Wednesday, June 3, 2015

VANGUARD - VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.7CDTi - WEST MIDLANDS POLICE


The Police Information Technology Organisation (PITO) chose the five door Astra as its recommendation for the basic section vehicle classification. This means that many forces are running Astras and finding that the economy and longer service-life offered by the diesel variants is a real bonus. The low-revving nature and flat torque curve of a turbo diesel suit the urban environment in which these vehicles work and also offers a higher resale value, something that has become a more important consideration to the police in recent years. The car modelled was used by the West Midlands Force, working around the Birmingham area from 2004. Shop here

CORGI 1/50 MORRIS DROPSIDE LORRY WITH BARRELS WATNEYS


In 1889, Charles Phillips of the Mortlake brewery negotiated a merger with the brewing firm of Watney & Company, who had been in the trade for some 50 years, having bought into the old Stag Brewery empire at pimlico in 1837.Some yeras later,Watney Combe Reid & Co. was formed after a new merger with the Wood Yard and Griffen Breweries. In 1972 the Company was  taken over by the Grand Metropolitan Group and in 1991 Watneys was intergrated with Courage.Scottish Courage was formed in 1995 after Scottish & Newcastle's acquisition of Courage.

It's smart little model in 1:50th scale of the Watneys Commer in dark green with Watneys in gold on the dropsides, red chassis. barrel load,model length 13.5cm customer applied mirors and limited edition certificate. Shop here

VANGUARD 1/43 ROVER VANDEN PLAS ARUM WHITE

Diecast Model Rover SD1 Vanden Plas in Arum White

The Rover SD1 was built between 1976 and 1986. With a five door monocoque body, live rear axle and Macpherson strut front suspension, the SD1 was built to an excellent standard. This particular model is a unique 'boy racer' re-space. Shop here

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

VANGUARDS 1/43 AUSTIN 1800 - MAROON


This maroon MKII 1800 capture something of the look of this ugly but cavemous car. For some reason we're not convinced by the front, around the bonnet/grille area, but the rest of the land-crab is well captured and the finish is nicely worked. It's just that front..Shop here

IXO - BMW M3 (E30) ART CAR


Sunglasses are recommend for this phychadelic Beamer, originally decorated by indigenous Australian painter Michael Jagamara Nelson. It's certainly not for the conservative collector. Shop here

Sunday, April 20, 2014

ART MODEL 1/43 FERRARI 250P


This pretty little diecast-cast is the first of Art Model's new casting for 2003. Great wheels and a great interior. Shop here

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

PORSCHE 911 3.0 TURBO


Brash go-faster stripes enliven the plain white paint on this excellent Porsche. With an opening bonnet which reveals a lined luggage compartment, and superb engine detail, this model should please the 'Stuttgart Massive' no end! Shop here

HONDA NSX 1990


The 1990s produced some notably desirable cars and this NSX was just one example. This replica has a super interior, although in sombre black, but this contrasts well with the bodywork's rich Formula Red paint. The boot opens and is authentically lined, and there are also moving pop-up headlamps. Shop here

FORD 100E ESCORT ESTATE


Reflecting the usual Classix range standards, this Escort from the 1957-1961 batch has a lovely colour, accurate printing and fine detail painting. Shop here

Sunday, December 8, 2013

ERTL 1/18 1960 FORD STARLINER


The Starliner was the sporty fastback version of the flagship Galaxie line of fullsize Fords. Beautifully crafted this 1960 Grey Ford Starliner Diecast Model Car features opening hood, doors, trunk and steerable front wheels. No collection is complete without this stunning car. Personalize it with the custom flame graphics. Shop here

JR ADAMS ERF ECT OLYMPIC CURTAINSIDE 50th ANNIVERSARY MODEL



The birth of the Corgi Road Collectables Road Transport range dates back to 1985 with the introduction of the Thornycroft and Renault Box Vans. Hauliers of Renown is the flagship of the range and four models are included in the Anniversary range. Each model is accompanied by a keyring featuring both the Corgi 50th and haulier's logo and packed in a special anniversary box.


The ERF ECT Olympic received the largest vote by enthusiasts to be included and carries the livery of the English representative J. R. Adams (Newcastle) Ltd, based at Swalwell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Shop here

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

EFE 1/76 AEC RT - LT



EFE's old faithful RT was its first ever bus. when introduced, it was such a detailed model that it was such a detailed model that it virtually created the hobby of 1/76th scale bus collecting on its own.

But even something that set new standards in 1989 could be seen as tired by 1999, and the model was needing a new lease of life. And it has got one.

It has new under-chassis 'running boards'; side traffic indicators  tween decks; a new radiator; tided up casting around the driver's area.

These changes have really bought a new lease of life to the casting. The radiator makes it look most authentic with its masterful grille effect and tiny AEC/LT badge.

This model is of an unusual variant it features an off-side information panel (Routh 29) and roof mounted route code box as well. This combination was short-lived, but it did happen. Shop herehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/EFE-Anniversary-London-Transport-16405/dp/B00BVM1SNE/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738

HOT WHEELS BASIC CAR 50-PACK



This box set is a great way for a casual or new collector to get into Hot Wheels. The set comes with 50 different cars and other vehicles (no duplicates) and as far as I can tell, they are not randomly put in there as I have found info from others and they seemed to have the same vehicles in their boxes as mine came with. If you don't have any or only own a few Hot Wheels, you will be pleased with the variety of cars. There is something in there for just about any kind of car nut to enjoy. I am certain that any kid would love this set as well, it's just a great set for any age group.

The box is made of nicely printed cardboard and about the size and shape of a small shoe box, and the cars are packed in tightly so it weighs a good amount. If you put them back in, be sure to do so carefully or you can damage the packaging of the individual cars (if that matters to you). The cars all come on the so called short cards, not the standard cardboard backs that you will see in a retail store. A few standouts were the Batmobile, a Monte Carlo SS (80's), Nissan GTR, Datsun 510, Ford GT, Cuda, Chevelle and Twin Mill III.

I'd say if you're a hard core collector, you probably have all the cars in the box and don't need to buy this, but for a kid or casual/new collector this is a great way to start your collection or could be enough to be your whole collection. Not having seen the actual contents I was a little apprehensive before buying this, but now that I have it I can say I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. There are only one or two cars in the box I didn't like, the rest are great. Shop here

JAGUAR XJ6 4.2 SERIES II 11973 LIGHT BLUE BOX WITH TOWING HORSE BOX



The Jaguar XJ6 Series II was introduced in 1973 with final production ceased in 1979. Only minor changes were made over the earlier Series I cars, the bumpers were raised slightly to meet pending US regulations, the front end was subtly revised and some minor technical improvements were made. The Series II XJ6 was delivered with either a 4,235cc DOHC I-6 engine producing 170bhp @ 4,750rpm or a 3,442cc DOHC I-6 engine which produced 160bhp @ 5,000rpm, transmission was still the 4 speed manual with optional overdrive, or the optional Borg Warner 3 speed automatic gearbox.

This model comes with a twin axle horse box which the Jaguar was more than capable of towing, and would be the perfect combination by many people around the country. Shop here