TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby Baxter » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:58 am

Jager wrote:
JSB33 wrote:I do like the Penske Vette.


......but will you put down you $75 to get one ?


Corvette people are like Porsche people, and selling these cars will be the least of TSM's problems. The Penske Corvette will sell out as quickly as the word can be disseminated. Corvette Grand Sport + Penske = instant demand. It's the only accurate version I can remember seeing. The Thompson/Guldstrand Corvette may have been released before in good quality. Assuming that the model doesn't have the off-road clearance of that photo, it should do alright too. I don't recognize the #5, which actually is a 1968 Corvette. If it has any more significance than running in an SCCA Regional race with a driver known to Corvette fans then I'm not aware.

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby Baxter » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:09 am

JSB33 wrote:On the same subject, I saw Wayne Moyer over at diecast.org...


If they ever hire an actual web designer, I may start monitoring that forum too. It reminds me of reading Usenet posts in 1990. I would be surprised if I've visited that site more than 50 times in ten years.

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby JSB33 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:27 am

Its not my favorite forum software but it seems to work well for them and their membership.
I actually met their web master, he lives here in Ohio.
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby Jager » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:18 am

Jager wrote:
dbonser wrote:More "lovely" Daytona coupes. :roll:
TSM134315 Shelby Daytona Coupe CSX2287 1965 Bonneville
TSM134316 Shelby Daytona Coupe CSX2287 1964 Sebring GT Winner B. Holbert/D. MacDonald
TSM134317 Shelby Daytona Coupe CSX2299 1964 Le Mans GT Class Winner D. Gurney/B. Bondurant

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I hope the model shown on the left is not representative of the final car All the pictures I have of the '64 Le Mans car show a much lighter, metallic shade of blue, with thinner stripes and unpainted alloy wheels. That's just the basics, before you compare the actual shape.

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The #5 Cobra is out now and it appears they have at least corrected the paint colour and the colour of the wheels. I'm still not convinced the 'feel' is right, and I hate the headlight covers, but as the 4th placed finisher at Le Man I decided to take the plunge :

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby JSB33 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:57 am

The new paint job help but it still looks as though it needs to go to the gym to regain its shapely curves, this looks like a bloated house frau. Just look at the rear window for a clear example of its wrongness.
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby reeft1 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:19 pm

I notice that a number of forum members have bought the 2015 Ford GT, but the TSM site seems to indicate it hasn't been released yet and I haven't seen any on Ebay or in the UK stores - any ideas when this will be released?

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby BertOne » Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:18 pm

reeft1 wrote:I notice that a number of forum members have bought the 2015 Ford GT, but the TSM site seems to indicate it hasn't been released yet and I haven't seen any on Ebay or in the UK stores - any ideas when this will be released?

I bought mine on Ebay but there don't seem to be any there now. It was limited to 500 I believe so may have sold out.

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby reeft1 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:30 am

Gutted if that is the case :(

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby David C. » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:27 am

Spark has announced they will produce the 2015 Ford GT in Liquid Blue.

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby reeft1 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:16 am

Good news!!

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby IFHP » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:27 am

I've been thinking a great deal about this model too.

I see that the British Ford Lifestyle Collection say that it will be released this Friday.

https://ford7.cwshops.com/en/collections/model-cars
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby GBOAC002 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:09 am

Thanks for the tip off! Not sure I'd want to pay the big premium for a bigger box and plinth of the 'VIP' version though.

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby AdamYip » Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:36 am

Is there any planned dates on the release of the 1/43 Buick Roadmaster Convertible 1949?

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby dcast » Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:42 am

Are those garage tool sets released yet? I have TSM lift and few figurines, they're nicely done and would like to add some tools to my 1/43 shop :D

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby JSB33 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:53 am

I have had the TSM tool/garage set for years.
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby IFHP » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:35 am

Getting back to the modern Ford GT, Has anyone received one yet? I placed an order with Diecast Legacy in mid-November, but they have not received their shipment yet. Though I also see that these are now common on e-bay from sellers in both Hong Kong and Europe.
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby BertOne » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:45 am

IFHP wrote:Getting back to the modern Ford GT, Has anyone received one yet? I placed an order with Diecast Legacy in mid-November, but they have not received their shipment yet. Though I also see that these are now common on e-bay from sellers in both Hong Kong and Europe.

I got mine months ago so it's definitely out there.

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby IFHP » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:25 am

[/quote]I got mine months ago so it's definitely out there.[/quote]

Thanks Bert, where did you buy it from?
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby JBRedondo » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:43 pm

I went to Petersen car museum yesterday and there is this huge 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom I aero coupe by Jonckheere right at the entrance.
What may be interesting to some is that they sell a 1:43 TSM model, exclusively made for this museum only. It isn't cheap ($89), but quite unique.
I would get one, but I only collect models with the numbers on the doors. (I'm stealing this line from Jager :lol: )

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:54 pm

Super cool! :o

I'd love to see that car in the flesh! Maybe next time I visit L.A.! :)
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby David MG » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:16 am

You could also 'bottom feed' with this BoS model at £35. It is very similar to the ATC model at the same price which has opening circular door.

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby IFHP » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:58 am

1925! Wow, looks more like what I would expect to see in 1935.
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby GBOAC002 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:41 am

The original Phantom 1 chassis is from 1925 and the swoopy bodywork added 9 years later in 1934 accounts for the Thirties look about it.

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby David MG » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:54 am

GBOAC002 wrote:The original Phantom 1 chassis is from 1925 and the swoopy bodywork added 9 years later in 1934 accounts for the Thirties look about it.


Yes. 1924/5 Phantom I cabriolet chassis with a new body by Jonckheere, Belgium in the mid 30s at the height of Art Deco.
It is unknown who commissioned it and who penned the design.
It was originally black, went to the US and was painted gold by a showman (what else?), restored to white then brought back to it's original condition.
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