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HWEP: Ending my Auto World drought with TBK HWEP: Ending my Auto World drought with TBK

It’s a been time since I’ve added any new 1:64 Auto World pieces into my collection, largely due to how they’re not sold in my region. When I was looking to trade away my green machine Hemi Cuda, The Bell King made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.

Radcast: 1984 Toyota Cresta Radcast: 1984 Toyota Cresta

Or as Tomica Limited Vintage-Neo calls it, the Toyota Cresta Super Lucent Twincam 24. Quite the mouthful, isn’t it? That’s all par for the course with getting long names and boxy design like the many Japanese cars produced in the eighties.

Radcast: DTM Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti Radcast: DTM Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti

Alfa Romeo conquered the DTM with a car built to the Class 1 regulations, the Italians sweeping both the drivers’ and makes’ titles. And it wasn’t because the competition was weakened by the withdrawal of BMW and Audi, either. Rather, the experience the team had gained with the World Rally programme provided the…

Happy 510 Day! Happy 510 Day!

No better day to showcase this TLV Datsun 510 from Mr. K’s selection.

Land of the Rising Sunday: Nismo 400R Land of the Rising Sunday: Nismo 400R

From the 1:43 stables of HPI Racing is this Nismo 400R in QM1 White, complete with all the scoops and vents to keep the beast within cool and under control. Release from the Mirage line, this tuned up R33 is made in resin.

Auction Alert: RLC 2018 Membership Datsun 510

Dear Datsun fans, here is an auction for a Datsun 510 membership car that closes in 2 days. Happy bidding!

Singapore Diecast Expo: The Very First Singapore Diecast Expo: The Very First

Hello dear LaLDers, old and new, I’m Xin from Singapore and have been contributing to this wonderful community on and off for almost four years. Today is Singapore’s inaugural Diecast Expo, a key event I dare not miss. Through my lens, I hope to bring you with me on this visit.

LaLD Engine Week: Looking Back LaLD Engine Week: Looking Back

In this forced induction segment of Engine Week, I decided to dig up this Kyosho 1:43 Ferrari F40 from the archive. Almost four years ago, I wrote my first Concours d’Modella and was navigating in this new world of diecast photography.

LaLD Engine Week: Lucas Wiring Maze LaLD Engine Week: Lucas Wiring Maze

Where’re the gleaming cam covers? What about the polished intake manifolds? Nope. None of that in this 1:18 Jaguar XJ-S from AUTOart. Isn’t that a terrifying sight? A myriad of vacuum lines and wiring with a V12 somewhere underneath all that. A mechanic’s nightmare had it been a real 1:1 – thank goodness I don’t have…

LaLD Engine Week: Here in my Garage LaLD Engine Week: Here in my Garage

Forgive the joke headline, I couldn’t resist it. Peeking out of this engine bay is a V10 from a 1:18 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 by AUTOart. I was not actively looking for a Gallardo of this scale, or I thought I was, until chancing upon an eBay listing of this exact model with a starting bid of $0.01 with free…

LaLD Engine Week: Your Typical 4-banger LaLD Engine Week: Your Typical 4-banger

Proudly displaying its 1.5 liter 4-banger is this 1:18 Honda Ballade Sports CR-X Si from AUTOart. It is hard to think about modern 4 pot engines without Honda in the picture and this CR-X is here to remind us and Honda of the fantastic pocket rockets that cemented the marque’s reputation in the late 1980s and early…

Spaghetti Sunday: A Hi Fi to the Champion Spaghetti Sunday: A Hi Fi to the Champion

My love of HPI Racing scale models continues in the form of this blue 1:43 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Hi.Fi. This model replicates the extremely exclusive ‘HF Integrale Hi Fi’ version, of which only 20 examples were made for members of Lancia car clubs.

[FT/FS] GL Hemi Cuda Green Machine [FT/FS] GL Hemi Cuda Green Machine

This is my first ever Greenlight Green Machine I found in the wild. While I do like to have it, I believe there is somebody who will covet this more than me. Let’s work something out!

Wrapping up Car Week: Nissan Laurel Wrapping up Car Week: Nissan Laurel

This lime green butaketsu is my first taste of the immaculate selects from Ignition Model, it’s probably a natural segway from HPI scale models. HPI is still around, but it let go of its scale model wing to focus on their R/C business. Majority of these models now live on in Ignition Model, and I’d say these people…

LaLD Car Week 2018: Mecha Godzilla LaLD Car Week 2018: Mecha Godzilla

For my silver choice for LaLD Car Week, I have this silver 1:43 Nissan R34 GT-R V-Spec from one my favourite scale model brands - HPI. Hailing from the MIRAGE line, this scaled-down Godzilla is a sealed resin model.

LaLD Car Week 2018: Ford Blue RS200 LaLD Car Week 2018: Ford Blue RS200

This blue Ford RS200 comes in 1:43 scale from the now-defunct HPI. While built in homologation to race this car in Group B rally, this example is stanced to win the hard parking championship. There is hardly any room between the fender lip and wheel, and I don’t hate HPI’s decision to go that route. The fit and finish…

Land of the Rising Sun-Day: BNCR33 Nissan Skyline GTR Land of the Rising Sun-Day: BNCR33 Nissan Skyline GTR

Having fallen in love with the now-defunct HPI diecast brand, I have been slowly acquiring more of their 1:43 models to the fleet. With the more desirable castings being scarce and steep in prices, especially with the resin ones, the uptake has been gradual. After that long of a dry spell, I thought an R33 Skyline GTR…

'Murica Monday: Classy Caddy 'Murica Monday: Classy Caddy

Been looking to expand my fleet of Hot Wheels 100% casting, this Eldorado Biarritz convertible is one on my top list to acquire. Even in 1:64 scale, it retains its land yacht characteristics, oozing with class and luxury. Couldn’t be more fitting to appear on ‘Murica Monday.

In Honor of Wayne Scott In Honor of Wayne Scott

It was today I received news that Hot Wheels designer and graphics guru, Wayne Scott, has passed away recently. I first heard about it from an IG post from Doomus_RLC, and then confirmed it with his obituary from The Herald Sun.

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