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Posted October 3, 2016 by f1nut in Diecast models
 
 

1:43 diecast review: Centauria F1 collection

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centauria f1 collection

Back in August, I posted a review of the 1:43 Brazilian Champions Eaglemoss series – another inexpensive 1:43 diecast series is being currently being sold in Australia via a fortnightly series. Italian and UK readers will have seen these models distributed last year in their countries.

The first model in the series is the McLaren Honda MP4/4 mounted on a plastic sloped track circuit diorama base.  Included with each model is an 20 page foldout of brief history of Senna- McLaren 1988 season and also a simple technical breakdown of the MP4/4 engine and chassis. As you can see the introductory price for first model was AUD4.99 (approx EUR3.50/USD3.80/GBP3)!

Although the model looks very plastic up and the livery paintwork is a little uneven in parts – the main chassis is diecast metal.

Centauria are an Italian company specialising in serial release collectibles. In Italy, Centauria are advertising the 1971 STP March 711 in 1:43 scale, which previously has only been mass produced by Quartzo and Spark.

Future cars in the series include:

  • 1977 Lauda Ferrari 312T2
  • 2014 Hamilton Mercedes W05
  • 1992 Mansell Williams Renault FW14B
  • 1972 Fittipaldi Lotus 72D
  • 2002 Schumacher Ferrari F2002
  • 2009 Button Brawn BGP001
  • 1984 Senna Toleman TG184
  • 2005 Alonso Renault R25
  • 2013 Vettel RedBull Racing RB9
  • 1991 Schumacher Jordan 191
  • 1981 Piquet Brabham BT49B

The Ferrari 312T2 looks reasonably similar to previous Hotwheels 1:43 efforts.

If you are a beginner collector on a small budget and you’re not fussed with models without the driver figure and helmet – the Centauria diecasts are worth a look.

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