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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.


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


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.


Classics’ 2012 Bathurst Cars

The Classic Carlectables range of 2012 Bathurst cars has been released, and I’ve bought all three. After hearing horror stories about their 1:18 offerings, it is disappointing to see their 1:43s have got similar, though less severe, issues. Production figures for these ‘one off’ race versions are: Whincup/Dumbrell – 1500 pieces Lowndes/Luff – 2050 pieces Winterbottom/Richards – 1150 pieces Classics has been using these same moulds for a few years now. Generally, they are pretty good models with what I would say are fairly accurate castings, however they do haveRead More


Tobacco Conversions on 3 x ATCC Cars

Some tobacco conversions on ATCC race cars: Above & Below: Gricey’s Craven Mild LH Torana from 1975 (Biante 1/43, aftermarket decals) Above & Below: Bathurst winning Benson & Hedges Ford Sierra 1988 (Apex 1/43, aftermarket decals) Above & Below: Jim Richards’ JPS BMW M3 (Apex 1/43, aftermarket decals). Some of the JPS logos are really really small and a total pain to apply, such as the ones that go inside the emblem on the C-pillar.


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


Nissan Skyline GTR, Bathurst 1992

This is the 1992 Bathurst winner sold by Biante. The model is in 1:43 scale and was produced without Winfield cigarette decoration. Interesting Note – this is the “You’re a pack of Arse Holes” Richards/Skaife winner that actually ended the race planted in the concrete. Summary: A nice model of another Bathurst winner.


Enhancing 3 Bricks – Before & After Pics

These three early Classic Carlectable “bricks” (as they are often referred to due to their basic nature) were not going into my display cabinet until they had been tarted up a bit. These models came with extra decoration that needed to be applied by the collector. The Castrol Commodore and Pirtek Falcon included a sheet of self-adhesive stickers (overly thick, overly stiff, clear vinyl with printed decoration that had to be cut out), while the Wynns car had a sheet of waterslide decals. Before and After: Steven Richards’ VT CommodoreRead More