January, 2015

 

Nuremberg Toy Fair Videos

Some clips from the International Toy Fair in Germany, featuring the latest models from various manufacturers: Above: AUTOart Above: Minichamps Above: Corgi (James Bond) Above: Lego Technic


First Model Announced for 2015 Diecast Expo

Organisers have revealed the first limited edition model for the 2015 Diecast Expo will be a 1:18 Ford XY GTHO Superfalcon as run at Calder Park in 1971. It will be made by Classic Carlectables, be limited to 1000 pieces and carry an ‘expo attendee’ price of $230. from the PR blurb: “Ford ran a program of producing two race specific Falcon’s to compete with the overseas cars that were dominating the Australian Touring car scene. One car went to big Pete Geoghegan and the other to Alan Moffat. ThisRead More


Review: Williams FW05 – Warwick Brown

If you’re a collector of Aussies in F1, Warwick Brown’s Williams FW05 should be in your collection. Here’s my review of Spark’s version.


F1 Tobacco Conversions

A selection of before and after shots of 1:43 Spark Formula One models and the naughty ciggie decals that come packed underneath the plinth:  


Mini Cooper S – Price/Keable (Code 3 Dinky conversion)

Mini Cooper S - Price/Keable. Code 3 using a Dinky donor.

This project for a mate was on the back burner for far too long – converting a Dinky Mini Cooper S to resemble the car that David Price raced in Australia.      


Stunning 1:12 Lego F1s

Formula One cars built from Lego

You might already be familiar with Tamiya’s excellent 1:12 scale F1 kits. Well, Carl Greatrix of bricktrix has built his own Ferrari, Brabham and Renault Grand Prix cars based off those kits – but he used LEGO! Many more photos of these models (build diaries), plus a stack of other items Carl has built from Lego, can be found HERE.


New Year Releases from Models56

Ford Landau

Models56 have just released some new 1:43 resin models, all with numbered certificates and in very low productions numbers. View the photos and list of new items