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Post  Sal the 2nd on Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:19 pm

Doesn't seem like 5 minutes since the 2017 edition so what will this year bring? Hopefully some of the models shown and promised last year and an improved presence from the manufacturers we know and maybe a few new ones? 2017 was a bit lacklustre and also 1/18th dominated so a return to previous years would be nice. Will be trawling the net to find pics and news so please feel free to join me!

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Post  reeft1 on Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:24 pm

Fingers crossed Ixo up their game
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Post  Sal the 2nd on Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:33 pm

x2!

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Post  bmd on Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:53 pm

now chris, whats wrong with a little 1:18 domination for just one year?? Suspect c'mon bud, let us big guys have a minute in the spotlight!!! geek
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Post  Sal the 2nd on Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:52 pm

Totted up how many 1/18th models I had the other day and realised that I'm almost a convert to the "Dark side"!! Latest addition was a Minichamps Rohrl Quattro A2.

Am happy to see rally models in any scale as last year we were very much the poor relations of the GT and sports car fraternity.

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Post  brian on Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:08 pm

Always an exciting time of year. Expecting something good from triple 9, otto and sunstar

My top 3 wish list

1/18 subaru legacy
1/18 toyota celica ST205
1/18 chevette hsr

Whats yours?

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Post  Sal the 2nd on Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:25 pm

Got to factor Ixo into the 1/18th game now and based on the Altaya partwork schedule there's a whole raft of the big stuff in the wings

In 1/18th for me I'd love an RS1700T and a McRae Legacy as well

In 1/43rd an HSR Chevette, Datsun 140J Violet Group 2 and a Pondy SD1 3500 Rover would be most welcome...

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Post  Zeus on Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:14 pm

I'd be happy if Ixo issue the Belge 6R4
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Post  Sal the 2nd on Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:16 pm

Ixo's presence at the show last year was a joke. There is a raft of models that have been listed for release that have yet to appear or have bitten the dust (Gronholm Portugal Rally Impreza S14 for example) so think you need to double cross your fingers!

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Post  gerardwrm on Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:55 pm

Otto and GT sprit are NOT on the the Toyfair this year ! Sad

so we must wait and see on FB what they bring news pro month .....
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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:58 pm

I've actually managed to get a ticket and have flights booked to go over for a day but if Otto etc not exhibiting may cancel.
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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:55 pm

Belkits have shown artwork for a 2017 Fiesta WRC in 1/24 from Monte Carlo rally.
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Post  Speedy on Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:16 pm

Some bits from Morev


Spark rally cars
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Andy has been sharing pics on Facebook during the day.

Looking on Diecast International forum there seems to be a lot of race cars, F1 and GT cars mainly and lots of Supercars, not much in the line of Rally cars
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Post  reeft1 on Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:21 pm

I saw the pics of all the empty Ixo cabinets a few days ago and thought to myself, “that must be the guaranteed 2018 deliveries.....”

As you say, Andy has put up updated pics today and looks like for Ixo it is mainly 2017 WRC cars (Fiesta, Yaris, Citroen and Hyundai) rather than any of the unreleased back book.
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Post  Sal the 2nd on Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:38 pm

https://fs-hobby.jp/feature/spielwarenmesse2018/

Most of what should interest us on this link

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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:35 pm

That IXO Audi Quattro must be 1/8 scale or something. It's massive!


https://i2.wp.com/fs-hobby.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ixo_021.jpg?zoom=1.100000023841858&ssl=1
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Post  Cowley on Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:10 am

Sal the 2nd wrote:Doesn't seem like 5 minutes since...
...IXO maintained their longstanding stance full of false promises and premature announcements! Rolling Eyes
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Post  reeft1 on Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:55 am

RORY O CONNOR wrote:That IXO Audi Quattro must be 1/8 scale or something. It's massive!


https://i2.wp.com/fs-hobby.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ixo_021.jpg?zoom=1.100000023841858&ssl=1

Im sure i’ve read somewhere it is 1/8th and you build it by subscribing to a periodic magazine where you get bits of it each month
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Post  Sal the 2nd on Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:57 am

Notice that the Ixo Yaris WRC is still showing as pending licence approval. Tommi and TRG must really be wanting their pound of flesh!

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Post  Sal the 2nd on Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:57 pm

http://www.auto-und-modell.de/pages/aktuell/2172/Spielwarenmesse-2018-Der-Massstab-143/

Probably the best set of 1/43 images/news. 1/18 to follow.

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Post  JOB on Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:14 pm

Sal the 2nd wrote:http://www.auto-und-modell.de/pages/aktuell/2172/Spielwarenmesse-2018-Der-Massstab-143/

Probably the best set of 1/43 images/news. 1/18 to follow.

Superb photos.

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Post  Sal the 2nd on Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:30 pm

http://www.auto-und-modell.de/pages/aktuell/2220/Spielwarenmesse-2018-Die-Massstaebe-118-und-andere/

1/18th scale gallery

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Post  brian on Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:02 pm

Been a prettty poor show from a 1/18 perspective. Thankfully otto have some great releases coming up the will make up for it

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