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Die-cast model review; 1988 Honda CR-X

For the first die-cast model review, I will review this red CR-X.

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Overall looks

Rear view Image credit The Toy Collectibles Paradise

Rear view Image credit The Toy Collectibles Paradise

Let's start off with the overall looks. I'll go into the details shortly. This Honda has to be one of my favorites. I never noticed so from in the store, but the car has a very nice, thick coat of red paint. I think it fits the car perfectly. Most of my favorite cars in my collection have a perfect coat of paint, thick, but not too thick. It's enough to see all the body lines. The color is amazing too! It's bright, but dark. It's quite vibrant.

There are no little imperfections in the paint, that you may find on some cars, and the black bumpers fit it very well, including the black accents on the side of the car. The wheels, for me, fit the car very well. I think these wheels from HotWheels are one of my favorites. The car also sits low, and it makes it look aggressive and ready.

Details

A 3/4 view Image credit Shopee

A 3/4 view Image credit Shopee

You have the front headlights, with no color, sadly, but it's not the end of the world. The front Honda badge has no color, but it's barely noticeable. You also have little shapes and other things for other lights etc. Going up to the bonnet, you have the washer fluid sprayer thingies. Going to the sides, you have the usual stuff like door handles and that fuel thingy that opens and shuts. The pillars on the side of the door are slightly offcenter, but it can barely be seen.

I'm counting interior as a detail, as you don't usually see the interior as easily as a spoiler for example, if you see it at all. But after a good look, I could see a well detailed rear boot space, seats with details (little up and down things where your mid-body goes) and a generously detailed center console and dashboard. I couldn't get much more as the windows are tinted dark.

At the rear, there's a little black rectangular shape with triangles on the sides, which is the window. The Honda and CR-X badging is there in the correct color, but it is slightly off-center. On the side there is a red badge Si, along with orange indicators. Going down, you have the usual exhaust.

Another look Image credit SaveMoney.es

Another look Image credit SaveMoney.es

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Comments (2)

  • I'm reposting this comment because I reckon you'll need feedback like this way more than a mere survey.

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    OK, now that you've done a review, I suggest you continue seeking out some of the review write-ups done by others here, especially from the old-guard users like AlienProbe, Scott, Superstarska, Kimba, and Small Scale Sydney. They have both engaging writing and great photography that shows the models off in beautiful ways. Try their styles, then mix it up with your own as you go along.

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    As much as possible, cultivate a voice and visual language you can call your own, but use us as your inspiration and foundation. You have something worth polishing. Keep practising and working on this, and I reckon you'll find your next post on the front page of the site.

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    Specific tips: Hot Wheels Mainline cars are tough to review on their own, especially if they're not "headline" reveals (as seen in the Bugatti Chiron) or retrospective looks (like the Cadillac ATS-V.R feature I did). I suggest you try finding two versions of the same car (say, a Nissan R35 GT-R) made by two different toy brands and pit them against each other, or try "fleet" reviews for a particular group (JDM, racing, exotics, or muscle). Compare quality control inconsistencies, whether they roll well, robustness, and accuracy, and see if you can rate them a little better or worse than when you initially saw them. Take photos along the way, and suss out if the casting is more photogenic than it is.

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