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 … Read moreSome Touring Car Fixes & Enhancements

Apex 2012 Bathurst ‘Retro’ Cars

The two Apex models with their Classics buddies ~ The 2012 Bathurst "Retro Scheme" Collection ~

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 moreApex 2012 Bathurst ‘Retro’ Cars

Classics’ 2012 Bathurst Cars

The 2012 Bathurst 1000 race winning Vodafone entry (top) and two of the special "50th Year of Bathurst" retro livery cars. The packing is the usual job from Classics, loosely aligned with the colour scheme of the car and includes the numbered Certificate of Authenticity - nice touches if you are into that sort of thing (I'm not. I just see it as unnecessary additional expense).

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 moreClassics’ 2012 Bathurst Cars

Fixing Biante’s VR/VS V8 Supercar

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 moreFixing Biante’s VR/VS V8 Supercar

Fixing Damage & Errors

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 moreFixing Damage & Errors

Enhancing 3 Bricks – Before & After Pics

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 moreEnhancing 3 Bricks – Before & After Pics

Paul Weel’s 2000 AU Falcon Conversion

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 morePaul Weel’s 2000 AU Falcon Conversion

Classic’s 2007 BF Falcon Supercar

classic carlectables BF Falcons 2007

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 moreClassic’s 2007 BF Falcon Supercar