Paul's Model Art
Paul's Model Art have produced Formula 1
Minichamps since the early 1990's. The
early 'Road Box' models had less detail than
today with items such as mirrors being
ignored for ease of manufacture.
Over the years the quality and detail of their Formula One models has
improved to the high standard that we see today.
The following teams will be represented by Pauls Model Art for the 2015
Formula One season: - Force India, Lotus, McLaren, Mercedes, Red Bull,
Sauber, Toro Rosso & Williams
|View the Official Minichamps website (English version).
World Champions Collection
Minichamps produce 1/43 diecast replicas
of Formula 1 World Championship drivers
and cars with their "World Champions
The collection is generally very sought after
by collectors and sells out quickly after
release, resulting in elevated prices on the second hand market.
|View the World Champions Collection
Rare/Hard to Find 1/43 F1 Minichamps
At present, the Michael Schumacher
MSC No:17 Benetton B195 Grand Prix
France 1995 is the most valuable of all the
1/43 F1 Minichamps.
The model has sold for over £1500 but can be found cheaper & has been
known to go for the modest sum of £500.
The MSC No:17 was withdrawn from the market place and replaced by the
MSC No:24. There does not appear to be an official reason given for this,
however, it has been noted that the MSC No:17 uses the B195/1 body
style which incorporates the 'double hump' air box when in actual fact the
Benetton should be the B195/2 with the normal airbox, view here, which
was run at the 1995 French Grand Prix.
The MSC No:17 was a limited run of 1995 pieces, however, only a fraction
of this amount has made it to the market place which is the reason for the
elevated price. It is not actually known whether of not the full production
run was ever completed and if so what became of the other models.
|View Rare/Hard to Find 1/43 F1 Minichamps.