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Matrix Models Announced to May 2018

By Maz Woolley

All photographs are of prototypes supplied by Matrix

Matrix have now announced a whole group of new models shipping over the next few months. Most of these are also new mouldings being seen for the first time in their range. As ever luxury coach built vehicles are to the fore.  Some models do not yet have a prototype ready to be shown but most do and these are shown below.

A re-colour of an existing model is expected in March

MX10108-053 Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake by Harold Radford 1964 Silver

 

All the remaining vehicles listed are wholly new models.

No prototype picture available

MXLM03-1608 Pegaso Z-102 BS 2.5 Cupola Coupe yellow 1953 LOUWMAN MUSEUM COLLECTION Expected April

 

MX41002-091 Jensen Interceptor Series II FF 1970 silver Expected April

 

MX41302-111 Mercedes-Benz 770 Cabriolet D (W07) Hermann Göring 1937 Blue Expected April

 

MX41302-121 Mercedes-Benz 770 Cabriolet D 1938 black Expected April

 

MX50806-041 Hispano-Suiza H6B Park Ward Coupe #11608 1927 green Expected April

 

MXLM03-1705 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LWB Special Saloon Vignale 1954 silver LOUWMAN MUSEUM COLLECTION Expected April

 

MX41302-131 Mercedes-Benz 500K Spezial Stromlinienwagen Tan Tjoan Keng 1935 white Expected May

 

No prototype picture available

MX41607-071 Porsche 356 America Roadster 1952 green Expected May

 

MX50307-021 Cord L-29 Speedster by LaGrande 1931 maroon and cream Expected May

 

No prototype picture available

MX50406-021 Duesenberg JN 559-2587 Rollston 1935 brown
Expected May

 

MX51601-011 Packard Super 8 Sport Sedan by Darrin 1940 green Expected May

 

MX51705-081 Rolls-Royce Phantom Tourer by Barker #820R 1929 yellow and aluminium Expected May

 

MX51705-251 Rolls-Royce Freestone & Webb Silver Wraith Limousine #FLW26 1957 maroon and black Expected May

 

MX52108-021 Voisin C28 Aerosport silver 1935 Expected May

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More on Mikansue

By Terry Rodell

All photographs by, and copyright of, the Author.

Ed: Terry responded to John Quilters recent article on building a Mikansue Americana La Salle. He has provided us with some pictures of his Mikansue Americana kits.

1953 Studebaker Coupe

Number 17 in the range and bought finished.

And the kit and instructions instructions for the Studebaker

 

Studebaker Avanti

Again purchased built.

Other Unbuilt kits

A Studebaker Starlighter Coupe still wrapped in polythene cover.

Cord Beverley on display

A pile of MIkansue boxes.

The boxes have an address in Eton printed on them. The unbuilt models look like they would be REALLY hard work to get a decent representative model.

Ed Note: Thanks to Terry for sharing these pictures and comments with us via our Facebook page. Mikansue were Mike and Sue Richardson who wrote some definitive books as well as being a major force in early white metal model production. The Americana range was started in 1975 by John Day and subsequently taken over by the Richardsons. All these models were from the early days of models for collectors when expectations were not as high as they are today.


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