SNEAK PEEK! Minichamps’ New 1:18 “Mullin Collection” Hispano-Suiza “Xenia” is HERE

Jan 22, 2013 No Comments by

Superlatives sometimes fall short. That’s the case with this latest venture from that old stalwart, Minichamps, as they introduce a new line-within-a-line of immaculate 1:18 resins. The line is the “Mullin Automotive Museum Collection” – which debuted in 1:43 a few weeks back – and the subset of images is the 1:18 variants of those same cars, of which this 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6C Dubonnet “Xenia” is the first to emerge.

We’ll have to pull back from doing a full review here, and let the pictures try and speak to the model’s beauty and impressive display. We will tell you this – it is a heavy, exquisitely finished piece, from a numbered edition of 1,002; the paint is incredible, and the interior detailing is thorough and complete. We’ll have a full review in the Summer 2013 issue of DCX;  in the meantime, drink this Dubonnet in.

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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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