February 17, 2021

Dacia Duster | Rally raid

 Good news from custom | scale | car : new project finished.
After a long wait in order to have all needed parts, the time to put all together has come. In te last week I finished a beloved concept car based on Dacia Duster diecast model made by Solido @1|18th scale.
Dakar rally inspired concept this Duster is my image about what it means a Duster as all purposes vehicle, no matter if we are talking about speed on off road, trial or crawling on the rocky roads of Carpathian Mountains.
Behind the scenes :
- Roll cage from Citroen C2 WRC
- Wheels from BMW X5 - Raid 
- Interior accessories as seats, extinguishers and so on from different damaged models.
Facts : all the parts used are from Solido Models (I didn't intend to... but finlly I have a fuul Solido custom model)
Please check also custom_scale_car IGTv channel for a short presentation video


February 03, 2021

ARO | M461 @ romanian industry flagships

 hello mod'ling fellow',
New post presenting a very nice car for me and a gooooood model. Yes, it is an 1/24th scale diecast model sold as a collectible by Hachette in Romania. Well... not really only in Romania, apparently in all the former East Block countries.
Good thing is that there are a lot of Romanian automotive industry automobiles reproduces in more that decent way, ready to be displayed on the shelf. I will present all of them in chronological order of date of manufacturing
It is true that some interior improvements are needed as well as an exterior detailing, but over all for a usual consumer the quality is pretty good.
One of my favorites models is tthe ARO M461. It is a non sense vehicle which brings with him the design of the '30 in the middle of hippy age , the '60.
An old platform, old technical solutions (front rigid axle & lamelar resorts) old finishes for the interior. Driving this car I imagine it was like travel back in the past even we ara talking about the '60's. But in spite of all this tings I love the look and I like to have this model on my shelf, proudly diaplayed alog with more modern cars of 60's.
We must not forget that till 1969 tis ARO was the only personal vehicle produces in Romania, and wasn't accessible for the civilian customers if I call like this ordinary people.
I'll let you discover (google it) the original variant proposed by Hachette. Below the improved version by custom | scale | car

January 02, 2021

at the beginning of a new year, with the hope in soul that will be a quiet year
custom | scale | car
wishes you a 
Happy new Year!