Trax / Top Gear Releases For Next 6 Months

Top Gear have published their planned new releases for the next 6 months. To their credit, they’ve got some some desirable models coming up. It’s just a pity about their current pricing, otherwise I’d be getting a couple of these. The GTF 351 would be top of the list, but I have no desire to … Read moreTrax / Top Gear Releases For Next 6 Months

More Special Models for Diecast Expo

Some additional ‘special offer’ models have been announced for the Diecast Expo. Firstly, ACE Models have produced this replica of the Holden Precision Driving Team Commodores from the early 80s. The VH SS is 1/43 resin and includes the ‘missing decals’. 300 will be produced at $99.95 each.   Secondly, ACE Models have done a … Read moreMore Special Models for Diecast Expo

New Announcements / Releases

Some new stuff that’s recently been announced: Top Gear/Trax This 1980 Statesman WB Caprice in Nutmeg Metallic is a desirable model that would appeal to many. Being a Select Series release, it is made to order, and orders close 15 October. Release will be in November. Trax Code: TSS12, it will sell for $159 inc … Read moreNew Announcements / Releases

Ayrton Senna Collection Re-Issues & Expansion

Ayrton Senna Racing Car Collection items

A number of models in Minichamps’ famous Ayrton Senna Collection are set to be re-issued. They are all Formula One cars from stages of his his illustrious career, being items #1 (1988 McLaren MP4-4 Honda), #5 (1991 McLaren MP4/6 Honda), #7 (1994 Williams FW16 Renault), #9 (1985 Lotus 97T Renault), #12 (1986 Lotus 98T Renault) … Read moreAyrton Senna Collection Re-Issues & Expansion

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, … Read moreCraig Lowndes Commemorative Models

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), … Read moreTwo Old Trucks From Models56

Mixed News Briefs

Various modelling updates… Huge 1:12 Scale Bathurst Winner Apex Replicas will have the 2013 Bathurst winner (Mark Winterbottom/Steven Richards Pepsi MAX FG Falcon) produced in resin in huge 1:12 scale, available later this year. Apex say the closed body-shell resin model is produced from original CAD data supplied by Prodrive Racing Australia and will be … Read moreMixed News Briefs

LookSmart Ferrari’s & New Trax

Italian model maker LookSmart will produce the 2015 Ferrari SF15-T Formula One racers of Sebastian Vettel (Malaysian GP winner) and Kimi Raikkonen (2nd, Bahrain) in 1/43 scale. These handbuilt models should be a good quality substitute for what Burago will churn out, but they’re at the expensive end of the market with an Australian retail … Read moreLookSmart Ferrari’s & New Trax

New Release Updates – Trax/Spark/Models56

Some updates on new and recently announced models: Top Gear / Trax Top Gear has confirmed the upcoming Holden LE Coupe will be 1:24 scale. I’m sure the regular Trax collectors would have preferred this in 1:43, but I guess there is still that option (for them – or another manufacturer) in the future. This … Read moreNew Release Updates – Trax/Spark/Models56

New Bits From Biante and Trax

2015 AFL model cars by Biante

Some new stuff coming through from Biante and Top Gear / Trax: Biante The Perth-based company has announced a 2015 range of AFL Collectable Model Cars. The range covers almost every team (missing the Western Bulldogs – contractual drama??). Biante say the models are based on a Toyota MR2, but they look like a Lotus… … Read moreNew Bits From Biante and Trax

Brock Tribute A30

Brock tribute car from Models56

Models56 have distributed some images of their new 1/43 scale Peter Brock tribute car. The 1/43 scale resin Austin A30 is in plain white and features Brock’s name and famous 05 number in barely visible fashion. Other models in production that will be released later this year: 1956 F600 Transporter 1956 F600 Prime Mover Holden … Read moreBrock Tribute A30

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 … Read moreF1 Announcements From Apex – Spark & Minichamps

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 … Read moreClassic Carlectables April-June Newsletter

New Stuff from Trax, Biante & Models56

Paint sample of an upcoming new release from Trax

A number of new announcements and updates on new product over the past week. Trax Top Gear revealed via social media a “1st colour sample” of a Holden LE Coupe (the HX 308 GTS with gold honeycomb wheels). It will be a limited run of just 600 items, in resin. They won’t reveal the scale, … Read moreNew Stuff from Trax, Biante & Models56