Here we go: February’s Model Citizen/Live and Let Diecast Model of the Month is AUTOart’s 1:43-scale Porsche 928.
Today’s the last day to grab Model Citizen’s LaLD Model of the Month for January, AUTOart’s 1:18 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Group A Hasemi Motorsport. Promo code LALDJAN puts one in your fantasy garage for $99 shipped.
Interest in AUTOart’s upcoming Nissan Skyline RS Turbo Super Silhouette is probably the highest I’ve seen for any new 1:18-scale release since I started Model Citizen, and with good reason: the model looks incredible. We now hear from AUTOart that we should expect this car in the U.S. in mid-February.
Some of you may be familiar through Instagram with the creations of my pal David B., aka @vintage_43. David does absolutely beautiful custom work on Hot Wheels, primarily on Porsches, and together we’ve had some success pedaling them at local P-Car events alongside my usual Model Citizen faire. As a thank-you gift for…
Remember when we used to do Model Citizen/LaLD Models of the Month? Those were the good old days, weren’t they?
I had a couple of people hit me up on the ‘Gram yesterday to inquire whether or not we were going to carry the AUTOart 1:18 Group 5 Skyline Silhouette when it comes out next year. This is a model I’ve had my eye on for a long time, as it speaks to my fond memories of playing with Pocket Cars in the ‘80s...as well as…
I want a GT3. Let’s just get that straight right from the beginning. Sure, there are lots of other silly little life goals I’m working toward, like home ownership in Southern California (yeah, right), college for the kids, maybe retirement someplace quiet...but really, it’s all about that GT3.
There’s a new show coming to the L.A. car scene in a couple of weeks, and this one has something for us diecast folk. The Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo is hosting its first-ever “Porsche Gathering” on Sunday, September 16th. The show will focus on air-cooled P-cars, with a special emphasis on the 914, which…
We’re cooking up some new ideas here at MC headquarters, and we’d like your help in making certain that they don’t end up half-baked (wokka wokka). I put together a short survey to take the general temperature of model car collectors, and you guys have proven to be an astute and opinionated bunch. If you have some…
BMW M1 Procar, as campaigned in the 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans by Team BMW Zol’Auto. 1:18 scale, by Minichamps.
(Sorry, not on our website due to tiny defects. Will have it available at Radwood Norcal or by private inquiry...if I don’t decide to keep this one myself. And I might.)
Over the past few years, I’ve culled a nearly 2000-piece 1:64 collection down to just a few hundred special cars. Of those, a few have been deemed “house-worthy,” meaning they get to live on display in my domicile. In honor of LaLD Car Week: Day One, here are a few amusing house reds.
With apologies for the late-month announcement, here it is: the Model Citizen/Live and Let Diecast! Model of the Month for February is TSM’s new 1:43-scale Honda Civic Type R. Nate13 gave us an early look at this model earlier this month, and based on response to his post we thought it would make a good MOTM candidate.
Just a quick reminder: Model Citizen’s LaLD Model of the Month, the 1:18 Lexus LC500 by AUTOart, is available at a 10% discount through January 31st. Enter promo code LALD10 to receive your discount.
With apologies for the late announcement, I’m pleased to unveil January’s surprise Model of the Month: AUTOart’s 1:18-scale composite Lexus LC500. That’s right, one of the most highly anticipated new model releases in recent memory is our specially priced MOTM. I know, crazy, right?
Just a quick announcement: we’re offering 15% off all in-stock models (including previously discounted items) now through January 2nd. Use promo code “MCD15" at checkout to receive your discount.
Hope everyone is having a great holiday season, and that you’ve all had reasons to celebrate this year!
As I’ve mentioned here before, even though I’m busily building a 1:18/1:43 business, I still have a deep affection for 1:64-scale cars. And why not? They’re the gateway drug of the diecast collecting hobby, one that takes hold when we’re little kids, and for some of us never lets go. I keep on…
We dropped a few hints last month, so for those who figured it out and have been waiting patiently, here it is: AUTOart’s 1:18-scale Honda Ballade Sports CR-X Si (1985), our LaLD Model of the Month.
Just a quick reminder: there’s one week left to grab Model Citizen’s October Model of the Month, the AUTOart 1:18-scale Porsche 908/02 Spyder McQueen/Revson 1970 Sebring edition. Regularly $119, you can get one of our two remaining models for only $101.15 by using promo code LALDOCT at checkout.
My kids got out the old Hot Wheels USA set this morning, so I thought I’d dust off (literally) one of my favorite Macau-era MB castings to join the fun. Turns out, the Peugeot Quasar concept makes for an excellent behind-the-building creeper.