AT LAST!... ...a 1/43 Plain White Metro 6R4 from IXO!

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Post  Cowley on Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:49 pm

YES, you've guessed it!... bounce

...IXO Models announced on their Facebook page earlier today that they will be releasing a 1/43 scale Plain White MG Metro 6R4 model at last, and after much barracking, campaigning and hassling on the part of the 6R4 diehards! Rolling Eyes

Here is what they had to say (Who cares what's next!), followed by the photo in question - which you will note is in RHD form, with the rarer tarmac Dymag wheels, and Clubman mirrors fitted as well!...

"Getting ready to be released!
MG METRO 6R4 1985 Rally Spec - All white
what next? CITROEN DS3 R5 2014 white?


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Post  Cowley on Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:58 pm

I am however hoping that this is an early hand-finished pre-production version, on closer inspection of the photo as...

~ The rear side window vents have been given a silver finish, and there is evidence of silver paint on the edge of the roof!
~ The lamp pod brackets are mounted incorrectly, and much lower than they have beforehand. They should be above the bumper vents!
~ The windscreen appears to have clamps at the base of it, and not along the top edge!


Here's hoping the final run will be a tad different from the teaser photo they uploaded earlier today.
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Post  srsmodels on Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:29 pm

I have placed a pre-order for these

So if anyone would to order price will be £30

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Post  newt5550 on Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:59 pm

Better raid the Piggy bank pig Very Happy
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Post  Hampton Caught on Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:58 pm

Hurrah and huzzah!

This is probably a mock up but hopefully some of the detail, such as the clubman mirrors, will be carried through to the production version.

Time to break out the pile of unused decals! bounce

Thanks for the good news, David, and a big 'WELL DONE' to you! cheers

Cheers, Steve
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Re: AT LAST!... ...a 1/43 Plain White Metro 6R4 from IXO!

Post  Sal on Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:11 pm

Remember that the finish may be matt rather than gloss white if the other offerings in this range are anything to go by Cool


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Post  Cowley on Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:42 am

Further news from IXO Models' Facebook page a few moments ago state, along with an additional photo!...

!!!(2 set of wheels and tyres + night lights)!!!
MDCS015 - MG METRO 6R4 1985 Rally Spec - All white
***PRE-Production***


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Post  Sal on Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:28 pm

Looks like they have made amends to the 208 rear spoiler as well which is nice Smile

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Post  Cowley on Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:40 pm

I can't understand why they've released the Metro with the option of what looks like black 5-spoke Revolutions though - as per the McRae 1986 RAC Rally 'Racing' model?

I mean, how many cars actually ran those wheels in that colour? I personally can't think of many, and in light of their forthcoming Duez 2004 Legend Boucles de Spa 'Belge' entry, maybe some white 5-spoke Compomotives might have been more appropriate.
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Post  Sal on Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:55 pm

Appreciate your frustration. Ixo are odd fish they miss obvious releases and then model quite obscure cars just look at the Fiat 131 that they announced at the same time as the Metro.

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Post  newt5550 on Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:07 pm

Fine by me. Can use the five spokes for other models Laughing Wink
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Post  Juha on Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:21 pm

They could have at least given us black gravel Dymags, but let's not look a gift horse in the mouth (even though the 6R4's aren't given clown ).
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Post  potiman on Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:37 pm

Guys

If anyone is interested Santa has kindly delivered to me 500 plain white 1:43 Metro 6R4s (Code 1), price to members is £30 each plus p & p.

Pics are on ebay at present.

Anybody interested please pm me.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

Best regards

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Post  Zeus on Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:23 pm

potiman wrote:Guys

If anyone is interested Santa has kindly delivered to me 500 plain white 1:43 Metro 6R4s (Code 1), price to members is £30 each plus p & p.

Pics are on ebay at present.

Anybody interested please pm me.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

Best regards

David

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Post  Mark Lowe on Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:58 pm

ordered and probably more at another date Very Happy
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Post  brian on Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:10 pm

I have deleted a few posts that were bringing the thread off topic. Not often it has to be done on here as usually the bit of banter is fine. In this case the posts were far off the thread topic so I have deleted them.

Points were raised and discussed and id hope can be left at that.

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Post  Cowley on Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:07 pm

Please accept my apologies, Brian. Embarassed Normal service is now resumed...

Superb news, David! bounce Wow, you really must have been a very good boy this year then! santa

You certainly kept that one quiet, but many many thanks for giving this forum an exclusive deal. Personally, I am waiting for some funds to arrive, and then I will most definitely be placing an order for 'some'.

The release of DAV001 will also mean that I will be able to add to my "All White MG Metro 6R4 Collection" again! Wink
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Post  Zeus on Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:56 pm

Cowley wrote:Please accept my apologies, Brian. Embarassed Normal service is now resumed...

Superb news, David! bounce Wow, you really must have been a very good boy this year then! santa

You certainly kept that one quiet, but many many thanks for giving this forum an exclusive deal. Personally, I am waiting for some funds to arrive, and then I will most definitely be placing an order for 'some'.

The release of DAV001 will also mean that I will be able to add to my "All White MG Metro 6R4 Collection" again! Wink

Another for the definitive list aswell Cool
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Post  Mark Lowe on Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:50 pm

Mine arrived today
Thanks David.
Expect another order very soon Wink
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Post  Mark Lowe on Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:52 pm

Another order tonight.
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Post  Mark Lowe on Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:35 pm

Postman must love me lol yet another knock at the door this morning
I need to sell some more models off and fund more 6R4's as the bank balance is getting a kicking Laughing
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