Yesterday we received this email from William Hall at Biante.
I am posting this to keep everyone up to date with happenings.
” It’s with regret I am having to write to you again regarding a poor quality delivery of a couple of our V8 Supercars. Last time it was the 2014 Lockwood Commodore and this time it’s in relation to the two 2014 Erebus Mercedes models.
Unfortunately, the quality of these cars is far below the standard we expect and we will be destroying all of the stock received and will be remaking these two models.
About two months ago we moved all of our V8 Supercar tooling (Holden and Erebus, 1:18th and 1:43rd) to a new factory and I am pleased to say that we are all very impressed with the quality of the samples we have seen. I have attached some prototype images. This new factory is far more tampo-print focussed which I’m sure will please all collectors, and will cure the majority of the issues we have experienced to date. Obviously not all designs can be tampoed due to the nature of the graphics on race cars these days, but wherever possible, they are using Tampo.
From this new factory we will see all of the 2015 V8 Supercars we have either announced, or intend to produce. These are:
– #2 and #22 HRT Test Livery
– #2 and #22 HRT Townsville Retro Livery
– #8 Team BOC
– #9 Erebus Motorsport V8
– #14 Freightliner Racing
– #18 Walkinshaw Performance
– #47 Supercheap Auto Racing
– #97 Team Darrell Lea STIX
– #222 Repair Management Australia Racing
Other cars may be added to this list as the year progresses.
As advised we will be remaking:
– 2014 #14 Lockwood Racing
– 2014 #4 Erebus Motorsport V8
– 2014 #9 Erebus Motorsport V8
Biante sincerely apologise for the delays with these products.