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Post by David MG » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:33 am

Some interesting stuff here. Particularly, for me, Italian 'exotics'.
The Maserati Shamal comes to mind.

http://www.kessmodel.com/
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Post by BertOne » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:39 am

Some nice Alfas there and the Puma (Nova) will be coming my way. The Shamal is another must - it's nice to see Maserati finally getting some recognition in the model world after years of being overshadowed by Ferrari and Lamborghini. I'd really like to see a nice resin Bora and Merak.

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Post by mikeC » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:49 pm

Maserati are celebrating their centenary this year, so that may encourage some more models ;)
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Post by jinx » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:53 pm

The Uno Turbo & Fiesta Mk III RS Turbo have already been noted

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Post by Tom » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:10 pm

Quite a few nice ones there.

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Post by Paulius43 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:08 am

Glad they launch some concept / carrozerria cars, will consider at least one of them!
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My concept car 1:43 collection: viewtopic.php?t=1096

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Re: KESS

Post by grinbergs » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:37 am

Interesting range of cars... but nothing about the price? Strange way of doing business, or are they as expensive as the old Rolls saying "if you have to ask, you can't afford them"?

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Post by David MG » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:46 am

grinbergs wrote:Interesting range of cars... but nothing about the price? Strange way of doing business, or are they as expensive as the old Rolls saying "if you have to ask, you can't afford them"?
You will ,Johan, this is a trade list but is accessible to punters, so they would be reluctant for us to see mark up.
They go for around Spark/NEO prices.
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Post by Paulius43 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:04 am

Not sure about the new models, current prices are about 60 euros
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Re: KESS

Post by grinbergs » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:16 am

Thanks for the info guys. :)

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Re: KESS

Post by Johnny_Bravo » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:45 am

i have a couple i want....actually more than a couple....couldn't they release them juuuuust a litte bit cheaper so i can get them all? hihihi

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Post by k1w1taxi » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:55 am

Nice to see a four door Escort and the Gran Torino. Not quite sure who is going to buy that Siata though'

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Re: KESS

Post by Jager » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:17 am

Can't imagine there would be much interest in the Arna either. Even Alfa Romeo fanatics hate it as it was the lowest point in Alfa's glorious history.
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Re: KESS

Post by Tom » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:30 am

You can get a 1:1 Arna for the amount Kess asks for their 1:43. This must be the least popular Alfa ever, so it'll be only for those who feel the urge to complete their collection (or who want a pretty accurate model of an old Nissan Cherry). :)

Haven't seen them discounted anywhere.

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Re: KESS

Post by GTrecurring » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:21 pm

Well, there is one person on this forum who has bought an Arna :oops:

It is as close as I can get to my 1985 Nissan Pulsar ET Turbo. I was going to repaint it white and change the wheels but I think it will prove as hard to strip down an a NEO.




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Re: KESS

Post by carsgts » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:43 am

I must say that eventually I'll buy one of those Arnas. :lol:

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Post by Tom » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:30 pm

About 90% of all Nissan Cherry cars sold here was painted in that same colour. I don't think any models of the real Cherry exist.

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Post by k1w1taxi » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:20 am

Jager wrote:Can't imagine there would be much interest in the Arna either. Even Alfa Romeo fanatics hate it as it was the lowest point in Alfa's glorious history.
Ah yes the Arna a great marriage of two great automotive cultures - Japanese styling and Italian reliability :lol:

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Re: KESS

Post by Paulius43 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:49 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: KESS

Post by davylemans » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:46 am

Living on the western side of the pond, we don't hear about these things in a timely manner. Who is KESS, where are they made, are they resin, and do they make just 1/43 or 1/18 or both????
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Post by Rat » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:52 pm

k1w1taxi wrote:Ah yes the Arna a great marriage of two great automotive cultures - Japanese styling and Italian reliability :lol:

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:lol: :lol: :lol: Good one, Lee!

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Post by Tom » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:03 pm

davylemans wrote:Living on the western side of the pond, we don't hear about these things in a timely manner. Who is KESS, where are they made, are they resin, and do they make just 1/43 or 1/18 or both????
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They look like resin to me, and AFAIK 1:43 only. They make some Alfas that nobody else does, but so far I'm somewhat underwhelmed by the accuracy. Prices are EUR 60-65 here, above Neo level and I don't think they're as good.

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Post by dcast » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:20 pm

If they or some other company would do the actual Nissan Cherry in 1/43 I think I'd buy it. Considered this generation Nissan Cherry and even the older 1979-1982 Datsun Cherry for my first car.
1982-86 (facelifted in 1984) Nissan Cherry had some interesting features, remote operated (levers in center console) opening & closing rear side windows in 3-door model and remote child locks for rear doors in 5-door model. Also one spoke steering wheel, a bit Citroen style and oval speedo & tachometer in the dash. Good looking car in my opinion from outside & inside.

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Re: KESS

Post by GTrecurring » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:58 pm

Tom wrote:
davylemans wrote:Living on the western side of the pond, we don't hear about these things in a timely manner. Who is KESS, where are they made, are they resin, and do they make just 1/43 or 1/18 or both????
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They look like resin to me, and AFAIK 1:43 only. They make some Alfas that nobody else does, but so far I'm somewhat underwhelmed by the accuracy. Prices are EUR 60-65 here, above Neo level and I don't think they're as good.

Yes, they are resin and they only do 1:43.

I have the Alfetta 2000 sedan, Alfa 164, Arna, Nuova Giulia Super and the Lancia Beta 2000 sedan, all of which I am happy enough with.
I was less impressed with the Maserati Quattroporte and Citroen BX, so didn't buy those.

As long as they release models which haven't been done properly by anyone like the Fiat 128SL and 124 Sport AC, I'll continue to buy them and not be put off by the slightly high price.

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