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AUTOart New Model Announcements

** UPDATE ** It seems AUTOart is full of surprises this morning.  More newness is offered by the brand.  The latest is the 1:18 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R.  Definitely one we highly anticipate!  We’ll  post any more updates as they present them here.

It was only a matter of time before AUTOart would cast their example into production.  The team announced today their version of the 1:18 Aston Martin DB11.  Four colours are on tap, each are defined below.  The model will be crafted in their composite/diecast series, and don’t be surprised if more colours are announced in the near future.  Finally, we can remove the TopSpeed placeholder from our collection!

70266 – ASTON MARTIN DB11 (MORNING FROST WHITE)
70267 – ASTON MARTIN DB11 (SKYFALL SILVER)
70268 – ASTON MARTIN DB11 (Q FROSTED GLASS BLUE )
70269 – ASTON MARTIN DB11 (APPLETREE GREEN)

72931 – FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT350R (OXFORD WHITE W/ LIGHTNING BLUE STRIPES) 
72932 – FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT350R (TRIPLE YELLOW W/ BLACK STRIPES)
72933 – FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT350R (LIGHTING BLUE W/ BLACK STRIPES)
72934 – FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT350R (SHADOW BLACK W/ BLACK STRIPES)
72935 – FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT350R (RED W/ WHITE STRIPES)

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18 Responses to "AUTOart New Model Announcements"

  1. Karsten says:

    I knew, AA would be making it and abstained from buying the Top Speed resin.

  2. Hector Gonzalez says:

    Never worth wasting money on the poor sealed resin rubbish from the many imitation scale model companies. Always best to sit tight, be patient and wait until the professionals at AUTOart weave their magic. Buy once and buy the best!

  3. Derek Jones says:

    I would agree with Hector Gonzalez, I do not have any resin models at all in my 100+ collection of 1:18 models. AUTOart are probably the best value for money when you take into account the quality that they provide at the cost. Diecast all the way! :-)

    • DS Team says:

      That’s will power ;)

    • RogerLodge says:

      Resin has it’s place if you’re into more eclectic types of cars that would never see a decent diecast release. And I must say, a high quality resin model has paint and finishing details that rival the best diecasts (and kicks the pants off of composites).

      And as far as value, Autoart used to be the best value, but I don’t see how you can say that anymore when a CMC model costs between 50% and 100% more than an Autoart yet has WAY over twice the detail.

      • DS Team says:

        Absolutely agree that resin has its place for niche and second tier specimens. If you’re a seasoned collector you will definitely see the swing of overall detail that AUTOart brought to the plate 10 years back. Not that all their models are sloppy today, we just don’t see the overall passion from the hay days of this hobby.

  4. Stephane Demers says:

    Well I was a Autoaet diehard fan, in the past. Thay have increased their prices, lowered their quality (hello P1 engine) they make stupid mistakes (Corvette GS CLEAR taillights) and they are not all in diecast anyway (composite). So I dunno why lots of people continue to see them as absolutely the best but for me they have droppes a couple of steps.

    • RogerLodge says:

      Stephane: I find it odd too. I’m guessing they’re either new collectors, don’t mind settling, or have some sort of sensory impairment.

    • Chall says:

      It’s a compromise collectors have begun to accept. They’d rather take a model with opening parts over one that doesn’t. My frustration with AUTOart composites, as with many here, is that the prices haven’t gone down but the detail has.

      It’s frustrating to know and see their potential and watch them fall short of it. The recent 911 GT3 RS for example is a knock-out with the front fender mesh, yet they leave out the headlight washer bits and the tail-light detail is flat.

      They’re still struggling to balance production volume, production speed, variety, price and quality. They’ve always made compromises, even on their very best models, but recently, those compromises have been glaring.

      Industry trends and changing buy demographics don’t help. Also, cheap labor licenses are getting harder to come by. Sadly the company may not even have the R/D funds to figure out a manufacturing process that will make collectors happy while being profitable.

    • Larry says:

      I totally are with you. I just received my first AA purchase since the changeover to composite material construction. A 2017 Corvette.
      I was extremely disappointed. Looked and felt like a Maisto product.
      Where is all the AA detail and craftsmanship? It certainly isn’t on this one.
      I do know quality in diecast products. In 25+ years of collecting, I have close to 500 cars and trucks. Some Great, some mediocre. But never paid this price for such dissapointing product before.

  5. Peter jenkins says:

    I agree that Diecast is best and AUTOart are probably the best value. Resin is just a poor material for models.

  6. Robert Poudrette says:

    I still find funny that people still call metal cast models diecast. Diecast means a model is cast with ANY material in a die. It doesn’t mean exclusively “metal” A model can be diecast out of plastic too. That AA calls their cars composite is more or less precise, they’re made out of ABS and some metal parts… Still, I prefer their “composite” cars to any resin sealed models. I have some sealed models and I am not impressed. Metal… Lets talk about those for a minute shall we? I have many metal models from all manufacturers, all the way from Maisto to CMC, with many AutoArts, GMPs and UT and you name it I have them. I am having paint issues with many metal cars that are getting older. numerous being Highway 61 and GMP models that are affected by this “cancer”. I am not amused as I have spent good money on them. SO, if the composite AA cars cure this I am all for it. Lets have the details from your heyday AutoArt though.

    • Stephane Demers says:

      We call them diecast cuz we are collectors from a very long time. Ex, I’ve been collecting for more than 20 years and it’s just the word we’re used to use you know, however the new process they go through. I think that composite is more fragile tho, if I drop a model to the floor it is sure to break. They introduced resin or plastics to drop cost but as we all see now, prices continues to skyrocket so I have mixed feelings about all this bs… Positive point is that the paint rash probably won’t happen.

  7. Petes909 says:

    Not a fan at all of all this abundance of resin sealed rubbish. The whole point of a model is for it to have opening parts. The best models are definitely the metal diecast models with openings. Resin sealed rubbish is just throwing your hard earned cash in the trash…complete waste of money!

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