OXO Ford Sierra Enhancement (Trax 1:43)

Trax made four racing versions of the Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth – two DJR Shell cars (Johnson #17 & Bowe #18, sold separately), a black Texaco #6 version (Bathurst ’87), plus this 1987 OXO Supercube version raced by Andrew Miedecke that was released in 1990. Above: The Trax Sierra’s came in a cardboard window box … Read moreOXO Ford Sierra Enhancement (Trax 1:43)

Fixing Damage & Errors

I’ve been able to spend some time working on models over the past few months, including fixing up some “issues” on a number of race car models. Do these changes now make them Code 3s?? Above: Brand new 2010 FG Falcon of Alex Davison from Classics. I didn’t notice the rear wheels drooping down when … Read moreFixing Damage & Errors

Nissan Skyline GTR, Bathurst 1992

The bonnet decal was the largest of the lot. All decals were plain white on transparent water-slide film. The white print was not as crisp as I would have liked, however you need to get pretty close to see the ink bleed.

This is the 1992 Bathurst winner sold by Biante. The model is in 1:43 scale and was produced without Winfield cigarette decoration. Interesting Note – this is the “You’re a pack of Arse Holes” Richards/Skaife winner that actually ended the race planted in the concrete. Summary: A nice model of another Bathurst winner.

Enhancing 3 Bricks – Before & After Pics

These three early Classic Carlectable “bricks” (as they are often referred to due to their basic nature) were not going into my display cabinet until they had been tarted up a bit. These models came with extra decoration that needed to be applied by the collector. The Castrol Commodore and Pirtek Falcon included a sheet … Read moreEnhancing 3 Bricks – Before & After Pics

Paul Weel’s 2000 AU Falcon Conversion

Paul Weel’s KJ Thermal AU Falcon from the 2000 season was the subject for this conversion Here’s a tip – whenever you receive your decals, check them against the actual model! I bought these ones from Patto’s Place well over a year ago. When it was time to decal the model, I cut the first … Read morePaul Weel’s 2000 AU Falcon Conversion

Red Line’s F2007 Ferrari

Red Line Models now offer a range of 2007 Ferraris in various versions. I purchased the Filipe Massa Bahrain GP

Ever since Minichamps lost the licence to produce contemporary F1 Ferrari models, collectors have suffered at the hands of Mattel’s Hot Wheels (or Cold Wheels as many call them!) range. Outside of the brilliant Tameo kits, it was difficult to source good quality modern F1 Ferraris – until now. Red Line Models now offer a … Read moreRed Line’s F2007 Ferrari

Commodore Wars – Trax V Biante

The iconic VB Commodore has been shouting out to be modeled for many years. Well, now we have the VB and the VC modeled by both Biante and Trax. As both manufacturers have released an SL/E version, time is ripe to put them head-to-head! The Models The Numbers – Both Biantes are Limited Editions of … Read moreCommodore Wars – Trax V Biante

A1GP Team Australia

English company Amalgam has now released several of the planned 22 pieces in their 1:43 A1GP range from the 2007/08 season, including this stunning example of the Team Australia car. Biante is the Australian distributor and this is where my example was purchased from. I was planning to buy several (if not all) of the … Read moreA1GP Team Australia

Classic’s 2007 BF Falcon Supercar

classic carlectables BF Falcons 2007

All of the 2007 BF Falcon Supercars have now been released by Classic Carlectables. As usual, I purchase one model from each team, or both cars if the liveries are significantly different. The Classics Falcon Supercars have been pretty good of recent years (certainly better than Biante’s in my opinion) and these BFs with the … Read moreClassic’s 2007 BF Falcon Supercar