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New Metro 6R4 kit

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2 hours ago, Noel Smith said:

Not seen a release date yet. Belkits website may have more info,

Hi Noel

All it says is "under development" they posted an update July last year saying coming soon

 

I hope it will be worth the wait :) 

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11 hours ago, Cooper645 said:

Estimated shipping date - 29th June 2020

 

2 versions available 

 

Option 1

 

Option 2

On order already :) 

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I hope they've got the decals right on the Rothmans car because it looks for all the world like they've renamed the navigator "Ian Dundrod" on the photograph of the box!

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Has the Belkits 6R4 actually been built by any reader of this thread? Comments welcome.

MRM.   I often wonder what happened to them. Just before they disappeared I seem to remember a Vanwall l in 1/20 scale being released by them, but correct me if I am wrong and it was someone else.

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1 hour ago, Noel Smith said:

Has the Belkits 6R4 actually been built by any reader of this thread? Comments welcome.

MRM.   I often wonder what happened to them. Just before they disappeared I seem to remember a Vanwall l in 1/20 scale being released by them, but correct me if I am wrong and it was someone else.

It's pre-order status at Spotmodel. They're on a boat I believe on the way to the model shops. Doubt anyone has one yet...

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38 minutes ago, Steve Noble said:

It's pre-order status at Spotmodel.

 

And Hiroboy.

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2 hours ago, keefr22 said:

 

And Hiroboy.

Yes, just noticed that too. £5 more for the kit but the postage at Hiroboy is about £10 cheaper, so works out better than Spotmodel for me. I think £50 seems reasonable but fairly high to me for a 1/24 scale kit? I was expecting somewhere around £35 - £40, but it does have engine detail, so I suppose the extra cost is probably for that. It also looks like it has photo-etch parts and night stage lamps, so not a bad price for the extras that you get. Only problem is I like three colour schemes, Rothmans, Computer Vision and Belga, so I'd be running at £150 for three kits!! Starting to get expensive 🙁

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12 minutes ago, Steve Noble said:

I think £50 seems reasonable but fairly high to me for a 1/24 scale kit?

 

At least it's a new one and not a re-released Hasegawa!

 

12 minutes ago, Steve Noble said:

Starting to get expensive

 

Indeed, and tbh I think I'm going to have to give the Metro a miss, as I really ''need'' the Beemax (or whatever they're called today Peugeot 306 Maxi that's also 'due soon', the Decalcas Capri RS2600 (as long as it's a new tool and not a reboxed Academy), Belkits Ascona 400, Nunu Porsche 911SC.....etc etc....!! Think I may have to remortgage the house!

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37 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

Indeed, and tbh I think I'm going to have to give the Metro a miss, as I really ''need'' the Beemax (or whatever they're called today Peugeot 306 Maxi that's also 'due soon'

I think it's Platz/Nunu now who are producing the Peugeot Maxi. I can't not have the Metro 6R4!! If it's one only it'll have to be the Rothmans version of Jimmy McRae. I'm looking forward to the Ford RS200 as well, a real must have for me and there's a new Audi Sport Quattro on the way, also from Platz/Nunu which is a must as well. Very expensive times, but a good time. I've almost got every rally car in 1/24 that I've ever desired 🙂

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45 minutes ago, Steve Noble said:

I think it's Platz/Nunu now who are producing the Peugeot Maxi. I can't not have the Metro 6R4!! If it's one only it'll have to be the Rothmans version of Jimmy McRae. I'm looking forward to the Ford RS200 as well, a real must have for me and there's a new Audi Sport Quattro on the way, also from Platz/Nunu which is a must as well. Very expensive times, but a good time. I've almost got every rally car in 1/24 that I've ever desired 🙂

I agree with you ,Steve . Its a good time to be a model rally car builder / collector.  I wonder why Tamiya don't do more new rally cars ? A Tamiya Toyota Yaris WRC would be nice . I' m also looking forward to the Peugeot 306 Maxi kit . It's good that less well known rally cars are being produced in kit form . Beemax Mitsubishi Lancer Turbo a good example . There must be a market out there ! 

 Gary.  

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2 hours ago, Windy37 said:

 I wonder why Tamiya don't do more new rally cars ?

I asked this very question and was told that radio control and military are the 'bigger' markets for them. Apparently 1/24 rally cars don't have as much of a following and are less cost effective/don't produce as much profit. I think the investment to make the tooling for a new car kit runs into the 100's of thousands of pounds and they believe that they just won't sell enough of them to recoup their outlay..

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4 hours ago, Steve Noble said:

I've almost got every rally car in 1/24 that I've ever desired

 

There's a good few I'd still like, but I doubt will ever be produced other than very expensive resin kits - and I really dislike building those now as I'm allergic to superglue. Would love a plastic Talbot Sunbeam and Chevette HSR, but I would probably bankrupt myself if someone did a new, state of the art Mk2 Escort....!!

 

1 hour ago, Steve Noble said:

Apparently 1/24 rally cars don't have as much of a following and are less cost effective/don't produce as much profit.

 

Good job some of the 'smaller' companies don't think the same! :)

 

 

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51 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

I would probably bankrupt myself if someone did a new, state of the art Mk2 Escort....!!

 

 

Good job some of the 'smaller' companies don't think the same...

 

 

I agree, an Escort Mk2 'proper kit" is much needed. The Esci, Revell, Italeri offering is okay, but it needs a fair bit of work to bring it up to modern standards. 

You know some of those 'smaller' companies are our only source now. I really can't see Tamiya getting back into 1/24 rally anytime soon. It's a real shame as they used to be the best for rally models..

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One minor gripe is that so many of the new breed of kits are kerbside (sorry, I struggle using the Americanism) and still retail at £40+. Would including engine detail really bump the investment up to uneconomic levels? Yes, some aftermarket engine are available but another £30 on top...?

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However not everyone wants an engine - I hate detailing the things and even in kits that come with them I usually glue the bonnet firmly shut...!! :)

 

I did however spend 30 quid or so on a resin Twin Cam for one of my Mk1 Escorts as it's my all time favourite lump - whether I'll ever use it is another matter!! :doh:

 

Keith

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Wrong section - sorry

Edited by johnlambert
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I noticed that Jag on ebay too, and it took most of my remaining willpower to NOT bid on it, It'll be interesting to see what I resisted when you build it.

 

EDIT (Sorry, missed that I was replying to a post in the wrong thread)

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