updates relevant to my personal collection
Here’s the full build diary for converting a Biante plain white donor VR Commodore to Lee Holdsworth’s 2017 V8 Supercar.
The RA272 was Honda’s first Formula One race winner, Richie Ginther taking victory at the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix. This is how I built Tamiya’s 1:20 scale version.
Having done a couple of Tamiya kits in a row, it was time to do something different. I’m led to believe this is a fairly rare item from the JapaneseRead More
The next kit to build was selected from the stash simply because it was sitting on top of all the others! Tamiya’s 1:20 scale Lola Indycar in road course configuration. ThisRead More
New technology, manufacturing methods and materials sees the model cars of today a superior product compared to those of the past. Case in point are these Wolf and Brabham FormulaRead More
One of the aims of my personal collection is to have a model of each Indianapolis 500 winner. At the time of writing, that’s 100 cars! With the models I own,Read More
Biante has been busy punching out more 1:43 scale V8 Supercars over the past 6 months or so. This has been a combination of catching up on production that wasRead More
Spark has been churning out the occasional old-school NASCAR stock car racer over the years and have done several Daytona 500 winners. I acquired the 1960 (Junior Johnson, Chev Impala)Read More
With factories going bust in China (or whatever the reason was), there has not been much in the way of 1:43 V8 Supercar models for the past couple of years.Read More
Note: seems I forgot to publish this review when I wrote it about 6+ months ago… Classics Carlectables FG Falcons from 2014 These are par-for-the-course V8Supercars from Classic Carlectables;Read More
Models of Australian drivers who competed overseas would be a great collection theme and would make a significant and interesting display, even if it was just F1 cars. While IRead More
Spark recently did a run of 500 pieces of Jim Richards’ Group A 1985 Australian Touring Car Championship winning BMW 635CSi (Spark item # AS017). When the 6-cylinder Bavarian bulletRead More
If only we could have the standard Spark plinth utilise the Minichamps stackable case… I like the way Spark models have a rather straightforward display plinth – model neatlyRead More
I picked this up on ebay the other day – a model of the winner of the first ever IRL (Indy Racing League) race, the Indy 200 at Walt DisneyRead More
Ertl’s 1998 G-Force IRL Indycar of Robbie Buhl isn’t a great collectable. But it is cheap and colourful! Read the Quick Review.