V8 Supercars

 
 

(More) V8s Galore!

Betty's Mercs! Range of Erebus AMGs. Some of the liveries look great; some not so much...

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 was delayed a few years back (including the AMG Mercs!) and releases from the current 2016 season. Production numbers are in the 300 to 500 range for the Biantes (750 for Courtney HRT) , while there are just 204 pieces of each of the Apex DJR Penske Falcons.


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


New Stuff From Top Gear (Trax) & Biante

Top Gear’s July product brochure There are some decent models in here I’d like to buy, but Top Gear have priced themselves out of my market, eg: the yellow Des West FX #27. Trax produced a previous FX of West’s a few years back (in diecast), but this resin one is now twice the price! Why not just use the existing mould? (I’ve posed the question to Top Gear about this – now waiting for the reply). Biante V8 Supercars A number of 1:43 scale Supercars became available this weekRead More


Review: Russell Ingall’s 2014 VF Commodore by Apex

Apex AR40705 – 2014 Holden VF Commodore Russell Ingall THE CAR: This is Russell Ingall’s last full-time V8 Supercar ride, the Repair Management Australia backed Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport entered VF Commodore. Many considered the livery on this thing as not particularly exciting, however I reckon it works ok. Apex has modeled a 2014 ‘season’ version of this car (ie, not from a specific race), which is not what Apex usually do with their contemporary race cars. Ingall finished the 2014 championship a dismal 18th after a lackluster final year inRead More


HRT Star Wars Racers

Holden Racing Team’s special “Star Wars” Bathurst 2015 liveries have been modeled by Biante. 1:43 scale versions broke cover at Mount Panorama across the weekend of the 1000. In a deal arranged some time prior to the event, the cars featured the liveries created to promote the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. However, with James Courtney’s injury and Russell Ingall climbing aboard for the weekend, the #22 is inaccurate for the race. So, Biante Marketing Department is calling these Bathurst “Launch” versions. Both will be done in 1:18Read More


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


Classic Carlectables Oct-Dec Newsletter

Classic Carlectables have released their October-December 2015 Newsletter, issue #62.


The Latest Parcel

These four gems arrived from Apex a few days ago – a couple of lesser known F1s, a controversial Indy racer and Russell’s last (fulltime) ride. Each will be the subject of a review in the coming days/weeks.          


Limited Edition Scott McLaughlin Volvo for Diecast Expo

scott mclaughlin Volvo GRM 2014 AGP

Organisers of the 2015 Diecast Model Expo have announced the next “exclusive Expo model” will be of Scott McLaughlin’s GRM Volvo S60 from the 2014 Australian Grand Prix meeting. Apex Replicas will produce a metal model in 1:18 scale that will have a sealed body. Only 400 will be produced. A 1:43 scale version will also be available. The ‘Expo release price’ will be $160 for the 1:18 and $79.99 for the 1:43. After the “gave it some jandal” episode at the opening round at Clipsal, the team produced aRead More