Listing over 740 models this book, containing over 160 pages in full colour, is a quality production
printed on art paper in hard back form. |
It is the first major work on the ever-popular Exclusive First Editions range and is totally up to date . It covers the entire history, from the tentative launch and production of the first models in 1989, to the six series which make up the range today. Listings for not only these but commission and Gift Set models are included, right up to the December 1997 releases. In addition these are illustrated in full colour, helping to identify all the models which were made, as well as some that were not. The book also shows a selection of "Code 3" models that demonstrate what else can be achieved with ingenuity and only a little skill.
The book describes in detail, the production process from planning and selecting a vehicle to model, through the research and development methods and on through the full manufacturing, painting and decoration process. It illustrates with colour photographs some of the over size master patterns in wood and plastic and the solid resin models which are part of the planning and production process.
It also features the real vehicles from which the models are derived and sets out thumb nail
sketches not only of the history of these, but also identifies the larger fleets in which they appear
in model form. |
It is, as the name implies, the definitive guide to the entire 1:76 scale diecast model range from Exclusive First Editions.
Printed bilingually in full, (so as the content remains unaffected), in both English and Chinese, this essential work is published by Northcord International of Hong Kong.