It is often said that we live in a golden age of diecast customizing and model making. The advent of 3d printing has opened up so many doors, it’s amazing. You can scratch build a lot, but it is hard to get the level of detail that you can with a 3d printer.
Quite a nice casting.
The opening features are the flaps on the box it came in.
am I the only one who finds a ZaMacLaren a funny irony, considering a bare metal replica of an entirely carbon fiber composite car?
Rip it! You will still have the nifty cardboard box ;).
Btw if you haven’t checked out the latest Grand Tour episode, they have a great bit on the 917. Got inspired to take some shots using a pair of books 8 have.
Car #23 from my box of gems purchased at the Collectibles shop at the Rutland Vt. Mall. Majorette Pontiac Trans Sport SE. VdubyaJohn guessed this one was the car I had my laser sights on. But, it wasn’t. Great guess though. I’ve been wanting a nice example of this quirky van by now-defunct Pontiac for a while. It was…
Not in Florida, but in Norther Virginia instead.
How long til your significant other makes you get rid of it? lol
Mercedes 190 Evo from the Open Track. A few buddies joined in as well. I love this casting! The new MOMO casting got revised headlight decals.
I’m definitely guilty of this one once or twice in my life... Oops! LOL
Every year without fail, I go to the Canadian International Auto Show. This year, I picked up something special.
Dang! That decal work is unbelievable! What do you use for a setting solution?
Wow. Incredible build & pics.
I was so inspired by Philip’s recent post of his Tipo 33/3 by TSM that I had to find one! Found this with a Make An Offer on the bay. You wouldn’t believe how much surgery the driver - Vaccarella himself - had to endure to fit in the cockpit.
It is. I built it a few years ago out of a 70s coke machine.
Here’s a car that I know absolutely nothing about - the Jaguar XJ40 Estate. This model is a 1/43 scale sealed resin that goes for roughly $100 bucks which is definitely on the higher end of 43 scale cars. There is a lot of little detail that I really couldn’t capture but the hood ornament stands out and looks great. I…
I’m still blown away by the early years PlayArt cars. They really nailed it on some of these castings. This Fiat 124 Sport is no exception. My example here is missing the bumpers. But, that doesn’t deter (much) from the overall quality and detail that this car had. Excellent front grille and headlights. Interior is…
Continuing with the Matchbox with opening parts on my 198th post is the ‘65 Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback.
2009 Brawn GP BGP001 ‘Jenson Button ‘09 World Champion’ 1/43 scale model from the F1 Car Collection magazine by Panini. Alongside the model is a hand-drawn sideview drawing of the BGP001 by my (talented AF) youngest brother.