Type R Thursday

Fear not, diecast diehards. LCD Models is here to save your souls.

32w ago

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It's safe to say I like the FK8 Type R. I have, like, a bajillion of these in 1:64 scale, so it was only a matter of time before a big one found its way into my collection. I've been pondering the AUTOart this whole time, but then this version by LCD Models came along and stole its thunder. It's made of that good-good diecast metal. It's nearly as detailed as the composite AA. The clincher? This one's only 80 bucks. It even has actual struts. Doglegs what?

For those who swear by diecast, you'll want to keep an eye out on these guys. There's a Huayra Roadster looming on the horizon, and it looks good. Like, really good.

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  • Looks like Diecast isn't dead after all. What do you think? @tribe

      7 months ago
  • Do remember that this model was actually supposed to be an Ebbro release but they and LCD parted ways a year or two ago. This is why it may not seem as crisp as their own Range Rover releases

      7 months ago
    • Panel gaps, particularly the hood, is the area that can be improved. The rest I find to be pretty crisp when compared to other brands in this price range i.e. Norev, Otto. The LCD is more detailed than both, that's for sure.

        7 months ago
    • I agree. But when you look at their proper own brand stuff you can see how good the panel gaps are. I can't wait to get my hands on the Huayra, espcially if it's this sort of money!

        7 months ago
  • Any preferred vendors in the US? I have a red type R and would happily spend more than that on this model. Trying to avoid the $225+ Auto Art one if possible, but would consider it if that's the only way

      7 months ago
    • I don't know of any in the U.S., but I got mine from...

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        7 months ago
  • Nice details and the pictures are fantastic as always 👍

      7 months ago
  • Wow what an excellent representation 😁 I almost bought a new Type-R last year. It still tempts me but I have trouble as a 40 someting Y.O. with the obscene wing on the back. I know I could have it removed but then it takes from the car being original, I don't want to feel like an 18 Y.O. Yabo. So I will keep saving a few more years and get a new C8.

      7 months ago
    • Nothing wrong with a 40 Y.O. driving a Type R!

        7 months ago
    • As a fellow 40something I can also agree about feeling like the Type R’s wing and body kit are a little over the top and boy racer-ish.

      However I love the slightly more conservative but sporty styling on my ‘17 Sport Hatchback.

      Also, while...

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        7 months ago
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