04 January 2011
A selection of the latest diecast model releases models as featured by Diecast Collector. ...
**A SELECTION OF THE LATEST DIECAST MODEL RELEASES AS CHOSEN BY THE DIECAST TEAM:
CORGI MINI MANIA
Mini Se7en Racing
LIMIT: NOT SPECIFIED SCALE: 1/36
REF NO: CC82281
A true British icon, this Mini sports Gareth Hunt’s colours... the orange and black chequered roof making it a real eye-catcher. Opening doors reveal the type’s trademark Spartan interior, in black, and the sponsor’s decals make for a fun addition to any Mini fan’s collection.
Simca CG Coupe
PRICE: £24.99 LIMIT: NOT SPECIFIED SCALE: 1/43
REF NO: CLC196
Lime green isn’t the obvious choice for a car colour but it seems to work brilliantly on this gorgeous Simca from 1973. The type’s classy styling is more than evident on this model, with well-rendered chrome features, twin spots and eight-point alloys.
LTF 1060-4.1 crane
PRICE: £100-110 LIMIT: LIEBHERR NOT SPECIFIED, KROESCHE 500 SCALE: 1/50
The first Liebherr crane model from WSI, the LTM1050-3.1 was a big success with great levels of detail and functionality throughout and it has followed this up with the Liebherr LTF1060-4.1, based on a 4-axle Scania truck chassis. Yet again, the attention to detail is fantastic with great levels of engineering, from the swing out and extending stabilisers that feature adjustable pads and the tilting cab that reveals the engine block and radiator beneath to the fully reproduced suspension and drive train that is visible on the underside of the model. The model is available in the standard Liebherr decoration along with a limited edition version in the Kroesche company livery.
CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD
Sunwin SWB6120V4LE / Volvo B7RLE
PRICE: £39.99 LIMIT: 636 SCALE: 1/76 REF NO: CN3002
The 2010 Shanghai World Expo demanded much more from the city’s transport assets, and this bus helped share the load on Route 1 for the event. It features front and rear destinations and the Exop mascot, ‘Haibao’, on the rear engine access door. It also has an updated look due to the super-low floor interior. The windows, too, are upgraded with deeper glazing for an unrivalled view for passengers.