Every year Minichamps reveals a second set of announcements during the summer months, and this year is no exception.
All 48 of the new diecast subjects are now online, and the resin replicas will follow shortly.
The German company seems to be having a Rossi helmet catch up, confirming 11 new 1:8 helmets and a further three 1:2 scale helmets.
These were joined by a series of 2014 F1 specials, including the 1:43 Daniel Ricciardo 2014 Canadian Grand Prix winning Red Bull RB10 (DC214403C). Minichamps will also be replicating the Red Bull RB9 that Mark Webber drove in his last ever race at Brazil last year in both 1:18 (DC21302B) and 1:43 scale (DC213402B). This will recreate the moment when the Australian drove around with his helmet off on the slowing down lap.
Also confirmed, in 1:43 scale, were Lewis Hamilton’s winning 2014 Mercedes F1 W05s from Malaysia (DC214444M), Bahrain (DC214444B) and China (DC214444C).
There will also be three 1:43 Jenson Button McLaren MP4-29 specials from Malaysia (DC214422M), Bahrain (DC214422B) and China (DC214422C), where the car ran with different sponsors’ logos. We should also mention that there will be 2014 pre-season test cars for both Button and Magnussen in both scales.
Other miniatures of interest included a 1:18 replica of the Ford Fiesta RS WRC that Robert Kubica drove in the 2014 Monte Carlo Rally(PG140810), and the 1:18 BMW 1 Series M Coupé Moto GP Safety Car (PG020040).
To see the full listing www.diecastlegends.com/minichamps2014
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We are in the very fortunate position of being able to sell over 100 Minichamps replicas at up to a whopping 50% off the retail price! There’s something for everyone here, including 1:12 Moto GP bikes, 1:18 scale road cars, and 1:43 Formula One cars.
If you don’t want to miss out on all of the most desirable pieces then we suggest that you act quickly. You can click here to check out everything that is on offer.
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Today we received new replicas from resin brands Matrix and GLM. On both of these deliveries, classic Bentleys, which have never been replicated before, were the highlight.
From Matrix, we received the 1:43 1951 Bentley Mk.VI Countryman by Harold Radford S2 in black and silver (MX10201011), while GLM sent us the 1:43 Bentley Mk.VI Park Ward Fixed Head Coupe in metallic gold (GLM43204201).
Other highlights included Matrix’s 1:43 1956 Mercedes 300C Berlina Ghia in red and white (MX41302011), and the GLM 1:43 1931 Packard Twelve 1108 Sport Phaeton in black (GLM43107301).
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This week has been a busy one for new releases and there has been no let up today, as we took delivery of new models from resin brands Neo and Kess.
As ever Neo released some excellent British road car subjects, including the 1:43 1953 Bristol 405 in dark green (NEO45492), the 1:43 MG TF 1500 in green (NEO43925), and the 1:43 Triumph Vitesse Mk.II saloon in red (NEO45688).
There was one absolutely beautiful 1:18 on the delivery: the 1962 Facel Vega II in metallic grey (NEO18116).
The Ford Fiesta 1600 that Ari Vatanen drove in the 1979 Monte Carlo Rally (NEO45380) was the only motorsport related 1:43 replica that we received today.
Kess sent us six 1:43 Italian road cars, with our favourites being the 1989 Maserati Shamal in red (KE14020), and black (KE14021).
posted in Rallying, Road Cars, Resin |
Today we received 11 new models from Minichamps.
The German brand has certainly been taking it to Spark in the 1:43 2014 F1 car battle, having already released the 2014 Saubers. Their most recent F1 releases are the 2014 Force India VJM07s of Nico Hulkenberg (DC214427) and Sergio Perez (DC214411).
Minichamps is the exclusive maker of the Force Indias this year, so this will be your only chance to grab a replica of one.
Minichamps also sent us the 2013 Toro Rosso STR8s of Jean-Eric Vergne (DC213418) and Daniel Ricciardo (DC213419).
Away from motorsport, the 1:43 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Freccia D’oro in silver (P120480) makes for an interesting road car release.
Click here to see the rest of Minichamps’ new releases.
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We received over 20 new 1:43 subjects from Spark today. The delivery included 1:43 replicas of the Caterham CT05s as driven this season by Kamui Kobayashi (DC214410K) and Marcus Ericsson (DC214409K).
The highlight for us though was the Surtees TS14 that was raced by John Surtees in the 1972 Italian Grand Prix (SPK4000). What a great looking car!
We also really liked the Matra MS5 F2 cars that were driven in the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix by Johnny Servoz-Gavin (SPK1595), and the 1967 German Grand Prix by Jacky Ickx (SPK1596). Ickx famously set the third fastest time around the Nordschleife in qualifying, which was a pretty impressive feat.
The latest subject in Spark’s Indy 500 Winners Collection arrived too: A.J. Foyt’s 1967 Coyote (SPA43IN67).
Click here to see the rest of Spark’s new releases.
posted in Resin, Formula 1 |
Today we received a large consignment from TrueScale, our first from them in a good couple of months it has to be said.
If you’re a fan of cult hero Ronnie Peterson, then you have been well and truly spoilt. The highlight was the 1:18 Lotus 78 that Peterson took to victory in the 1978 South African Grand Prix (TSM121802), after famously battling with Patrick Depailler.
This model, which is limited to 3,000 pieces worldwide, comes with all the removable bits and pieces that you would expect from a TrueScale 1:18 classic F1 replica.
In the smaller scale, there was Peterson’s 1973 Italian Grand Prix winning Lotus 72E (TSM124325), and the March 761 that he raced in the 1976 United States West Grand Prix (TSM124327). On top of all that, TrueScale released a 1:8 Ronnie Peterson 1978 helmet (TSM12AC06) too.
Other highlights included a 1:18 replica of the Chevrolet Corvette that John Greenwood and Bernard Darniche drove in the 1976 Le Mans 24 Hours (TSM111810B), and several racing and road going McLarens, including the McLaren P1 that Jenson Button demonstrated at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed (TSM144338).
Click here to see the rest of TrueScale’s new releases.
posted in Endurance, Road Cars, Resin, Diecast, Formula 1 |
Today we received a new consignment from Mattel.
They became the first company to release a diecast replica of Ferrari’s latest hypercar, the LaFerrari, in 1:43 scale. High-end Italian company BBR is the only other model maker to have replicated this car in the smaller scale. Their version, however, was made from resin, and cost significantly more.
Mattel released the 1:43 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari in red (HWBCT83) and black (HWBCT85).
That pair was also joined by a 1:43 replica of the Batmobile from the 1992 film, Batman Begins (HWBLY29).
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Today we received two small consignments from Minichamps and Vitesse.
Minichamps released a 1:8 Sebastian Vettel helmet from the 2010 German Grand Prix (P108305) and a 1:43 resin replica of the 2013 Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Black Series in gold (P033022).
Meanwhile Vitesse sent us the 1:43 1981 Ford Escort Mk.III GL in Forest Green (V24833) and Strato Silver (V24834), both of which are limited to just 699 pieces each.
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The third and final installment of IXO’s massive list of new announcements is now on the Diecast Legends website. There were around 150 of them in total, so be sure to visit www.diecastlegends.com/ixo to check them all out.
This latest batch was predominantly road cars, which will be produced under the Premium-X banner.
Another handful of Land Rover replicas were confirmed, including the 1:43 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport in black (PRD401) and orange (PRD402).
There were also two interesting 1:18 replicas, which we believe to be IXO’s first in the larger scale. The cars in question take the form of the 1981 Porsche 924 Kombi Artz (PRD18001), and the 1979 Porsche 928 Kombi Artz (PRD18002).
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