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No seriously, this really is a shed and I will be taking it back on Monday but would just like you to see what is wrong.


Looks like someones touched it up after a car park scrape


bosh! looks like someone has clacked the mirror and touched up the paint

another pic (below)



not too good a pic but same touch ups on top of the air duct.

Not happy one bit.


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If your shed were taller, perhaps you could keep your giraffe in it!


It is a bit of a mess and I'm sorry.

Not to trivialise it, but for fun, let's pose a slightly tangential question. How many of us would spend money and effort either posting or personally taking the car back? Yes, I know collector types certainly would, but racers, would it bother you that much?

For the record, in THIS car's case, I wouldn't.
I'd probably moan a bit - any excuse for a moan - but I wouldn't go to the hassle or expense of actually returning it if I had bought it only to race with.

Again, don't take it the wrong way, Inte, I am just curious as to how many racers would do it.
(Be honest chaps!)
 

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Thing is I didnt buy it to race which is why I'm particularly brassed off.

The one time I buy something to sit on the shelf it's crap! I'm having an all-round crap day today I think I'll just go do a 4 hour enduro race on Gran Turismo and loose would top my day off perfectly!


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In my dreams I would like to be a serious racer, but not with a car like this !

In the real world I am a poor driver : but with good looking models
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It proves the belief that NO manufacturer is immune to the odd slip past quality control.
Will be interesting to see if SCX can match Aaron for FLy and Mr Ferrari for Slot. It ehh?

One point I HAVE to raise though Inte'...

WHY BUY AN SCX FOR THE SHELF?????????????????

Surely for the old 'shelf queen' excuse you want something with class and some beauty to behold.
Those SCX DTMs are made for thrashing mate IMHO

Interested to know the story.....
 

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it doesn't make a difference, in my point of view, if you gonna race it or put it on the shelf.
I refuse to accept a car that looks like that.
It's a matter of principals....IF I buy something for £20 - £35, I want it to look good as well. If the performance is poor, you can upgrade it. But if the looks are poor, it's not gonna get better if you race it, right???
So, why accept a car that looks used and "rebuilt", when in fact it's brand new????

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For an outrageous finish like that I would surely send/take it back. Mechanical gremlins are part of the fettling process, which in itself is part of the hobby. You can't fettle that paint job.
 

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too bloody right Catman

I liked the livery and it has the right physics as opposed to hornby who are the other company who might bring the car out basically I prefer the scx over scalex.
 

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I avoided a similar incident a while back: was looking for the SCX F1 jaguar, nice model. Found one in a local hobby shop, so inspected. Lucky I did, because it looked as if it had been dropped, reassembled and fixed. I can't remember the details now, but I know if I had bought it on ebay as 'mint in box' i would have been calling the seller a liar and a cad.

Got a nice F1 jag elsewhere, after a very close inspection. I guess SCX have some kind of policy about fixing the rejected models, but dont QC the fixes all that well.
 

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The Merc is rather shocking, but like Tropi mentioned, a duff one slipped through QC. I would take it back purely on principal and entirely agree with Catman's comments.

It's a shame, SCX cars of late, tampo printing has improved considerably, remember the Dome?

Seeing the above, reminded me of a time when I took a car back for dodgy paint work, blimey did I get grief.


No regrets though, would have niggled for ages.

Jamie

P.S. Nice looking car otherwise!
 

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well I can safely say that I have lost confidence in SCX now, I bought them often until I recieved my Opel Arsetra which although ran nicely the finish once again left something to be very much desired I'm sorry to say, so I bought the dome car and the quality was better but the shoddyness of this car has put me right off and I will be inspecting anymore scx for similar problems, needless to say I think I will invest my money in a Ninco xk120!

Now, must stop inpulse buying it's not good for me in any respect!

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Methinks your faith will be restored come the arrival of the Integrali, n'est pas?
 

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C'mon, Wankel, you know the "Intergrali" should be warped, twisted, bent, and devoid of redeeming qualities.


... seriously though, Inte, I'd be p*$$ed beyond belief to get a car like that regardless of whether I planned to race or shelf it. No excuses for stuff like that making it to the shop. Period. I'd follow it up with the distributor and manufacturer. Even if I was going to race and thrash the car (and I personally would still want it to start as a pristeen model), I'd make sure SCX knew about the junk piece that had slipped through. If they don't hear about it, they don't know about it!
 

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I've preordered the integrale but I will go over it with a fine tooth comb and mignafying glass and it will NOT be bought if it is like that.

Grah, might take you up on that dome, if it were a week ago, I had not bought this shed and I have a little confidence in scx

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