Amalgam Collection - Questions for the manufacturer.

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  1. Rossocorsa1

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    Left hand. The Prince is at the wheel. Also, this was a converted car to electric.
     
  2. Rosey

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    A 348- no way, but a 308/328 comes closer.
     
  3. Rosey

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    Yes LHD, believe it was originally a US car but been heavily modified.
     
  4. Lusso123

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    So...... will Amalgam also make this version.... with all the mods including the electric motor under the bonnet? :D
     
  5. harleyx49

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    JLR NA just sent me an email on status of my Amalgam XKE, JLR NA thought when JLR England said it had shipped that it was coming into customs in NJ.
    He was just in the UK and found out that any and all vendors are required to ship the models back to Amalgam for a re inspection to insure that the models are in perfect condition for the clients to maintain their reputation. Said that this usually takes up to two weeks and are the reasons for the delay in shipping.
    Order this over a month ago but happy about the re inspection so know I am getting a pristine model !

    Hope to get it soon !!!!!
     
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  8. David C

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    Glad to read that Amalgam is making improvements on their quality control; this was VERY necessary as I had to return two recently because of defects and assembly imperfections.
     
  9. harleyx49

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    FED EX just delivered Amalgam XKE tonight.
    Came on a wood pallet but seem to have some box damage. FedEx guy said to open box to see if it affected the Amalgam Model.
    Model was super protected and no apparent damage to XKE.
    Will post pictures of unboxing in the next few days.

    Mike
     
  10. chrixxx

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    Lucky you as at least you got something! I waited more than a year for my Tailor Made 458 GTE (and paid 14K EUR) and still not completed... and I even dont get any response from their sales representative in Germany as Dedication Plate is still missing so are the Display stands. And not even an answer! Horrible!
     
  11. harleyx49

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    Unpacking the XKE wasn't worth doing photo's. Foam wrapping on display case was tore and did not look like professional packing, I think that this was done at the customs inspection when they tried to repack item.
    I have had other items scratch and nick having going through customs so not blaming Amalgam.
    Only issue was that after displaying Model for a couple of hours I notice that both hood chrome trim pieces came out of their grooves as they seem to be pressed in and not glued. Hoping that it just due to an environmental change heat and humidity, tape them back into position and will leave the tape on for a few days.
    All in all this in one gorgeous Model.
     
  12. David C

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    That foam wrap does usually tear, if not during shipping you most certainly will tear it upon unpacking. The chrome pieces you mention should NOT need repair considering the cost of the replica! We'd love to see photos of your acquisition after the tape is removed.

    For those whom have some modeling skills Deagostini is offering a British Green coupe by subscription:
    https://www.model-space.com/us/build-jaguar-etype.html

    It won't be as good in quality as the Amalgam, but it is acceptible considering the cost difference, i am building this and the wire wheels are gorgeous.
     
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    I completely agree, especially regarding the problem with the chrome pieces - absolutely nothing should need attention.
     
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  15. harleyx49

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    David,

    I also look into this Deagostini Jaguar but seem like it would take a couple years to get all the parts to finish this Model.

    Pictures of the finished Model look great but at my age I wasn't really willing to wait that long.

    Contacted Amalgam about my issues and will post their reply's when I get them.

    Good luck on your Jaguar build.

    Mike
     
  16. harleyx49

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    Quick update on my Amalgam Jaguar XKE issues, see photo.
    Got a super fast fast response from a Ian at Amalgam and hope to get this work out with them soon. I am hoping that they send me a new replacement hood and I will return the defective one back to them, only looks like 2 screws to replace.

    Stay tuned,
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    Good luck, with the replacement hood. Hope it all goes smoothly and there will not be any fit issues with the new piece.
     
  18. Rossocorsa1

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    I had a couple minor things on my models. At least in my case the Amalgam team took care of everything to my satisfaction. I hope all goes well for you.
     
  19. David C

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    So much for 'improved quality control'-not!
     
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    Do these Models come with any paperwork as I received absolutey nothing ?
     
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    Some do and some do not. I don't know what the reasoning is. I think you should inquire, it might have been an oversight, or might be the current standard.
     
  22. Rossocorsa1

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    My 1:8 models all came simple opening instructions (one page print out). I believe they also came with a certificate of ownership with the number.
     
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    Quick update on Amalgam's response to my issues and on any paperwork/certificates with this Model.



    Hi Mike,


    Apologies for the delay but I have checked and we will need to repair this model back in Bristol.


    I will ask my colleagues to provide a shipping quote first for you to check.


    Regarding the paperwork, all our models come with a certificate but this was a special edition produced for Jaguar. My colleagues will check if we produced certificates for Jaguar and organise a replacement.


    Kind regards,


    Ian


    Ian Jones
    International Sales Manager
     
  25. Rossocorsa1

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    While this may be inconvenient, I think it’s best. I would much prefer they handle repairs. I give them cedit.
     

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