I'm quite confident that in modest price range Brumm would be the best source for Moss-related models. But easiest way to add models to the list would definitely be if you write down a list of those 20 models you already have and the others you know about and then we'd be pleased to add the others...
I have 21 specifically Moss models in 1:43rd scale (plus some others in other scales, notably a 1:18 model of each time he won in the 300slr, with the steering wheels where necessary converted from four-spoke to three-spoke).
1950 Jaguar XK120 # 7 in pale green – RAC TT Dundrod 1950 - repaint of Brumm No 26 Silverstone with added tonneau.
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I believe there to be only two of these in the world. I have one and Moss has the other – although I have seen on a Jaguar website a picture of a period-produced one-off, scale unknown.
1951 Jaguar XK120 #26 Silverstone – the original silver Brumm from which the above was fashioned.
1951 HWM # 7 – Dinky repaint
1952 BRM v16 - #8 Ulster GP – Crescent repaint
1952 Jaguar XKC # 7 RAC TT Dundrod – repaint of a Brumm non-Moss car. Another unique model?
1953 Jaguar C-type # 17 – Le Mans - Brumm;
1953 Jaguar C-type # 619 – Mille Miglia – Brumm;
1953 Jaguar C-type longtail # 17 – Le Mans – Brumm;
1954 Jaguar D-type # 12 Le Mans – Brumm (but not truly accurate, it being a fudge-up of their long-nose casting);
1954 Jaguar D-type # 14 – Rheims - Brumm (see above)
1954 Jaguar D-type # 20 OKV 3 RAC TT Dundrod – self-assembled SMTS kit of a ’54 short-nose with special numbers. I believe this model to be unique. It also gives me a full-house of Moss’s appearances in a D-type, my own favourite sports-racer of the period.
1955 Merc W196 # 12 – British GP – Brumm
1955 Merc 300slr 722 – Mille Miglia – Brumm
1955 Merc 300slr # 19 – Le Mans – Brumm;
1955 Merc 300slr # 10 RAC TT Dundrod – self-assembled SMTS kit modified to show rear body damage after the tyre-burst. Two in the world: I have one, Moss has the other.
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(Moss also has another version, part of a four-car one-off set he bought at auction some years ago.)
1955 Merc W196 streamliner #20 – tested by Moss at Monza but never raced. Maker unknown.
1957 Maserati 450s # 537 Mille Miglia – a really lovely little model by Bang.
1958 Vanwall # 26 Italian GP – Brumm
1959 Cooper T51 # 14 Italian GP – Brumm
1960 – Lotus 19 # 7 Luguna Seca – Quartzo – purchased primarily because this was the car in which he made his decision to retire.
1961 – Maserati Birdcage Tipo 60/61 # 7 – Cuban GP - a really lovely dePrado model.
The percipient will notice that most of the above are by Brumm, which tells you all you need to know about my budget and buying habits. The next on my list to acquire is the Costin-bodied 1956 Le Mans Maserati coupe – just because it is so hideous – and Barry Boor is very kindly prepping for me a UDT-livery BRM. The next build-project will probably be the SMTS kit 1952 BRM V16 as raced in the 1952 Ulster GP, to replace the Crescent. St Martins offer an already-made version, but at £99 that is about double my price ceiling and about 5 times what I would be comfortable paying.
Doug Nye lists no fewer than 82 different types driven by Moss in his career – and not even the GMH has a model of every one - so I appreciate I have a long way to go. I do not have the budget – and I doubt I have the will – to acquire every one myself (why would you?). I try to find a personal connection with each car as well: I saw Moss in it; I have since seen it restored; Moss has told me an anecdote concerning it; something like that.
It is kind of RCH and anyat to offer me their brochures, but as much as anything I was hoping to generate a discussion of what others already have – especially anything unusual. All the same, I could well be tempted by something to represent the very start of his career, in the 500cc Cooper or Keift though if these are made-up SMTS kits they will be beyond my self-imposed budget limits.
Edited by Mal9444, 17 January 2011 - 16:36.