Showing posts in the category of Scale Models

Meet the Man Who Owns 5,500 Ford Mustang Scale Models


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Adelbert Engler is a man obsessed with the Ford Mustang: over the past 40 years he has collected more than 5,500 Mustang scale models.

Citroen's DS Brand Has Some Neat Christmas Gifts


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'Tis the Season for advertising holiday gift ideas and Citroen's newly formed DS brand has a little something for both small and big kids.

Ferrari Die-Cast Models: Hot Wheels Out, Bburago and Maisto In


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You may be old enough to own a die-cast Ferrari model made by Bburago (yours truly sure is; a 512 BB was his favorite), but for the past 15 years the Italian carmaker had an exclusive deal with Hot Wheels.

"MiniDrones Blew Up My Toys" is a Mind Blowing Short Film!


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Trust us, watching these RC cars and mini drones fighting an epic battle for batteries is just as awesome as it sounds.

Bugatti Veyron 1:1 Scale Wooden Replica Looks Amazing; Costs Only $3,300!


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A workshop in Boyolali, Central Java in Indonesia is grabbing headlines for its beautifully handcrafted wooden replicas, highlighted here by a 1:1 scale version of the Bugatti Veyron.

Watch a Drone Wreak Havoc at Serbia-Albania Football Match


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We've seen drones employed at war and even to troll cops, but we've never seen one used to provoke and stop an official football game, which is what happened tonight at the Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania.

Gold-Plated Aston Martin 1:3 Scale Model Expected to Fetch at least £40,000 at Online Auction


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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger, the first James Bond film to feature the Aston Martin DB5, Bond film creators have have commissioned a one-off gold-plated third scale replica.

Blink and You'll Miss it: Battery-Powered RC Car Reaches 315km/h or 196mph


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According to the Guinness Book of Records (GBWR), the fastest speed ever achieved by a battery-powered radio-controlled model car (R/C) stands at 276.74 km/h (171.96 mph), and it was achieved by the “R/C Bullet” driven by a man named Nic Case on 19 December 2012.

Anyone Can Afford One of These Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupés


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The all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé is among the most attractive models in the carmaker’s lineup, but its steep price (from €125,961) in Germany) will make it unaffordable for most people. These Mercedes-Benz fans can comfort themselves with…scale model cars from the Mercedes-Benz Collection. 

Star Wars and Hot Wheels Create Darth Vader's Car for Comic-Con


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We know some of you have been waiting for it and now, finally, Hot Wheels has turned Darth Vader's infamous gloss black helmet into a car for fans of the Star Wars movies visiting this year's San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) from July 24 to 27.

VW Campervan Soapbox Racer Powered by Love


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Who would have thought that a soapbox derby race could be so intense and so much fun? We missed this episode when it happened last summer at the "Red Bull Soapbox Race London 2013", but nothing escapes the almighty internet…

Toyota Reaches Out to Kids of All Ages Again with Camatte Sport LED Concept


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Originally displayed at the 2012 International Tokyo Toy Show with an updated version exhibited at the same event last year, the Toyota Camatte is described as a "customizable, sporty, family-oriented concept" that was designed "for all ages to drive and enjoy".

LEGO Unveils Mini Cooper Mk7 Replica Consisting of 1,077 Pieces [w/Video]


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LEGO has unveiled a Mini Cooper brick replica that will no doubt serve as the perfect excuse for dads to spend more time with their children.

Mercedes-Benz Will Sell You a Mini-Me GLA to Put Inside Your Real Life GLA


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For those who like the Mercedes-Benz GLA but can’t afford it, but also for those who already own a GLA, Mercedes has prepared scale miniatures produced in cooperation with Norev, Schuco and Herpa.

RC Drift Action Short Film is Pure Awesomeness


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Sit back, turn up your volume and get ready to watch one of the coolest videos of the day. No, it's not about goat riders or irrational motorists, but about a team of very talented radio controlled (RC) car handlers from NitroRCX who put up quite a show at the largest event of the kind during the 2014 RCX in Costa Mesa, California, earlier this month.

Watch a Ford Mustang Revell Model Kit Take a Trip to Space and Back


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2014 has definitely been Ford Mustang’s year so far, and it appears that the 50 years celebrations are still going strong. While previously we saw a superb Mustang sculpture, now it’s time for the first Mustang ever to be sent into space. Well, it is not a real-life Mustang, it’s a Revell model kit, but don’t imagine that just because we’re talking about a toy it was an easy thing to do.

RC Parody is the Best Fast & Furious Movie You'll See This Year


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We've seen a lot of Fast & Furious parodies over the past 13 years (time really flies by, doesn't it?) that the gasoline-fueled movie franchise has been with us, but very few, if any, have managed to secure our attention as much as the one you're about to watch in this posting.

Teen Girl's Toy Car Ride Goes Facepalm Down the Stairs


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I guess it's probably better to fail and have an accident with a pedal toy car in your house than in a real vehicle on the road - not that it will be any comfort to this unlucky teen girl who set herself up for viral fame after her friend filmed her painful Moment of Zen.

Fully-Working, Detailed Scania Truck RC by Tamiya Brings out the Little Kid in You


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If you are a hobbyist really into his models, then you might have heard of Tamiya, a Japanese company that makes all manner of scaled down vehicles and sells them around the world. These vary in complexity, but the Scania R620 Highline truck you see in the videos below is one of their top models, in terms of intricacy and attention to detail.

Miniaturists Compress all of Russia into 800 Square Meters of Scale Models


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Russia, the country that reduced the number of time zones it ran by from 11 to 9 in 2010, can be compressed into 800 square meters by expert miniaturists with an eye for detail and a (heck of a) lot of time on their hands.