Now this is more like it.
I have mused before that I have been quite disappointed with the Kyosho 1/64 version of the Bentley Flying Spur in that it just looks a little fat and bloated for a 1/64 scale model. In fact it would not look out of place in a pile of HW, Majorette or Matchbox.
My pilgrimage to the Geneva Motor Show leads me to the diecast sellers at the tail end of the show towards the exit and there is one seller from Geneva who always has a good discount on some models for sale. In past years I would have tried to clean up on 1/43, but the size and cost is now just prohibitive.
Nay matter, the chap had Minichamps 1/64 on sale for CHF5 – which is a steal, and thus I grabbed as many examples as I could to add to the Garage.
This is a far better casting than the Kyosho effort in terms of quality, detail and effort. It is perfectly created here, with that famous brown leather interior and a detailed instrument panel. The wheels are fantastic – really, really well done. This is what a 1/64 European should look like.
Why Kyosho cannot make the effort to reach this standard, I do not know. This is definitely a Bentley that must take its place within the Garage. My gripe with Minichamps is that they don’t produce enough of this scale – which may be a good thing or I might blow all my reserves in getting the lot!