Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes
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TOPIC: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes

Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 3 years, 5 months ago #46

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The SP 250 always reminds me of the comical definition/description of a Gnu....
Designed by a committee and made up of spare parts.

Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 3 years, 5 months ago #47

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There was of course a prototype called SP251 but it looks more mundane.



Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 3 years, 5 months ago #48

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Mundane ! that is because it is mundane, an MGB front with TR4 rear yuk.
I know flat fibreglass panels are a no-no because they flex.
But they could have made the SP 250 a bit less pram-like.

Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 3 years, 5 months ago #49

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I used to dislike the SP 250 until I saw one in real life at a CRAA classic car park. The thing is, even among other vintage cars, it clearly stands out with its very distinctive shape.


In other words: it has a lot of personality, and that's something I like. The car parks for sports cars of this era are often dominated by MGA, MGB, Spitfire, TR3, TR3A and Morgans (not to mention Porsche). As charming as these cars are, the abundance also tends to make them a little bit boring, so suddenly encountering a SP 250 is a pleasant surprise.


I really like variety - which is also why I often try to get scale models in unusual colours like yellow, green and orange.


So to sum it up: the SP 250 may not be a masterpiece of design, but it sure does liven up a 'collection' of cars, whether that be a 1/1 car park or a scale model collection.

Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 3 years, 5 months ago #50

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Just launched by O.D. the 1/43 Bentley MK VI from the TV series Bergerac:


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Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 3 years, 4 months ago #51

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A better pic of the Bentley MKVI





And avalaible from today the Rolls Royce Silver Dawn, better pictures to follow:



Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 3 years, 4 months ago #52

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The Silver Dawn model and the real car it was based upon:



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Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 10 months ago #53

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The Mulliner Park Ward built Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible reg # UTU353 by Oxford Diecast






The real deal:



Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 10 months ago #54

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Just released, Rolls Royce 25/30 Thrupp and Maberly


Last Edit: 2 years, 10 months ago by Ecclesley.

Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 10 months ago #55

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That dark blue is a lovely colour & a very nice model.

Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 10 months ago #56

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Newly announced today:


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1/76

Last Edit: 2 years, 10 months ago by Ecclesley.

Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 10 months ago #57

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Ecclesley wrote:
The Mulliner Park Ward built Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible reg # UTU353 by Oxford Diecast







 


I've got that blue one too. It's an excellent model... although I did have to re-piece it together a bit when it arrived, it didn't travel well.


Actually, the Oxford models seem excellent value for what you get. Picked up half a dozen of them recently, and they're all good.

Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 10 months ago #58

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DedraDodo wrote:
Ecclesley wrote:



Actually, the Oxford models seem excellent value for what you get. Picked up half a dozen of them recently, and they're all good.



 


True they are excellent quality/value and their range of models is expanding constantly.


I just got a mail with the proposed releases of the first half of 2018 and it is a truck load of many (interesting) models.

Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 6 months ago #59

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<p>Now available at O.D.</p>
<p>Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I Hooper Empress two tone blue, I ordered it forthwith, ETA 10 days.</p>
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Re: Oxford Diecast and their real world protoypes 2 years, 6 months ago #60

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<p>Ecclesley wrote:
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<p>Now available at O.D.</p>
<p>Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I Hooper Empress two tone blue, I ordered it forthwith, ETA 10 days.</p>
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<p>Nice looking two-tone light green and is that Navy blue? I like the rear doors as they make it so much easier to get into and out of these cars. They are called suicide doors for a very good reason.</p>
Last Edit: 2 years, 6 months ago by Nobleco.