Oxford Diecast 1:43 ASL002 Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster

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This model is the Oxford Diecast ASH002 Armstrong Siddeley Lancaster in ivory with a brown body line that extends from the radiator grill to 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 [KKB 741]. 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. The front windscreen is encompassed by a chromed surround (or is it tampo printed?). Two tiny photo-etched windscreen wipers are placed below the windscreen. The four doors are finished off with chrome door handles and silver around the quarterlight and main window.

At the rear is another chromed bumper. The rear lights are represented by red dots either side of the silver on black numberplate. At the top of the luggage compartment door is a photo-etched luggage compartment handle. To the left is a photo-etched petrol cap.

The interior has brown plastic seats with a light tan finish to the dashboard and a right hand steering wheel which has been inserted into the dashboard and finished in 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 - an Ivory 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.

 

Item: 1309