Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Check out a dozen new military models from Forces of Valor:

For our military enthusiasts out there, Forces of Valor has introduced a dozen new models, in both 1/72 scale and 1/32 scale, WWII and modern machines, coming this spring!

WWII German King Tiger-Porsche Turret - D-Day Commemorative Series  #80077 - 1/32 Scale

WWII U.S. M2A1 105mm Howitzer, France 1944 - Enthusiast Series 
#81013 - 1/32 Scale

WWII German Sd. Kfz. 251/1 Hanomag, Lithuania 1944 - Enthusiast Series
#81019 - 1/32 Scale

WWII German Kubelwagen Type 82, Holland 1944 - Enthusiast Series
#82007 - 1/32 Scale

WWII U.S. General Purpose Vehicle - D-Day Commemorative Series
#82009 - 1/32 Scale

WWII U.S. M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage - D-Day Commemorative Series
#85043 - 1/72 Scale

U.S. F/A-18F Super Hornet
#85064 - 1/72 Scale

U.S. Marines Bell AH-1Z Viper
#85074 - 1/72 Scale

WWII German FW 190A8 JG 54, France 1944 - Enthusiast Series
#85077 - 1/72 Scale

WWII Russian T34/85, Eastern Front 1944 - Enthusiast Series
#85083 - 1/72 Scale

WWII U.S. Landing Craft LCM3 - D-Day Commemorative Series
#85085 - 1/72 Scale

WWII German Tiger I - D-Day Commemorative Series
#85086 - 1/72 Scale

Monday, January 28, 2013

Chip Foose and M2Machines team up to bring you an awesome release!

Chip Foose, star of the reality TV series Overhaulin', hot rod shop owner, and automotive designer, has his first M2Machines release coming out soon! 

This six-piece set includes detailed 1/64 scale replicas of both Foose's personal vehicles and vehicles he worked on for his TV show.  The complete list as well as pictures are below; this one's gonna be awesome!

As if all that weren't enough, each vehicle in this release features all NEW casting, interior, chassis, engine, rims, and tires!  Also, as always with M2, this run will be limited (making it even more collectible). 

You can pre-order yours now, and we'll ship it out as soon as it arrives, or you can always order it when it comes next month.  I know no one has their hands on it yet, but what do you think so far?

#32600-CF01 - 1/64 Scale
Chip Foose Release 1
Each car comes in its own acrylic display case:
- 1932 Ford Roadster - Foose P-32 (Foose personal vehicle)
- 1956 Ford F-100 - Foose Overlord (Foose personal vehicle)
- 1967 Chevrolet Nova - Cherry Nova (from Overhaulin' TV show)
- 1968 Pontiac Firebird - Uncle Sam's Nephew (from Overhaulin' TV show)
- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro - Foose '69
- 1970 Ford Mustang - The BOSS is Back (from Overhaulin' TV show)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Coming soon from Norscot: the brand new Cat D5K2!

With great excitement, I want to officially announce to you the new Norscot Caterpillar D5K2 Dozer! It's in 1/50 scale and is sure to be a beautifully detailed model if Norscot's past gives us any indication. It will be here this spring (March/April).

Caterpillar D5K2 Dozer (Track-Type Tractor)
#55281 - 1/50 scale

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

GreenLight brings you the next Blues Brothers diorama:

This brand new Blues Brothers diorama is coming soon from GreenLight.  It's the 23rd Street Bridge diorama, with the Bluesmobile and four police cruisers, as well as a couple barricades.  Each car is detailed with opening hoods and real rubber tires, and it's in individualized movie-themed packaging.

This will be here in the next month or two!

Item #56070 - 1/64 Scale
Blues Brothers 5-Pack - 23rd Street Bridge Diorama
• (1) 1974 Dodge Monaco Bluesmobile
• (2) 1974 Dodge Monaco Chicago Police
• (2) 1974 Dodge Royal Monaco Chicago Police
• (2) Police barricades
This is a limited edition run of 3,984 pieces.  The police barricade tooling is brand new!  The packaging is individualized movie-themed packaging.  Each car is highly detailed with opening hoods and real rubber tires.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Let us be your source for Falcon Models!

Last week we announced that we now carry SkyMax Models, and now I want to introduce to you another new line that we just started carrying!   

Falcon Models are detailed 1/72 scale diecast replicas of military aircraft. Falcon aircrafts look great in every collection, whether alongside models made by other top-of-the-line manufacturers or as standalone display pieces.

Falcon diecast models feature...

Diecast metal construction with some plastic components
Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details
Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals
Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors
Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear
Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight"
Authentic fixed ordnance loads

Falcon come to you at great prices, as well as with a unique selection of models to choose from. This manufacturer offers models that are newer to the industry and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

These are several dozen of their models on our site (click here to see them all), but here are my favorites!

These will be arriving within the next month or two.

F-86D Sabre Dog, 101st Squadron, 3rd Air Wing, JASDF
#FA723006 - 1/72 scale

Fieseler Fi 156C Storch, Swiss Air Force, 1943
#FA724006 - 1/72 scale

F9F-5 Panther, Ted Williams, VMF-311
#FA721005 - 1/72 scale

T-33A Shooting Star, Waffenschule 10, West German Air Force, 1973
#FA722008 - 1/72 scale

Friday, January 18, 2013

Get a Sneak Peek!

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the new Norscot PM200 Cold Planer, and now so can you!

It is beautifully cast in 1/50 scale, and is constructed mostly of diecast metal with some plastic parts. It features several moving parts, including the conveyor belt and the rubber, oscillating tracks. It has realistic lines and wires supporting the conveyor. The operators cabin is well detailed and has a control panel cover that opens and closes. It sports the Caterpillar Logo, as well as the model type in a few different places on the model. In short, this model is a great example of the precision and quality you expect from a wonderful company like Norscot. But don't take my word for it, check out these pictures!

It is expected in February, so place your pre-order today!

If you want to see the Cold Planer come to life then post a comment, or head to our facebook page or youtube channel and request a video demo!

Caterpillar PM 200 Cold Planer

And check out Details that Matter on Wednesday, January 23rd to see more images and details of this outstanding model. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Coming soon from France! (Eligor announced new models)

More great French models are on their way!  Eligor just announced these three new ones, which will be arriving in the next few months.  We are taking pre-orders on our website!

#114456 - 1/43 scale
Marins Pompiers De Marseille - MAN TGS Sides VMP 13 Rapid Intervention Unit


#120069 - 1/43 scale
Cell Foam Tank


#101479 - 1/43 scale
GOULET TURPIN - Citroen Type H Advertising Tour Van


If you don't want to wait quite that long, these options are in stock right now!

#113002 - 1/43 scale
Iveco Magirus Alp 375 Version 2008


#114181 - 1/43 scale
Renault Maxity Maritime Bucket DDE Charentes

Friday, January 11, 2013

We're now carrying SkyMax Collectibles' military aircraft!

Featuring engraved panel lines, a detailed cockpit with a glazed canopy, realistic armament, authentic markings, and a display stand, these beauties feature everything you expect from top manufacturers and even let you keep some money in your pocket thanks to the low, affordable prices.

And, as you will come to expect from SkyMax, the story behind each aircraft is one worth being told in your collection. 

Check out the F-84E Thunderjet flown by Col. Robert Scott, Jr., a 13-victory ace who was the first commander of the 23rd Fighter Group "Flying Tigers" during World War II and went on to become a brigadier general. 

And, the Aichi D3A1 dive-bomber that led eight "Vals" from the IJN carrier Shokaku on the famous bombing run over the Hickam Field Army Air Base hangar line during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. 

Or, the eye-catching La-5FN flown by 41-victory ace Capt. Vitaliy Popkov, a two-time Hero of the Soviet Union recipient.

Whichever models you chose, your 1/72 scale die cast aircraft collection - and your wallet - will thank you.