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Re: BoS Models

Post by guitardave_1 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:46 pm

Not that the model is in my wheelhouse, but it doesn't even look close to me. I think we'd be questioning the front end were the rear not so blatantly terrible!
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Re: BoS Models

Post by Johnny_Bravo » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:58 pm

works for me....less to struggle for...i still hope those neo giardinettas and maseratis go on sale...

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Re: BoS Models

Post by Baxter » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:05 pm

As per usual, I'm in the minority as I see nothing wrong with the Ford Probe. It was a strange looking vehicle. The back end does look a bit clumsy but also seems faithful to the original. The divisions between tail light panels are not well done. There was a thick black line around each but it still appeared as one smooth surface where they look more cut up on the model.

It's beyond my theme so I've no reason for outrage anyway.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by dbonser » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:30 pm

Baxter wrote:As per usual, I'm in the minority as I see nothing wrong with the Ford Probe. It was a strange looking vehicle. The back end does look a bit clumsy but also seems faithful to the original. The divisions between tail light panels are not well done. There was a thick black line around each but it still appeared as one smooth surface where they look more cut up on the model.

It's beyond my theme so I've no reason for outrage anyway.
I'm with you in the minority. When I saw the pics of the model it didn't look like any Ford Probe I remember seeing. However, a quick Google image search turned up photos of cars that look a lot more similar than I remember.

Also could be the angle of the model in the photo making the shape look a bit off.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by GBOAC002 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:35 am

Compound curves, proportions and roof of the glass house has created a problem for the modellers. As Douglas says maybe the angle of photography isn't helping. It's resin so not for me. I'm sure our resident Ford expert will have a detailed breakdown to add.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by Paulius43 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:42 am

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I still see it wrong.. top part (glass house) too short (real car is more "spacious"), front overhang too short, rear part too slanted..
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Post by Baxter » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:29 pm

I still see it wrong.. top part (glass house) too short (real car is more "spacious"), front overhang too short, rear part too slanted..
I almost see what you're saying but still put it down to perspective. However, I will make this point...they should have modeled the 1st gen. It wasn't as odd looking. More Japanese in style. But strangely, the 2nd gen is the one I always remember when thinking the of the Probe.

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Post by Tom » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:32 am

First generation definitely looks better, but I'm no fan of most 1990s cars anyway...

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Post by JSB33 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:33 am

I see it as a miss, the rear part of the greenhouse is way off, maybe its to high but its off.
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Re: BoS Models

Post by Paulius43 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:12 am

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Post by Keko » Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:56 pm

Yes. But I think I'm not going to buy it... :twisted:
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Post by Rat » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:08 pm

I never liked the Probe but the model is distorted enough to make the whole thing look out of wack.

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Post by Marcellix » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:51 pm

This Cadillac is a surprise. 1978 Fleetwood, about the same model year as the PremiumX DeVille. The same price too. But the PremiumX does have all the detail and photo etch parts, whereas this one has just printed windows. So why do we all think BoS is cheap?
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Post by AdamYip » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:41 am

I've never thought they will make this 70's Caddy, as something similar has already been made by Premium X and NEO. It would be better if they concentrated on making the Cadillacs, Buicks and Oldsmobile of the 80's and 90's.

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Post by Tom » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:05 am

Marcellix wrote:This Cadillac is a surprise. 1978 Fleetwood, about the same model year as the PremiumX DeVille. The same price too. But the PremiumX does have all the detail and photo etch parts, whereas this one has just printed windows. So why do we all think BoS is cheap?
It depends. Not all PremiumX models are good, the same goes for BoS. The Bentley on this page looks pretty bad with the silver-painted chrome.

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Post by AdamYip » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:37 am

That's one of the reasons why I preferred BoS to produce more 80's and 90's cars that have less chrome. It would be nice to see a 1st generation Ford Taurus S.H.O., with a lot of plastic parts on it. Seems like BoS never put any chrome bumpers on their model cars.

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Post by GarageOnAWall » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:58 am

That '77 Cadillac Fleetwood is one of the first BoS cars I cannot praise. At least based on the photo, the Premium X version is far ahead of this and for the same price too.

Adam does make a good point about BoS concentrating on less 'chromey' currently unmodelled cars. I guess you cannot win them all and trust there will soon be more BoS models to challenge my wallet ;)

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Re: BoS Models

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:34 pm

GBOAC002 wrote: I'm sure our resident Ford expert will have a detailed breakdown to add.
Well I wish he would hurry up because I need to know if its worth buying :lol:

Bos have really surprised me with this model . I have their 1/18 Granada Chasseur estate and their 1/43 Sierra estate models and they really did a fantastic job on them , so im surprised the same company have dropped the ball so much on the Probe .
The roof on the probe is too flat which has given a slimmer glass area.....it just looks squashed. The chunky looking door mirrors don't help and neither do the wrongly shaped alloy wheels . God knows what they were thinking regarding the placement of the rear wiper arm on the
model :shock:
The shape of the pop up headlights looks wrong to me , too rectangular , whereas on the car it is squarer in shape and im also not sure if the rake of the car is wrong or the front bumper / spoiler isn't quite deep enough.
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Re: BoS Models

Post by GBOAC002 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:45 pm

And there you have it! Thank you Gary.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by superbird77 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:52 am

Interesting news: 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

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The proportions and color seem nice. What do you think?
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Post by Rat » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:42 pm

I was looking at that Cuda on MCW's site a couple of days ago and I was thinking that BoS missed the mark yet again. The front is too square, the whole side window looks really odd and silver bumpers just don't cut it in this case.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by Tom » Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:41 pm

'Cuda needs chrome. Fail.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by GBOAC002 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:15 pm

Something off about the whole thing. Seems it's another of those 'hard to get right in 1:43' cars.

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