Brooklin '40 Zephyr in Silver
John, I have two questions. First, is silver a factory color? Second, will this have NB Center level of detail?
Inverness, Illinois, USA
@ed-davis, It was released earlier this year. In the description of the video, it says this, "2nd City Motors commissioned only 5 of these for the 4th annual 1/43 and Automobilia Show in Chicago, March of 2023." As far as factory paint is concerned, you would probably have to do some research. I'm not sure. But it is a stunning model!
BTW, when you view the videos on the forum, you never get to see the description. If you click on the "YouTube" icon in the lower right of the video, it will take you to the YouTube site. There, you can see the description, but you can also comment on the video as well. Your likes and comments help me with the channel.
A fine video look at this stunner, John ! It is certainly low-production for this superb 1.43 replica and it looks great in silver. I have the HW 1940 Zephyr in custom "Scrape" form and these swoopy Lincolns certainly are eye-catchers in any form.
@ed-davis This is not a factory color and it doesn't suit the model well. This would be more appropriate on a custom version.
Thank you. I am also curious who bought them. John’s video was the first I knew of this model.
Inverness, Illinois, USA
Of course, "factory color" can be highly debatable and quite beside the point if you like it. Naturally, those who might say something is correct ot not correct because "I read it on the internet" must know that the world wide web/internet is never wrong and only speaks the 100 % truth !
@mikedetorrice I don't follow you on this. All manufacturers who produce replica of stock models take great care to honor the factory colors in their final choice. I don't see anything debatable about that because this is a fact.
In the instance of this repaint, I just believe who ever commissioned them only wanted to have it silver color as some kind of show pieces without any significance to accuracy. They just ordered 5 examples and Brooklin obliged. I still believe that the best rendition for this Lincoln has been the Maroon NB Center.
Of course, "factory colors" are always exactly correct and are precisely accurate, as one can tell with one's perfectly calibrated monitor with perfect eyes in an ideal viewing environment. Plus, only the internet-confirmed exact colors (with a necessarily different formulation paint) are used in the small-scale replica reproduction, "scale-effect" be cursed and ignored. All records are unerringly right and additional versions, dealer options and editions made but not sold conform exactly to the latest net claims and there is never disagreement between "experts".
If you set up your own criteria and buy what you personally like, many issues are solved and one can be a much more relaxed and happier collector. Especially among real and scale automobiles, absolute, unchanging truth is sometimes elusive and the practicality of 1:1 versus scale enters into the picture.