1968 Mustang GT Announced

Eaglemoss/Die-Cast Club have quietly released a new subscription partwork to build up a 1968 Ford Mustang GT!

This 1:8 scale model may look familiar to car nuts like myself – this is the same model and Highland Green color of the Mustang that Frank Bullitt (played by Steve McQueen) drove through the streets of San Francisco in the one of, if not the greatest, car chase scene ever filmed. The 1968 film, Bullitt, is considered an classic car movie!

“There is no cooler car from the 1960s than the Ford Mustang, the original “pony car” that combined power, performance, and understated style like nothing before or since. And now, for the first time at 1:8 scale, you can build your own Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback, the model that was later transformed into the legendary car involved in the greatest Hollywood car chase of all time in Bullitt.

Your superb 1:8 scale model is made from high-quality die-cast metal, along with other precision-engineered components in ABS plastic and rubber. Functioning parts include working front and rear lights, opening doors, hood, and trunk, wind-down windows, and rotating (steering) front wheels. It’s a stunning reproduction of a factory-specification 1968 Mustang GT Fastback, but what takes this sublime replica to another level is an optional customization kit that converts an already-cool Mustang into a genuinely iconic car.”

Details

  • Available in March 2022
  • Length: 23.4″ (59.4 cm)
  • Width: 9.1″ (23.1 cm)
  • Height: 6.8″ (17.3 cm)
  • Weight: 18.3 Lbs. (8.3 Kg)
  • Die-cast body and chassis with other metal and plastic parts
  • Detailed 390cu V8 engine
  • Working doors, hood, and trunk
  • Working steering system
  • Working side windows
  • Working headlights/taillights
  • Stop lights operated by the brake pedal
  • Authentic fold-down rear seat
  • Four Free Gifts
  • Completed in 110 Issues
  • 10 extra Issues at the end of the build to convert the stock Mustang GT into the famous Bullitt movie car, which includes:
    • Customizable license plates
    • Four American Racing Torq Thrust-style wheels
    • Black three-spoke steering wheel with Shelby GT500 logo
    • Rear Valance without the reverse lights
    • Badge Sticker to cover the GT Badge on the trunk
    • Front Grille with no lights or badge

Sign up for your own 1968 Mustang GT (Bullitt) partwork today!

Agora Titanic Announced

Agora Models is at it again – their latest large-scale model available for pre-order is the infamous RMS Titanic in 1:200 scale! I have been hoping that one of the partwork companies would eventually release a big Titanic and here we are. This is the same model that Hachette Partworks is releasing later this month in the UK. However, Agora Models ships worldwide so I will be able to build this here in the US. I am beyond excited, and that means another build site is coming soon! Look for this Titanic to be available from Agora in May of next year (2022).

The Model

“From the makers of the extraordinary Bismarck, a new masterpiece of model shipbuilding, rich in the most realistic details, the most famous ocean liner of all time – RMS TITANIC.

Designed according to the original construction plans at 1:200 scale, this is an unprecedented model constructed with a die-cast metal hull, wooden deck, and with tiny details from the deck fittings to the hull coverings and mechanical parts at a level of perfection and realism that capture the euphoria and optimism of that moment when the liner set out.

All components are already painted in historically accurate detail and colors, making this Titanic model enjoyable for modelers new to the craft, and experts ready for a new challenge.”

“As it prepared to embark on its maiden voyage, RMS Titanic was one of the most opulent ships in the world, designed for comfort rather than speed. Its immense hull was the largest movable manmade object at that time, having a gross registered tonnage of 46,328 tons.

Having inspired countless stories, articles, films and scientific research, and capturing the worlds imagination, we feel honored to bring such an accurate and detailed scale model of this most famous, British luxury passenger liner. Created following the original plans designed by shipbuilders Harland and Wolff, this 1:200 scale model features refined metal details and photo-etched brass railings along the decks and brilliant attention to detail in every part of the ship from the wooden decks to the technical accessories, resulting in a masterpiece in naval modeling.

All components are already painted in historically accurate detail and colors, making the Titanic model enjoyable for modelers new to the craft, and experts ready for a new challenge.”

Each of the 140 issues of this partwork will include a magazine detailing the story of the Titanic from the ship itself to life on board. The Agora  Models subscription plan consists of 24 shipments, each one about six weeks apart. The initial shipment includes the first four issues, then the following shipments each contains six issues.

Specifications

Scale: 1:200
Materials: Die-cast Metal Hull, Wood Deck with Brass accessories, photo-etched metal details, and ABS plastic
Length:  52.75″ (134cm)
Width:  6″ (15.5cm)
Height:  8.75″ (22.5cm)
Number of parts: approximately 1,800

This model is supplied pre-painted.

Features

  • Metal Hull, wooden deck
  • Smoke effects from funnel
  • Working internal and external lights
  • Electronic rotating propellers
  • Removable sections
  • Replica of functioning engine
  • Remote control unit based on the original design of the engine room telegraph on the Titanic

If you opt for the premium subscription at an additional charge, you will also receive this nice display case:

And finally, there will be three FREE GIFTS that Agora will send out as the build progresses: a Titanic-styled pocket watch, tool kit, and a replica Titanic tin plate:

Head on over to the Agora Models Titanic page for more information. I have already got my name on the list for this build!