Minichamps Miscues

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Minichamps Miscues

Postby JSB33 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:48 am

Please show any issues you have with quality control or errors with Minichamps models in this thread.

Remember photos of the equivalent 1/1 are very important to demonstrate the issue with the model.

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Re: Minichamps Miscues

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:56 pm

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The top's wing should have been white. And the mirrors could be white or chrome, but not black. :geek:

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Postby GBOAC002 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:26 am

Weren't things like this an option so variations in the interpretation of the 1:1 liable to happen?

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Postby DeadCanDanceR » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:30 pm

GBOAC002 wrote:Weren't things like this an option so variations in the interpretation of the 1:1 liable to happen?


Nope!

If the top was white, the mirror caps were either white or chromed. On the pre-2005 facelift versions of the first series of the new MINI, the mirrors were painted black only on either black cars, cars with black tops or cars painted all in one colour. On the post-2005 facelift versions, black mirrors were only available on black cars, or cars with black tops. Post-2005 facelift MINIs painted all in the same colour had colour coordinated mirrors.

And, the rear wing was always painted in the same colour as the top. Always! :geek:
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Re: Minichamps Miscues

Postby frogeye » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:57 am

And another thing wrong with the MC MINI is the colour. The MC BRG is not the actual BRG! I had a 1:1 in BRG and for the models I had to repaint it. It could have been so easy if MC had got the colour right :mrgreen: (This smiley is there only because of the colour, not the grinning ;)).

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Re: Minichamps Miscues

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:29 am

Another mistake concerning a MINI...

Minichamps' Clubman:
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The headlights and the grille on the current generation of MINI (including the Clubman) don't go up with the bonnet when it opens, as they did on the first generation of the new MINI...

Here's a photo of a 1:1 MINI:

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...a current MINI, by AutoArt (1:43):

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...and a photo of Kyosho's 1:18 MINI Clubman:

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Postby Paulius43 » Sat May 28, 2011 7:27 am

I was not sure whether to start a new thread or not and finally I'm posting this here. Justs found this conversation on Facebook (in Minichamps page):

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That's what the social networks are for!
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Postby JSB33 » Sat May 28, 2011 8:39 am

Nice to know thay at least acknowledged the mistake.
if it was Exoto they would be claiming that Jaguar got it wrong :lol:
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Postby mtc » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:40 am

I did that to them.
I lured them in to 42 cilinder thing,and they catch it. :)
Only the black has this issue.But the biggest issue here is that all of the coupes came out of the factory with blackvynil roof,so two out of three are wrong. :(

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Postby reeft1 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:29 am

I might have got this totally and utterly wrong (wouldn't be the first time), but i've always wondered whether Minichamps got it very wrong with the Didier Auriol 1994 Argentina and Tour de Corse Toyota Celicas as these should have been ST185 models as far as I was aware but Minichamps seem to have produced them as ST205's which is a very different car.

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Postby David MG » Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:32 am

Welcome to the house of poverty.
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Postby dbonser » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:31 am

reeft1 wrote:I might have got this totally and utterly wrong (wouldn't be the first time), but i've always wondered whether Minichamps got it very wrong with the Didier Auriol 1994 Argentina and Tour de Corse Toyota Celicas as these should have been ST185 models as far as I was aware but Minichamps seem to have produced them as ST205's which is a very different car.

I haven't seen the Minichamps models but you are correct, they should be ST185s. Forget about miscue, that is a colossal blunder!

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Postby reeft1 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:24 am

Have a look on www.Minichamps.de - type in Auriol under "Article" search box. Let me know what you think.

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Postby dbonser » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:38 am

reeft1 wrote:Have a look on http://www.Minichamps.de - type in Auriol under "Article" search box. Let me know what you think.

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This is the 1995 car.

The 1994 car is a ST185 #5, the 1995 car is a ST205 #1. Still a pretty big goof on Minichamps' part. :lol:

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Postby reeft1 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:07 pm

Agreed - they originally used the reference 430166401 for the 1994 Tour de Corse car, then relisted as 43016604 but didn't relist as the 1995 car. If you search on Google or follow this link to what was previously the 43016604 car (the Argentina model), you can see this is an ST205 as well. No excuse this time for Minichamps, there wasn't an Argentina rally in 1995!

http://www.brandora.de/ProductPage.aspx ... %3d9%26PrC

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Postby guitardave_1 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:47 pm

reeft1 wrote:Agreed - they originally used the reference 430166401 for the 1994 Tour de Corse car, then relisted as 43016604 but didn't relist as the 1995 car. If you search on Google or follow this link to what was previously the 43016604 car (the Argentina model), you can see this is an ST205 as well. No excuse this time for Minichamps, there wasn't an Argentina rally in 1995!

http://www.brandora.de/ProductPage.aspx ... %3d9%26PrC

It begs the same question as always. If we can find these things out, why can't they?!
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Postby dbonser » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:48 pm

guitardave_1 wrote:It begs the same question as always. If we can find these things out, why can't they?!

I suspect that what happens (as with just about any other job) is that those who could notice these things either 1) don't care enough to pay attention to what they are supposed to or 2) don't becuase it's not their job to do that.

I've seen both happen many times at places I've worked.

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Postby guitardave_1 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:42 am

dbonser wrote:
guitardave_1 wrote:It begs the same question as always. If we can find these things out, why can't they?!

I suspect that what happens (as with just about any other job) is that those who could notice these things either 1) don't care enough to pay attention to what they are supposed to or 2) don't becuase it's not their job to do that.

I've seen both happen many times at places I've worked.

Very true. I consider myself more hardworking than many, and I would be lying if I said I'd never turned a blind eye to something that needed doing.
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Postby JSB33 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:59 am

guitardave_1 wrote:
dbonser wrote:
guitardave_1 wrote:It begs the same question as always. If we can find these things out, why can't they?!

I suspect that what happens (as with just about any other job) is that those who could notice these things either 1) don't care enough to pay attention to what they are supposed to or 2) don't becuase it's not their job to do that.

I've seen both happen many times at places I've worked.

Very true. I consider myself more hardworking than many, and I would be lying if I said I'd never turned a blind eye to something that needed doing.


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Postby RaceOddity » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:44 pm

JSB33 wrote:
guitardave_1 wrote:
dbonser wrote:
guitardave_1 wrote:It begs the same question as always. If we can find these things out, why can't they?!

I suspect that what happens (as with just about any other job) is that those who could notice these things either 1) don't care enough to pay attention to what they are supposed to or 2) don't becuase it's not their job to do that.

I've seen both happen many times at places I've worked.

Very true. I consider myself more hardworking than many, and I would be lying if I said I'd never turned a blind eye to something that needed doing.


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Shame on you Dave.
I would have to say i have never done that and I am in fact. perfect in every way ;)


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Re: Minichamps Miscues

Postby dbonser » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:37 am

Minichamps 400851201 Audi Sport Quattro 1985 Acropolis Rally Winner S. Blomqvist/B. Cederberg
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Minichamps claims this is the winner of the 1985 Acropolis Rally but that's wrong, the winner was T. Salonen in a Peugeot 206 T16 E2. As you can see Rallye Fanshop has it correct in their description. They finished 2nd in 1985. They did win in 1984 but it was car #10 and a Quattro A2. So, I guess the car itself is OK, just a really big mistake on the base.

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Postby thetrooper » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:41 pm

Minichamps are really bad with the writing on their bases. It's just lack of attention to small details that spoils the model. In my view there is no excuse for those sort of errors. I would demand a new base from them if I had bought one.
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Postby PDS » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:54 pm

There was also this error Minichamps made on one of the Ford Capri's
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Re: Minichamps Miscues

Postby ctm » Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:06 pm

They screw the car name on the plate!450 SLC is the coupe,this is 450 SEL6,9.Not beliving my eyes i checked on Ebay,yep they did it!
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