News from the Continent – Minichamps and Tecnomodel

By Hans-Georg Schmitt and Maz Woolley

 

Minichamps

All photographs used have been provided by Minichamps and are of pre-release samples.

Minichamps continue to release models of recent Formula One cars. For keen collectors of F1 cars Minichamps are the main source of models at the moment.

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Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team W06 Hybrid

This set is made to 1:18 scale in China for Germany. It represents a 2015 car and includes a figurine of Lewis Hamilton in a celebratory pose.


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HAAS F1 Team Ferrari VF-16

This 1:43 scale model is cast in resin in China for Germany. It is a highly detailed model of the HAAS teams 2016 car as driven by Estenban Gutierrez.


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HAAS F1 Team Ferrari VF-16

This 1:43 scale model is cast in resin in China for Germany. It is a highly detailed model of the HAAS teams 2016 car as driven by Roman Grosjean.

Tecnomodel

All photographas have been supplied by Tecnomodel.

Tecnomodel continue to develop resin models of Alfa Romeo cars in their Mythos series. These are all to 1:18 scale and produced in small editions.

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 MT18-21D Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior Zagato 1971

The model shown in in Piper yellow with a black interior. The wheels are the period aluminium finish.  The same car has also been produced in Alfa Romeo red and in Silver.

The Junior Zagato was produced in small numbers between 1969 and 1975 with the engine size starting at 1300cc and gradually increasing to nearly 1600cc by the end of production. Only just over 1500 of these cars were made.

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