To Infiniti… and Beyond: Paudi’s 1:18 Infiniti G37 Coupe

Nov 21, 2012 2 Comments by

Ever hear of Paudi Models? You will. This maker of higher-end, highly detailed modern machinery is becoming a favorite of collectors who favor the current crop of Asian-market automobiles, and images like this beautifully presented Infiniti G37S coupe is part of the reason why. The feature list on the piece is impressive: opening doors, hood, and trunk, steerable wheels, a tilt-up sunroof (with sliding shade beneath), working suspension, a working gas filler door (yes, really), and even side-view mirrors that fold for parking. The carpeted interior has a sharp center stack and dash, soft-touch seats that tilt and slide back and forth, and an opening console; under the hood, the 330-horse V6 is comprehensively detailed and decorated. Out back, the trunk’s carpeted floor lifts to reveal a spare tire.

Here’s another feature: it’s heavy as hell, thanks to its diecast chassis. With raised-foil badges, steel brake discs, and neat satin-toned wheels, this one’s sharp from end to end. The company is still working out US distribution, but we’re sure they’ll get it all locked in, and soon. Keep an ear – and an eye – out for these.

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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.

2 Responses to “To Infiniti… and Beyond: Paudi’s 1:18 Infiniti G37 Coupe”

  1. Bob Koneval says:

    Expected price and availability date in 1:18 or 1:24 ?

    • Joe Kelly Jr. says:

      Hi, Bob –

      That’s the hard part with Paudi – tough to lock in a distributor or price. We’ll work on getting more info – but you can always buy direct from the company, in the meantime:

      Let us know how you do – and thanks for checking us out!

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