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isporcic

Croatia
48 Posts

Posted - 11/13/2017 :  00:18:17  Show Profile  Visit isporcic's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, all.
Make Up eidolon I have only 1, a 512 BB.
I see they produced Testarossa/512tr/512M, F50, F355, 365 GTB4, Dino...
But 599 GTO and 458 Italia that I saw surprised me.
Could it be that the share moulds with some oter HB, they look a lot like Looksmart to me but maybe i am wrong.
Would not like to buy a MakeUp 599 GTO and see thet it is the same as my Looksmart that I already have...
Thanks.

Cloud 9

USA
147 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2017 :  20:43:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,

I have both a Makeup 599 GTO and an MR version, which is basically the same as Looksmart....They are not the same....

Besides having a better overall finish than the MR, the body shape of the Makeup appears not as thick...The lines are more sharp and crisp...

When doing a side by side comparison, it never crossed my mind that they might share the same mold...

Rest assured, you will be happy should you decide to go with the Makeup version....:)

Good luck!
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isporcic

Croatia
48 Posts

Posted - 11/16/2017 :  12:05:55  Show Profile  Visit isporcic's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cloud 9

Hello,

I have both a Makeup 599 GTO and an MR version, which is basically the same as Looksmart....They are not the same....

Besides having a better overall finish than the MR, the body shape of the Makeup appears not as thick...The lines are more sharp and crisp...

When doing a side by side comparison, it never crossed my mind that they might share the same mold...

Rest assured, you will be happy should you decide to go with the Makeup version....:)

Good luck!



Hi, thank you very much for your reply.
Seems odd to me that there were only 599 GTO and 458 Italia Eidolon (of real Ferraris younger than year 1995)
Perhaps there were more but I could not find them.
And I expected MakeUp to be better :-)

Edited by - isporcic on 11/16/2017 12:15:52
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the.x.man

New Zealand
809 Posts

Posted - 11/16/2017 :  14:56:23  Show Profile  Visit the.x.man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very sadly, Make Up Co. were not allowed to continue creating Ferrari models several years ago. Otherwise, we would have had many more from them - which would have made a lot of collectors extremely happy!

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Dave G

Netherlands
50 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2017 :  15:32:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Besides the GTO Make Up also did the regular 599, a 599 with some personalisation stuff (scaglietti programme), I believe a 599 HGTE, and both XX and XX Evo versions. The trick however is in finding them...
One thing I admire in Make Up models is the window frames; I bet the looksmart and BBR versions just feature simple flat plastic whereas MU applies a extremely thin 'window rubber'... And we all know that stuff like that is what makes a model special ;)
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