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Oxford Diecast Shows Off Their Figure(s)

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At the London Toy Fair, Oxford Diecast peeled back the curtains on some of their upcoming products for 2016. Later this year, they plan to launch a brand new line of pre-painted figures, which will come in multiple scales and ranges. The first series will be in 1:32 scale and showcase three of the most iconic symbols of British culture – a Beefeater, a soldier from the Coldstream Guards, and a member of the Life Guards. All have been listed on our web site, and we hope to have clear images for all three figures shortly.

 
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Oxford Graduates from Flying School

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As college students by the thousands are graduating from university, it makes sense that Oxford would cash in on the educational theme, if you can call it that. As part of their ever-expanding History of Flight Collection, this British-based model maker intends to bring out a Percival Proctor radio trainer and communication aircraft for the new semester. Not an aircraft that instantly springs to mind amongst the aviation community, the Proctor is, nonetheless, an important aircraft within RAF circles, since it was developed from the Percival Vega Gull in response to Air Ministry Specification 20/38 for a radio trainer and communications aircraft. To meet the requirement, the aircraft based on the Vega Gull had larger rear cabin windows and the fuselage was six inches longer. Modifications were made to the seats to enable the crew to wear parachutes, and other changes to enable a military radio and other equipment to be fitted. In early 1939 an order was placed for 247 aircraft to meet operational requirement OR.65.

Other new air and ground units were also announced by Oxford, so it may take another day or so before they are all up on our site.

 
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Oxford Schools ‘Em on the Ground

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As promised, Oxford plans on introducing several new vehicles later this year. The posse includes a Bedford MWD Truck (MWD006), Bedford QLB Bofors Gun Tractor (QLB001), AEC “Dorchester” Armoured Command Vehicle (DOR001, and Austin Tilly Bomb Disposal Truck (TIL009). Enjoy!

 
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Oxford Shows Why Its a Force to be Reckoned With in 2015

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Oxford revealed details concerning some of their newest diecast military vehicles and aircraft collectors can expect to see well into 2015. On the ground, look forward to monkeying around with a 1:76 scale replica of a Diamond T tank transporter that was used throughout the ETO during WWII.

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In the air, several warbirds were unveiled, including Alexander Pokryshkin’s world-famous P-39 Airacobra that was employed on the eastern front. Please keep in mind that many of these items aren’t slated to hit the market until well into 2015, making them tantalizing if unattainable additions for several months running.

 
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Oxford to Resume Operations While Model Power Folds

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Earlier this year, Oxford Diecast decided to set up its own distribution channel in North America, looking to gain more market share, improve margins and hopefully garner added relevance among the North American collector market. We’re happy to report that they now seem to be ready to resume operations, with many of their most sought after military vehicles and aircraft expected shortly.

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On the other hand, long time model maker and train enthusiast, Model Power, posted on their web site that they are ceasing operations immediately, after being in business for nearly 50 years. For those of you unfamiliar with Model Power, they’ve been making their Postage Stamp series of military aircraft for several years running, offering up subjects no one else had the gumption to tackle. Its sad to see another manufacturer close up shop and particularly difficult when its a business “right down the road” from ours in Farmingdale, NY. We wish them the best and hope this isn’t the last we’ve heard from this three-generation operation.

 
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We’re Headed Off for an Oxford Education

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We’ve had great success with Oxford’s 1:72 scale line of diecast military aircraft, so it makes sense for us to dig a little deeper and offer their accompanying range of diecast military vehicles. Crafted in 1:76 scale, which is a smidgeon smaller than a traditional 1:72 scale vehicle, the Oxford military vehicle range offers loads of options for the discriminating collector, again designed to help build your war museum on a shoestring budget.

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Most of the vehicles are priced less than $20, with several contenders weighing in at just $7, providing good value and choices not previously available to the military enthusiast. The first wave of sixteen soft skinned vehicles are expected to storm the beaches some time in June.

 
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We're Headed Off for an Oxford Education

AEC009

We’ve had great success with Oxford’s 1:72 scale line of diecast military aircraft, so it makes sense for us to dig a little deeper and offer their accompanying range of diecast military vehicles. Crafted in 1:76 scale, which is a smidgeon smaller than a traditional 1:72 scale vehicle, the Oxford military vehicle range offers loads of options for the discriminating collector, again designed to help build your war museum on a shoestring budget.

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Most of the vehicles are priced less than $20, with several contenders weighing in at just $7, providing good value and choices not previously available to the military enthusiast. The first wave of sixteen soft skinned vehicles are expected to storm the beaches some time in June.

 
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Oxford Continues to Churn ’em Out!

Oxford Aviation's 1:72 scale USAAF Lockheed P-38J Lightning Interceptor - Major Maurice McLary, 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group, RAF Wittering, England, 1943
Oxford Aviation’s 1:72 scale USAAF Lockheed P-38J Lightning Interceptor – Major Maurice McLary, 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group, RAF Wittering, England, 1943

Showing no signs of abatement, Oxford Diecast’s Oxford Aviation range is continuing to expand, offering more aircraft types, new paint schemes and more product for the aviation enthusiast. To open 2013, we’ve learned that they will be offering a US-built Brewster Buffalo and Italian G-55 Centauro, not to mention an S2 livery for its hot-selling de Havilland Mosquito. Furthermore, more new aircraft are in the pipeline for their upscale History of Flight category, including a 1:72 scale reproduction of a de Havilland Dragon Rapide Passenger Airliner that was piloted by Prince of Wales, King Edward VIII. Look for further product announcements and additional imagery to come out shortly…

 
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Oxford Continues to Churn 'em Out!

Oxford Aviation's 1:72 scale USAAF Lockheed P-38J Lightning Interceptor - Major Maurice McLary, 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group, RAF Wittering, England, 1943
Oxford Aviation’s 1:72 scale USAAF Lockheed P-38J Lightning Interceptor – Major Maurice McLary, 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group, RAF Wittering, England, 1943

Showing no signs of abatement, Oxford Diecast’s Oxford Aviation range is continuing to expand, offering more aircraft types, new paint schemes and more product for the aviation enthusiast. To open 2013, we’ve learned that they will be offering a US-built Brewster Buffalo and Italian G-55 Centauro, not to mention an S2 livery for its hot-selling de Havilland Mosquito. Furthermore, more new aircraft are in the pipeline for their upscale History of Flight category, including a 1:72 scale reproduction of a de Havilland Dragon Rapide Passenger Airliner that was piloted by Prince of Wales, King Edward VIII. Look for further product announcements and additional imagery to come out shortly…

 
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