Biante’s latest newsletter, #55 July, is now available. Download in PDF format HERE
It reveals there are several great 1:18 subjects ready for pre-order.
It also lists which 2014 V8 Supercars Biante will produce.
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 … Read more Some Touring Car Fixes & Enhancements
Back in April, I blogged about Classic Carlectables’ 2012 Bathurst cars, including the two ‘retro’ racers from FPR and 888 (click HERE to view). Well, the two Apex FG Falcons arrived a while back, so a direct comparison can now be made. Put simply, the Apex version is clearly the winner… and it would want … Read more Apex 2012 Bathurst ‘Retro’ Cars
The Classic Carlectables range of 2012 Bathurst cars has been released, and I’ve bought all three. After hearing horror stories about their 1:18 offerings, it is disappointing to see their 1:43s have got similar, though less severe, issues. Production figures for these ‘one off’ race versions are: Whincup/Dumbrell – 1500 pieces Lowndes/Luff – 2050 pieces … Read more Classics’ 2012 Bathurst Cars
Who the hell at Biante signed these off as OK for final production?! When compared to the earlier VX/VY/VZ Commodore V8 Supercars, the Biante VR/VS models look terrible. Yes, the finish is excellent. Yes, the decoration is fine. Yes, the interior is well detailed. And yes, even the underside looks ok. But the skinny-track wheels … Read more Fixing Biante’s VR/VS V8 Supercar
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 more Fixing Damage & Errors
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 more Enhancing 3 Bricks – Before & After Pics
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 more Paul Weel’s 2000 AU Falcon Conversion
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 more Classic’s 2007 BF Falcon Supercar