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V8s Galore!

FG-X Falcon V8 Supercars from Apex, plus the Nissans and a Volvo, released at the end of last year.

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. Well, that’s all changed in 2016! Both Apex and Biante have been busy churning out multiple releases over the past 6 months or so. Apex Vs Biante The models from both manufacturers are, generally, pretty darn good. One could argue the Apex models are a little more refined and detailed, however several of the pieces I’ve bought are let downRead More


Review: 2014 Pepsi MAX Falcons

2014 Pepsi MAX Ford Falcon Bathurst winner - Chaz Mostert & Paul Morris

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; sealed body with no interior. Lots of collectors don’t like them because of that, but at $39, I don’t mind too much. The livery is complex decalling, so the finish is not particularly glossy (Edit: a quick run over with a soft cloth does improve the finish quite a bit – both models had some weird residue all over them).Read More


Classics Launch New Diecast ‘RepliCars’ Range

Classic Carlectables have launched a new brand – Diecast RepliCars. The first model in the range is a 1:18 2-door XP Falcon. The company made the announcement in the latest newsletter (#64, April-June 2016), which can be downloaded HERE. In addition to the XP there are some nice 1:18 race cars in the publication – ’72 Bob Jane Camaro, ’80 Kevin Bartlet Camaro, ’76 Goss/Richards Barthurst XB, ’73 Geoghegan Charger and triple eight Engineering’s 2016 V8 Supercars. The only 1:43 scale news is the fact that all three Triple 8Read More


Classic Carlectables Jan-Mar Newsletter

Classic Carlectables’ January-March 2016 newsletter, #63, is now online. Download the full PDF version from the CC website HERE (or click the pics below for larger versions).


Classics Confirm 2015 Bathurst winner In All 3 Scales

Classic Carlectables has confirmed the 2015 Bathurst winning Red Bull Commodore of Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards will be produced in all three scales – 1/64, 1/43 and 1/18. Additionally, all 3 will be manufactured in diecast and include certificate of authenticity.


Apex Falcon & Ferrari Announcements

Late last month, Apex Replicas announced they were ready to produce the 2015 range of Prodrive Racing Australia FG-X Falcon V8 Supercars, plus the 2014 Bathurst 12-hour winning Ferrari 458 Italia GT3. 2015 Prodrive Racing Australia – Ford FG X Four versions of the PRA Ford FG X V8 Supercar will be made – the two Pepsi MAX cars of Mark Winterbottom and Chaz Mostert, the Bottle-O David Reynolds car, plus the FG-X Launch version. All four will be produced in 1:18 (diecast with sealed body) and 1:43 (resin).  Read More


Biante’s Bathurst Collectors Night

communication from Biante Biante Model Cars are very pleased to announce the 2015 Bathurst Collector’s night. This year our Collector’s Night will be held on Thursday the 8th of October from 6pm to 9:30pm at a new venue in the centre of town. We have some very special past and present motorsport superstars attending this year. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of his 1995 Tooheys 1000 Bathurst Win, the legendary Larry Perkins will be attending. Larry Perkins certainly needs no introduction. The self-taught engineer took himself all the way toRead More


Mixed News Briefs

Various modelling updates… Huge 1:12 Scale Bathurst Winner Apex Replicas will have the 2013 Bathurst winner (Mark Winterbottom/Steven Richards Pepsi MAX FG Falcon) produced in resin in huge 1:12 scale, available later this year. Apex say the closed body-shell resin model is produced from original CAD data supplied by Prodrive Racing Australia and will be built to order. They expect around  300 pieces, but the actual numbers will be confirmed when orders close. The model measures approximately 410mm long and 158mm wide. RRP $450. F1 World Champions Collection Here’s aRead More


Classic Carlectables April-June Newsletter

A number of 1:18 announcements are contained in the latest Classic Carlectables newsletter, #60 April-June 2015. The company plans a run of 1000 Jamie Whincup Red Dust Darwin BA Falcons from 2008!?! The Brock items will surely prove popular, while the only 1:43 news is some info about the 2015 Triple-eight Red Bull Commodores. Newsletter images below, or download the PDF from Classics HERE.


New Stuff from Trax, Biante & Models56

Paint sample of an upcoming new release from Trax

A number of new announcements and updates on new product over the past week. Trax Top Gear revealed via social media a “1st colour sample” of a Holden LE Coupe (the HX 308 GTS with gold honeycomb wheels). It will be a limited run of just 600 items, in resin. They won’t reveal the scale, but logic would suggest 1:43 (I mean, why would you do it in a larger scale when Classic Carlectables pumped out 3600 of them in 1:18 a few years back?). The real car now hasRead More


The List of Dinkum Classics

A member over on the Biante Forum was looking for a list of the models that Dinkum Classics had produced. Many years ago, such a list was sent to me…


Brock Bathurst VN Commodore SS Group A

Peter Brock’s 1991 Bathurst ride, the VN Group A SS Commodore, is coming from Biante in 1:43 scale. The Mobil sponsored car he shared with Andrew Miedecke in the Great Race is due for release in quarter 1, 2015. There will also be a ‘Durif Red’ road going VN SS Group A released at the same time. Both VNs have a RRP of $77. Other updates from Biante are below, including the 4-door A9X Brock drove on just the one occasion, at Sandown in 1978.


1998 Bathurst Winner Is Coming!

The '98 Bathurst 1000 winner, coming soon from Apex

Oh yeah, this is gonna be popular… Apex Replicas has revealed photos of the 1:18 prototype for the 1998 Bathurst winning EL Falcon of Jason Bright & Steven Richards.


GRM & LDM V8 Supercars + ’59 Daytona 500 Winner

Some new race cars releases coming to market: Apex has confirmed production of the 2014 Repair Management Australia Commodore driven by Russell Ingall. In addition to the chrome red Bathurst specials, GRM’s 2013 regular season VFs from the Auckland 400 (Scott’s first race win in V8 Supercars) will be coming through soon. confirmation that we will be producing the 2014 Repair Management Australia Commodore driven by Russell Ingall. confirmation that we will be producing the 2014 Repair Management Australia Commodore driven by Russell Ingall.


Biante Newsletter #56 – Perkins Enzed Commodore Breaks Cover

1:18 Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Larry Perkins

The latest Biante newsletter once again has some great models listed, but nothing of significance for 1:43 collectors. The highlight is the Enzed sponsored VK Commodore SS Group A that Larry Perkins raced at Bathurst in 1986. There’s also the first decorated sample of Biante’s 1:18 VF Commodore V8 Supercar (Jason Bright’s 2014 machine – the one with all the signatures on the rear wing – wonder if I’ll be able to read my name?!). Download the full 8-page PDF HERE.