Saturday, September 29, 2012

CORGI 1/50 DAIMLER GREEN LINE UTILITY


The Daimler CW is released in Green Line livery. It's as well moulded and detailed a body as any from OOC so far. Nice details include the noticeable ribbing between panels characteristic of the Utilities, the moulded battery box at the front and some careful detailing around the driver's door. It's plastic detail that makes the model, however. The interior seat moulding capture quite nicely the slatted seats that made such an impression (on their behinds) to war-time and post-war travellers.

The handsome Daimler fluted radiator is sadly black rather than gleaming metal this is totally authentic of course, the bus being delivered in 1945 when austerity measures were in full effect. The bus modelled is a CWD6 with a Duple body and smooth Daimler engine, rather than the Gardener engine of the earliest batch. Particularly to be commended is the tampo printing. The Green Line symbols are very nice done. Shop here

DAIMLER 1929 KING GEORGE V (SANDINGHAM)

  
This magnificent detailed Royal Daimler purchased by King George V and delivered in August 1929 was for his personal use and only two were made - the second was for his wife Queen Mary. Painted in the Royal colours of black and maroon, the car also carried the appropriate heraldic decoration. The Royal 'identification' lamp was fitted on the canopy and the crowning glory has to be the mascot on the bonnet depicting Britannia sitting on the Globe and the Royal Standard features proudly above the front windscreen. Model is presented on a removable plinth with a removable hard plastic cover. Shop here

BBURAGO 1/18 NEW BEETLE

1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe Yellow 1/18 Diecast Model Car by Bburago

One of model is the Bburago, here in yellow. Bburago has produced a real winner with this model, complete with opening bonnet with detailed engine (yes,it's in the front), opening doors and hatchback (though it looks like the rear of the 'classic' Beetle, the curvy rear features a cleverly concealed hatch).

It's difficult to know where to start on the praise for this excellent model - one of Bburago's best. Interior details include the tiny moulded indicator stalks, 'glass' in the rear view mirror, grab handles. The distinctive and attractive hubs are very well captured, the wide tyres, all the lights are glazed (there's even orange glazing in the combined side lights and indicators) and the VW badge is as prominent as it on the new car.

MOTORMAX 1/18 CHEVROLET CORVETTE OF 1958

1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Diecast Model Red 1/18 Die Cast Car By Motormax

1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Diecast Model Red 1/18 Die Cast Car By Motormax


A 1/18th scale model is certain to look impressive in the display cabinet, and that certainly is the case with the Chevrolet Corvette of 1958 as modelled by Motormax. This open version looks stunning in its red and white, with plenty of chrome trim. This trim extends to such areas as the interior of the car, with the instrument panels neatly shown.

The bonnet opens to reveal a highly detailed engine, while the boot like wise opens. The front wheels steer, and have suspension, while the doors also open.

Fortunately all the opening features are a good fit, so do not detract from the overall appearance of this fine model.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

MINICHAMPS 1/43 FORD MONDEO IN ESTATE VERSIONS


The model of Minichamp's Ford cars is the Mondeo estate. In Ghia form, this is still a handsome car, and the model features the chrome grille surround and rear door pillar badges to mark it as the top of the range car. The interior is nicely moulded, as are the wheels and grille. Perhaps the roof rack is a tiny bit over-scale. All in all, though, an attractive model. Shop here

CORGI 1/36 BMW MINI COOPER S St ANDREWS FLAG HYPER BLUE METALLIC


As the New BMW Mini Cooper has grown in popularity so have the options available to the consumer and one of the popular area of accessorizing is in the choice of roof graphics.Ranging from pattern designs to novelty illustrations one of the favourite choices has been the national colours and this model shows the Scottish design on a Hyper Blue Cooper S  Shop here

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

CORGI 1/50 DAF 95 CURTAINSIDE McAULIFFE




McAuliffe Trucking Company is one of the largest carriers in Ireland and is located in Castleisland, Co. Kerry in a state-of-the-art facility. McAuliffe Trucking Company provides distribution services to leading Irish companies, with over 50 years of combined experience in the haulage and distribution industry. This DAF 95 is called ‘Children of Lir’ after a well-known story about a King called Lir whose children were turned into swans for 900 years by their evil step-mother. After finding out about this, Lir turned his wife into an ugly moth. It took the ringing of a Christian bell by a monk (some say St. Patrick himself) to turn them human again. Hauliers of Renown is the flagship of Corgi’s road transport range of die-cast models - amazingly detailed, each model is a tabletop replica of a truck from the UK's most famous haulage fleets. Every model, is recreated in superb 1:50 scale and includes a numbered, Limited Edition 'Tachograph' Certificate and customised presentation packaging. The range includes both modern and classic cabs and trailers from some of the best known British hauliers. Shop here

CORGI 1/76 VAN HOOL ALIZEE - GREENLINE



Arrival the Shires 4063 is a DAF SB3000 with a Van Hool Alizee body new to the private charter fleet of Grey Green Coaches at Stamford Hill on 1 August, 1994. Four identical coaches were transferred to ‘the Shires’ in 1998 for use on Green Line 758 between Hemel Hempstead and London, Victoria. The model is presented in the latest Green Line livery by Best Impressions which 4063 received in 2006. Registered M943 LYR, 4063 was one of the last coaches delivered to Grey Green before the business completed its switch to London contracted bus operation and was subsequently absorbed into Arriva London; ending a sequence of Grey Green registration numbers which began with SJJ 300, a Leyland Tiger Cub/ Harrington, in 1956. Smooth-riding and solidly-built, 4063 is likely to receive enhancements which will enable it to continue to run into London after July, 2008, when unmodified Euro 1 vehicles will be excluded from the London Low Emission Zone. Shop here