Regular readers will know that I have been getting more and more into 1/64's via TLV-Neo's - and it is courtesy of the John Lambert blog that I have got to where I am today.
So it is now time to pack up some of the 1/43 in the Garage and make space for 1/64. And it is a pure 1/64 scale - there is no room for 1/63 or 1/65. Matchbox (ha!) and HW do not and will not make the cut. Neither will some of the Tomica's that I have.
So this is a very strict criteria that I have now in place - there is no "ooo, I could............."
There is already a shelf dedicated to TLV-Neo's, but I have totally forgotten about my 1/64 Biante's - Falcon and Commodore are now added.
And just to ensure that there is diversity and inclusion I have just ordered a 1/64 AM DBS by Minichamps - you know what you get from them, so all good. And it is one of favourite AM's of recent times.
And this is the interesting bit: there is not that much around. I mean more in terms of European models. We have the likes of Greenlight which makes some good Americana, but I am not into US models - they will be the lowest priority for the Garage and TBH I don't think they will actually even make it in there.
So that leaves scatterings of Minichamps and AutoArt (quality cannot be compromised) and of course TLV-Neo. Although a smaller arena than 1/43, there is a wealth of models to add. I reckon I have around 50-60 to do over time. And Tomica will keep adding.
That means over the course of time it will take me around 5 years to ensure that the Garage is looking healthy - I have limited myself to 2 models per month from Japan Booster this is going to take some time. I am already adding models to a want list so that I can see what is left to get.
Interesting times ahead - and although they are more expensive, this is what I expect from a matchbox sized car, the detail and the quality - it is a shame that Mattel simply do not have the same vision.