Mo’ Photos! ACME’s 1:8 So-Cal Belly Tanker

Sep 21, 2012 1 Comment by

We had the chance to have this bad boy in our hands this past week for the debut of Die Cast X TV LIVE (still do… don’t tell anyone), and these factory photos of the ACME/Real Art Replicas Belly Tanker tell the tale of a huge (22″) resin model with an opening rear section, a fully-realized flathead V8, a removable canopy, a full cockpit, and simply otherworldly levels of realism and finesse. We’re twisting up a few snaps of our own – and a video – soon, but in the meantime, check these out! By the way – that smaller model parked next to the tanker is the 1:18 Precision Miniatures version, just to give you an idea of scale.

We’ll have more snaps soon – and a handful of pics of the upcoming Lotus, too. Make room, folks.

ACME Diecast / Real Art Replicas

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I was always crazy about toy cars and car-themed play sets, but I got hooked on car models when my cousin sent me a pair of built-up AMT kits - a '61 Continental and a '57 Thunderbird. I was six or seven years old when another cousin - Carl - showed me how to build and paint, and by the time I was nine, I had a pretty good collection and a great "spares box" on hand. The original Auto World catalogs were my dream books; my allowance was spent before it was ever earned, and I knew every hobby store and model retailer on Long Island. Then came slot cars, Cox .049-engined Baja Buggies and airplanes, and, ultimately, the real things. I still have some of those old models, and when time allows, I still build or detail scale cars. But it's the ready-to-display replicas and scale racing models that have really had me jazzed for the past fifteen years or so. The "mint" diecasts and the 1:18 American Muscle cars that I cut my serious collecting (and writing) teeth on back then led straight to the current crop of offerings from high-end makers and models in every scale. I also love scale model photography, and shooting, scoring, and producing videos of the models I love. I'm a proud member of the DiecastSpace Diecast Hall of Fame, as well as the Diecast Car Collectors' Club Diecast Scale Model Hall of Fame. I'm also proud to be a part of the Die Cast X Team, and as Editor-in-Chief, I'm looking forward to years of growing the publication and showing new collectors how much fun this hobby can be. And, yeah - I still have that spares box.

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