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

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19
May
FSW Weekly: Here comes your Weekly fix and we’re back on time this week! If you’re a Ferrari fan then we’ve plenty for you this time around with new Le Mans releases in 1:18 from Tecnomodel, road and IMSA machines in 1:43 from Top Marques and from GP Replicas, Formula 1 cars in both 1:43 and 1:12 which have been released alongside McLaren, Williams and Lotus subjects in 1:18 and more Lotus in 1:43. Ixo too have releases in multiple scales with several new 1:43 road cars and rally cars in both 1:43 and 1:18. There are plenty of new announcements too including the addition of a new range of 1:18 diecast road cars, so click through now...
Model Car Group: sadly no images to tease you with but news of 1:18 Ford Granada Mk1 & Ford Capri Mk2 X-Pack models to come in several colours each at some point in the future...
Ixo: celebrating the 25th anniversary of Colin McRae's 1997 RAC rally win, 1:43 Subaru, Ford & Mitsubishi works cars plus 1:18 Monte Carlo 2022 Loeb/Formeaux Fords, Neuville/Tanak Hyundais & Mikkelsen Skoda for pre-order...
18
May
Top Marques: new 1:43 resincast production brings the iconic Ferrari 288GTO & sports prototype racing revival 333SP in Momo & Olive Garden colours as well as several plain...
GP Replicas: has released a bunch of new classic Formula 1 resincast models in 43rd, 18th & 12th scales with Ferrari 126C4 & 312T2, Lotus 88 & 49C, McLaren MP42B & MP42C and Williams FW15C...
Matrix: hold on to your hats with this new model announcement, two classic colours of the, wait for it, 1970s Austin 1300 Mk3. Now please form an orderly queue...
Touring Modelcars: new range of diecast 1:18 featuring opening doors & bonnets. Each model will be released in a limited edition of a maximum of 850 pieces, the first three - 1966 Alfa Romeo 1600 Duetto Spider, 1975 Ford Granada Coupe Series 2 & Opel Commodore B Coupe - not due until the end of next year...
New Books: have a look at adding 'Grand Prix Winning Colours', 'Lime Rock Park', 'S.F. Edge' & 'The 8C Story Continues' (an addendum to Simon Moore's previous Alfa books) to your knowledge library...
17
May
Tecnomodel: is looking to issue a series of 1:18 resincast 1974 Formula 1 Brabham BT44s raced by Reutemann, von Opel & Watson plus 2020 McLaren Elva in three colour choices...
Tecnomodel: First delivery of 1:18 Ferrari 246SP & 268SP with Press, Le Mans, Nurburgring & Targa Florio options.
DSN 43: 1:43 3D printed resin models of Bob Wollek & Jean-Pierre Jabouille's Canon sponsored Chevron B21 1972 Paris 1000kms & 1979 RAC rally Saab 99 #22 are on the production list for June...
16
May
KK Scale: has added another group of new 1:18 diecast models to its future plans with the 1986 Porsche 924 Turbo (in silver and the unusual two-tone of the day), 1949 Spa & Mille Miglia winning Ferrari 166MMs & Monza & TT winning Ferrari 250SWBs. We are querying the colour of the Moss car and roundels...
Looksmart: the first three Le Mans 2021 1:43 Ferraris are on the way and expected at the beginning of June. Fittingly this includes the #51 Pro & #81 Am AF Corse class winners plus the #47 Cetilar sponsored car...
Spark: expected during week 22 is the 2021 Le Mans winning Toyota and what appears to be the balance of the grid just in time for this year's race. It's not all LM, with Brabham, Lotus, Matra, Porsche & Vanwall single-seaters, DTM BMW & Porsche 917/10s...
13
May
FSW Weekly: It’s time for #19 and this week’s new arrivals are dominated by Spark with a couple of dozen new releases! Most are in 1:43 and cover a broad spectrum of subjects and there’s a new 1:5 crash helmet too. There are new releases in Trofeu’s DSN 43 range of 3D printed resin models and we have resincasts for road and concept car collectors from Matrix, MiniMania and Kess. For kit builders we have new releases and resupplies from JPS of its excellent pre-painted kits and restocks from Virages of handy decal sheets. We’ve some exciting future productions too, so click through now...
JPS: here's another of those great looking Group 6 prototypes that occasionally appear at Le Mans only to disappoint - the 1980 Longines sponsored ACR will be made as a pre-painted 1:43 resin kit in the near future...
Looksmart: announces 1:43 hand built models of the latest Ferrari, the 296GTS which will be available in a choice of nine colours...
Kess: the Sultan of Brunei's Bentley Dominator 4x4 & 1959 Buick Electra 225 4-Door Hard Top have arrived and are both available in a choice of two colours...
Matrix: just the 1:43 models of the 1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo By Bertone this week with plenty more coming next week...
MiniMania: second release in this 1:43 resincast brand is the intriguing 3-wheeled Mengers Mini 3 WPIII MPI3 from 2015 available in blue & green...
Virages: multi scale high quality decal re-stocks arrived!...
12
May
TrueScale: Exciting list of new projects pencilled in for September release includes 2022 Daytona winner & RLL BMWs, McLaren Artura & 765LT Spider, Acura/Honda NSX Type S & new colour option for Lotus Emira...
11
May
JPS: At last! After significant customs delays both sides of the channel, parcel of JPS excellent pre-painted kits has eventually arrived with IBEC & Spice for Le Mans collectors and the Ford Sierra Cosworth rally car tested by Senna!...
06
May
FSW Weekly: welcome to a slightly delayed week 18 edition. As it’s a new month there are additions and further reductions in our sale section, so plenty of bargains to be had there. For kit builders we have a new Ferrari release in Tameo’s Montegrosso range and also restocks of many of the groups kits and accessories. We also have a couple of restocks from MEA Kit 43 and TrueScale. There are plenty of new 1:43 resincast releases from Spark for fans of classic Formula 1, Formula 2 and Le Mans. In 1:18 it’s top class sports racers that are to the fore, with a Porsche from Ixo and Ferraris from CMR...
Ixo: looking menacing in satin black/carbon 18th scale, here is the test version of Porsche's 2015 919 Hybrid that went on to score many famous victories and in modified form, that awesome lap of the Nurburgring...
05
May
BBR: just arrived in stock are a couple of resin/metal kit rarities from years ago, both Carrera Panamerica - 2nd 1954 Ferrari 375MM Hill/Ginther & 1953 'Eva Peron' Porsche 356A. Be very quick...
Italeri: has firmed up its 1:24 plastic kit contents for the previously announced Mercedes 190E, more excitingly the kit will offer the 1984 Nurburgring Race of Champions Mercedes 190E 2.4 16v of winner Ayrton Senna (plus Niki Lauda) and a road car can be built too...
04
May
Ixo: is working on the 1st & 2nd placed Saab 96s from Sweden 1973 of Stig Blomqvist & Per Eklund as 18th scale diecast models...
Brausi: introducing this new brand of 1:43 limited edition resincast models with its first two subjects, Prince Reza Pahlavi's 1972 MPV Tehran Of Willy Brandt & Brooks Stevens 1955 Cadillac Series 60 Die Valkyrie By Spohn...
03
May
Bizarre: will release its model of Nico Prost's Bonneville Renault Dauphine in 18th scale around September time...
Profil 24: is preparing to start shipping its new 1:24 resin/metal kits of last year's Le Mans winning Toyota GR010. The kit will, of course, offer the choice of making the second placed car too...
Avenue 43: has two more very different 43rd scale automotive concepts in the pipeline offering the 1955 Ghia Streamline X Gilda & 1968 Simca 1501 Coupe Heuliez...
Autocult: in its weird and wonderful 1:43 world, the subjects next up will be a 1940 Stoewer Arkona Coupe, the 1965 Winfield Reactor & 1973 VW Maxi Beetle Convertible...
Great Iconic Models: 1:43 resincast 1971 Lincoln Continental Mk3 Convertible model should be delivered during May in a choice of two colours...
Mini Mania: following the success of its pick-up/Marcos we can expect to see the 1:43 2015 Mengers Mini 3 models towards the end of May...
TrueScale: has released a very handsome 12th scale model of the iconic 6-wheeled Tyrrell P34, Jody Scheckter's 1976 Swedish Grand Prix winner...
May Sale Dept.: downward price revision on a number of previously listed models plus a few additions makes it always worthwhile checking out what is on offer...
29
Apr
Trofeu: highlights from the four new models in this latest news are the Ford Escort RS2000 Spa 24hrs class winner 1980 & The Who sponsored Ford Escort RS1600 RAC rally 1973...
DSN 43: two more race winners from to come as 3D printed resin models are the 1975 Vila Do Condo GRD 73S of Carlos Santos & Smolej/Geistdorfer Opel Kadett GTE Hessen rally 1976...
Spark: has announced many DPi & GTD racers from both the 2021 Daytona 24hrs & Sebring 12hrs with Cadillac, Acura, Aston Martin, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes, Oreca & Porsche all represented. Our favourites? The Sebring winner, Wynns Oreca & RainX Vantage...
Tameo: newly arrived stock of chrome relief printed fastener decals in four styles - Allen Key, D-Ring, Dzus & round. Always a good thing for the spares box...
Montegrosso: the 4th placed Le Mans 1970 NART Ferrari 512S driven by Sam Posey & Ronnie Bucknum has now arrived as a nicely detailed, beautifully cast metal kit (by Tameo). Decal set available as an aftermarket accessory as well...
28
Apr
FSW Weekly: Week 17 already, time is certainly flying by! We’ve a great selection for you this week and we’ll begin with hand builts from Jade Miniatures in 1:43 for vintage F1 fans and a couple of hand built rarities in 1:24 from Historic Replicas. There are diecasts for rally fans from Ixo in both 1:43 and 1:18 and Tecnomodel also cover both scales with its latest releases for fans of classic F1 and sports racers. Spark’s deliveries this week have been substantial with a load of backorders and no fewer that twenty-four new subjects across a number of themes. While for hose looking for something a little unusual, Autocult and Avenue 43 never fail to deliver with road and concept cars. We’ve lots of future production news to look forward to including the announcement of a new 1:24 plastic kit range for rally fans. Enjoy...
DM Modelkits: September first releases from this new brand of 1:24 plastic kits will be the works 1991 & 1992 Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 in Q8 & Mobil 1 liveries followed later by 1995 Castrol Toyota Celica GT-Four. Order book now open...
27
Apr
Historic Replicas: a very rare opportunity! We have one each of both of the 1:24 hand built limited edition Stirling Moss 1955 Mercedes 300SLR models. Made back in 1989, his Mille Miglia winner (#122/250) is accompanied by the Le Mans car shared with Juan Manuel Fangio (#1/250)...
Jade Miniatures: has sent us 1:43 hand built models of Alberto Ascari/Giuseppe Farina/Mike Hawthorn 1953 Ferrari 500s, Farina winning the 1953 Formula 1 title...
KK Scale: has added two more 1:18 diecast Singer Porsche 911 Coupes to its pre-order list, one in bright orange and the other a fashionable pale grey...
26
Apr
Marsh Models: is adding two more 1:43 decals sets to the new series of ex-kit sheets, Porsche 917LH Le Mans 1970 #25 Elford/Ahrens & Jaguar XJR5 Le Mans 1984 #40/44 Group 44, which are proving to be very popular...
25
Apr
Autocult: three new 43rd scale models arrived are the 1969 Adams Probe, 1938 Opel Super 6 Streamliner & 1938 Mercedes 680S 'Tiger Car' complete with rear mounted overhead spot lamp...
Avenue 43: newly arrived 1:43 resincast model of the 1971 Plymouth Road Runner Rapid Transit concept and 1937 Talbot Lago T150 Roadster by Pourtout that featured a retractable front screen as the 1:1 car...
22
Apr
Looksmart: will make the 2022 Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica in a 43rd scale choice of six colours...
New Books: three interesting new titles now in stock are 'Ferrari At Heart', 'Formula 1's Unsung Pioneers' & 'Lola GT : The DNA Of The Ford GT40'...
21
Apr
FSW Weekly: We hope you all enjoyed a good Easter break and we returned to a nice pile of deliveries to get stuck into during this short week. The majority of the new items are resincasts but we do have two new kits this week too, both multi-option affairs from Marsh Models. On to those resincasts, we see the first offerings in Matrix’s new Mini Mania series and also a great selection of new road and concept car items in the regular range. Spark has nearly twenty new subjects arrive covering a typically broad selection of themes, and we have plenty more from Trofeu, DSN 43 and Looksmart for race car fans. We’ve multiple future release and schedule announcements from Spark and Ixo, there’s a new collaboration between Spark and Schuco under the Pro.R brand and Tamiya are re-issuing some classic F1 kits. Click through now for all of the latest...
Werk83: by Ixo has added Nelson Piquet's 1979 BMW M1 Procar & Klaus Ludwig's 1981 DRM championship winning Zakspeed Ford Capri Turbo in Wurth colours. Both can be pre-ordered now...
KK Scale: is now offering blue & green versions of its 1:18 1956 Mercedes 220S. Expect first delivery during next month...
Neo: adds 1980 Audi 200 (T43) & 2002 BMW M5 (E39) to its 1:43 resincast model future production collection...
Spark: announces a new series of Michel Vaillant (French comic book racing driver hero) sponsored Le Mans, Spa 24hrs, Formula 3 & Fun Cup race cars plus one pulled from one of the early books...
20
Apr
Ixo: Peugeot 205T16, Volvo 66, VW Golf GTi, Karmann Ghia Coupe, Passat B2 & Polo 1:43 diecast road cars are now listed for future production...
Top Speed: has added to its 2022 Daytona 24hrs 1:18 model lineup with the two works BMW M Team RLL BMW M4 GT3s #24 & #25 for release later in the year...
Tamiya: is to reissue its classic 12th scale Tyrrell plastic kits - Jackie Stewart's 1971 Monaco winning 003 & the Jody Scheckter/Patrick Depailler P34 6-wheeler 1st & 2nd Sweden 1976. Both kits includes photo etched detailing so pre-order yours now...
19
Apr
Looksmart: the 1965 edition of the Sebring 12hrs is the focus of the this production run, specifically six Ferrari 275P/330P racers of many a famous driver of the day and the cars are not all red!...
Marsh Models: now in stock are the two newest 1:43 resin/metal kit creations - 2nd placed 1966 Sebring 12hrs Ford GT40 Mk2 & Targa Florio 1969 winning Porsche 908/02. Both kits include other possible versions to build...
Mini Mania: two versions arrived of a Mini Pick-up piggybacking a Mini Marcos bodyshell is the subject of this new 1:43 resincast model brand...
Matrix: 1930 Cadillac V16 Fleetwood, Ferrari 250GT SWB Prototype, Ford Cougar concept, Jaguar 420G Convertible & Pontiac Cirrus concept 1:43 models have all arrived in at least two different colours or versions of each...
Schuco Pro.R: showing first fruits of the new joint venture between Spark & Schuco, we look forward to 1:43 resincast Aston Martin, BAC, Fiat, McLaren, Mercedes, Meyers, Morgan, Porsche & Toyota road car (& a couple of circuit Safety Cars) models...
14
Apr
FSW Weekly: Welcome to the Easter edition of FSW Weekly. We’ve an interesting selection for you this week with large scale high detail kits from Model Factory Hiro and a great selection of 1:43 decals from Cigale 43 for all you hobby builders. There’s a raft of 1:18 and 1:43 diecasts from Ixo, more 1:18 diecasts by Model Car Group, 1:43 resincasts this week are from TrueScale and we have hand builts in 1:43 from Arena and 1:18 by BBR. It’s been another busy week for announcements too with Spark, TrueScale, Tecnomodel, GP Replicas, GCAM and more all sending through new lists. Plenty to enjoy over the long weekend, we'll be back on Tuesday...
Trofeu: expect to see next month these new 1:43 diecast 1984 1000 Lakes Audi Quattro Sports, 1979 Monte Carlo Fiat 131 Abarth & 1972 Vila Real BMW 2002 models...
13
Apr
Spark: if you are into Porsche, 911GT3s and in particular the national Cup and Supercup championships then this pre-order list of the 2021 champions (& Spark Motorsport racer) 1:43 models is for you...
GCAM: a new list of 1:43 resin metal kits & hand built Le Mans models offers 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500SS #25, 1949 Singer 9 #56, 1953 Frazer Nash #39 & 1989 Cougar C22 #12 for pre-order...
12
Apr
Ixo: has a bunch of Le Mans & ELMS Porsche 911RSRs & the 1991 RAC rally works Subaru Legacy RS team of McRae, Vatanen & Alen in the works for release over the coming months...
Tecnomodel: is offering 1940 Auto Avia 815 road & Mille Miglia and 1957/1958 Ferrari 250TR Pontoon press, Le Mans & Sebring 12hrs winner as 1:18 resincast models sometime during Q3...
Cigale 43: new Formula 1 March 701 & Formula 2 March 792 1:43 top quality decal sets have now arrived in stock...
Hiro: two magnificent 1:12 full detail resin/metal kits have arrived, both of significant subjects - Williams first Formula 1 championship winner, the 1980 FW07B & Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Mille Miglia winner 1938 and possibly the prettiest car yet built?...
11
Apr
Spark: ready for your pre-order is the initial 2022 Formula 1 grid choice of Alfa Romeo C42, AlphaTauri AT03, Alpine A522, Aston Martin AMR22, McLaren MCL36, Mercedes W13 & Reb Bull RB18. All will be delivered in revised packaging to include a display case...
Arena: a straggler from the other week's huge release list, here we have the Preston Henn entered and driven Ferrari 365GTB4 from the 1978 Daytona 24hrs available as a hand built only model...
BBR: 1:18 limited edition hand built model of the Bianchi/Berger 1964 Tour de France winning Ferrari 250GTO is now released...
08
Apr
Model Car Group: has released its 1:18 value diecast models of the Lauda/Reutemann 1977 Formula 1 World Championship winning Ferrari 312T2 and 1981 Porsche 324 Carrera GT in classic red & black colour options plus white which we think should be silver to be 100% correct?...
Spark: a new collection of 1:43 models currently scheduled for August to October release mixes classic & modern subjects from the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, WTCR, Monte Carlo & ERC, Le Mans & WSC, Formula 1 & Indycar...
07
Apr
FSW Weekly: Another great selection for you in this edition of our FSW Weekly. For resincast collectors there are unique (and on occasion downright weird) new subjects in the Autocult and Avenue 43 ranges and Spark also bring us a fine selection of resincasts with a typically broad mix of competition and road cars. For model builders we have some restocks from SMTS and Denizen. There are new hand builts from Evrat and Automodellista and there’s a bit of everything in the latest selection of sale additions and further reductions. As always, there’s a raft of new announcements to look forward to as well, so get those pre-orders in or you might miss out!...
Evrat: just arrived are two beautifully hand built 1:43 versions of the 1938 Bugatti T57C Letourneur et Marchand in two-tone green with roof closed & orange & cream 'Mylord' half open roof...
Spark: now listing for pre-order the 2022 Super Formula grid of Honda & Toyota powered Dallara SF19 single seaters, the fastest racing series after Formula 1...
06
Apr
Hiro: announces another in its fabulous series of 1:9 metal classic motorcycle kits adding the 1933 BSA Blue Star 350 to the collection...
Schuco Pro.R: expected very soon are 1:12 resincast models of 1990s Mini Cooper & 1:43 Triumph TR6 on wires in Surrey Top & standard specification...
05
Apr
Sale Dept.: our regular beginning of the month feature where we add new and further reduce the prices of previously listed items...
Autocult: three very different machines chosen for May release are the 1928 Mercedes 680S 'Tiger Car' (used for hunting), 1938 Opel Super 6 Streamliner & 1969 Adams Probe 16...
Avenue 43: news for May 43rd scale production are a beautiful 1937 Talbot Lago T150 Roadster Pourtout and unique 1971 Plymouth Road Runner Rapid Transit...
Spark: a new group of 1:43 National Series limited editions are listed for pre-order - Australia Bathurst, Belgium Spa 24hrs, France rally & Tour de France, Germany Interserie, USA IMSA & Can-Am, Italy & Japan Carrera Cup...
Matrix: will hopefully have its 1:43 models of the 1969 Jaguar 420G Convertible Classic Cars Of Coventry in both blue & metallic red in stock next week...
Mini Mania: (by Matrix) we are expecting to see the 1:43 resincast models of the Mini Pick-up with Mini Marcos bodyshell precariously perched on its tail towards the end of next week...
04
Apr
Automodellista: first delivery of 1:43 hand built Fairman/Coundley Lister Jaguar Coupe from the 1964 Nurburgring 1000kms arrived...
Trofeu: McRae's father & son lead the news for late April with their 1989 New Zealand Ford Sierra Cosworths, Portugal 1974 Ford Escort RS1800, 2nd Tour de Corse 1969 Alpine A110 & 1972 Spa 24hrs BMW 2800CS Team Precision Liegoise to finish off the 1:43 model offer...
DSN 43: looking forward to the next part of GRD sportscar history with 1:43 3D printed models of the 5th placed 1974 Targa Florio GRD S74 driven by Galimberti & Mussi...
Avenue 43: unusually we have three new 1:43 model arrivals this month which are 1952 Turin show Abarth 1500 Biposto, 1967 Skoda 720 & 1968 VW 411L Cabriolet Karmann Prototype...
31
Mar
FSW Weekly: We begin this edition with one of the largest selections we think we’ve ever seen from one maker in one delivery with Arena’s first releases of 2022 numbering over 90 choices when we take into account all the kit and hand built options! Marsh Models has sent through a few backorders and the first of its kit decal releases. We’ve plenty for non kit builders too, with new 1:43 resincast releases from Trofeu, TrueScale and DSN 43 (OK, the latter’s 3D printed resin) and in 1:18 a great selection from Spark and Looksmart. There’s plenty of future release news this week too to tempt your forward purchase planning...
Evrat: expected very soon are the two 1:43 hand built model versions of the handsome 1938 Bugatti T57C Letourneur et Marchand...
Le Mans Miniatures: working on another new 1:18 hand painted figure this time Jean Bugatti...
KK Scale: this unusual E30 BMW 320is is the Italian specification special, an M3 under the normal looking skin and to become available in Metallic Grey, Red and White 1:18 diecast models...
Tameo: is in the process of re-mastering the 1:43 metal kit of Ayrton Senna's famous first Grand prix winning car, the Lotus 87T from Portugal 1985. You will be able to build the Elio De Angelis version too..
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