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Cararama 1/43 scale

Post  Marty B on Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:46 am

A while ago I bought some of the Hongwell Cararama 1/43 cars. I bought a mk1 Cortina, Mk1 Capri and Mk1 Escort. They arent bad models for the price, but masking & printing isn't up to decent standards. They aren't bad for between £5 & £6 though.
Capri mk1

Cortina mk1

Escort Mk1
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Re: Cararama 1/43 scale

Post  LEEPARKS on Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:34 pm

The thing I like about caramara cars is that they seem to pay attention to the wheels and wheel trims and look far more authentic than most.

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Post  Marty B on Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:38 pm

I'm thinking about 'weathering' the Mk1 Cortina at some point, as it has a chunk out of the right hand rear wheel arch, which I'm tempted to fill with a bit of blu tac, and add some rustiness around it, and along the rest of the car..If I make a bog of it, well its only a cheapy
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Post  105E on Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:25 pm

An Anglia to add to the Ford's, I think I prefer the Capri to be honest, loving the wheels Cool



Oxford and Hongwell on the box, Oxford distributing these now? pirat

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p.s. MK1 (whats that all about!!!!)
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Post  Marty B on Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:26 pm

I tried to swap the axles over to the Escort but they were too wide. With a bit of time & fettling they could be made to fit without a doubt. They arent bad for the price though.
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Post  Marty B on Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:27 pm

Oxford have been responsible for Cararama for yonks Smile Its Hongwell who make the Oxfords.
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Post  105E on Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:58 pm

Never too old to learn Embarassed just takes a bit longer Shocked suppose I should have twigged that ah well, cheers for the info.

as for the Capri wheels, would look great on the Escort, been thinking about having a go at a period modded Anglia, a cheap way of giving it a shot?
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Post  Marty B on Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:00 pm

Aye when you think abour it..A bit of trimming with a craft knife here & there and possibly a bit of pressure from the insides to stretch the arches a bit..
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Post  Marty B on Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:26 pm

Another Cararama 1/43 I picked up recently, An Austin Cambridge for £4
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