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Old 01-29-2016, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pleasantly surprised to see this announced by Oxford Diecast.

Can anyone tell what kind of quality level to expect from this model?


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I have an spanish Hs-126 by oxford and I would tell you that quality is similar to Ixo/altaya. At least in my model, but price is reasonably cheap.
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I don't know about the Proctor and Oxford as a brand is right down at the budget level. Ixo/altaya is a good description. Their quality can be hit and miss being at the budget level, however because of their low prices there probably isn't much you want to complain about. That said as they say, I am quite impressed by the quality of their DH Dragon Rapide.

I vaguely remember something about Oxford having two lines of "quality". A very "cheap" one with Corgi like stands and a "blue box" which the model comes in that I presume is higher quality. The Proctor is a blue box model.
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This one will be GBP26 and a bit, around €40,00. Not too cheap so maybe part of their quality range?
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This will be part of their history of flight range, which to be real honest, does not differ much in terms of quality but you do get optional gears and a nicer box. They typically do unusual releases other manu's wouldn't touch

Generally their HoF range is not always military while their Oxford Aviation range is purely military

They are still nice models but I would not buy sight unseen if you can.
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Old 01-30-2016, 01:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It'll be part of Oxford's Blue Box range and to be honest the quality will be decent. I've just picked up the initial Proctor offering and it's good. Good shape, nice detailing, cockpit joint nice and tight, colours good, only thing lacking is cockpit detail, but that's the same with most Oxford offerings. Very happy with the first Proctor and will get the second as well.
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Thanks! Good to hear, this will then definitely land in my collection.
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Managed to get some pictures sorted of the first release for you Richard.











The nose joint looks a tiny bit off in the photo, but in the flesh it's fine.

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That's not bad at all! The gap between the fuselage and the wing section/under body seems quite spacious though. But otherwise a pretty lovely model. Thanks Grizz!
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Quality does look good. Excellent photos Grizz.
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That's not bad at all! The gap between the fuselage and the wing section/under body seems quite spacious though. But otherwise a pretty lovely model. Thanks Grizz!
That's just the close up of the photo Richard. Whilst the joint line is visible, it's no worse than any other model I own.
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Grizz that looks nice. Have yet to get one along with the just released Dan-Air Dove.

It appears Oxford ar ecarving out a niche where Corgi wouldn't go.
I could see planes up to Heron class (and maybe a BN Islander?)
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Cheers Aviaction. I haven't got the Dove yet, the windows are really putting me off, but will definitely see what it's like in the flesh before buying.
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Grizz that looks nice. Have yet to get one along with the just released Dan-Air Dove.

It appears Oxford ar ecarving out a niche where Corgi wouldn't go.
I could see planes up to Heron class (and maybe a BN Islander?)
Miles Gemini anyone?
They do seem to be looking at the "esoteric" types. Perhaps one day a Vickers Varsity will appear.
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Pleasantly surprised to see this announced by Oxford Diecast.

Can anyone tell what kind of quality level to expect from this model?


https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/10...42961331404159
Yes seemingly they are giving other markets a go, which is rather brave and I really do wish them all success.

Hard to believe how lucky Australian collectors are with the latest CAT,....but there ya go.

Blue Box range is the premium range for Oxford. They are about Corgi standard,....maybe a touch under but excellent value for money.

Wait till you see the packaging. They have the aircraft manufacturers name and symbol on the box. Quite classy.

I have Rapides, Ansons and Hornets and all are rather smart. The main criticism is the nose join on pretty much all the models I have named.

Still, they are splendid. And non-Blighty collectors such as the Australian and Dutch collectors should be quite pleased indeed.
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Old 02-01-2016, 11:07 AM   #16 (permalink)
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They do hit parts of my Dutch collection as Rapides and Ansons were also used by the Dutch air force, so hopefully we'll see the Dutch roundels or orange triangles appear on some of their other moulds as well!
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