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Post  Cowley on Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:21 pm

Post 2016 Race Retro, I now find myself looking for some non-Metro 6R4 base models - I know, what's occurring?  affraid - and haven't got a clue what is out there, what are the most suitable or best castings, and what is available at 'affordable' prices.

These are the models that I'm looking for and the relevant scales...

...1/43 Mk1 Escort with 'bubble' arches - fairly common I would have thought?

...1/18 mid 1990s (Mk4) Mini Cooper S - I've seen a Bburago 'Gold Collection' 1994(?) Monte Carlo Rally base model?

...1/18 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6.5 Tommi Makinen Edition - in red with black & white stripes, and having seen the inflated prices that AutoArt models go for, I'm hoping there's another option available?

Many thanks! Rolling Eyes
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Post  brian on Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:45 pm

Cowley wrote:
...1/18 mid 1990s (Mk4) Mini Cooper S - I've seen a Bburago 'Gold Collection' 1994(?) Monte Carlo Rally base model?

Kyosho make a very nice mini, detail is very good, Bburago make a mini but quality is not great. Autoart also make a new shape mini

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...1/18 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6.5 Tommi Makinen Edition - in red with black & white stripes, and having seen the inflated prices that AutoArt models go for, I'm hoping there's another option available?

Only the Autoart car available, and no others that I know of have been announced. They have been fetching big money for years but it would be your only option. Far cheaper to go the 1/24 route here if you can

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Post  Cowley on Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:13 pm

Many thanks for your input, Brian - very much appreciated. cheers

I'm not spending AutoArt prices for their TME Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6.5 just to personalise a numberplate for the guy, so I've suggested that he either buys one himself for me to adjust, or I will build him a Tamiya 1/24 scale plastic kit instead - at least prices of those are reasonable. Rolling Eyes

I'm still looking for a suitable Mini Cooper base, but I acknowledge your thoughts and advice. Cheers mate.

What about a white rally spec arched Mk1 Escort?... ...Trofeu I assume?
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Post  Mark Lowe on Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:07 pm

Go for the Greenlight MK1 Escort

Needs the striping taking off, but nail varnish remover is good for it and the model has a full cage
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Post  Cowley on Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:36 pm

Many thanks! Wink
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