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Re: BoS Models

Postby Paulius43 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:00 am

What about their Borgward Traumwagen 2 in 1/18?

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Re: BoS Models

Postby Rat » Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:43 am

I have it in 1/43 and it's almost as big as some of my 1/18 's. :lol:

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Re: BoS Models

Postby Sanchez » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:36 pm

Rat wrote:Now in 1/18 scale - I'm doomed!

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I remember that this hood design drew a lot of attention when this car was featured on Bring A Trailer :lol:
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Re: BoS Models

Postby GarageOnAWall » Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:45 pm

Just wanted to give two thumbs up for 1:43 BoS models!

I've collected six in about as many weeks and they really raise the bar for both value and subjects.

I highly recommend anyone on the fence to grab whatever you favor, you will NOT be disappointed 8-)

Still contemplating their 1:18 range, but $100 per car takes, well some pondering on this end...

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Re: BoS Models

Postby Baxter » Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:10 am

I've only bought one and was disappointed. But that won't stop me from trying another if the subject interests me. I had purchased the 1965 Buick Sportwagon and did not like that they had used one sheet of thin plastic to represent the door windows and painted the B pillar on top of the plastic instead of casting it in metal. The rest of the model seemed to be accurately sculpted and well finished. They must share molds with Matrix because it looks like their model shares the window flaw. Matrix may have laid a piece of photoetch on there instead of paint but it still looks bad.

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Re: BoS Models

Postby Tom » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:01 am

BoS does indeed do cheap re-releases of Matrix models, substituting some PE parts for silver paint. That looks better on some models, worse on others. They should've curved the side glass more on that Buick, but that is a common complaint for me on more resin models. However, with prices effectively slashed in half it's a great opportunity to get some models you wouldn't buy otherwise.
I've avoided the chrome/silver issue by buying two cars without chrome, the Audi quattro Spyder and Fisker Karma. Both look great.

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Re: BoS Models

Postby GarageOnAWall » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:35 pm

Buick Sportwagon was my first BoS...

Maybe I'm not discerning, but I'll take the BoS version anytime over a Matrix that sell for about 3X as much including shipping from far away lands.

I also am very pleased with BoS use of printing the acetate in lieu of photoetched window trims - it just seems a more lasting way of building a car, are you listening early NEO workers :roll:

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Re: BoS Models

Postby Baxter » Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:21 am

GarageOnAWall wrote:Buick Sportwagon was my first BoS...

Maybe I'm not discerning, but I'll take the BoS version anytime over a Matrix that sell for about 3X as much including shipping from far away lands.
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I have not seem the Matrix in person, nor do I even know that they used photoetch instead of printing the window pillar on acetate. But if a company is going to cheap out and not cast a B pillar then going with the cheaper of the two alternatives seems rational. As I said, it's a lovely model otherwise but I don't want to encourage printing significant details instead of actually rendering them.

Do you want printed alloy wheels on flat discs? Printed grille and headlights? No, in this regard BoS has devolved back to the days of Dinky & Corgi and I'll have none of it. May as well cast the car solid and wrap the greenhouse from windshield to tailgate with a photograph showing the interior.

This is the only BoS I have, so I can't make an informed opinion about their overall quality. Like other companies, from photographs, some of their models look great and others less so. They're playing in the end of the market that I prefer to stick to, so I'm sure that I'll cross paths with them again.

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Re: BoS Models

Postby GarageOnAWall » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:22 am

From a strictly personal standpoint, as the Buick is not a 'grail' car for me, I am really fine with their printed 'B' pillar. The car will display beautifully, even alongside my NEO Electras and TSM Riviera etc etc. Again, I can give it some slack for the price/value.

No, I would not be content with printed wire wheels, headlights etc. I do think there is a line that should not be crossed with this printing of 'flat' surfaces ;)

The first time I saw printed window frames in real life was on 1:18 scale Ottos. I was initially undecided but have grown very accustomed to the approach and need never worry about any etch lifting.

Indeed, there are other BoS subjects that may be more pleasing to your sensibilities? Like I said, I only have a 6 so far, mostly very modern subjects. Probably the most impressive yet, again a very subjective judgement, would be their Vector M12! It could easily pass for a Spark 8-)

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Re: BoS Models

Postby Rat » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:39 pm

I didn't know this was coming... but I want one.

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Re: BoS Models

Postby GarageOnAWall » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:41 pm

Tom,

I just found this 10 minutes ago - total surprise to me too!

I wish it were NOT red and what is up with the front 'bumper' treatment? Didn't most of these cars have chrome bumperettes to each side? Suppose it would not be hard to add some over the existing grille? Something I would not usually do but at this price point I could justify it.

BoS really is on a sprint right now 8-)

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Re: BoS Models

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:01 pm

Nice! :)
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Re: BoS Models

Postby Baxter » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:11 am

Rat wrote:I didn't know this was coming... but I want one.

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I'm not familiar with the 1:1 but that car looks very nicely done. Could probably do with some better wheels. Do companies still offer 1:43 wheels or did that go away when resin kits became less common?

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Re: BoS Models

Postby Tom » Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:04 am

Wheels are still available... but the originals look great to me.

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Re: BoS Models

Postby Marcellix » Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:46 am

GarageOnAWall wrote:Tom,

I just found this 10 minutes ago - total surprise to me too!

I wish it were NOT red and what is up with the front 'bumper' treatment? Didn't most of these cars have chrome bumperettes to each side? Suppose it would not be hard to add some over the existing grille? Something I would not usually do but at this price point I could justify it.

BoS really is on a sprint right now 8-)

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I did find a picture on Google of a red one with this front. So maybe there was a facelift.

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Re: BoS Models

Postby BertOne » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:00 am

I must admit I would have preferred the version with the more distinctive square, cut off roof as modelled by Pilen many years ago but it's great that BoS are making models of these obscure marques; you never know what they're going to release next!

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Re: BoS Models

Postby GarageOnAWall » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:29 pm

BertOne wrote:I must admit I would have preferred the version with the more distinctive square, cut off roof as modelled by Pilen many years ago but it's great that BoS are making models of these obscure marques; you never know what they're going to release next!


X2. The other version of this car is more distinctive, but I guess I shouldn't complain at all!

I'll second Baxter's call on the rims, they don't look at all accurate :? I'm thinking some 5 star pattern would be at least better?

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Re: BoS Models

Postby dbonser » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:19 am

Looks like a typo in the Corvair listing. 1963 is the original body style (1960 - 1964); the picture is the second gen (1965 - 1969). Corsa was introduced in 1965.

1:18
BOS087 1982 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Black
BOS060 1967 Porsche 911 Trautmann 4 Door Green

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BOS43341 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Convertible Light Blue/Dark Blue
BOS43361 1965 Buick Sport Wagon White
BOS43470 1954 Bentley Facel-Metalon Mk VI Light Gray Blue
BOS43690 1974 Maserati Maserati Quattroporte II Metallic Dark Red
BOS43770 1954 Glöckler-Porsche Coupe Silver
BOS43016 1958 BMW 507 Vignale Hardtop Red
BOS43095 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Red

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Re: BoS Models

Postby Baxter » Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:11 pm

The 1965 to 1969 design of the Corvair and much more handsome than the earlier one so I hope they follow through and do that body. I also hope they don't use the YatMing castings, which are the only ones I know of in 1:43. I will buy this, but would prefer it in a different color. Pale yellow or gold perhaps. I see that they have done a color variation on the Buick Sportwagon, so maybe there will be a second release of the Corvair.

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Re: BoS Models

Postby dcast » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:59 pm

dbonser wrote:Looks like a typo in the Corvair listing. 1963 is the original body style (1960 - 1964); the picture is the second gen (1965 - 1969). Corsa was introduced in 1965.

1:18
BOS087 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Black
BOS060 1967 Porsche 911 Trautmann 4 Door Green

1:43
BOS43341 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Convertible Light Blue/Dark Blue
BOS43361 1965 Buick Sport Wagon White
BOS43470 1954 Bentley Facel-Metalon Mk VI Light Gray Blue
BOS43690 1974 Maserati Maserati Quattroporte II Metallic Dark Red
BOS43770 1954 Glöckler-Porsche Coupe Silver
BOS43016 1958 BMW 507 Vignale Hardtop Red
BOS43095 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Red

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Perhaps there's a typo in the Cadillac Fleetwood description also, the pic look like it might be 1982 instead of 1962. That's one tempting 1/18 :)

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Re: BoS Models

Postby dbonser » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:09 pm

dcast wrote:
dbonser wrote:Looks like a typo in the Corvair listing. 1963 is the original body style (1960 - 1964); the picture is the second gen (1965 - 1969). Corsa was introduced in 1965.

1:18
BOS087 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Black
BOS060 1967 Porsche 911 Trautmann 4 Door Green

1:43
BOS43341 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Convertible Light Blue/Dark Blue
BOS43361 1965 Buick Sport Wagon White
BOS43470 1954 Bentley Facel-Metalon Mk VI Light Gray Blue
BOS43690 1974 Maserati Maserati Quattroporte II Metallic Dark Red
BOS43770 1954 Glöckler-Porsche Coupe Silver
BOS43016 1958 BMW 507 Vignale Hardtop Red
BOS43095 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Red

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Perhaps there's a typo in the Cadillac Fleetwood description also, the pic look like it might be 1982 instead of 1962. That's one tempting 1/18 :)

You're right. Blog I visit for info on upcoming releases has it wrong. Retailer sites have it correctly listed as 1982 (even though they still have the year on the Corvair wrong!)
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Re: BoS Models

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:29 pm

I would have preferred they to do the 1962 Cadillac... :(

Lots of tempting models. Maserati in particular! And, for those of you who didn't buy the expesive Matrix version (like I did :x )..., get the Bentley! 8-)
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Re: BoS Models

Postby Keko » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:27 am

I will like to buy Matrix Bentley Facel MK VI, but just by now my finances don´t let me, so it´s nice to see BoS will release an economy -and well done- choice. But I´m not sure about the colour. By the way, I will like to add some BoS Models to my collection that seem to be very nice, like RR Silver Wraith Hooper Empress or Plymouth Valiant.
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Re: BoS Models

Postby Paulius43 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:43 am

Porsche 928 H50 Concept

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Looks nice for 37€!
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