This is AutoArt’s 1/43 scale E28 BMW M535i.

I don’t listen to a tremendous amount of ‘80s music, but how can you not like Ozzy Osbourne’s Crazy Train? Released in 1980, it’s just barely Radcast eligible.



I bought this car around 6 or 7 years ago. It was one of my earlier 1/43 acquisitions and it definitely set the bar back then; to this day it remains one of my better 1/43 models for several reasons. First,as you can see, the casting is excellent and the detail is all there.

Second, this is one of the most solid feeling 1/43s I own. It’s decently heavy and does not feel fragile. It feels like a brick. I’m sure if I wasn’t careful those mirrors or wipers would pop off, but you don’t feel that when you hold it. That’s not something that’s super important to me, but it’s still pretty nice.

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Third, it knows a trick!

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Not only does the hood open, but that 3.5L I6 is wonderfully detailed! Really a great feature on this car...but that is not all.

Poseable wheels! They are not attached to the steering wheel, but still make for some nice photos.

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All in all, this is a great piece.

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