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1:18 Mondial

Discussion in 'Mondial' started by Angel Bello, Esq., Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Angel Bello, Esq.

    Dec 10, 2003
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    Does there exist a 1:18 scale Mondial?
    Any info on merchant and price will be appeciated.
     
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  3. Angel Bello, Esq.

    Dec 10, 2003
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    Here's the missing "r"...
     
  4. Perfusion

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    In short, no.
     
  5. racespecferrari

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    An italian comapny called reel did a plastic remote control Mondial (on a cord not radio controlled) in the 80's, that was approximate 1:18 scale

    The best you will get now is a Polistil Mondial 1:25 scale, you will pay under £10 for one on fleabay, they don't have tail lights, I got a broken bit of a tailight & indicator and shaped them with a dremel (when I was bored!!)
     
  6. snj5

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    only really good models are 1:43
     
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  8. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

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    And are damn near impossible to find...
     
  9. DougS026

    DougS026 Formula Junior

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    I picked up a 1/43 Mondial T Cab from LookSmart in Italy. They are not cheap but decent quality. I got lucky with the color combo as they had it in the same exact color of my car's interior and exterior.
     
  10. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

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    If anyone has an MR 53A (red) Mondial 8 that they no longer want, name your price!
     
  11. johng

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    i second the looksmart models. i have the t coupé and cab, both very nice.

    john
     
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  13. Mule

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    IXO just released a 1/43 Mondial Cab (1983). Nice quality. No 1/18 that I know of.
     
  14. buzzm2005

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    And are REALLY unsatisfying. Trust me.
     
  15. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

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    The best Mondial 3.2 I have found is the MR in 1/43, although pricey.
     
  16. MondialMondo

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    I have looked all over Italy for a 1/18 scale model of a Mondial...to no avail. I even contemplated making a hundred 3.2 Mondial Coupes myself and may still do that if Hotwheels does not beat me to it. LookSmart has released a Mondial T coupe in scale 1/43 that is nicely detailed. If you can get your hands on one they usually cost around $110. I was able to buy one on eBay for $65. LookSmart is of the same quality as BBR/MR; the difference being that LookSmart is about 50% cheaper because it is manufactured in China (whereas BBR is manufactured in Italy). If you don't care about getting royally overcharged for this rare 1/43 scale model, one is for sale here:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/1-43-LookSmart-Ferrari-Mondial-T-Coupe-Red_W0QQitemZ320019539655QQihZ011QQcategoryZ223QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


    The 1/43 scale 1983 Mondial Cabriolet by IXO is well worth its money for $35:

    http://www.ewacars.com/cgi-bin/sshp/shop.cgi?categories=&searchtext=IXO+mondial&c=search.htm&ud=%3C%21+ud%3E&storeid=1&Submit=FIND%21
     
  17. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

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    I'm in for a couple of those.
     
  18. racespecferrari

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    ditto
     
  19. MondialMondo

    MondialMondo Formula Junior

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    Thanks for the vote of confidence guys! I need to determine how many Mondials I need to make in order to break even. I then need to find out if I would be infringing on the contract that Hotwheels has with Ferrari if I were to produce say less than a thousand models. I will keep you posted.
     
  20. ckracing

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    I have a 1:24 scale Mondial 8 made by Polistil.

    It is a lovely non Ferrari metallic green with yellow wheels.

    Decal rear lights.

    Once I paint the body red and the wheels silver, it should OK.

    I would be interested in a 1:18 scale size.

    Charles
     
  21. racespecferrari

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    If Hot Wheels don't actually make one you can't be copying their design, also if you aren't making thousands and aren't profiting or selling them from shops you wouldn't have a problem.

    Get hold of a plastic Reel Mondial which is about 1:18 and make a mold from there
     
  22. Will

    Will Formula Junior

    Nov 12, 2004
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    If there is one on this earth, I sure haven't found it.......and being a 1/18 collector and as much as I love the Mondial, I've looked far and wide. The gentleman who offered to make a hundred or so himself would make a killing on them. Count me in for one.
     
  23. racespecferrari

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  24. alfredino

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    I get a mondial cabriolet 1/18 and some others 1/18 ferrari models from DS Modelcars..this is the email:
    dsmodelcars@gmail.com
     
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  26. SonomaRik

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    that yours?

    I do not see how difficult it would be to sculpt a model based on, say, the Matel Mondials to make a T.

    Might be one of my Summer projects. Get one side right and can go from there. Thinking of Sand-Brass castings, which I'm dabling in at the moment.
     

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