Bowtie fans here is a new 1:24 Vette dipped in bronze.
Dean Milano, best known for his excellent plastic model car building, added some details to the Maisto 1:24 Jaguar XK8. At the front he used Bare Metal Foil on the grille divider, fog lamps and on the headlight reflectors under the clear lens. On the sides he painted the marker lights in realistic amber and red colors and added some black to the wheel center caps that make the “leaping cat” emblem more visible. The rear shows a custom-made license plate label, white painted back-up lights and Bare Metal Foil on the exhaust pipe tips. Inside, Dean painted the brown on the steering wheel and gear shift and used Bare Metal Foil and black paint on the rear view mirror.
Dean’s detail work shows that with paint and foil available from your local hobby shop (plus some computer skills to make a license plate label) you can add more realism to your Maisto models. Be sure to take a look at Dean’s model car museum website at www.toys-n-cars.com — he’s got a lot of fun stuff there.
Unfortunately, Maisto discontinued this XK8 from the line a few years ago but it should still be available on the secondary market. The item number was 31936.
Last week we showed you the tooling model. Here are the pre-production samples. It will be a while before these appear in stores. The stock number for both colors is 31357. Colors are yellow and metallic grey.
We’ve added a blower to our 1:24 ’66 Chevelle Pro Rodz to make this Pro Street version. This tooling model shows how mean it looks.
Ever wanted to drift your R/C? It’s tough unless it’s specially set up for it like the new Maisto Tech Monster Drift cars.
They will be appearing soon at Toys R Us in the special package shown below with the exclusive blue body color.
Here are photos of our tooling model for the upcoming 1:24 Nissan 370Z, stock #31200. Of course, in production the windows will be clear and the wheels and tires will have authentic shapes and colors. This resin model is used to verify the shapes of the parts before the molds are made for the die-cast model.