A new F1 partwork to 1:43 scale is being heavily publicised here in the UK. The cars do not have any drivers fitted to them, though their names are printed on the car, and as is usual the tobacco company advertising is missing making some look rather naked. If the series “takes off” I am sure aftermarket decals with logos for Embassy, John Player Special, Gold Leaf and Marlborough will be sold on eBay. Each car is mounted to a plinth modelled to look like a chicane.
The partwork’s web site is www.f1carcollection.com and pictures shown seem to show models similar to ones that have already been seen in partworks on the continent and also sold as RBA models. It is interesting that the partwork has been launched by Panini who are presumably trying to move into areas their former co-owner DeAgostini would see as their “territory”.
Although the publicity says Formula 1 from 1950 onwards all the models pictured are from the 70’s onwards. All pictures shown above are from the web site publicity.
If any MAROnline reader is collecting these models we would be interested to see your pictures and assessments. I am sure that collectors round the world who would appreciate seeing them.
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