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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Keko » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:21 am

My blog photo is from 2010!! I have now the same hair cut but less weight ;)
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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by dbonser » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:30 pm

NEO43790 1953 Pegaso Z102
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NEO45591 1953 Pegaso Z102 Berlinetta Touring Series II
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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:57 pm

That Plymouth and the silver Pegaso will surely find their way to my collection... 8-)
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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by rotormotor » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:57 pm

possible falcon futura add here..need see more pics.
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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Keko » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:05 pm

Yes!! The Pegaso Z102 Berlinetta Panorámica!!! The Mercedes Camping Car is calling me...
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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by scalainj » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:46 am

Always good to see Pegasos being modelled so i'll join you guys in the list. Might join the Falcon list with Lars too
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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by David MG » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:22 am

Pegaso, Maserati & Bristol for me.
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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Tom » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:06 am

Some very nice models. Auto Union Renndienst stands out for me, but I suspect it will be above budget.

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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Baxter » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:17 am

Tom wrote:Some very nice models. Auto Union Renndienst stands out for me, but I suspect it will be above budget.
Is that a car transporter or a parts truck or what? It looks very sinister to me. Like a prison bus. Mostly because of the color and the chunky armored vehicle appearance.

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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Tom » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:25 am

Racing service, literally. Either car transport or support- mobile workshop and parts transport. Lovely to display next to a couple of '30s AU racers (which I have already).

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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Jager » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:06 am

A NEO ebay purchase arrived this morning and the seller included this flyer of Neo planned releases for May - August 2015 :

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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Tom » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:10 am

Sud Giardinetta and Fiat 131 are really tempting, I wonder if they fixed the Sud (there was something wrong with the shape of the master model, can't quite remember what).

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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Baxter » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:54 am

I'm in for the 1959 Oldsmobile but want a hardtop. GM had lovely, light airy greenhouses back then. The 1970 GTO is also a favorite design but with all the wild 70s colors available, they chose a bland white. There's an electric yellow-orange that has to be seen to be believed and also a nice copper color I like. I'll wait and see if there's a ModelCarWorld exclusive color before buying. The Mustang is calling to me also, but I'm trying to stay firm to a 1950-1975 window of American cars and there are more than enough available these days.

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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by GarageOnAWall » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:52 pm

Fiat 131 is gorgeous! Hoping they do a less-sporting version too?

The GTO is a long overdue subject, but it does need a better color.

Perhaps the value-driven BoS will do something similar ;)

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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Marcellix » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:14 pm

Tom wrote:Sud Giardinetta and Fiat 131 are really tempting, I wonder if they fixed the Sud (there was something wrong with the shape of the master model, can't quite remember what).
Those 2 are on my wish list too!
(And the Boomerang of course, in silver...........)

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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Jager » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:18 pm

Doesn't sound like there is much interest in the hearse then :lol: ,
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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Baxter » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:22 pm

Jager wrote:Doesn't sound like there is much interest in the hearse then :lol: ,
Goldfingers can probably find some magic in it.

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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Marcellix » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:46 pm

O and the Y-Job of course...

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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Zeus » Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:50 pm

I like the Fox Mustang & 131 8-)
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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Baxter » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:35 pm

I hope they do a regular Fox-body Mustang. I had never heard of a Twister II until this model was released. I suppose you could take off the rocker panel stripe with some nail polish remover. The rest of the car looks good and the Twister decal package is accurate.
1985 Twister II Mustangs

Fast forward to a decade and a half later... the 1985 Mustang GT had just been introduced with a revised 210 hp engine in the 5-speed version (up 35 hp from 1984) and it was already being touted as one of the premier muscle cars of its day - a perfect platform to once again bring back the modern-day version of the Twister Special on its 15th anniversary. With the encouragement of some long-time Mustang enthusiasts, Ford and the Kansas City district sales office once again collaborated to produce the 1985 Twister II. A total of 90 Twister II Mustangs were produced in October 1984.

Unlike the original 1970 Twister Special Mustangs which had many performance options, few comfort options and were all Mach 1 fastbacks painted Grabber Orange, the 1985 Twister II's could be had in both the Mustang GT hatchback and convertible models, were available optioned with creature comforts such as air conditioning, power windows and locks, etc. and could be had in 3 or 4 different colors. While most Twister II's came with 5-speeds (and the 210 hp, 4v carbed version of the 5.0L), a handful were also produced with the automatic (AOD) transmission (which required the 180 hp, CFI / fuel injected 5.0L).

The limited run 1985 Twister II Mustang's were basically standard 1985 Mustang GT's with a decal package applied by the Kansas City District Sales office (DSO 53). As such, they came with all the visual and performance goodies of the regular 1985 GT's such as 5.0L HO engines (210 hp, 4v carb/5-speed or 180 hp, CFI/automatic), Traction-Lok differentials, special handling package, quadra-shocks in the rear, dual exhaust, exterior GT markings, etc. (see the complete list of 1985 GT features). The '85 Twister II received no additional performance enhancements over the regular '85 Mustang GT. Twisters were available with any of the options available on regular GT's including sunroof, T-tops, optional axle, rear defrost, power windows, power locks, etc.
Oooh, 210 horsepower from 5 liters! That was quite a hot rod!

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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Marcellix » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:52 pm

I would definitely buy a normal Mustang, but not this special edition... But nice to read the story :)

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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Jager » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:31 am

Baxter wrote:Oooh, 210 horsepower from 5 liters! That was quite a hot rod!
In Australia, Dick Johnson Racing raced a 5.0L Mustang in a few different liveries during the 'Group A' era :

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I'm guessing the Mustangs were raced elsewhere in the world during Group A era as well. Neo doesn't do a lot of race cars, but the Mustang gives them a lot of possibilities.
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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Alfaholic » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:21 am

Jager wrote:
Baxter wrote:Oooh, 210 horsepower from 5 liters! That was quite a hot rod!
In Australia, Dick Johnson Racing raced a 5.0L Mustang in a few different liveries during the 'Group A' era :

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I'm guessing the Mustangs were raced elsewhere in the world during Group A era as well. Neo doesn't do a lot of race cars, but the Mustang gives them a lot of possibilities.
As a old time DJ fan I have been waiting patiently for someone to do his Group A Mustangs for a long time, as I don't think the regular Australian guys will be doing them in 1:43 anytime soon. One of his Mustangs is now a regular front runner in Historic racing and makes a nice change from the Skylines and Commodores.
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Re: Neo Scale Models 2015

Post by Baxter » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:51 am

Does anyone know what additional licensing is need to replicate race cars? Many teams trademark their paint scheme, and I presume that modern drivers require some licensing to use their name, and maybe sponsors could object to appearing on a model for some reason. There have been a couple of American cars that I have felt could be easily converted to some race series or another and I wonder if the manufacturer is just not aware of the race car or whether it would cost too much to do. Early NASCAR, Trans-Am and SCCA race cars require little more than a roll bar and some decals.

I've seen one or two Australian Mustangs but they were the older '60s and '70s versions. It doesn't seem out of the question for Neo to do these. I think the American Mustang race cars of that era were too heavily modified and stylized to be a candidate for this conversion.

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