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

Sep 28, 2013 No Comments

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

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

 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

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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NEW VIDEO! Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

Jul 11, 2013 No Comments

Mattel keeps putting out top-quality images of some truly drool-inducing supercars, and this riotous red model keeps the line going strong.     hotwheels-elite.com

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NEW VIDEO! AUTOart 1:18 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Coupe

Jul 09, 2013 No Comments

Yep – we dug the roadster, and we couldn’t wait for the coupe to come along. Now, AUTOart’s latest entry in the Jaguar series has rolled through our studio with a slew of features, this maker’s typically perfect assembly, and, oh yeah, that classic Jag look.     AUTOartmodels.com

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