Scale models: 1:24 scale

Scale models come in a variety of scales. Fantasy spaceships can be as small as 1:20000 at the other end of the scale fashion dolls can be 1:2. Model cars come in a vast range of scales: some radio controlled models can be as big as 1:12 or even 1:10, whilst small cars can be…

Green Cars

Green…British Racing Green (for the Le Mans winning Bentley Supercharged) …not to be confused with Green cars like the Tesla, Honda Insight and Toyota Prius…Lamborghinis, Mercuries, Astons and E Types aren’t the most environmentally friendly cars… A different sort of green car below. It IS Easy Being Green!

Hot Wheels Three Pack Dilemma

Sometimes the car I’ve been searching for, I haven’t found sold singly but I have found in a three pack. There is then the dilemma of having to pay three times the price of a single car. particularly if the two other cars are unappealing. This happened today when I finally found a Honda Civic…

Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels first appeared in 1968 and had a dramatic effect on the diecast market. These cars from Barbie creator Mattel arose from the Hot Rod craze in America at the time. The cars were approximately 1/64 scale came in bright metallic colours and rolled across the floor or on special tracks faster than any diecast…

The Nostalgia Buzz

NostalgiaI can remember in the classroom, when I was just seven, my friend Carl showed me his model of the Matchbox Mercury Cougar “Rat Rod Dragster”, this was like no model car I’d seen before. The car was bright lime green with an exposed engine. I was familiar with the earlier Mercury Cougar, which had opening…

Eaglemoss (Ferrari Collection)

    Eaglemoss, like DeAgostini, has a magazine and a 1:43 scale model car. There were 80 scheduled issues of the Ferrari Collection, I purchased one copy of the magazine for 25 lari ($14.16, the cover price:399 roubles), the edition with the Ferrari Testarossa (#10). I also picked up a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (cost…