jager wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:02 am
It all comes down to price. At the moment, I think this Minichamps version for GT40 in the UK for £24.99 (US$47) B-i-N is the best mix of quality and price IMO :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINICHAMPS-F ... SwzXtbMPvK
Though the doesn't ship to BR, that looks to have a quite nice vfm.
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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by Jager » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:54 am

I thought Gaz would help you out ?
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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:54 am

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Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:54 am
I thought Gaz would help you out ?
He has banned me from using his CC :lol:
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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by wilson3a10 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:36 pm

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These gt40 cost me ~£10 each

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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by reeft1 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:30 pm

If you are hung up about bonnet pins missing, you can buy a pack of about 20 for £4 from a variety of suppliers.

Ps no more german beetles on this thread please. It hurts my sense of reason.

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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by Jager » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:59 pm

reeft1 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:30 pm
Ps no more german beetles on this thread please. It hurts my sense of reason.
They've now been moved out to their own thread.
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Re: Ford Winners at Le Mans

Post by reeft1 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:49 am

Not a problem Ian - was only joking!

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