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Oxford Diecast model in 1/43 scale

PostPost by: stugilmour » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:35 pm

Nice model. Are you guys ordering them straight from Oxford?

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PostPost by: oillite » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:45 pm

Hi, when Oxford first anounced their +2. I ordered two of each, yellow/silver & blue/silver.
The yellow arrived first not a bad model for the money but the roof gutter moulding was a bit iffy on one side.
When the blue cars turned up,the moulding was much inproved but the rear lamps had been put on upside-down on the wrong side, elan s4 style. Every blue that I have seen so far has had the same mistake.
They've just brought out a red/silver one with oatmeal interIor, which of course I've ordered on ebay.
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PostPost by: oillite » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:36 pm

oillite wrote:Hi, when Oxford first anounced their +2. I ordered two of each, yellow/silver & blue/silver.
The yellow arrived first not a bad model for the money but the roof gutter moulding was a bit iffy on one side.
When the blue cars turned up,the moulding was much inproved but the rear lamps had been put on upside-down on the wrong side, elan s4 style. Every blue that I have seen so far has had the same mistake.
They've just brought out a red/silver one with oatmeal interIor, which of course I've ordered on ebay.


Well the red/silver one has arrived and the finish is chrisper than the first two, well pleased, :D

I ordered mine from son-of-a-corner- shop on uk. ebay. ?21.95 including p&p.
Used this guy loads of times and found him to be very reliable.
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PostPost by: Roy Gillett » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:02 am

I understand the next colour is black with silver roof. I am not sure that was ever a factory colour combination. The JPS of course was Black / Gold . They might have missed a trick issuing a Special Edition model by using Gold metalflake instead!

I got a Lagoon Blue one to match the full-size model in the garage!

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PostPost by: alan » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:53 am

imho for the price you can't go wrong, good value for money.
well pleased with my Carnival Red, same as in my garage but a little smaller :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: steve francis » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:32 am

Hi, hope you dont mind me hijacking your topic but if you guys are interested in plus 2 models then check out my post on the introduce yourself page.
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PostPost by: alan » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:36 pm

sorry Steve but the price is not in the same ball park
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PostPost by: steve francis » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:13 pm

Hi Alan, thanks for looking, yes i realise mine are a lot more expensive but they are hand made and a much larger scale and I just wanted to show that there is an alternative should anybody be interested.
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