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Posted By: Graeme Ogg
Posted On: Friday February 7, 2020 at 11:09 AM
 
Message:
Whatever they are made of, they can all be good, bad or indifferent.
I have certainly encountered one or two bad Neos - and as I reported a while back, Neo's answer to the "banana" problem was that you just have to accept subtle (ho, ho) imperfections in an "artisan product". So, no free replacement, sorry about that.

But, like other Forum members, I have plenty of Neos where the accuracy of shape and fineness of detail is about as good as it gets, and I certainly wouldn't dream of dumping them all in a fit of pique just because they screw up now and then. (I just don't buy the bad ones!)

On the other hand I have seen plenty of expensive handbuilts over the years that I have regretfully had to pass over (even though I really wanted a model of that particular car) because something about the basic shape or proportions was just plain wrong, or the detailing was clumsy and over-scale and the overall impression just didn't appeal.

Funnily enough, although relatively cheap and cheerful 1:43 diecasts may sometimes be over-simplified in the detailing department, they seem to suffer less often from serious errors of basic shape or proportion. Maybe there's something to be said for mechanised production after all!

It's always interesting to see how super-critical people can be about minor imperfections in some model ranges, but they get very defensive about any criticism of a model from their favourite makers (even when an impartial observer might see it it as fairly mediocre for the price).

As we say, you pays yer money ...

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(PIC) Here is a good example of a serious banana shape... by Lloyd Mecca #27275
I saw one of those on ebay by carl parrish #27275.1
Why not a CLAIM to the owner of NEO? IS A FRAUD!!!!! (EOM) by renato camesasca #27275.1.1
Carl, you are right! I use to have quite a collection of Neo models, by Alex Taylor #27275.1.2
I have quite a few white metal models that are laughable as well...not by Bob Jackman #27275.1.2.1
Point of order - white metal models are not diecast. by Harvey Goranson #27275.1.2.2
Whatever they are made of, they can all be good, bad or indifferent. by Graeme Ogg #27275.1.2.2.1
Well stated Graeme. (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #27275.1.2.2.1.1
If a model looks right to me and I like it I will buy it whether it's a cheap diecast or by Rich Pendleton #27275.1.2.2.1.1.1
I just have one NEO model. Although that another one tease me by Michel Lemieux #27275.1.2.2.1.1.1.1
I'm delighted with my NEOs -- I just avoided the inaccuate subjects--or those that have gone bananas (EOM) by Mark Lampariello #27275.1.2.2.1.2
+1. Some of them are very good, like this Maserati. by Harvey Goranson #27275.1.2.2.1.2.1
Brooklin are centrifugally cast in rubber molds, so that means they are not diecast. Is... by Karl Schnelle #27275.1.2.2.2
Yes, I think it's just a matter of conventional terminology. by Graeme Ogg #27275.1.2.2.2.1
Thanks, man! Part of the fun in collecting is knowing these type details! (EOM) by Karl Schnelle #27275.1.2.2.2.1.1
Which brings up another point Karl. by Harvey Goranson #27275.1.2.2.2.1.1.1
All good points, but let's not forget the fine old slush cast models. (pic) by David Holcombe #27275.1.2.2.2.1.2
Always great to see the old ones, thanks. (EOM) by Rich Pendleton #27275.1.2.2.2.1.2.1
Who can explain how hot molten metal can be poured into by John Quilter #27275.1.2.2.3
Low melting point metal and high melting point molds. by Harvey Goranson #27275.1.2.2.3.1
Spin Casting White Metal by John Daniels #27275.1.2.2.3.1.1
Different types of rubber used for moulds. Brooklin and by John Roberts #27275.1.2.2.3.1.1.1
That mold looks just like the ones we used at MTI (EOM) by Rich Pendleton #27275.1.2.2.3.1.1.2
Since we seem to be on technical roll here ... by Graeme Ogg #27275.1.2.2.3.1.2
No! Are your degrees in Celsius? Now you can have your coffee. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #27275.1.2.2.3.1.2.1
Yes! My degrees are in Chemical Engineering! So those values are C! :-) (EOM) by Karl Schnelle #27275.1.2.2.3.1.2.1.1
Speaking of rubber, can we find a way to unvalcanize by John Quilter #27275.1.2.2.3.1.2.2
Tyres can be recycled OK. by Graeme Ogg #27275.1.2.2.3.1.2.2.1
And the money to do it. (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #27275.1.2.2.3.1.2.2.1.1




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