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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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‘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.

‘We have your fighter ace and he needs a new leg’

The latest edition of our Diecast Diaries blog is now live and is full of Corgi model features and exclusives. This time, we report on how a recent Vanguards model release resulted in a British motoring icon being re-united with its creator and how a Bristol Blenheim bomber was asked to come to the aid of famous RAF fighter ace Douglas Bader. With exclusive images and all the latest Corgi model news, our latest blog is one no Corgi collector will want to miss.

Harry Potter meets the Red Baron

Even though this latest edition of our Corgi blog is a slightly abridged ‘holiday edition’, we still have plenty of exclusive new model information to bring you. We see how our development team have produced a trio of highly accurate Harry Potter film related releases for the collector and how the Aviation Archive range has just introduced a faithful scale replica of one of the Red Baron’s famous fighters to the 1/48th scale line-up. We also have exclusive images from the new Showcase F-35 Lightning II tooling in what is a comprehensive Corgi blog update.

Corgi RAF Tornado Tribute announced

With the exciting announcement of two new Corgi Aviation Archive models at the recent Royal International Air Tattoo, there really could only be one lead subject for the latest ‘Tonkatastic’ edition of our Diecast Diaries blog. If aeroplanes are not your thing, we still have something for you, as we also include the latest exclusive developments from our popular 1/50th scale Military Vehicle range and report on a rather special ‘animated’ delivery for an equally animated Mr Bean.

Corgi Armourfest and the bomber which claimed to snack on flak

The announcement of the 2019 Corgi model range included the welcome return of our 1/50th scale Military Vehicle range and in the latest edition of Diecast Diaries, we have a comprehensive update from this project, which includes a host of exclusive model, diorama and packaging images. We also feature a trio of ‘final sample images’ from models which will soon be gracing the shelves of the world’s model stores and include some rather exciting news for Aviation Archive collectors – there could very well be BIG announcement from our stand at next weekend’s Royal International Air Tattoo.

New Phantom prepares for blast off

The latest edition of Corgi Diecast Diaries includes exclusive updates from two new Aviation Archive tooling releases, the mighty British Phantom and the rugged Bristol Beaufighter. We also bring you news of our RAF Mini collection launch at the recent Cosford Airshow and ask readers to consider whether diorama images of recently released models could be an attractive feature of the Corgi website in the future. As you would expect, exclusive Corgi model images abound in the latest edition of our blog.

D-Day 75 and new Vanguards Jaguar development

The latest instalment of our Diecast Diaries blog only includes two major features this month, however, they both happen to be crackers! With the 75th Anniversary commemorations of the D-Day landings almost upon us, we take the opportunity to bring you a full review of how the Aviation Archive range will be marking this historic event, featuring an impressive collection of exclusive imagery. Also, for the first time in our blog, we bring you development details from a new Vanguards model tooling and include pictures which would never usually be seen outside of the Corgi development office. Another bumper blog edition awaits.

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