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3D-Printed Precision Replicas — The Future is NOW!

Mar 16, 2015 No Comments by

What we are looking at here may well be the future of models. If so, the future is going to be PRETTY FREAKING AWESOME! As this functioning 3D-printed Toyota engine/transmission demonstrates, the precision available from the technology is already astounding, and its getting better by the day! Just imagine the possibilities for micro-specialized runs of [...]

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5 Geneva Show Cars that WILL be Diecast, 5 that Could, and 5 that Should

Mar 16, 2015 No Comments by

GENEVA CONVENTION The 85th annual Geneva International Motor Show went on this past week, and the event is chock full of headline-making, late-breaking, spectacular, lustworthy and sometimes controversial new cars and trucks. Many of these will be impacting the diecast world in the coming year. Some will definitely be made in model form. For others there [...]

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High-Caliber Bullitts: GreenLight’s 1:43 Mustang and Charger

Mar 02, 2015 No Comments by

We just received the press release on GreenLight’s new 1:43 Bullitt duo — the 1968 Mustang GT fastback and the 1968 Dodge Charger R/T. Updated tooling, authentic movie decoration and movie-themed packaging are part of the deal, and each comes in an acrylic case. We’ve only seen photos so far, and these are pre-production (they’re [...]

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1953 Buick Wildcat I Concept – Next Release from Minichamps Bortz Collection

Feb 12, 2015 No Comments by

The next in Minichamps’ Bortz Collection of 1:18 resin GM concept car replicas is set to drop this week — and its already closing in on being sold out! If you must have the 1953 Buick Wildcat I Concept — and you really must — better act fast!

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Elgin Park – a scale slice of Americana! Taking diecast dioramas to a new level.

Feb 05, 2015 No Comments by

With his creation of Elgin Park Michael Paul Smith has gone far, far beyond mere diorama displays of diecast cars. His miniature town is its own stylized world, complete with vignetted  stories told in magical photographic images that combine master-level model making, forced perspective and other optical illusion techniques to create the ultimate in scale [...]

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Dodge, Jeep and Mustang Anniversary Specials in 1:64

Feb 03, 2015 No Comments by

It seems like just about every automotive brand under the sun is celebrating an anniversary right now. Three of the biggies are Ford’s Mustang (50th Anniversary), Jeep (70th Anniversary), and Dodge (100th Anniversary), and GreenLight is celebrating all three in 1:64. Anniversary Collection Series 2 features a pair of 2011 Jeep Wranglers — one in [...]

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1:64 American Classics Sneak Peek: M2 Auto-Thentics Series 31

Feb 03, 2015 No Comments

M2 Machines released this preview sheet of their forthcoming  31st release in the Auto-Thentics series of 1:64 American classics. Included in Series 31  are two color combos each of a 1957 DeSoto Fireflite, a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500, and a 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air. Here are pics of the prototypes: The DeSoto comes in Gloss [...]

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GreenLight Country Roads Series 13

Jan 15, 2015 No Comments

Dig the ’70s theme of GreenLight’s latest Country Roads release — Series 13! The crazy ‘Eagle’-theme paint on the 1972 Chevy C-10 Camper and groovy custom 1976 Dodge Van grab most of the attention, but the ’77 Dodge Royal Monaco two-tone with the maroon simulated vinyl top over Cloud silver really symbolizes the decade for [...]

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Retrofied! Applying Retro Styling Themes to Modern Cars

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments

As automobile shapes become defined more by the science of efficiency-seeking aerodynamics than by the art of design, consumers have increasingly lamented the loss of character in the sheetmetal of modern cars. It has impacted enthusiasm for the real cars and for the scale counterparts in our hobby. To combat the boredom designers and customizers [...]

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Bond 24 features the Aston Martin DB10! 24+10 = Awesome!

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments

The “Spectre” of Bonds past looms large in 24th installment of the 007 franchise! From the classic nemesis reflected in the title to an all-new Aston Martin developed specifically for the film and debuting at the film’s official announcement. Meet the DB10–a taut and elemental Aston for a Bond of the same character. We can’t [...]

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