I did´t understand what you want to say with that, since the nose and tires with hubcaps are too different of Hotwheels car. I can see that clearly. The problem is: what is good for You Isn`t good for me.
So I don´t want continue with discussion, because how I can see You aren´t able to observe the lines of one car or model. My friend, sorry for to say, but You not born for this. If You think that the prototype of Hotwheels is like the car of screen, I´m sorry but you can play soccer, you can fix computers, you can ride a bike, less try to make a car model, please!
In other hand, if You like of hotwheels model, BUY IT! I think that We must press this makers to make perfect models like Autoart models and Minichamps models, but You think no, GOOD!!! BUY IT.
Ok, let me try to explain more then since you don't understand...
1- I disagree with you. I truly do not believe that the Hot Wheels 1:18 KITT nose is not so far off like you describe. The screen shot I posted previously proves that.
I don't know about you, but I like to go to the source to get the best reference. Ideally, having a car used to film would be first on my list, and the DVD's are second. (CAD files would be great, but, obviously, they don't exist) One off images, replicas built years later, etc, I do not consider accurate reference.
2- I disagree with you. I think the tire sidewall height is reasonably proportionately accurate. I will concede that what is not accurate is the lack of a radius from the sidewall to the tire tread. (too sharp of corner, it should be softer radius) I believe this is what is throwing you off and making you think otherwise.
3- Do you know who else disagrees with you? The licensor does. Universal has approved the KITT sculpt, and they own the IP (Intellectual Property) for it. If it was off they would have disapproved it. So it must be somewhat close...
4- What also bothers me is from my first post on this thread all I tried to do was provide to you and the others on this board accurate information about the toy development in general, as well as this product specifically. Your reply was "IT´S A JOKE. ONLY THIS, A JOKE!" You couldn't have been more wrong...
I later replied with reference from the season one DVD showing the season one KITT. Again, all you come back with is negativity and insults towards me, leaving out any facts or evidence to aid your debate. If you're so sure that this is wrong- prove it. Show me. Get some screen shots from season one and show me how the Hot Wheels diecast is so far off like you claim it is. Yeah, it might be a little off, but you make it sound like it's another car altogether.
Now don't get me wrong, I also know it is not perfect. I have news for you- it can never be perfect. Nothing can. Everyone has a different opinion about what they like and, as such, there will always be disagreements over what is considered "perfect". And I'm Ok with the fact that you don't like it. But you don't need to go to the aggressive lengths you do to make your point. A simple "I don't like it" would suffice. People would get that. And not buying it would show your dislike. You don't have to rant on and try to form mob riots...
5- I also don't like how elsewhere in your post you brag about how great your own model is. (I should more accurately describe it as a mildly modified store bought model) If you have to show pics and then tell people how great it is, there is something wrong. All you need to say is "hey everyone, what do you think?"... One should not have to tell others how great their stuff is. That's bragging (which is a bad trait in itself), and an obvious case of personal insecurity. I also question the accuracy of your model. So let's talk about it. Take a real close look... and try to be objective. (One good way to do this is to review "mirrored" images of your work, or look at your work through a mirror. It works great when sketching) I see the following errors I think should be revised:
Revision 1- The top side edges are over radiused. They need to be smaller to match the radius of the top edge of the fenders.
Proof: Look at this pic
Notice the highlight from the fender to the nose piece remains the same size. Or look at the other pic below.
Revision 2- The raised center section is too sharp (area on top center in front of scanner). It needs a softer transition to the sides. Your model looks like it has corners.
Proof: look at the pic below.
Revision 3- The marker light covers look too tall. Perhaps it's the angle of the photo, but when I look at season one images, they look proportionately too tall.
Proof: Pic below:
So what's my point with picking your model apart? Your model isn't perfect. But so what. You're happy with it, yes? And that's all that should matter. Same for the folks here on this thread who like the KITT diecast coming out. They like it. Let them be happy with it. You don't need to try and rain on their parade.[/quote]
We are with a problem. What you see I`m not able to see or what I see you are not able to see.
Let´s me explain, I`m model car collector. I´m not a toy collector. If You a toy collector there are many knight Rider toy cars to sell. How I can see, imranbecks is a toy collector. He enjoys and doesn`t mind if the model is accurate or not. Good, it´s a point of view.
In other hand, for the model car collector there aren´t one accurate model of Knight Rider to sell. When I was notified that HotWheels made a one and with Elite version I said: wow, finally. I understand that Elite is not for children, not a toy, since I have a F1 Elite Ferrari F10 and the model is very accurate.
But when I saw the prototype pictures was disappointing. The model has failures on the body. The T-tops are straight and not an angle behind. The fenders need to be more slim to, consequently, the nose to be more slim too. The tires are too big. The line in the middle of t-tops is too large. Ok, it´s too large to open, but I not agree in change the body to do some functions. The situation is simple, reduce a 82 Pontiac Trans Am and make the Knight Rider version, only this.
I need to say that my car was made for myself, not to sell. And It was made at home, not in a factory. It´s not perfect but, in my opinion and some people here too, It looks better that any other model made. I´m not a genius, but I wanted to have a good Knight Rider model. I worked for that. I saw hundreds pictures and videos of 82 Trans Am and Knight Rider Trans Am. I don`t make the nose and dash only. I changed lots of parts of the body since Revell 82 Firebird has some failures out of scale.
The nose that You showed me, I think be season 3 nose. I started to make this, but I changed. Look the picture 1.
After I wanted to change to the nose of the opening and one the first episodes, see picture 2.
What makes me angry is that there are many makers and none was able to make an accurate knight rider model car. Guy, my model was made at home. If I had all the tools that this makers have, I would to make the best model that you ever seen. But I don`t have, unfortunately.