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Proto-Pony: Automodello’s 1962 Ford Mustang I Puts History on the Hoof

Proto-Pony: Automodello’s 1962 Ford Mustang I Puts History on the Hoof

The question one has to ask oneself regarding Automodello isn’t so much why they make the models that they do, but where they get the nerve to take on some of the way-off-the-ranch subjects that they make. No, we’re not complaining. Actually, we’re damned impressed by this maker, and we have been from day one. […]
Little Edsel, Lots of Detail

Little Edsel, Lots of Detail

Serial(ized) Killer Minichamps Model 40 Special Speedster 1:43 | $95.00  Too much is never enough, especially when the matter at hand is cars from the fringe. For a lot of die-hard car folks, Edsel Ford’s one-off “Model 40 Special Speedster” might never have been a topic of conversation – never mind the subject of collectors’ […]

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AUTOart 1:43 1955 Jaguar D-Type Le Mans: Tragic Magic

AUTOart 1:43 1955 Jaguar D-Type Le Mans: Tragic Magic

The 1955 running of Le Mans marked the greatest tragedy ever seen in motorsport, and the horrific accident that took so many lives overshadowed the winning machine’s advanced design and build. AUTOart remembers one of the greatest race cars designs ever built in a classy, classic 1:43 of the historic Le Mans winner. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727923″ […]

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

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

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

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

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. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727923″ entryid=”0_wbasku5v” […]

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ACME Takes On a New Line – “Authentic Models”

ACME Takes On a New Line – “Authentic Models”

ACME Diecast, the spawn of the late, lamented GMP, is a rowdy bunch of go-getters (in the best possible way) who never let a good model go unnoticed – or a great opportunity to break out a new series pass them by. And we love them for that. We’d spoken with Mat Long and papa […]
CMC 1:18 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Engine: “Otto” Power

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

 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”

TSM Models 1:18 Tyrrell 006 “Belgium GP”

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

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

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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