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Meh. Afraid I'm not fussed by the Ford and shan't be making a purchase.

Good to know it's coming, though, as something more exciting should follow.
 

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Missed these completely (on Social media?) So thanks r377 for sharing.
Must say these pictures of the Sideways Ford GT/LM (and not GT3 as they keep calling it) now clad in a lovely finished Wynns livery (as opposed to rough SLS 3dp preproduction white) in a natural environment...
..do the Ford proportions far better justice than everything that has been posted before.

I will be ordering one, even if its just to take out the measuring tape to see where, how and to what extend, Sideways deemed it necessary to "improve" the shape of the Ford...like they did with the BMW M6.
And remember, that fact and blame that they do such things lies not at Sideways, but at the general "competitive"demands of the Club Slotracers idefix of what they deem necessary to have a winning car:
Lower, wider, skinny front tires.
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But chapeau non the less to Sideways for realizing this car as it will make a competitive Ford GTLM available for a much wider group of racers not willing or able to spend countless hours modifying a "toy" car.
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With kind regards
Tamar

p.s: but I also agree with Peter, hello Ford, good to hear you're here, take a seat and......Next in line please
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p.s.p.s. I now also understand why TA71 suddenly started posting images of their 3DP Ford GTE on Facebook with the additional text...
..available in our range since 2016
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Chris has put a video up. Some crazy camerawork but the car looks good; both static and running.

Still not in the market but she sure does look mighty purdy.

 

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I have mixed feelings on this car, seems it took very long to be released and by now I have Four of the Hornby versions, all with 3dp chasis so I dont know if its worth to buy those new GTs. 🤔
 

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I think a stopwatch could very well be a deciding factor whether it is or isn't. No just kidding
GD as one who has build 4 Hornby Fords with 3DP chassis you off all people should be able to understand the added value of being able to buy this car as an "off the shelf" package.
And even if you don't, common Sideways procedure is to release the small detail parts (windscreenwipers, mirrors wings and winglets) in flexible material.
That alone should be good news for any Ford GTE owner ;)

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I think a stopwatch could very well be a deciding factor whether it is or isn't. No just kidding
GD as one who has build 4 Hornby Fords with 3DP chassis you off all people should be able to understand the added value of being able to buy this car as an "off the shelf" package.
And even if you don't, common Sideways procedure is to release the small detail parts (windscreenwipers, mirrors wings and winglets) in flexible material.
That alone should be good news for any Ford GTE owner ;)
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Well of course, buying the Sideways saves the test and error time, plus lots of money in performance parts. Maybe I'll end up buying two for the Team. 😉
 

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Nice video, what amazes the most is how unnatural the car is running on the track... Even a F1 would not achieve that... Ok, you understand what I mean, those magnets are way too forceful... My point of view...
 

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I am happy that they are releasing this model. I think I would buy a couple and for sure a whitekit or two just for the fun of it.

However this car will not be allowed to race in my club where we do run GT3.

If sideways will release later this year the 720 and the Conti (maybe early next year), they will be positioning themselves as a leader in the GT3/GTLM 1/32 class.

Just a note to what Tamar added on the extra parts: sideways sells flexible wings (they did for the Hurrican and the M6). As one that has bought half a dozen of packages of small parts for the M6, they sell parts that they claim to be flexible (like mirrors and winglets) but they are not flexible at all.

As for TA71 commentary: what is the point? Who on earth is going to buy one of their cars when a proper injection molded version is available?

For me they have an edge when they release models that no one else is producing and in modern racing they have plenty of opportunity (Can someone please release a current 911 GT3? Even the cup version of this car would do - actually this would be a nice class! And no, scaleauto recently released whitekit is not a GT3 version of this car!).
 

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Well, it seems that Sideways has replied to TA71 post...and this is going nuclear!
 

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For the moment I'm not interested in a Sideways Ford GT. I'd like to see one in the flesh first. Knowing how difficult it is to fit a boxer motor into a Ford GT GTE, there's no doubt they have raised the rear deck quite considerably. Looking at the pics they spread, something looks awkward in terms of proportions. We'll see how much it has been slotified, but I'm sceptical...

I've got 2 TA71 Ford GT's, and to fit a boxer, in AW setup like Sideways has managed to do, there's some serious modification needed to make everything fit.
Fitting a flat-6 is far easier, even though there's modification of the left rear deck needed to fit the spur.

Anyway, it's a shame that he insists on designing such sturdy chassis with just about zero flex to it, instead of listening to people in the know. I have several of his cars, amongst others a few Mclarens 650S GT3, a Nissan GT-R GT3, a Cadillac ATS-V GT3, Acura NSX GT3 and a SCG003 GT and most recently, his outstanding Audi 90 IMSA GTO (because that was my first ever SCX i bought early 90's). They need lots of work, and I've fitted other chassis to his cars where more flex was needed. Currently building the Acura NSX in DiSCA GT setup as a side project, also on a different chassis.
So in general, I share Gio's view, that he should focus on those special models die which no injection moulded alternative is available, or those where mass production is unlikely.
 

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I am not a purist. Actually looking at the TA71 M6, it looks rather weird as well.

Sure they have done some slotfication to the body but I am more inclined to accept those than to have to deal with sanding/painting the rough material of the 3dp body.

I mean, I can see the point for a model that nobody else makes. And in 2016 the TA Ford made sense (as it is now for the Conti MKII and the Lexus RC-F).

But things move on and downplaying others does not make sense to me. And this is not the first time: when TA started to move into classics they started to post detrimental commentary around how difficult it is to deal with resin bodies and listing the "how-to" from one of the resin body specialist. It is not cool...
 

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Gio, trust me, I've had a couple of discussions along the way with Mr. Rizzi along the way. And I don't agree with how he looks down on other manufacturers at all.
Sanding and painting of their new products printed in the new high resolution has become a lot less labour intesive than it used to be.

Anyway, they have now announced that their standard chassis will be inline only, so that's me out for any new products too, unless an old-syle chassis design is available on demand.
 

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Hi Tim, overall I am glad that Sideways is calling him out on his social media channel.

I agree that you do not need to use anymore the "knife" to remove material from the bodies to make them flat as it used to be, but it is still quite intensive work...at least for someone as impatient as myself.

Calling someone else "crap design from China" is just a sign of being on the edge...showing pics of products that have been available since 2016 as a reply the someone else launch of a new product is simply stupid because seriously who cares since when your products have been on the market? If they are outdated because others have caught up they are outdated...as simple as that. Calling them out because the dimensions are not exactly the same as the real 1:1 cars (and theirs are?) is childish at best.

If they are going inline for their new GT3 releases they are out for me as well.
 

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One needs a lot of modelling skills to get a smooth result when painting, that's for sure.
And more often than not his vacform clear parts do not fit as snug as one might expect from such an expensive product, as I've had to notice on several occasions. I don't know how he does it, but his vacform masters are not what they should be.

If one takes as much care and invests as much time into building and painting a regular white kit, then for sure the result will be Concours d'Elegance material.

If he's got one thing against him, then it's his personality, which is sad actually...
 

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One needs a lot of modelling skills to get a smooth result when painting, that's for sure.
thank you for that! But this is not what he advertises on his fb pages: according to him a couple of coats of Tamiya primer will do...which is rubbish.

I did not know about the clear parts...hmmm let's see what I am going to end up.

And, totally agree about his personality: many people have mentioned his peculiar traits...the more I read about him the more he reminds me of someone else...
 

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it is on the TA pages. Look for the post on the Ford GT, there is a comment from SP Collectables which owns Sideways/Racer I believe.

I like that they have not taken his bashing lightly and have come after him.
 

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it is on the TA pages. Look for the post on the Ford GT, there is a comment from SP Collectables which owns Sideways/Racer I believe.
I like that they have not taken his bashing lightly and have come after him.
Hehehe I had to borrow my wifes FB as I have no use for that app. Interesting "war" is waging there.

I really like Sideways and I really like TA71, maybe theyre just different aproximations at the hobby. I wouldn't like to see TA71 dissapear the same as I wouldn't like Sideways dissapear.

TA71 kits surely are not for the beginners, but what a beautiful cars they are... And fast. I think theyre for hardcore Racers, performance builders who like 100% competition and that search that extra that would give them the edge at the Track.

Not that you couldn't do the same with a Sideways kit, in fact one of my favs car is a Lambo Huracan, its just different, maybe someone else would explain that feeling better than Im doing it here.

Both brands are really good, this grudge should end, the sun shines for everyone🙂

Cheers
 
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