1/18 scale model being offered in 2021 by DNA collectibles

TYP 8Z

Member
At £150 each ? 😲
It's not cheap but considering the level of details replicated outside and inside and that is a cast resin model, it's a fair market price IMHO. Unless one can find a 1:18 A2 scale model for a cheaper price....
 

AndyP

Member
On the website I saw the price was 125 Euro that that appears to become £151, which seems wrong. It could be £150 or 125 Euro, or 125 Euro which is £106.
 

Proghound

Admin Team
It's nice, but I don't think it's £150 of nice. Also I'm not sure if they've got the seats right, looking at the detailed pictures. They have SE-pattern base and backrest centre sections, but appear to have the bolsters of the Sport seats. Not sure how well reproduced the coloured pattern is on the seats, either. Then it has the Sport steering wheel and 'S-line' badging on the doors. Were there S-line Storms on the continent?
 

Seb_Gurkyh

Member
It's nice, but I don't think it's £150 of nice. Also I'm not sure if they've got the seats right, looking at the detailed pictures. They have SE-pattern base and backrest centre sections, but appear to have the bolsters of the Sport seats. Not sure how well reproduced the coloured pattern is on the seats, either. Then it has the Sport steering wheel and 'S-line' badging on the doors. Were there S-line Storms on the continent?

Where did you find a picture showing the seat base in any kind of detail? I'm only seeing outside pictures with fairly low contrast views of the interior?
There sure were S-Line Storms over here - CS was just an options package here, combinable with pretty much everything else I believe. (=> S-Line Plus Misano CS currently for sale)
These models in particular seem to just represent the press fleet photo cars which I suppose were somewhere between S-Line+ and custom made. (for reference, see one of my latest posts on leather storm seats and the Papaya CS/Leather seated car recently for sale)


In terms of these models... I've gotta say I'm a bit disappointed with the model quality right now. Proportions look a bit off in a bunch of places (battery compartment, non-straight spoiler, head- and taillights etc) and some colours/textures are also not quite right (headlights, wheel center caps).

If it was 125€ each like advertised on facebook instead of 150€ in their shop, this might be easier to justify, especially when combined with their "buy 4 get 1 free" or "buy 3 get 1 75% off". Then there's the whole preorder now, delivery in 2022 thing. Not particularly fond of that - plenty of time for a company to go under in these times... so going to hold off for the moment, I think, in the hopes that they won't sell all 400 of a colour too fast.
 

Proghound

Admin Team
Where did you find a picture showing the seat base in any kind of detail?
The yellow of the seat can be seen on the main model page and there's a tab called 'Development' which gives you a rendering of the interior in unpainted black or grey. The more I look at that though, it's more like they got the proportions of the bolsters wrong (too deep), as with the other things you've noticed Seb.
 
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