January 01, 2024

10th aniversary

Late this year (I mean in 2023) I realized that everything started back in 2013, ten years ago!
The blog I started then was a second stage in my digital modelling adventure. Later was completed with an Instagram account and in 2022 with the facebook bussines page. 
But … the second stage doesn’t exist without the first one : the AS3Models forum. The forum adventure started back in 2006 and it was a definitory stage of me as a modeller. Due to the fact that I have met interesting people, ready to help anytime and more than this, ready to share their expaerience, I learn a lot in this period.
In fact to be honest, I belive that the Forum helped me to be what I am today in terem of modelling skills.
Usually at the final of the year I publish some stat. This time I will show the post successfully models on Instagram
The Top Nine of the year. Among the most appreciated models we can find an RC car, an Traxxas TRX4M Defabder. Yes, a new side of customizing scale models appears in my personal collection

Top 9 on Instagram

The models are below. There are no posts on blogger yet but as usual you will re;ark the fact that they are uniaues pieces of custom diecast models

And a very personal realization, even it is made in November 2022, the glory measured on clicks came in 2023 is a Dacia 1310, burgundy with brown leather interior. The best you can buy back in 90’s in Romania

November 26, 2023

Ceci ce n’est pas | une voiture designee

Ceci ce n’nest pas une voiture dessinée !


C’est tout a fait vrai; ce n;est pas de tout une Voiture designee! Îl s;agit d’une voiture designee!

When I made this photos I get in mind this expression I started the article.

What I pictured through those photos is first try on this style of painting a scale model. To be honest this model was on the list of parts donor before the paint try. I was inspired by the real car paint style anime like we see more often lately. Having in mind the “Initial D” anime series, a cult anime for those petrolhead tuning passioned. I will put the Initial D along with The Fast and The Furious as cult films for every car tuning addicted. So, seeing the trend in painting real cars like anime ones I told myself “why not?” I grab my markers and a white paint larger and I started to draw a car on a model car. Literally I mean! All you see is hand painted having as base the original color given by Solido for its RWB Pandora one.

There are no more things to say, just enjoy the ride and keep on customizing !


November 19, 2023

Skoda 100/110R | the sedan and its fast back 2 doors sporty version

This is a post I discovered this days when I made a retrospective on my Blog.
Surfing through different posts I realysed that in 2023 this blog celebrates its 10th anniversary... time flies… some say!
 The good think is that I decided to restart this blog by posting as I done several years ago.
So, long story short, I invite you guys to surf on this blog. There are several interesting stories,and stay tuned for new stories about automobiles and collections displays
Here it is an unfinished article started a year ago about so;le Skoda models, article which will bring back to mife the Custopn Scale Car story teller.  
Skoda is not at all my cup of tea! I bought this tiny car in 24th scale because they are pretty cute. 
Unlike the others manufacturers from Eastern Europe in countries under the Russian comunits influence, Skoda chooses to be independent. When Russian industry and the Polish one chooses the western Europe support by collaborating with Fiat, Romania with Renault and so on, the Czech manufacturer maintain its independence and express himself. Skoda, renovating the 1000MB modell by introducing the all new 100/110 played “all on the rear” game. This architecture wasn’t unusual in the 70`s. Big manufacturers from Porsche to Fiat, passing by Renault are proposing this architecture. More than this the solution proved its efficiency through rally winning cars as Porsche and the tini Renault Alpine A110 - a Monte Carlo Rally winner.
Skoda launches two type of bodies on the same platform : the 100/110 sedan and one year later in 1970 the 110R Coupe. The coupe, in spite of normal performances (65 Hp and 19 seconds from 0 to 100 Km/h), has some features which are still loved today. The frameless doors, fast back profile,  supplementary dashboard indicators and sporty seats. I have to remark the Fuchs rims Czech interpretation. Anyway some called this car the Eastern Porsche but in fact there is nothing in common between this cars.
Even there are a certain sportivity in the design and in the conception of the 110R Coupe something is strange : the front hood a the front section is the same with the sedan one. This get the car out of the proportion of a classical Coupe making the side view a little strange but cute. I can tell that it brings in my mind the anime cars. 

Released by Hachette in their diecast 24th scale collection in my home country it has a pretty good interior details and a very well body shape. As you expect it will be modified, so I put it some Aoshima rims and as usual I lowered it as much as possible. Some modification was needed at the level of the chassis in order to maintain the functionality of the wheels. Some details were added in interior to replicate a two-tone upholstery and also the roof trim was added for the realism.
Enjoy the ride
take a look also on Custom Scale Car in instagram for more goo