September, 2015

 

Videos: 2015 Diecast Model Expo

Videos of some of the new release models on display at the 2015 Diecast Model Expo in Penrith on the weekend. Some nice looking items in this lot! Apex Replicas Biante Classic Carlectables ARMCO/Models56 Trax Ace Model Cars “Show Specials”      


Trax / Top Gear Releases For Next 6 Months

Top Gear have published their planned new releases for the next 6 months. To their credit, they’ve got some some desirable models coming up. It’s just a pity about their current pricing, otherwise I’d be getting a couple of these. The GTF 351 would be top of the list, but I have no desire to buy it in a twin pack that includes a model I already have. The company has also announced a new series of models – Beer Trucks! I reckon these could be a big hit ifRead More


The Latest Parcel

These four gems arrived from Apex a few days ago – a couple of lesser known F1s, a controversial Indy racer and Russell’s last (fulltime) ride. Each will be the subject of a review in the coming days/weeks.          


More Special Models for Diecast Expo

Some additional ‘special offer’ models have been announced for the Diecast Expo. Firstly, ACE Models have produced this replica of the Holden Precision Driving Team Commodores from the early 80s. The VH SS is 1/43 resin and includes the ‘missing decals’. 300 will be produced at $99.95 each.   Secondly, ACE Models have done a 1:64 scale Mad Max twin set – the colourful MFP 4-door XB and Max’s famous black hardtop version. The packaging depicts the cars sitting on a road stretching back to the horizon. Production is 1000Read More


New Announcements / Releases

Some new stuff that’s recently been announced: Top Gear/Trax This 1980 Statesman WB Caprice in Nutmeg Metallic is a desirable model that would appeal to many. Being a Select Series release, it is made to order, and orders close 15 October. Release will be in November. Trax Code: TSS12, it will sell for $159 inc P&H. And for that reason, I won’t be getting one. $160 bucks for a 1/43? Err… No. Also from Trax is a 1/43 version of the Holden LE Coupe. Again, another great subject, but aRead More


Getting Back into the Swing of Things

Things have been rather slow on the modelling front due to a change of address earlier this year and all the stuff that takes priority with a move. My two cabinets have recently been setup, so hopefully over the next few weeks I’ll be able to start putting some of the collection back on display. I’m also hoping to get back into doing some kit building and code-3ing over the next month or so.