Thursday, June 30, 2011

CORGI 1/50 AEC EROMATIC 'FERRYMASTER'

Many will recall the Ferrymasters livery from Corgi Toys in thepast. The AEC Ergomatic cab has now appeared as an articulated truck hauling a box trailer in in the bright white and yellow livery. There will be no mistaking this model in he cabinet as the brand name is so prominent. Shop here

CORGI TRACKSIDE 1/76 LEYLAND 8 WHEEL PlLATFORM MODEL- BRS


British Road Services (BRS) was the British road transport company formed by the nationalisation of Britain s road haulage industry, under the British Transport Commission, as a result of the Transport Act 1947. It was eventually privatised to its employees under the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher in 1988 to become the National Freight Company. Shop here

CORGI 1/50 GUY ARAB UTILITY BUS SOUTHAMPTON CORPORATION TRANSPORT

The model of Corgi's purposeful Guy Arab bus - this time looking handsome indeed, in a red over yellow colour scheme. Carrying Typhoo advertising, perhaps it's not everybody's cup of tea but you can't knock the detailing of this batch of 2600 production runs. DTR44 was a frequent sight on the dock run and was part of a 185-strong fleet commissioned between 1946 and 1955.Shop here

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

ROAD SIGNATURE 1/18 - 1941 PLYMOUTH CUSTOM PURPLE

The 1941 Willys 'America' Coupe was intended to be a low-cost 'people's car' but World War II didn't give it chance. After the war, its clean, uncluttered good looks, light weight, and a adaptability to a wide variety of V-8 engines made it a favorite with drag racers and it's now a popular street rod subject. It's also one of the first rods. The body is stock and Road Signature has modeled its line and proportions very accurately. In true hot rod fashion, all the chrome trim except the characteristic Willys toothy grille has been removed. The basic black paint is glossy, with some orange peel, and is set off by neatly printed flames. Oversize chrome wheels, low-profile rubber, and disk breakes at all four corners identify it as a modern street rod, as does the interior with its fully instrumented console and multiple speakers in the door panels. Under the hood, the Chrysler Hemi V-8 engine is wiered and plumbed, although the plug wires are pretty thick. More evidence of contemporary construction can be seen in the fuel aell and nitrous oxide bottle in the trunk. Wheelbase checks out to the listed 1:18 scale too. Shop here

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

YAT MING 1/18 - 1948 FORD WOODY DIECAST MODEL CAR


This beautifully crafted 1948 Brown Ford Woody Diecast Model Car was an icon in it's time. Known as the original surfer car of choice, this classic icon of American history. This car features opening door, hood, steerable front wheels and removable surfboard. Shop here

MATCHBOX MODELS OF YESTERYEAR Y12-STEPHENSONS ROCKET LOCOMOTIVE







The Y12-4 1829 Stephensons Rocket locomotive joined the range in 1987. The Rocket was painted yellow with a white chimney, black baseplates and although it was quite a detailed model only the brightwork on the engine and the cylinders was made from plastic so the rocket might have been a small model it was a weighty model too.

The name and the body lining to the wheels and tender was applied by black tampo printing and the pipework, dome and safety valve was gold plated plastic. It was released as a limited edition with a production of only 60,000 pieces. The Rocket was a charming model and well made too and it makes you wonder at exactly what other Locos were planned and what we missed out on. Shop here

Monday, June 27, 2011

CORGI 1/50 ATKINSON BORDERER TANDEM AXLE TRAILER AND CANVAS LOAD-ADAM JONES & SONS-BIRMINGHAM

Adam Jones & Sons was founded in 1895 by Adam Senior with a horse drawn furniture removal service. The business was then passed down to fourteen-year-old Adam Junior who continued furniture removal but also moved into road stone distribution from a local Midlands quarry.


Adam ventured into general haulage in the 1940s, and with a fleet of six trucks and a furniture van, became a limited company in the 1960s.

Adam Jones Junior's three sons took over the firm in the 1970s, with this Atkinson Borderer in their fleet. Under their management, Adam Jones has now expanded into a group of companies that specialise in nationwide transport, palletised distribution, warehousing, logistics and property management. Shop here

SIGNATURE MODELS 1/32 1969 CHEVROLET NOVA SS DIECAST MODEL CAR

1969 Chevrolet Nova SS Diecast Car Model 1/32 Yellow Die Cast Car by Signature Models



For 1969, the Chevy II nameplate was retired and the car became the "Chevrolet Nova". This beautiful 1969 Yellow Chevrolet Nova SS Diecast Model Car features opening hood, doors and steerable front wheels.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

2009 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN PRESIDENTIAL AMORED ESCORT



Own a piece of history! Our 2009 Chevy Suburban SUV Presidential Escort Vehicle from Luxury Die Cast is carefully re-created in highly collectible 43rd scale die-cast. The model measures 5.5 inches long, 1.75 inches wide and 1.75 inches tall. Outstanding features include front articulated doors revealing authentic detailed interior, rolling wheels and Presidential seals and flags. The model is detailed with Presidential license plate #44 on the rear and USA1 on the front. Complete the scene with your model of The Beast for a diorama that will be the centerpiece of your collection. Crystal covered presentation base is included for years of protected, proud display of your Luxury Die Cast collectibles. See more

Thursday, June 23, 2011

NEW RAY 1/32 WILLYS JEEP



This is a realistic looking World War II jeep in 1/32 scale, it can be modified to look really super with a little extra detailing on the buyer's part...if you're into that as I am. The only gripe I have in fact is the company that shipped it out (mighty toy) did not make sure the toy was secure inside the box and so when I received it, the windshield was smashed.--D.X. Wright  See more

BBURAGO 1/24 MERCEDES SSK DIECAST CAR MODEL


Bburagos range of 1/24 scale die cast cars offer the collector detail and value for money. With subjects spanning motoring eras old and new and from some of the worlds biggest car names, theres sure to be something for all collections. Each model has been replicated in 1/24 scale meaning you can collect and show more in a smaller space. The cars feature a factory painted metal body with multiple coloured plastic detailing parts and depending on the car, models feature opening doors, detailed interiors and engines. Shop here

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

AUTOART 1/43 - 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE SS DIECAST CAR MODEL

1957 Chevrolet Corvette SS Diecast Car Model 1/43 Blue Die Cast Car by Autoart



In 1957 the Corvette SS was developed to be the Corvette race car that would beat the best of the European sports cars; the Ferraris and Maseratis. It took Zora Arkus-Duntov only 6 months to develop this purpose built racer. The SS engine deveoped 307 hp at 6,400 RPM from it's 283 c.i. iron block. The aerodynamic drag of the SS was similar to that of the famous D Jaguar and its frame weighed only 180 pounds and was patterned after the Mercedes-Benz 300SL. The instrument panel was functional and elegant. A clock was included which proved useful in the endurance races. The car was a spectacular hit at Sebring in 1957. The SS legend has grown ever since!

MOTORMAX 1/18 - 1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD DIECAST CAR MODEL

1956 Ford Thunderbird Orange Diecast Car Model 1/18 Die Cast Car by Motormax




One of the most coveted cars of the 50s, it became an instant classic, just as sought-after by collectors today!
Die cast T-bird in 1:18 scale sports a porthole top, Continental kit, and wide white sidewalls. Realistic detailing, opening doors and hood, moving rubber tires, gleaming chrome-look trim, detailed engine compartment, and more. 9.5"L.

AUTOART 1/18 LEXUS LS 350 DIECAST MODEL CAR

2006 Lexus IS 350 Diecast Model Car 1/18 Black Die Cast Car By Autoart




This is a very detailed replica of 1/18 scale 2006 Lexus IS 350 diecast model diecast model car 1:18 scale die cast. Opening Doors, Opening Hood, Opening Trunk, Detailed Interior, Rubber Tires, Steerable Wheels, Perfectly modeled engine, Accurate Gauges and dash inside. 2006 Lexus IS 350 diecast model diecast model car 1:18 scale die cast makes great gift for any car enthusiast. Dimensions L-9 (Approximate), H-3 25 (Approximate), W-4 (Approximate).

Monday, June 20, 2011

MINICHAMPS 1/43 VOLVO S60R


There are two reasons for knowing that this is a superb model. It has clearly been endorsed by Volvo, coming in special packaging, and produced by Minichamps. The result is a model which meets all the high standard one expects these days. Shop here

SUN STAR 1/18 FORD MUSTANG SPORTSROOF

1971 Ford Mustang Sportsroof Diecast Car Model 1/18 Acapulco Blue Die Cast Car by Sunstar




From the range of US Collectables from Sun Star in 1/18th scale, this is the 1971 Ford Mustang. As we expect from 1/18th scale models, this has serveral operating features, while the detailing is good, including the engine, although the interior could be improved.

THE STUDEBAKER LARK STATION WAGON

The Studebaker Lark Station Wagon (42b) had been released in the US in Nevember 1964, but it did not appear in Europe until the New Year. This model appeared at a time when Matchbox was including the maimum number of features to provide value for money. It was decides to enhance this model by including a sliding rear roof panel over the rear compartment.

The usual features of the time were included, in terms of spring suspension, clear plastic windows and a moulded white plastic interior which was extended to include a rear tow hook. A white plastic hunter complete with rifle and hound completed the accessories.

Early models were painted in blue but, as time went by, lighter blue versions appeared. The sliding roof became progressively lighter in colour until a very pale blue sliding roof panel appeared. The earliest boxes depict a red car but this was never issued. A pre-production version with red body, pinkroof and blue roof panel is shown for the sake of interest. It is presumed that this two-colour version was just too expensive to manufacture. Another trail version is known to exist, fitted with Police decals from the Ford Galaxy, but this idea did not reach production.

The only casting variation associated with this model concerns the tow slot below the front bumper which was cast into subsequent releases. The model was never fitted with Superfast wheels as it was replaced by the Iron Fairy Crane in 1969.--Model Collector

ERTL 1/18 SCALE 1965 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 DIECAST MODEL

1965 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Diecast Model Blue 1/18 Die Cast Car by ERTL Matco Tools



1965 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Diecast Model Blue 1/18 Die Cast Car by ERTL Matco Tools


One of the classiest muscle cars, the Camaro SS makes a handsome model. This car represents Chevy's introduction to the muscle car battle. No muscle car replica collection is complete without this beautiful 1965 Black Chevrolet SS 396 Diecast Model Car from the time when muscle cars ruled the road.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

KYOSHO 1/18 BMW 2002Tii DIECAST MODEL CAR

BMW 2002 Tii Diecast Car Model 1/18 Sahara Beige Die Cast Car by Kyosho




This beautifully recreated model of the famous 2002 series. This car was ancestral grandfather to the BMW 3 Series and was produced from 1968 to 1976. This 1973 Sahara Beige BMW 2002tii Diecast Model Car features opening hood, doors, trunk and steerable front wheels. A must have for the serious collector.

MOTORMAX 1/24 - 1974 AMC GREMLIN X DIECAST CAR MODEL

1974 AMC Gremlin X Diecast Car Model 1/24 Red Die Cast Car by Motormax




The OPEC oil embargo sent gas prices soaring in 1974. And fuel shipping imports were stealing Motown car sales. Luckily, AMC's all-new compact and sporty Gremlin X was ready for action. Add this forgotten 70's classic to your collection. Masterfully replicated with wired engines, bucket seats, authentic interiors and brilliant chrome trim. Don't miss out.

JOHNNY LIGHTHING BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER- SPIKE GILES CITROEN



 Gile's Citroen comes in two colours, a sparkly metallic silver, as well as a shark skin colour grey. Silver version was in the original release of four Buffy vehicles and the grey hit the shelves in the second release. Both use the same mould, tan coloured interior, tyres and so on, however there is a considerable difference between the two colours that make it worthwhile collecting both. Both releases like all other vehicles in the Buffy series come with a bonus collector card. These have a variety of images of various actors from the TV show, of course the ones with Sarah Michelle Gellar cost a lot more to collect these days. You can get the other actor carded vehicles fairly cheap with the exception of Alyson Hannigan (Willow) who has increased in demand since How I Met Your Mother became one of the biggest shows in recent times. 

Not only can you get the different actors on the collector cards but you can also get them wearing different clothing and with different quotes. The better quotes with Sarah on them are also more expensive than the ones about pep and so forth. When these do come online as loose cars they sell for a fraction of the blister pack prices. Without the pack though, you wouldn't even know they were from Buffy. So tracking down the right actor card and quote is important as you're not likely to be removing your Citroen from the blister pack.
--James Simpson Shop here

Friday, June 17, 2011

MINICHAMPS 1/43 PORSCHE 356C CABRIO "POLIZEI DUESSELDORF" Police Car


The Porsche 356 C cabrio "Polizei Duesseldorf" of 1963-1965 is offered in white. This is an accurate and finely finished model. Shop here

SOLIDO 1/50 GMC DUKW 353 - US MILITARY DRAB GREEN

Made in France, this is a charming model and very realistic looking with fine body detail. First built in 1942, based on a forward drive GMC 21247. This is type of machine took part in many war time assaults, including the Normandy landings. Shop here

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SCHUCO 1/43 MAN HAMBURGER SPEDITION





MAN traces its origins back to 1758, when the St. Antony ironworks commenced operation in Oberhausen, Germany, the first heavy-industry in the Ruhr region. In 1908 after a number of acquisitions, the company was renamed Maschinenfabrik Augsburg Nurnberg AG, or MAN. The corporate predecessors of MAN were responsible for numerous technological innovations, including cooperation in the development of the diesel engine. By 1924, the company showed its first diesel truck at the Berlin Motor Show. After WWII, MAN shifted focus to commercial vehicles and became famous for its line of trucks, from delivery vans to heavy-hauling over-the-road rigs. Shop here

MATCHBOX MODELS OF YESTERYEAR Y2-1911 TERAULT TWO SEATER




The Y2 - 1911 Renault two seater joined the range in 1963, It was painted metallic green and the shades can vary from light to dark with the light green versions being less common, It had red plastic seats and the windscreen frame bulkhead, handbrake, gearlever and the headlights were brass plated but can sometimes be found in bare metal. The spare tyre attaches to the carrier by 4 prongs or later by 3 prongs and the wheels were brass 12 spoke with very fine tread black plastic tyres.