Monday, August 29, 2011

BEST 1/43 ALFA ROMEO TZ2

This is the Alfa Romeo TZ2 of 1964, as driven at Sebring in 1966 by Geki and Andrey. It seems monotonous to keep making the same remarks, but to take a moment to examine the detailing on this model. Shop here

BEST 1/43 FERRARI 750 MONZA

This is the Ferrari 750 Monza, a finely detailed model as driven at Sebring in 1955 by A. De Portago. Shop here

ART MODELS 1/43 FERRARI 500 TRC



These come two versions of the 500 TRC of 1956, displayed in the box with the bonnet placed to one side so that you can see the fine engine detail. One version is as driven at the Mille Miglia in 1957 by G. Koechert, the model having a tonneau cover in place. Shop here



Second is as driven at the Swedish Grand Prix in 1957 by J.Batista Falla. Shop here

ART MODELS 1/43 FERRARI 166MM

The Ferrari by Art Models is truly excellenct. There is the Ferrari 166MM of 1948 to 1953, as driven in the 1950 Mille Miglia by Marzotto and Marini. Shop here

THE BEDFORD 12 cwt VAN



The Bedford 12cwt Van (25a), known in the USA as a panel truck, was only ever painted in dark blue. The ‘Dunlop’ decal was the first non-Matchbox advertisement, Lesney having sought and obtained permission from the tyre company for thids, and Dunlop was the first company to pay for its advertising space on a Matchbox vehicle. The fact that this model completed its life in one guise, with only changes to the wheels from metal to grey plastic and with the decals from orange-yellow to yellow indicates that as long as Dunlop paid for the advertisement Lesney was happy to continue with the model unaltered as long as sales were maintained. In any case, during the 1950s and for most of the 1960s, Lesney could never make enough models because export demand alone always outstripped supply. --Model Collector

Sunday, August 28, 2011

MATCHBOX - PONTIAC COCA-COLA


You can't get more American than this coupe with Coke ads. Commemorating a football (soccer in the US.) event, this is a collectable model. Shop here

SCHUCO 1/72 LAND ROVER FREELANDER


Schuco produces its Junior Line in 1/43rd and 1/72nd scale. This 1/72nd scale model shows the high qulity of these inexpensive and well finished models. Shop here

HORSE DRAWN BREWERS DRAY






This model first appeared in October 1988 and holds the distinction of being the first horse-drawn to have a permanent driver, painted manes, collars and tails on the horses, not forgetting the driver’s bowler hat. The model consists of a cast body and footplate, a separate horse shaft and bogie, a plastic single piece driver’s seat and advertising headboard, driver and separate lower and upper beer barrels.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

1954 SCENICRUISER





Introduced in 1987 all the components were designed specifically for this model. The body consists of a single casting into which is inserted a smoky grey Perspex window section, being the first and to date the only Lledo to have the luxury of glazing. The body is supported on a metal chassis with the axles being held in place by a plastic baseplate. The wheels are single moulded hubs and tyres with the legend Lledo  embossed on the outer walls. These wheels can also be found on the DG15 & 17. Withdrawn from standard range at the end of 1990.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

CORGI OOC 1/76 BOVA FUTURA - EUROLINES


Modelled on the first style Futura, this miniature Bova in Eurolines livery looks very good indeed. A fantastic job has been made of the tampo printing on the glazing and the interior boasts detailed seats which look just perfect for a comfortable trip aboard! Shop here

VOLVO A40D ARTICULATED DUMP TRUCK


The Volvo A40D articulated dump truck built for Volvo in China is loaded with detail, and includes a tipping body, opening engine bay and excellent detailing. Shop here

Friday, August 19, 2011

CORGI 1/50 MINI 7 RACING CLUB - CHRISTOPHER HUCK



Ever since the Mini was introduced nearly 42 years ago, it's been the hub of motor sport in the UK, with many dedicated racing series instigated. The Mini Seven Formula is one of the more gentle Mini racing series, although these 100bhp cars can still sprint to 60mph in seven seconds and push speeds up to 120mph. This limited edition Corgi model (5500 pieces) pays tribute to 29 year old Christopher Huck, who in 1997 followed his father's footsteps into Mini racing. Shop here

HOT WHEEL 1/43 JORDAN EJ10 MUGEN - HONDA 2000 F1 - JARNO TRULLI





This will be a popular model, as next to Ferrari, Jordan is seen by many Formula 1 followers as the 'Team of the People'. In 1999 the Jordan team had finished third in the constructor's title race. The future looked bright, but their arrangement to use works Honda units, promised to BAR, was not the materialise until this year. This saw the team slip to sixth place in the constructor's race. The model carries racing number 6 and new team signing Jarno Trulli is the driver. Trulli's best result last season was a fourth place in Brazil, while Frentzen, whose car is also available, was on the podium twice in third place. 2000 sponsorship is from Deutsche Telekom, as well  the striking 'Buzzin Hornets' livery, carried in non-smoking French and British races.
All of the models include driver figures wearing their race helmets in correct colours, even Micheal Schumacher, who changed his helmet colours for the 2000 season. There is working steering and opening fuel fi;;er flaps on each side of the driver's cockpit.
The tyres carry the grooves specified by the 2000 regulations. Each carries the Bridestone 'Potenza' white branding markings accurately on every sidewall. In 2001 Michelin return to the fray. --Model Collector  See more

Monday, August 15, 2011

CORGI 1/50 AEC TANKER 'MAJOR'


The model for 1995 was the AEC cab with an elliptical tanker in the livery of Major, who were suppliers of gasolines and oils in the North East and Midlands. The livery, in a combination of blue, orange, white and brown, is certainly colourful, and makes for a pleasing model, helped by the fact that the tanker itself is painted and thus is not obviously made of plastic. Shop here

Sunday, August 7, 2011

HOT WHEELS 1/18 WILLIAMS FW22 BMW V10-2000 F1 XAR - RALF SCHUMACHER




The performance of the car when launched was understated by the team. The performance of drivers, Ralf Schmacher, and rookie Jensen Button obtaining third place in the Constructors' title race, showed that BMW had got a few things right on their return to the F1 arena. The model of the car carries racing number No.9 and is of Schumacher's mount. His best result was third place, which he gained twice. Button's car is also available, his best results in his first season were a fourth andfour fifth places. Shop here

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

ERTL 1/16 FARMALL M TRACTOR


Replica of Super M. Period-authentic graphics spans both sides of the hood. Hood is topped with a gray exhaust stack. Clamshell fenders, a silver seat, and a functional steering wheel that steers the front axle. Turnable belt pulley. Hitch the tractor to other 1:16 implements. Shop here

HOT WHEELS 10 CAR PACK (STYLES MAY VARY)

 

This new 10 Pack come in several combonations. They are a wonderful set of cars, all shapes, sizes and colors and they provide enjoyment for collecting. Highly recommnded!! See more

NORSCOT CATERPILLAR CHALLENGER 75E AGRICULTURAL TRACTOR

The model is a CAT Challenge 75E flat track crawler. This type of rubber tracked machine is used both in construction for land levelling duties as well as agriculture for heavy tillage work. Shop here

NOREV 1/43 RENAULT MASCOTT VAN


The Renault Mascott vans seem to have been well received and the accuracy of fit and finish are all you could expect. The latest addition to this 1/43rd range is a chassis cab with box van back whhich is typically finished in plan brown.

The rear doors of the van body are hinged to open and are surprisingly thin and real looking with none of the over scale toy like hinges we had become accustomed to on 'toy' vans with opening rear door. Shop here

MATCHBOX MODELS OF YESTERYEAR Y-13 1918 CROSSLEY RAF TENDER





The Y13C - 1918 Crossley RAF Tender joined the range in 1975 when it was painted air force blue and had RAF labels attached to the sides. This model  came the light brown canopies that had been in use up until now. These had 12 or 24 spoke wheels and white seats.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

VANGUARDS 1/43 FORD ANGLIA VAN - BRITISH RAILWAYS


In the days when it was one Nationalised Railway system, British Rail offered a parcel delivery service to your door from their nearest station, and used small vans such as the Anglia 105E based van modeled here. The 105E car was launched in 1959 with the van versions following in 1961, available as 5cwt or 7cwt models, the later having chromed headlight peaks and bumpers whilst the 5's were painted. Features precisely matched livery, badging and jeweled headlights. Shop here

MATCHBOX REGULAR WHEEL NO.54B CADILLAC AMBULANCE


The release of the Faun was accompanied by a white S&S Cadillac Ambulance (54b). This had red cross decals, which were later replaced by labels in two sizes, blue-tinted windows and red roof lights, as well as a detailed white interior and suspension.

The base was originally flat over the rear axle but this was quickly changed to a raised panel over the rear axle. There were no other casting changes and the model survived into the Superfast era.--Model Collector