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An old boy of my recent acquaintance (who is not a net savvy silver surfer type) has asked me if I can assist him in finding model of the following (pref 1:43 scale)

 

Austin Maxi

BMC 1100/1300

Standard Pennant

Sunbeam Alpine/Rapier/H120 (arrow)

Fiesta Mk3

Cortina Mk1 estate

BMC Oxford / Cambridge - large fins!

Escort Mk2 (non sporty)

Bedford Astramax

Sooki Supercarry / Bedford Rascal

Hillman Minx ser.V / singer gazelle ser.V

Austin 7 Ruby

Austin 10

Morris 8 Tourer

Amstrong Siddeley 16hp

 

Any help gratefully received!

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An old boy of my recent acquaintance (who is not a net savvy silver surfer type) has asked me if I can assist him in finding model of the following (pref 1:43 scale)

 

Any help gratefully received!

YO! Any good?

 

BMC 1100/1300 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1967-MORRIS-1100- ... 35a8c2a04a

 

BMC Oxford / Cambridge - large fins! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUSTIN-CAMBRIDGE- ... 439e9342de

 

Escort Mk2 (non sporty) Minichamps did one, we are out of stock at present though. Similarly, have a search for Trofeu models as they have done a lot of Mk2 Escorts.

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An old boy of my recent acquaintance (who is not a net savvy silver surfer type) has asked me if I can assist him in finding model of the following (pref 1:43 scale)

Austin Maxi - Gearbox Maxi club model 1994 (rare), Milestone Miniatures (expensive), Airfix kit (both)

BMC 1100/1300 - Spot On, Dinky, Ixo, Norev, Vanguards, Vitesse

Standard Pennant - Pathfinder (hugely expensive)

Sunbeam Alpine/Rapier/H120 (arrow) - Pathfinder (expensive)

Fiesta Mk3 - Schabak XR2i

Cortina Mk1 estate - Corgi 1960s

BMC Oxford / Cambridge - large fins! - Vanguards, Cararama but A60 versions only except for tiny Matchbox A55

Escort Mk2 (non sporty) - Trofeu, Minichamps, Solido, Vitesse

Bedford Astramax - AHC/Doorkey I think, certainly a Dutch make

Sooki Supercarry / Bedford Rascal - no idea

Hillman Minx ser.V / singer gazelle ser.V - Spot On

Austin 7 Ruby - Crossways (expensive)

Austin 10 - 1939 Cambridge by Somerville

Morris 8 Tourer - Crossways (expensive)

 

http://www.crossway-models.co.uk/Civilian.htm

 

Hope that helps. I have most of those above. Cortina estate and Astramax do not come readily to hand and I sold the Pennant for a huge sum last year. Let me know if you want to see any better pics :wink:

 

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An old boy of my recent acquaintance (who is not a net savvy silver surfer type) has asked me if I can assist him in finding model of the following (pref 1:43 scale)

Austin Maxi - Gearbox Maxi club model 1994 (rare), Milestone Miniatures (expensive), Airfix kit (both)

BMC 1100/1300 - Spot On, Dinky, Ixo, Norev, Vanguards, Vitesse

Standard Pennant - Pathfinder (hugely expensive)

Sunbeam Alpine/Rapier/H120 (arrow) - Pathfinder (expensive)

Fiesta Mk3 - Schabak XR2i

Cortina Mk1 estate - Corgi 1960s

BMC Oxford / Cambridge - large fins! - Vanguards, Cararama but A60 versions only except for tiny Matchbox A55

Escort Mk2 (non sporty) - Trofeu, Minichamps, Solido, Vitesse

Bedford Astramax - AHC/Doorkey I think, certainly a Dutch make

Sooki Supercarry / Bedford Rascal - no idea

Hillman Minx ser.V / singer gazelle ser.V - Spot On

Austin 7 Ruby - Crossways (expensive)

Austin 10 - 1939 Cambridge by Somerville

Morris 8 Tourer - Crossways (expensive)

All good calls - I wouldn't have known about the older 50s & 60s stuff tbh as it's not my era!

Yes, to my knowledge I'm unaware of any model of a Bedford Rascal / Suzuki Supercarry although I wouldn't mind models of these minivans, Acty & Hijet included!

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Theres a picture of my Astramax model, a seller on ebay had alot of them for sale a little while ago, they arent worth more than £15. Pretty good models, nothing special but the only one around. I doubt anyone else will ever make one.

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Theres a picture of my Astramax model, a seller on ebay had alot of them for sale a little while ago, they arent worth more than £15. Pretty good models, nothing special but the only one around. I doubt anyone else will ever make one.

I've got a MkV Escort van by them too (or is it a MkVI?!). It's the same shape as the MkV but it has the oval grille at the front.

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MKVI I think it is, not too sure! They are a whole lot rarer! Ive seen one for sale in the past year, think it went for £20ish. Its a shame AHC/Doorkey arent around anymore, they modelled some real weird ones.

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All good calls - I wouldn't have known about the older 50s & 60s stuff tbh as it's not my era!Yes, to my knowledge I'm unaware of any model of a Bedford Rascal / Suzuki Supercarry although I wouldn't mind models of these minivans, Acty & Hijet included!

I wouldn't be surprised if Tomica did at least one of those,it would be in small(1/64?)scale if they did though.As for the A55 with large fins,there is one :). I've seen it at Toyfairs,it comes on a small diorama base.Not sure who makes it though :cry:

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As for the A55 with large fins,there is one :). I've seen it at Toyfairs,it comes on a small diorama base.Not sure who makes it though :cry:

Possibly part of the 'Route Bleue' series by Altaya. Was only issued in France and each model was a small diorama depicting a differing roadside scene. We have a couple of other of them in stock but can't (so far at least) get the rest imported at a sensible enough price. The A55 was called something like "English Tourists" and had a couple stood by the car studying a map.

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The A55 was called something like "English Tourists" and had a couple stood by the car studying a map.

Not urinating in a hedge whilst flicking V signs at passers by, the ground littered with empty beer cans??

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thanks tayne & watanbe, be being so kind as to think of me but i've gotta say ta but no ta atm no finances to spare on models at the moment :cry::cry::cry: mainly as i need to save some cash for a old car i'm trying to purchase, hopefully with the numbers 404 attached to it...

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This arrived today courtesy of M_LOBSTER:

 

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Cheered me up no end, and will go with my AZ 1 rather well. It even has a tonneau cover under the plinth that you swap out with the hood!

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I've started to get back into the old stuff. Behold my Tekno Amazon police car. Considering what mental money even battered Tekno stuff goes for, I got this for very little off ebay:

 

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It's missing two tyres \ inserts, but I'm currently bidding on a battered Tekno P1800 (I like the symmetry) that has the same wheels and tyres.

Failing that, does anyone know where I can get them new?

 

I'm also considering a couple of Rob Eddie pieces. He's pretty much modelled Volvo's entire line up from the OV4 to the present day. I've got my eye on the P1900 (yes, 1900, not 1800) and the Philip concept car. They're utterly crazy coin for 1:43s, but I may not get another chance for a long time because of Uni plans. I dunno. I might leave it.

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well decided to put all i learnt into a new diorama..

 

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take crusty old box from barn..

 

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start ruining it :)

 

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basic design now with a sand and pva mix painted on exterior wall..

 

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deciding how the interior space will be split up.. tea is essential ;)

 

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looking shite :D

 

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lic'o'paint to brighten it up

 

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bathroom tiles make up the showroom floor (they bang light about nicely) but i broke one getting heavy handed, wil cut another tommorrow

 

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now with abit of greenery, tarmac, rendered walls etc..

 

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tbc.. 8)

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