Daily archives: January 23, 2008

Model car and component manufacturers

A list of companies making model cars and car customising parts. Like the list of model figure manufacturers it’s not complete and will be updated as I find new companies.

ABC Brianza. High quality reproductions of exotics.

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Athearn. Locomotive and truck models.

Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO, N and O railway and vehicle models.

Dennis Aust. Truck cabs and accessories.

AUTOart models. Diecast models, slot cars and accessories.

Automobilia. Incredibly detailed photo etched parts and transkits for 1:87th cars from Wiking and Herpa.

AWM automodelle. European lorries and cars, mostly HO.

Barnett scale model hot rods. Stylised hot rod models in large scales.

BBR Models. Large scale exotics.

Beetle shop in Paris. Models of Beetles, Porsches and tuners.

Beka. Eastern European manufacturer of buses, lorries and trams.


Brumm. Italian manufacturer of diecast models.

BS Design. Resin kits of mostly European cars.

BSR Replicas & Finishes. Brigman & Son Racing Replicas – NASCAR modelling supplies.

Busch. German manufacturer of small scale vehicles and accessories for model railways.

Classic Construction Models. Cranes, bulldozers etc.

Classic Metalworks. Diecast cars and trucks in 1:25th and 1:87th.

C & D Models. 1:64th scale farm machinery.

D & K Modellbau. 1:87th scale models of mining and other really big rigs.

Detail Master. Lots of hot rod and drag racing accessories, from full bodies to interior junk.

DHS Diecast. The world’s largest construction diecast dealer.

Diecast car collectors’ zone.

Faller. Model railway products, including vehicles.

Fisher Model & Pattern. Car and plane models.

Fred’s Model World. Obsolete car models.

Grand Prix Models.

GHQ Models. Wargaming vehicles and very detailed HO and N models.

Hapico. Japanese kits and magazines and resin kits available in the US. Includes a very nice belly tank racer.


High Tech models

Hobby-Carmodel. French site with lots of racing cars and accessories- rally, formula 1, Le Mans.

Horbra Modellautos. European and race and rally cars.

Icaro Hobbies. Stocks lots of kits, mostly exotics and race cars.

JAKS Industries HO models for railway modellers.

K and R Replicas. 1:43rd and 1:24th scale models of british road, rally and race cars.

Lineside Models N scale cars and trucks.

Lion Models. Limited run 1:87th scale models.

mafma. Various scales. Stocks a lot of manufacturers.

Lowrides hobby shop. Lowrider models and accessories.

Milestone Miniatures. 1:43rd scale models.

Mimic. Resin wheels, steering wheels and decals.

The Model Car Garage. Resin and photo etched detailing parts.

Model Express.

Model Roundup.

Precision Miniatures. Manufacturers of quality 1:18th scale car models.

Ridgway diecast collectables.

MotoMini. Toy and model motorbikes.

Oxford Diecast. 1:76th and 1:43rd scale diecast models suited to model railways.

TNT Hobbies/ Only Race Cars. Only race cars.

Perry’s Resin. High-quality resin-cast kits, conversions and accessories. Has recently stopped shipping small parts in internet orders as they’ve opened a hobby shop.

Pit Lane Models. Racing car models.

Racing 43. Race, rally and exotics models.

Satco. 1:24th/1:25th scale tyres.

Scale Productions. German site with lots of models and parts.

Thunder Valley F1.

R & D Unique. 1:24th/ 1:25th scale detail parts.

US Models

Venice Model Team.

Vintage Racing collectables.

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1/64 Rally Car Collection Colin McRae Memorial Box 1

Available from Hobby Link Japan, part one of a tribute to Colin McRae.

This is a beautiful set of rally cars dedicated to the memory of rally race ace Colin McRae, who tragically died along with his five-year-old son and two family friends in a helicopter accident in September 2007. Box 1 consists of the cars illustrated below, chronicling part of McRae’s stellar career from 1992 to 1998. Each highly detailed 1/64-scale car comes mounted on a black plastic base with inscriptions. A fitting tribute to one of rally car racing’s most famous and beloved drivers.

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What are SPs anyway?

Creepy Scientology related videos abound at the moment. The main one, which keeps being taken down by YouTube and is now hosted by Gawker, features everyone’s favourite Scientology dwarf in what is being referred to as an indoctrination video.

One response to the Tom Cruise footage comes from Anonymous (via Warren Ellis)

SPs? A scan of the wikipedia page on the “religion” revealed nothing, but this handy acronym guide tells me-

SP, Suppressive Person, an evil person; someone who criticizes Scientology in any way. (the two are one and the same in the cult) SPs are the cult’s _1984_ Goldsteins, and give definition to the group and a common enemy. Supposedly, some large fraction of the total population is composed of these “anti-social” characters, variously cited as 2% or 20%. Hubbard listed 12 traits of the SP, such as talking in generalities, criticism, and so forth. SPs are formally “declared” with a goldenrod issue, and lists are kept of these dangerous people. Ars has adopted its own SP levels as a badge of honour; in Scientology, there are no levels of SP. SPs create PTSes, people who are influenced by them. See MU, PTS, Disconnection.