You may have noticed a new sponsor here at DiecastSociety.com. A few weeks back Die-cast Club/Eaglemoss officially signed on to partner with us. Eaglemoss is a destination for almost all popular pop culture, entertainment, sci-fi and comic hero brands. Their relationship with us will focus on their scale model division, Die-Cast Club.
If you haven’t heard of Die-Cast Club they offer a no-risk subscription service that features an array of 1:8 scale kits. Each kit, you choose your poison, features a selection of diecast metal and plastic parts – from what we’ve seen in the box so far there is more metal than plastic! And fit and finish is extremely good. Each model in addition to the diecast metal exterior panels features full 360 access with a host of unique gems geared towards true authenticity. Exterior lighting and more are part of the highlight list!
You choose the car, you choose the frequency of parts delivery throughout the subscription and you build the replica from start to finish at your pace. A typical build can span 24 months – an introductory offer of $1.95 for the first two issues with four additional issues to follow each month thereafter ($13.35 includes shipping/each). The current assortment of quality 1:8 scale models include the 1:8 Back to the Future DeLorean and the Ghostbusters ECTO-1, there is also Aston Martin DB5 from James Bond Goldfinger! Their latest addition as featured earlier last month is the 1:8 Willys MB Jeep.
With the current pandemic and the change of season, both will definitely influence a more at-home focus. What to do with all this extra this time indoors? Well, build yourself a model, and call it a true passion project. And those with the keen ability can further enhance the finished product by adding their spin with a little customization… A perfect gift, yes, and we have also received many email inquiries about gift-giving, especially around this time of year. This would be the perfect gift for any scale model car collector or model builder.
With the exceptional pallet of available cars, we ended up choosing the 1:8 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. And over the next several months we’ll provide you with our feedback with each step we take in the journey. With the final submission presenting the completed project and our final thoughts…
This particular model does feature full 360 access and then some! From an exterior perspective, working headlight and taillights are standard. Access to the detailed motor and rear storage is married with a spare tire and jack. Inside the cabin, a highly detailed interior is refined and polished, a perfect fit for the deluxe Karl Baisch suitcase in back! The dashboard is cut from aluminum, as well as a retractable steering wheel to boot. Jeez, we can’t wait to complete this build!
What’s in the box? First off, we need to mention, we here at DiecastSociety.com are executing an accelerated build. Meaning, we’re receiving parts well ahead of the typical subscription timeline. Yes, we are unquestionably lucky!
Let us know if you have any questions? We have the Eaglemoss/Die-Cast Club team available to answer any and all questions. We hope you’ll join us on the ride to complete the build! Happy collecting!
Based on the initial view each instruction manual is highly detailed (we have received #1 – #5). There is clear and concise direction on assembly, part presentation, fitting, colour coding and more! We’ll have more comments here as we progress with the build, however, have no fear if you believe assembly would be overly complex.
In addition to assembly instructions, each subsequent issue will provide insight on “Track Legends”, “The Story of Motorsports”, “Ace Drivers” and “Challenging Circuits”. Each section is heightened with commentary and historic photos. Please note the initial issue (#1) does make an exception to the above by also including a foreword called “Your Model”. Here you’ll discover all the features of your build in detail with photos.
PARTS & ACCESSORIES:
As for the parts. The larger metal and larger plastic components are all housed in separate compartments. Packaging will definitely facilitate the delivery of damaged free parts and accessories. And not to mention the organization component. Some of the smaller parts are provided within sectioned plastic bags with numbering for each. Again, helping hand with damage and finding this coinciding specific part bag.
As part of your subscription, and free to you, Die-Cast Club will include the following bonus items at no charge. See the photos below.
Toolkit – Includes tweezers, mini pliers, file, knife and Phillips-head screwdriver
Binder – Save each instruction guide, keep them safe and damage-free
Spec Sheet Display – Complete statistics, including dimensions, weight, & engine specs
Stand & Display – A stand/display for the finished piece