Hello, dear model lovers! Welcome to our website, one of the best adresses for automotive modelers in big scales. Many of the kits described here have been constructed by ourselves - and we also sell our products directly to you. So: Everything you see on these pages is for sale! The mentioned prices are end-prices including taxes and shipping costs. No additional handling/packing charges! No hidden fees! Please check availability, which you will find under each product description, together with actual prices.

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March 7 2013 - Former webpage and new online shop
This webpage will not be supported anymore in the future. Please visit our new webshop
www.shop.autographmodel.com for the latest intormation about automotive kits and models in big scales 1/8 and 1/12!

March 6 2013 - C-Type engine instructions until page 30
The instructions of the C-Type engine have reached 30 pages! Download on the
instructions page or on the Jaguar C-Type engine page in the webshop!

March 2 2013 - New page of the C-Type engine instructions
Today I have added a new page to the instructions for the Jaguar engine. During the next days I will come to the carburettors ...


February 1 2013 - News page of the webshop
My new webshop has a comfortable News System, and in the future I will post any new information there. This website is a little obsolete, and I will not update it anymore, when the Shop is fully established. So please go directly to the
News page for any new information.

January 30 2013 - New Pocher kit: Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
Yesterday the blanket has been tied off the hidden car and the new Pocher kit in scale 1/8 appeared: Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. A completely new developed model kit with impressing finish and exceptional detailing. All related news in our new
webshop!
See the new Pocher Lamborghini in our Autograph webshop

January 31 2013 - New Autograph Webshop online from today
It has caused a lot of work during the last time, but now our new webshop has reached a state that it can go online. Many products are still to complete, but a start has been made:
www.shop.autographmodel.com


January 09 2013 - New Autograph webshop
Our new webshop will go online immediately after the Nuremberg Toy Fair. I am currently working flat out, so there is no new page of the Jaguar instructions today. That will be continued next Friday.


January 07 2013 - New Pocher model
There will actually be a new Pocher model in scale 1/8. I have received the following information from the Lemke company (old and new POCHER importer for Germany): The POCHER restart is done with a single all-new model in 1/8. More will follow. What kind of car that will be, the public learns only at the Toy Fair. A remake of the old POCHER models will not be, because the moulds are not to use anymore. So the traditional POCHER Classic models are well and truly history ...



December 27, 2012 - New Pocher models
This is the message of the year: At the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2013 (January 30, 2013 - Feb 4, 2013) there will be new Pocher models! If a note circulating in the internet (www.pocher.com) is true, HORNBY will introduce new Pocher models. HORNBY had in 2004 taken over the remains of the Italian company LIMA/Rivarossi, where also Pocher belonged to. Since then it was quiet on the kit market in 1/8. Now Pocher is to be awakened to new life. It is not known at this time, whether they will be introducing new models, or just re-launching existing kits again. One thing is certain: Autograph will include these models in its product range, particularly this coincides perfectly with the launch of our new web shop for January 2013. We are very excited!

December 20, 2012 - Cylinder head
The first part of the cylinder head made an awful lot of work today. Therefore the latest dowhload rather late under
instructions/Jaguar C-Type ...


December 17, 2012 - clutch mechanism
As promised, today I have completed the latest page of the instrucions about the clutch mechanism. Download as ever under
instructions/Jaguar C-Type ...

December 14, 2012 - clutch mechanism
Today I have built the clutch mechanism. But the related page of the instrucion book is still not ready. Therefore here only the latest picture:


December 13, 2012 - Today the Jag engine received his starter motor
Now the engine could be started. But there are still some important things missing, like the cylinder head ...
download of the latest page

December 10, 2012 - A new page of the Jaguar C-Type engine instructions is completed
The C-Type engine increasingly takes shape: Today I have mounted the gearbox and bellhousing to the block. You can see the latest page of the instruction under is Instructions/Jaguar C-Type ...

December 07, 2012 - Another page of the Jaguar C-Type engine instructions is readyl
You can download it together with the complete instruction book from the instructions page

December 06, 2012 - New webshopl
As announced earlier this summer, I am working on creating a professional webshop. This is expected to go online at 01 January 2013. Linked to this will be the introduction of new products, in particular the sale of small parts for model building. More details soon here.

December 01, 2012 - December 2012 Spezial
Like last year, there is also a December special this year with price reductions of 10% on all Autograph kits. The prices can be found at the respective products.

November 28, 2012 - Jaguar C-Type 1/8
The next page of the engine instructions is online: Have a look at it under
Instructions/Jaguar C-Type ...

November 24, 2012 - Jaguar C-Type 1/8
This is the current state of the C-Type engine: Today the flywheel has been mounted. Download the instructions up to this state under
Instructions/Jaguar C-Type ...


November 23, 2012 - Jaguar C-Type 1/8
The building step 04 of our C-Type engine went online today. Download under
Instructions/Jaguar C-Type ...

November 22, 2012 - Jaguar C-Type 1/8
The building step 03 of our C-Type engine went online today. Download under
Instructions/Jaguar C-Type ...

November 21, 2012 - Jaguar C-Type 1/8
The building steps 01 and 02 of our C-Type engine went online. Download under
Instructions/Jaguar C-Type ...

November 19, 2012 - Jaguar C-Type News
After several delays, disappointments and setbacks, my Jaguar C-type project finally seems to make progress: I have now found a way to make the body of the car to (somewhat) acceptable prices in metal. And today the first part of the
instructions for the engine will go online. More details on Jaguar C-Type ...

July 20, 2012 - New webshop online soon
Surely you have already wondered why our website hasn't been updated for so long. Well, the main reason for this is that we change for some time our entire website to a modern web shop. This really makes a lot of work, although we do not offer thousands of products. However, each item must be recorded and entered into the shop, then the whole thing has to be made in german and english, with prices, weight and shipping costs. . . And besides, there is still a new development called the Jaguar C-Type. Again, there is something new to report. The engine is finished in all parts. Has become truly amazing. Right now I write the instructions, which on the one hand is a lot of fun because it's always very interesting to see whether the parts actually fit together as intended. On the other hand, it is also a lot of work, because every little building step with photos and descriptions must be documented. The danger is that you do it too quickly, for example, overlook the fact that you have to specify every single screw or washer. . .

November 27, 2011 - Christmas special with 10 % discount
Time for Christmas 2011, we're releasing a christmas price special: 10% discount on all available autograph kits. This means that our Pocher F40 Transkit costs € 1170.00 inclusive of tax and delivery costs instead of € 1300.00 - only until the end of 2011. Same discounts you will find at the price section of other individual Autograph kits ...


November 26, 2011 - Licensing with Jaguar Cars from 2012
I am especially pleased to finally be able to report about it: Autograph will officially receive permission by Jaguar Cars Limited in January 2012 to produce a Jaguar model. We are working on a 1/8 model of the Jaguar C-Type, Le Mans 24 Hours of 1951 winning car. First, a super-detailed metal kit of the legendary XK engine will be available, as it was part of the winning car from Le Mans 1951. All components of the engine kit are drawn, the prototype parts are made. The castings go straight into production. What's still missing are some photo etched parts and the instructions. I hope that the engine kit will be available from February 2012.
On this page there are more details ...I

May 05, 2011 - Fiat 500 in 1:8 available back soon?
There are rumours from italy, that production of the nice Fiat 500 model in 1:8 will soon being resumed again. Details are not yet known, but the tools seem being taken over from AMC by a successor
. As soon as I hear any details, I will announce it here.


May 03, 2011 - Complete instructions of our F40 transkit now online!
We have put the complete instruction book of our F40 transkit on the "instructions"-page (PDF file). Have fun with downloading and studying!



May 01, 2011 - New project takes shape!
As the contract negotiations with that automobile manufacturer from England, which built the 1:1 model of my new project, are still not completed, I can only show another screenshot of the new engine - all other details have to wait. One thing I can tell, however, already: it will start with a motor kit (full metal, super detailed), and if all goes as planned until the middle of next year, a complete model kit of the entire car will be ready. The plan is a body of thin metal, prepainted finish, so the annoying color work, at least for the body, is eliminated.



April 01, 2011 - New project in 1/8!
No April Fool: I don't want to reveal too much now, since I am still in Licensing negotiations - but I must show here a first screenshot of my new project in 1 / 8. It is a completely new kit in 1 / 8. The original car was a Le Mans winner in the 50s. The kit will be officially licensed from the Automobile manufacturer, and we intend to release initially a beautiful engine kit, fully made in metal. Later, once negotiations on the license are concluded, I will announce more details. Until then, please have a look at the (multicolored) drawing ...


March 20, 2011 - New Aeroquip-fittings and -hose set in 1/8!
I have drawn new Aeroquip-fittings - a complete new set will be available soon. With lathe-turned Aeroquip-nuts in stainless steel, braided wires and fitting-bodies in white metal. 21 fittings in total, 6 different forms: 45-degree angles, 90-degree angles, T-connectors, straight connectors ...


Neue Aeroquipverschraubungen in 1/8 - new aeroquips in 1/8



March 01, 2010 - New Hardware Kit now on sale!
Recently the new version of our hardware detail kit is available. Nuts and bolts now in
stainless steel in a variety of sizes and designs! Many newly drawn parts and our cable and hose clamps in a new, improved version. A PDF version of the instructions will be found here. More information about the kit here.

Go to the New Hardware Kit! Go to the New Hardware Kit!

January 02, 2010 - New hardware-detail-kit in sight!
A new edition of our hardware detail kit was due for quite some time! Now I've drawn two completely new platines with many new Photo Etched parts. Proceed in the coming days in production, so the new hardware detail kit will be available probably in February. Presumably it will also include brand new
stainless steel hex screws, which are manufactured exclusively for Autograph!

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November 25, 2009 - Promocom Ferrari 126 C2 Turbo scale 1/8
I can offer now one full Promocom Ferrari 126 C2 kit and a suitable motor. For long I've been waiting for missing parts - but now everything is complete. This one should be the only complete 126 C2 kit available in the whole market. Price and all the information you can find here ...


Promocom 126 C2 Kit - available
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October 20, 2008 - Rosso Ferrari 643 F1 kits in stock!
We now have a very limited number of
Ferrari 643 F1 kits in stock ...



February 6, 2008 - Rosso 643 F1 Decalset in scale 1/8 now available
Zanchetti has finally delivered the long awaited decals for the Rosso 643 F1!
Here is more information ...

New decalset for the Rosso 643


November 22, 2007 - Complete decal set for the Rosso 643 F1 in scale 1/8!
When you build your old Rosso 643 kit, which has been stored for many years, you will find that most of the waterslide-decals are not usable anymore: they will crack, as soon as they get in touch with water! And the ugly original "sticker decals" will not hold long on the surface, where you placed them! Therefore we have drawn a complete new decal set for this model, including even more of the additional motifs of the Upgrade parts set. It is currently printed by the well known decal factory of Zanchetti in Milan (Italy) - the No. 1 for waterslide decals in Europe. Please watch this space for more informations - we will give you all informations, as soon as we have the prints in house!




June 22, 2007 - Ferrari-engine kit from CMA (USA) available!
We have a very limited number of kits of a Ferrari 375 V12 engine in stock now. Produced by CREATIVE MINIATURE ASSOCIATES in the USA. More informations here ...


CMA 375 MM engine 1/12


January 01, 2007 - Price adjustment because of tax increase only starting from February!
Unfortunately we do not remain spared by the current developments in Germany: The increase of the value added tax from 16 to 19% does also not stop before the modelling business. Therefore we must adapt our prices, which we kept essentially constant during the last years. But we promise that we will not use the tax rise in order to implement hidden price increases. What we pass on, is the correct conversion of the three-percent increase of the tax on the old prices. With many kits, for example the 1/18 row, we completely do without a price adjustment! And additionally:

We only raise our prices on Feb. 01, 2007! Until that time we keep our old prices! So do not hesitate and order your new kits right now!:

May 30, 2006 - delivery of the GTO engine has begun!
What has lasted so long, finally reaches its end. From now on the GTO engine is on sale. This is the second, very important part of our complete transkit for the Revell GTO in scale 1/12. All Informations here!

May 03, 2006 - GTO engine kit finally finished!
I am proud to announce, that the long introduced GTO-engine in scale 1/12 was finally finished today! I want to translate the instructions into english language during this week, and then send it to my friend Marshall Buck (Creative Miniature Associates) for correction. The enginekit will go into sale during may! More pictures here: 250 GTO Motor 1/12



March 16, 2006 - latest pictures of my GTO engine kit
Here are the latest pictures of my GTO-engine in 1/12. I had to completely rework the photoetched plates again, and some parts, like the fuel line (casted in brass and chromed). As soon as these new parts arrive, I will do the last pages of the instructions, and then this engine project will be finally finished!



February 15, 2006 - New Fiat cinquecento race versions
I am proud to present you two new race versions of the AMC-cinquecento in 1/8: 500 Abarth Assetto Corsa and 500 Abarth Competizione. Details on the Fiat-500-page:



November 15, 2005 - The first Fiat Cinquecento models arrived
I am back from italy, where I collected the first Cinquecento models from AMC. I am delighted to report, that my relatively high expectations regarding the quality of these kitshave been exceeded: Fiat Cinquecento in scale 1/8 by AMC models!



September 27, 2005 - News from the Novegro Model Show
Last weekend I have been visiting the Novegro Model Show in Milan. To say it shortly: There is not much news on the car model market in big scales. but I have seen a brand new model, which I immediately fell in love with: Fiat Cinquecento in scale 1/8 by AMC models.

Fiat Cinquecento - AMC Models


September 16, 2005 - Amalgam Ferrari F300
I am pleased to present you an absolutely rare modelcar: Ferrari F300 Canadian Grand Prix Montreal 1998 in scale 1/8 made by Amalgam/Great Britain.



August 23, 2005 - Autograph 250 GTO-engine:
In order to pass the waiting period for the GTO engine, we want to give you access to the first pages of the building instructions with many pictures of the project (so far evenly finished) as a download. You will need Adobe Reader to see or print the file).




July 30, 2005 - Autograph 250 GTO-Motor:
Since long time I am employed by my 250 GTO Transkit project. Presently I work on the building instructions for the engine kit. In order to give you a small impression of the progress of the work, here is a little snapshot:

Autograph 250 GTO Motor


May 19, 2005 - Ferrari 126 C2

Ferrari 126 C2 Promocom Toys


January 14, 2005 - 250 GTO engine:
At the moment I write the building instructions for the GTO engine in 1/12 and examine again all construction units. Naturally there are some changes to accomplish, but this kit approaches to its completion on the whole. I will show here a few photos in next time, so that you can make yourselves a picture about detailing and the extent of the kit:



November 28, 2004 - Announcement: New Ferrari engine in scale 1/12th from USA:
I am extraordinarily pleased to present to you a new Ferrari engine model: Ferrari 375 mille Miglia engine kit in scale 1/12 from
CREATIVE MINIATURE ASSOCIATES. This is the company of Marshall Buck, one of the best profiled modelers of the world, and surely the number 1 in the USA! His attention to detail and the meticulousness, with which he arranges his models, are spectacular! By selling this small series of engines, we would like to to make his products also well known here in Europe. But no fear: The price for this wonderful kit will become extremely interesting! Further he works for the moment on a complete model of a Ford GT 40 in 1/12 - we will also take up this model to our delivery program, as soon as it is finished. Up to then we recommend the following first Informations:



November 16, 2004 - Arno Ferrari engine in stock now:
We now have the Ferrari engine for the Arno Hydroplane in stock, so it is immediately available to our customers. More on this page:
Arno Ferrari engine scale 1/8th


November 08, 2004 - New Porsche-engine galleries:
We put two new photo-galleries about the Porsche Carrera RS engine from L & P on our website: The standard version and the new version with Weber-carburettors.



November 03, 2004 - GTO-Variants in 1/12th:
Finally we have created the pages for the 6 GTO Variants, that we will produce. And the page for the 250 GTO engine in 1/12th, exclusively by Autograph. Kits 1/12th


October 24, 2004 - Pre-announcement: Ferrari 126 C2 in scale 1/8th:
We are very proud to announce a sensational new
Ferrari model in scale 1/8th!



126 C2 Formel 1 turbo von 1982. This great new Formula One Ferrari comes from Italy (from where else!) and it is in my opinion the most important release for years in the totally dried out 1/8 scale market!

October 18, 2004 - Special prices for 1/12th scale models from MG Model Plus:
We will disconnect these kits and in the future concentrate more on the 1/8th scale. Therefore we start our outright sale today with unbeatable prices on the rest of our stock of MG Model Plus. Here is our latest pricelist:
MG Model Plus:

October 13, 2004 - Arno Hydroplane Ferrari engine on sale:
From today the Arno Hydroplane Ferrari engine in scale 1/8th from Leggenda e Passione is on sale!




An enormous piece of metal! More than 2 kilos of weight! Here is more information: Arno Hydroplane engine


October 13, 2004 - Porsche kits from Leggenda e Passione:
Today I received an E-Mail from Stefano of L & P with the following contents: ... on the occasion of recalculating the Porsche kits I unfortunately noticed, that we made a mistake when calculating and we deliver these kits under our own manufacture price. Therefore immediately substantially higher prices apply. I ask for understanding for this step - however we can sell these kits not further under price...

That unfortunately means an enormous price increase for these wonderful metal kits - only those of our customers can be pleased, which bought the Porsche engine in the past for relatively little money. Congratulations!


July 17, 2004 - Borrani wire-wheelkit:
Yesterday I received the last parts which were missing for the Borrani wire-wheelkit - delivery can start from now!




July 17, 2004 - F40 Transkit:
We have been sending away the first examples of our latest edition of the F40 transkit this week.



June 06, 2004 - F40 Transkit:
Here you can choose your desired F40 speedline transkit serial-number


June 02, 2004 - F40 Transkit:
We have a new F40 photo-gallery prepared for you!


June 01, 2004 - F40 Transkit:
Actually I did not intend to make a new expenditure of our Transkit for the Pocher F40 - however the enormous demand, particularly from my customers in the Far East had changed my opinion: There will be a new release of 200 pieces! This time with the beautiful Speedline rims and some other improvements in relation to the last OZ series:

Now you can select your desired serial-number (between 002 and 199): If you order your Transkit, tell us your desired number. We communicate to you then whether this number is still available. If you want to have your number reserved (possible up to 6 months), then you make a pre-payment of 10 % on the purchase price. This pre-payment is naturally taken into account with payment of the remainder - thus your reservation costs finally no cent!

Further details under Transkit Ferrari F40




April 04, 2004:
From today on you can place your orders for the GTO transkit and the Revell basis model: We split the entire project into three units: wheel set, engine kit and several body kits. First we produce the Borrani wheel set, which will be available in approx. 4 weeks time. Subsequently the GTO engine kit, which can be built into the Revell model or alternatively as a separate unit on an engine stand beside it. In the end the individual body kits for these versions will follow:

Each of these versions is limited to 250 copies. You can also from today on book the Revell basis model - however we will sell this model only together with our kits. The Borrani wheel set will likewise be availabel in the near future including the wonderful Dunlop Racing rubber tires, which Revell draws up on the GTO. So our Borrani wheels could be used also for other models in 1/12th scale.


March 24, 2004:
Here are the first pictures of the prototype of the 250 GTO-engine, made by Corrado of Leggenda e Passione for my GTO-transkit. Momentarily I have not decided, which parts will be made in resin and which in white metal.

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March 22, 2004:
New Porsche engine from Leggenda e Passione with Weber-carburettors: Stefano from L&P currently works on a version of his Porsche engine with Weber-carburettors. The first photos are very interesting...





As soon as this new, fascinating engine will be available, I will put it into my programme. Unfortunately I am still waiting on a new shipment of the Carrera RS engines ...


March 13, 2004:
Another 2 pictures of the new wire-wheels from the GTO-Transkit:

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March 10th, 2004:

After a relatively long period of time an urgently necessary actualization of my Website takes place: Among other things there are news concerning the GTO transkit, new resine kits in scale 1/12, the mystery around the framework illustrated below is solved, and and and...

Thus: Now everything in sequence: First of all this framework:

Paul Skilleter: Jaguar the sporting heritage, Seite 78

The connoisseurs among my customers found it out fast: It is a Jaguar C-type, winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans in the year 1951 (with drum brakes) and two years later with disc brakes. The winners of our small competition were:

Paul Skilleter: Jaguar the sporting heritage, Seite 80


This picture shows the Jaguar team briefly before the departure after Le Mans in the summer of 1951 - three running cars and a Bedford van for tires and tools. Two drivers and (!) one mechanic were assigned to each car. In addition there were the three team heads. Those start after Le Mans took place naturally on own axle - only Boss William Lyons followed in the airplane. With the start of the 24 hours the cars had then already some miles behind itself... Jaguar C-type project 1/8

Did I arouse your interest? Well, then we continue with the further pieces of news: The construction of the Borrani wheels with spokes for the GTO Transkit is finally finished, the first complete set is built and the instructions are written. All details here...
Building instructions Ferrari GTO Transkit 1/12

New kits: Beside some new kits of MG Model Plus in 1/12 I can offer now models of Classic Models Museum from Mexico - sport and racing cars on a scale 1/12...
Kits 1/12

Porsche engine of Leggenda e Passione with weber carburettors: Stefano from L&P works for the moment on a version of his Porsche engine with weber carburettors.


January 11th 2004:

I decided today, to communicate my second new development (beside that 250 GTO transkit ): I illustrate a part of it here:

Zu welchem Auto gehört dieser Rahmen? From which car and which year is this frame?rame?rame?rame?rame?rame?

The represented framework belongs to a sports car, which I will manufacture on a scale 1/8 complete model kit - this will be no Transkit! Please send me a short email, if you know, which car it is and particularly from which year exactly this framework comes! The first correct answer will be awarded with a detail set from me, consisting of a hardware superdetail kit and a cable set! Well, much fun when investigating!

November 15th 2003:

On the occasion of my attendance with Stefano Corsini of Leggenda e Passione in Milan I have brought home some interesting projects from Italy: Beside that engine for the Arno hydroplane, specified down, Leggenda e Passione possibly will do a further Ferrari twelve-cylinder: The 250 GT engine formed the basis engine for almost all GTs with the prancing horse in the sixties. A condition is however appropriate interest of customers! If you should be interested in such a machine, then send a short E-Mail to Autograph . With appropriate resonance I can surely convince Stefano to make e.g. a GTO engine in 1/8!

Leggenda e Passione has a new engine project: Ferrari 12-Zylinder boat engine - basis for a Transkit for the Arno hydroplane!
First photos!

New kit from Leggenda e Passione:
Porsche R-S 2.7 of 1973 - now available!

I bring along new supply from Milan: All kits of Leggenda e Passione now again in stock! Particularly 312 PB engines and the Alfa Monza Transkit!

November 4th 2003:
New in our program: A fantastic series of Multimedia kits of the Italian company MG model plus in scale 1/12. Exclusively Ferrari sports prototypes and formula one models. You can find more about these models within the range of scale 1/12 kits