Video: Making Slot Cars

Looks like Carrera and Scalextric are doing a better job of detailing their slot cars than some of the manufacturers of static “collectables” !  

Apex Falcon & Ferrari Announcements

Late last month, Apex Replicas announced they were ready to produce the 2015 range of Prodrive Racing Australia FG-X Falcon V8 Supercars, plus the 2014 Bathurst 12-hour winning Ferrari 458 Italia GT3. 2015 Prodrive Racing Australia – Ford FG X Four versions of the PRA Ford FG X V8 Supercar will be made – the two Pepsi MAX cars of Mark Winterbottom and Chaz Mostert, the Bottle-O David Reynolds car, plus the FG-X Launch version. All four will be produced in 1:18 (diecast with sealed body) and 1:43 (resin).  Read More

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 price of $155. Both are ready for pre-order (along with various sports cars and the 1971 312B2 F1) on the Apex website HERE. Trax has revealed a number of ‘coming soon’ models in their latestRead More

Stunning 1:12 Lego F1s

Formula One cars built from Lego

You might already be familiar with Tamiya’s excellent 1:12 scale F1 kits. Well, Carl Greatrix of bricktrix has built his own Ferrari, Brabham and Renault Grand Prix cars based off those kits – but he used LEGO! Many more photos of these models (build diaries), plus a stack of other items Carl has built from Lego, can be found HERE.

bBurago Get The Ferrari Licence

a case of out of the pan, and into the fire…? With the Ferrari/Mattel deal ending (see news from last July HERE), collectors around the world have waited to hear who the next manufacturer of Ferrari models will be. Well, now we know – it’s bBurago! Personally, I associate bBurago with ‘decent build quality, but toyish’. My friend’s 6 year old has a great BMW and an awesome Audi. The press release below indicates there will be new ranges for the bBurago brand, plus Ferrari kits from Maisto. One canRead More

Fantastic F1 Ferrari Collection

A brilliant collection of 60 years worth of Ferrari Formula One race cars (From 1947 to 2007), all in 1/43 scale. enjoy 🙂

Mattel To Cease Production of Ferrari Models!

The Mattel/Ferrari deal will officially end on 31 December 2014. I cheered at this news!

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 range of 2007 Ferrari F1s in various versions. I purchased the Filipe Massa Bahrain GP winner a few weeks back, but it arrived pre-crashed. The front wing was broken off with several pieces floating aroundRead More