Wednesday, March 28, 2012

YAT MING 1/18 - 1948 FORD F-1 PICK UP TRUCK WITH FLATBED COVER



This is a good model. Very wellmade. But could have had a little more attention to detail done on the engine. The tailgate, doors, hood all open. And the steering works. But the Engine detail is really lacking. Would be a good starter model. For some one just getting into the hobby. The Interior is well detailed. And the Tanua cover can be removed or left on the model. Which ever you prefer.
Is a nice shelf model? And could have been made a lot better. If a little more attention to detail was paid to the engine. like Fan belts. Sparkplug wires. Batterie cables. All of which are not present under the hood. --Thomas A. Goodwin  Shop here

YAT MING 1/18 1956 CHEVROLET BELAIR

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Diecast Model 1/18 Convertible Yellow Die Cast Car by Yat Ming




Take your mind back to the fabulous '50s. Remember those classic convertibles in cool colors like orange and turquoise? Here's the '56 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible you (or your dad) might have longed for, re-created in die-cast metal. The doors, hood, and trunk all open, and the steering wheel actually turns the front wheels. This yellow and white classic dream car is 11 inches long from the jet-shaped hood ornament to the taillights in the fins. It comes with a black display stand with the car's name in gold. Makes a great gift for anyone who graduated in 1956, or collectors of any age. --Marcie Bovetz 

YAT MING 1:18 - 1932 FORD 3-WINDOW COUPE



Return to the era of gangsters and rumble seats in this 1:18 scale model of a 1932 Ford coupe. The doors open (with hinges at the back, not the front), the rumble seat pops up for those quick getaways down Chicago back alleys, and the hinged sides of the engine cowling lift up for engine inspection. Whitewall tires and lots of gold trim jazz up the black exterior. The die-cast metal body is extremely solid, although the plastic accessories, such as turn indicators and headlight assembly, could easily be broken by a small child with an aggressive driving style. --Richard Farr  Shop here

Friday, March 16, 2012

EFE 1/76 PLAXTON PARAMOUNT 3500 - BLACKBURN TRANSPORT


Blackburn Transport's striking green compass looks superb in this rendition; the high windows mean there's a big space for the superbly reproduced logo. The model was introduced back in 1999, but its excellent front glazing still make it a top class model. shop here

SUN STAR 1/18 MERCEDES 220 STRICH 8 SALOON

Mercedes 220 Strich 8 Saloon Mittelblau/Blue Diecast Car Model 1/18 Platinum Edition by Sunstar

Features Include-Opening front doors with fully detailed panel.Opening Boot (trunk) complete with detailed spare wheel and correct pattern rubber matting.Opening Bonnet (hood) with fully detailed engine.Opening sunroof with deflector.Positional windscreen wipers.Positional sun visors.Fully detailed cockpit, dashboard and correct pattern drivers rubber floor mat.Operational steering.Correct tire tread pattern.Fully detailed chassis with tow hook.Detailed independent front and rear spring suspension.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

MOY Y-9 1920 LEYLAND 3 TON SUBSIDY LORRY


The Y-9 1920 3 ton Leyland lorry joined the range in 1985. It had dark green with red wings and chassis, a black baseplate, black plastic steps and grille & headlights. The interior can be pale tan or mushroom and the wheels were very dark green. 

The livery is in the company of 'A. Luff & Sons Ltd' landscape gardeners and it has 'New Malden,' 'Kingston Hill' and 'Guildford Surrey' tampo printed to the sides. The cab had white lining and the number 3 to the sides and the company name on the top of the cab above the windscreen. Shop here

VANGUARDS 1/43 TRIUMPH HERALD 948 SALOON 50th ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION CLASSICS

Triumph's elegant Herald was styled by Italian Giovanni Michelotti and launched in April 1959, priced at £495 in saloon form. The car modelled, WOY 660, was built on August 24th 1959 and dispatched on 3rd September to Mr Frank Carr, of the influential Triumph dealership 'Carr's Auto Sales', for his personal use. Carr was a good friend of Standard-Triumph's Managing Director Alick Dick, and had previously sold Dick his yacht 'Herald'. The yacht's moniker inspired the naming of Triumph's new model range, so, without this car's first owner, the Herald may have been launched with its development project name, Zobo. Shop here