Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Lizard is the ultimate destination of this vehicle on route 527. It carries the registration number VDV 141S and fleet number 941 and carries a G.W.R. house advertisement on its side for this beautiful county, llustrated is a pre production sample. Shop here
Another great home grown classic model from this French manufacturer. The Citroen 2CV Charleston fully captures the look of this cult car and perhaps this model is helped by the fact that the doors are not intended to open, so the body lines are not interrupted. The model comes in grey. Independently sprung wheels act just like the real thing. The bonnet ribbing is very well done. The basic interior is well crafted. The flapped up windows look the part. Well worth the money. Shop here
Monday, January 16, 2012
The Chipperfield's Circus models has arrived, and a very pleasing addition it is too. It is the Land Rover as a public address vehicle to announce the arrival of the circus to town. Apart from the familiar red and blue colour scheme, and the provision of two loudspeakers, the model comes with two white metal clowns.
These figures will certainly make the display come to life, being delightful figures, carefully hand painted. Playing his familiar trumpet is a model representative of that famous 'musical' clown Charlie Cairoli, while about to drench anyone within reach with a bucket of water is a model representing one of the 'slapstick' greats, Professor Grimble. It is worth mentioning again that these figures are hand-painted, and look extremely effective. Shop here
Saturday, January 7, 2012
The prototype of this model, although actually a four-wheeler, surprisingly lasted long enough to carry the later yellow BR livery. Shop here
The Leyland Octopus tanker looks particularly splendid in the brown and red livery as used by McKelvie & Co Ltd for the transportation of bulk liquid. The livery has been extremely well applied, especially on the cab. Shop here
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The Vitesse is very pleasing car, namely the Aston Martin DB5 in Silver Brich. On the latter model, the paint finish is particularly good.
The history of Oldsmobile was a rollercoaster ride that lasted for 107 years and then quietly ended in 2004 but their legacy lives on as diecast model cars. The Oldsmobile Cutlass became America's best seller in 1976 with a lot of popularity based on rave reviews about its Rocket V8 engine. They may be gone for good, but your diecast muscle car collection will keep it remembered forever.
The 1970 Cutlass came in seven body styles with this being a beautiful 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass SX Diecast Model. With GM tossing out the 400 cubic inch limit for intermediates and the 442 now coming standard with the larger 455 cubic inch Rocket V8 from the big Oldsmobiles and previously used in the 1968-69 Hurst/Olds, Olds discontinued the 400 engine entirely and also offered the 455 as an option in the Cutlass S models.