My Scottish adventure with an EFE Diecast Harrington Cavalier Coach…

You know I eschew trends and hype! I collect whatever I like. Sometimes that means sneaking out of the 1:64 scale community hall and dipping my toes into the diecast wilderness of OO scale. Sitting on the top shelf of my local diecast dealer's cabinet (plenty of class A stuff in there, let me assure... Continue Reading →

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Five Minute Customs – Hot Wheels Honda Civic Si, + the new Honda S2000 and BMW M2

Nothing beats finding models in "the wild" that have been on your want list for a while. It might make more economic sense to simply order online, if you have the option, because I just had to fill my car up at £1.31/litre, and it gets expensive driving around looking for cars (which is why... Continue Reading →

I pre-ordered my Accelerator 426 Tomica Limited Vintage Tomicarama – and so should you! (If you like beautiful pre-made dioramas)

With the Lamley Group indulging in "TLV Week" recently, the masters of Japanese scale diecast have enjoyed plenty of exposure and discussion amongst collectors. Before I get onto the latest Tomicarama (which you can pre-order here at Ami Ami or here from Japan Booster) indulge me as I editorialise about my favourite premium diecast brand. I'm... Continue Reading →

Datsun Bluebird Wagon Custom

With the arrival of  Hot Wheels's Car Culture Japan Historics 2 and the Nissan Hakosuka wagon as part of the Cargo Carriers series, it seems the hype for Japanese cars in the diecast collecting world is as fierce as ever, and the Hot Wheels "dream team" are working hard to meet that demand. But the... Continue Reading →

A matter of perspective

A thread came up on an online forum regarding perspective and photography of diecast cars. It's an interesting thing to think about, right? Why do so many people take ugly shots of their cars - just all scattered on a carpet, or in a dark room with grainy light, or on a creepy looking shelf... Continue Reading →

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