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Paul R
Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:16:02 AM

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Rivera2171 wrote:


Paul R wrote:
I think that at that time, these models were probably the best heavy haulage models available at the time.


TWH/Sword is still king of 1/50 diecast imo


Can't knock them to be honest but for me, Drake Models are now king. IMC are not doing bad with their new MB trucks but WSI are laguishing in terms of quality and are having QC issues again. I had several models delivered at the same time last week and 3-4 of the WSI ones had some form of damage.

Paul R
Talyan55
Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:15:39 PM
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Sad part that Drake only concentrates on the Australian market.
Rivera2171
Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 9:46:37 PM

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Quinella wrote:
Rivera2171: I couldn't agree more. Too bad TWH went out of business. Those first trucks were far better than WSI versions IMO. I wish we had some older trucks made by TWH. Wouldn't you love some Macks, Autocars...etc? CAW

Heck.Yes.

Paul R wrote:
Can't knock them to be honest but for me, Drake Models are now king. IMC are not doing bad with their new MB trucks but WSI are laguishing in terms of quality and are having QC issues again. I had several models delivered at the same time last week and 3-4 of the WSI ones had some form of damage.
Paul R


IMC and Drake are decent enough for current offerings. Both Drake trucks I have had missing parts/body blemishes out of the box. Same with the Centurion Ballast Box I got. Major paint scrapes and blemishes, at least for something that should be relatively perfect OOTB. I too have had many issues with WSI models OOTB, but their yellow 9150 is particularly nice and their ZX870 is still the best excavator model on the market (except that ugly bucket). The one I am most impressed with currently is Weiss Bros. I opened the Sarens 4100 and it was laid out beautifully in the package. A definite throwback to TWH days of greatness.


Talyan55 wrote:
Sad part that Drake only concentrates on the Australian market.

Also true. But Aussie trucks look badass.
Paul R
Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:48:25 AM

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Definitely agree with the Sarens 4100 crane. It is a lovely model.

Paul R
Talyan55
Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2022 3:31:46 AM
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I think it is time for some new trailers. Smiley
Gregg
Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2022 5:30:46 PM
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I should know the answer to this but I don't. Why did TWH stop producing models?
Thanks,
catjnky
Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2022 10:27:49 PM

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I believe they went bankrupt by venders not paying for their orders.
EastCoastFabricator
Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2022 2:54:47 PM

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I sold 2x yellow versions for $1,350 each on eBay years ago.

There are two rules for success: 1. Never tell everything you know.
Rivera2171
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2022 9:22:07 AM

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So...I got me a 3x3x3... for quite a bit over retail. Of course it is beautiful. It needed a little light attention but was still in excellent shape given the age and storage. The amount of detail is staggering. There is no way it could be done today for the price point of the time of original retail.
I also have the fermentation tank but I think the IMC XFMR looks better on it. It is an HLI Rail and Rigging, which I did not know they made...unless someone got it customized? Here are some pics:



What I found to be quite interesting is that the older 379 models were not all through on the grill? I did not know this as I thought they were all through on the grill since the beginning. WSI on the left, Sword on the right:
PXL_20220415_204145381 by riveras2007, on Flickr

I was also wondering if anyone could tell me where these pieces go? I have no clue.
PXL_20220422_111219262 by riveras2007, on Flickr

PXL_20220422_114136993 by riveras2007, on Flickr

PXL_20220422_114331092 by riveras2007, on Flickr

PXL_20220422_114237074 by riveras2007, on Flickr

PXL_20220422_114220469 by riveras2007, on Flickr

PXL_20220422_114204909 by riveras2007, on Flickr

PXL_20220422_114143235 by riveras2007, on Flickr

PXL_20220422_111001783 by riveras2007, on Flickr

PXL_20220422_110926870 by riveras2007, on Flickr



kcmtoys
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:45:15 PM

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Very nice! I don't have one now, but I think that cross braced stand goes between the neck and the jeep when you disconnect the deck from the neck.
modelmaniac
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:50:04 PM

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Love it in that livery/colour,it looks really good.Really shows up all those details,I had forgotten just how much went into that.Perfect load,for it.
Rivera2171
Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2022 2:48:05 AM

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kcmtoys wrote:
Very nice! I don't have one now, but I think that cross braced stand goes between the neck and the jeep when you disconnect the deck from the neck.


Cool. Thanks!



modelmaniac wrote:
Love it in that livery/colour,it looks really good.Really shows up all those details,I had forgotten just how much went into that.Perfect load,for it.


Awesome. Thanks!
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