almost 50-years-old guy who has always loved to see on small scale
what technology and the human mind have invented across the
centuries with this site tries to impress the young generations with
something that recalls the beauty of the past.
Almost 50 years ago I began with AIRFIX, FROG and HELLER stickers,
sticking together with glue and paint what (thanks to the few tips I
received) I was able to buy in a shop in Milan, located near Porta
Venezia. My first attempts in miniature mounting gave me
disappointments (a lot) and satisfaction (just a little bit) as I
put a great effort but I could rarely have a real picture of the
vehicles (car, plane or whatever it was) to use as reference.
were definitively my favorites and my first miniatures began to show
up on the fornitures of my living room. But then I went much further
than that: I got the pilot license.
Car races were really part of my DNA, especially
after I saw (sitting in the central stand of Monza) Regazzoni’s
Ferrari winning the GP in 1970.
Then I was forced to put my hobby and my Tuesday ritual readings of
Autosprint a bit aside because of my job and my family, especially
after Fabrizio was born. But when my baby boy grew up he became
really fond of the 1/43 cars filling the showcases with die-Cast
passion for cars was such that the market didn’t have enough
proposals to offer to him. By chance I discovered the 1/43 cars
miniature-mounting kit. A lot of small producers (offering a lot of
miniature cars that the big industries didn’t want to produce) had
really a wide offer for a car-mounting fan.
Obviously I was forced to abandon for a while my passion (the
aircrafts) to teach my son the model-car-assembling, which was not
so “painful” in the end thanks to my great interest for the car
I became with time a big fan of this model-car-world and I
completely forgot of the aircrafts.
after my retirement, I have plenty of time and I take advantage of
the new technologies to put at everyone disposal, especially the
young people, all my experience for something that gives great
passion and emotions.
It is possible to ask information on the models shown in the gallery
and also to propose exchanges.
Just for information I put a section dedicated to the
handcraft producers with the only intent to give visibility to the
producers of any model or the ones that produced it in the past,
showing also information about the races performed, the pilots of
“DO IT YOURSELF” section gives the possibility of sharing the
experiences (how to mount a car, how to choose and how to display it)
to get better results.
I thank grateful my wife Isabella who patiently visited with me
museums, shops and markets around Europe and who always supported
I dedicate this site also to my son Fabrizio who helped me a lot to
gain more and more experience on this subject. Now that the baby
Daniele is born, who knows what they will discover together!!
A great thanks also to Marco, who gave me precious help and hints to
build this site.