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Diecast Diaries

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Welcome to Corgi Die-cast Diaries, an exciting new addition to the Corgi website where every month we will be taking you behind-the-scenes of the Corgi Product Development department, tracking the development of Corgi models often many months before they are released.

 

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Corgi Week Day 5 – ‘Mi Amigo’ research breaking new ground

The final day of ‘Corgi Week’ and it’s the turn of our Aviation Archive range, where we will be focussing on one very special model. Benefitting from a fascinating selection of exclusive images, we will see how the Corgi design team have unearthed new information relating to the presentation of a WWII bomber made famous by media coverage during 2019. We will also see how this new information will be incorporated in a spectacular new 1/72nd scale Boeing B-17G release, which is now only a few short weeks away.

Corgi Week Day 4 – Vanguards Jaguar is purrfect addition

We are very much on the home straight of our inaugural ‘Corgi Week’ now, but we will not be ending before we have spent a little quality blog time with some real Corgi heavyweights. Day 4 is all about the Vanguards range of 1/43rd scale vehicle models, as we focus on a trio of newly tooled models which will soon be delighting thousands of model collectors. We also have our fourth competition to enter, with a unique model prize awaiting our lucky winner.

Corgi Week Day 3 - A midweek model release update

We already find ourselves at day THREE of ‘Corgi Week’ and in this latest blog, we will be bringing you an exclusive update on some of the models which are currently winging their way to our warehouse and will be in you display cabinets in no time. We look at a beast of a model which is about to slip into the long list of 'unavailable' previous Corgi releases and test your brain power once more with the latest addition to the Corgi competitions page.

Corgi Week Day 2 – Collecting kids rule

Day Two of ‘Corgi Week’ and this time it’s the turn of our younger collectors. We are also delighted to introduce you to the newest member of the Corgi team, our new Assistant Brand Manager Meg Atkinson-Chance. Meg has decided to dive straight in and kindly offered to produce this latest blog. Meet Meg and find out some of her views on the collecting hobby, as she takes a look at some of the high quality model ranges we have created with the younger collector in mind.

Corgi Week 2020 Day 1 – Military Legends go to war

Day 1 of ‘Corgi Week’ and we embark on five consecutive days of Corgi blogs by taking a slightly alternative look at our Military Legends range and posing the rather thought provoking question, ‘Would you ever consider weathering one of your diecast models?’ We also have news of a new competition, with a fantastic 1/50th scale model of a Battle of the Bulge Sherman Tank up for grabs.

British motoring icon to become a future Vanguards classic

Calling all Corgi Vanguards collectors, along with current/previous owners of Ford’s iconic XR3i or RS Turbo ‘hot hatches’. Have you ever wondered how the Corgi designers take a classic British motor vehicle and turn it into a highly detailed 1:43rd scale diecast collectable? In the latest edition of Diecast Diaries, we will guide you through the process and bring you exclusive development images from the latest classic addition to this popular range. We will also see how our Aviation Archive range has effectively charted the development of German aircraft through two world wars and end by showcasing the models that our readers simply could not be without.

‘Fist of the Fleet’ Corgi style

The latest edition of Corgi Diecast Diaries is quite literally bursting with exclusive content and new model development information. We begin by looking at the fascinating work done by the Corgi team to introduce one of the world’s most successful post war jet aircraft to the Aviation Archive range, before moving on to see how a style icon from the 1950s and 60s is destined to become a future Vanguards favourite. As most of us are currently at home with our families and model collections, we are also offering blog readers the opportunity to star in a future edition of Diecast Diaries, by showing us your favourite Corgi model.

Beautiful new Brisfit advances

The latest bumper edition of Diecast Diaries is packed full of exclusive new model images and the latest news from the wonderful world of Corgi. Our headline feature checks in on the development progress of the spectacular new 1/48th scale Bristol Fighter, as we see how the Corgi design team are progressing with this high profile addition to the Aviation Archive Great War aircraft range. In addition to this, we have biplanes, monoplanes, helicopters, cars and tanks in what is another feature packed edition of our blog.

Is this Corgi’s most impressive model ever?

Even though we are only a few weeks into the new year, several of the new models announced in the Corgi 2020 range are already either in stock or due for imminent release. In the latest edition of Diecast Diaries, we look at a selection of these new models and ask the rather bold question, ‘Is one of these early releases the most impressive Corgi model ever produced?’

New Corgi range to herald the start of a new diecast decade

With the Christmas holidays now just a distant memory, the first edition of Diecast Diaries at the start of this new decade attempts to erase the pain of returning to work by bringing our readers details of the recently announced 2020 Corgi model range. We take a look at some of the range highlights and see which models will be gracing our display cabinets over the coming year.

The first ruler of the skies

All of the world’s most famous fighter aircraft, including the Supermarine Spitfire and the English Electric Lightning, can trace their lineage to one ground-breaking aircraft which first appeared over the trenches of the Western Front during the summer of 1915. In the latest edition of Diecast Diaries, we have an exclusive development review of the new 1/48th scale Fokker Eindecker and see how the Corgi team have immortalised this important aircraft in the popular Aviation Archive range.

Arresting new Vanguard and Beaufighter exclusives

Have you ever wondered how a new Vanguards livery suggestion project comes to life and the rather challenging work which goes on behind the scenes? In the latest edition of Diecast Diaries, we attempt to give you a modelling insight into the selection and production of hand-decorated sample models from a future Vanguards range, a process which we think will surprise many readers. We also have our usual collection of exclusive model images, as we provide updates on our new Vanguards Jaguars, Aviation Archive Beaufighter and space race Sikorski.

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