New Release: Chrysler Vans From Models56

Models56/ARMCO have now released two more Chrysler Panel Vans – the Denim Machine and Sports Van. Both are 1:43 scale offerings in resin and are now available from Models56.  

Videos: 2015 Diecast Model Expo

Videos of some of the new release models on display at the 2015 Diecast Model Expo in Penrith on the weekend. Some nice looking items in this lot! Apex Replicas Biante Classic Carlectables ARMCO/Models56 Trax Ace Model Cars “Show Specials”      

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 P&H. And for that reason, I won’t be getting one. $160 bucks for a 1/43? Err… No. Also from Trax is a 1/43 version of the Holden LE Coupe. Again, another great subject, but aRead More

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 will come with a mirror-backed display case and judging from the Top Gear pics below, should look pretty good. More on the Top Gear site HERE. Apex Spark will produce the stunning black “test car”Read More

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 FE Panel Van Holden HQ LS Monaro Chrysler Denim Machine Chrysler Sports Van Valiant VG Pacer Coupe (also 2015 Expo version) Valiant VG Regal Coupe Ford 59 Mainline Ute Holden 68 HK Panel Van

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, but logic would suggest 1:43 (I mean, why would you do it in a larger scale when Classic Carlectables pumped out 3600 of them in 1:18 a few years back?). The real car now hasRead More

Truck Development At Models 56

Development shot of the 1956 Ford F600 car carrier that Model56 are doing in 1/43 scale (the wagon on top is not part of the deal!). Other (non race) cars in various stages of production and development are: Ford Mainline Ute ( Cusso) Valiant Pacer and Regal 1970 Coupes Valiant Sports Van Holden HQ LS Monaro Holden HD Panel Van Ford Landau stock and modified. Holden FC Ute and Wagons modified  

Some Touring Car Fixes & Enhancements

The race winning HRT had the usual paint showing through where it should not, so as with the 2010 VE retro car, some black paint easily fixes this.

A number of models that I’ve purchased (some from quite a while ago!) that needed to be fixed or enhanced in some way. Firstly, the GTHO Super Falcon from Models56/ARMCO. Next is Classic Carlectables’ 2010 HRT VE Commodore of Garth Tander/Cameron McConville in the retro livery ran at Bathurst that year to commemorate 20 years since the livery won on a VL Commodore with Win Percy & Allan Grice in 1990. Above & Below: Same deal with the white showing around the wheel arch and side skirt areas Finally, theRead More

Bob Jane Camaro

Last year, ARMCO (Australian Racing Model Co – a Models 56 brand) released the 1970 Chevrolet Camaro (but wasn’t it actually a ‘69 ZL1??) as raced by Bob Jane in the 1971/72 ATCC. Well packaged with a COA (Ltd Edition of just 500 world wide), the first thing you notice is the model weight – or lack of. For those familiar with die-cast, this resin item feels like it would blow away in a strong breeze. I am not aware of this build depicting a specific event (couldn’t find aRead More