News : Oversteer 1/64 Toyota C-HR

It’s been a year since we last heard from Oversteer so it’s very exciting to find out they are still kicking and ready to release a new cool model !

The Toyota C-HR seems to be doing quite well in Japan and more are visible in the streets every week. No doubt this 1/64 scale replica will be as, if not more, popular.

Oversteer gives us the choice of no less than height color variations from Toyota’s catalog.

This C-HR is open for preorder on the 829 Japan Shop.




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

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Ralliart Edition – Black (purchase on

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X – 311RS (purchase on

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 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

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

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

Lamborghini Aventador SV – Need for Speed Police (purchase on

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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Review : Tarmac Works 1/64 BMW M3 E30

Many versions of the BMW M3 E30 are already available in Tarmac’s Hobby64 line, offering quite a rainbow of racecar colors. All these iconic liveries are flawlessly scaled down to these 1/64 replicas in an impressive display or precision and accuracy.

BMW M3 E30 – Macau Guia Race 1990 #3 Emanuele Pirro (purchase on

BMW M3 E30 – Macau Guia Race 1991 #6 Emanuele Pirro (purchase on

BMW M3 E30 – Macau Guia Race 1992 #1 Emanuele Pirro (purchase on

BMW M3 E30 – DTM Norisring 1992 #14 Joachim Winkelhock (purchase on

BMW M3 E30 – Plain White (purchase on

The interior is very detailed as well, with harnesses on the seats, a complete rollcage and even a painted gear stick. On that note, the rollcage seems to be a bit lower than it should be. That’s probably due to the construction of the model itself, working at such a small scale is not leaving much room to cram many things inside.

It is worth mentioning that the plain white version features a passenger seat, where all the race car versions accurately have the driver seat only.

On the outside, the Mobil 1 car has an antenna while all the others don’t. According to the few pictures of the real cars we could find on Google it seems accurate as well.
The wheels are once again beautiful, it is fair to assume by now that Tarmac will never disappoint on that aspect. The front lights could have been nicer with a little more care. Tomytec did it better on their 318 and 325.


The pictures speak for themselves : these E30 are just great ! Missing from this review is the newly released orange Jagermeister DTM version that look awesome.

And more are coming with emblematic liveries : FINA, Marlboro, Advan, Falken, Michelin, Bastos and even TicTac !


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Update : Tomytec 1/64 releases from January to May 2018

Tomytec shifted a few things around on their release schedule. Here is their updated planning up to May 2018.

January 2018


LV-170a Toyota FS20 Patrol Car (Osaka Police)

LV-170b Toyota FS20 Patrol Car (Tokyo Fire Dept.)


LV-N145c/d Honda Prelude XX

LV-N160a/b Nissan Prairie NV

LV-N163a/b Toyota Crown Van (1973)

Seibu Keisatsu #20 Nissan Silvia

Japanese Car Era #12 Datsun 200SX

February 2018


LV-N164a Toyota Crown Van Patrol Car (Osaka Police)

LV-N160a Nissan Prairie (Nissan Service Car)

LV-N158a/b Honda Civic Type R 1997

LV-N162a Hino Ranger KL545

Mazda 787B LeMans 1991 #18

March 2018


Nostalgic Hero Datsun Bluebird


LV-N35d Honda Ballade CR-X F-1 Edition / LV-N35e Honda Ballade CR-X

LV-N165a/b Honda Civic Type R 1999

LV-N166a Hino HH341

LV-N139e Isuzu Erga Keihin Express Bus

April 2018


LV-172a/b Isuzu 117 Coupe EC


LV-N168a/b Nissan Cedric V30 Turbo Brougham

May 2018


LV-150c/d Isuzu Bellett 1600GTR

LV-N167a Hino HE366 Wing Roof Trailer

LV-N170a/b Nissan Skyline 25 GT-V


Gallery : Tarmac Works 1/64 Mercedes-AMG GT R

The Beast of the Green Hell is joining Tarmac Works’ Hobby64 lineup !

Exciting to see this car finally get a proper 1/64 release. Overall very nice model featuring gorgeous wheels and remarkable paintjob on the front grill. The rubber side mirrors are totally unbreakable but not always straight though.

Mercedes-AMG GT R – Designo Diamond White  (purchase on

Mercedes-AMG GT R – Solar Beam  (purchase on

Can’t wait for the GT3 versions !


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