Well I have to say I am not a beemer fan at all IRL.............however, that looks like a crackin model (another one for the wants list!) and I love the livery....the only thing that puts me off is I'm usually a bit disappointed with Fly when they're on the track.
just quickly comparing to the real photo the fly looks well wrong!
1) nose is too pointy
2) rear arch intakes look to narrow near the top flys dont
3) front wheels are too big
4) spoilers wrong
5) no window mesh
6) back end of the car is too low
7) very rear or rear wing is wrong shape...
It`s pure slot porn that car. I love it. Goes well to (ok mag only) Compare it to the old Scaley version (still love that car) then gripe about how wrong your toys are!! Scott, imagine the impact if Mini Champs made 1/32 scale too. I know why they don`t but it would be awesome for us
The real car has a look of lightness, and so the Minichamp diecast, in spite of the heavy fenders; the Fly model resembles a tank, particularly at the rear ( another little flop of the model maker), but if you like it or if you are a BMW lover, buy it without regret.
Got mine yesterday, too, truly wonderful looking car in my opinion and while Fly bring out stuff like this how am I ever going to break free from these "collector tendencies". I now find myself looking out for the other liveries that may be coming along.
I`m sold. This car looks great in the flesh so you can`t always go by the pictures. I was thinking
How many slot cars would stand up to this kind of scrutiny? Strikes me that the further you go back in time the worse the situation gets. When you stand next to the real car e.g. me and the TVR at Brands,then look at a model car, the perspective is so different I really wonder if you can ever be happy? To test this, name me one `perfect slot car`
With building a model of a historic racing car, you're faced with numerous problems....
What reference materials do you have available? Period photos? The actual car? - Now there's the problem! The actual car today, whilst it may have been restored, it may also have been rebuilt 2, 3, 4, 5, or maybe 6 or more times during it's life. During it's operational life the car is a tool to do a job - win races - little or no thought will be given to maintaining the original spec of it's build in subsequent rebuilds. At the end of it's working life the car may have been semi-scrapped, with parts scavenged, laying in a state of dis-assembly for many years before restoration.
So, come up-to-date, the car's a classic, a major slot car mfr now wants to make a model of it, what to do? The only period records of the car maybe only somewhat indistinct, colour unstable, front three quarter views. The only real recourse the model mfr has is to take measurements of the car as it exists today and hope that the restoration job has been accurate to the period, and not just restored to raceable state from it's last running incarnation with period livery applied to cloud the issue....
Y'see the problem? - Even during the race in question the car was changed visibly due to damage necessitating the replacement of the front spoiler/splitter - as a matter of course during the race the headlamp covers would have been discarded. All changes that affect the model maker's decision.
So, modelling a specific car at a specific point in time can be likened to attempting to nail jelly (or jello, for our transatlantic readers
I'm looking at a number of acquisition options as we speak.....
QUOTE if/when I get one I think I might ahve to look at lowering the front
It might not be necessary, if you're basing that assessment on Jamie's car on it's plinth, because the fly plinth holds the nose artificially high - indeed from checking out various pics from numerous sources, raising the rear may be more accurate for the Daytona car. Checkout the Gaugemaster pic on page one of this thread of the posed car on track - the spoiler's nearly scraping the track - it's a shame that that pic is so over exposed, it's lost alot of the body detail due to burn-out.
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