Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

French Friday: Qu'est-ce qui se passe ici???

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Usually I’m quite the informed type when it comes to the European cast market. I always loved Norev’s 3" retro line, you might have seen these from me before. Epic French cars, like the A110 above. Or the R5 Turbo. Or that Goddess.

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And the details (just look at the totally correct wheels on the A110, it’s about 1/62) combined with the awesome ‘60-’70's French line-up always gets me excited. Especially the latter. So you can imagine my surprise when I ran into... A TEUTONIC PRE-WAR CAST?

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Wait, what did just happen here? How on earth did they come up with this? What is it anyway? It is a Mercedes-Benz W29 “500K Spezial-Roadster”. One of 29 built, 500 for it’s straight-8 5 liter capacity engine, K for it’s Roots Kompressor.

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But it’s French Friday so I better stop about this Teutonic pre-war beast. And I better start reminding not to use a white backdrop with chromed casts like these.

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And although I don’t understand why Norev came up with this one for their single 3" prewar cast (there’s a lot of French pre-war awesomeness from Voisin or Bugatti!) I must admit I like it. A bold move.

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Just those wheels... That’s always a problem with this scale I suppose for spoked wheels. And to compensate for this French Teutonic excuse I’ll just dump some other Norev Retro lines below as I don’t feel like lecturing today anyway ;-)

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Cheap 1/43 for a comparison in the background to show how great the Norev 3" is!
Cheap 1/43 for a comparison in the background to show how great the Norev 3" is!
WIB?
WIB?
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Sure will!
Sure will!

C’est ca! Norev a un nouvel emballage aussi. Not sure if that’s an improvement: old box on the left, new one on the right.

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Bon Week-End! Finally the results of LaLC Car Week will be announced, yai!!

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