April, 2015


F1 Announcements From Apex – Spark & Minichamps

Australian distributor for Spark and Minichamps, Apex Replicas, recently advised of new product planned from both manufacturers. Alarmingly, there has been significant prices rises which will surely impact sales. From a personal perspective, it’s going to reduce what I’m buying. $100 for a 1/43 scale model (or $140 for some of the Minichamps!) is out of control. Might be time to attack that stash of kits rather than buying pre-built models!   communications from Apex Minichamps Minichamps have announced their initial range of 2015 Formula One cars. This year theRead More

Leo Pruneau To Attend Diecast Model Expo

former Holden designer Leo Pruneau

Former Holden designer Leo Pruneau will be attending the 2015 Diecast Model Expo. Pruneau penned the look of a bunch of Holden’s hero cars, having a hand in the styling of the Torana GTR XU-1, A9X, HQ-HX Monaros, Statesmans and the early Commodore. Leo, who was Holden’s chief designer from 1969 to 1985, will be a guest of honour at the Gala Dinner and will be having a talk about major Holden motoring history. Organisers have also announced another special Expo model – it’s another Super Falcon, but this oneRead More

Classic Carlectables April-June Newsletter

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.