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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

MAN TGX and Livestock Trailer in 1:50...

MAN TGX and Livestock Trailer in 1:50...

...Bowring Transport vehicle from Corgi

Stobart Biomass artic in 1:50...

Stobart Biomass artic in 1:50...

...the new Corgi model

Scania 110 and Tandem Axle Tilt Trailer in 1:50...

Scania 110 and Tandem Axle Tilt Trailer in 1:50...

...for Chapman and Ball, from Corgi

Volvo FH Tipper in 1:50...

Volvo FH Tipper in 1:50...

...more commercials from Corgi

Retromobile, Paris 2013...

Retromobile, Paris 2013...

...photos from the Paris exhibition (Images courtesy of J. Cowen, Automodello)

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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