Wednesday, January 23, 2013
When Lledo introduced the Reliant Regal Supervan III for Christmas 1997 as the Trotters Independent Traders van from the television series Only Fools and Horses, many commented that it looked too clean. So now a 'dirty' version has been produced.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Kyosho is offering the Morris in green. The shape has been perfectly captured, and the detailing is extremely good, with opening side and rear doors, and bonnet. Particularly pleasing is the internal detail, albeit the dashboard area is somewhat basic. The fit of the timber on the nearside could be better. A word of warning: if testing the opening features, do be careful. The door handles are very fragile. Shop here
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The new Volkswagen Beetle is now appearing from several manufacturers. The version from Minichamps is superb, capturing the truly distinctive shape of the car, complete with accurate wheels, flush glazing, and fine front and rear lights. The interior detailing is excellent, with the door handles clearly featured, and there is full dashboard detail including instrument panels. A lovely model.Shop here
A step back for Corgi in its series of models that re-capture some of the television and film related models of the past. This addition is the Ford Capri of The Professionals, a pleasing model in its own right, and one which is joined by white metal figures of Bodie and Doyle. Shop here
Capris dominated the British Saloon Car Championship (BSCC) in the late 1970s, but by 1981 were starting to look outdated and outclassed by the cleverly homologated TWR built Rover SD1 V8. However, Vince Woodman led one last Capri hurrah during the 1982 season, winning four races outright in his Neil Brown engined, CC Developments prepared car, and battling all year with works Rover driver Jeff Allam.
Woodman looked to set to steal once last championship for the Capri, and led the last round of the series at Silverstone until Gordon Spice punted him over the chicane leaving Allam victorious in Class A by 3 point. Shop here