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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby dbonser » Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:13 pm

FPM433 1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner Platinum Silver
FPM434 1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner Yosemite Yellow
FPM435 1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner Yosemite Monte Carlo Red
FPM445 1959 Ford Ranch Wagon Green/White
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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby Rat » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:40 pm

This was already shown in this thread - viewtopic.php?f=35&t=10281 on page five of the pdf, we're still waiting for the models.

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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby chr15b » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:46 am

i'd really like some 50/60's American cars in my collection, wish they'd hurry up and release them (and the prices) - these look to be about the quality vs £'s area i like to be in.

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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby IFHP » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:23 am

Thanks for the paint chips Baxter. Yes, the shades are wrong on the Ranch Wagon. Maybe the delays have to do with getting the colors right?

Here is a vintage ad with a yellow Starliner. I note that the roof of this car isn't white.

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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby Baxter » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:27 am

I have the Premium-X 1960 Ranch Wagon, so I won't buy the Starliner unless they do a NASCAR version. I also have the 1959 Franklin Mint Skyliner, so I don't need another 1959 Ford. But the Franklin Mint is heavy-handed. If it weren't for the wonderful folding top I could get rid of it. I may get the red & white wagon.

These models are taking a long time to arrive and I haven't seen any announcements of what will follow. The 1967 Cougar already has been modeled so I don't think it will do much to prop up the company. I fear that this is a "one and done" diecast company.

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Postby DeadCanDanceR » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:39 am

Great looking add (in Spanish) of one of my favourite large Fords from the 60s! :)
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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby JSB33 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:55 am

Diecast Direct is listing these as in stock and @ $85.
A bit high to me.
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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby Tom » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:01 am

They appear to be Ixo quality. I'd say half that asking price is about par for the course.

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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby GBOAC002 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:05 pm

High price because don't forget they're resin.... :( Now if only IXO could be persuaded to do the Starliner in diecast metal I'd snap one up straight away.

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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby Jager » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:38 am

JSB33 wrote:Diecast Direct is listing these as in stock and @ $85.
A bit high to me.

At that price, you'd think they'll be in the "30% off" sales 6 months from now, and probably the less popular colour in the "50% off" sales 12 months from now.
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Postby JSB33 » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:10 am

I suspect even lower than that.
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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby IFHP » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:12 am

High price because don't forget they're resin.... :( Now if only IXO could be persuaded to do the Starliner in diecast metal I'd snap one up straight away.


Amen to that. For the Starliner and pretty much anything made in white metal as well.

I'm assuming that I will buy one of these Starliners eventually.
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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby drewheitner » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:59 am

This is Drew from Motorhead Miniatures. We have released our first two models under the Ford Genuine Parts brand. We have shipped the 1959 Ford Ranch Wagon and the 1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner. We already know that the spelling of "Galaxie" was incorrect on our labels, having been spelled "Galaxy". I can't believe that one slipped under our constant quality radar, but now I see it as a "signature" on our premiere release. :roll:
We have also pulled back the 1968 Cougars and corrected the body for authenticity. New images for that and other great new Ford models coming soon. Stay tuned. And we hope you enjoy collecting our models as much as we enjoy bringing them to you.
http://www.motorheadminiatures.net/cgi-local/ASI_Store.cgi?Dept+fordparts

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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby GBOAC002 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:26 pm

It is good to see some Company response to the feedback we and others have been giving. No doubt that standards posed by the competition are now very high and serious collectors will not pay high prices for items that don't meet our expectations.

The amount of data available out there to ensure details/colours and colour schemes etc are correct is huge. Many of us buyers of 1:43 are old enough to recall the 1:1s of those times and won't accept 'near misses or completely wrong interpretations'. It'd be nice to see whitewall tyres on the right cars too.

Good luck with getting the products - and the prices - right.

Too much to hope for diecast metal versions I guess....

Yes, we are a fussy bunch!

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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby Tom » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:16 pm

Nice to see that the collective internet wisdom is put to good use and will benefit the quality of the products. Kudos for listening.

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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby Rat » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:23 pm

I'm glad to see that the Cougar will get a makeover and if it turns out well, at least one will be joining my collection as will the Starliner.

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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:59 pm

I just hope that the Starliner is released with whitewalls, far more usual for a car of that period! 8-)



Tom wrote:Nice to see that the collective internet wisdom is put to good use and will benefit the quality of the products. Kudos for listening.


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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby JSB33 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:45 pm

Hi Drew, nice of you to check in.
So happy to hear the Cougar is going back to the drawing board, it would have been a mistake to release it as it was.

Don't be a stranger, plenty of interest here in what you are doing and we are always happy to let you know what you are doing wrong :lol: :lol:
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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby IFHP » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:31 am

What Jeff said. Thanks for listening. I'm looking forward to adding the Starliner to my collection.
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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby IFHP » Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:22 am

We have also pulled back the 1968 Cougars and corrected the body for authenticity. New images for that and other great new Ford models coming soon. Stay tuned. And we hope you enjoy collecting our models as much as we enjoy bringing them to you.


Drew,

I'm going offer some thoughts on the '68 Cougar. First, the early prototype reminds me of the '67 Cougar by Vitesse.

ImageMercury Cougar (1967) by Vitesse by Michael, on Flickr

Rather than reinvent the wheel, maybe a special version of the '68 Cougar would get more attention. I'm thinking of the relatively rare XR7-G (Dan Gurney special) or better yet, the Cougar GT.

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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby superbird77 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:06 am

Some more images for Galaxy Starliner. I really like the look of this model. Would love to see the version with whitewall tires.

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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby David MG » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:28 am

Super model and I agree it is crying out for whitewalls.
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Re: New collection being released "Genuine Ford Parts"

Postby Featherless_Biped » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:48 am

Whitewalls would add a lot. 8-)

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