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Desert island diecast

Desert island diecast

Pat Conneally reveals the five models he’d most like to take with him if he were to swap life on the lush green Emerald Isle for a tiny, far more tropical and totally uninhabited retreat…

Desert island diecast

Desert island diecast

David Busfield reveals his ‘Robinson Crusoe’ choices…

Return of the Silver Arrows

Return of the Silver Arrows

Brian Owen steers us through the history of, and the models to mark, the momentous 1954-55 F1 years

Smallest of the small

Smallest of the small

Jona Schellekens takes a calculated look at how ‘bubble cars’ have been scaled down yet further by our toy and model manufacturers…

Desert island diecast

Desert island diecast

Ian Thurley muses on the five models he’d most like to have with him should he ever find himself living the life of a cast-away…

Oh, Dyane!

Oh, Dyane!

Thanks to some recent 1:18 scale releases, Stephen Paul Hardy has found himself falling in love all over again…

From the Archives - The Talented Mr Hornby Presents

From the Archives - The Talented Mr Hornby Presents

Dave Hornby, proud member of the Dinky Toys Collectors Association, shares some of his collection with us in this classic article

From the Archives - The South African Dinky Toys

From the Archives - The South African Dinky Toys

Clive Unsworth documents the colourful South African assembled and finished issues born out of Apartheid, that are now so highly sought after and prized by collectors worldwide

From the Archives - Streamlining Art Deco Style

From the Archives - Streamlining Art Deco Style

Alex Cameron whisks us back to the 1930s and the launch of the avant-garde Chrysler Airflow. The car sadly proved too radical and futuristic a design for its day and sales were surprisingly poor – toy makers, on the other hand, proved more than willing to go with the flow…

Back on the Alpine Trail

Back on the Alpine Trail

Stephen Paul Hardy shares his views on the latest model releases to represent this region's rich automotive history…

Dinky Toy Printing Blocks

Dinky Toy Printing Blocks

Period advertisements, catalogues, etc, make fascinating and informative additions to classic toy collections. Helping us to appreciate the highly skilled work that went into creating them just that little bit more, though, this month David Busfield shares some fascinating finds…

The Ugly Bug Ball

The Ugly Bug Ball

John Harrison ‘celebrates’ some less than perfect toys and models, because sometimes completism requires a little compromise…

Adding your own base...

Adding your own base...

...for Warmaster's M4 Tractor and Long Tom

Simple Photo Editing...

Simple Photo Editing...

...putting an airliner in the sky

Sea Harrier FA2 in 1/72...

Sea Harrier FA2 in 1/72...

..a close look at the model from HobbyMaster

F-15E Strike Eagle in 1:72...

F-15E Strike Eagle in 1:72...

...a model from Witty Wings

An F-15J Eagle in 1:72...

An F-15J Eagle in 1:72...

...a very fine model from Sky Guardians

Classic Rolls Royce hunting car...

Classic Rolls Royce hunting car...

...seen at War and Peace Revival, July 2013

LVT(A)1 in 1:72...

LVT(A)1 in 1:72...

...Pacific War veteran from Dragon Armor

F14A Tomcat, from VF-41 Black Aces AJ-107 in 1:72...

F14A Tomcat, from VF-41 Black Aces AJ-107 in 1:72...

...a Limited Edition Model from Witty Wings

Top 5 Themed Collections

Classic Rolls Royce hunting car...

...seen at War and Peace Revival, July 2013

An F-15J Eagle in 1:72...

...a very fine model from Sky Guardians

F-15E Strike Eagle in 1:72...

...a model from Witty Wings

Sea Harrier FA2 in 1/72...

..a close look at the model from HobbyMaster

Simple Photo Editing...

...putting an airliner in the sky

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