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Re: Oxford Diecast.

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:24 pm

Differences shown include Chrome outer trims on the wheels and a more accurate colour split around the rear wings.

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Re: Oxford Diecast.

Postby Ecclesley » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:55 am

This Silver Dawn now available, more pictures to follow:

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Re: Oxford Diecast.

Postby Ecclesley » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:17 am

Just received the Silver Dawn by Oxford Diecast:
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Re: Oxford Diecast.

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:39 pm

I do especially like the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn, before I got my Silver Shadow II, it was on a shortlist of real Rolls-Royce cars I would seriously consider buying so I adore toys and models of it. So pleased Oxford have now released theirs even if all they have done is put a grille on the recent Bentley.

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I don't like critizing new models especially those from Oxford, we should give them all the encouragement we can to continue making 43rd scale examples of these fine cars, but with something as important as the grille and mascot, I do wish they could pay more attention to real cars and do a proper rendition.

The Silver Dawn is quite distinctive as being a comparitively small Rolls-Royce and the kneeling Lady mascot adds to the look of the car, so Oxford have tried to make a similar Lady but seemed to have not got it right as it is far too big!

The air-vents under the headlamps need to be repositioned so the centre line is upright, not leaning over. I am sure I could list others but the budget for these models has to be considered and in that respect (retails for around £25 in the UK), it is a good model and I eagerly await adding one to my collection.

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Re: Oxford Diecast.

Postby Fred7A » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:20 am

The Silver Dawn looks very smart, although it does look like there may have been some confusion at the factory a to how those front vents should be fitted!

I saw Taff from Oxford at a recent event, and he told me that they had made new tooling for this, rather than just using the Bentley casting. I don't have the Silver Dawn yet, but looking at photos the bonnet sides are certainly different.

Oxford are producing some great models at very reasonable prices, and I wish they made more 1/43 cars.
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Re: Oxford Diecast.

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:28 am

I wonder how far this new tooling really went because the rear wing and spat design does still look like their Bentley, but you can see the bonnet profile as it reaches the grille seems quite flat.

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Re: Oxford Diecast.

Postby Ecclesley » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:37 am

Here they are side by side:
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Re: Oxford Diecast.

Postby Fox » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:29 pm

These are very interesting discussions and pictures.
This is a place to learn about both model and real cars.

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Re: Oxford Diecast.

Postby Fred7A » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:47 pm

They make a nice pair. What differences can you see on the body castings?
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Re: Oxford Diecast.

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:23 pm

The flatter bonnet ends where they meet the grill and no visible shut line down the side implying the side panel goes much further down towards the front wing, whereas the Bentley has a shut line simulating a shallow panel here.

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