Featuring 1:64 scale diecast vehicles of all makes and models.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More Humor In Diecast

You can't take life too seriously, so that's why I can always find humor in anything.  Even little toy cars.

Save my walrus.

There's a joke here somewhere.

Your classic Pimpmobile.

No joke here, but it does have lots of possibilities for a funny caption.

This is a customized vehicle of mine I call "The Druglord."

Car stripped while Police turn a blind eye.

A monster truck got loose at Harrah's.

3 out of 4 giant Astronauts prefer the easy-opening hatch on the new DeLorean DMC-12.

Cows and Diecast - A Perfect Combination

These are just some random pictures of cows posed with diecast vehicles.  I hope you enjoy them - I know I sure do.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Truckin' Big

The Lindberg Line had a long history of making model kits of military vehicles, planes, ships and cars and trucks. In 1968 they released a line of Hot Wheels-sized model kits called "Mini-Lindys." For more information on this series, see this link. This series ended in 1970, but Lindberg kept adding new models and re-releasing old castings in new series. One model from the initial 1968 series was called the Ryder Truck, a Ford-based moving van. It was re-released in the Truckin' Big series renamed "The Moving Van." It came molded in yellow, but I painted the one I had black:

Here is the original instruction sheet that came with it:

On the other side of the instructions, were directions on how to put together the little garage that also came with the kit. These are some of the trucks that were in these subsequent series, such as "Truckin' Big," "Hi-Rollers," "Over The Road," "Van Go" and "Big Wheels":

"High Rollers" series:
1. Dump Truck. (Mini Lindy No. 11)
2. Mail Truck. (Mini Lindy No. 13)
3. High Hauler. (Mini Lindy No. 32)
4. Van Machine. (Mini Lindy No. 8)
5. Cement Mixer. (Mini Lindy No. 14)
6. Tow Truck. (Mini Lindy No. 16)
7. Pickup Camper. (Mini Lindy No. 22)
8. Tractor-Trailer. (Mini Lindy No. 24)

"Van Go" series:
1. Gypsy Van. (Mini Lindy No. 13)
2. Can Van. (Mini Lindy No. 7)
3. Van Camp. (Mini Lindy No. 22)
4. Van Do Van. (Mini Lindy No. 8)
5. The Moving Van. (Mini Lindy No. 32)
6. Travelin' Van. (Mini Lindy No. 23)
7. Mighty Van. (Mini Lindy No. 12)
8. Vandit. (Mini Lindy No. 2)

"Big Wheels" series:
1. Pickup and Camper. (Mini Lindy No. 22 - I would really love to acqure this model. It features a Chevrolet pickup on the cover, but is actually a Ford truck.)

"Truckin' Big" series:
1. The Moving Van. (Mini Lindy No. 32)

There are others in these series, but I'm still researching which models were released.

Monday, February 13, 2012

A True Classic

Here's a real beauty I found the other day by Greenlight - a 1953 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. It's solid metal with both a diecast metal body and frame. It's part of their Motor World series. Check out the detail on this model:

Look for further shots of this classic sooner or later. It just screams to be used in some kind of diorama setting.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Kid On The Block

Matchbox recently put out an iconic legend - a station wagon! Yes, when most vehicle manufacturers are stuck on minivans and SUVs and crossovers, Cadillac released the modern version of the venerable classic. Matchbox has recreated this Cadillac CTS wagon in great detail. I've also seen this same model in silver, so be on the lookout for that one as well. Without further ado, here's the car:

And I finally found the silver version: