Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
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Last week dtg11 got a little stressed out about the MBX Cayman being disproportional and ugly. And although I must admit that one looks a bit “cramped” I like it a lot. But I’m a Porsche nut so what do I know. It’s the fact MBX’s are getting hard to obtain here that kept me from getting one, not it’s looks.

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But lucky me: My 3 year old pride and joy has a good selection of SIKU Porsches. And one of those is a yellow Cayman as well. So let’s just see if that one appeals better to dtg11’s liking, it’s not that it’s totally comparable as the scale differs but more importantly: I think the MBX is a 2nd gen Cayman and that SIKU is 1st gen.

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Well, the SIKU has it’s issues as well. Main problem I’ve got with it (as I had with SIKU’s M3) is it’s Paris-Dakar ride-height. As if Ari Vatanen is getting in any minute now. Which could sort of happen as it’s got opening doors.

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The profile has some issues as well. That rear-side window should be a bit bigger I suppose.

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And I’m still amazed (SIKU’s Carrera GT has this as well) the logo up front is fairly huge while the script on the rear deck lid seems appropriate.

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With the exception for that logo the front seems decent though, even those trim pieces in it’s bumper in which the fog lights are mounted are clearly visible/casted.

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Furthermore I have no real issues with it. One absolute advantage of the SIKU is it’s durability and playability, I can hardly believe this one was in the pile of casts I had to take it out of and that it’s played with. Does it still roll?

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Of course it does. Like a champ. But it still is not a 911.

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Looking at the shots I do see some paint issues on the SIKU though, I’m getting old as I had not noticed these when I was shooting these.

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As it’s a 1st gen it won’t be this casting of the year anyway. I’m just glad it’s in the house and that it’s used a lot. Das war es wieder, tschüss!

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