Operational 5-speed manual gearbox, 3D printed in about 1/4 scale. It’s a replica of the W56 Toyota transmission and is matched to another 3D printed item – a Toyota 22RE engine with working valves etc! (by Eric Harrell)
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, … Read moreNew Stuff from Trax, Biante & Models56
VIDEO: Here’s a great example of modelling, but it’s not a Tamiya kit. Fully handbuilt in 1:12 scale by Henri Baigent, it has working steering and suspension and features hand-cut tread on the tyres! Amazing.
Top Gear has announced the Trax Club membership format has changed. The NSW-based company has dropped the printed quarterly “Keeping Trax” magazine and will replace the 1:64 FJ Van club model with a 1:43 FC Holden Panel Van. Full detail of the changes below (click the image for a larger version). Hats off to Top … Read moreTrax Change Club Membership Format
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 … Read moreLimited Edition Scott McLaughlin Volvo for Diecast Expo
The Diecast Magazine’s resident expert on all things customized, Rob Smith, will present a number of ‘How To’ workshops at the 2015 Diecast Model Expo. The workshops will take place in the Main Expo hall and are free for all registered attendees. Rob will be available to answer custom modelling questions during the event. The … Read moreModel Expo “How-To” Workshops