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Re: BoS Models

Post by Tom » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:26 pm

Might have something to do with three-year-old Freddie removing the background in Photoshop, clumsy effort.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by superbird77 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:12 am

I have always thought that the old american cars were not so difficult to replicate in scale because they have fairly simple designs (in comparison to modern cars for example). But it seems to be quite a challenge since many of them somehow don't look right in 1/43.

I have never seen a real 'Cuda in flesh. As you have said, Tom, maybe the pictures don't do it justice, because the model is lacking shadow etc. Many times, pictures on MCW are not the most flattering.
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Re: BoS Models

Post by JSB33 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:48 am

The entire roofline and green house along with its juncture with the rear quarters is miles off of what it should be. And the front end is bad to.
Another epic fail.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by superbird77 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:31 pm

It really is quite bad. Side windows should be much higher. A-pillars are too thick and the front grill should have more depth and it's too "chunky". Hood is also too flat at the front.

It's a shame, I was looking forward to have this model in a collection.

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Post by GarageOnAWall » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:23 pm

My love for BoS is starting to drop a few notches after misses like this :roll:

I wonder where the weak link in the development chain is for this to happen? Hopefully this trend doesn't continue as even I will not buy this or the Probe, regardless of price reductions :x

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Re: BoS Models

Post by Paulius43 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:06 am

They also cut the details putting the additional lights for the headlights (which must be much bigger), and this maked the model's face so much worse that the real thing... We should measure the model but from the pics it looks a bit too narrow too.
A huge miss by BoS thats for sure.
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Re: BoS Models

Post by IFHP » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:08 am

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:
I'm just seeing this thread for the first time in a long time. I think people's critiques of the Probe are fair, but I think I'll probably end up owning one at some point -- early 90's Fords are still rare in 1:43.

Currently I don't have any BoS models in my collection but I have my eye on the Sierra SW and the '68 Country Squire. For those of you who have one of these already, are they scaled properly?
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Re: BoS Models

Post by AdamYip » Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:10 pm

I got a few BoS models and also the criticized Ford Probe GT, and most of them looked right in scale. I used to drive a 1994 Cadillac STS and the shape and scale of the STS made by BoS looks correct to me, except that they missed some parts in the American version (front plastic black bumpers and matt black insert on the rear licence plate). You have to do some small conversions to make it right, but at the price they are charging and the choice of vehicles they offer, I can't complain too much.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by Johnny_Bravo » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:08 am

i noticed this release from bos too, i kinda like it but i will wait a little for some others.....not because of the fails noted here but because i was hoping when bos started it's way, that they will have nice decent resin models for 33 euros...now they are 40....and for 40 you can be patient and get neo on sale.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by danny » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:42 am

Yes you can wait for NEO models, but much of them are not worth waiting for

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Post by Rat » Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:05 pm

My latest model from BoS was the Intermeccanica Indra and I'm not very impressed with it, it has the same problem as the Ixo Ghibli; it looks like somebody stepped on it.

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Post by k1w1taxi » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:22 pm

Looking at that Cuda I reckon you would be better getting the old Matchbox version.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by BertOne » Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:52 am

Maserati Quattroporte 2
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I generally like Quattroportes but I'm not keen on this one, it just looks a bit too regular saloon car to me. Still welcome of course as it has only previously been (expensively) modelled by Yow to my knowledge.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by Johnny_Bravo » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:08 pm

this one is coming to me. i only need the mk 1 and the very last one to complete the series.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by GBOAC002 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:48 pm

Could this BoS resin version be the reason why the Maserati partworks diecast version has been dropped from the subscription list???????

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Re: BoS Models

Post by GarageOnAWall » Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:39 pm

Johnny_Bravo wrote:this one is coming to me. i only need the mk 1 and the very last one to complete the series.
It's coming here too - looks like BoS is doing things right again?

You might be aware that the Minichamps QP Series 1 has been selling for less in recent times at eBay, might be worth a look? I got lucky last Winter after waiting years :roll: It's a great model and a significant subject just wish it had been done in a flashier color ;) Even a interior in maybe red or blue would have dressed up the grey?

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Re: BoS Models

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:25 pm

I'll get that one too! :)
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Re: BoS Models

Post by Marcellix » Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:33 pm

BertOne wrote:Maserati Quattroporte 2
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I generally like Quattroportes but I'm not keen on this one, it just looks a bit too regular saloon car to me. Still welcome of course as it has only previously been (expensively) modelled by Yow to my knowledge.
I agree it's not that pretty, looks like a bad copy of a Peugeot 604. But got to have it :)

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Re: BoS Models

Post by Tom » Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:25 am

A-post and door window surround seem to be somewhat oversized.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by Arvid » Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:57 am

with tecnomodels early model, that Iso will come to my house

and that Maserati was a white whale for my that last 10 years I asked who and when will it be produced to myself:)

I am starting to like this brand
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Re: BoS Models

Post by danny » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:42 am

I haven`t seen any good BoS model. IMHO they are not more than cheap models , which could be or where models from altaya, hachette or atlas. Some of them are overdone but stil are out of shape and no details.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by superbird77 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:09 pm

Chevrolet 150 2-Door Sedan

What do you think about this one? Honestly it looks a bit toyish to me. Especially wheels.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by Rat » Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:40 pm

I thought the '57 Chevy 150 was an odd choice and I agree, it does look toyish and the silver "chrome" doesn't help it any. Fail.

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Re: BoS Models

Post by Tom » Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:42 pm

I won't buy any models with chrome trim from BoS, their newer stuff is mostly good.

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