Metal Model Cars – what are they?
Metal model cars are miniature replicas of real cars that are made from metal or a combination of metal and other materials. They are often produced at a scale of 1/18, 1/24, or 1/43, and are typically made using die-casting or injection molding processes.
Metal model cars can be made from a variety of metals, including zinc, aluminum, and brass. These cars are often painted and detailed to replicate the appearance of the real car, with features such as working doors, hoods, and trunks, as well as detailed interiors.
Metal model cars can be collected and displayed as a hobby, and are often sought after by car enthusiasts and collectors. They are available in a wide range of makes and models, including classic cars, sports cars, and supercars, and can be purchased from hobby shops, online retailers, and specialty stores.
The weight of metal model cars can vary depending on their size and the type of metal used in their construction. Generally, 1/18 scale metal model cars made from die-cast metal can weigh between 2 and 3 pounds (0.9 to 1.4 kilograms), while smaller 1/43 scale models can weigh around 6 ounces (0.17 kilograms).
The weight of a metal model car can also be influenced by the level of detail and the features included, such as opening doors, hoods, and trunks, as well as functioning suspension and steering systems. Some metal model cars may also include additional parts made from plastic, rubber, or other materials, which can affect their weight.
Overall, the weight of a metal model car can add to its realism and quality, as well as making it feel more substantial and valuable to collectors.
Popular Metal Model Car Brands
There are several manufacturers that make metal model cars in 1/18 scale, including:
- GT Spirit
- Sun Star
These manufacturers produce a wide range of metal model cars in 1/18 scale, including classic cars, sports cars, and supercars. The models are often highly detailed and accurate, with features such as functioning doors, hoods, and trunks, as well as detailed interiors and engine compartments. Collectors often seek out models from these manufacturers to add to their collections or display as a hobby.
Popular model cars right now:
Land Rover Defender 110 “Camel Trophy” Sabah-Malaysia – 1993 1:18 by Almost Real$279.00
RUF SCR – 2018 – Irish Green 1:18 by Almost Real$229.00
Land Rover Defender 110 2020 Pangea Green 1:18 by Almost Real$279.00
Land Rover Defender 110 Heritage Edition 1:18 by Almost Real$229.00
Pagani Zonda F 2005 1:18 by Almost Real$399.00
Land Rover Defender 90 “Camel Trophy” Borneo 1985 1:18 by Almost Real$279.00
Land Rover Range Rover 1970 Tuscan Blue 1:18 by Almost Real$209.00
Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner 1:18 by Almost Real$219.00