Kyosho sees a Ghost.. and a Phantom.. in 1:43

Nov 26, 2012 No Comments by

Kyosho’s 1:18 Rolls Royce is getting some company in 1:43, thanks to this pair of extended wheelbase variants. First up is the 1:43 Rolls Royce Ghost, in “extended wheelbase” form, wearing a color called “Darkest Tungsten” – a fitting scheme for this more sporting Rolls. We like the added pieces all over the car – done in photo-etch and hard plated plastic, and impeccably put onto the casting.

 

The second car is the more formal – and luxurious – Rolls Royce Phantom, seen here in “English White”. Again – clean, crisp, and great looking, with solid proportions and a believable stance.

 

 

Both models will come in upscale packaging, and will have high parts counts; Wayne Moyer had a sample of the first car in hand for the Spring 2013 issue of DCX, and liked the model just fine. We’d have to agree – these are great looking little barges with full interior detailing and very well done chassis castings, and Kyosho’s usual fine quality build. Roll on, fellas, roll on.

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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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