MODEL OF THE YEAR
Brooklin 1/43 1952 Willys Overland Station Wagon
While the name “Jeep” remains alive, many have forgotten the post- World War II period when the Willys Overland Company attempted to revive itself with a civilian Jeep. It was most successful with this first all steel station wagon, originally introduced in 1948, that remains alive today in modern form. This Brooklin model captures not only the form but also
Brooklin 1948 Willys Overland Jeepster in yellow and red
MODEL OF THE YEAR
Neo/American Excellence 1972 Pontiac Hurst SSJ
Ixo 1961 Jaguar XKE (Geneva Car Show)
So, did you pick out a favorite along the way?
There’s no doubt the CMC Bartoletti is the most audacious model of the year; big and bold it is a sweeping tour de force of an engineering achievement in 1/18. Likewise the CMC Bugatti Atlantic SC models in 1/18 were technically brilliant and have a stylish grace about them. And let’s not forget that gorgeous 1936 Packard in 1/24 , a stunning and regal portrayal by Danbury Mint.
Your scale winners are:
AND THE WINNER OF THE DIECAST ZONE MODEL OF THE YEAR AWARD GOES TO...
A truly brilliant model and the first 1/43 overall winner in our history. This remarkably contoured subject is modeled with incredible technical skill. And the price at just under triple digits…that’s a rare feat anymore for larger scale models.
The win represents something more: how truly important 1/43 is becoming in the hobby where prices and collection space are both at a premium when it comes to larger scale models. We have a remarkable corps of collectors at Forum43 and I encourage you to drop in for a visit soon.
Congratulations to Automodello on a fantastic win and a big thanks to our panel for their patience, knowledge and passion!