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Below are a list of all our latest news items over the last 30 days.

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26
Nov
MEA Kit43: first pictures of the Jim Clark Formula 2 Pau 1965 winning Lotus 35 1:43 hand built only models expected sometime during December...
25
Nov
FSW Weekly: Welcome to the latest instalment of our weekly magazine. Just a few ranges for you this week but plenty of new items among them. There have been two deliveries from Spark offering over 25 new releases over a typically broad spectrum of collecting themes. In 1:18 there are several colourful IMSA racers from Top Speed to enjoy. For fans of older Le Mans entries, there are new kit and hand builts from MEA Kit43, modelled in typically rustic style and offering a brace of previously overlooked machines. You can re-live the 2021 Le Mans race in high definition Blu-Ray and for kit builders we have restocks of the ever popular Virage range of decals. There are plenty of new items announced for pre-order, with a welcome return from Faenza 43 and some stunning subjects from BBR among the highlights...
Faenza 43: is back! no pictures yet for the newly listed 1:43 hand built Ferrari subjects from 1950s Sebring, Mille Miglia, Pescara, hill climb, Fort Sumner & Montlhery events driven by Hill, Marzotto, Chinetti & Shelby amongst others...
24
Nov
Top Speed: new 1:18 releases are now available offering collectors the 2020/2021 Daytona Corvette C8.Rs, Porsche GT3R #88 & Acura NSX #57, 1st 2020 Sebring Mazda DPi & Audi RS6 Avant...
23
Nov
Autocult: confirms the 2021 books, the exclusive model is a Tatra V855 Aeroluge plus is adding a 1:43 1961 Piaggio Ape Pentaro dressed as the "Messerschmitt Racing Team" to the future lineup...
MEA Kit43: arrived from France is the new 1:43 resin/metal kit & hand built models of the Tojeiro EE Le Mans 1962 #25 Ecurie Ecosse & hand built only Austin Healey Sprite Le Mans 1963 #42 Whitmore/Olthoff...
BBR: the all new Ferrari Daytona SP3 Icona is coming some time during 2022 as both 1:43 & 1:18 hand built models. Queue forming here...
Matrix: we are expecting the 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe Pininfarina, 1960 Ferrari 250GT SWB Berlinetta Prototype Bertone & 1969 Porsche 911 (B17) Prototype Pininfarina 1:43 models to appear during next month. Is your pre-order placed?...
22
Nov
KK Scale: keeping up its collection of 18th scale classic Ferrari diecast models, now added are three colour choices of the 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB, arguably the best looking of the breed...
19
Nov
BBR: it is going to be hard to resist adding this 18th scale hand built model, the original Paris show 1959 Ferrari 250GT Short Wheel Base in Rosso Corsa. See what we mean?...
Tecnomodel: has announced additional colours/versions to previously released 1:18 resincast models for the 2014 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante, 2015 Ferrari F12 Superleggera Touring Berlinetta Lusso & Ferrari 750 Monza from Sebring, Goodwood & Carrera Panamerica...
18
Nov
FSW Weekly: Christmas is looming so get your wish lists in quickly! There’s plenty to choose from this week with a fine selection of 1:43 diecast and resincast releases from Oxford, Great Iconic Models, Matrix, Autocult, Avenue 43 and Schuco, while Tecnomodel look after those who prefer 1:18. If you’d rather build your own, there’s are new high detail kits in 1:9 and 1:43 from Hiro and also in 1:43 new releases from K&R Replicas and, if you’re quick, MB Modelcars. SMTS has made a small new batch of its beautiful 1:18 Vanwall and for reference (or just a break from models) we have a great selection of new DVD documentaries. Click through now for all the latest...
Tecnomodel: ahhh, racing cars! How do 1:18 resincast big-banger Andretti/Jarier/Redman Ferrari 712s Can-Am grab you? Or 1976 Formula 1 Lotus 77s of Andretti/Peterson/Nilsson? Mmmm, thought so - us too!...
Oxford: rounding up our news of road car deliveries, here's a 1:43 diecast Aston Martin DB2 Mk3 in a very pretty light metallic blue...
Schuco - Pro.R43: Schuco's resincast range of models brings out a 1:43 model of the Glas V8 2600 in white...
Avenue 43: Karmann's prototype BMW 316 (E21) Cabriolet is the latest 1:43 resincast model to arrive from this brand...
Autocult: 43rd scale offerings in today's delivery are as varied as we have come to expect with a 1936 streamlined Mercedes bus, 1947 Swiss post office Tatra and 1958 Neumann VW...
Spark: subject to the usual caveat of any last minute problems, the indicated December production promises the first Le Mans & Spa 24hrs 2021 subjects, Hamilton/Bottas Mercedes W12s, Momo Porsche 962 & Kreepy Krauly 935J, Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCRs, Boutsen-Ginion BMW art car, Black Bull Lambo and plenty more...
16
Nov
JarMark: using the sadly no longer available Scale Racing Cars 1:43 metal kit, here's Dave Charlton's South Africa Grand Prix 1973 Lotus 72D car and we have one spare. Be quick...
CMR: is offering in 12th scale the 1982 & 1983 Le Mans winning Porsche 956s plus more 1961 Ferrari 156 Sharknose versions in 18th scale...
Jade Miniatures: tells us that the new 1:43 resin/metal kits & hand built models of the 1961 French Grand Prix Ferrari 156 Sharknose, including the experimental practice version with airbox, will be available very soon...
Great Iconic Models: has issued the 1964 prototype Pontiac Banshee XP-833 in coupe form as a1:43 resincast model. The roadster version will follow later...
15
Nov
New DVDs: the four Chassy Media Motorsport documentaries mentioned last week have now arrived - "Senna Vs Brundle", "Shelby American", "The 24hr War: Ford vs Ferrari" & "Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman"...
GP Replicas: looking at launching its 1:43 Prost/Alesi 1991 Ferrari 642 & 1:18 Laffite/Depailler 1979 Ligier JS11 Formula 1 models during Q2 next year...
Kess: update for January delivery of Ferrari 250GT Europa & Triumph Roadster models plus Ferrari 410SA Series 2 is a new announcement...
Spark: to quote Damon Hill "That was one of the best drives I've ever seen in F1. By anyone. Utterly awesome". Can't argue with that and you will be able to add a 1:43 model of Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes W12 holding the Brazilian flag early next year as a souvenir...
12
Nov
11
Nov
FSW Weekly: we have published another instalment of FSW Weekly where we begin this week with a tasty selection of rare hand built sports-racing machines from a private collector we have known for many years. There are new hand builts also with releases from BBR and Carbone for road car collectors. All of those mentioned so far in 1:43. If 1:43 kits are more your thing, there are new releases from Marsh Models and in 1:24 we have new Le Mans subjects from Profil 24. There are more large scale kit releases in plastic with a selection of road cars from Revell in 1:24/1:25 and a 1:9 motorcycle release from Italeri. We’ve the 2021 Le Mans DVD arrived too, and there are plenty of future releases to add to your wish lists. Click through now!...
Marsh Models: we are being spoilt with another new 1:43 resin/metal kit release. This time we have the 1969 Nurburgring 1000kms winning Porsche 908/02 and the kit allows for the other four sister cars too...
BBR: Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAM 1:43 hand built models in red & green are now released but be quick before they are sold out...
Rarities: a nice collection of 1:43 hand built models for Alfa Romeo and Maserati collectors. All are mounted in BBR acrylic display cases...
Matrix: early December is scheduled for the release of these four 1:43 resincast models of the 1970 Porsche 911 (915) prototype, 1975 Ferrari 365 GTB4 Panther Shooting Brake & 1977 Jaguar Ascot by Bertone (white & gold)...
10
Nov
New DVD: the hotly anticipated Le Mans 2021 DVD has arrived in stock. 240 minutes celebrating the first year in the Hypercar era...
Revell: new plastic kit releases are 25th scale in the majority - Chevrolet Chevelle SS & Corvette Roadster, Ford Mustang Boss 302 & Mustang GT plus Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Coupe in 24th scale...
09
Nov
DSN 43: in Trofeu's resin 3D printed model series, Stig Blomqvist's Sweden 1981 Saab 99 in which he and co-driver Cederberg finished 5th...
Trofeu: five new rally and one Spa 24hrs 1:43 models will be on the way in December with Southern Cross Ford Escorts, McRae Sierra XR4x4, Catalunya Toyota Celica, Portugal Alpine A110 & that 1975 Escort RS2000 touring car...
New DVDs: from the vaults of Chassy Media Motorsport documentaries come these four classics - "Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman", "The 24 Hour War: Ford vs Ferrari", "Shelby American" & "Senna vs Brundle". NB - each are in NTSC format...
TrueScale & Top Speed: due to a change in our supply chain we have to announce a price increase across both of these ranges, significantly so on the Top Speed 18th scale models. Please check your pre-orders and let us know if you no longer need the subject...
Top Speed: new 1:18 announcements are the pair of team Chevrolet Corvette C8.Rs from Sebring 12hrs 2021 a BMW M3 Competition & BMW M4 GT3 price confirmation...
Profil 24: very nice resin/metal kits in 24th scale of the Le Mans 1953 Ferrari 340MM/375MM #12/14/15 (#15 placed 5th in the hands of the Marzotto brothers) are now in stock...
Italeri: Barry Sheene's famous Heron Suzuki RG500 XR27 is now in stock as a 1:9 plastic kit...
08
Nov
New Books: here's an interesting selection of upcoming titles - "Autocourse 2021", "Formula 1", "Formula 1's Unsung Pioneers", "Rallye Monte-Carlo" & "Vanwall"...
Ixo: 2021 Ypres rally 1:43 diecast choice is Neuville Hyundai winner, Rovanpera/Evans Toyotas & colourful Cracco/Bedoret/de Mervius Skodas. Pre-order book open...
Hiro: can you resist the idea of a super-detailed resin/metal kit of a Le Mans 1970 Ferrari 512S? In 12th scale? It's coming...
Top Speed: the all new BMW M4 GT3 in presentation form will become available as a 1:18 resincast model at some point during 2022...
KK Scale: the BMW 323i was the mid-seventies sleeper of choice then later along came the M3, a less subtle tool...
Avenue 43: the 1966 Vauxhall XVR is the next 43rd scale resincast model subject choice coming along next month...
Autocult: the December selection of subjects is as expectedly weird as always with the 1911 Reeves Octoauto, 1928 Espenlaub/Wanderer Stromlinienfahrzeug & 1969 Mercedes C101 (quite normal by comparison)...
Marsh Models: we look forward to another new 1:43 resin/metal kit about to be supplied, the 1969 Nurburgring 1000kms winning Porsche 908/02 and its four sister team cars too. The hand built models will be along later...
Carbone: has delivered its newest 1:43 hand built limited edition model, the 1929 Mercedes 710SS Cabriolet Sindelfingen in green...
05
Nov
Marsh Models: now in stock is the new 1:43 resin/metal kit of the 1968 Kyalami 9hrs winning Mirage M1 raced by Jacky Ickx & David Hobbs for John Wyer Automotive. Hand built models later...
Matrix: is going to produce the 1969 Classic cars of Coventry convertible Jaguar 420G as 43rd scale resincast models in two colours...
Mini Mania: the previously announced 1:43 resincast Mengers Mini 3-wheeler models will be joined by a Mini Pick-up & Mini Marcos Bodyshell and all are expected in January...
04
Nov
FSW Weekly: The year is rattling by at an alarming rate and here we are again with a new copy of FSW Weekly. If you’re a kit builder we’ve plenty for you to enjoy this time around, with restocks from various Tameo F1 kits and accessories and a new Le Mans release in the Montegrosso series. There are more Le Mans releases in kit form from GCAM and we welcome a new range for classic sportscar fans, Automodellista, with its first kits. We’ve the first in a new series of Track Limits books for F1 modellers, based on a research and scratch building project and for bike fans there are new 1:12 decals from Blue Stuff. There are ready made model too, with new resincast releases in 1:5, 1:18 and 1:43 from Spark, and 1:43s from Looksmart and Trofeu, the latter introducing a new series DSN 43 featuring 3D printed bodies. With the beginning of a new month, there are additions to and reductions in our sale section to and we’ve had a raft of interesting new future production announcements too...
Blue Stuff: three new 1:12 motorcycle decal sets are released to decorate Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica, Ducati 900SS & Yamaha TZR250 and made to fit Tamiya & Hasegawa plastic kits...
Ixo: more classic diecast 43rd scale rallying to come with 1976 Tour de Corse Alpine A310s & 1980 Portugal Toyota Celica GTs...
MEA Kit 43: the irrepressible Bruno has yet more projects underway in his limited edition hand built only series of 1:43 models with Targa Florio & 1000kms Paris/Nurburgring/Brands Hatch Nomad Mk2s, Peter Arundell F2 VW transporter & Clark/Hill Lotus 35 Formula 2 weapons...
03
Nov
02
Nov
Track Limits: first in a planned series of detailed model build books looks at the scratch build of James Hunt's 1975 Hesketh 308 which is ideal for detailing any scale kit build...
DSN 43: first releases of Trofeu's new range of 3D printed resin models offer you Dave Walker's 1973 GRD S73 plus works team Opel Kadett GTEs Monte Carlo 1976...
Montegrosso: now here's a lot in a very small box, the new 1:43 metal high detail kit of the 4th placed Le Mans 1971 Sandeman Ferrari 512m is in stock...
GCAM: three new 1:43 resin/metal Le Mans kits have arrived - the 1975 Tecma #40, 1957 VP 166R #47 & 1950 Healey Saloon #23 which finished the race 19th. Hand builts later...
Automodellista: looks like someone's been messing around with old Provence Moulage kits to offer these versions for the Lister Jaguar Coupe from Le Mans & Silverstone 1963...
01
Nov
Carbone: now here's a gorgeous looking thing to be wafting around Pebble Beach in, the 1929 Mercedes 710SS Cabriolet Sindelfingen which is to be made as a hand built limited edition of just 45 pieces...
Looksmart: is to make Art Merzario's Ferrari 312B2 in which he finished 4th at the Brazilian Grand Prix in 1973 as a 1:43 resincast model...
29
Oct
Looksmart: has now issued it's first 1:43 models of the 2021 Ferrari SF21 Formula 1 cars. Here we have the Bahrain Grand Prix versions driven by Charles Leclerc & Carlos Sainz Jnr...
Spark: has made it's choices of 18th scale subjects from both the 2021 Spa & Le Mans 24hr races, all for production through next year...
28
Oct
FSW Weekly: This week we see the long awaited arrival from BBR of the 2020 Tuscan GP Ferrari which has arrived along with restocks of many of its wheels and decals. Also in 1:43 we see new hand builts from both Esval and Marsh Models, the latter also releasing new kits and there are kit restocks from SMTS and accessory parts from Tron, these from deliveries including plenty of back orders too. For plastic kit builders, Revell released a 1:24 plastic of the 1968/69 Le Mans winner and in 1:12, there are numerous detailing parts from Top Studio. We’ve new books too and in addition to the latest arrivals there are some superb new announcements to look forward to from Spark, Ixo, Italeri and KK Scale to name but a few...
Evrat: has now released the top down, dickie seat up black version of its really rather nice 1947 Delahaye 135M Narval Figoni & Falaschi 1:43 hand built limited edition model...
New Books: the 2021 ACO Le Mans Annual is confirmed for December first delivery. If you haven't already, pre-order your copy now to receive our 5% online discount...
27
Oct
Ixo: no letup in the almost daily new model news flow. Today the announcement is of 1:18 BMW M3s (E30) as raced by the CiBiEm team at the 1991 Spa 24hrs & Jagermeister sponsored 1992 DTM cars...
Spark: barring any last minute hitches, here is the preview of what models should be shipping during November. Don't delay if there's something that you need for the collection...
Top Studio: the all new 1:12 Williams FW14B engine and driveshaft detailing sets are here. These add to the previously released sets that will make for some magnificently built Tamiya models...
26
Oct
KK Scale: two additional colour combinations are now offered for the very pretty 1964 Ferrari 275GTS Pininfarina Spider. These 18th scale diecast models come with removable soft tops...
Italeri: confirms the price for its forthcoming 1:12 Martini Lancia Delta HF Integrale but still no release date for the time being...
Spark: 49 new 1:43 models now added to its future production list, a great mix of classic Indycar, Dakar, Kyalami 9hrs, Formula 1, Le Mans, Sebring 12hrs, Monte Carlo, service vehicles, road (well, sand!) and modern GT...
25
Oct
BBR: finally we have the much sought-after 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari SF1000s of Charles Leclerc & Seb Vettel and if you are quick, we have one of each left available. After that, no more!...
New Books: the four titles arrived this morning are "Indy Split", "Ken Miles", "Mike Spence" & "Porsche At Le Mans", all worthwhile considering for your library...
22
Oct
Marsh Models: this morning we have first stocks of the 1:43 resin/metal hand built St Jovite 1970 AVS Shadow plus kits of the all new 1986 Goodwrench Chevrolet Corvette GTP & modified 1972 Ferrari 712M to make the Jarier version...
21
Oct
FSW Weekly: well, this is more like it for FSW Weekly, with boxes galore arriving, particularly today, adding up to around 150 new and restocked items! 1:18 features heavily with a great selection from Spark covering a number of themes, road cars from Cult, rally machinery from Ixo, F1s from Model Car Group and Le Mans related items from Le Mans Miniatures and Looksmart. Both Spark and Ixo also have a number of new 1:43 releases and there are other new resincasts from Matrix, Avenue 43 and Autocult. For kit builders there are new 1:24 plastic releases from Italeri and Belkits and in 1:43 there are a raft of new releases from Arena, these also available as hand builts and there are also a selection of hand built only subjects. There’s loads to enjoy so click through now...
Looksmart: the second placed 2020 Le Mans GTE Pro Ferrari 488GTE Evo #51 AF Corse is now on sale as an 18th scale model along with the GT3 Evo press version too...
Model Car Group: 1:18 Stewart/Cevert 1973 Tyrrell 006s & Lauda/Prost 1985 McLaren MP4/2Bs are the follow-up releases to the well received first Formula 1 models...
Spark: the 18th scale delivery has arrived bringing loads of good stuff - 2020 & classic Formula 1 & Le Mans, Ring 24hrs BMW, Sebring 1968 winner & 2021 Formula 1 as well...
Cult Scale Models: two new 1:18 subjects, two colours for each have been released in the shapes of the Mk1 Austin Mini Cooper and 1968 Lamborghini Islero...
Le Mans Miniatures: Alfred Neubauer is in stock! As a hand painted 18th scale model figure that is, the latest in this series of motorsport personalities...
20
Oct
Montegrosso: the 1970 4th placed Le Mans Ferrari 512S NART will be coming along as a very nicely detailed metal kit. Pre-order yours now...
Matrix: just added to the 1:43 model future production list are two colour versions each of the 1952 Ferrari 342 America Vignale Roadster & Saab 906 Turbo Concept plus the silver 1969 Alfa Romeo Iguana by Italdesign...
Autocult: three more examples of automotive weirdness have arrived are the 1912 Miele K1, 1920 Maybach Spezialrennwagen & 1936 DKW GM Spezial all as 1:43 resincast models...
Avenue 43: newly arrived 1:43 resincast 1961 Dodge Flight Wing & 1978 Monteverdi Sierra Cabriolet models are now in stock...
Ixo: yep, more news! This time exclusively 18th scale diecasts with Jimmy & son Colin McRae 1989 RAC Ford Sierra Cosworths and Walter Rohrl Fiat 131 Abarths winner of the 1979 & 1980 Hunsruck rally...
19
Oct
Marsh Models: next week we will have 43rd scale resin/metal kits of the all new 1986 Goodwrench Chevrolet Corvette GTP & modified Ferrari 712M into the 1972 Jean-Pierre Jarier car. Hand built stock later...
Hiro: another extraordinary large scale kit will soon be on the market, this one in its series of 1:9 vintage motorcycles - the 1936 Crocker Hemi-Head Small Tank...
Cigale 43: using Luca Tameo's expertise, the first 1:43 metal kits coming from this brand will be four race versions for the 1994 Formula 1 Simtek S941 raced by David Brabham & Roland Ratzenberger. Please get your pre-orders in early to help this new brand gauge volumes accurately...
NuNu: on the way to us are four new 1:24 plastic kits & their detailing sets - Macau 2015 Audi R8LMS, Fuji 1990 BMW M3, 2020 Nurburgring BMW M6 & 1980 Le Mans Porsche 935K3...
Arena: another huge number of biannual new releases from Italy offers 1:43 resin/metal kits (not all) & hand built models of IMSA Corvettes, Ferraris & Porsches, rally Stratos, Porsches & service vehicles & Le Mans Ferraris too...
Marsh Models: more great resin/metal kit & hand built model news with the confirmation of the 1988 Daytona 24hrs & 1989 Le Mans 24hrs winning Jaguar XJR9s. We anticipate first deliveries coming through at some point next year...
15
Oct
Belkits: at last we have the latest in this fab range of 1:24 plastic rally car kits in stock - Citroen C3 WRCS to make the Finland 2017 #9 Breen/Nagle and 2018 Tour de Corse #11 Loeb/Elena...
Italeri: newly arrived is its 1:24 plastic kit of the 1990s Jaguar XJ220 supercar...
Looksmart: the 1:43 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Charles Leclerc & Carlos Sainz Jnr Ferrari SF21 models will be with us during week 43...
Top Speed: on the way is the 1:18 Team Hardpoint Porsche 911 GT3R Daytona 24hrs 2021...
Looksmart: is to make two Ferrari 488GTEs from the 2020 Daytona 24hrs - the Risi Competizione & WeatherTech team cars...
14
Oct
FSW Weekly: welcome to a relatively brief magazine! There’s plenty by way of announcements of future productions to get early orders in and we know there are a number of shipments on the way, but just a handful in terms of new arrivals. In 1:18, CMC has at last released some Mercedes promised many months ago and at a rather more wallet friendly price and we have new Ferraris from KK Scale. For kit builders there is a new Aston Martin and a couple of restocks from AML Miniatures while for those who enjoy high quality hand builts of luxury cars from the 1930s, take a look at Esval’s latest. We’ll have more for you next time, until then, enjoy...
AML Miniatures: four new 1:43 Aston Martin resin/metal kits are in the pipeline - 1934 1.5 Litre Mk2 2-Seater, 1995 DB7 i6 GT Competition, 2004 DB7 V12 Vantage Prototype & DBS Superleggera Volante...
Hasegawa: bar a Monte Carlo BMW 2002, all this latest group of future production 1:24 plastic kits are Japanese subjects with JTCC Toyota Corollas, JSPC & Daytona Mazdas, rally Mitsubishi & Nissan plus road Isuzu and Toyotas...
Tecnomodel: early next year we can expect four 1:18 resincast Formula 1 models of the Lotus 21 with Innes Ireland's famous US Grand Prix winner plus Jim Clark, Stirling Moss & Jo Siffert works, Rob Walker Racing and Ecurie Filipinetti versions too...
Avenue 43: will be making the Karmann BMW 316 (E21) Cabriolet prototype as a 1:43 resincast model...
AML Miniatures: a new 1:43 resin/metal kits has appeared this morning allowing you to now add the 1997 Aston Martin V8 Volante Long Wheel Base to your collection...
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