If you are fascinated by all-thing Steampunk, I am very, very sure you will be intrigued by the Schnauzer Armored Walker Walking Tank Scale Model. Coming from Singapore-based Michael Sng’s Machination Studio, this 21 cm (8 ¼) mechanized “Dieselpunk” walking tank scale model is part of the world of Codename Colossus and the first Colossus hailed from the fictional Imperial German faction in a retro-sci-fi world where air power never seem to have existed. Intriguing. The fact that it is a tank that walks instead on rolling on conventional tracks kind of make it feels very Steampunk-ish, except the Schnauzer Armored Walker ain’t no steam-powered. Continue reading You Really Need To See This New Breed Of Mechanical Toy That Walks
Amalgam made a name for itself by creating insanely detailed scaled car models and scaled replica steering wheels, and if you think it’d stop right there, well, you are sorely wrong. The company has taken its scaled modelling to an out-of-this-world level of details with the 1/4 Scale Bugatti Chiron Engine and Gearbox. For this particular model, Amalgam collaborated closely with Bugatti to recreate the supercar maker’s 1,500 HP 8L 16-cylinder W engine that, without any real life object comparison, you’d thought it is the real deal pulled from a Bugatti Chiron. Continue reading Would You Pay $10K For A 1/4 Scale Bugatti Chiron W16 Engine?
If there’s one thing the world most famous bricks can’t do, it would be functioning roller coaster models. Not that nobody has done it; it has been done, but there’s just one problem: true-to-LEGO roller coasters function rather jerkily simply because LEGO don’t have purpose-built track pieces. Even there were actual track pieces, you will probably kill your braincells thinking how to go about putting one together. Well, here’s an easier way: Cyclone LEGO Compatible Roller Coaster Construction Toy. As the product name implies, it is a non-official LEGO set but it is compatible with your favorite bricks anyhow, so you can customize it to however you see fits. Continue reading Miniature Wonder: Cyclone LEGO Compatible Roller Coaster Toy
Star Trek Starship Enterprise maybe a fictional spaceship but it was product of creative imagination of movie makers and a mark of mankind’s desire for deep space exploration, which makes the original starship Enterprise model worthy of a place in the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. And museum it did head to in 1974 when it was donated to by Paramount Pictures to SNASM. The 11-foot, 200 lbs blow-molded plastic and wood model was displayed in several locations in the museum until 2014, when it was removed for a lengthy and painstaking two-year restoration. Though it is worthy to note that the model was “treated” three times, in 1974, 1984 and 1991, while in museum’s possession, but this was by far, the most extensive one. Continue reading Original Star Trek Starship Enterprise TV Show Model Restored At SNASM
So you have been saving all this while for the gorgeous McLaren P1. As you joyously prepare yourself for the big day when you will drive your Toyota Prius to swop for a P1, you read on the news that P1 will no longer be made. It must have been hard for you as your automotive dream of owning a P1 come crashing on you. Too bad. Though it is not without options. You can either scour the used car markets both local and overseas for one, which will no doubt be a daunting task since less than 400 were made, or alternatively, you can settle with a 1/8 scale replica crafted by the folks who are totally obsessed with details, Amalgam Fine Model Cars. Continue reading Would You Drop $12,000 For A 1/8 Scale McLaren P1 Model?
Mercedes-Benz SL 60th Anniversary Scaled Models | €89.90 | www.mercedes-benz.com
drool-worthy they are but the reality is, unless you are million- or billionaire, chances are, you are not going to own both the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W194, 1952) and the current SL-Class (R231, 2012) at the same time. the former is even a challenge to find, however, things would be a little different if you look them at a smaller scale. such as, for example, grabbing this Mercedes-Benz SL 60th Anniversary Scaled Models (B66041015) that will turn your dream of owning one legend and the other, a legend-in-the-making Continue reading Mercedes-Benz SL 60th Anniversary Scaled Models
Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake Miniatures | from €29.90 | www.mercedes-benz.com
love everything about the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake? then you wouldn’t want to miss its miniature counterpart that’s essentially a faithful copy of the real deal, road going model, showcasing the new age coupe’s stretched roofline and among other details. designed in collaboration with model car specialist Norev, the miniature CLS Shooting Brake was crafted with data taken from the real car’s CAD (computer aided design) plan and features original paints and are hand-assembled. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake Miniatures
Thunder Tiger Nautantia 1M Racing Yacht | US$tba | www.tiger.com.tw
not everyone can afford a racing sailboat, much less crash them without feeling the pinch like what Pierce Brosnan did in the rebooted version of the The Thomas Crown Affair. however, that dream of owning a racing yacht is more attainable if you choose to go the remote control way. for that, you can start with this beautiful Nautantia 1M Racing Yacht by Thunder Tiger. granted that Thunder Tiger is not the name that is closely associated with radio controlled watercraft but their rich history in the radio control business that covers air, land, sea Continue reading Thunder Tiger Nautantia 1M Racing Yacht
“i think that we are in a globe now where perfection is so tantamount to success that perfection almost becoming boring.” those are the words of John Findra, the man behind the Classic Wrecks – scaled vehicle models that goes on the opposite of perfect beauty, and one that we admired so much. John’s statement certainly rings some truth of its own, as commonality does have it’s less than appealing fact, such as monotony. as much as we hate to admit, John’s creation of rusty, worn down rendition of scaled model vehicles really draw us to them. Continue reading The Man Behind Classic Wrecks: John Findra
Evanta-Aston Martin DBR1 1:1 Scale Model | £auction | www.evanta.co.uk
growing up as a boy, you probably has, one time or another, muck around with toy car assembly kits, or more commonly known as AirFix kit. now that you have all grown up, you can relive those days but in a much, much larger scale to set yourself apart from the boys. sounds good? then the Evanta-Aston Martin DBR1 1:1 Scale Model you see here is just the kit for you. based on the 1959 DBR1(2) that Roy Salvadori and Carrol Shelby drove to the Le Mans podium, this beautiful scaled model comes in a form of a large scale 20′ x 11′ AirFix kit Continue reading Evanta-Aston Martin DBR1 1:1 Scale Model