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Hotwheels Alonso Ferrari F10 1:18
Hotwheels Alonso Ferrari F10 1:18
Hotwheels Alonso Ferrari F10 1:18

1:18 diecast review: Hotwheels Ferrari F10

Well Fernando’s Ferrari project is now over (at least for 2015) but it did start in fine form with a first up win for the Scuderia in the 2010 Bahrain GP  in the elongated shark finned bar-coded Ferrari F10. Hotwheels had...
 
Diecast models
 
Minichamps M23 1974
Minichamps M23 1974
Minichamps M23 1974

Diecast news: Is the diecast collectors’ market in recovery mode?

I’ve noticed some recent sales on ebay in the last few months which suggest that the F1 diecast collectors market could be recovering. I don’t trade models myself but I get a lot of questions from other new and old ...

 
Diecast models
 
Kyosho vs Minichamps
Kyosho vs Minichamps
Kyosho vs Minichamps

1:43 diecast review: Kyosho vs Minichamps

Kyosho are better known for their radio control cars but they do produce some beautiful 1:12 scale sports and road cars. Collectors will also be familiar with the 1:64 scale F1 team collections and other 1:43 F1 models produced...
 
 
Diecast models
 
Spark Ligier JS5 sideshot
Spark Ligier JS5 sideshot
Spark Ligier JS5 sideshot

Rare Spark 1:43 models – Pt 2

Last year I posted on rare and hard to find Spark 1:43 models as a companion post to my earlier post on hard to find Minichamps F1 models. I’ve noticed a couple of recent ebay sales that I’m sure shatters previous r...

 
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DeAgostini Senna Kyosho
DeAgostini Senna Kyosho
DeAgostini Senna Kyosho

F1 diecast news – DeAgostini Senna magazine and Kyosho 1:8 McLaren MP4/4

UK, German and US Senna fans might be interested in DeAgostini Publishing’s monthly subscription magazine on Ayrton Senna which also includes parts to gradually build a Kyosho McLaren MP4/4 1:8 scale (55cm long). I haven&...
 
Diecast models
 
quartzo vs exoto 1:18
quartzo vs exoto 1:18
quartzo vs exoto 1:18

F1 1:18 diecast review: Exoto v Quartzo – Jim Clark Lotus 49

Last year I posted a review of Quartzo’s 1:18 scale model of Jim Clark’s Lotus 49 in which he won the 1967 British GP. I made a comment that the Quartzo compared well with the Exoto version – there are 2 Exoto...
 





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