Model Expo 2022

Model Expo returned with a vengeance last weekend with what was probably the largest model show ever seen in Australia.

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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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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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The Histories of Model Kit Manufacturers

There have been a lot of companies come and go in the model kit manufacturing business. Max’s Models has published a stack of history videos that give a fascinating insight into the industry and cover a wide range of brands, many of which no longer exist.

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Model Expo 2018

I attended the annual Model Expo at Sandown Raceway over the Queens Birthday long weekend. Here’s a small sample of some of the models on display…

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Classic Carlectable News

Here’s the latest updates and information from Classic Carlectables in the form of Newsletter number 72 – Johnson’s Mustang, Lowndes reverse livery, custom ute, Ford & Holden road cars plus Tripe Eight’s current season Supercars.

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Spark Announce Formula E Releases

Spark S5921 is the Renault e.dams of Nicolas Prost, Hong Kong 2016 in 1/43 scale

The popularity of the Formula E series for electric open-wheel race cars continues to increase, so much so that Spark has announced a range of models from the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

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New Owners at Biante

Biante model cars has changed ownership. Founded by Trevor and Bev Young in the 90s, the Perth-based business has been owned by HGL Limited for the past 10 years. It has now been purchased by collectables company Downies.

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New Releases Coming From Classic Carlectables

Classic Carlectables will produce the Retro Round Commodores the Tripe Eight team ran at the 2017 event at Sandown. Information on these (and much more, like the Torana A9X prototype) can be found in the latest newsletter…

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Model Expo 2017

I attended day 1 of the 2017 Model Expo at Sandown Raceway across the long weekend. Took some photos too.

Classics’ Newsletter #68

Latest news and information from Classic Carlectables in Newsletter #68 (April-June 2017). The only 1:43 scale items are the 2017 Supercars from Triple Eight Engineering – …

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Race-To-Race Changes

The latest Raceland newsletter (Jan 27) points out the detail differences between race-to-race versions of various F1 cars manufactured by Spark. The changes made are …

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