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What is your impression of Schuco?

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:48 pm
by JSB33
I saw some that looked very interesting but the pics were to small to see what sort of finish they had.

Re: What is your impression of Schuco?

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:09 pm
by Galaxy Gaz
If you buy the regular Schuco releases they are pretty good , but they also do a junior line in 1/43 which arent as good , but are considerably cheaper .
Ive had quite a few in the past , mainly Vauxhalls and Opels which I was very happy with .

Astra Mk4 DE
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Re: What is your impression of Schuco?

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:30 pm
by jinx
Although somewhat in the shade of fellow German company Minichamps, Schuco are actually a pretty good maker - sometimes the wheels are a little overscale, but. recent releases seem to have corrected this.

As Gary says, there is a much cheaper Junior range - these are really made by Hongwell / Cararama.

Opel Corsa A

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Opel Kadett D

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Their trucks are also very good - if you like '50s & '60s Germans

Hanomag Kurier Towtruck towing a Schuco Opel Olympia

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Re: What is your impression of Schuco?

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:35 pm
by JSB33
You are really trying to get me, aren't you?
I really like this set!
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Re: What is your impression of Schuco?

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:39 pm
by jinx
No Jeff, I think you've already been "got" :D