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Old 09-04-2019, 01:36 AM   #1
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Here are some quick pictures of my latest arrivals from Oxford Diecast, along with only British jet I had at hand. The models actually look better than the poor quality phone pictures would suggest. They are part of my growing collection of ground support vehicles for a future airfield diorama (if I ever get the space).
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:21 AM   #2
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The Oxford Diecast Bloodhound is disappointing! They have made the nose 'round' and not pointed 'for Health & Safety' reasons!!!! Yet there are far more sharp pointed parts that could be equally hazardous. If I had that model, I would replace the nose cone with one from an Airfix kit of the same subject.
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:09 AM   #3
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Yes you are correct about the pointed nose cone, but I will be using these models as "background players", not as main actors.

Good call about the Airfix model, as it is also 1:76 scale (Review here: https://modelingmadness.com/review/v...ewaldblood.htm).
I can get one on ebay for US$40, probably a bit much for something that will be a slightly out of focus object in the background.

Thank goodness I got all of my Matchbox Thunderbird 1 and 3 models before the "Safety Police" took over. As they used to say when I was a boy, "It's all fun and games until somebody loses an eye".
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:48 AM   #4
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A further update (for anyone who cares).



It looks like the Oxford Diecast model is not as bad as initially thought. While still not quite right, it appears that the missiles were fitted with a "Noddy Cap" for transportation.



https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/forum/airfix-bristol-bloodhound/?p=1/


Just one of the many interesting side stories that the hobby of die-cast collecting has led me to.
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:01 PM   #5
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Looks Great
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:02 PM   #6
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what scales are these things?
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:35 PM   #7
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The scale is 1:76, which is a close match to my 1:72 plane collection. I have bought a few older releases locally. My latest batch were purchased directly from Oxford Die-cast in the UK.
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Old 09-06-2019, 06:32 PM   #8
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Its a terrible release,...spoilt by that stupid nose cone. Although Oxford have stated its a toy,...not a collectable. I would have got it in an instant,....but that nosecone ruins it in my view.

Yes,...they were transported with a cone protector. But postured for launch, the model looks ridiculous.

I am sorry lads,...…...for those that bought it. I am glad you like it,..dont bother me,....but I was so excited when this was first announced.
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