here is a list of MV Agusta models. (A) denotes assembly required.
Minichamps and Protar/Italeri are by far the best and also the most expensive. Minichamps $150 AUD and Italeri $80 AUD. The classic 750 S by Revell are both high quality but are no longer in production and expect to pay around $40-50 USD The others cost between $5 and $20 with the price reflecting the quality. It's worth shopping around, including ebay, as prices can vary wildly.
It should be noted that Protar was purchased by Italeri a few years ago and Italeri have re released some of the Protar models in Italeri packaging. Original Protar models can fetch higher prices than the same Italeri. Minichamps are limited production runs but they have done a second production run where demand requires.
There are a few models which may be missing (possibly an Ixo/Altaya race bike and Protar Junior).
1:12 750 S Minichamps #19
1:12 750 S 1969 Revell
1:12 750 S 1970 full fairing Revell
1:22 750 S America Ixo/Altaya
1:22 750 GT Polistil (or something like that)
1:32 175 Disco Volante NewRay
1:32 600 4C NewRay
1:32 175 Disco Volante NewRay
I agree Maisto is the better Choice for 1:18 than New Ray. New Ray looks pretty Cheesy, the Proportion are not right (for an example the rear view mirrors are as large as the Tank) and honesatly I can't recommend them. IMO they are wasted Money.
I believe IXO is having also MV Agusta F4 but I believe only 1:24 and they look pretty good either.
1:9 Scale has the Best F4's to offer. As kit I would say Revell and Italieri. This leaves the Option to build Your own F4. Italieri has olso build models of the F4.
And really don't go for the first model you see, probably New Ray, You will be disappointed. I know what I'm talking about, because I collect 1/43 Formula 1 hand build models. I have all the World Champion Cars and almost every Ferrari. About 160 Pieces.
So where to buy? Use google and search for MV Agusta Die Cast. Or browse trough ebay. You can find ton's of F4's from New Ray and from Time to Time also the better models. So good Luck !
i ve just bought Welly mv agusta f4S from a gas station.it s a 1:18 and i only paid 6 bucks for it.i was lucky too find it..just browsing through the diecast section when i saw it..looks pretty good..working back suspension...all the right decals in the right places and even mirrors that you can't see out of..they even got the headlight glass right..on the box it says that it s approved by mv agusta..now i am busy playing with it ::f4::yo:
I've bought a F4 Oro a couple of years ago from Protar. If my memory is correct this model wasn't cheap but at the time details were good. Since then diecast has moved on, with better paint and detailing.
This year, look out for MV Agusta F4 Tamburini and Ago from Minichamps in 1/12. I already have some Ducatis from the same modelmaker and detailing is very good (they weigh a lot more also). Prices should be according to the quality, think +120.00 $ in the US in the UK Grand Prix Legends quote a price of £64.95
thanks bart,the quality of the parts isn't that good..the paint is awful for eg..but i like the fact that they we're very accurate in theyr reproduction..in the train department i have a full Jouef train set which i had since i was a kid..now it just fills the closet space.. i saw some minichamp die casts in a specialised shop a while ago..they looked really nice..but i can't really afford them right now...my hands need a new pair of gloves
I have to confess to being a big kid with a collection of 1:12 diecast replicas. Most of them are signed by the person that made the real thing famous. They are all Minichamp. The quality - and price - of the Minichamps far outstrip pretty well anything else available. The F4 Minichamp is due this year, sometime! I have one on order, an order I placed four months ago.
To give an idea of the quality, this is an example of Moto GP Honda.