Peter's projects Dec 8, 2008 22:57:01 GMT 1
Post by Sylvain on Dec 8, 2008 22:57:01 GMT 1
You should read french forums, believe me. Because here the 504 has been more than welcome. For my part, I definitely agree with you, it's not a good model, the most important problem beeing the inaccuracy of the character line on the side. But it was a good choice by Brekina for the french modellers, especially the railroad modellers of course. And, as it was announced almost two years before it was released, it has been really expected.
You say they could be interesting by doing a 403 instead of a break version of the 504? Interesting, even if, for my part, I definitely prefer, if they go on doing french cars (which I hope), that they leave apart Peugeot and Renault to look towards Simca: very, very few Simca's available in our scale, no 1100 for example, a model most wanted here, and still no Aronde 9 or 1300, which is incredible. But that's another story.
To come back to your models, about SV models, I remember seeing them many, many years ago, but not for a long time. And nothing since. I regret not having bought some then, especially the convertible, and convertible sedan, and I've never seen one on eBay when I looked for it. You're really lucky to have found this one.
If that could help, I've an extra grille from my 202 by SAI, their best model, to my point of view. I don't remember the SV models version enough to compare them, but one thing I find interesting is the way they have solved the problem of the front lights behing the grille, on the 202 (and the 402), which is much more adequate than on the SV models version.
They have the good idea to give two grilles with each kit, in case you've problem curving the first one. So, if you've interested by the extra one, send me a PM.