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NEW VIDEO! Minichamps 1:18 “Mullin Collection” Hispano-Suiza “Xenia” and Delahaye 165: Curves Ahead

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments by

Peter Mullin calls his collection of exotic French cars from the ‘thirties his “French Curves” collection – with good reason. The cars are almost exclusively the handiwork of top-tier coach builders from a bygone era. These Minichamps resincasts are the first in a series of large-scale models that the manufacturer will be fielding to complement [...]

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NEW VIDEO! Paragon Models 1:18 1971 Jaguar XJ6: Refined Find

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments by

Paragon Models’ 1:18 1971 Jaguar XJ6 is the latest in a line of well-done, not-too-pricey cars from a maker that got its start at the lower end of the hobby. The real car was always a great value for sport sedan buyers and enthusiasts, and the model is a lot like the real thing – [...]

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VIDEO! TSM Models 1:18 Lotus 56B “Italian Grand Prix”: X-Ray Specs

Sep 28, 2013 No Comments by

TSM Models 1971 Lotus 56B Turbine F1  (TSM111804) 1:18 | $195.00 TSM just keeps the hits coming – and this video of the cover car for the Winter 2014 issue of Die Cast X shows how clever engineering, fastidious detailing, and great quality can be had for a more than reasonable price. TSM Models

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CMC 1:18 Maserati 300S Chassis: Naked Ambition

Sep 24, 2013 No Comments by

CMC Maserati 300S Rolling Chassis  1:18 | $356.00  CMC has given collectors two amazing versions of the 1955-1958 Maserati 300S draped in beautiful Carozzeria Fantuzzi bodywork, but the most impressive version of the 300S just might be this rolling chassis version, on deck for release sans body. It’s an important car, and this release of [...]

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CMC 1:18 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Engine: “Otto” Power

Sep 21, 2013 No Comments by

 CMC Mercedes 300SLR Display Engine 1:18 | $147.00 (misquoted in the issue as $135.00) If there’s anything wrong with the models coming from premium maker CMC, it’s that a lot of the  coolest details are lost beneath the cars’ skins. The good news is that this maker occasionally releases  a stripped chassis (like the Maserati 300 Bill [...]

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TSM Models 1:18 Tyrrell 006 “Belgium GP”

Sep 15, 2013 No Comments by

TSM Models Tyrrell 006 / Belgian GP 1973  1:18 | $140.00 TSM Models’ Tyrrell 006 racer is a tight little replica of Jackie Stewart’s final F1 ride; a sealed-body marvel that pays homage to a great driver – and the sport he walked away from when he parked the car for the last time. The [...]

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AUTOart 1:18 Red Bull X2010: “X” Marks the Spot

Sep 12, 2013 No Comments

AUTOart Red Bull X2010  1:18 |$189.99 Movie and TV cars in scale are always fun. ‘Sixties kids had James Bond’s DB5, the Barris Batmobile, the Black Beauty, and the Munster Koach; younger fans have K.I.T.T., the General Lee – or, more recently, any of the Dark Knight Batmobiles, Batpods,  and Bat… well, everything. That guy [...]

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AUTOart 1:18 Toyota 86GT: Scion of the Subaru Deal, in Scale

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments

 AUTOart Toyota 86GT Limited  1:18 | $149.99 In its home market, the car we know here as the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ is sold as the Toyota 86 (say “Eight-Six”, or, if you’re a local, “Hachi-Roku“). In its barest Japan-only iteration, the boxer-engined 2+2 rear driver doesn’t even wear hubcaps – just steel wheels [...]

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BBR’s New 1:18 Resin C7 Corvette Is On The Way

Aug 02, 2013 No Comments

Surprise, surprise. Well, not really. We knew that a high-end resin of the new – and apparently wildly good – 2014 Corvette Stingray was in the making over in BBR’s studios, and these factory photos of a finished piece hold a lot of promise for high-end resin model collectors with pushrod V8 in their blood. [...]

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NEW VIDEO! Minichamps 1:18 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 – in ABS!

Jul 13, 2013 No Comments

We’ve always appreciated Minichamps’ desire to try new things – and this 1:18 model of the hairy racing Benz, done in ABS plastic, shows that that trend isn’t slowing down any time soon. carvillemodels.com  

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