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So what do I need to do?
Below is a quick guide to help you when sending in information to us, bear in mind it is only a guide, what in an 'ideal world' we would like when receiving information. We know that it is not always possible to have oodles of information on a vehicle, but whatever insight, images or info you can give us, will help greatly and may increase the chances that your vehicle gets produced!
Do you have a vehicle that you would like to see made into 1:76 scale Exclusive First Editions model?
Many enthusiasts have a favourite vehicle that they would like to see turned in to a scale model. Perhaps it's something you remember from your childhood or even a vehicle you've lavished many an hour lovingly restoring? Well, why not tell us all about it, providing its a vehicle (casting) in our range you might just have what we are looking for. We are always looking for authentic information and though we make no guarantee that the model will go into production but if it's something we really like you might just be in luck!
Obviously, it would be great to have full-colour pictures of the vehicle in question, but we realise that this is not always possible and any image will be helpful. If you only have black and white images, please could you state all the colours of the different parts of the vehicle and any adverts (if known).
If you sourced your images from books or magazines then please photocopy the image and try to reference where you found it. Also if your images were found online then a web address so that we can locate them would be great.
When Taking Photographs:
If your chosen vehicle is still available to photograph that's great, here are some tips to make sure you get the most from your photos.
If you are using a digital camera put it on its highest resolution setting so the image is as detailed as possible. When sending us these images we would ask for a copy of the original file from your camera so it has not been changed in any way on a computer as some programs reduce the quality of the images and burned to a CD. Ideally, we would rather you sent us the images on CD as printing loses allot of detail, but if that is the only way you have of sending the images to us, then that's fine.
We would like to have at least one photograph of the vehicle taken from the following angles; square on is preferable but not essential
Additional Photographs of:
Colours & Paint Samples
If you're able to supply a paint sample then that is wonderful. The best way to send us this would be to paint it onto metal or glossy card (e.g. Cornflakes packet) we prefer you to use a glossy card as the normal card will absorb some of the paint distorting the colour, so painting onto glossy card will give us a truer colour to work from.
Also if the vehicle has the same colours as used on an Exclusive First Editions models you already own then please reference that as it will be a huge help.
PLEASE NOTE: During the transition period following the Bachmann acquisition of Exclusive First Editions this service will be temporarily on hold.