By Maz Woolley
All photographs are copyright of Brooklin Models.
Brooklin has distributed photographs of their recent releases. Brooklin’s models are produced in white metal to 1:43 scale here in the UK.
BML18 1939 Nash Ambassador Eight 4-dr Sedan.
This model is of the 1939 Nash a car that was little changed mechanically but which was restyled with up to the minute lower and sleeker styling. The front end is particularly elegant with its “lean forward” styling.
The Brooklin model captures the stance and shape of the car well. The higher level of detail being introduced is evidenced by the chrome side strip and boot hinges as well as the wheels with the inset body colour.
BML21 1941 Buick M-71c Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton.
This generation of Roadmaster had been introduced in 1940 and in 1941 the engine was fitted with a four barrel carburetor and was the most powerful engine available in 1941 on any US car. The four door convertible modelled by Brooklin was an impressive car.
The Brooklin model again captures the car well in the grey metallic paint chosen it looks an expensive car as it was. Signs of Brooklins new higher detailing are the separate chromed mascot, sidelights, rear spat emblems and bonnet side grilles. The small side windows also looks to be finer than has been the case on many previous Brooklins and the wheels get quite a lot of detailing.
LDM96a 1956 Aston Martin DB 2-4 MKII (colour change)
One has to question whether this re-colour is really worth launching? There seem to be few signs of the uprating the rest of the models are getting, and the wire wheels are very similar to those fitted on Dinky Toys in the 1970s, and significantly poorer than those fitted to competing resin models. Brooklin really should have improved the wheels and grille areas on this model before re-releasing it at a higher price point.
The model itself is of the earliest DB2 so is different to the recent Oxford Diecast 1:43 model otherwise I could see no reason to buy the more expensive model.
LDM. 123 1935 Brough Superior 8 D.H.C.
Brough was better known for Brough Superior motorcycles but they did make around 85 cars starting in 1935. The cars were built on a Hudson chassis fitted with a four litre Hudson straight eight engine. The cars were fast for their time easily reaching 90mph.
The Brooklin model is lovely with a lot of detailing such as all the small chrome inserts for grilles and strips along the sides. The chrome insert on the screen and side ventilators also seem quite fine work. The disk wheels and the chromed and body coloured sections are neatly done and the grille, radiator cap and front lights certainly seem to have a lot of time spent on modelling them in detail.
It is a fine model of a little known car. I hope that the slightly obscure nature of the original vehicle does not lead to lower than normal sales.
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