By Maz Woolley
All photographs provided by the manufacturer and may be prototypes subject to refinement and changes.
Cult Models has a past history of making 1:18 scale models of classic British cars and four more are expected in the first half of 2018. These models are made in China for Cult.
Cult have been known to offer some of the more reasonably priced 1:18 scale models in the past but the price has risen steadily over the last year or so making each model a significant investment for collectors.
Land-Rover Discovery Mark I metallic red 1989
This model of an early Land Rover Discovery with the graphics printed on should prove popular. The wheels seem to be very accurate and the large areas of matt black also seem well printed.
Austin 1100 Glider yellow 1969
The car is a four door illustrated with right hand drive and the correct grille bars for the 1100. I don’t believe that the name “Glider” was ever used on a UK car, though looking at the web shows it was used and perhaps in the Netherlands as most of the references using this name seem to be Dutch.
The model seems to capture the shape well and though the colour is certainly authentic the Author wishes they had done it in another colour.
Sunbeam Supreme MKIII white/maroon 1954
From 1953 the former Sunbeam -Talbot 90 was marketed by Rootes Group as the Sunbeam Mark III. On the radiator shell instead of “Sunbeam Talbot” used on previous versions “Sunbeam Supreme” was to be seen.
This model captures the cars shape well and again the wheels seem to be neatly represented as does the chrome belt line.
Triumph Spitfire MKII blue
A popular vehicle for modelling and one that is available in almost every scale commonly available. The Cult model seems to be a good replica of the real thing. The early Spitfire front and rear end is clearly captured as are the simple painted steel wheels and chrome hubcaps.
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