Bonus Photos! Tamiya 1:12 Ferrari 288 GTO

Oct 20, 2011 2 Comments

When space becomes the final frontier – which it always does at deadline time – we have to pick the photos we’ll be using in print. It’s never easy, and it always means that a bunch of snaps get left on our virtual cutting room floor. That’s a shame, because the photos are already-processed, nicely [...]

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M2 Machines Announces Partnership With Chip Foose and Foose Designs

Oct 19, 2011 No Comments

Castline is proud to announce a new licensing agreement with Chip Foose.  The brand new M2 Foose line will feature Chip’s award winning creations as well as cars from the hit TV show “Overhaulin’”, and a few undisclosed “surprises”.  The Foose line will focus mainly on 1:64 scale cars, with a few 1:24 scale cars [...]

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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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Diecast Tool Box: Decal Fix

Oct 17, 2011 1 Comment

A couple of days ago, I did a review of Ottomodel’s 1:18 1968 Alpine A210, a really cool, very nicely done resin replica of a Le Mans contender. I liked the thing a lot, with the exception of a couple of minor problems – one of which was the way the decals were placed over [...]

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Luxury Collectibles Announces 2nd Wave of 1:43 Resin Vehicles

Oct 16, 2011 No Comments

Luxury Collectibles has recently announced their 2nd wave in a series of premium resin collectibles.  The series will include a 2011 Buick LaCrosse in Stone Metallic, 2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Sedan in Crystal Red, 2011 Cadillac CTS Wagon in Black Raven, 2011 Camaro SS Coupe in Rally Yellow and a 2011 Camaro SS Convertible in [...]

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2011 Hot Wheels Convention Customs Coverage

Oct 16, 2011 2 Comments

The annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention took place last week in Los Angeles. There were tons of great creative customs to be seen. I had the opportunity to talk customizing with several creative individuals; some I have known for years, and others I had the privilege of meeting for the first time. New or old friend, all of these artists are [...]

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Hot Wheels `57 Chevy Base Variations!

Oct 16, 2011 2 Comments

For all you base Variation collectors look at the white 2011 HW Racing #10 `57 Chevy. There is the smooth base without `57 Chevy and there is one with `57 Chevy.

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Ottomobile 1:18 Alpine A210: Resin Rocks

Oct 16, 2011 No Comments

Some car guys pride themselves on an ability to identify an engine solely by the sound it makes. When challenged, they can call out passing cars with their eyes closed, then wax poetic about everything from V12 Ferraris to small block Chevys and prop-engined fighter planes. If they’re an older example of the breed, they’ll [...]

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M2 Machines Announces Ground Pounders Release 8

Oct 14, 2011 2 Comments

M2 Machines is at it again with another release of their infamous Ground Pounders line.  Ground Pounder 8 includes a 1971 Plymouth HEMI Cuda, 1957 Chevy 150, 1958 Plymouth Fury, 1949 Mercury, 1970 Chevy Chevlle SS and last but certainly not least a brand new casting, a 1970 Buick GS.  Look for these and other M2 [...]

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Tin Wizard Announces 1:43 Duesenberg SJ “Mormon Meteor” for Holiday 2011

Oct 13, 2011 1 Comment

White metal has long been a material of choice for crafting 1:43 models, and though the aptly-named German model company Tin Wizard has also used resin in the past, we’re betting that they’ll be potting a batch or two of alloy for an upcoming holiday-time release – the 1935 Duesenberg SJ “Mormon Meteor”. The Meteor [...]

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