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IXO miscues

Postby JSB33 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:50 am

Please show any issues you have with quality control or errors with IXO 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: IXO miscues

Postby sheepCrusher » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:32 pm

Guess it'd be a waste of time to list all the missing decals and tobacco issues with them. This thread would kill the server.
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Re: IXO miscues

Postby JSB33 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:28 am

Yeah, I think those issues are a given. And not just with IXO I'm afraid.
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Re: IXO miscues

Postby dbonser » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:39 am

IXO's Stratos models don't look quite right around the side windows. I think what make it look odd is that the side window shape is off. The top of the window looks like it angles down too much while the bottom curves up too soon making the window look too short and the greenhouse 'flat'. The car shape itself seems to be OK; it's just the window is off.

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Re: IXO miscues

Postby thetrooper » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:38 am

It doesn't look bad as I think the angle of the picture makes it look worse. If it were at the same angle as the second picture it'll look the same. As for the curve, I think the colour makes it look wrong and because you can't see the door line to break it up it looks wrong.

So again it really comes down to colour and the angle of the picture that's making it look worse than it really is.
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Re: IXO miscues

Postby dbonser » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:11 am

I need to take some photos of the IXO models I have. It is off. Here is a photo of the Stratos from the DeA Rally Car Collection which is basically what the IXO model looks like.
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Re: IXO miscues

Postby thetrooper » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:20 am

I'm not convinced. You need a picture from the exact angle. The paint makes it look off. Try and photoshop some door lines onto it and change it so it has the same design as the other car and it'll be near as damn it.
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Re: IXO miscues

Postby dbonser » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:32 pm

You can photoshop it if you want. I'm convinced it's off and that's good enough for me.

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Re: IXO miscues

Postby dbonser » Wed May 18, 2011 12:52 am

Wow, must have been having a bad day back on April 8th. I sound a little short.

Anyway, I think the photos that Juan just posted of the real Stratos and the IXO Stratos should be enough evidence and do a much better job of any photoshopping I could do:
http://www.scale143.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=4456

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Re: IXO miscues

Postby Jager » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:13 am

A comment on 'The Nostalgia Forum" in recent weeks suggests IXO got the colour of their 1920's Bentley's wrong. As we know, they were produced in a very dark (almost black) 'British Racing Green' like the models below :

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Aparently the real cars were a slightly darker shade of 'apple' green. IXO were informed of the problem before they released the models, but they replied that "We know, but Bentley insisted that we do them this colour". So, while technically an IXO error it seems there were mitigating circumstance and Bentley themselves wanted to re-write history.

Seem strange that a crude Matchbox model from 60 years ago would be more accurate in colour than the latest IXO releases.

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Re: IXO miscues

Postby JSB33 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:22 am

That is disappointing.
I wouldn't blame IXO even if they did this on purpose if they think they will sell more cars with the darker color, so be it.
They are in the business to sell.
But to have Bentley, who should do everything to protect their heritage demand an inaccurate model, ask for this is just not right.
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Postby guitardave_1 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:30 pm

How bizarre. I have to admit, if IXO had made them lighter, I would probably have written them off as innacurate until today! It seems that history has very nearly been rewritten, but it seems a shame that Bentley wouldn't have the models accurately replicate the cars that bought them so much success.

Very difficult to find any resource that will show conclusively how the real cars looked.
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Postby GBOAC002 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:18 pm

Last Sunday's Brooklands New Year Day Meeting. Hundreds of classics turned out for it - including quite a few vintage Bentleys.
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This was also the gathering point for a London-Cape Town Endurance Rally. Ex-Rally man Tony Mason was the commentator. They set off at 4pm to London where the Prime Minister was going to wave them off. Some familiar machinery was participating in the form of tooled up Peugeot 504s, a Porsche 911, and even an Austin Allegro or two. The London-Sydney Hillman Hunter was on view for us oldies to drool over.
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Re: IXO miscues

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:44 pm

Great photos, Ian! :)

I had never ever seen a photo of that Hillman! :o
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Re: IXO miscues

Postby GBOAC002 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:02 pm

The one at Brooklands had a 1970 registration but there are a couple of others which took part in earlier World rallies 1966 London-Mexico?. The Rally Car collecting experts around here will soon put us right on which competed when and in what.

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Postby guitardave_1 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:19 pm

Thanks for sharing Ian. That Bentley colour certainly sounds more like Jager's description. I never know with 'modern' photos whether a car has been restored faithfully, hence can't be sure whether to trust them fully.
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Re: IXO miscues

Postby splonker » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:10 am

Great photos Ian. Many shades of green on those Bentleys.
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Re: IXO miscues

Postby IFHP » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:55 am

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This Thames model by IXO looks very nice, but they got some details wrong up front. The script should read "Thames" not "Ford." Also the pattern of the alternating body color and bright grille bars are incorrect. (Didn't they have a picture to look at?) This is what it should look like.

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Re: IXO miscues

Postby Arvid » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:21 am

never seen a 964 with fuchs wheels

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Re: IXO miscues

Postby mikeC » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:55 pm

I was looking forward to the Premium X issue of Alex Cleghorn's Monte Carlo Triumph Herald, but I am not convinced by it :cry:

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They've got the registration number wrong for starters - it should be 2510 NG, not 250 WG! I'm also surprised by the colour - the only colour photo I have seen of the original car is this one, which I have always assumed was Coffee and White (the interior trim looks to be the same colour as the bodywork, which is correct for the Coffee-coloured cars, the Signal Red cars had light grey interiors - not black as the model):

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It's possible IXO have another photo that confirms the red, but I somehow doubt it... The wing mirrors are too large, but I accept that is a problem with the scale, but they have omitted the 'flyscreen' on the bonnet, which was a characteristic of many Monte Carlo cars, and it should have a bonnet handle but no chrome centre strip; the wheels are awful, unlike any Herald wheel I've ever seen!

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This is the same car (but the 1961 entry, rather than the 1960 entry done by IXO, so a different competition number, and no wing mirrors!)
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Re: IXO miscues

Postby Tom » Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:31 pm

The wheels look like 1960s Alfa parts...

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Re: IXO miscues

Postby k1w1taxi » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:53 am

Talking of Herald colour woes the Panda version is hideously off the mark
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And to prove how little they seemingly care
http://www.premiumx-models.com/products/item/301-triumph-herald-saloon-uk-police-1959.html

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Re: IXO miscues

Postby Tom » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:11 am

Whoever signed off on that? :shock:

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Re: IXO miscues

Postby JSB33 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:42 am

Just plain laziness
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