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.
CAs a total Porsche fanboi I’ve been pining over, and jealous of, photos from past Luftgekühlt events of the past 5 years, watching them get bigger and badder every year. And after missing out on Rennsport Reunion last summer, my mind was made up to finally make it out to the sixth edition.
This is the #77 Dempsey Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR that won the LMGTE AM class at Le Mans in 2018, finishing 25th overall, 53 laps behind Fernando Alonso. This is one of my favorite liveries, and has been for the past 3 years, when the striking blue/grey colors caught my eye. I’d been looking for a decently priced…
It was my birthday again last month, as normally happens once a year, and that meant it was time for another 1:18 model. Well, did Model Citizen Diecast have a doozie available!
Finally got myself some blue paint! The shade is a tad dark, but I think it works.
Not in Florida, but in Norther Virginia instead.
Kinsmarts are one of the biggest bangs for your buck in scale models. They seem like just another pullback, but for $5.99 you get a very nicely detailed 1/32 car.
Naturally I had to bring out the rally Porsches, as well as the ski trip Polestar V60. Snow makes for such interesting lighting!
Since most of the country is finally emerging on the other side of the polar vortex, that must mean it’s spring, right? And in spring time we clean! And de-clutter! So it’s finally time for me to let some of the cars go that have been in my collection or collecting dust waiting to turn into customs but probably never…
In August of 2017 four guys got together to bring a new experience and line of products to the world of scale model car collecting. They are all automobile enthusiasts and artisans with experience in the scale model world. However, they saw a niche to fill with some quirky choices. They formed DNA Collectibles in…
The 996 is always thought of as the ugly duckling of the 911 family. However, according to Porsche’s Top 5 series on Youtube, the 996 generation 911 RSR is also one of the top 5 loudest and raunchiest sounding race cars they ever built. Ugly duckling no more, I think!
TSM 1:43 Alfa Romeo 33/3 driven to victory in the 1971 Targa Florio by Nino Vaccarella and Toine Hezemans.
This has been my most involved body alteration project, I think, as far as I can remember. I’m changing a Porsche 356 “A” to a strict, and mostly stock, 1960 356B.
Since it’s still McLaren Monday, here is the car that has been sitting idle in my WIP drawer for a loooooong time. Like, a year. As you can see from this post from September 2017, I got the car shaped with all its roadcar-spec details (deleted air ducts on flanks, reshaped front fascia, spoiler delete, etc., and I…
This is one of the best cars I’ve ever received in the mail. Bar none. It’s probably my favorite non-Porsche racing livery, from an era and racing series that produced some insane cars, sounds, liveries, and legends. None more legendary, though, than the man himself, Dan Gurney.
The Porsche 911 is often derogatorily referred to as a Beetle. This one, however, is related to a completely different boy band.
“Two wagons in the hand are better than two wagons on the pegs. - Ancient LaLD Proverb
Springfield, VA. - A Florida Man reportedly participating in a yearly celebration of gift giving caused some serious consternation this weekend. The pair of cars he sent were so good that the recipient’s mind was literally blown.
Since we’re going all Buzzfeed on LaLD today, I had to take advantage of all that clickbait and get my 2018 top-10 in as well!
For being such a famous race, I had a surprisingly hard time finding details on the route, duration, etc. of the 1969 Monte Carlo Rally.