Holden VC HDT Commodore in Palais White. Model features opening doors, boot and bonnet to reveal detailed engine. Comes with certificate of authenticity. This model is due 2018
Approximate length of model is 25 cms
Notice from Biante Recently we released the long awaited and much anticipated 1:18 VC HDT in Palais White. We have since received feedback concerning the quality control issues on part of the production run and want to address the problem directly.
We’ll get straight to the point and admit we’re not happy with how some of these models were assembled and produced. We also know you aren’t either.
The VC HDT has been in development a very long time. In fact, it’s been announced for a little over 2 years, but actually been in active development for around 4 years. The lengthy gestation period was due to many issues. The most significant of which was adapting our 15+ year old VC SLE tooling to accommodate the required new VC HDT parts. This caused a myriad of problems through the process and our modern factory (who are accustomed to current day complete 3D modelling) struggled with the adaption.
Over the course of the 2 years since the announcement we finally reached a stage around mid 2018 where we were given absolute assurance from the factory that they were on top of the quality issues and we were able to finally pull the trigger on production. This in hindsight was a mistake as we have obviously been let down, which in turn, has let down you, our valued collectors. We sincerely apologise for this.
At this stage, as we aren’t confident that the issues with the moulds and tooling can be resolved to the standard that we expect, we have decided to “retire” this mould and will not be able to re-make the cars that were below standard.
We are currently investigating our options in new tooling for the VC HDT with modern 3d scanning technology so future releases of this range are produced to a standard that our collectors (and ourselves) expect from Biante. When we have confirmed the direction we are going with this we will advise you all.