Models56 have distributed some images of their new 1/43 scale Peter Brock tribute car. The 1/43 scale resin Austin A30 is in plain white and features Brock’s name and famous 05 number in barely visible fashion. Other models in production that will be released later this year: 1956 F600 Transporter 1956 F600 Prime Mover Holden FE Panel Van Holden HQ LS Monaro Chrysler Denim Machine Chrysler Sports Van Valiant VG Pacer Coupe (also 2015 Expo version) Valiant VG Regal Coupe Ford 59 Mainline Ute Holden 68 HK Panel Van
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.
Classic Carlectables today published their January-March 2015 (issue #59) Newsletter. It’s full of 1:18 scale news; road and race cars, including Brock, Skaife and even a taxi! But the only 1/43 is content is the Red Bull ‘Camouflage’ car #888 that Craig Lowndes & Steven Richards raced at Bathurst this year
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.
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
Who the hell at Biante signed these off as OK for final production?! When compared to the earlier VX/VY/VZ Commodore V8 Supercars, the Biante VR/VS models look terrible. Yes, the finish is excellent. Yes, the decoration is fine. Yes, the interior is well detailed. And yes, even the underside looks ok. But the skinny-track wheels tucked in far too narrow under the bodywork make these models, which would otherwise look superb, look ridiculous. It’s a subjective thing, but tyre width/size and how the wheels fit under the body is aRead More