By Hans-Georg Schmitt
All text by, and copyright of the Author. All photographs provided by the Manufacturer.
All the models shown below were due to be available in late December 2018 so should be available at suppliers now. Ranges entitled PRO.R are premium ranges made in resin with etchings. Most other ranges are diecast metal and plastic. Some Schuco models provide a nostalgic look back at the toys produced by Schuco in the past so include printed material in the period style as well as models. Schuco models are made in China for Germany.
450513600 Piccolo Pop Art “The Game”
Here small scale Piccolo models are packed as place markers to be used with the supplied games board and dice. It is all painted and printed in bright ‘pop art’ colours.
450905600 Volkswagen Transporter Typ 1b. Articulated race car transporter
The photograph above shows the original ‘Continental Motors’ Volkswagen based transporter with a Porsche shield on the trailer. Above that we see the Schuco model which is impressive and unusual.
450782800 Tractor Progress RS09-GT124
Here we find the Progress (Fortschriff) fitted with a flatbed. This tractor produced in the former DDR was unusual in allowing all sorts of fitments in front of the Driving cab. It was powered by a twin cylinder diesel mounted behind the driver and driving the rear wheels.
450782900 Tractor Progress RS09-GT124
Hree we have the same tractor unit with a different registration and fitted with a grass cutter fitted to the vestigial chassis forward of the cab.
450034700 Setra S6 Coach
This 1:18 scale model of a smaller coach, often used for tourist trips, is incredibly detailed with superb panoramic windows and finely fitted opening components. Here it is finished in a blue and white livery
450037600 Volkswagen Transporter Typ 1b Samba bus
Here SChuco’s Samba is fitted with racks to carry skis and is called a “Wintersport” edition. Again there are many finely fitted opening parts. I might have expected snow chain or studded tyres though with German winter tyre laws.
450037700 Volkswagen Transporter Typ 1b bus
Here we have the lower specified Transporter bus fitted out with seating and fewer windows. The model is entitled ‘on the move with the family’ from the advertising strap line on the vehicle itself.
450014800 FMR (Messerschmitt) TG 500 “Tiger”
Here we have the four wheeled version of the Messerschmidt with a 500cc engine replacing the normal 175cc to 200cc engine fitted to the three wheeler. Here it is finished in red.
450014900 FMR (Messerschmitt) TG 500 Roadster “Tiger”
Here we have the Tiger again, this time in white and with a convertible roof furled up open.
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450006600 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Vision 6 cabriolet
Here we have a very expensive electric car from Mercedes-Benz in their premium Maybach range shown in blue the same colour it was premiered in in the US.
450006700 Mercedes-Benz Maybach Vision 6 Coupe
In red as shown at Pebble Beach the coupe is in red. Again this is an electric vehicle, but this time as a coupe with gull wing doors.
452629400 Porsche 924S
Here is a tiny 924 finished in white which was a common colour when the 924 was in production.
452636000 M47G battle tank
Here liveried for the German Army
452636100 M113 Armoured Troup Carrier
Here the armoured vehicle is an Ambulance unit of the German Army.
452636200 M113 Armoured Troop carrier
Here is the standard unit in operation with the German Army.
22782 Airbus A330-300 “Delta Airlines”
22783 Boeing 787-8 “China Southern Airlines