DiecastSociety.com 2015 Model of the Year Winner! • DiecastSociety.com

DiecastSociety.com 2015 Model of the Year Winner!

The winner of DiecastSociety’s 2015 Model of the Year is the 1:18 Ferrari 250 GTO by Classic Model Cars (CMC).  Their landslide victory contributed to 28% of votes, a total of 928 votes based on 3,330 votes in total.  Quite impressive, to say the least, and a well deserved victory too.  Congratulations CMC!

AUTOart is an honorable mention, they have 3 models in the top five that contributed to 971 votes.  Our personal favorite, the Norev 1:18 Mercedes AMG GT S ended up in 7th place, 6% of the votes, a total of 195.  Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote and the manufacturers for providing us with such delicious pieces.  See you in late 2016!

CMC 1:18 Ferrari 250 GTO (28%, 928 Votes) 
AUTOart 1:18 Hennessey Venom GT (11%, 371 Votes)
AUTOart 1:18 DeLorean (11%, 360 Votes)
CMC 1:18 Alfa Romeo 8C (10%, 328 Votes)
AUTOart 1:18 Alfa Romeo 4C (7%, 240 Votes)
AUTOart 1:18 McLaren 12C GT3 (7%, 239 Votes)
Norev 1:18 Mercedes AMG GT S (6%, 195 Votes) 
Bburago 1:18 Signature Ferrari 458 Speciale (5%, 177 Votes)
Kyosho 1:18 Bentley Mulsanne Speed 1 (5%, 159 Votes)
GT Spirit 1:18 Porsche 991 Targa 4S (4%, 126 Votes)
GT Spirit 1:18 Porsche RUF CTR2 (3%, 116 Votes)
Schuco 1:18 Cooper T51 #14 “Stirling Moss” (3%, 91 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,330

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8 Responses to "DiecastSociety.com 2015 Model of the Year Winner!"

  1. Frank says:

    That CMC was going to win this competition was a no-brainer. This is solely due to the fact that too many voters think this is a “most detailed model” competition. And it’s not, or, it shouldn’t be. You can’t compare a 400 USD model to a budget cost model; that is never going to work. And why are there 4 Autoarts in where all others are limited to 2 or 1? I suppose there is a host of Autoart fans here on DCS which makes it difficult to get a an unbiased view but this too easy.
    So my suggestion would be to make categories, at least in price but sealed or non-sealed would also help. Maybe CMC and Autoart will always win in some, but let’s give others a chance too.

    • DS Team says:

      Hi, the DiecastSociety.com best of 2015 isn’t all about the most detailed model, our line-up of contenders will attest to that. We are a diversified bunch here, AUTOart has major presence as they are by fact a key contributor of NEW models on a yearly bases, and their execution is usually on point too. We compile a final list of models based on end-user feedback (website, forum, and email), and yes we add to the list where we believe the nod is required. If by your suggestion we break the list in multiple layers, where does it end? Yes our list is not scientific in any way, BUT it represents the core fabric of what’s going on within the hobby. CMC deserves the win, their subject matter and overall execution appeals to those beyond their finical means. Happy collecting!

    • Karsten says:

      Same discussion every year. My favourites were the DeLorean and the Mulsanne. Now, when you see that the Kyosho even “lost” to the Norev and a Burago and that the Schuco even came last, you´ll realize that it is not all about detail and quality. There are many criteria that a collector will weigh when he casts his vote, facing a dilemma between qualities of a model (e.g. detail) and personal preferences for/fascination with certain original cars (Ferrari collectors don´t vote for Porsches, road car collectors versus racing car collectors), admiration for unusual, exotic models (I am sure that Schuco´s VW T3 “Joker” camping vans won´t stand a chance on Diecast.com despite their detail, while they´ll be popular with camping fans). That the 250 GTO has deservedly won (while its CMC brother only came fourth, although being superior to AUTOart) is mostly due to the fact that it ticks a number of boxes with collectors: detail, quality, Ferrari, 250 GTO, produced without license from Ferrari, etc. . And if you have read reactions to the latest composite efforts by AUTOart, you will see that this website is anything but biased in favour of AUTOart. The Huracan does not stand a chance next time.

      • DS Team says:

        My favorite was the Norev Mercedes-Benz SLS. Voted for her too!

      • Frank says:

        Actually, you’re making a plea for different categories, Karsten. If it’s the same discussion every year (this is my first year), why not end it then. And yes, the Huracan failed quite obviously, but I haven’t read this much negativity on Autoart before. Not biased? The level of excitement with each post of Autoart leads me to think otherwise. Let’s agree to disagree.

        • Karsten says:

          Yes, Frank, we completely disagree with each other. And no, I am not “making a plea for different categories” because as DS Team mentioned: ” If by your suggestion we break the list in multiple layers, where does it end?” (Awaiting your suggestions in detail)

          As for calling DS members “biased” (thank you very much, by the way, on behalf of all DS members expressing their views), could you please make up your mind wether you´d like to complain about the “host of Autoart fans here on DCS which makes it difficult to get a an unbiased view” or the “negativity on Autoart”.

          • Frank says:

            As I expected, you’re completely missing the point. And an exquisite piece of journalism: just take out some phrases and give them your own meaning. Wow. Complements on that one. Just lash out if someone disagrees. DCS: no disagreeing allowed or you’ll be hearing from us!
            (Better remove this one.)

        • DS Team says:

          There is a level of excitement and anticipation for all new releases, unfortunately, some don’t always turn out that way, hence the AUTOart Huracan.

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