Category Archives: NEWS

Issues 11+ Delayed

I just received an email from Fanhome regarding a delay in the next batch of issues for our 1:3 scale Iron Man Mk III Armor build. Hopefully we will see the parts soon!

Hi Collector,

Thank you for your loyalty to Iron Man Mark III Armor.

Unfortunately, due to logistical issues because of congestion at the port of Los Angeles, we are experiencing a delay in the delivery of your 4th shipment.

We are working hard to solve this situation and get your package to you by the end of this month.

Stages 91-94 Skipped

So, I have finally received Issue 25 containing Stages 91-94 of our Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Ghostbusters Ecto-1. However, Eaglemoss recommends not building these stages until the replacement Right Front Door arrives in Stage 107. I shared the email I received about this change in my Stages 91+ Delayed post. Therefore, I will skip publishing those articles until we can do it right the first time.

I am on track to receive the next shipments normally and we can build those in the interim. This should keep the build moving.

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Jaguar E-Type Announced

Another brilliant large-scale model is available for pre-order: this new 1:8 scale 1961 Jaguar E-type from Agora Models!

“Designed by aeronautics engineer Malcolm Sayer, the sleek, sculpted lines turn heads as much today as they did in front of the world’s press in 1961. Our model of the roadster version provides an opportunity to enjoy every inch of its perfect lines – inside and out. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to imagine themselves cruising through the countryside, wind in hair, feeling like Tony Curtis or Brigitte Bardot? However, the E-type’s appeal was as much for its driving as for its looks, with its brilliant XK engine capable of producing 265bhp and shooting the E-type to 150mph.

You’d definitely look stylish driving one of these full-size roadsters, but building and owning your own at 1:8 scale gives a new opportunity to enjoy an extreme level of detail. Let your imagination take you for a ride…”

Specifications

Scale: 1:8
Materials: body and chassis made from zamak metal, ABS components, rubber tyres and replica leather upholstery.
Length:  55 cm (22″)
Width:  21 cm (8″)
Height:  14 cm (5 1/2 “)
Number of parts: approximately 500

This model is supplied pre-painted.

Features
  • Functioning headlamps and taillights
  • Windows go up & down by turning the handle
  • Engine sound when the accelerator pedal is pushed
  • Stop lights go on when the brake pedal is pushed
  • Steering wheel operates front wheels
  • High-quality-finish red paint
  • Tan interior with replica-leather bucket seats
  • Optional luggage rack sits on the boot
  • Wire spoke wheels

Head on over to the Agora Models Jaguar page for more information!

Eleanor Sweepstakes

Eaglemoss/Die-Cast Club has announced a sweepstakes promotion related to our Eleanor Mustang! One lucky winner will be flown to the Eleanor factory (Fusion Motors in California) for a tour, get to drive a real Eleanor, and meet Ms. Halicki herself. Fifteen second and third place winners will also receive prizes.

Be sure to enter before 11:59am EST May 12, 2021! You can find details at the link below:

Ride Aboard the Eleanor Mustang Sweepstakes

Leopard 2A6 Announced

I try to keep tabs on the happenings in the large-scale model world and received some exciting news. Agora Models has announced final details on their newest large-scale build: the Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tank!

This 1:16 big-scale Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tank is fully remote controlled and includes the following features:

  • 27″ (68.5 cm) Length
  • 9″ (23.5 cm) Width
  • 7.5″ (19.5 cm) Height
  • 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) Weight – approximate
  • Remote Control Unit with 11 cm color video screen
  • Main lights, position lights and indicators all remotely controlled and/or automatic
  • On-board video camera
  • Motorized 360° motorized rotating Rheinmetall 55 caliber 120 mm smoothbore cannon turret plays sound effect and fires infrared beam at included ‘ruined building’ target with receiver to detect a hit
  • 62mm MG3A1 machine gun with sound effects
  • Metal tracks for added strength, durability and maneuverability
  • Each wheel has independent suspension like the real Leopard 2A6
  • Engine start/stop and running sound
  • Smoke vapor from the engine exhausts
  • Hatches slide open and closed, with removable commander
  • Hinged side skirts can be lifted for easy access to the wheels and tracks

The Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tank is available for pre-order now and will start shipping in June 2021!

Shop is Open!

I have had many visitors ask about the tools and supplies that I use to build my partworks, so I have created a ‘Shop‘ here with Amazon links to most of the items I have used along the way. All proceeds go towards supporting my site costs, not for profit. I hope you all find this helpful!

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