July, 2015


Craig Lowndes Commemorative Models

Classic Carlectables has announced a range of models to commemorate Craig Lowndes’ 100 ATCC/V8 Supercars race wins. Red ‘100 Wins’ and gold ‘Red Bull’ version Holden Commodores are available in 1:18 scale, while just the gold version is being done in 1/43, and only as part of a twin set. There is no Falcon model, despite 25% of those wins coming at the wheel of a Ford.  

Two Old Trucks From Models56

1956 ford trucks

I’m not into trucks (unless they’re loaded up with race cars!) but thought I’d share these two new and very limited pieces from boutique Australian manufacturer, Models56. The first is a 1956 Ford F600 Car Transporter, limited to 300 numbered units worldwide. The other is a Gibbs Brothers 1956 Ford (limited to just 100 units), which has a tragic back-story to it.  Both are 1/43 scale resin and, the company warns, require very delicate handling!   from Models56 1956 Ford F600 Car Transporter (driven and owned by Neil Scott) InRead More

Photos from Model Expo 2015

I attended the 2015 Model Expo (the Australian Plastic and Scale Model Championships) at Sandown last month. Here’s a bunch of photos from my visit!

Noons & JC For Diecast Expo

Expo organisers have announce two more special guests, courtesy of Biante Model Cars, for the 2015 Diecast Model Expo – James Courtney and the V8 Slueth, Aaron Noonan. James Courtney, Holden Racing Team James Courtney had a stella start to his driving career winning in karts and open wheelers leading him on the path to a Formula one drive with the Jaguar F1 team. A huge crash from a rear wing failure at Monza while testing, left Courtney seriously hurt. Restarting his driving career in Japan, Courtney was soon backRead More