Green Machine: Minichamps 1:43 “Mullin Collection” Bugatti Type 57C Van Vooren

Mar 20, 2013 No Comments

Minichamps Mullin Collection Bugatti Type 57C  1:43 | $95.00 At least one 1/43 scale model or kit of every Bugatti Type is available, and all the Atlantics, most Atalantes, and all 11 of the bodies carried at one time or another on the six Type 41 Royale chassis can be found. But this beautiful addition to [...]

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Top Liner: Brooklin’s 1:43 1955 Packard Four Hundred

Mar 20, 2013 No Comments

Brooklin 1955 Four Hundred 2-Door Hardtop 1:43 | $135.00  While Packard’s 1955 bodies looked new, they were in fact structurally the same as their predecessors, wearing a major external face-lift that created a longer, lower, slab-sided look amplified by horizontal trim and tri-tone color schemes. What was new was Packard’s first V-8 engine and torsion-bar [...]

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NEW MODEL MAKER! ESVAL Models Appears On The Scene

Feb 08, 2013 No Comments

If you’ve never heard of model maker “ESVAL”, welcome to the club. But don’t be too hard on yourself. The company is a brand-new player in the burgeoning 1:43 market, and this group of factory photos – dusty though they may be – show a lot of promise from this spanking-new line of resincasts. The [...]

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IXO 1:43 Pierce Arrow “Silver Arrow” – BONUS PHOTOS

Feb 02, 2013 No Comments

Wayne Moyer has handed in his review of IXO’s 1:43 1933 Pierce Arrow “Silver Arrow” for the Summer 2013 issue of Die Cast X – but we couldn’t resist posting these bonus snaps of the model, which is patterned after a machine currently residing in the Blackhawk Collection. Only five 1:1 Silver Arrows were made; [...]

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Kyosho sees a Ghost.. and a Phantom.. in 1:43

Nov 26, 2012 No Comments

Kyosho’s 1:18 Rolls Royce is getting some company in 1:43, thanks to this pair of extended wheelbase variants. First up is the 1:43 Rolls Royce Ghost, in “extended wheelbase” form, wearing a color called “Darkest Tungsten” – a fitting scheme for this more sporting Rolls. We like the added pieces all over the car – [...]

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Look Back and Remember: November 22, 1963

Nov 22, 2012 1 Comment

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we must also take a moment to remember another American moment – one not so happy – that happened on this day in 1963. It’s not very often that a model causes controversy. But when Minichamps  released a replica of President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 “X-100” Lincoln – replete with figures [...]

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Highway 61 Debuts 1:43! Meet the Boss…

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

Highway 61 made the scene several years ago with American classics like the 1951/51 Studebaker, a Hudson Hornet, and even a Nash or three. In between, they also broke out very detailed 1:18 muscle, carrying the torch for the Ertl releases that had founded the hobby. That shouldn’t have been a surprise: the company’s president [...]

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For The Technophile : AutoWave Bluetooth Cars

Sep 26, 2012 1 Comment

Just when we thought that our smart phones couldn’t get any smarter, along comes AutoWave, with a new app for your iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, or just about any portable wireless device. No, the app won’t help you locate sushi or organize your Springsteen bootlegs; this one uses Bluetooth to control a 1:43 car. Really. Once [...]

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NEW VIDEO! Minichamps’ 1:43 “Mullin Automotive Museum” Debut Cars

Sep 24, 2012 No Comments

Straight out of the pages of the Winter ’13 issue of Die Cast X, Minichamps’ 1:43 “Mullin Automotive Museum” Collection models offer a fans of French classics a great new lineup of resin-bodied images culled from the magnificent machines contained in Peter Mullin’s exquisite “French Curves” collection. Stay tuned for more from that collection in [...]

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Talbot To Go: Spark 1937 T150SS Teardrop Coupe

Sep 06, 2012 1 Comment

If Spark’s “Teardrop” Talbot-Lago doesn’t reach out and grab you on some level, you’re just not a car guy/gal. Only 12 of the low-slung Talbot-Lago T150SS chassis were fitted with this body, à la Figoni et Falaschi; every curve of this incredible design flows cleanly into another – so much so that Sir William Lyons [...]

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