A couple of Fiat 500s.
My last post of the La Route BLEUE series for now: a Renault Galion in dairy farm service.
Another one of the La ROUTE BLEUE series of 1/43 vehicles by Altaya. This is a Renault Galion in service truck livery.
I was eating breakfast this morning when I heard a loud CRASH!!! Sort of a metallic sound mixed with a solid THUNK! What the hell was that? I walk into my office and instead of seeing this:
Renault produced the AHx series of light/medium trucks from 1941 to 1947 in capacities ranging from two to five tons. This particular AHN model is part of Altaya’s extensive 1/43 scale La Route Bleue collection, and came with a nice diorama base and figure. Rather than rely on screws to secure the vehicle to the…
Bought a package deal of three La ROUTE BLEUE vehicles but I couldn’t wait for French Friday! Here’s a Renault AHN plateau by Altaya. Supposed to be 1/43 but it looks HUGE next to anything else I have. More to come!
This is the follow up to my Wednesday post about a Ferrari 330 P3 that was raced in the 1966 Targa Florio. I wasn’t too familiar with this race but the images I’d seen online, exotic cars tearing across the twisty roads of Sicily, really intrigued me, so here’s a little background.
Here’s a very preliminary shot of Brumm’s Ferrari 330 P3 as raced in the 1966 Targa Florio, as driven by Bandini and Vaccarella. After this shot I painted the wheels correctly but I still have to weather the car and play with the diorama set-up a bit. I’m trying to match a couple of period photos which I’ll post later.
Minichamps 2002 ti, driven by Stuck and Schickentanz, 1970 24H Nurburgring.
Convoy pauses for a rest on their march up the Italian peninsula. Jeeps by Cararama; halftrack Quad 50s by Atlas Editions.
You may recall the saga of my Solido 2002 Turbo and its botched paint stripping, which resulted in this finely crafted patina finish:
I’ve posted this Alpine-Renault A310 before but as my supply of French diecasts is pretty limited, a re-shoot will have to do for Friday’s topic. While this doesn’t have the classic look of the A110, I kind of dig the 70s vibe it has, especially the massive array of headlights up front.
One of my other hobbies is model railroading, specifically O-gauge, the Lionel size trains. O-gauge roughly translates into 1/48 scale, although Lionel themselves often stray from that ratio. The problem in the O-gauge community is finding diecast cars that look “right” on the train layout. As we all know here on this…
First, kudos to all of the fantastic submissions this week! Truly inspiring photography every day. My entry for Wild Car day is a 1/43 Jeep CJ-2A by Cararama (Hongwell), with a bit of dry-brush weathering for authenticity’s sake.
This post has absolutely nothing to do with the game. I’ve posted this car before, a Lancia Fulvia HF 1600 as raced in the 1972 Rallye Monte Carlo, driven by Munari and Mannucci.
The things you learn with this hobby! You cruise eBay, looking for interesting and affordable cars. Scroll through page after page of almost-bargains until something catches your eye. Like this 1/43 Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta by Leo Models. Kind of cool looking with those side-pipes, and my collection lacks any…
The M3A1 Scout Car, AKA the White Scout Car, came out of the White Motor Company factories in Cleveland from 1940 through 1944. Some 20,000 were built, and saw duty as patrol and scout cars, ambulances, command cars and gun tractors. You can see echoes of the Scout Car in the designs of both the M3 Halftrack and the…
Had the week off from work so I put some time (ok, many hours) into finishing my Italian Street Scene diorama. I have big plans for this diorama - big plans! Like feature some Mille Miglia cars, or Targa Florio course settings, or their modern historic versions. Heck, throw in a M4 Sherman tank and a few half-tracks,…
Found this today in a retro shop near me called Lost Coast:
Santa picked up some new wheels, courtesy of the world-renowned Sunnyside Guangzhou Manufacturing Company: