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  • #16
    Nice to hear the manufacturer point of view. Easier to understand some of the decisions, especially this one,
    Originally posted by Slottus View Post
    -24th-scale moulds cost ~150% of 32nd-scale moulds. (May vary)
    -24th-scale models sell a tenth of their 32nd-scale versions. (May vary)



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    • #17
      Originally posted by Slottus View Post
      Well... hard to talk about it, usualy an avalanche of counterpoints is following.
      Just a few points with approximated values:

      -24th-scale moulds cost ~150% of 32nd-scale moulds. (May vary)
      -24th-scale models sell a tenth of their 32nd-scale versions. (May vary)
      -we put out only one new mould each year, idealy modern/classic/modern/classic. It will then, of course, take ages to have a "complete" grid of an era.

      Not the easiest productline, believe me.

      (My motto for 24th scale is: "We can do what we want :/ - so, we can do what we want".)
      Can you say anything that talks about Carrera's commitment to continuing to produce D124 cars. Always kind of assumed they do it for legacy and prestige, I just hope they plan to continue. And by the way, the Lolas released this year look amazing...that was a great choice of molds!!!!

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      • #18
        I can only speak for myself... I would continue them. Abandoning the scale would send a bad signal.
        Thanks for the praise for the Lolas... the moulds were anything but trouble-free to do. Here a problem, there a problem... did cost us months.

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        • #19
          Thank you for all the jumping in with all the info. Nice to see you're still around.

          Dave

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          • #20
            No problem...
            SCI is still on the list of websites I check on a daily basis. Was a bit hard during the times with the server-problems.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by dw5555 View Post
              Thank you for all the jumping in with all the info. Nice to see you're still around.

              Dave
              Ditto...Double Ditto!!!!

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              • #22
                Hi Slottus

                Yes agree with Carlos pass on to Carrera that we are all super impressed with the Lola (we have 16 of them across our race group) except the wheels - we have put urethane tyres on the cars now and whilst the wheels don't seem to impact too much on the performance as the cars are as quick as the 917K and 512s we are a bit mystified about the wheel arrangement. All they needed to do was make the same wheel as the 917k/512s with a Lola insert and everything would have looked right we would have been able to use the same tyres etc

                Also keep releasing 1/24 cars they are the best.
                Really looking forward to seeing the C8R - and after your post about one new mould each year for D124 modern/classic/modern/classic I am now eagerly awaiting 2022 announcement to see which classic they will do as a new release.....

                cheers
                David

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                • #23
                  Thanks... and oh, please note the "idealy modern/classic/modern/classic" post...
                  (No rules are written in stone... external necessities might simply overrule that)

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                  • #24
                    Nice to hear from you Slottus, love your work. So many beautiful models, not enough money to buy them. I recently picked up a couple of cars from a little while back, lucky to get them. Blown away by the detail. Sorry it is off topic but I love the Andretti M1 and I had to have the 1970 LeMans winning 917, took me a while to find one since I was slow off the mark after the release. Some nice new stuff coming from Carrera at the moment.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Slottus View Post
                      Thanks... and oh, please note the "idealy modern/classic/modern/classic" post...
                      (No rules are written in stone... external necessities might simply overrule that)
                      Oh that is ok - a new GT car would be sweet at well - say the Aston Martin Vantage or the BMW M8 or a Lamborghini - (the list goes on)

                      cheers
                      David

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                      • #26
                        Slottus, any chance they would update an existing Modern GT mold, either the Mercedes, F458 or the Audi, so the body resembles the updated versions more closely?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by carlosinseattle View Post
                          Slottus, any chance they would update an existing Modern GT mold, either the Mercedes, F458 or the Audi, so the body resembles the updated versions more closely?
                          You refer to the 24th-scale ones?
                          Depending on the 1:1 changes, an update in shape would cost as much as a completely new mould.
                          And the common customer wouldn't see the difference at all.
                          Take the Ferrari 458 / 488 for instance. Although identical looking, there's not a single surface untouched. Wheelbase was increased, etc.
                          In fact, we did the 32nd-scale 488 because we had no other choice, but had to do a new Ferrari-racecar... lots of teeth were gnashed, believe me.

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                          • #28
                            Yes, I was referring to D124, the Audi is 10+ years old, and the Ferrari and Merc are 7+ years old. You're right; the average person can't tell much of a difference but I watch racing so I can see the differences. I get what you're saying about the cost of a new mold. It's interesting nobody mentioned bringing back the American hot rods. I have all of them and actually love the look of those cars; not the fastest for racing, but super fun to drive.

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                            • #29
                              Ditto on the hot rods. They are a blast!

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by carlosinseattle View Post
                                It's interesting nobody mentioned bringing back the American hot rods. I have all of them and actually love the look of those cars; not the fastest for racing, but super fun to drive.
                                Yep the hot rods are a blast. Surely if they released a new one of each (Ford and Willys in 1/32 and Ford and Olds in 1/24) they would sell.

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