TLV Neo – LV-N118a – NISSAN LEOPARD ULTIMA 1987 (White)

I was very pleased with my early version of the Nissan F30 Leopard. This was one of the very early TLV-Neo’s that was released and a classic JDM of that.

Recently, Tomytec have released the F31 Leopard. As with all JDM’s there was a wealth of model designation:

Trim packages started with the top level Ultima Grand Selection with the 3.0 V6 engine, the Ultima with the 3.0 V6, (later the Ultima received the 3.0 V6 turbo), the XS-II Grand Selection with the 2.0 V6 Turbo, the XS-II with the 2.0 V6 Turbo, the XS with the V6 Turbo, the XJ-II with a 2.0 V6 and the base model called the XJ with the 2.0 V6

So, whilst I am a fan of the model, I think that there is one flaw. Have a look at the wheel trims on the car proper:

Could someone explain as to why the wheels are just that bit wrong? Stuff like this gets on my nerves. I have mused how well Minichamps and peers have re-created with near perfection wheels within this scale. I just cannot understand why this has gone a bit Pete. it looks a bit rubbish, doesn’t it??

This pains me to see when the rest of the model does the job just fine.Attention to detail is very important at this scale and it is disappointing to see this. It is one of my massive gripes and I know what can be done.

Frustrating to say the least. After all, they got the F30 spot on………..

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