Tuesday, September 29, 2009

BBURAGO 1/18 BMW Z3 ROADSTER

BMW Z3 M Roadster Diecast Model Red 1/18 Die Cast Car By Bburago


We have now seen the BMW Z3, which is well up to the very high standards set by Bburago in this scale. It features a wealth of fine detail, particularly under the bonnet and in the cockpit, the head and rear lights being authentically reproduced. Equally, a highly detailed engine is provided, while the interior of the car is superb, especially in the area of the dashboard. Good attention has also been paid to the wheels, while the paint finish is superb.

Friday, September 25, 2009

MOTORMINT: 1941 WILLYS U.S. JEEP


Commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the Attack on PEARL HARBOR 1941 Willys U.S. Army Jeep . A tribute in die-cast metal to two American-made workhorse vehicles that efficiently moved our men and supplies during WWII Jeep Features Spare Gas Can Dual Duffle Bags Orignal Drab Olive Paint Side Mounted Axe & Shovel Spare Tire Attached to Rear Precision DieCast Replica 1:32 Scale Model 4.5 Inches Long

MOTORMINT: 1941 CHEVROLET U.S. HICKAM AIR FIELD & WILLYS JEEP


Commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the Attack on PEARL HARBOR 1941 Chevrolet U.S. Hickam Air Field Flatbed 1941 U.S. Willys Army Jeep A tribute in die-cast metal to two American-made workhorse vehicles that efficiently moved our men and supplies during WWII Flatbed Features: Opening Hood Opening Cab Doors Baked Enamel Finish Dual Running Boards Hickam Air Field Markings Flatbed Comes With Towing Chains Spare Tire Located Under Truck Bed Towing Hooks Attached To Truck Bed Precision Die-Cast Replica 1:32 Scale Model 8.25 Inches Long Jeep Features Spare Gas Can Dual Duffle Bags Original Drab Olive Paint Side Mounted Axe & Shovel Spare Tire Attached at Rear Precision DieCast Replica 1:32 Scale Model 4.5 Inches Long.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

DINKY TOYS: POLICE LAND ROVER


A natural inclusion in the range was a police version, although it took until 1978 to make an appearance. The model is very dark blue, with the same lift-off hardtop as used on the Bomb Disposal Unit, but moulded in white plastic. It has a roof mounted beacon and 'Police' stickers. A plastic policeman is included. The towing hook, featured on all earlier Land Rovers except the Fire Appliance, is omitted from the Police version.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

IXO 1/43 FERRARI 158 - ITALIAN GRAND PRIX 1964




An interesting model, consisting of the Ferrari 158 which won the Italian Grand Prix in 1964 driven by John Surtees. Renowned model manufacturer IXO has released the fifteenth model in their 1/43 La Storia collection. The replica is presented in delightful book style luxury packaging.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

MATCHBOX: FORD FAIRLANE



The Ford Fairlane first seen as a police car was also used as the base for a Fire Chief's car. It was released in June to replace the Singer Van. This model had not previously been announced and so it is presumed that it was a sudden decision to use the same vehicle as 55b in a change of colour and guise in that it was now a red Fire Chief's car (59b), instead of the police car. At the same time a large Matchbox Fire Station was manufactured and so this car complemented the release.

The red Fairlane came with door and bonnet decals in two sizes. Though the interior was ivory, the roof light was white. Black plastic wheels were normally fitted but grey plastic wheels have also been found. Silver wheels have also been reported but not authenticated.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

YAT MING 1/18 SHELBY COBRA 427 S/C DIECAST MODEL

1964 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Diecast Model Red 1/18 Die Cast Car By Yat Ming

I started out with an idea to build a sports car powered by an American V8 at a time when most European sports cars were being imported with four-cylinder 1918 taxi cab engines.I went to AC Cars, because they had an available chassis, and i went to see Lee laccoca at Ford for a little money and a couple of engines to help me get started.We never dreamed we'd build a car to win the world championship and everything else, or become the legend it has.The Cobra has become the most replicated car there has ever been.I think that says it all right there. --Carroll Shelby

Shelby Cobra 427 S/C finished in red metal with twin white stripes from front to back. Many chromed parts, detailed interior, opening doors, bonnet and boot, detailed engine , moveable chromed wheels with treaded tyres, model length approx 21cm.

CORGI CLASSIC: BEDFORD CA DORMOBILE 'AUXILIARY FIRE SERVICE'


The Bedford CA Dormobile comes as a Personnel Carrier for the Auxiliary Fire Service. Launched in 1952 the Bedford CA 10/12 cwt van featured semi-forward control, a 1.5 litre petrol engine and sliding doors. A 15cwt long wheelbase model was added in 1959 and in 1964 came an improved, face lifted Mk.2 version. Production ended in 1969. This should prove a popular addition to any 'fire' collection, being a rather unusual model.