Oxford Diecast 1:43 ASH002 Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane

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This model is the Oxford Diecast ASH002 Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane in green with black top (closed) and a black body line that extends from the radiator grill to the top of the rear wheel well on both sides.

The model has no opening parts. To the front of the vehicle we have a chromed radiator grill that appears to have a minute red badge set into the top centre. Either side of this sits the head lights, chromed with clear plastic lenses, inset into the body wheel well casting. Below this is the front bumper (chromed but apparently with part of it sprayed to match the body colour) and incorporating a centred number plate with silver on black backgound lettering [LOX 21]. I cannot determine if the lettering is tampo printed onto the part or if it is a label.

Further back is the hood ornament in the centre of the bonnet and two side mirrors mounted on the top of each wheel guard. The front windscreen is encompassed by a chromed surround. Two tiny photo-etched windscreen wipers are placed below the windscreen. The doors are finished off with chrome door handles.

At the rear is another chromed bumper. The rear lights are represented by red dots either side of the silver on black numberplate. Above the number plate is a photo-etched luggage compartment handle but the hinges for the compartment door are tampo printed silver. To the left is a photo-etched petrol cap and to round it all off the black "soft top" roof is edged with a chrome strip as is the rear window.

The interior has light tan plastic seats with a brown "wood" finish to the dashboard and door tops, a right hand steering wheel which has been inserted into the dashboard and finished in the same brown (to simulate either a leather covered or a wooden steering wheel). The glazing is clear in both front and rear windows.

All wheels are of a "capped" hub style - a black plastic hub with chromed hub cap and a separate "rubber" tyre.

The baseplate is black plastic with a rudimentary representation of a chassis, driveshaft and exhaust system. It is attached to the body casting by two small self tapping screws and carries the legend "Oxford" at the centre front and "Armstrong Siddeley" at the bottom centre.

The date of issue is 2011.

 

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