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Teutonic Tuesday: Wo ist mein Kennzeichen?

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In my Spaghetti Sunday Alfa 4C post two weeks ago Krieger (@FSKrieger22) noticed the fact the 4C didn’t come with a licenseplate casted in. He was right and I’m not sure why this is as SIKU always had this feature. At least, as long as I can recall. So I’d thought to check out some other recent additions.

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Well, that 918 has a bubbly cast and that 911 looks a bit like a frightened cat high on it’s feet. The front license plate seems to be missing at all on that 918 but as it’s an exotic car that could be totally normal.

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Well, that’s a obvious: The most recent one, the 918, lacks of the “casted in” license plate. So maybe SIKU dropped this feature once and for all. But...

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You see those upper left corners of the cards: Different colors. Meaning different SIKU “lines”. And the grey ones are the cheapest.

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The blue ones are slightly more expensive. Probably has to do with features as hose opening doors. And glass taillights. And, maybe, those licenseplates. But I doubt this for being the reason, I think SIKU has just skipped on this.

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But despite of the non-openable parts/missing glass and that a bit “bubbly” cast I definitely prefer the 918. The hole proportion of the 911 is a bit of but what really shocked me was the line between body and spoiler.

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You see?

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That can’t be good. The 918 simply doesn’t have these kinds of edged lines so it’s definitely the easier car to cast. The script on the back is awesome on both.

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So, the 918 definitely is the one for me.

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So, das war es wieder für heute. I definitely hope SIKU improves a bit on their quality control. Still: highly playable as they’re very rigid. Even the windshield on that 918 seems to be way better fit than the one on the Wiesmann Roadster by SIKU for example.

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One disadvantage of this silver paint is the visibility of fingerprints. Check that front bumper. Tschüss!!!

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