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Oxford diecast
« on: November 16, 2014, 03:41:40 PM »
new model coming from Oxford die cast , due out early 2015 in two scales , Messerschmitt KR 200 .

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Re: Oxford diecast
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 09:07:38 AM »
Good news, but it seems to me that Messerschmitts and Isettas are relatively frequently released, but never Heinkels!
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Re: Oxford diecast
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2014, 09:32:47 AM »
This forum is about real ones though isnt it?

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Re: Oxford diecast
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2014, 09:52:53 AM »
What ? Like yours Bob ?  ;D ;D
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Re: Oxford diecast
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2014, 10:04:52 AM »
let me rephrase that, "full size ones"!

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Re: Oxford diecast
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2014, 10:58:04 AM »
True Bob, but I do also have a small collection of toy bubbles, mostly KRs, TGs and Isettas, plus 3 of the old Corgi Heinkel, a Morgan Matchless MX3. Also a couple of Scammell Scarabs and an Austin J van. The way Bubble and Micro prices are going, soon we will soon be only able to afford the models!
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Re: Oxford diecast
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2014, 11:30:42 AM »
Best way would be to get one 3d printed. You would need a good 3D CAD file of one though. Anyone got a decent three elevation blueprint of a Heinkel/Trojan?
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Re: Oxford diecast
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2014, 01:34:34 PM »
Sure we could look into that - if we knew what that was  ;)
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Re: Oxford diecast
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2014, 02:01:37 PM »
A three elevation drawing would show the side, front/rear and top of the car. From a drawing like that it's possible to loft details off to build a 3d model.

Failing that good photos taken with the lens on telephoto (to minimise lens distortion) preferably with some sort of measurement stick for scale can work. This is a technique the kit builders like Airfix use when drawings are unobtanium.
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Re: Oxford diecast
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2014, 03:13:32 PM »
I have a corgi Heinkel if anyone wants to borrow it or buy it. Models don't interest me but for some reason friends and relative think that they do and keep buying them for me!


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Re: Oxford diecast
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2014, 05:37:37 PM »
It's a funny old substance, the more you desire it, the harder it is to source.
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Re: Oxford diecast
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2014, 07:23:36 PM »
There is such a drawing for the early version Heinkel and I have on somewhere. I think it was on A2 paper so need to scan it. It is possible it is already published on the net as it was replicated, mine is a copy and thus a bit faint. A bit of tweaking would bring back some definition. But where is it? My Heinkel files have yet to surface.

Apparently the Corgi Trojan is one of the most popular cars they modeled and they were produced in the 100,000's. Strangely mostly in none original colours. So if your anal you can collect at least several different types, standard wheel/trimmed wheel and so forth in all the differing colours. In that lot will be some rarities. No idea what the full set numbers.
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