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by Wallace » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:35 pm

Rinse and repeat at gas mark 4. Is it Wednesday yet?
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by Grant » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:51 pm

Wallace wrote:Rinse and repeat at gas mark 4. Is it Wednesday yet?

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by Chris_R » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:02 pm

Wallace wrote:Is it Wednesday yet?
It is in Tokyo and in an hour will be here too.
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by Arcnewal » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:01 pm

Well Oxford seem to have produced another beautiful model.

Looking forward to it arriving.

https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/product ... ue-43ji009

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by Mark1Stu » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:32 pm

Looks nice. But I think a thorough inspection is required. Looks to me as though that early MK1 has had a heavy front end smash and been rebuilt with a late Mk2 front end.

Buyer beware :lol:
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by Dion » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:50 pm

Nice Rostyles. But Mk1 details everywhere - head rests, dashboard, locking fuel flap.
And, usually seen with model cars, the wipers and mirrors have the wrong scale - too big/heavy. Pity because other details are pretty good (door handles being an example)
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by shaun » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:37 pm

Has any one realised which car the model is based upon?

At Car Fest 2015, I think, I had a long chat with a member of staff from Oxford Diecast who had a stand selling their wares. I explained about the Turin trip and the 50th anniversary and the "unusual previous life" of the first pre-production Interceptor. Wouldn't that make a good model for the 50th anniversary?

A few emails passed subsequently including a few photos and the trail went quiet ending from Oxford Diecast, "we'll send you a model if we produce one".

I forgot all about it.

Well, at about 09.10 this morning, a UPS van pulled up outside and low and behold duly delivered a model of BEA 693C from Oxford Diecast.Totally unexpected.

I then see an email from them announcing the launch of the new model.
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by Keith » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:12 pm

shaun wrote: low and behold duly delivered a model of BEA 693C from Oxford Diecast.


As you have an actual example of the model, does it have the correct Mk I front end on it? And not the Mk II front shown on the pics above?
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by shaun » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:18 pm

Just looked. It has Mk 2 overriders. That's a bit of a bummer!
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by Chris_R » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:42 pm

Also number plate and indicators below the bumper instead of above. Bit of a slip up.
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by shaun » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:49 pm

Oh yes. Your Chairman is so stupid. I should have realised but it didn't click with me.

Bit of a shame really as Oxford normally do a good job.
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by shaun » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:50 am

Just had a closer look at another Mk1 Interceptor model by Oxford Diecast.
In this instance they clearly had put a Mk1 front on. Pity it wasn't used for the new model.
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by Chris_R » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:22 am

Either Oxford slipped up or their manufacturer slipped up.
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