Unboxing Hasegawa’s New Lotus

Hasegawa has released a new Limited Edition run of its Lotus 79, but as a “Detail Up Version” with photo etch and lots of extra parts. Here’s a video of what’s in the box!

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Models For Sale

I’ve got quite a few models for sale from my private collection, a mixture of diecast and kits, road and race cars, in various scales. This video gives a quick run through of what’s on the table.

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Phillip Island Plastic Model Show

I headed to the Phillip Island Plastic Model Show at Cowes last week. There were some great builds spread through the show, plus a handful of truly spectacular pieces. Here’s a slideshow of some of what was on display.

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Happy Little Vegemite!

A Vegemite EH Holden panel van will be the highlight for many in the latest edition of Classic Carlectables Newsletter. It’s the second in CC’s Tastes of Australia series, after the red Arnotts’ Biscuits EH Panel Van last year.

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More Mustangs from Authentics

Authentic Collectables has released another batch of 1/43 scale Ford Mustangs from the Australian Supercars Championship – and they’re looking pretty good! Here’s my video review.

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Castlemaine Model Auto Show

I ventured up towards Bendigo on the long weekend to have a look at the Castlemaine Model Auto Show at Autopia. Here’s what I found – it’s not just models!

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Build Diary: 1995 Tyrrell 023 Yamaha (Tamiya, 1:20)

Considering the disaster that happened mid-way through the build, it’s a small miracle this model made it to completion. It was initially to be an out-of-box build but I ended up adding some plumbing, wiring and carbon fibre. And just to prove I’m crazy, I used the kit’s decals for the blue livery…

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Model Kart in 1:12 Scale

I run a karting website (KartSportNews.com – check it out) so this announcement from Italy has double interest – a 1/12 scale resin kit of Max Verstappen’s 2013 World Championship winning kart.

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How To Apply Decals

A lot of people have trouble applying waterslide decals to a model. This video shows how I do it, plus the tools and products I use.

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I Bought a New Kit!

I have an interest in “old” NASCAR stock cars and have just purchased my first Salvinos JR kit of the 1979 Daytona 500 winning Oldsmobile of The King, Richard Petty.

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RIP Frank Williams

Frank Williams, eponymous team owner and F1 wheeler and dealer before that, passed away yesterday in the UK. He was 79.

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HRT’s Car of the Future Conversion

Holden’s sexy looking carbon-fibre-and-gold Car Of The Future test car hit the track in 2012. Despite the popularity of HRT, this version was never released by the model makers. So here’s how I made mine (mistakes and all!).

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Workbench Update: September 2021

What’s been on the workbench this month? Well, the Toyota 88C-V from Tamiya is complete; a 43rd scale metal Ferrari by Tameo is lined to start; there’s some progress on Mika Salo’s Tyrrell, plus dramas and mistakes with a diecast Holden Racing Team Supercars conversion…

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Video Review: The Shell Mustangs

These DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang GT Supercars from Authentic Collectables are high quality diecast models in 1:43 scale. They have the same features and flaws as the previous Mustangs in the 2019 range – but the decoration has been done very differently.

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