John is a great friend of hobbyDB and a connoisseur of cars in 1:43 and smaller scales of resin, diecast and white metal. He started a YouTube channel entitled “My Take by John Kuvakas” to highlight old and new models. We just love it and asked him to start sharing his three best videos of the month with us here on the hobbyDB Blog.
It’s been a busy month! Our top 3 “My Take” videos covered some very special areas of interest.
Club models are always popular subjects. They are true limited editions and frequently become precious on the secondary market. The Brooklin Collectors Club, based in the UK, has one of the longest running traditions of LE’s in 1/43 white metal models. This year’s club model extends that tradition and is a unique offering. You can see the details here.
Taxis are always popular in 1/43 collecting. Many collectors that have train layouts use them to give their setups an extra degree of realism. With accurate replicas of scale model trains being as expensive as they are, few collectors want to mar their layouts with toy-like models.
Automodello, a premier maker of resin models in several scales, has introduced a highly anticipated model of Checker’s iconic Model A, an Art Deco masterpiece. It fits quite well in a train layout, a diorama or even just sitting in a prominent position in your display. Like its full sized version, it’s an eye-catcher. You can see the video here.
Along those same lines, police cars appeal to many collectors, particularly ones that bring to mind popular TV shows and movies. Goldvarg models has provided us with several versions of NYPD police cars long with a variety of service vehicles from iconic brands like Braniff and Pan Am. You can see their latest offering here.
Thanks for tuning in!
– John Kuvakas
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