By Maz Woolley
All text by, and copyright of, the Author. Photographs provided by manufacturers and wholesalers.
There is a huge range of models being released in the final quarter of this year. This article looks at models from a wide range of manufacturers that we do not often review.
Bburago and Maisto
Both brands from the same maker. Well known for budget models and often selling in toy shops and stores which offer few other model vehicles. The models are often in larger scales but 1:43 models also feature.
Ready painted assembly kits 1:24 ferarri FXX-X
B18-31456 Mercedes Benz car transporter with 1 x 1:43 die cast car
CMC models are famed for being both expensive and beautifully modelled. Here we see a group of Ferrari racing cars built to their usual very high standards. All the models date back to the classic 1950s racing scene.
CMC M183 Ferrari D50, 1956, GP Italy (Monza) #26 Collins/Fangio
Many of the Atlas Jaguar models have yet to be seen under the Ixo brand. Here we have the Mark Ten which appeared in the Atlas series with a rather ‘tip-toes’ appearance in maroon. Here we see it in a pale blue with slightly more detailed wheels. It still has Jaguar on the number plates rather than realistic ones.
IXO CLC291 Jaguar MK 10, metallic-light blue, 1961
They are makers of detailed 1:18 scale resin models, many sold in as promotionals by the manufacturers. This is a model of one of the last Defenders made.
ALM 810307 Land Rover Defender 110 Heritage Collection Green
Following the Scania recently looked at in MAR Online there is now a new model. Again this is a classic tractor unit, this time from Mercedes-Benz. Again it looks a large and impressive diecast model.
Mercedes LPS 1632 1969 blue/red/black 1:18
These resin kits are very detailed resin models mostly to 1:18 scale and are made in Italy.
TEC 18111C Lotus Evora 410 met green 2017
These models are made in small batches. Batches are also to be made in yellow, silver and black
Driven by Edgar Berney and Andre Wicky. The same mould has been used to produce two press versions in red and blue. There is also to be a blue Can-Am version.
CMR (Classic Model Replicars)
CMR make diecast models in China. They make a wide range of classic racing models. Most models are in 1:18 scale.
CMR 045 Porsche 917 LH #18 24h LeMans 1971 Rodriguez, Oliver
3rd placed in the Carrera Panamericana in 1952 driven by Chinetti and Lucas
Driven by Schlesser and Grant
Driven by Harper and Sutcliffe
Driven by Shelby and Salvadori
Driven by Scarfiotti, Parkes
BoS (Best of Show)
Best of Show is a brand produced for ModelCarGroup in Germany. The models are made in resin in China. Initially BoS models were made in 1:43 and 1:18 scale at a lower standard than the premium brands MCG own like Neo. After they stopped making 1:87 scale Neo models they introduced a slightly less detailed range of resin 1:87 scale models under the BoS brand. Here we see two of the Renault cars available which feature good wheels and detailing.
Renault 18, rot, 1978
Another MCG brand made in China from resin to 1:18 scale. These are detailed models and considerably dearer than their MCG diecast 1:18 scale range. Following the fashion to model the immediately pre-war German streamliners that is popular with many ranges this year.
Maybach DS8 Stromlinien-Cabriolet Spohn, light grey and black 1934