Karsten Weiss, Author at DiecastSociety.com

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DiecastSociety.com 2022 Model of the Year Awards – VOTE NOW!

With the first snowflakes falling outside and on Diecastsociety.com’s website heralding the end of the year, it is time to initiate the annual custom that coincides with the festive season. It is time to reflect on what the year has brought us and assess which of this year’s models deserves one of our Model of the Year Awards. Last year´s Continue Reading...
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REVIEW: Road Kings Kenworth K100 Aerodyne

Five years ago trucks were a rarity in 1:18, but now there is a flood of them making up their own theme in 1:18 scale. Road Kings alone has been making American trucks, starting with the iconic Peterbilt 359 and its immediate competitor, the Kenworth W900 A (reviewed here in its “Smokey & the Bandit” skin). After the success, Road Continue Reading...
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REVIEW: Norev Ferrari 308 GTS QV “Magnum PI”

Another famous theme playing on our mind with this model: The car (or one of the many Ferraris used) driven by Thomas Magnum, private investigator, in the original series “Magnum PI” from the 80s when Higgins was male. And again, it is a budget model, this time by Norev. Now, it is not that the Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole had Continue Reading...
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REVIEW: Aurora Models ARO 244D (1989)

Here is another overlander and model manufacturer most of us in the western hemisphere will not have heard about. Now, if you don´t know Aurora Models there is no blame as they are new to the game, the ARO 244 D being their first model. ARO is short for “Auto Romania”, a state-owned offroad-vehicle manufacturer in communist-era Romania. They had Continue Reading...
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PSA: Possible colour issues with Almost Real’s Brabus G800

Almost Real has made a limited edition in polar white of the Brabus G800 Widestar that is currently sold, sometimes sold out already and re-sold second-hand at a premium. After I received one on Friday that has a roof, wheel arches and front fascia that contrast with the rest of the car´s polar white in being more cream/ivory, a google Continue Reading...
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