Step into the heart of Tintin’s escapades with the Armoured Car (Sumida Tank) from “The Blue Lotus,” immortalized in this 1/24 scale diecast model by Moulinsart in collaboration with Hachette. This collector’s item, larger than the 2008 1/43 scale models, vividly captures the exhilarating moment when Tintin, aided by Mr. Wang, escapes prison and commandeers the armoured car to flee the lockdown-stricken city, accompanied by a tearful Snowy.
In 2008, Moulinsart and Editions Atlas introduced a collection of diecast 1/43 scale model cars, featuring all seventy vehicles from Tintin’s adventures. Now, this new collaboration with Hachette unveils a series of 1/24 scale models – larger, more opulent, shining like the sun, with wheels that turn to captivate collectors and fans alike. The meticulous attention to detail ensures that every nuance from Hergé’s masterful pen is faithfully represented.
The Armoured Car (Sumida Tank), a standout from “The Blue Lotus,” is presented in a Perspex case adorned with an adventurous design. Each model stands at the box dimensions of 26 cm x 12 cm x 12 cm, emphasizing the larger scale of this captivating collection.
Crafted from painted metal with resin and plastic components, these diecast cars stand as artistic tributes to Hergé’s legacy. The bilingual brochure in French and English enhances the collector’s experience, providing deeper insights into the historical and artistic significance of each model. This armoured car model is a testament to Tintin’s ingenuity and the captivating scenes brought to life by Hergé.