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Minichamps for 2018

By Maz Woolley

It is the time of year for long lists of models from all the major producers. Minichamps are no exception to this. Although there are 1:43 scale releases the emphasis seems to be on the larger scales like 1:12 and 1:18 and the re-introduced 1:87 scale range and these are the ranges covered in this post. Keeping up with the times Minichamps feature a lot of new electric and hybrid vehicles and as ever a lot of sporting vehicles in multiple liveries.

1:12 Scale

The models planned are in multiple colours as listed below:

Volkswagen Golf GTi – 1976 – Red
Volkswagen Golf GTi – 1976 – Silver
Volkswagen Golf GTi – 1976 – White
Porsche 911 Turbo – 1977 – Peru Red
Porsche 911 Turbo – 1977 – Orange Metallic
Porsche 911 Turbo – 1977 – Strawberry Red
Porsche 911 Turbo – 1977 – Green
Porsche 911 Turbo – 1977 – Lilac
Porsche 911 Turbo – 1977 – Pink Metallic
Porsche 911 Turbo – 1977 ? Silvergreen
Ford Capri RS 2600 – 1970 – Yellow
Ford Capri RS 2600 – 1970 – Red
Ford Capri RS 2600 – 1970 – Silver
Porsche 917K – AAW Racing Team Piper Van Lennep – Le Mans 24 Hours 1970
Porsche 917K – J.W. Engineering Hailwood/Hobbs – Le Mans 24 Hours 1970
BMW 3.5 CSL – Plain Body Version 1976 White
BMW 3.5 CSL – Alpina-Faltz – De Fierlant Grohs – 6h Silverstone 1976
BMW 3.5 CSL – ‘Hermetite’   Fitzpatrick Walkinshaw – Winners 6h Silverstone 1976
BMW 3.5 CSL – Schnitzer  Quester Nilsson – Winners 6h Silverstone 1976
Porsche 934 – 1976 – Black
Porsche 934 – 1976 – White
BMW 3.5 CSL – Schnitzer – Sepp Mahalter Winner Havirov International 1977
BMW 3.5 CSL ? Miller/Cowart 6h Watkins Glen 1979
BMW M1 Procar – White – 1979
BMW M1 Procar – BMW Motorsport  Didier Pironi – Procar Series 1979
BMW M1 Procar – Project Four Racing Niki Lauda – Procar Series 1979
BMW M1 Procar – BMW Motorsport Nelson Piquet – Procar Series 1979
BMW M1 Procar – BMW Motorsport Alan Jones – Procar Series 1979
BMW M1 Procar – BMW Motorsport Clay Regazzoni – Procar Series 1979
Porsche 956K – Plain Body Version White – 1982
Porsche 956 K – Porsche System Racing Ickx/Bell  Winners Silverstone 6h 1982
BMW M1 Gr.B  Pallavicini/Winther Von Bayern – 24H Le Mans 1983
Porsche 956 K – Joest RACing – Bob Wollek Winner Zolder DRM 1983
Porsche 956K – Sorga S.A./Joest Racing Wollek/Johansson – 1000Km Nurburgring 1983
Porsche 956K – Dieter Schornstein Racing Merl/Moretti Mugello 1000Km 1983
Porsche 956K – Dieter Schornstein Racing ‘Bad Aachen’ – Merl/Schornstein Monza 84
BMW M3 – Plain Body Version – White – 1987
BMW M3 – M-Team Zakspeed – Eric Van De Poele – Champion DTM 1987
BMW M3 – JPS Team BMW Richards/Longhurst Class Winners Bathurst 1000 Km 1987
BMW M3 – Plain Body Version – Black – 1987
BMW M3 – Fina Motorsport Team  Cecotto Danner/Martin – Winners 24H Nurburgring 92
BMW M3 – M-Team Linder – Armin Hahne  DTM 1992

1:12 Scale Motorbikes

Honda RC213V – LCR Honda – Cal Crutchlow Barcelona GP MotoGP 2017

Honda RC213V – LCR Honda – Cal Crutchlow Silverstone GP MotoGP 2017

Honda RC213V – LCR Honda – Cal Crutchlow Test Malaysia 2017

Yamaha YZR-M1 – Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Valentino Rossi – Test 2017

Yamaha YZR-M1 – Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Valentino Rossi – Malaysia GP MotoGP 2017

Honda NSR – Alex Crivill? – Winner GP 500 Barcelona 1995

 

 

1:18 Scale

Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior – 1971 – Red
Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior – 1971 – White
Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior Colzani/Pooky /Venturi – Jarama 1972
Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior Hezemanns/Len – Winners Div.1 4H Jarama 1972
Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior  ‘Jagermeister – Rainer Maschke – DRM 1972
Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior Picchi/Chasse – Winners Div.1 24H Paul Ricard 1971
Audi Quattro – 1980 – Silver
Audi Quattro – Audi Sport Mouton/Pons – Rallye De Portugal 1981
Audi Quattro – Audi Sport  Mouton/Pons – Winners Rallye Sanremo 1981
Audi Quattro A1 – Audi Sport Mikkola/Her Rallye Automobile De Monte Carlo 1983
Audi Quattro A2 – Audi Sport Blomqvist Winners Sanyo Rally Of New Zealand 1984
Audi Quattro A2 – Audi Sport  Ruhrl/Geist Sanyo Rally Of New Zealand 1984
Audi Quattro A2 – Schmidt Motorsport Dem Winners Int. Avd/Sth Hunsruck Rallye 1984
Audi R8 LMS – Aape/Tak Chun – Melvin Moh Lin Keong Wee – China GT Championship 2017
Audi R8 LMS – Aape/Tak Chun  Lee/Au China Gt Championship 2017 #5
Audi R8 LMS – Audi Hong Kong ? Lee/Thong Blancpain GT Series Asia 2017
Audi R8 LMS – Audi Sport Land/ De Phillipp Mies/V.D.Linde – 24H Nurburgring 2017
Audi R8 LMS – Audi Sport Team WRT Muller Fussler/Frijns/Rast – 3rd Place 24H 2017
Audi R8 LMS – Audi Sport Team WRT  Stippl Rast/Vervisch/Muller – 24H Nurburgring 201
Audi R8 LMS – Car Collection Motorsport Saurenmann/Rocco – 24H Nurburgring 2017
Audi R8 LMS – Phoenix Racing ? Busch/M?lle Rockenfeller/Stippler – 24H N?rburgring 20
Audi TT Coupe  1998 – Black
Audi TT Coupe  1998 – Blue Metallic
Audi TT Coupe  1998 – Yellow
Audi TT Roadster  1998 – Black
Audi TT Roadster  1998 – Red
Audi TT Roadster  1998 – Silver
BMW 2002 – Autohaus Speidel – Jurg Obermos Preis Der Nationen Hockenheim 1970
BMW 2002 – Jockey Racing  Tobiasson /Nordstrom – Nurburgring 6 Hours 1972
BMW 2800 CS – BMW Alpina  Huber/Kelleners Winners 24H Spa-Francorchamps 1970
BMW 2800 Cs – Castrol BMW  Moorkens/Haxhe – 24H Spa-Francorchamps 1971
BMW 2800 Cs – Team Schnitzer-Motul  Herzo /Heyer – 24H Spa-Francorchamps 1972
BMW 2800 Cs ? Racing Team Marabout  Gaye /Braillard – 24H Spa-Francorchamps 1970
BMW 3.0 CSL – BMW Alpina  Peltier/Menzel – 24H Spa 1973
BMW 3.0 CSL – BMW Italia  Grano/Joosen – Etcc Zandvoort 1979
BMW 3.0 CSL – BMW Motorsport Hans-Joachim Stuck – Winner Norisring Trophee 1974
BMW 3.0 CSL – Faltz-Alpina – De Fierlant/G /Betzler – Zandvoort Trophy 1975
BMW 3.0 CSL – Garage Du Bac  ‘Depnic’ /Coulon – 24H Le Mans 1977
BMW 3.0 CSL – Jolly Club Milano  Finotto /Facetti – Winners Etcc Zandvoort 1979
BMW 3.0 CSL – Juma Tuning  Corbisier/Joos /Berndtson – GP Nurburgring 1976
BMW 3.0 CSL – Luigi Racing – De Fierlant /Xhenceval – Winners 24H Spa 1975
BMW 3.0 CSL – Pricision Liegeose  Peltier /Lafosse – Winners 4H Monza 1974
BMW 3.5 CSL – A.S.P.M.-Tanday Music – Justice/Belin – 24H Le Mans 1976
BMW 3.5 CSL – De Fierlant/Grohs – 6h Silverstone 1976
BMW 3.5 CSL – Hermetite Walkinshaw /Fitzpatrick – 24H Le Mans 1976
BMW 3.5 CSL – Miller/Cowart – 6h Watkins Glen 1979
BMW 3.5 CSL – Sepp Manhalter  Winner Havirov International 1977
BMW 323I – 1982 – Blue Metallic
BMW 323I – 1982 – Brown Metallic
BMW 325I – Joachim Winkelhock – Adac Gross Preis Der Tourenwagen Nurburgring DTM 86
BMW 325I – Vogt/Oestreich – Class Winners E.G. Trophy Etcc Zolder 1986
BMW 635 Csi – Belga Juma Racing  Winkelho /Regout/Gartner – 24H Spa 1985
BMW 635 Csi – BMW Italia  Brancatelli /Kelleners – Grand Prix Brno 1984
BMW 635 Csi – BMW Italia  Ravaglia/Berger /Winkelhock – 24H Spa 1984
BMW 635 Csi – Vogelsang Automobile Gmbh H.Grohs – 1st Bergischer Lowe Zolder 1984
BMW M1 – Auto Maass BMW – Kurt Konig – Drt Wunstorf 1982
BMW M1 – Basf Team Gs Sport Stuck/Heyer – 6h Silverstone 1981
BMW M1 – Jens Winther Racing  Winther /Mercer/Jensen – 24H Le Mans 1984
BMW M1 Procar – Project Four Racing – HansStuck 1st Monaco Procar Series 1980
BMW M1 Procar – Tom Walkinshaw Racing – Dieter Quester – Procar Series 1979
BMW M2 Coupe – 2016 – White
BMW M4 GTS – 2016 – Black Metallic
BMW M4 GTS – 2016 – Grey Metallic
BMW M4 GTS – 2016 – White
BMW M6 GT3 – Autobacs RACing Team Aguri Takagi/Walkinshaw – Super GT300 2017
BMW M6 GT3 – BMW Motorsport ? Longhurst Skaife/Ingall/Glock – 12H Bathurst 2017
BMW M6 GT3 – BMW Motorsport ? Mostert/Twig Haber – 12H Bathurst 2017
BMW M6 GT3 – BMW Team Schnitzer ? Wittmann Blomqvist/Tomczyk/Farfus – 24H Nurburgring
BMW M6 GT3 – BMW Team Schnitzer Collard/Eng Winners Oschersleben Gt 2017
BMW M6 GT3 – Plain Body Version Matt Black – 2016
BMW M6 GT3 – Rowe Racing  Blomqvist Catsburg/Spengler – 24H Spa 2017
BMW M6 GT3 – Rowe Racing  Eng/Martin Basseng – 10th Place 24H Nurburgring 2017
BMW M6 GT3 – Rowe Racing  Eng/Martin/Sims 24H Spa 2017
BMW M6 GT3 – Rowe Racing  Palttala/Catsbu Sims 2nd Place 24H Nurburgring 2017
BMW M6 GT3 – Schubert Motorsport  Krohn Muller/Spengler/Wittmer – 24H Nurburgring
BMW M6 GT3 – Schubert Motorsport  Muller Klingmann/Onslow-Cole – 24H Nurburgring 17
BMW M6 GT3 – Turner Motorsport  Klingmann Curtis ? Imsa Grand Prix Laguna Seca 2016
BMW M6 GT3 – Turner Motorsport  Klingmann Marks/Krohn – 12H Sebring 2017
BMW M6 GT3 – Walkenhorst Motorsport Krognes/Di Martino – 24H Nurburgring 2017
BMW M6 GT3 – Walkenhorst Motorsport Palttala/Krognes/Menze – 24H Spa 2017
BMW M6 GT3 – Walkenhorst Motorsport Schiwietz/Van Campenhoudt – 24H Spa 2017
BMW M6 GT3 – Walkenhorst Motorsport Walkenhorst/Tresson – 24H Nurburgring 2017
Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Widestar Mercedes-Benz – AMG G 63 – 2016 – White
Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Widestar Mercedes-Benz – AMG G 63 – 2016 – Yellow
Ford Capri 3.0 – 1978 – Yellow
Ford Capri 3.0 – Faberg? RACing Lee Jeans S.Graham – 2nd Oulton Park BSCC 1979
Ford Capri 3.0 – Gilden Kolsch Racing Team Schaefer/Rosberg – 24H Nurburgring 1982
Ford Capri 3,0 – Serge Power Bastos Racing – Soto/Honeger/Libert – 24H Spa 1980
Ford Capri 3,0 – V.M. Woodman Woodman /Buncombe/Clark – 3rd Place Spa 24H 1981
Ford Capri RS 2600 – 1970  White/Black (LHD)
Ford Fiesta RS WRC – M-Sport World Rally Evans/Barritt – Rally Guanajuato Mexico 14
Ford Fiesta RS WRC – Rk M-Sport World Rally Kubica/Szczepaniak – Rally Monte Carlo ’14
Ford Fiesta RS WRC Bouffier/Pnseri Rally Monte Carlo 2014
Ford Fiesta RS WRC Rossi/Cassina 2nd Place Monza Rally Show 2013
Ford Fiesta RS WRC Rossi/Cassina Winners Monza Rally Show 2012
Ford RS 1800 – Allied Polymer Group  Makinen/Liddon – Winners Lombard RAC Rally 1975
Ford RS 1800 – Li-Lo Equipe Esso  Clark/W – Lombard RAC Rally 1978
Ford RS 1800 – Rothmans Rally Team  Vatan /Richards – Acropolis Rally 1980
Ford RS 2600 – 1970 – Blue
Ford RS 2600 – Ford BP Racing Team Birre /Bourgoignie – 2nd Place 24H Spa 1972
Ford RS 2600 – Ford Koln  Glemser/Soler-R – 3rd Place 24H Spa 1972
Ford RS 2600 – Ford Koln  Glemser/Soler-R – Winners 24H Spa 1971
Ford RS 2600 – Ford-Tuning Siegen Weiss /Ludwig – Nurburgring 6 Hours 1973
Ford RS 2600 – Kent Frami Racing Team – Franck/Fritzinger – Spa 24H 1972
Ford RS 2600 – Shark Team Rouget/Geurie – Le Mans 24H 1972
Lancia Stratos – Lancia  Darniche/Mahe – Winners Tour De Corse 1975
Lancia Stratos – Lancia Munari/Mannucci – Winners Rallye Monte Carlo 1975
Lancia Stratos – Lancia Pirelli  Alen/Kiv – Winners Rallye San Remo 1978
Mercedes-AMG GT3 – Plain Body – Carbon
Mercedes-AMG GT3 – Plain Body – White
Mercedes-Benz 190E (W201) – 1982 – Red
Mercedes-Benz 190E (W201) – 1982 – White
Mercedes-Benz 190E (W201) – 1982  Green Metallic
Mercedes-Benz 190E (W201) – 1982 ‘Feuerwehr Aachen’
Mercedes-Benz 190E (W201) – 1982 ‘Polizei Germany’
Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo 2 – AMG – Ellen Lohr – DTM 1991
Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo 2 – AMG – Kurt Thiim – DTM 1991
Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo 2 – Zakspeed – Kurt Thiim – DTM 1992
Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo 2 – Zakspeed – Roland Asch – DTM 1992
Mercedes-Benz 300 Sel 6.8 – Hans Heyer – Saisonfinale Hockenheim 1971
Mercedes-Benz 300 Sel 6.8 – Heyer/Betzler – 24H Nurburgring 1972
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W198) – 1955 – Red
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W198) – 1955 – Silve
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W198) – 1955 – Cream
Mercedes-Benz C11 – Mass/Wendlinger – Winner Wspc Spa 1990
Mercedes-Benz C11 – Schlesser/Baldi – Winn Wspc Nurburgring 1990
Mercedes-Benz C11 ? Mass/Wendlinger – Winner Wspc Suzuka 1991
Mercedes-Benz W125 – Daimler – Benz Ag  2nd Place Eifelrennen Nurburgring 1937
Mercedes-Benz W125 – Daimler – Benz Ag Brauchitsch – 2nd Place Deutschland 1937
Opel Commodore A Steinmetz – Eberhard Gers Preis Der Nationen Hockenheim 1970
Opel Commodore A Steinmetz – Von Bayern /Johansson – 24H Spa 1970
Opel Commodore A Steinmetz – Haxhe/Toussai – 24H Spa 1970
Opel Commodore A Steinmetz – Pilette/Gosse – 24H Spa 1970
Opel Commodore A Steinmetz – Tuerlinx/Pile – 24H Spa 1972
Opel Kadett D Limousine – 1980 – Blue
Opel Kadett D Limousine – 1980 – Orange
Opel Kadett D Limousine – 1980 – Brown Metallic
Porsche 906E – Porsche Of Stuttgart Mitter/Rindt – Daytona 24 Hours 1967
Porsche 911 Turbo S – 2016 – Grey Metallic
Porsche 911 Turbo S – 2016 – Orange
Porsche 911 Turbo S – 2016 – Red
Porsche 917 LH – Team Gulf Wyer – Rodrigue /Oliver – 24H Le Mans 1971
Porsche 917 LH – Team Martini Racing – Lar /Kauhsen – 24H Le Mans 1970
Porsche 917 LH – Team Porsche Austria ? El /Ahrens – 24H Le Mans 1970
Porsche 934 – Anny Charlotte Verney Charlotte Verney – 24H Le Mans 1979
Porsche 934 – Brumos Racing – Gregg/Busby – 24H Le Mans 1977
Porsche 934 – Lubrifilm Racing – Mueller Vanoli – Winners Gr.4 24H Le Mans 1979
Porsche 934 – Porsche Kremer Racing ? Woll /Pironi/Beaumont – 24H Le Mans 1976
Porsche 934 – Porsche Kremer Racing ? Woll ‘Steve’ – Winners Gr.4 24H Le Mans 1977
Porsche 934 – Thierry Perrier – Perrier/Be /Salam – Winners Gr.4 24H Le Mans 1981
Porsche 956 K – Brun Motorsport Gmbh – Bru Rosberg – 1000 Km N?rburgring 1984
Porsche 956 K – Joest Racing – Keke Rosber – DRM Norisring 1984
Porsche 956 K – Joest Racing – ‘Winther’/D /Weidler – 1000 Km Spa 1985
Porsche 956 K – John Fitzpatrick Racing – Fitzpatrick – 2nd Place DRM Zolder 1983
Porsche 956 K – Porsche Kremer Racing – Kl Ludwig – DRM Norisring 1985
Porsche 956 K – Porsche System Racing Ickx/Bell Winners Silverstone 6 Hours 1982
Porsche 956 K – Skoal Bandit Porsche Team – Boutsen/Hobbs – 1000 Km Spa 1984
Porsche 956 K – Warsteiner Team / Joest Ra Bob Wollek – Winner DRM Norisring 1983
Porsche 959 – 1987 – Grey Metallic
Porsche 959 – 1987 – Red Metallic
Porsche 962 C – Team Memorex – Frank Jelin – 100 Meilen Von Nurnberg Supercup 1986
Porsche 962 C – Torno Brun Motorsport – Boutsen/Brun – Silverstone 1000 Km 1985
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S – 2017 – Black
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S – 2017 – Blue
Sauber Mercedes C9 – Jean-Louis Schlesser – Winner Supercup 1988
Sauber Mercedes C9 – Baldi/Acheson /Brancatelli – 2nd Place 24H Le Mans 1989
Sauber Mercedes C9 – Schlesser/Jabouille /Cudini – 5Th Place 24H Le Mans 1989
Triumph TR6 – 1973 – Dark Blue (LHD)
Triumph TR6 – 1973 – Yellow (RHD)
Volkswagen Passat Variant – 1980 – Light Green Metallic
Volkswagen Passat Variant – 1980 – Red
Volkswagen Passat Variant – 1980 – White
Volkswagen Passat Variant – 1980 ‘Drk Aachen’
Volkswagen Passat Variant – 1980 ‘Polizei Germany’
Volvo 240 GL – 1986 – ‘Polis Sweden’
Volvo 240 GL – 1986 – ‘Politi Danmark’
Volvo 240 GL – 1986 – ‘Politi Norway 2’
Volvo 240 GL – 1986 – ‘Politie Netherlands
Volvo 240 GL Break – 1986 – Green Metallic
Volvo 240 GL Break – 1986 – Red
Volvo 240 GL Break – 1986 – White
Volvo 740 GL – 1986 – Dark Blue Metallic
Volvo 740 GL – 1986 – Gold

1:18 Scale Motorbikes

Honda RC213V – Cal Crutchlow – Winner Czech GP MotoGP 2016
Honda RC213V – Cal Crutchlow – Malaysia GP MotoGP 2016
Honda RC213V – Cal Crutchlow – Silverstone GP MotoGP 2016
Honda RC213V – Nicky Hayden – MotoGP 2016
Honda RC213V – Hiroshi Aoyama – MotoGP ’16
Honda RC213V – Marc Marquez – MotoGP 2016
Yamaha YZR-M1 Monster Yamaha Tech3 – Alex Lowes – MotoGP 2016
Yamaha YZR-M1 Monster Yamaha Tech3 – Bradley Smith – MotoGP 2016
Yamaha YZR-M1 Monster Yamaha Tech3 – Pol Espargaro – MotoGP 2016
Yamaha YZR-M1 Movistar Yamaha – Valentino Rossi – MotoGP 2016
Yamaha YZR-M1 Movistar Yamaha – Jorge Lorenzo – MotoGP 2016
Yamaha YZR-M1 Movistar Yamaha – Valentino Rossi – Testbike 2016
Yamaha YZR-M1 Movistar Yamaha – Valentino Rossi – Winner Catalunya GP MotoGP 2016
Yamaha YZR-M1 Movistar Yamaha – Maverick Vinales – Test Valencia 2016
Yamaha YZR-M1 Monster Yamaha Tech3 – Jonas Folger – Test 2016
Honda RC213V – Dani Pedrosa – MotoGP 2017
Honda RC213V – Cal Crutchlow – MotoGP 2017
Honda RC213V – Jack Miller – MotoGP 2017
Honda RC213V – Esteve Rabat – MotoGP 2017
Honda RC213V – Marc Marquez – MotoGP 2017
Yamaha YZR-M1 Monster Yamaha Tech3 – Johann Zarco – MotoGP 2017
Yamaha YZR-M1 Movistar Yamaha – Maverick Vinales – MotoGP 2017
Yamaha YZR-M1 Movistar Yamaha – Valentino Rossi – MotoGP 2017
Yamaha YZR-M1 Monster Yamaha Tech3 – Jonas Folger – MotoGP 2017
Yamaha YZR-M1 Movistar Yamaha – Valentino Rossi – Winner Assen GP MotoGP

1:87 Scale

Audi A6 Avant – 2018 – Black
Audi A6 Avant – 2018 – Brown Metallic
Audi A6 Avant – 2018 – Blue Metallic
Audi RS4 Avant – 2018 – Green Metallic
Audi RS4 Avant – 2018 – Blue Metallic
Audi RS4 Avant – 2018 – Red
Audi TT – 2018 – Yellow
Audi TT – 2018 – Grey
Audi TT – 2018 – White
BMW M2 – 2016 – Grey Metallic
BMW M5 – 2018 – White
BMW M5 – 2018 – Blue Metallic
BMW M5 – 2018 – Black Metallic
BMW I3 – 2014 – Blue Metallic
BMW I3 – 2014 – Grey Metallic
BMW I3 – 2014 – Red Metallic
BMW I8 Coupe – 2015 – Silver
BMW I8 Coupe – 2015 – White Metallic
BMW I8 Coupe – 2015 – Grey Metallic
Mercedes AMG – C63 – 2017 – White
Mercedes AMG – C63 – 2017 – Silver
Mercedes AMG – C63 – 2017 – Black
Mercedes AMG – E63 – 2017 – Blue
Mercedes AMG – E63 – 2017 – Black
Mercedes AMG – E63 – 2017 – Silver
Mercedes AMG – S65 – 2017 – Black
Mercedes AMG – S65 – 2017 – White
Mercedes AMG – S65 – 2017 – Silver
Mercedes AMG – S65 Coupe – 2017 – Silver
Mercedes AMG – S65 Coupe – 2017 – Black
Mercedes AMG – S65 Coupe – 2017 – White
Brabus 850 E63 (E-Class) – 2017 – Black
Brabus 850 E63 (E-Class) – 2017 – Red Meta
Brabus 850 E63 (E-Class) – 2017 – Silver
Brabus 850 Mercedes – AMG S63 – 2015 – Silver
Brabus 850 Mercedes – AMG S63 – 2015 – White
Brabus 850 Mercedes – AMG S63 – 2015 – Black
Brabus 600 Mercedes AMG C 63 S- 2015 – Black
Brabus 600 Mercedes AMG C 63 S – 2015 – Silver
Brabus 600 Mercedes AMG C 63 S – 2015 – White
Porsche 911 Turbo – 1977 – Red
Porsche 911 Turbo – 1977 – Black
Porsche 911 Turbo – 1977 – Silver
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo S 2017 White
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo S 2017 Blue Metallic
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo S 2017 Grey
Porsche Cayenne – 2018 – White
Porsche Cayenne – 2018 – Blue Metallic
Porsche Cayenne – 2018 – Brown Metallic
Porsche 911 Turbo – 1990 – Red
Porsche 911 Turbo – 1990 – Blue Metallic
Porsche 911 Turbo – 1990 – Yellow
Ford Mustang – 2018 – Red
Ford Mustang – 2018 – Blue Metallic W/ White Stripes
Ford Mustang – 2018 – Orange Metallic W/ Black Stripes
Ford Fiesta St – 2018 – Dark Blue
Ford Fiesta St – 2018 – Silver W/ Black Ro
Ford Fiesta St – 2018 – White W/ Red Roof
Ford Focus RS – 2018 – Blue W/ Black Roof
Ford Focus RS – 2018 – Black
Ford Focus RS – 2018 – Grey
Ford GT – 2018 – White W/ Black Stripes
Ford GT – 2018 – Red W/ White Stripes
Ford GT – 2018 – Black W/ Silver Stripes
Nio Es8 Light Blue Met
Nio Es8 Black
Nio Es8 White
E.Go Life – 2018 – Blue
E.Go Life – 2018 – Red
E.Go Life – 2018 – Brown
Nio Ep9 Blue
Nio Ep9 Light Blue Met.
Maserati Ghibli – 2018 – Black
Maserati Ghibli – 2018 – Dark Red Metallic
Maserati Ghibli – 2018 – Grey Metallic
Maserati Granturismo – 2018 – Yellow Metal
Maserati Granturismo – 2018 – Blue Metalli
Maserati Granturismo – 2018 – Red Metallic
Maserati Levante – 2018 – Silver
Maserati Levante – 2018 – Brown Metallic
Maserati Levante – 2018 – White
Bentley Mulsanne Speed – 2017 – Yellow Met
Bentley Mulsanne Speed – 2017 ? Red/Black
Bentley Mulsanne Speed – 2017 – Silver
Bentley Bentayga – 2016 – Bronze
Bentley Bentayga – 2016 – Red Metallic
Bentley Bentayga – 2016 – Blue
Bentley Continental Gt – 2018 – Blue
Bentley Continental Gt – 2018 – Red Met
Tesla Model S – 2018 – Red
Tesla Model S – 2018 – Black
Tesla Model S – 2018 – White
Tesla Model 3 – 2018 – Red
Tesla Model 3 – 2018 – Black
Tesla Model 3 – 2018 – White
Tesla Model X – 2018 – Black
Tesla Model X – 2018 – White
Tesla Model X – 2018 – Red

News from the Continent 2/1028 – Wiking

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All photographs supplied by the Manufacturer

The models shown are all expected to be released by Wiking in February 2018.

New Items

Scale 1:32

0778 30 Fendt 1050 Vario tractor with twin tyres

 

0778 34 Claas Commandor 116CS combine harvester

 

Scale 1:87

 

0361 62 Fendt 1050 Vario tractor with twin tyres

 

0227 05 Mercedes-Benz E-Class S213 Exclusive T-model (estate)

 

0797 21 Volkswagen T1b Samba bus

 

0693 29 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U406 “THW”

 

0645 02 MAN dump truck

 

0601 30 MAN F90 Fire brigade flatbed truck and trailer

 

0634 04 DAF towing vehicle

 

0543 01 Volvo F89 refrigerated artic. truck

 

Model Upgrades

Scale 1:160

 

0951 99 Magirus refrigerated artic. Truck

 

 

0970 07 Mercedes-Benz O 305 Urban bus

 

Scale 1:87

 

0018 18 Accessory Pack “Connections II”

 

0160 39 Porsche 356 convertible

 

0210 02 Ford Continental

 

0788 11 Volkswagen T1a delivery van “Dujardin Vinebrand”

 

0120 01 DKW Limousine

 

0881 03 Deutz D 40 L tractor

 

0601 29 Mercedes-Benz Unimog S Fire engine

 

0720 02 Büssing Trambus

 

0502 05 Magirus 135 D 11 FS artic. Flatbed truck with load of construction material

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More Colorful Model Car Brands You Might Not Have Heard Of

By Ron Ruelle

Ed. Note:  The MAR Online Editors are republishing this article from the HobbyDB blog because some of these brands might be new and fun for you.  Others might be old hat (Quiralu  or Rextoys)?   Ron’s article on unusual model car brands was also republished by MAR Online in 2016.

A while ago, HobbyDB shared a list of unusual Model Car Brands with strange histories. The response we got was terrific, so we did another list. Since then, we’ve dug up enough other odd brands to compile yet another batch of model and toy cars you may have forgotten (if you ever heard of them at all.) All in all, this round of models comes from seven different countries if you’re counting!

Dream Become True

Dream Become TrueNo, that’s not a typo, it’s just clunky translation. This company started as “Dream Become True”, possibly playing off Chinese auto company Build Your Dream. They then changed it to “Dream Becomes True” which is still kinda clunky. Their main offerings are Model Cars in 1/32 and 1/24 scale, which are fairly detailed and include working parts as well as lights and sounds.They also make some pretty basic models of mostly high end exotic cars in 1/64, including about the only model of the Koenigsegg CCX available and, even if the doors don’t open correctly.

Gay Toys

gay toys school busSimple, inexpensive toys molded in color… what could go wrong? The sheer coincidence of the name unfortunately might have became a headache for the company (parental objections, etc.), so they didn’t produce many models under this brand. And well, when you try to do a search online for them, well, just make sure you keep “safe search” turned on. Even better, look for them on hobbyDB instead.

Quiralu

QuiraluQuiralu models were made in France in the 1950s and ’60s and included several microcars. The company and their models went into hibernation for many years until the original molds were resurrected in the late ’90s. They were used again to make a limited number of models with the same body castings but slightly different tinplate base and window glazing. The colors for each generation are often loud and fun.

Radon

radon model carThe name Radon probably doesn’t have any strange connotations in Russian like it does in other parts of the world. These cars are cold war relics, from a Russian state factory. They are mostly 1:43 scale diecast Soviet vehicles, including marques that aren’t likely to be reproduced in any other country. As a bonus, they do a lot of limos and other service vehicles, which are always neat to look at.

Rextoys

rextoysThese Portugal-produced models are best known for 1930s American cars. Detail is simple, but the cars sometimes come with well-known passengers… You can get the Cadillac V16 Convertible with President Franklin D. Roosevelt riding in the back, or, if you prefer, Italian actress and politician, Cicciolina. But not together, even though that would be really awesome!

Simba

SimbaThey Farbwechsel when they Temperaturwechsel! Simba, despite the very elephantine name, was a German company that made mostly models of German marques. Their color change cars were revolutionary at the time, as they were among the first where the color depended on the temperature of the water.

Smelly Speeders

Maisto Smelly SpeedersSure, these look like standard Majorette models. Except they have some odd color combinations, especially the brightly colored tires. And when you open them, well, the reason for the name becomes obvious. Each car was scented in generally favorable aromas such as coconut or strawberry, not unlike those emanating from your car air freshener. Unfortunately, if you find one in the package, there’s a good chance the scent has worn off over the decades.

Tomte-Laerdal

Tomte-LaerdalStarting in the 1940s, this company produced primarily models of German cars but also one of an American military Jeep. Bodies were made of a single piece of rubbery plastic in a single color (some look kind of swirly) with a separate clear windshield in some cases. Details were crude at best. Later models mostly eschewed the clear parts for solid molded windows. Based on their Datsun 240Z model, it’s safe to say they were still making these at least into the early 1970s.

Starmada

StarmadaStarmada is a fairly new name to the model car business, debuting at the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg in 2009. They offer mostly European marques with a heavy emphasis on Mercedes-Benz. These are sold under the name Brekina in many countries. Two really neat things about them… they make a lot of odd body styles such as limousines and hearses. And if you can believe it from the photos, these cars are 1/87 scale, some of the most detailed cars you can get for an HO railroad.

Victory Industrial Products

Victory Industrial ProductsVictory Industrial Products or VIP was a small company that began its life during the second world war in a boat house which stood directly alongside Kingston Bridge in Hampton Wick near London. It was founded by two men, Captain William John Warren and Gerald Fenner Burgoyne who set up the company to manufacture small electrical components for the Ministry of Supply. Not quite nanotechnology, but the components were useful for making model trains, 1:20 plastic models, and 1:32 slot cars. They were mostly odd, utilitarian cars, but charming in a huge way.


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News from the Continent 2/2018 – Herpa

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All photographs by, and copyright of, the Author.

Heer is acloser look at some of the models released by Herpa during the second half of 2017. These are all moulded in plastic to 1:87 scale.

745888 Main Soviet battle tank T34-85 “NVA”

The Soviet Second World War tank was used by the “National Peoples’ Army “ of the German Democratic Republic (DDR) during the first years after the country was founded by the Soviet government.

745796 Main Soviet battle tank T34/85 winter camouflage

The original that this model is based upon was used during the battle to lift the siege of the encircled  City of Leningrad in 1944.

 

038805 Audi A5 Coupe “Black Edition” – tango-red metallic

 

308137 Mercedes-Benz box-drawbar “DEUTRANS”

The series of Deutrans miniature models continues with this twin axle box truck with a Mercedes-Benz tractor unit pulling a typical trailer of its time with dual tyres. VEB Deutrans was the main haulier of the former DDR. Drivers were officers of the Stasi (secret service) with special training. Their trucks were running observation stations.

 

307925 MAN TGX XXL artic. curtain canvas truck “Haulier Wandt”

This is a brand new Tractor unit on this articlated lorry liveried with an advertisement for the Technical University of Brunswick. This truck with a MAN TGX XXL cab is operated by the Brunswick based forwarder Wandt. This was released by Herpa to fit in with the launch of the real lorry.

 

746083 IFA G5 Dumper “NVA”

During the early years of the “National Peoples’ Army” of the DDR the G5 6×6 trucks were the most common vehicles. Here Herpa have made it as a dumper with a movable mechanism. , fully movable, the hydraulic. The hydraulic lift for the dumper is included in the box.

 

928304 Audi A5 Cabriolet “Cars Club Model 2017

The black moulded A5 Cabriolet is the 2017 model of the year made only for members of the Herpa Modelcar Collectors Club.


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More Jerry Broz creations

By Jerry Broz

OSCAR THE TRACK CLEANER TRUCK.

Twinn-K‘s famous, highly demanded “Oscar the Track
Cleaner”, a special HO slot car difficult to keep in stock.

Over forty five years ago, the well-known HO slot car and
accessories manufacturer Maurice Winn of Twinn-K fame
introduced, through its division AJ’s National Raceways, a new,
different, purpose-built track cleaning vehicle in HO scale.
It was the first of many design projects from Broz Engineering,
a design and development service. To facilitate removal of
oxidation from the track rails, I combined an abrasive rail
cleaner beneath the front of the car with a wick saturated with
cleaning liquid extending from the rear of the car. This unique
combination cleaned the tracks and picked up any remaining dust and a small particles lying the track, thus keeping the HO track in
excellent condition. An attractive body with a driver and cleaning
liquid tank, designed to snap on/off the completed the track
cleaning truck. This very successful and popular “Oscar the
Track Cleaner” (Patent #3,789,768) led to Twinn-K’s
HO “Fun” Vehicles.

Both, the “Oscar the Track Cleaner” and the “HO Fun Vehicles” were manufactured in Hong-Kong with a metal chassis having the swing drop part carrying the motor and two part pick-up and guide pin assembly. The vehicles featured Mabuchi SM-02 motors with metal (Track Cleaner) or plastic (Fun Vehicles) worm gear sets to achieve a realistic, track service vehicle speed. For long lasting performance, all trucks were furnished with SILIKONE hard wearing tires made from a heat treated tear proof silicone and bonded to a precision, polished, and  threaded aluminum hubs. The front and back wheels were secured to the threaded front axle and threaded and knurled back axle with four 0-80 brass jamb nuts.

The Twinn-K “Fun” vehicles, aesthetically appealing and
marketed as AJ’s Race Savers, became popular
additions to HO race track layouts. The advanced body
style and implied functionality made them the latest accessory
for realistic HO racing. The three AJ’s Race Savers were:

AJ’s SPEEDWAY HOSPITAL AMBULANCE. A must for track
safety, finished in white with Red Cross markings and red body
stripe. The truck had a working emergency red light on top of
cab when in service. This vehicle was an attractive addition
to any HO race track.

AJ’s INDY WRECKER/TOW TRUCK. The HO scale tow truck
was able to hook-up any HO car on the track and haul the car
back to the pits.The model was finished in bright orange with
a working emergency red light on top of cab when in service.
This vehicle made for a realistic addition to any HO race track.

AJ’s CRASH TRUCK. This emergency fire truck is necessary
when crashes occur. It was finished in fire red and equipped
with working emergency red light on top of cab when in service
and two fire extinguishers. This vehicle provided a final touch
of realism for any HO race track.

A proposal, concept, drawing of the AJ’s RACE CAR HAULER
TRUCK . This proposed HO Race Car Hauler Truck was
supposed to be the last in the line of AJ’s Race Saver vehicles.
Unfortunately, this attractive truck which was capable of
hauling any of the Aurora, Tyco, Riggen, Bachmann, Faller,
etc., HO cars, was never produced.

In all, Twinn-K (AJ’s division) produced (as AJ’s Race Savers)
the following trucks:
OSCAR THE TRACK CLEANER – 2 yellow versions.
OSCAR THE TRACK CLEANER SPIRIT OF ’76 – 3 versions
red, white & blue.
SPEEDWAY HOSPITAL AMBULANCE – white.
INDY WRECKER/TOW TRUCK – orange.
CRASH TRUCK – red.

The last picture shows the originally carded “Oscar the Track
Cleaner” and the “Speedway Hospital” ambulance in the
special container. With the introduction of the Twinn-K “Fun
Vehicles”, all trucks, including the Oscar the Track Cleaner”,
were sold in attractive Dome Cube Container as the “AJ’s
Race Savers”, and included, inside the box, the detailed
instructions on how to operate and care for each car.

In the ’60s and ’70s, Twinn-K (the manufacturer of the
famous “Oscar the Track Cleaner”) was the largest
producers of the slot car and RC racing tires. Over the
years, Twinn-K made tires for HO, 1/32, and 1/24 slot racing
cars along with RC tires of all scales. Twinn-K was the first
to manufacture precise, ground tires, to be mounted and
glued on threaded aluminum wheels for HO slot cars. All
Twinn-K tires were quality products, superior to any other
HO tires at that time. Later in life, Maurice Winn, the owner
of Twinn-K, suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease and, in 1991,
his children sold Twinn-K to an investment group. In 1993,
the company moved to Cleveland, Ohio. By early 1996,
Twinn-K was shut down completely and Maurice Winn
passed away in October 2011.

I first met Maurice when I designed the “Oscar the Track
Cleaner” in the late ’60s and then on several occasions
afterwards. He was easy going, a pleasure to work with,
and a very out-going individual. In fact, my family and I
stayed at his Indianapolis home when we went to the
Indy 500 in 1970. Maurice was a great man and a credit
to the slot racing car industry.


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News from the Continent October/November 2017 – Norev

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Photographs by the manufacturer except for the models with detailed reviews later in the article.

October 2017 releases

1:18 Scale

 

185144  Alpine A110 Premiere Edition 2017 – white metallic

 

185148  Alpine A110 Premiere Edition 2017 – blue metallic

 

187661  Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet 1987 – ivory

 

185260  Renault Break 300 kg 1951 – ivory

 

185261  Renault Break 300 kg 1953 “Parfums Revillion”

 

185133  Renault 16 1969 – beige grey metallic

 

185157  Renault 5 Alpine Turbo 1981 – Navy blue

 

1:43 Scale

 

150942  Citroen Visa II Chrono 1982

 

150941  Citroen Visa 1000 Pistes 1983

 

150943  Citoen Visa Cabriolet 1984 – Vision brown

 

155157  Citroen Saxo VTS 2001 – Thunderstorm grey / Quartz grey

 

154306  Citroen Xsara Break 1998 – Quartz grey metallic

 

770221  Fiat 1200 Spider 1959 – red

 

270552  Ford Focus RS 2016 – grey

 

471403  Peugeot 104 ZS 1979 – coral red

 

517747  Renault Safrane Biturbo Baccara 1993 – silver

 

517593  Renault Clio RS Gordini 2009 – Monaco blue

 

517646  Renault Megane Estate 2009 – platinum silver

 

517774  Renault Captur 2013  – brown and ivory

 

517721  Renault Megane 2016  – white

 

517722  Renault Megane 2016 – Police Municipale

 

517723  Renault Megane 2016 – ASVP

 

517724  Renault Megane 2016 – Police Municipale

 

350092  Triumph TR6 1970 – Damson red

 

840021  Volkswagen Hebmüller Cabriolet 1949 – black and red

1:87 Scale

 

518577A  Renault Galion Tanker 1963 – Total

Minijet c.3 Inch variable scales

 

310702  Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 1955 – silver

 

November Releases

1:18 Scale

 

# 184880  Peugeot 309 GTI 1988 – Vallelunga red

 

185271  Renault 30 TX 1981 – bronze brown metallic

 

181610  GT by Citroen Salon de Paris 2008

 

GT by Citroen 2008 – Electric blue

 

185265  Renault 20 TS 1978 – Algue green metallic

 

183441  Sauber-Mercedes C0  Winner 400 km Suzuka 1989 – Baldu / Schlesser

1:43 Scale

155327  Citroen C3 Aircross 2017 – pearl white, black roof and silver decoration

 

478708  Peugeot 807 2013 – Gendarmerie

 

517416  Renault Twingo Sport Pack 2014 – Flame red

 

518022  Renault Trafic 2014 – red

 

350098  Triumph Spitfire Mk. IV 1972 – Pimento red

 

870006  Volvo V40 2016 – Osmium grey

 

157080  Citroen DS21 Cabriolet 1971 – Forest green

 

472212  Peugeot 202 Pick-up 1947 – Garage Peugeot

 

474331  Peugeot 403 saloon 1963  – Ruby red

 

475433  Peugeot 504 Coupe 1969 – brown metallic

 

475432  Peugeot 504 Cabriolet 1970 – Capucine yellow

 

479859  Peugeot Expert 2011 – Gendarmerie

 

511382  Renault Kangoo 2007 – white

 

840093  Volkswagen K70 1970 – white

 

AV4107  Crowd barrier

 

MINIJET c.3 Inch variable scales to fit box

 

310802  Citroen HY 1969 “Fire brigade”

 

310805  Citroen HY 1969 – PTT (French Post)

 

310803  Citroen HY 1980 – red

 

310804  Citroen HY 1980 – Friterie

 

December Releases

1:18 Scale

 

184698  Chenard & Walcker 1500 kg Type CHV 1946 delivery van – green

 

184699  Peugeot D4B 1963 Ambulance

 

184854  Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9 1988 – black

 

185209  Renault Supercinq GT Turbo 1985 – silver

 

185215  Renault Supercinq GT Turbo “Tour de Corse 1989 – Alain Oreille”

 

1:43 Scale

 

151398  Citroen 2CV Dolly 1985 – Rialto yellow & Cormoran grey

 

155329  Showcase Citroen C3 & C3 Aircross 2017

Limited Edition of 500 pieces.

 

270302  Morgan Plus 8 1980 – British Racing Green

 

517944  Renault Espace “Initiale Paris 2015” – Cassiopee grey

 

870061  Volvo S90 saloon 2016 – Electric silver

 

870066  Volvo V90 estate 2016 – Osmium grey

 

478709  Peugeot 807 2008 “Fire Brigade”

 

518768  Renault Master 2011 “Fire Brigade security vehicle”

 

518769  Renault Master 2011 “Fire Brigade VSAV”

Detailed Review of two models

Photographs from Hans-Georg Schmitt and other sources

Here are two Norev models that I have been able to review in detail.

184871  Peugeot 402 Eclipse 1937 – dark green

The 402 was one of the earliest exponents of the folding metal roof which has been revived in recent years.

In Autumn 1935 Peugeot introduced the 402 as Saloon, Coupé, Roadster and as a two-seater Cabriolet Transformable Electrique. This was the cabriolet with a revolutionary electric movable roof. In 1937 the concept was extended and the four-seater 402 L was introduced with a manual foldable roof.

First some pictures of the car itself which is eye catching sharing the same limited luggage space that modern cars with this type of roof have!

The model is based upon the four seater 402 L and it is made to 1:18 scale. It is diecast in China for France.

The body is authentically shaped, and has been painted very well indeed and has excellent printed detail like the coachlines.

Rear hinged doors are opening and the bonnet can be opened too. Headlights are fitted behind the front grille in the characteristic Peugeot style of the period and look authentic.

The roof can be opened and closed so realistically that it really looks like a shrunken version of the original.

The boot is well detailed and is filled with two suitcases and the spare wheel.

The interior is detailed and true to the original car, coloured in light beige. The dashboard is fitted with a central instrument panel, gear lever and glove box cover. The lever to open the windscreen is not forgotten, nor is the rear view mirror and sun visors. The steering wheel is placed in the right position. Under the bonnet, the engine is  replicated to a pleasing standard.

Finally the baseplate has excellent detail included as can be seen above.

153050  Citroen 11 Legere Coupe de Ville 1935 – dark red and black

 

In 1934 Andre Citroen presented the completely newly designed Traction Avant as type 7 with 34 HP and type 11 with 42 and 46 HP. The model was available as saloon, cabriolet and roadster. A few prototypes were made into a luxury version “Coupe de Ville”, which has been made by Norev. The model is die cast to 1:43 scale in China for France. The body is authentically shaped and the body has been correctly painted in two colours. Many parts are small separately inserted items.  Radiator grille, bumpers, headlights and some other parts are chrome-plated. The baseplate is disappointingly blank.

 

This new model is shown with the 11 A from 1936, the model entirely in black.

This 11A was issued in the 1970s as No. 29. The scale was also 1:43 and it was moulded in black plastic. Radiator grille, bumpers, head lights and hub caps were silver printed. The interior is well detailed and both the bonnet and the boot can be opened. Under the bonnet there is a one piece replica of the engine.

The body of the older model was moulded in one piece without separately inserted parts. The French mouldmakers of the 1970s were highly skilled as they had no CAD software or automated mould cutters. This was the time when small cars were changing from toys to collectables not to be sold to those under the age of 14 years. Although more delicately painted and detailed the newer 11 Coupé De Ville does not put the older model to shame.


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News from the Continent October/November 2018 – Herpa

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All photographs are by, and copyright of, the Author.

Porsche Models to 1:43 scale

Three more Porsche cars to 1:43 scale are now available. These were officially launched in Spring 2016, but have only been available as Porsche promotional models till now.

071109  Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

This version is in Indian red with a beige interior

 

071116  Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

This version is in Carrara white metallic with a red interior

 

071062  Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

Here painted a lustrous black paint with a beige interior.

The three Porsche miniatures are extremely accurate models with a high level of detailing and fault free paint finishes. A number of small parts are added and features like wheel rims and exhaust systems are accurate and finely modelled. The base plates are well detailed too.

Porsche set high standards for the models they sell as promotional items but still demand reasonable prices so Herpa has worked hard to produce these models to a high standard and competitive price.

Selection of recent 1:87 scale releases

 

093187  Audi A4 Avant “Police of Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany”

The police in Rhineland-Palatinate don´t look only for criminals but also for new recruits. On this police car, the publicity material is incorporated in the livery with a pictures trying to persuade people to join the police. The model, has the four colour print on the rear wing as well as the eye-catching stripe decals in the rear.

 

306614  Volvo FH Gl. XL 6×2 refrigerated articulated box truck “Kinlochbervie GB”

Kinlochbervie is a small harbour village in the far North West of Scotland which is also the headquarters of the fisheries company featured on this model which have their own fleet of lorries. The cab features detailed printing as well as two headlight bars, one on the grill, and the other above the sun visor.

 

093224  Volkswagen Passat Variant “Zoll”

Customs in Germany still operates white vehicles with green area markings just like the Passat model from Herpa. The model features an authentic printed livery and a Hänsch DBS 4000 light bar.

 

307864  Mercedes-Benz Actros Bigspace Eurocombi “DB Schenker”

Deutsche Bahn – Schenker operates a new long truck. The Mercedes-Benz Actros Bigspace truck is loaded with a DB-Schenker swap container and pulls a five axle box trailer.


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News from the Continent October/November 2017 – Busch

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

All photographs supplied by, and copyright of, Busch.

The listing below covers the Busch group of companies releases from November 2017. All are plastic models made to 1:87 scale.

Busch Models

 

40927  DKW 3=6 delivery van

 

42223  Multicar with turnable ladder

 

42715  Volkswagen Beetle with split window – grey

 

42734  Volkswagen Beetle with split window and roof rack

 

46169  Smart City coupe with snow plough

 

46867  Mercedes-Benz W123 “German Post”

 

46869  Mercedes-Benz W123 “Soviet Police Militia”

 

48030  Citroen DS19 saloon – red

 

48032  Citroen DS19 saloon – black
48037  Citroen DS19 – yellow
50558  Lada 1600 – blue with black roof
51209  Framo V901/2 box van – “Peoples Police”
51274  Framo V901/2 half-bus “Peoples Police”
51306  Belarus 800V tractor, Uniost GmbH.
51309  Belarus MTS 82 with snow plough
51504  IFA G5 1959 with snow plough
51505  IFA G5 1960 – wine red
51603  Robur LO 1800 A “City of Schwedt Fire Brigade”
51652  Robur LO 1801 A – VEB SK Water Authority”
59945  Trailer with water-tank and zinc tub

DreiKa Automodels

94021  Goliath Express 1100 Delivery van “Goliath Service”
94034  Goliath Express 1100 delivery van “The modern fast              delivery van”

 

94123  Goliath Express 1100 Combi “Fire brigade”
94124  Goliath Express 1100 Combi “Ambulance”
94126  Goliath Express 1100 Combi “THW multi-purpose vehicle”
94131  Goliath Express 1100 Combi “The car that makes you happy”

EsPeWe Models

95024  HW80 trailer, grey, red chassis
95025  HW80 SHA trailer, grey, red chassis

Mehlhose models

210006404  Tractor Pioneer, grey with red wheel rims
210006601  Dumper Picco 1 – red with grey wheel rims
210007000 Tractor Famulus with trailer, green

 

210010008  E-Karre Balkancar, blue
210010116  Tractor Famulus – red/grey with grey wheel rims

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News from the Continent October/November 2017 – Wiking

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

(Editor’s Note Hans-Georg’s latest articles have been delayed due to illness which lead to him having to stay in hospital for a while. He is home now and insisted on finishing his articles for our readers whilst recuperating.  I am sure our readers will join the team at MAR in wishing Hans-Georg a speedy recovery to full health.)

All photographs supplied by Wiking except for those marked HG-S taken by Hans-Georg.

The models shown below are planned for release in December 2017, except for the detailed reviews which are based on October Issues.

New Models

1:32 Scale

 0778 31  Oehler ZDK 120 B two axle hay bale trailer

 

0778 35   Bergmann TSW 6240 S universal spreader

1:87 Scale

0378 11  Lemken Solitair/Zirkon till and drill combination

 

0378 19  Lemken Solitair/Heliodor till and drill combination

 

0368 01  Mercedes Benz Unimog U 401 “Frogeye”

 

0788 08  Volkswagen Transporter Type 1a Microbus

 

0056 05  Fire brigade – passenger vehicle trailer

 

0601 28  Volkswagen Touareg “Fire Brigade”

 

0227 04  Mercedes-Benz E-Class S213 Exclusive estate

 

0663 61  Still RX 60 forklift truck

 

0800 48  Magirus Saturn articulated Tanker “BP”

 

0681 48  MAN TGS Euro6/Liebherr Concrete mixer

 

0662 03  Magirus/Fuchs Municipal Mobile Crane

 

Improved and upgraded Models

1:160 Scale

 

0961 39  Magirus TLF16  Fire brigade

 

0949 39  Hanomag Henschel articulated low loader, loaded with cable drum
1:87 Scale

 

0228 04  Volvo Amazon saloon – light blue

 

0892 05  Ferguson TE tractor

 

0011 02 Jeep

 

0300 02  Volkswagen Transporter Type 1b delivery van “Jacobs coffee”

 

0018 17  Accessory pack “Pedestrians”

 

0866 34  Kaelble dumper

 

0456 01  Mercedes-Benz 2223 with drawbar trailer and canvas covers

 

0990 92  ASG Set

Extended Reviews

I received three items released in October 2017 and provide ann extended review below.

0006 24  WIKING Magazin 2017

This yearly magazine allows readers to explore the world of Wiking in great detail with much insider information being included. The newly released Mercedes-Benz Unimog “Frogeye” is shown together with many early Unimog models, then old and new Land Rover miniatures are described. The Volkswagen Transporter Type 1a without the air intake above the windscreen is covered in detail in a chapter of its own. As is the Magirus edged bonnet and a number of 1:32 scale agricultural vehicles. The “Wiking Day”, celebrating the 85th anniversary of the firm is pictured with highlights of models made across this period. Dioramas showing models of the wire-axle era and all the models produced in 2016 round up the content.

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0863 99  Magirus LF 16 fire engine

The Magirus-Deutz Mercur with its typical round bonnet was the base for the LF16, which was used by the fire brigades in Germany and worldwide in the 1950s.

This legendary fire engine is commemorated by Wiking. The body with four-door cabin and equipment area are accurately shaped and moulded in typical ruby red with black fenders. Blue lights, ladders, searchlight and the fine moulded hose reel are separately inserted. (1:87 Scale)

0861 43  Magirus-Deutz flatbed truck with canvas cover “Fire brigade”

When a truck was needed by fire brigades for transporting equipment or fire debris most of the fire brigades chose a Magirus-Deutz during the 1950s. Wiking has released one of these trucks with authentic shape, chassis moulded in black, and upper body in ruby red. The driver’s cabin is fitted with a single blue light. Some mouldings are silver printed.  (1:87 scale)


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Oxford Diecast 1:87 Scale Yank Tanks

By Maz Woolley

All photographs taken by, and copyright of the Author.

Regular readers may remember my criticisms of the last release of 1:87 scale American subjects by Oxford Diecast. It wasn’t that they were bad models it was just that some details were not finished correctly and the models could have been much better. If you wish to refresh your memory of the shortcomings click here.

This time round I am happy to say that the latest release of new castings are impressive and very good value for money here in the UK. There are a few minor details that could be better but overall these are as close to excellent as I would expect for the price point. All the models in this release are licensed by General Motors.

87CI61001 Chevrolet Impala 1961 Convertible.

The third generation of the Chevrolet Impala was considerably less flamboyant than the previous generations. US cars were going through a period of transformation as the fins retreated and squarer body styling gradually asserted itself.

The 1961 Impala was based upon the GM B platform and could be bought with a 3.8 Litre Straight six or a range of V8s from 4.6 Litres to 6.7 Litres.

The Oxford model is excellent with really fine printing of badging and number plates. The wheels capture the real ones excellently with the correct narrower whitewalls and the elaborate wheel covers. Inside the chromed dashboard has been moulded and picked out.

The rear lights have been cast in well and are neatly picked out. In the photographs you can see that even the button to open the boot has been printed on.

All these models have the chassis moulded in some detail for their size.

The windscreen is a single part plastic moulding and it may be possible that Oxford intend to model the very rare two door saloon or a coupe as it would just need a different plastic top and interior tub.

87CSD61001 Cadillac Sedan DeVille 1961

This is based on the second generation of the DeVilleCadillac restyled and re-engineered the model for 1961. Gone was the wrap around windscreen and the fins were had shrunk. Even the suspension was no longer by air. All Cadillac DeVille’s had lots of accessories fitted as standard with power brakes, steering, automatic transmission all coming with every car.

The roof of this car is again moulded in plastic allowing for much thinner chrome printing than is usually seen on small Oxford Models.  And of course it allows for flush windows which look the part. Again fine badges and chrome tampo printing is visible especially when magnified. The small chrome strip with a slight rise to the front on each front wing is modelled and printed. The grille is black washed as was the Chevrolet’s which certainly highlights the fine mouldings.

Wheels are neatly represented with a correct thin white wall and the elaborate wheel covers too. The rear of the vehicle is nicely modelled though the centre section is a bit less crisp than it could be and the printed chrome may extend too high as well. The fins lack the chrome on their end section and on one side mine has a minor casting fault on the inner part of the fin. Not perfect but at this scale it is not immediately obvious either.

87PB59001 Pontiac Bonneville  Coupe 1959

This was third generation of the Bonneville which was Pontiac‘s costliest and most luxurious model throughout the 1960s. The distinctive front end was based on a 1930s design feature and stayed in use throughout the 1960s.

The Bonneville differed from the models lower down in the range like the Catalina and Star Chief counterparts. It had luxurious interior trim with upgraded cloth and vinyl, as well as walnut veneer trim on instrument and door panels.   Hydra-Matic gearboxes were standard on the 1961 car but power steering and brakes, and air conditioning were all additional cost options. The Bonneville also had more powerful standard V8 engines than other full-sized Pontiacs including the 6.4 litre and 6.6 litre V8s with four-barrel carburetors.

The Oxford model is lovely. The plastic roof with its excellent tampo printing gives he huge windows a really excellent finish.  Looking in detail a lot of tiny badging can be seen on the rear wing and at the rear of the front wing. Chrome side features are delicately printed too especially notable are the four chrome features on the rear wing. The front wing top chrome with its spear like front edge is also well modelled.

At the rear the delicate modelling of the rear lights and panel are a tribute to the modeller who made the master. And impressively even the boot release button has been printed on the rear panel.

At the front the Pontiac “nose” is beautifully modelled though it would have been nice if Oxford had managed to model the grille or even just print it on. But again this is not a major issue.

As the roof is plastic it is possible that we will see this car as a convertible at a later date .

87OR50001 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Coupe 1950

The Rocket 88 was featured in a record by Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner in 1951 which was one of the first Rock and Roll records. The Oldsmobile 88 was one of the cars that set the style in the early 1950s and was noted for its track performances making it a fashionable car for a type of motorist who would not have bought Oldsmobiles before. Indeed some suggest that with a small and relatively light body and big powerful V8 it was the first “muscle car“. The 1950 model featured a single piece screen for the first time and a Hydra-Matic automatic came as standard unless it was deleted when ordering. The 88 famously won the 1950 Carrera Panamerica.

The Oxford model is all metal. The glass fitting was so flush I couldn’t believe that the roof was not plastic and I took the model apart to check. The car is fitted with plastic windows that push into the window openings to flush fit, a technique I wish they would introduce for all their new 1:76 models.  The front grille again gets a black wash

The tampo printing is excellent with tiny badging and lettering evident when looking at enlarged pictures.  It is a shame that the moulded in bonnet mascot has not been printed too. The wheels and tyres are good with the wider early 50s style white walls and neat chromed wheels finishers and hub caps.

At the rear the Oldsmobile badge and lettering, Rocket 88 symbol , and printed chrome are all well done with simple but effective painted on rear lights. The painted cream roof seems to have rather thick paint which fills the fine shut lines round the upper parts of the doors though later colours for the model may not have the same issue.


So Oxford continues to delight me with some releases and frustrate me with others. These four new 1:87 scale models may have some flaws but they are well made and finished like the recent 1:76 scale Rolls Royces and I am sure that they will be popular items.


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