Unboxing The NB Center Collectiion's '42 DeSoto
Brooklin is listing the regular '42 Desoto at $216.64 and the NB Centre Desoto at $246.18. A difference of only $29.54. If you have priced the cost of upscale display cases on Ebay lately (such as the NB Case),the cost of the case alone is worth the difference.In my opinion, the NB Center version is a no brainer.
A very attractive model for sure. The color difference and additional detailing makes this a definite possibility. Hmmm!
South Lyon, Michigan - USA
Difficult decision for me as I have the BML version. I can't help feeling I've been had by buying the original and then they bring out an upscale. Still thinking.......
Thanks for the video. Looks like a very nice model.
Inverness, Illinois, USA
Always grateful for Brooklin's commitment to "regular cars." Now factor in "world class execution" and suddenly the phrase, "...always leave them wanting more," takes on another dimension. Thanks John!
A great-looking DeSoto and done exceptionally well here in the NB Collection series ! A fine review of this not-so-common 1942 DeSoto, John.
Beautiful new model and as usual a great My Take. I really enjoy those John. I agree with Ben Spear about the display case alone being worth the sticker price increase.
Richmond, Virginia. USA
Wish I could get over the mental limit I put on model purchase $. Not that I can't afford it, it just is more than I can justify to myself. Love the model.
Just my opinion who seems negative whatever I decided to leave my NB models in their displays cases but it takes up a lot of space on my shelves. Somehow, I would say that will be holding back my purchases, whether it's an NB Center model or a resin model like the Stamp models. Too many stuff. My favorites boxes are the Conquest and WMCE models though that i don't see new models at the horizons As it was before. I have never received a model damaged in this way. Easy and quick to remove to the box and put them directly on my shelves and above all much faster to put back in the box if I move, but doing that with a model that ended up costing me more than 540 cnd dollars at the end, I prefer not to handle them too much and unfortunately that takes away my satisfaction. A display case at the scale 1/43 with one model inside in my furniture next to another 1/43 display case it is not appeling for me.
@michel-lemieux I don't see any value in a display case no matter how nice it can be. For me, buying a model is to be able to remove it from the base and enjoy to rotate in my own display set up.
I am very satisfied with the cases provided with GLM/Stamp and Goldvarg models. I don't see any reason to be charged for expensive acyclic ones.
I agree with Michel and Nickles thoughts. Space is at a premium in my house with 6,000 models on display and while the Brooklin display cases are nice they represent a cost that I don't utilize.
@nickies I agree with you on all the line but putting the car back in place takes me longer and would waste my time during a move so I prefer not to accumulate too much of it. It reminds me of a 1:18 model where I had to take at least 20-25 minutes in time just to put it back on its base and insert it into its box. I even prefer the packaging of my NB Lincoln more than the one of the NB Center Pontiac.