By Maz Woolley
All text by, and copyright of the Author. All photographs provided by the Manufacturer.
Matrix has announced a new model which has only been announced as it has become available to buy. This is in 1:43 scale resin made in China for the Netherlands.
MX41302-211 Mercedes Benz Sprinter Miesen Deutches Rotes Kreuz 2018
Another revived mould diecast in China for Germany to 1:43 scale. Black is a good colour for this classic Mercedes-Benz and although derived from an old master this is still an excellent model of a popular car.
940034005 Mercedes-Benz 200 1968
Minichamps releases in 1:43 continue to arrive on sale. The models shown are all made in China for Germany. The releases continue to mix Grand Prix cars, racing cars, and cars. It is interesting to note that the revived 1:87 scale line appears to have stopped introducing models at the moment.
PORSCHE PANAMERA 4S DIESEL SPORT TURISMO – 2017 – ACHATGRAU-METALLIC
PORSCHE PANAMERA 4S DIESEL SPORT TURISMO – 2017 – BURGUNDER-ROT-METALLIC
PORSCHE 917/10 – VASEK POLAK RACING – JODY SCHECKTER – CAN-AM MOSPORT 1973
BRABUS 850 MERCEDES-AMG S 63 S-CLASS CABRIOLET – 2016 – GOLD
Not to be left out of the firms rushing to produce bigger and bigger models Minichamps are also issuing a significant number of models in large scales and a recent announcement was this diecast 1:12 scale Porsche, another must have for the Porsche collector?
PORSCHE 911 TURBO – 1977 – OLIVE
A TSM Land Rover
TSM produce many models for car companies to be badged as dealer promotional models. These may in time also turn up produced as TSM boxed products. Here we have a model of Winston Churchill‘s famous Land Rover moulded in resin in China for Europe. The model is to 1:43 scale. This model is due in August and is priced in the UK at around the same price as a Matrix model.
Northcord Model Company
The new Northcord operation seems to be recovering after the companies failure a couple of years ago. The new Enviro400 MMC model seems to be selling well and is now into a second release of the 10.5 metre single door casting of this modern double-decker. Here it is liveried in the Bournemouth Transport Yellow Buses livery as fleet number 200 (SN17 MTO) which joined their fleet in 2017.
Le Mans Miniatures
Although primarily known for their 1:32 scale slot car range of accurate historic racing cars they also make figures suitable to show with static models in several scales. Here we look at new models in 1:32 and 1:43 scales.
1:43 scale racing managers
Here we see models of Enzo Ferrari (Scudero Ferrari), Alfred Neubauer (Mercedes-Benz), John Wyer (Porsche) Norbert Singer
1:32 scale Gendarme
Here we have a model to the larger 1:32 scale which represents a patrolman on traffic duties in the uniform which was used between 1947 and 1965.