Category Archives: 1:87

News from the Continent – Herpa June 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All photographs are by the Author, except where otherwise acknowledged.

Here is a selection of models from releases made by Herpa between January and May 2017.  All are to 1:87 scale except where otherwise stated.

1:43 Scale

The Porsche 911 miniatures announced in 2016 have now arrived on the general market. The three 911 models shown below are also sold in Porsche shops which perhaps explains why the quality and finish is first class. These are all to 1:43 scale.

071024/071031 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 991 II

The Cabriolet is modelled open with the body painted a choice of racing yellow or deep metallic black. The accurate body shape is complemented by the fault free paint. The Porsche emblem on the bonnet is a small insert as are many other details.

Lettering below the engine cover are exact replicas of the real car and are printed in silver. The Interior has a detailed dashboard and steering wheel, as well as a well moulded centre console, seats and door cards. All in all this gives an excellent impression of the real car. The 5 star alloy wheels are well moulded and reveal the excellent brake discs and calipers. A fairly detailed baseplate is fitted and the exhaust system is executed well and includes the two chromed end pipes.

 

070980/070997 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet 991 II

The Cabriolet in “S” version has a more powerful engine. This is also modelled open. This time in a white or metallic sapphire blue. The general level of finish is the same as the black and yellow Carrera models seen above. Note that the exhaust system is different on this model replicating the differences to be seen on the real cars.

 

071048/071055 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Here the body in available in white or metallic rhodium silver. The body is true to the prototype shape and immaculately painted. Many small separate parts are used for lights and other features. The interior is in a brownish red shade. Dashboard, steering wheel and centre console are excellent replicas  of the original car as are the seats.

At the rear end, the four exhaust pipes of the 4S show the correct features unique to this version of the Carrera. Again lovely replica alloy wheels reveal the neatly modelled brake discs and calipers.

1:87 scale models

 

745475 Ford FK 3000 Cologne lorry with flatbed and canvas cover “German Army”

The Cologne was produced by Ford between 1951 and 1955. The newly founded West-German Bundeswehr (Army) ordered a batch of them as basic transport. The accurately shaped miniature is not painted in the correct shade of matt olive green for the Bundeswehr, the accurate colour would be more of a Silk matt olive.

 

092760 Volkswagen T6 with trailer, loaded with Vespa motorscooter

For short inner city work the Brunswick based haulier Wandt had a restored Vespa painted in the shade of green used in its livery. This Vespa will be released as part of the one-off set with a Volkswagen T6 box body van and trailer also in Wandt livery.

 

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306713 Volvo FH Gl. XL Eurocombi “Ristimaa Apache”

As can be seen from the photographs above Herpa has re-created this flamboyant show truck faithfully. Juha Ristimaas create custom trucks to the highest standard. This impressive “Giga-Liner” is in the livery of Kuljetus Ristimaa a Finish Haulier. It was first displayed at the annual trucking event “Power Truck Show 2016” in Alaharma, Finland. The four axle Volvo FH16 650 pulls a five axle trailer.

 

307062 Scania 142 articulated concrete mixer

The classic Scania bonnetted trucks are always a highlight in the Herpa program. Here the model is of a 6×4 tractor with a day cab and trailer with a concrete mixer mounted on it. It adds to the Herpa construction models.

 

307024 Volvo FH16 Gl. XL Eurocombi “Tynjälä Oy” Finland

Another oversized drawbar outfit from Finland. Over 50 print processes were needed to reproduce the livery.

 

159173-006 Mercedes-Benz Actros Gigaspace rigid tractor, traffic-yellow

 

158299-004 Mercedes-Benz Actros M 08 all wheel drive 3-axle rigid tractor

Power to all three axles for best traction. Cabin in white which allows modellers to apply their own decals.

 

307161 Iveco with Interchargable Boxes and drawbar trailer “Deutrans”

In the end of the 1980s, the German Democratic Republic haulier Deutrans simplified its truck design and sent their trucks on the road in white with blue and orange stripes. The carefully selected drivers of all vehicles carrying traffic to the West had to prove a certain loyalty to the party line and fulfilled spying orders during their tours.

 

307352 Volvo FH Gi Lowliner curtain canvas articulated truck “Willi Betz”

The haulage group Willi Betz operates multiple companies across Europe serving many customers and has an annual turnover of around 250 million Euros a year.

The founder Willi Betz recently escaped jail due to a serious illness after a lawsuit was taken against the family for bribery, social security fraud and tax evasion. His son was not so lucky and had to pay a 2.1 Million Euros fine and must go into prison for five years.


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News from the Continent – Busch June 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Photographs provided by the Manufacturer

Recent releases from Busch and its associated companies in May 2017 are shown below. All are plastic models to 1:87 scale unless otherwise stated.

 

40705 Mercedes-Benz LP809 Mobile First-Aid Station

41847 Ford E-350 Wyoming rescue vehicle no. 7 “Moose”

41848 Ford E-350 Wyoming rescue vehicle no.8 “Bison”

41849 Ford E-350 Wyoming rescue vehicle no.9 “Mountain-Lion”

47847 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter “BP” (British Petroleum)

50610 Mercedes-Benz Citan delivery van “Medic one” (Blood and organ- transport)

50921 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U430 tracked “Road service”

51171 Mercedes-Benz V-Class “Police of Baden-Württemberg”

51207 Framo V901/2 box van “Golden Ear of Corn”

51208 Framo V901/2 box van “Beer transporter”

51252 Framo V901/2 Bus

51255 Framo V901/2 DDR Ambulance

51271 Framo V901/2 Half-bus “DDR Konsum” new mould

51272 Framo V901/2 half-bus “Mitropa” – already sold out !

59912 Irus Universal single-axle U300K with mount-trailer

59942 Small trailer for passenger cars

EsPeWe Models in 1:87 scale

 

95015 HW 80.11 agricultural trailer – grey

95165 IFA W50L BTP “DDR Post building group transporter”

Mehlhose Modelcars in 1:87 scale

210007600 Trailer for Multicar transporter “MINOL”

210008100 Multicar M21 transporter with trailer “Coal merchant”

210008500 Multicar M21 transporter “MINOL”

210010202 Agricultural trailer T4 with load, green with grey wheel rims

DreiKa Automodelle in 1:87 scale

DreiKa started production some years ago, disappeared and have been revived. Models now will be distributed by Busch

The Goliath van was produced by the Goliath company, a member of the Borgward Group

94000 Goliath Express 1100 box van – light blue

94001 Goliath Express 1100 box van – wine red

94002 Goliath Express 1100 box van – light green

94020 Goliath Express 1100 box van “Edition Goliath Werke”


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News from the Continent – Wiking June 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

Here are the releases Wiking propose to make available in June 2017.

New Items

1:87 Scale

 

0149 24 Mercedes-Benz 300SD W116 German Taxi

0663 38 Still RX 70-25 fork lift truck

0788 05 Volkswagen T1b bus “Adverts for Flower shop”

0412 02 Henschel HS 14/16 flat bed lorry with load

0438 01 Mercedes-Benz short bonnet flat bed lorry with with a de-mountable heating oil tank

0502 04 Magirus Saturn artic. Low loader

0861 42 MAN articulated large tank fire brigade vehicle

0630 49 Hanomag towing vehicle (break down service)

0523 03 Volvo F89 articulated Container truck

0531 02 Mercedes-Benz Actros articulated Silo truck “Kleinwächter”

Upgraded Models

1:87 Scale

 

0289 02 Ford FK 1000 van “dairy delivery vehicle”

0320 03 Volkswagen T1b Ambulance “German Red Cross”

0095 02 Trailer mounted motor boat

0871 03 Tractor Eicher King-Tiger

0046 04 Volkswagen Golf Mk I Cabriolet

0792 06 VW-Porsche 914

0123 01 Auto Union 1000 Universal (estate)

0018 16 Accessory pack “concrete pipes”

0805 98 Krupp articulated Tanker “Scholven Chemicals”

1:160 Scale

 

0966 02 John Deere 8430 tractor

0961 04 Magirus LF 16 fire engine


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Oxford Diecast Release 2 2017

By Maz Woolley

 

Oxford Diecast has announced their second release programme for 2017. These models can be expected to reach us starting later in 2017. As ever there is a significant amount of new tooling announced in this release as well as some nice new colours and liveries on existing models. At present only drawings are available of these models which I have not included here but which may be seen on the Release 2017/2 area of the Oxford website https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk

Please note that we have yet to see all of the models from release 2017/1 yet but the models outstanding are expected in the near future.

1:43 Scale

Release 2017/1 had a lot of new 1:43 scale models included so  it is no surprise that there are fewer new castings but there is a new TX5 Taxi which will be popular with tourists as well as collectors. The Ford 400E will be on its 17th release but the livery this time is authentic and attractive as it is Lotus Racing Services. It will be a fine model to place alongside old Formula One cars.

43AK017 Austin Threeway Van Civil Service Stores
43AMZ003 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Red
43ASS006 Austin Seven RN Saloon Light Grey
43EMP002 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud/Hooper Empress Two Tone Blue
43FDE017 Ford 400E Van Lotus
43LR3S002 Land Rover Series III SWB Hard Top AA
43RSC002 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I Black
43RSD002 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn Two Tone Grey
43RUB002 Austin Ruby Saloon Dark Blue
43TX5001 TX5 Taxi Black

1:72 Scale

Oxford produces several ranges of aircraft models with different degrees of detail and price. The Twin Beech is a new casting and should make a fine model.

72BE001 Twin Beech G-BKGM – Bristol Airways
72DR015 DH89 Dragon Rapide X7454 USAAF – Wee Wullie
72DV005 DH104 Devon WB534 RAF Transport Command

AC079 Mustang P51D Sweet Arlene – 2nd Lt Arthur Reed Bowers
AC080 Arado AR196 D-IHQI Prototype 1938
AC084 Me163b Komet White 54 – 14JG 400 Niemcy 1945
AC085 Junkers Ju87 T6+DP 6 St.G2 Immelmann Libya 1941
AC086 Spitfire 1A N3277 Luftwaffe

1:76 Scale

Oxford has again released new castings in this scale. This scale covers several different ranges. Fire, Police and Ambulance vehicles are now to be combined into a single Oxford Emergency range going forward.

New castings include three cars: BMW Isetta, BMW M3 Coupe E92, and a Triumph TR7 roadster. In vans we get a Morris J4 Post Van. Construction gets a JCB 3CX which should be a very popular seller for diorama builders. A Leyland Octopus lorry with articulated box trailer in vintage Tesco markings is a new Lorry in this scale. Finally we will see the first two releases of the new Sherman Tank here in regimental markings. Interestingly the Sherman being produced as a load for an Oxford Rail wagon is unmarked and has a wooden box on its rear.

Quite a range of models for just one part years release.

76ACC007 Pallet/Loads Reckitts Starch * 4
76ACC008 Pallet/Loads Pratts Motor Oil * 4
76AH3005 Austin Healey 3000 Metallic Golden Beige
76AMDB9003 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe Cobalt Blue
76AMV003 Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe Quantum Silver
76ASS006 Austin Seven Saloon Light Grey
76ATKL004 Atkinson Cattle Truck J Haydon & Sons
76BED007 Bedford J1 Ambulance Dundalk Fire Service
76BI003 Beadle Integral East Yorkshire
76CAV003 Vauxhall Cavalier China Blue
76CDS005 Citroen DS19 Monte Carlo Blue/Aubergine
76COR1008 Ford Cortina MkI Lombard Grey/Red
76COR3008 Ford Cortina MkIII Strato Silver
76CRE009 Vauxhall Cresta Venetian Red/Polar White
76CT006 Citroen 2CV Charleston Cormorant Grey/Midnight Grey
76DT006 Diamond T Ballast Wynns
76DXF002 DAF XF Euro 6 Curtainside Wrefords
76DXF003 DAF XF William Armstrong Livestock Trailer
76ETYP010 Jaguar E Type Coupe Bluebird Blue (Donald Campbell)
76FB006 Vauxhall FB Victor Cactus Green
76FF006 Ford Fiesta Mk1 Terracotta
76FSR005 Fowler Steam Roller No.18873 City of Truro
76HI003 Hillman Imp Firebrand Red
76IR6003 Irizar i6 The Kings Ferry
76IS001 BMW Isetta Signal Red
76J4001 Morris J4 Van Royal Mail
76JCX001 JCB 3CX (1980s) JCB
76LAN180003 Land Rover Series I 80″ Open Top AA
76LAN2017 Land Rover Series II LWB Hard Top RAC Radio Patrol
76LO001 Leyland Octopus Box Trailer Tesco
76LRD008 Land Rover Discovery 3 Rimini Red Metallic
6M3001 BMW M3 Coupe E92 Mineral White
76MGB008 MGB Roadster Mineral Blue
76MM059 Morris 1000 Van British Rail
76MN008 Mini Surf Blue/Old English White
76MWD007 Bedford MWD 2 Corps 1/7th Middlesex Regiment France 1940
76QLD006 Bedford QLD Wiltshire Fire Brigade
76S94004CC Scania 94D 6 Wheel Curtainside Coca Cola
76SET07B Triple Morris Minor
76SET10B Triple Tractor Set
76SET14A 5 Piece Jaguar Collection
76SET17E Land Rover 5 Piece Set
76SET35A VW Bay Window Set Van/Bus/Camper
76SET51 3 Piece Rolls Royce Set
76SET52 5 Piece Volvo Set
76SHP005 Sherpa Van RAF
76SHP006 Sherpa Minibus Wynns
76SM001 Sherman Tank MK III 10th Armoured Division 1942
76SM002 Sherman Tank MK III Royal Scots Greys Italy 1943
76TAC004 TACR2 RAF St.Mawgan
76TP005 Triumph 2500 Russet Brown
76TR4003 Triumph TR4 New White
76TR7001 Triumph TR7 Convertible Triton Green
76VW027 VW Bay Window Camper Savannah Beige/White
76VW028 VW Bay Window Bus/Surfboards Lime Green/White
76VWB008 VW Beetle Lotus White
76VWY006 Vauxhall Wyvern Metallichrome Green
76WO005 Wolseley 18/85 Black/Ivory
76ZEP010 Ford Zephyr Purbeck Grey

1:87 Scale

All models released are re-colours of the models first released earlier this year.  The Highway Patrol model is a nice addition.

87BC55003 Buick Century 1955 California Highway Patrol
87BS36003 Buick Special Convertible Coupe 1936 Cardinal Maroon
87CN57003 Chevrolet Nomad 1957 Surf Green/India Ivory
87CP65003 Chevrolet Stepside Pick Up 1965 Maroon Metallic

1:148 Scale

Oxford has gone into overdrive producing models to this scale. Introductions include the Churchill Tank, Ford 400E, Hillman Imp,  Lightweight Land Rover, Jaguar XF, and Burlington Seagull,

NBSA008 Motorbike & Sidecar RAF Blue
NCHT001 Churchill Tank Kingforce
NFDE001 Ford 400E Van British Rail
NFT022 Ford Transit Mk5 Network Rail Response Unit
NHI001 Hillman Imp Willow Green
NXF001 Oxford Jaguar XF Carnelian Red
NLAN188020 Land Rover Series I 88″ Canvas REME
NLRL001 Land Rover Lightweight United Nations
NMB006 Mercedes Actros Curtainside Sparks
NNR005 New Routemaster Propercorn
NPB008 Commer PB Royal Mail
NSEA001 Burlingham Seagull Wallace Arnold
NSFE007 Scania Pump Ladder Surrey F & R
NSHL03TK Scania Highline Tanker Eddie Stobart
NTCAB005 Scania T Cab Tipper Tinnelly
NTRAC004 Fordson Tractor Matt Grey
NTRAIL006 Mobile Trailer Buns on Wheels
NVOL4003 Volvo FH4 Curtainside Knowles

Oxford Structures

Bachmann and Hornby already make 1:76 scale buildings in painted resin for railway modellers and Oxford has decided to join them with a range of railway structures based on structures of the Great Western Railway. In addition a range of shops, houses and a Church will also be made.

This is an interesting venture from Oxford and I suspect that its success will depend upon whether they sell them for a lower price than the equivalents from Bachmann and Hornby.

 


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Recent Announcements 5/17

By Maz Woolley

All photographs have been supplied by the manufacturers.

Here are few models recently announced that have caught the eye.

LS Collectibles

These models have been recently announced. They are moulded in resin to 1:18 scale for France.  As is so often the case with detailed 1:18 resin models there are no opening parts.

The Porsche models are not of 911 or Boxster variations for a change and look to capture the real cars very well. The Mitsubishi GTO is a car seldom seen on the road now but certainly looks a nice model in black. Finally we get another Dodge Viper a model that may sell better outside the UK where we saw few of them.

LS016A Dodge Viper GTS 1996

LS019B Mitsubishi 3000 GTO 1992

LS021A/B Porsche 944 Turbo S

LS022A Porsche 928 S4

Minichamps

A mixed group of releases here. Racing cars again dominating the release. Models are diecast in China for Germany unless otherwise stated.

Porsche 906K Vögele and Siffert – Sebring 12 hours 1966.

A classic late 60s shape with sloping front and Kamm tail. A lot of detail like sun strip and lights seems to be included.

Porsche 917/10 Kauhsen and Dr, Heinemann “Farewell in the snow” Nürburgring 1973,

This model is to 1:18 scale and shows how much advertising has grown over the years with a minimal sponsorship livery.

 

 

Renault Sport Formula One team R.S.16 – Kevin Magnussen – 2016 1:43 resin

Renault team cars from the end of 2016 modelled to 1:43 scale in resin.  Models for someone who has to have the whole grid or for fans of Renault or the individual drivers.

Renault Sport Formula One team R.S.16 – Jolyon Palmer – 2016 1:43 resin

 

McLaren Honda MP4/5 Ayrton Senna 1989

This model is to 1:18 scale and is bound to be popular with Senna fans. Sadly McLaren’s current form makes one wonders if their drivers will ever be seen on the podium again.

McLaren Ford MP4/8 Ayrton Senna 1993 

This model is to 1:43 scale and even MInichamps web site does not state what material it is made of.

 

MaxiChamps

BMW 520 – 1972 – Silver or Yellow

These budget re-releases from the Minichamps back catalogue are nice models capturing the BMW 5 Series of the early 1970s which was a very popular car.

Best of Show

ModelCarWorld originally produced some Neo models to 1:87 with photo-etching and a lot of detail. These appear to have been regarded as much too expensive by 1:87 scale collectors and so MCW is releasing its 1:87 models at a lower level of detail and at a lower price point as Best of Show. Many of the models presented have already been seen in BoS or Neo 1:43 ranges. When compared to the detail and accuracy of Herpa, Wiking, and Brekina I think that BOS models leave a lot to be desired. Oversized window frames and rather crude wheels seem to be common. However, they do focus on models that the main German 1:87 producers would not release. Some of their latest releases are shown below.

All models are moulded in resin in China to 1:87 scale for Germany.

Mercedes 180 (W120) Bakkie, BoS-Models, 1:87

Aston Martin DB5, BoS-Models, 1:87

Opel Manta B Mattig, BoS-Models, 1:87

 

Jaguar XJ-S, BoS-Models, 1:87


 

 

News from the Continent – Busch Group March 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

This post shows photographs of the Busch releases due in March 2017, this includes EsPeWe and Mehlhose models produced by Busch. All models are moulded in plastic and to 1:87 scale unless otherwise stated.

40282 EMW 327 Cabriolet CMD-Collection – red

40284 EMW 327 Cabriolet CMD-Collection – grey

40286 EMW 327 Cabriolet CMD-Collection – green

41845 Ford E-350 Ambulance Wyoming No.5 “Elk”

41846 Ford E-350 Ambulance Wyoming No.6 “Eagle”

42600 Ferrari 250 GTO – red

42602 Ferrari 250 GTO –yellow

45803 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 1600 1961-1969 – blue

45805 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 1600 1961-1969 – yellow

47127 Morgan Plus 8 Cabriolet – open – blue metallic

47144 Morgan Plus 8 Cabriolet – open – two-coloured yellow

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter – white delivery van of haulier DB-Schenker

47849 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter DPD parcel service

47850 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter “GLS” – General Logistics Service

47851 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter “DHL” van with yellow body and red text

48410 NSU 1000 TT – red

48414 NSU 1000 TT – turquoise

The NSU models are safe, many of the original cars caught fire whilst being driven due to faulty fuel hoses!

50082 Bautz Spyder BS4 hay-turner

The Bautz company is located in Saulgau, Baden-Württemberg

50418 Tractor Fortschritt (Progress) ZT 323 with heavy plough

50611 Mercedes-Benz Citan box van “German Red Cross”

50813 Hanomag AL28 flatbed with boat

50922 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U430 with branch cutter

51170 Mercedes-Benz V-Class Autobahn-Police Berlin

51302 Belarus MTS 82 tractor – exportversion – bi-coloured

51304 Belarus MTS 80 tractor with fixed headlights – red

51305 Belarus MTS 82 tractor with fixed headlights – red

The company “Minski Traktorny Sawod” was founded in Minsk in the Soviet Union on 29th May 1946 and it is still producing agricultural vehicles today in “White Russia”

51405 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 1990 – CMD-Collection – red–new mould

51456 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2008 – CMC-Collection – silver – new mould

Busch has had the G-class is in production since 1979 but it has now been extensively upgraded.

59941 THW ladder-trailer

Models to 1:43 Scale

 

60058 Piaggio Ape 50 Cross Country 

EsPeWe Models to 1:87 Scale

 

95022 HW 80 trailer, made since 1969 in VEB Kraftfahrzeug-Werk Ernst Grube Werdau

95226 IFA W50 LA WK ND tool shop box body „IFA-Service“

95227 IFA W50 LA WK ND tool shop box body

95532 IFA L 60 2SK (two sides tipper) “NVA” – weathered

Mehlhose Modelcars to 1:87 scale

 

210006301 Multicar M21 dumper – blue

210006301 Trailer T4 with bench – green/red

210009302 E-Karre Balkancar – grey

210010203 Trailer T4 – light brown, grey wheel rims

210010204 Trailer T4 – dark brown, grey wheel rims


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News from the Continent – Norev to March 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

This post looks at the latest releases from Norev

February 2017

1:18 Scale

 

185137 Renault R.S. 01 2016 “Interceptor” – Jean Ragnotti

 

185708 Simca 1000 Rally 2 1976 – Maya yellow

1:43 Scale

 

517820 Alpine Renault A110 1973 – blue

517850 Alpine Celebration Le Mans 2015

517851 Alpine Celebration Goodwood 2015

517852 Alpine Celebration Dieppe 2015

475448 Peugeot 504 Pick up 4×4 Dangel 1985 – red and yellow

473410 Peugeot 304 Cabriolet S 1973 – Alaska white

471704 Peugeot 205 GTI 1,9 1992 – Miami blue

519514 Renault 40 CV MC 1924 “Gaston Doumergue”

519515 Renault Type PG2 Vivasix 1928 – cream

513077 Renault Dauphine 1963 – Montijo red

517521 Renault Clio Williams 1996 – blue

1:43 Scale Classics Range

 

CC1511 Citroen DS21 1967 & Caravan Caravelair Monte Carlo blue and Orient blue

CC1512 Citroen DS21 1967 & Caravan Caravelair Jura green and Argent grey metallic

1:87 scale

 

453003A Facel Vega III Cabriolet 1963 – silver

471712A Peugeot 205 GTI 1984 – Meije white

571092A Simca 1000 GLS 1968 – Murphy grey metallic

571093A Simca 1000 Rally 2 1974 – Sumatra red

“3 inch” Minijets

 

310506 Citroen 2CV Charleston 1982 – yellow and black

310503 Citroen ID19 Saloon Rally Monte Carlo 1959 #176

310507 Citroen Mehari 1978 – orange

310504 Peugeot 205 GTI 1988 – blue metallic

310505 Renault 4 Parisienne 1966 – dark red

310501 Renault 5 Turbo Rally Monte Carlo 1981 #9

310502 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 1973 #53

March 2017

1:18 Scale

181497 Citroen 2CV A 1950 – 4 opening parts – grey

182718 Ford Capri2800 1986 – Brooklands green metallic

183700 Daimler Motorcoach 1886

183701 Benz Patent Motorwagen 1886

183579 Mercedes-Benz S500 saloon 1997 – red metallic

183450 Mercedes-Benz GLA 2014 – black

184707 Peugeot D4A van 1955 with ladders “Fire Brigade”

184710 Peugeot 4DA van 1956 “Bicycles Peugeot”

184853 Peugeot 205 GTI 1,6 1988 – Vallelunga red

1:43 Scale

 

518396 Renault Koleos 2016 – universal white

870065 Volvo V90 2016 – Twilight Bronze

530232 Irisbus Magelys 2007 “Savac”

1:18 Scale Maxi-Jet

 

182056A Peugeot 103 L 1972 – orange

182047A Motobecane AV 65 1965 – blue

“3 inch” Minijets

 

310600 Citroen C4 Picasso 2016 – blue metallic


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News from the Continent – Herpa to April 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

This post describes a selection from the models released by Herpa between November 2016 and April 2017.  All are to 1:87 scale and moulded in plastic by Herpa of Germany.

 

092708 Framo 901/2 Pick up “VEB Dairy Hainichen”

Created in 1962, the dairy cooperative Hainichen was a nationalised company in the GDR. It became a subsidiary of the Allgäu-based Ehrmann and Käserei Champion Hofmeister after fall of the wall.


092715 AWZ P70 Kombi “VEB Dairy Hainichen”

The tiny AWZ estate car was used for carrying small deliveries and courier trips. It was painted in same colour and is liveried in the same way as the Framo.


306638 Büssing 8000 drawbar “Haulier Gebr. Kamphuis”

One of the few remaining Büssing 8000s with full box bodywork. It is exhibited at many vintage vehicle events in the Netherlands. The drawbar trailer as also superbly restored and is honoured by this special edition Herpa model.


306485 Volvo FH Gl. XL articulated lorry with canvas curtains. “Coulthard, GB”

The name Coulthard is a familiar one on Formula One circuits. Here it is emblazoned on a Volvo run by the family of the ex-racing driver David Coulthard. They are involved in the road transport business at quite a different level!


745598 Opel 3000 S Tanker fighter squadron 2 Richthofen

This vehicle entered service towards the end of the Second World War. With materials being scarce the cab is made out of plywood and the tank is of simple welded construction.


745604 Opel Blitz 3000 Tanker of the III Fighter Squadron 27

In contrast to the previous model this is a tanker from early in the Second World War. Although both are built on the same Opel Blitz chassis here we have one with a steel cab and a more sophisticated tank arrangement to the rear.


745659 Soviet tank T34/76 WW II Battle in Poland 1944

The T34 was an outstanding middle weight tank . Here it has “For our home country” painted on. The model is well detailed and finished.


092852 Trabant 1.1 Universal “German Red Cross” Zwickau

More than 20 years after Trabant production finished in Zwickau, this Trabi estate car is still in operation for the German Red Cross in Zwickau.


028776/038775 Mercedes-Benz S-Class V12 (W140) black/champagne metallic

In 1991, Mercedes-Benz presented the new S-class, which is still nicknamed the “armoured car” today. To kick off the series, Herpa released the model again and offers the classic as a limited edition.


Opel Kapitan 1959 saloon crème white

The version of the pleasingly designed large saloon car from Opel sold the largest number of any of the cars that bore the name “Kapitan”.


151726-006 Scania normal control articulated tractor unit 6×4 – orange

There are still a number of traditional customers who like to buy tractor units  with a bonnet, so Scania keeps this version as modelled by Herpa in their program.


306904 MAN TGX XLX articulated canvas cover truck “Wandt Washing Park”

The MAN TGX XLX tractor with an updated front end has already been added to Wandt´s fleet. The trailer decoration promotes their truck washing facilities which also cater for other’s vehicles as well as their own.


745772 Opel Blitz ambulance truck “German Wehrmacht near Moscow

Medical supplies were transported by the Army in trucks like this during the Second World War. It dates from early in the war, or was made pre-war, as is evidenced by the steel made driver’s cab. The decoration is as used during the attack on Moscow when the Germans got close enough to see the capital but never reached the inner area of the Soviet capital.


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News from the Continent – Schuco March 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

The new releases expected during February and March are described range by range below.

February 2017 Releases

Piccolo

450517600 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud “Happy Birthday 2017”

 

450151500 Citroen 2CV “Charleston”

 

450559000 Volkswagen Beetle #53 Herbie – The little rally-mechanic kit box

 

450955200 Mini Display II with Piccolo Ferrari 250 Le Mans #5 and AC Cobra #6

 

450986700 Set Schuco Espresso cup Edition VIII “Radiant” with Piccolo Barkas B1000

 

# 19864-19867 450559100 Porsche 911 – The little sports car mechanic kit box

EDITION 1:43

 

450218000 BMW 507 Softtop – black with dark red soft top

 

450246600 Mercedes-Benz 170V saloon with wood gas generator

 

450369600 Volkswagen T1c Samba bus – black/white

 

450369700 Volkswagen T1c Camper – brown/beige

EDITION PRO.R43

 

450894300 Volkswagen T1 Samba bus “Woody“ – brown/red

 

450899900 Mercedes-Benz AMG “Vision Grand Tourismo”

EDITION 1:32

 

450769800 Lanz Bulldog D 9506 with wood gas generator

 

450898900 Lanz Bulldog with threshing machine

EDITION 1:18

 

450030800 Porsche 356A Speedster – black

 

450014300 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 401 with “Westfalia” cab

 

450019400 Volkswagen T2a micro-bus L- white/blue

 

450037000 Volkswagen T1b pick up with canvas tilt – beige

Edition 1:87

 

452626600 Porsche 356A Coupe

 

452617900 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL – open

 

452618000 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL – soft top

 

452618100 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL – open

452618200 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL – Hardtop

 

452618300 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL – Prototype #21

 

452618400 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL – Prototype

 

452618700 Mercedes-Benz SL R107 – open

 

Military 1:87

 

452623900 Boxer transport-tank with stain-camouflage – German Bundeswehr

 

452624000 Boxer transport-tank “ISAF” with stain-camouflage

 

Aviation 1:600

 

403551677 Airbus A350-900 Finnair

 

403551678 Boeing 777-300 Korean Airlines

 

403551679 Boeing 777-300 Cathay Pacific

March 2017 Releases

Piccolo

 

450607300 Set Piccolo Collectors catalogue 1994-2016 hard cover with Piccolo Mercedes-Benz SSKL

 

450986600 Set Schuco Espresso cup Edition Vii “Micro Racer” with Piccolo Volkswagen Beetle

 

450561500 Volkswagen Beetle “Yellow-black-racer”

 

450562800 Volkswagen T1 Pickup #53 – hard to believe, but it is a pickup in Herbie livery!

Edition 1:43

 

450211700 BMW Isetta “Landes Polizei”

 

450389200 Volkswagen Beetle 1600i “Summer” – lemon yellow

 

450274900 Mercedes-Benz O 6600 Coach “Travel-Darling”

450291700 Mercedes-Benz O 319 Coach – beige/green

Edition PRO.R32

 

450899200 Hanomag R 40 with roof – green

450899300 Hanomag R 40 without roof – red

Edition PRO.R18

 

450009200 Jaguar E-Type “Shooting Brake” – (uncredited, but it is clearly the E-Type hearse from the film Harold and Maude)

Edition 1:64

 

452014600 Volkswagen Beetle 1960 “PTT” – Swiss Mail

 

452014700 Volkswagen T3 Joker with high roof – white

 

452014800 Volkswagen Beetle 1960 “Fire brigade”

 

452014900 Mini Cooper with Sunroof – turquoise

 

452015000 Mercedes-Benz /8 saloon “German Police”

 

452015100 Lamborghini Huracan “concept black”

Military 1:87

 

452624300 Dingo armoured vehicle – stain-camouflage German Bundeswehr

 

452624400 Dingo I Full protection vehicle – stain camouflage “ISAF”

 

452624500 Yak multi-purpose wheeled vehicle “ISAF”

 

452624800 Fennek Armoured Scout Car – stain camouflage German Bundeswehr

 

452624900 Fennek Armoured Scout Car – stain camouflage “ISAF”

 

452625000 Mercedes-Benz Unimog S 404 Pick up with canvas tilt German Bundeswehr

 

452625100 Mercedes-Benz Unimog S 404 Ambulance German Bundeswehr

 

452625900 MAN 5t GL truck – stain camouflage – German Bundeswehr

 

452626000 MAN 7t GL truck – German Bundeswehr

 

452626100 MAN 10t GL truck German Bundeswehr

Aviation 1:600

 

403551675 Boeing 747-400 China Airlines

 

403551683 Airbus A350-900 Vietnam Airlines

 

403551684 Boeing 787-8 United Airlines

Classic Range

 

450004500 Mercedes-Benz 170V pick up “Schuco advertising vehicle”

Edition 1:43

 

450369800 Volkswagen T1c “Ferrari Automobiles Francorchamps”

Edition 1:32

 

450762700 Schlüter Compact 1350 tractor with power-lift and a box with a bag as load.

 

450775000 Fortschritt (Progress) ZT 303 “NVA” (National Peoples Army of the former DDR)

Edition PRO.R32

 

450896300 Volkswagen T1b Pick up with BMW Isetta Standard “Autohaus Jacobi”

Edition 1:18

 

450037100 Volkswagen T1b Westfalia-pick up “Porsche” Loaded with Formula V racing car

Edition 1:10

 

450650800 BMW R 100 RS motorcycle – blue/silver metallic


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News from the Continent – Wiking March 2017

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

 

We start this update on models from Wiking with a set of  prototypes, many finished in plain silver, presented at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in February.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class as multi-role T-model

Volkswagen “Bulli” Samba bus

Volkswagen T2 Double-Cabin Pick up

Land Rover Defender 110

Opel Cadet C-Type Coupe

Mercedes-Benz Unimog “Frog eye”

Magirus classic fire engine LF16

Magirus Saturn tractor unit

MAN TGS Euro 6 four axle trucks

Farming vehicles Claas Cargo

 and Lemken Solitär 25

Tank top load

Wiking Releases April 2017

These models are moulded in plastic in Europe for Germany . The first models shown are new ones.

1:87 Scale

0864 41 Mercedes-Benz 250 T “German Police car”

 

0850 05 Opel Olympia Ambulance

 

0800 14 Volkswagen T3 bus “German Taxi”

 

0797 20 Volkswagen T1b Samba Bus

 

0788 04 Volkswagen T1b Delivery van

 

0133 07 Audi Q7 with trailer “fire brigade”

 

0800 49 Magirus S 3500 artic tank truck “Rheinpreussen”

 

0371 06 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 406 with trailer “Cellar Ghosts winery”

 

0518 46 Magirus 235 D artic. Stanchion trailer truck

 

0671 05 Mercedes-Benz NG Dumper

 

0479 02 Büssing 12.000 flatbed lorry “German Federal Railway Company”

1:160 Scale

 

0920 04 Volkswagen Tiguan fire chief staff car

Upgraded Models

The next set of models are upgraded versions of models previously produced by Wiking.

1:87 scale

 

0861 40 Mercedes-Benz 200/8 fire brigade staff car

 

0861 41 Volkswagen T1b small fire engine

 

0794 04 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 Convertible

 

0889 04 Drag rake

0880 08 Lanz Bulldog tractor with roof

 

0517 01 MAN articulated flatbed truck “Haulier Rheinkraft”

 

0518 04 Scania R 420 Topline artic. flatbed truck “Rinnen”

 

 

0990 91 Set “Blumhardt commercial vehicle manufactury”

1:160 Scale

 

0958 02 John Deere 6820 tractor

New Publication

 

0006 45 Book “Wiking Autoträume (auto dreams)

This book covers 85 years of Wiking models based on machines from land, sea and air.


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