Gallery : More Tarmac Works 1/64 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X

I just can’t get enough Evo X by Tarmac ! They are just perfect at this scale. Here is a look at their most recent versions, including the Malaysian police edition.


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Edition – Rally Red (purchase on tarmacworks.com)


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Ralliart Edition – Black (purchase on tarmacworks.com)


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X – 311RS (purchase on tarmacworks.com)


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X – Malaysian Police Car (JL Hobby Malaysia exclusive)

They all are fantastic. And with perfectly positioned hard plastic side mirrors.


The signature red version of the Final Edition.


The Ralliart livery, with the tagline “the spirit of competition”.


Tuned by 311RS with blue wheels.


The Polis Evo Helang Malaysia.


I need more ! Can’t wait for the Gulf livery and the Pikes Peak Safety car !

 

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News : Kyosho 1/64 Lamborghini Minicar Lottery

Kyosho is back ! After a year of sporadic releases through 16d the famous minicar maker will be back in Japanese convenience stores next month with Lamborghini models.

The format will be a lottery similar to what they did with the McLaren Minicar Kuji Collection and the Nismo Minicar Kuji Collection : customers can buy a ticket and exchange it for a random car from the listing.

As usual there is only two new models : the Centenario and the Aventador SV Coupe. Here is the list of the 24 cars:

 
Prize A : Pearl White set of 3 Centenario / Aventado SV Coupe / Veneno Roadster


Prize B : Pearl Green set of 3 Centenario / Aventado SV Coupe / Huracan


Prize C : Blue set of 2 car Centenario / Aventado SV Coupe


Prize D : Silver set of 2 cars Asterion / Huracan Super Trofeo


Prize E : Asterion (black)


Prize F : Huracan Super Trofeo (yellow)


Prize G : Aventador SV Coupe (red)


Prize H : Centenario (gray)


Prize I : Veneno Roadster (black)


Prize J : Veneno Roadster (silver)


Prize K : Veneno Roadster (blue)


Prize L : Huracan (orange)


Prize M : Huracan (red)


Prize N : Huracan (gray)


Prize O : Miura (blue/gold)


Prize P : Miura (orange)


Prize Q : Countach (green)


Prize R : Countach (yellow)

Maybe not as exciting a lineup as the Hypercar collection from 7eleven Taiwan, but it’s good to see Kyosho coming back to the 1/64 scale.

 

News : Aoshima 1/64 Subaru Sambar Collection

Aoshima just released a new 1/64 scale collection in Japan. This time the cars are so tiny they are sold in capsule vending machines !

The Subaru Sambar kei-truck appears to be quite detailed for a cheap full plastic toy and is available in five different colors. And there is a secret version as well.

Some of them even come with boxes or covers.

829 Japan has a few sets of 5 coming. You can make a reservation by sending an email to 829japan@gmail.com. Price is US$20.00 plus shipping fee to your country.

All gone !

 

 

 

 

Gallery : Tarmac Works Mercedes-AMG GT3

Now that is something really nice. The first Mercedes-AMG by Tarmac was a hit and that new GT3 version is another one!


Mercedes-AMG GT3 – Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup 2017 #70 – Mori, Heyer (purchase on tarmacworks.com)


Mercedes-AMG GT3 – Nurburgring 24H 2016 #9 – Müller, Haupt, Buurman, Engel (purchase on tarmacworks.com)

Unfortunately the Hello Kitty came with a broken wing. The reason was a screw too short that couldn’t keep the car attached to the base properly. Bad luck I guess. I glued it back but it started leaning when I took the pictures. I managed to fix it properly later, so no big deal in the end. My only concern with those cars are the rubber mirrors, especially on the blue one.

That’s a shame to have bad mirrors on such great models, I never had this issue with the previous Tarmac cars like the Evo X, the Civic FK2 or the R8 LMS, all with hard mirrors. And none ever came with a broken one. To the Tarmac team : please reconsider the use of rubber mirrors ! It doesn’t matter they are unbreakable if they are looking weird.

That said, I love this AMG GT3 and will definitely get the green version.

 

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Gallery : Tarmac Works Global64 Lamborghini Aventador SV

The Aventador SV is the second car in the Global64 line after the Audi R8 V10 Plus.

They feel very close to what Kyosho used to do, with surprising details like the neat Lamborghini emblem on each wheel. As usual with Tarmac the wheels and decoration are very nicely done, even at this lower price point.


Lamborghini Aventador SV – Giallo Orion (purchase on tarmacworks.com)


Lamborghini Aventador SV – Need for Speed Police (purchase on tarmacworks.com)


Lamborghini Aventador SV – Indonesia Police

Somehow on the NFS Police version the front lights are much better done than on the other two (they look quite bad on the yellow as you can tell). The rubber side mirrors are – once again – not properly oriented.

On that note, I am definitely not keen on that trend of using rubber for side mirrors. They are almost never in the right position. I would rather have a broken mirror once in a while that I can glue back than twisted rubber mirrors all the time that I can’t do anything about.

Also available : Dubai Police version and Verde Ithaca green.

 

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