Will We See Matchbox Cars UK Wide by 2019? I've got a big smile on my face as I write this, having photographed some cars on the first pleasant summer evening here for about 2 weeks. The big news this last weekend for fans of Mattel's Matchbox cars was no doubt the announcement of the... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
If you've checked out the section of my blog where I show off my diorama, you'll deduce that making displays and layouts for my model cars is one of the most fun parts of collecting! So far all the buildings I have on my diorama have been my own, made using Adobe Indesign, some card,... Continue Reading →
I have had a rather miserable weekend, thanks to a very painful neck injury. Doing all the housework is less fun when you can't move your neck, left arm, or bend down, or breathe without there being a nasty grinding pain at the back of your head! Fortunately, the new Best of World series by... Continue Reading →
Well, I just had to take a few photos of this Lesney Lincoln Continental. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRoIRvGBDxC/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BRoGhAhBRTQ/ Notice that I'm on Instagram? Yes, I find it strange too, but there's a heck of a big car collecting scene on that app. We'll see what it yields.
In continuing with the previous post's theme of "very old models I got for a very reasonable price because the person selling it wasn't exploiting collectors online/didn't know very much about Matchbox cars", the next model I get to showcase is the original Matchbox "American Ford Station Wagon". Once again, here is a model I... Continue Reading →
This Matchbox Range Rover Sport is a bit rough around the edges, but was very cheap as a result - so I decided to give him a home. This is good, because the Matchbox Range Rover Sport is an absolutely stunning model. I cannot wait for my 2017 Best of the World series model to... Continue Reading →