Scale Models  

A page for models of Sporting Reliants by Pathfinder, Corgi, Mikandsue, Oxford Models etc some of Dave Poole's collection.............  Enjoy!!!!




Oxford Models have now released a third model.  It's another GTE, but it is based loosely on my very own Scimitar WRK 99G!!

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I am pleased to say that Oxford Diecast Models have recently released a 1/76 scale model Scimitar GTE, which is available in either Nevada Yellow or Airforce Blue (as Princess Anne's Scimitar).

  They are nice models at a very affordable price.  The current retail price is around 3.49 so they should sell very well!!  They are already on sale at Oxford Diecast Models and all good model shops and of course eBay.

Above: Pictures of the new 1/76 scale Scimitar GTE courtesy of Oxford Models

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Above: My Oxford Diecast Scimitar (click to enlarge)

Many thanks to Adrienne Fuller and team for producing these wonderful models!




These models of the Ogle Reliant Scimitar GTE was produced by the Mettoy Company Limited in 1970 and was based on the one off Ogle Scimitar GTE built for the 1968 Motorshow.

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Above: The real Ogle Scimitar GTE

OK, just when I thought I had all the models I find out about another couple!!

There were four six slightly different versions:  light blue with 5 spoke silver wheels, light blue with 10 spoke silver wheels, light blue with black wheels, white with black wheels, white with silver wheels and dark blue with black wheels.  According to collectors there were a few early models with the word Britain spelt incorrectly on the base  (it was spelt Britian).

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Above: Corgi Junior Whizzwheels Reliant Ogle Scimitar GTE - Version 1: light blue with silver 5 spoke wheels

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Above: Corgi Junior Whizzwheels Reliant Ogle Scimitar GTE - Version 2: light blue with silver 10 spoke wheels


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Above: Corgi Junior Whizzwheels Reliant Ogle Scimitar GTE - Version 3: light blue with black wheels


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Above: Corgi Junior Whizzwheels Reliant Ogle Scimitar GTE - Version 3: white with black wheels

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Above: Corgi Junior Whizzwheels Reliant Ogle Scimitar GTE - Version 3: white with silver wheels

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Above: Corgi Junior Whizzwheels Reliant Ogle Scimitar GTE Version 4 (dark blue with black wheels).  I spotted this one recently on a Corgi collectors forum, but never seen one before.


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Above: This is what the CORGI JUNIORS WHIZZWHEELS model looks like from different angles.

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Above: I decided to do a body off restoration on my scruffy blue Ogle Scimitar model and respray it in beige with gold wheels just like the original Ogle Scimitar GTE :o)



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Above: Echoes Models Kit - not quite finished building it yet

Barry Dickens produced this very nice models made from resin.  Rumour has it that Barry will be producing more of these models to order sometime in the future.




These miniature models are made in England from a mixture of polyester resin and aluminium powder, giving an beautiful authentic pewter finish.  The Reliant Scimitar GT, GTE and SS1's are available through the Reliant Sabre and Scimitar Owners Club or can be bought through Ebay.

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Above: AUTOSCUPLT Pewter effect 1/92 models.  

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Above:  AUTOSCUPLT also do a bigger pewter effect 1/32 scale model of the Scimitar GTE is also available through Ebay




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Above:  I finally managed to get one of these rare models for my own collection!   This soft white metal 1/43 model kit  (Grand Tourisme Kit 19) of the Scimitar GT was based on a the straight six model.  Like the GTE models, these are very rare and rarely turn up in their original kit form.

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Above: Example of fully built and painted model




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Above:  1/43 (Grand Tourismo Kit 13).  This soft white metal model Scimitar GTE SE5a was based on a 1973 model.  These have become very collectable and they rarely turn up in their original kit form.




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Above: This very limited edition Reliant Scimitar SS1 set is number 24 of only 30 made.




Pathfinder models are among the most desirable models to collect.  They are very well detailed.  The Reliant Scimitar GTE was produced in two colours.  A nevada yellow and blue car were produced in limited numbers.  The production of these models was only 300 in each colour.  This has made these models very sought after.  They appear on Ebay occasionally and prices range from 100 to 250 for a mint model in its original box.

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Above: 1/43 Pathfinder Model Scimitar GTE SE5a (Pathfinder Model 5)


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Above: Scimitar GTE in Nevada Yellow

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Above: Scimitar GTE in Blue



"This is different concept in the presentation of scale model vehicles.  Instead of showing the usual high level of detail, this range of models presents the vehicles in their basic form.  All are made to the standard collector's scale of 1/43 so that they can sit alongside other products at the same scale.  Each model carries a serial number and is accompanied by a certificate of that number.  Different people have described them in different ways, such as sculptures or being like the original clay model that the vehicle manufacturers make as part of their development programmes"

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Above: Resin Model of the Reliant Scimitar GTE

These are available and retail at 35.00 each (plus postage and packaging).  If you are interested in a model, then please contact David Rootes via email:

Visit David's website for his other creations



Other Models not in my collection include:

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Above: Echoes Models. Models produced included a Scimitar GTC and  a Scimitar Sabre.

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Above: Berolina Coupe


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