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A#8194;variety of new large scale die-cast models recently went on sale in Japan market. These series of die-cast model kit magazines will be completed with the 100 or 110 volume. It take us about 2 years to complete the models. I am thinking about buying the Cosmo Sport. ƒv DeAGOSTINI Weekly Magazine 1:8 scale Mazda Cosmo ans 1:2 Scale 10A Rotary Engine cutaway model: https://deagostini.jp/maz/ (490yen x 1) + (1,790yen x 99) = 177,700yen / $1624.71
Hachette Weekly Magazine 1:8 scale Willis MB Jeep and Trailer: http://hcj.jp/jeep/home.html (299yen x 1) + (1,799yen x 109) = 196,390yen / $1,795.59
I did some investigating on their '67 Shelby Mustang GT500. From a distance looks pretty nice, but the price - WOW! Couple that with the fact that when you start (I say start) to build the project that's all you can do. The parts are delivered monthly and sometimes those parts need to be stored because the one needed part won't be delivered until the following month. There are some really good videos showing some of the steps necessary to putting the car together.
The review isn't very complimentary. The concensus is that the model is overpriced and under quality for the money. Many parts need to be modified. I don't think this is a car meant for the beginner - although it is advertised that way.
I know such a long-range plan doesn't suit me. I subscribed to Robot magazines before but cancelled my subscription half-way. Hahaha.
I have seen the finished sample model of 1/8 Jaguar E Type, but it had no value for money. I doubt the propriety of the expression, but it was only large toy in my eyes. https://deagostini.jp/jag/
Presently, I am sending the Mazda Cosmo Sport magazines every four months to my friend who lives in Idaho. He have the real car so he compared the kit's parts with the real one. He is a little surprised at what the exact details they are.