Pre War models quality

djembe
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Pre War models quality

Postby djembe » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:46 am

Hello, I am new here and in the wolrd of collection of 1:43 models. Actually I own some rio and one no-brand Aston MArtin MKII. Looking on internet I saw different manifacturers as IXO, Solido, etc.: may you help me to better know the manifacturers of models and the quality of their products? I saw only rio an brumm compared with solido and generally the italian versions are more accurated. What do you think?

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Re: Pre War models quality

Postby Johnny_Bravo » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:00 am

welcome to the forum!
first of all please tell us if you can, just how much of a budget you are willing to put into the models and we will be more than happy to guide you through the spending spree.
between the ones you asked about, brumm and rio are waaaay to expensive for the quality offered, solidos are cute models if you don't expect high quality and ixo has more divisions for all the pockets and in all of them has some nice models....but, with ixo there will always be the problem of shape caught wrong or models out of scale....some of them at least.
if you want exquisite models, it is totally another story, there are some guys more than happy to take you for at least 80 euros for some great models.

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Re: Pre War models quality

Postby djembe » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:09 am

Thank you. Actually I am buying "low cost" rio from ebay and some model is a my father's gift when I was very young. I need the more information possible regarding models without think to the costs: I will put these information in my mid and I will buy the "occasions" as soon as I want/can spend money in that.

An example: wich IXO models are "right" for the scale and wich one is wrong?

On e-bay you can find RIO/Brumm at the same price of solido, but, to me, the italian products look better than solido ones. Why you have a different opinion?

Thank you!

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Re: Pre War models quality

Postby Tom » Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:12 am

I generally agree: Rio generally used better wheels than Solido and used more separate parts for better detail. They were quite expensive when new too, whilst Solido was affordable. However, if you're after specific cars you can't avoid Solido and they've made some really nice models (I love my Solido Bugatti Royale). The same goes for Brumm, they were always expensive and more in the league of Rio.

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Re: Pre War models quality

Postby Jager » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:47 pm

Even though your on a limited budget, many high quality Spark and Minichamps models can be found on eBay for a bargain price due to over production.

What about this Spark 1937 1937 Delage D6 Coupe that sold for just Euro 10 :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINIMAX-SPARK ... Sw3ydV1qgV

Spark 1938 Delage D8 Letourneur for just Euro 13:50 :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Spark-1-43-sc ... Sw14xWG-rV

Minichamps 1930 Bentley 4 1/2 'Blower' for just Euro 14.50 :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-43-BENTLEY- ... Sw0JpV5DHj

Spark 1937 Talbot Lago T150 SS Figoni & Falaschi that sold for Euro 16.75 :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-43-Spark-Ta ... Sws65Tm-AJ

Minichamps 1932 Maybach Zeppelin DS8 for Euro 18 :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1932-Maybach- ... Swu4BVquJ5

There are lots of high quality models at bargain prices if you look around.
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Re: Pre War models quality

Postby djembe » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:34 am

Thank you, these are what I am looking for!


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