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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:30 pm

Just been sent an email by my model supplier.

COI Coleman 76 Escort and McRae 87 Sierra just launched. No pics of models yet just pics of the actual cars.
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Post  daivideo on Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:30 pm

Why bother doing Coleman escort when you and Kevin have already released it. They must be stupid.
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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:26 pm

daivideo wrote:Why bother doing Coleman escort when you and Kevin have already released it. They must be stupid.

Well as part of my deal when I bought the base models all those years ago was to supply the artwork for the decals and six sets of my decals-I'm surprised it was not brought out sooner.
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Post  Speedy on Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:40 pm

So what's the story with the guy planning this lot http://www.minitec.pt/MINIpartes/COI/R%20COI.htm ??? Is there going to be a glut of COI cars coming on stream??
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Post  reeft1 on Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:22 pm

I emailed him when this first was spotted and the answer is yes, but over many years.
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Post  Mark Lowe on Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:14 pm

Trofeu wanted copies of my McRae MK2 Decals. I said no, but still got the base models
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Post  Mark Lowe on Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:16 pm

Speedy wrote:So what's the story with the guy planning this lot http://www.minitec.pt/MINIpartes/COI/R%20COI.htm ??? Is there going to be a glut of COI cars coming on stream??

Is that a KMD sierra pic they are using on their releases?


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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:23 pm

The pic of 76 COI Escort is my version.
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Post  Sal the 2nd on Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:29 pm

Can hardly blame people wanting to release Irish rally models as collectors consistently appear to be happy to pay higher than the average on Ebay etc for this genre. Why are there Polish and French guys and now a Portugese model shop producing COI and other Irish models and not say British Championship ones? Possibly because the ITC and National Championships are some of the strongest outside of the WRC however I'd take it as flattery and guess there are more potential customers for a Coleman COI Escort than already have one. Any initiative that can get models say like the Airikkala Chevette produced is ok in my book however based on Trofeu's glacial production rate I for one wont be holding my breath.

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Post  reeft1 on Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:28 pm

I am holding out for the Chevette HSR - would love Trofeu to make one of those!
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Post  turn the wheel on Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:47 pm

reeft1 wrote:I am holding out for the Chevette HSR - would love Trofeu to make one of those!
You Holding your breath ??????

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Post  reeft1 on Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:05 am

If i hold it as long as i suspect i'll need to wait i might be dropping off the forum.....
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Post  CDM on Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:10 am

I know there are Chevette models are around.

But was I told or did I read somewhere that licensing issues is the reason why no more have appeared.

Presumably General Motors still hold the historical link to Vauxhall and the name Chevette???

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Post  Sal the 2nd on Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:09 pm

Is that why Trofeu haven't made more use of the existing HS mould? Examples of the 4 releases are being offered at crazy prices on Ebay. There are so many versions they could have done even if they used the Arena decals (Chris Lord, George Hill etc) however as usual they have failed to spot the opportunity.

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Post  David Napier on Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:33 pm

Sal the 2nd wrote:Is that why Trofeu haven't made more use of the existing HS mould? Examples of the 4 releases are being offered at crazy prices on Ebay. There are so many versions they could have done even if they used the Arena decals (Chris Lord, George Hill etc) however as usual they have failed to spot the opportunity.

Spotting an opportunity and being able to use one is not the same, if it is a licencing thing then perhaps Trofeus hands are tied?

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Post  Sal the 2nd on Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:51 pm

True David that's why I asked. I know several model builders who frequent these here parts have had dealing with our Portugese cousins and may be able to shed some light. To me they are an incredibly frustrating brand but can understand that if in this case it's GM asking for too much coin.

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Post  CDM on Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:00 pm

I asked Andy Howdle at Rally Models about this one...

Trofeu Chevettes were IXO models refinished by Trofeu, they only had a limited number...

Trofeu don't have the £ to produce new moulds, so no HSR unfortunately

..was his reply.

So anyone want to chip in...

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Post  reeft1 on Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:23 pm

What will i get for £2.36 Chris?
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Post  CDM on Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:13 pm

You might just get a wheel..

I will match your opening offer, so we are getting there!!

This is going to take ages.....

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Post  reeft1 on Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:23 pm

Laughing
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Post  turn the wheel on Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:29 pm

i have a hat that we might hand around for the collection......

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Post  Sal the 2nd on Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:02 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291923795510?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Trofeu's version out now by the looks of it...

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Post  David Napier on Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:55 pm

Sal the 2nd wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291923795510?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Trofeu's version out now by the looks of it...

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Post  reeft1 on Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:09 pm

Aycarumba!!!! Typo on the postage but your comment made me chuckle.
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