We’re very excited to show you our latest range of new model announcements this month because there’s some new tooling featured and we’re able to officially announce a set of models which have been highly requested of us from collectors for quite some time.
Getting straight into it, this month we’re very pleased to finally be able to announce the Holden Racing Team VF Commodore V8 Supercars driven by Garth Tander and James Courtney at the 2015 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint featuring the special ANZAC Appeal livery. The ANZAC cars raced by HRT have been continuously requested from fans and we’re very pleased that we can finally produce them in both 1:18 and 1:43 Scales. The 1:18 version will be produced in die-cast with fully opening parts other than the boot and the 1:43 version will be produced in die-cast and presented in our clear acrylic display case. Part proceeds from the sales of these models will be donated to the RSL’s ANZAC Appeal and we hope this opens the doors for us to produce the other ANZAC Appeal liveries raced by HRT since 2013 should these models be well supported by stockists and collectors.
It has been a long time between drinks since Biante has produced a HSV model for collectors but we have two newly tooled 1:18 Scale projects to announce this month. They are the 20 Years of Maloo R8 Limited Edition in Poison Ivy and the E3 GTS in Phantom Black. Both of these models have been produced in sealed body resin but don’t let that deter you if you’re sitting on the fence because these models look and feel absolutely fantastic. The first thing you notice upon inspection of both models is their significant weight and quality of craftsmanship. The body lines are beautifully replicated and little features haven’t been overlooked including the impressive badge work, the metal etched grilles in the front bumper assembly of both cars along with the metal etched side vents, the hood scoops and the black and chrome wheels are all really nice highlights. No shortcuts have been taken with replicating the interior of these models either. Upon looking through the clear windows you can see a very high attention to detail right down to the seat trimmings, dashboard instrumentation and logos. Both of these models have been finished remarkably well and we’re very excited for collectors to see them because they won’t be disappointed.
Rounding out the new announcements for this month is a new addition to the Biante Peter Brock Collection, the 1:18 Scale Ford Sierra RS500 he drove to finish runner up in the 1990 Australian Touring Car Championship. The mobil backed Sierra is one of the many memorable cars driven by the great Peter Brock during his illustrious career and many Holden fans would have a soft spot for it - even if they wouldn’t admit it! This model will be produced in die-cast with fully opening parts and a high attention to detail that collectors have come to know and respect from Autoart.
All of the newly announced models can now be pre-ordered at local die-cast model stockists. As always, they will also be available to purchase online from the Biante website when they arrive. To find your local stockist, use the link in our main menu and click on the links below for more information about each model.
B18H15K - 1:18 Scale Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar - Holden Racing Team 2015 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ANZAC Appeal Livery - Driver: Garth Tander - RRP: $195.00
B18H15M - 1:18 Scale Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar - Holden Racing Team 2015 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ANZAC Appeal Livery - Driver: James Courtney - RRP: $195.00
BR18401B - 1:18 Scale HSV 20 Years of Maloo R8 Limited Edition - Poison Ivy - RRP: $199.00
BR18404B - 1:18 Scale HSV E3 GTS - Phantom Black - RRP: $199.00
A89012 - 1:18 Scale Ford Sierra RS500 - 1990 Australian Touring Car Championship Runner Up - Driver: Peter Brock - RRP: $250.00
B43H15K - 1:43 Scale Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar - Holden Racing Team 2015 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ANZAC Appeal Livery - Driver: Garth Tander - RRP: $69.95
B43H15M - 1:43 Scale Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar - Holden Racing Team 2015 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ANZAC Appeal Livery - Driver: James Courtney - RRP: $69.95