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The Phantom Menace: Automodello’s Corsair is on deck

Nov 19, 2011 No Comments

Those 57 Varieties must have been running pretty well when Rusty Heinz contracted Maurice Schwartz (of Bohman & Schwartz coach builders) to help design and build a special car, atop an already special machine. Thus the dashing coachwork of the Phantom Corsair, of which only one would ever be made, was built onto a Cord [...]

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100 Pieces and Counting – A Behind the Scenes Look

Nov 10, 2011 1 Comment

Sean Taylor of M2 Machines shared two very cool exploded views of the pieces used to build their models with us today. One is their 1:24 1957 Chevy, and the other their 1:24 1966 Shelby – and with his permission, we bring both of these behind the scenes images to you. Have you ever wondered [...]

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Calling All Camaro Fans! Maisto Has A Treat For You…

Oct 18, 2011 No Comments

Maisto delivers customized diecast replicas through their AllStar line and 2 new 1:24 Chevy Camaro RS SS models are arriving at retailers now.  As with most Maisto larger scale diecast, the hood, doors and trunk all open. Take the time to explore beneath the hood and you will quickly realize the engine has been swapped in favor of [...]

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Jada Toys Collectors Club Wave 8: Wave Hello

Oct 03, 2011 No Comments

Jada Toys is finding great success with their Wal-Mart Exclusive Collectors Club program.  Designed as a partnership between Jada Toys and Wal-Mart, the entry-level priced series of exclusively decorated vehicles will come individually numbered to authenticate their limited edition status.  Each vehicle offers good attention to detail, and can be picked up for a very reasonable [...]

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Automodello1938 Phantom Corsair Preview

Sep 29, 2011 No Comments

  Our friends at Automodello continue to deliver outstanding replicas of inspired subject matter, and their latest model is shaping up to be nothing less than  pure perfection.  Enjoy these first images of Automodello’s 1938 Phantom Corsair, patterned after the car that Rusty Heinz (of the ketchup family) designed and built.  If your palate got dry and your [...]

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Sunstar 1:24 AEC Regent Bus: Double Decker Fun

Aug 21, 2011 No Comments

Bus models are a big part of the Sunstar lineup, and we’d seen some of these 1:24 double deckers before – but this 1946 AEC Regent really grabbed us, with its tall, skinny architecture, petite stairways and railings, and the artful little details that abound everywhere. Sunstar’s really good at making the big and little [...]

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Danbury Mint 1:24 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville: Golden Boy

Aug 14, 2011 No Comments

It’s hard to believe that in the midst of the chrome-crazed ‘fifties, a design as elegant and sedate as the ’57 Eldorado was allowed to leave Detroit. But it did, and it still stirs the soul. Part of that has to do with sheer rarity; fewer than 4,000 Eldos were built that year, emerging from [...]

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Sunstar 1:24 Bedford OB: Magic Bus

Aug 13, 2011 No Comments

Research has its rewards. For me, the payoff came when a little Internet crawling returned photos of the actual bus that Sunstar used to tool this outstanding model of a 1949 Bedford OB. Bedfords were built from 1939 to 1951, and a little more than 12,500 were made; very little change took place during that [...]

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Diecast Reproductions’ 1:24 “Junker” Corvette: One Man’s Trash…

Aug 10, 2011 No Comments

Done to a truly putrid turn by the master of scale mayhem, Manny Solano, Diecast Reproductions’ thoroughly crapped-over 1982 Corvette coupe is a forlorn, fermented piece of the barn find variety. To be sure, this kind of simulated decay doesn’t come easy. Though the car is bereft of a single glossy surface, Solano’s artistry shines [...]

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Danbury Mint 1:24 1964 Thunderbird: Fly Ford

Jul 24, 2011 4 Comments

In 1964, the Ford Thunderbird was a powerful personal luxury car, with standard engine displacement that started at 390 cubes. Depending on the carburetor and intake, the Ford FE “Y-Block” motor made either 300 or 330 horsepower – more than up to the task of hauling the freshly redesigned ‘bird with surprising alacrity. For serious [...]

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