Classics’ Newsletter #68

Latest news and information from Classic Carlectables in Newsletter #68 (April-June 2017). The only 1:43 scale items are the 2017 Supercars from Triple Eight Engineering – the Red Bull duo of Whincup and van Gizbergen, plus the Vortex machine of Lowndes. These models will be made in all three scales.  

More Ciggie Signage & Biante Fixes

In time, I’d like all the models in my collection that are supposed to have tobacco markings, actually have them. It will be a big job to organise, purchase and apply aftermarket decoration to them all, but at least a start has been made. Above & Below: Before and after application of after market tobacco decoration to a brace of Biante 1/43 models – 1984 Bathurst VK Commodores, 1995 Skaife/Richards VR and 1976 John Harvey LH Torana. I purchased three water-slide decal sets from three different eBay sellers to evaluateRead More

Moffat/Bond XC Bathurst Falcons

Released under the AutoArt banner, this 1:43 twin set depicts the famous 1-2 finish at Bathurst in 1977. 3000 sets were produced (how else could they sell that many of the #2 car?) so they should remain at RRP for some time before they sell out. Overall, the models look good with accurate markings (but no ‘Camel Filters’ cigarette signage) and castings that look in proportion. The wheels/tyres, however, are a problem. They are either not wide enough or their diameter is too big (too high a profile) when comparedRead More