Wednesday, November 28, 2012
If you like postal vehicles, this sunny German Bundespost Vee-dub will be a great addition to your collection. Yellow paint has a reputation for poor coverage but this model's 'skin bucks the trend, and there's also some pleasing underside detail for added value. Shop here
Vintage style comes to the fore with this gorgeous 1937 Bugatti, which offers impressive detail throughout. The photo-etched metal side screens, bonnet catches and windscreen wipers are very fine, while the hardwood-effect dash, steering wheel and five-pipe exhaust make this a delight for classic car fans. Simply beautiful.Shop here
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
This is Sentinel -Blue Circle, and features excellent tampo printing for the Cement Marketing Company limited and Blue Circle logos. The load is well done, producing an eye-catching and attractive model. Shop here
A Bedford OB in British Railways prettiest colour scheme - 'plum and spilled milk' - has the nostalgia alert signs flashing. This model is nicely finished, with 'Edmonton Victoria' destination symbols on the side and neat silver decoration. The radiator seems much more of a piece with the model than some previous OBs we've seen, and even sports a readable Bedford badge. Shop here
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The 140H Motor Grader has a choice of two engines, the standard version producing 165 horsepower and the larger optional motor, 185 horsepower. It has an operating weight of 14724 kg. Motor Graders are used in numerous applications from leveling out new roads to grading land for a new shopping complex. A very Versatile machine and, in the right hands, a joy to see working.
The 1/50th scale model captures all movement correctly, from the swinging rear axle to the oscillating steerable front axle and articulating frame. The blade rotates through 360 degrees and levels to allow for contouring embankments. The five-legged metal ripper at the rear lowers and raises.
A glazed cab with detailed interior, quality graphics and paintwork, details also include metal steps to the cab and plastic air intake and exhaust. Shop here
The invincibles cab was, to all intents and purposes, the same as the Warrior's, so this 8 wheel dropside has much in common with the previous model. The company was based in Leighton Buzzard, though now Dawsongroup pic is a big operation from Milton Keynes.
The old fashioned, two colour lettering is neatly done and the model looks smart in red and cream. The wheels look a bit grimly plastic against the painted red of the chassis and mudguards, but this an attractive model. Shop here
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Paul Hinchliffe established the firm in 2004 with a DAF 95, for which he paid £10,000. He is the grandson of one half of J & H Hinchliffe, the famous Walmersley, Bury-based firm and drove for the firm for sixteen years before the company ceased trading in 2001. Paul continued as a company driver before going it alone, gradually building up general haulage work.
To maximise the usage of his tractor unit, Paul employed his father, Geoff, to do TNT truck work in the evening. With business doing well, Paul extended his fleet with this immaculate DAF XF 105 Super Space cab, purchased from David G. Davies of Glossop. This striking traditional livery was completed by Taylor Commercials with sign writing courtesy of Rossendale’s David Plant and was the featured vehicle in Truck & Driver October 2010. Shop here
Rail has proved a popular theme for Days Gone collectors and this LMS livered Sentinel 4 Wheel Flatbed will be no exception. Formed on 1st January 1923, LMS was the largest of the "Big Four" and arguably the largest transport organisation in the world. LMS became part of British Rail in 1948. Shop here
Monday, November 12, 2012
The model is the Ferrari Dino 246 GT V6-powered car. The car, entered by Luigi Chinetti's North American Racing Team, carried race number 46. The car was driven to 17th place by Laffeach/Doncieux at the 1972 Le Mans 24 Hours race. The model is finished in the NART team colours, including their team shields. The model differs from the street version in the wider tyres are fitted and extra louvres are placed in the bonnet. Shop here
You are viewing a rare High End Series that Maisto produced in 1/43 scale. This model is a Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Road Race Car with the main sponsorship of Original-Teile on board along with subtitle sponsors of Mobil 1 & Bridgestone. Car number is 12 near the front of the side door in the photo.
The car was driven by Marcel Thiemann and Jean-Marc Gounon during the 1997 season in the FIA GT Championship. It is identical to the AMG models previously released, in that all interior cockpit details are included. The blue team colours are enhanced with the intricate decals included in the Persson team sponsorship package. Shop here
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Minichamps has majored on Ford Focus. The three-door Focus is not everyone's cup of tea, but the new model certainly captures the purposeful, modern looks of the actual car. Perhaps the nicest touch is the headlamp and grille area, which is very well done. Separate curved front lights are complimented by an excellent grille, complete with neat 'Ford' badge. The wheels are also well modelled. Shop here
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Ferrari's family of immensely successful V8 road cars began in 1973 with the Dino 308 GT4. This V8-engine road car and first mid-engine 2+2 seating configuration, was styled by Bertone rather than the customary Pininfarina, the styling was incredibly unique and controversial for its time, with its angular wedge shape, it looked quite differently from the 206/246 from which it was derived. The overall shape was very tight and well balanced, and has stood the test of time very well. Elvis, one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century, the 'King of Rock and Roll,' a cultural icon, in October 1976 decided to include in his huge collection of super cars a Dino 308 GT4 black. A great die-cast model for a worldwide known artist! Shop here
The Fiat 600D Multipla has a heavy metal base, giving the model quite a weighty feel. The decoration is pretty good for the scale but the line between the duo colour could be a touch neater.
The Multipa (one of the original people carries) is finished in the Automobile Club of Modena colours and carries a roof mounted badge and rack. The orange and blue livery is quite stunning and should find a very welcome place in any model road service vehicle collections. Shop here
Corgi Trackside is a series of 1:76 scale die-cast model vehicles. The range features a great selection of vehicles including cars, emergency service vehicles, vans, trucks and construction machines. Corgi Trackside models are the ideal accompaniment to any steam and diesel era ‘00’ gauge model railway layout. Shop here