The second of two scale models this week is a beautiful 1:18 scale model of a 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 from Oxford Diecast. The company has previously offered such a model in their 1:43 range.

This is the first KR200 ‘bubble’ car to be sold under Oxford’s name with just a Far East maker producing and marketing such a model hitherto.

Available in four colours, with Royal Blue, Black and White joining the Light Blue version shown here.

I like the high level of detail here with the chrome masking/plating exterior detail looking exceptionally good against the paintwork. The interior seating and flooring and pale blue dashboard complete the look. The clear roof would give the driver and tandem passenger a panoramic view under the equally blue summer skies.

Only 40,000 models were made in real life and the ‘Schmitty’ is now highly collectable – at a price to match. A good reason to buy this delightful and nostalgic little replica!

Available now at £33.95 from ENDS.