Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

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Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby The Maltings » Thu May 19, 2016 5:58 am

http://www.atlaseditions.co.uk/collecti ... model.html

Saw a flyer in Model Collector mag for the Escort at £1.99 so thought it was worth a punt! Model is fine looks like an Ixo rather than a Trofeu moulding. My model has a slight scuff on the roof and the windscreen wiper is bit thick but for a couple of quid who's complaining?!

Rest of the collection looks quite interesting especially the Hoy M3.

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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby Jager » Thu May 19, 2016 7:51 am

That looks a lot better than I was expecting before I clicked on your link, especially for GBP 1.99.

I can see a few of these heading down to Australian collectors because of the Frank Gardner link.

Do you have a full list of the cars to be produced ?
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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby The Maltings » Thu May 19, 2016 8:16 am

I'll let you know later today as the leaflet that cam with my model is at home.

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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby Zeus » Thu May 19, 2016 2:35 pm

I only want the M3 & maybe a Integra if they make it
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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby The Maltings » Thu May 19, 2016 4:41 pm

Ok the list is currently showing as below with further models to be announced:

BMW M3 Will Hoy 1991
Chevrolet Cruze Jason Plato 2010
Vauxhall Cavalier John Cleland 1995
Rover SD1 Vitesse Andy Rouse 1984
Ford Broadspeed Anglia John Fitzpatrick 1966
Sunbeam Imp Sport Bill McGovern 1972.

Ironically I'm 3/4 of the way thru selling off my Touring Car collection but have a soft spot for the M3 so will probably buy that before reviewing my subscription.

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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby JSB33 » Fri May 20, 2016 6:18 am

Anglia sounds intersting
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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby The Maltings » Fri May 20, 2016 10:42 am

A few speculators already advertising the M3 at inflated prices on a well known internet auction site but at least gives you an idea of product quality which isn't bad at the subsidised price

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ATLAS-EDITION ... Sw2GlXLE2G

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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby Zeus » Fri May 20, 2016 2:41 pm

The Maltings wrote:A few speculators already advertising the M3 at inflated prices on a well known internet auction site but at least gives you an idea of product quality which isn't bad at the subsidised price

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ATLAS-EDITION ... Sw2GlXLE2G



Could you order 2 & I could pay you for the 2nd?
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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby Tom » Fri May 20, 2016 2:42 pm

Quality doesn't look that far off early MC touring car models. Not bad at all.

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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby Zeus » Fri May 20, 2016 2:45 pm

If this is anything to go by, I'm concerned about the Cavalier.... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fine-Set-Of-C ... Swr0ZXNiCz
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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby Tom » Fri May 20, 2016 3:26 pm

The greenhouse proportions look better than those of the Vanguards Cavalier...

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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby Zeus » Fri May 20, 2016 3:40 pm

Tom wrote:The greenhouse proportions look better than those of the Vanguards Cavalier...


True, but vanguards modelled the correct body shape. Lets just hope its a prototype
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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby reeft1 » Mon May 23, 2016 12:34 pm

I think they all look pretty damn good for the money

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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby Galaxy Gaz » Mon May 23, 2016 12:53 pm

Zeus wrote:
Tom wrote:The greenhouse proportions look better than those of the Vanguards Cavalier...


True, but vanguards modelled the correct body shape. Lets just hope its a prototype



I don't recall them ever racing a 5dr hatchback version...it was always a saloon .
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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby Zeus » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:50 pm

Does anyone know what models are being issued?
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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby The Maltings » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:02 am

There has been no definitive list issued with the models I've received so far and the order in which they seem to be despatched is a bit random as are the "free gifts" that come with the collection. I've seen a Mazda RX-7 and Mini Cooper on Ebay from Chinese sellers which have yet to officially surface in the UK.

Models I've received so far are:

Alan Mann Ford Escort MK1
Will Hoy BMW M3
Jason Potato Chevy Cruze
Bill McGovern Imp
Colin Turkington BMW 320i

Seen the Cleland Cavalier/Vectra Fitzpatrick Anglia and Rouse Rover on Ebay so guess they will be on their way soon.

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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby thetrooper » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:02 pm

I have now got the Escort, 2 BMW, 2 Chevolet (Waiting on a 3rd) and the Imp. I had a problem with the box on the BMW and also problems with the Chevolet decals flaking off.
I really hope the 3rd one is Ok or I'm gonna end up with 3 and none without problems :roll:
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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby The Maltings » Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:59 am

For anyone wondering what the Cavalier looks like here's one for sale on t'ebay at the moment (no it's not mine!)

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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby Galaxy Gaz » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:33 am

Buy it now for £50.......that's shocking

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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby reeft1 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:33 pm

Nicely detailed model though

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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby rotormotor » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:47 pm

I got me the Mazda Rx7 from a Chinese eBay seller sans any magazine, clearly a backdoor factory release :D
Seller had a couple more from that series listed here

I suspect its a Norev casting (which I have never seen in the flesh)
Its pretty ok with me , mirrors are a little odd :D

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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby Galaxy Gaz » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:01 pm

reeft1 wrote:Nicely detailed model though


Do you think so?...that`s interesting.

I wouldn't say they were particularly good and certainly not worth Spark levels of pricing . Ive seen lots of Escorts for sale on ebay with defects ranging from paint chips to wonky wheels . At £15 each they would be a decent enough collection but for me , like so many pw models , the quality isn't there.

Does anyone know how much the new releases in the collection are from Atlas ?
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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby Tom » Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:54 pm

Quality control rejects is what you typically see on ebay just after a series gets released. Generally, the models sold through the official channels are much better.

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Re: Atlas Editions Touring Car Collection

Postby The Maltings » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:53 am

Direct from Atlas roughly £19.00 inc postage if you pay the invoice early...


Will be interesting to see how soon this Mondeo ends up on Ebay UK at £50!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Atlas-1-43-Ford ... 7675.l2557


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