A new resin model manufacturer has announced some exciting new models, sure to please collectors of 1:43 scale classic British cars.

The first in the new series under the branding Silas Models have just been released and are:

1963 Triumph Herald 1200 Coupe in two-tone Lichfield Green and White with Matador Red upholstery, limited to just 300 pieces

1960 Sunbeam Rapier II in a choice of three different duo-tone colour finishes, limited to 100 pieces of each.

Priced at £64 each, plus £4 p&p, these models  can now be ordered from newly appointed UK distributor British Heritage Models (tel. 01244 320761 or email bhm-uk@talktalk.net).

Other models currently in development and scheduled for release later this year include:

* 1959 Wolseley 15/60

* 1962 Riley 4/Seventy Two

* 1962 MG Magnette

* 1965 Jensen C-V8

* 1969 Austin Maxi 1500

You can find out more in the next issue of Model Collector, on sale August 17, where we'll be running an interview with Frédéric Cros, the man behind Silas Models, and you'll also be able to view early mock-ups of the Wolseley, the Riley 4/Seventy Two and the MG Magnette.

Also revealed are the models on the drawing board for 2012.