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Matt Tucker
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These missed the newsletter and I could not resist sharing the excellent GS pics. I pre-ordered the Pirelli one cause I just liked the livery better. These look good and will be a welcome addition to my rally collection

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Mark, better get one quick. They're in extremely short supply at the moment. I believe a paint issue at the factory has meant a large number have been recalled resulting in short orders being supplied.
Mind you we have waited nearly 2 years for it arrive so another couple of weeks won't hurt!
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QUOTE (Pendleslot @ 12 Mar 2004, 10:17 PM)Mark, better get one quick. They're in extremely short supply at the moment. I believe a paint issue at the factory has meant a large number have been recalled resulting in short orders being supplied.
Recall for dodgy paint? I hope they don't put those bodyshells in the skip
I wonder if they would keep them as cheap spares for doing your own paint jobs? better still, send the entire car out cheap, so then I'd have to buy the Alitalia one and another for a repaint

Would that sort of thing work, Sean?
Or is it
stuff?

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QUOTE (Pendleslot @ 12 Mar 2004, 10:54 PM)Hmmm. I wonder what the chances of a mud splattered effect paint finish alitalia will be.

Perhaps its a good job its not Fly or they'd charge another 50 quid

Do you know if they're going to bring out any other liveries for the Stratos so that they could recover those recalled bodies


Shame it's not SCX - they still only charge you £26 for a mud effect car don't they?

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Now you mention it, yes it does look too stubby (the Stratos wasn't very long anyway
). However, I'm hoping that the stubbines is caused by the camera lens distorting the image on a close up (fish-eye effect?)

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The Stratos looks just right to me. I'm glad I pre-ordered mine a few weeks back now and looking forward to racing it around "Mosshill Raceway". Fingers crossed that I should get one of the first batch. Just waiting now for the email from GS to confirm.

Anybody else who get's one, we could compare our test results next week.

It's a pity it didn't arrive a couple of days sooner, then I could have given it a good test over the weekend.
"what was that dear....., I can't put those shelfs up as I'm doing an important national test"

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Thanks for the pictures Matt


Have to keep my fingers crossed that I get mine from the preorder


Not telling the missus yet, just keep stum and hide the credit card statement.

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Mine arrived from Spain a couple of days ago. Very nice - quality is OK the usual from TeamSlot (not in the same league as Scaley), but who cares?

Haven't run it yet, still admiring the looks...

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I'm glad someone else thinks it looks as though it has been booted up the rear end - it does to me.



Repeated GS pic, just to get the two close together for easier comparison.
Ah - now this looks better to me. (apart from unround wheels!)
 

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Tropi,

Thanks for posting those pics. Now I'd definitely swear that the model was taken with a wide angle lens. Look at the model's wheels - the front wheel looks as though the car is turning right. The rear wheel appears to be turning left. In fact you can almost trace a curve from the front of the car to the rear, very similar to the distortion created in a fish eye lens. I'll worry about how the model looks when I can see one in the flesh


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It looks abit stubby.


Looks like the yellow hue is in place, seems to effect all white Team Slot cars.

On a more general note, funny how slotcar wheels other than silver or black look kinda toylike.

Looking forward to hearing some feedback on this one, questions such as are they still as noisy? is the build quality any better? is it tampo printed...


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QUOTE (Tropi @ 14 Mar 2004, 12:52 PM)Hmmm . . .
Look at the line along the top of the drivers side window comparing the model with the real thing -
It's bent!

Once again I think that it's the angle of dangle of the photo. The top of the side window appears bent towards the windscreen (red paint) because of the way it curves around to the front of the car.

I stand by what I've said before. Only when a model appears in someone's sweaty palms will we get a true opinion.


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Here's the pic from Slot Bazar. It's still a bit off but not as much as the other pics. I hope all of the wheels don't come out like they've been driven into large rocks.

 

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QUOTE I hope all of the wheels don't come out like they've been driven into large rocks.

That's all part of the realism factor!


It still looks a bit stubby, but Difflock is right... one in the hand is worth more than any number on a monitor.
 
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