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ImageMk I Ford Capri Comparison by Michael, on Flickr

Final thoughts. Although the IXO isn't quite as good as the Minichamps, if you want a 1970 2300 GT XLR, IXO is your only option and because of my age, that model in that level of trim was the Capri that I bonded with first as a 11 year old.

ImageFord Capri 2300 GT XLR, 1970 (Belgium) by Michael, on Flickr

As annoying as the bulk of the Vanguards Mk I is, if you want a British spec Mk I Capri there is no other choice and for that reason, there is still room in my collection for an early 3-liter version.

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Ixo does a better job than MC on the badging (raised) and exhaust. Thanks for the comparison.

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Tom wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:29 pm
Ixo does a better job than MC on the badging (raised) and exhaust.
Yes, I agree.
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Form my Year by Year series -- this one of Fords manufactured or assembled in Europe.

ImageFord in Europe Year by Year - Vertical Grid by Michael, on Flickr

The concept is to select one model per model year for a defined region. In this line up of European models I have a Ford model for every model year from 1912 to current, except 1915-16, 1917-19, 1920-23 (basically all of the 1917-1925 Model Ts are interchangeable), 1926-27, 1930, 1934, 1941-45, and 2019 to current.

ImageFord in Europe Year by Year - Vertical Grid by Michael, on Flickr

The inclusion of American Fords like this 1948 model is correct as US Ford were assembled at several European plants up to the mid 1960s.

ImageFord in Europe Year by Year - Vertical Grid by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord in Europe Year by Year - Vertical Grid by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord in Europe Year by Year - Horizontal Grid by Michael, on Flickr

I like arranging thein in both a vertical and a horizontal grid for different effects. Also in a spiral.

ImageFord in Europe Year by Year - Spiral by Michael, on Flickr
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Fantastic theme, several models that I'd love to have. Who did the Anglia Sportsman?

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Tom wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:55 pm
Fantastic theme, several models that I'd love to have. Who did the Anglia Sportsman?
IXO. It came out in the 2000s. I sure would love it if someone were to do the Anglia Torino

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That would be great indeed.

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An orphan which deserves the 1:43 treatment. In recent years can only recall seeing one 1:1 in the UK and that was in a dull grey or blue colour.

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Andy

British roads have history. Some were built by the Romans. British road investment being what it is, they have only been re-surfaced a few times since.
Road investment is so poor around here that instead of driving on the left, we get to drive on what's left

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I can see why you couldn't choose between those.

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It's an impossible task i've decided :D
Andy

British roads have history. Some were built by the Romans. British road investment being what it is, they have only been re-surfaced a few times since.
Road investment is so poor around here that instead of driving on the left, we get to drive on what's left

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ImageFord Evos Concept (2011) and Decedents by Michael, on Flickr

2011 Ford Evos Concept and some its "Kinetic Design 2.0" inspirations from around the world.

ImageKinetic Design 2.0, 2011 Ford Evos Concept by Michael, on Flickr

ImageKinetic Design 2.0, Ford Evos and Transit Custom by Michael, on Flickr
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Ford's first front-wheel drive cares where P4 and P6 Ford Taunus (just Ford after 1967) 12M and 15M. Last night I have my three P6s by Neo and two P4s by Minichamps out for a reunion.

ImageP4 and P6 Ford 12M and 15M by Minichamps and Neo by Michael, on Flickr

ImageP6 Ford 12M and 15M by Neo by Michael, on Flickr

Does anybody else think the sedan looks a tad smaller than the other two models?

ImageFord 12M Turnier Interior by Neo by Michael, on Flickr

1968 Turnier (station wagon) interior

ImageFord 15M RS by Neo by Michael, on Flickr

1969-70 15M RS interior.

ImageP4 and P6 Ford 12M and 15M by Minichamps and Neo by Michael, on Flickr

ImageP4 and P6 Ford 12M Turniers by Minichamps and Neo by Michael, on Flickr

P6 (Neo) and P4 (Minichamps) Turnier comparison.

ImageP6 Ford 12M and 15M by Neo by Michael, on Flickr
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Nice! These cars sold well but have all but disappeared here- though there's a P6 in the next town over.

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The wagons are very attractive.
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ImageComparison: 1/43 Scale Ford Granadas by IXO, Neo, and Vanguards by Michael, on Flickr

Comparison of Mk II Granada's by Neo, IXO and Vanguards. I always understood that Neo's Granada Turniers (both Mk I and II) were over sized, but I think the new IXO Granada Turnier cast might be undersized when compared the the Vanguards model, which to have hit the sweet spot.

ImageComparison: 1/43 Scale Ford Granada Turniers by IXO and Neo by Michael, on Flickr

ImageComparison: 1/43 Scale Ford Granada Turniers by IXO and Neo by Michael, on Flickr

ImageComparison: 1/43 Scale Ford Granada Turniers by IXO and Neo by Michael, on Flickr

ImageComparison: 1/43 Scale Ford Granadas by IXO and Vanguards by Michael, on Flickr

ImageComparison: 1/43 Scale Ford Granadas by IXO, Neo, and Vanguards by Michael, on Flickr
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That does look a little small, shame because I like the model a lot.

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Tom wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:53 am
That does look a little small, shame because I like the model a lot.
It's still a nice model. Has your arrived yet?
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Not yet, my deals take a while.

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ImageNew Garage Diorama by Michael, on Flickr

Just fooling around with some British Ford models and a new diorama background garage.

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Nice, I really like that background too!

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Tom wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:41 am
Nice, I really like that background too!
As do I.
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Been looking for ages at getting one of those Granada Neo Estates - but I’m nervous now as I’ve also pre ordered the IXO versions due here soon I hope. Standing next to my Vanguard’s saloons, I’m wondering what will look the least out of place to be honest - the IXO does look rather narrow as has been said.

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