A little late to the show. This is the 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, known to Benz anoraks as the W194. Only 10 were built, 2 years before the W198 300SL road car debuted. In the best possible proof of concept, they won Le Mans the first time out, in an era that otherwise belonged to Jaguar. In typical Silberpfeil…
I’ve been having fun with Duplicolor metalcast paint lately, so once I opened up a Majorette Vision GT car I had an idea: spray metalcast directly over the factory silver paint for a deep candy red, add some sweet wheels and slam it. Here’s the result!
Was pleasantly surprised when I found this on a peg in a bookstore in my neck of the woods.
Wait, is it Tuesday again already? Darned! Got me some Norevs as I’ve shown last Friday and one of ‘m was the amazing Mercedes Benz 300 SL W198.
I was updating the Live and Let Diecast Podcast Twitter feed one day and stumbled upon an estate auction. I thought it looked pretty interesting. The estate was from a man who lived in the Indianapolis area and was clearly a racing fan. I bid on several items, but lost out on the really great ones, however, I did win…
Look at that riesen autobus hidden a bit behind the Ricard wall. Riesen? So it’s big? I’d say so yes...
Well, I should have quit die-cast completely for the year after my massive HAWL from Japan. Alas, that’s not how addictions work! First up, this trio of Auto Worlds. This is the best version of the Kingswood Estate by a mile in my opinion.
Today was a tough day to pic for. In my collection, saying 6-cylinder is basically saying 911, BMW, and GT-R. I love the 911, and it’s hard to go wrong there. Going BMW was a thought too, as I could do the whole week with just that brand. I passed on the GT-R as I figured I would bump heads with a certain GT-R fan…
Just a few phone test shots of a black car in the dark.
Oh man! Early work day and I almost forgot to post! Literally ran out of bed to get to my computer to post this!
For the final day of Car Week, my wild card is gonna be the gold 1970 C111-II, the experimental vehicle, super sports car and style icon from Mercedes-Benz. This is a 1:43 model from IXO. Came to me without a box and some damage that may or may not be immediately apparent. But she is still dear to me.
Another Franklin Mint. Like the Boss 429 posted Tuesday, this car was also purchased at Dad’s Cats by me many years ago, when The Franklin Mint was in my mind the top end of the die-cast spectrum.
I had this great idea for today’s shoot all planned out. And then I ran out of time in the day. I’m not particularly happy with these pics, but better this than nothing, right?
Hello again, and welcome to White Day! The Mercedes-AMG GT has only been around since 2014, yet has had a large impact in the luxury sports car realm. Tonight’s model is another KiNSMART: the Mercedes-AMG GT. Tonight I’m going to let the pictures do the talking, so enjoy!
I don’t know how new this is, I could only find one for reference on the bay (asking $11+...nope). But, if it IS new, it would be the first time shop rite ever beat the regular outlets to something new/newish.
Once in a while I run into such an odd thing I just have to get it. Like this SLS. Some of you may know my love for it but running into any car showing it’s internals a bit will make me weak.
I don’t seem to have a lot of vintage stuff but at one day I got a bunch of Dinky Toys (1/43 re-release) for cheap that I showed casts from before. Like the BMW 1500 I showed during Shark week quite some time ago.
Just a gratuitous picture as an excuse for the above alliteration :)
Just a couple of quick pictures of a little display I set up with some of my 1/43 models.