Wednesday, June 3, 2015

VANGUARD - VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.7CDTi - WEST MIDLANDS POLICE


The Police Information Technology Organisation (PITO) chose the five door Astra as its recommendation for the basic section vehicle classification. This means that many forces are running Astras and finding that the economy and longer service-life offered by the diesel variants is a real bonus. The low-revving nature and flat torque curve of a turbo diesel suit the urban environment in which these vehicles work and also offers a higher resale value, something that has become a more important consideration to the police in recent years. The car modelled was used by the West Midlands Force, working around the Birmingham area from 2004. Shop here

CORGI 1/50 MORRIS DROPSIDE LORRY WITH BARRELS WATNEYS


In 1889, Charles Phillips of the Mortlake brewery negotiated a merger with the brewing firm of Watney & Company, who had been in the trade for some 50 years, having bought into the old Stag Brewery empire at pimlico in 1837.Some yeras later,Watney Combe Reid & Co. was formed after a new merger with the Wood Yard and Griffen Breweries. In 1972 the Company was  taken over by the Grand Metropolitan Group and in 1991 Watneys was intergrated with Courage.Scottish Courage was formed in 1995 after Scottish & Newcastle's acquisition of Courage.

It's smart little model in 1:50th scale of the Watneys Commer in dark green with Watneys in gold on the dropsides, red chassis. barrel load,model length 13.5cm customer applied mirors and limited edition certificate. Shop here

VANGUARD 1/43 ROVER VANDEN PLAS ARUM WHITE

Diecast Model Rover SD1 Vanden Plas in Arum White

The Rover SD1 was built between 1976 and 1986. With a five door monocoque body, live rear axle and Macpherson strut front suspension, the SD1 was built to an excellent standard. This particular model is a unique 'boy racer' re-space. Shop here

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

VANGUARDS 1/43 AUSTIN 1800 - MAROON


This maroon MKII 1800 capture something of the look of this ugly but cavemous car. For some reason we're not convinced by the front, around the bonnet/grille area, but the rest of the land-crab is well captured and the finish is nicely worked. It's just that front..Shop here

IXO - BMW M3 (E30) ART CAR


Sunglasses are recommend for this phychadelic Beamer, originally decorated by indigenous Australian painter Michael Jagamara Nelson. It's certainly not for the conservative collector. Shop here