Highlights from Scale Model World 2023
We took our first trip up to Telford to visit Scale Model World 2023....
A closer look at the variety of wheels offered with some of our 1:8 scale vehicles
The Jaguar E-Type – the coolest car of all time?
The Jaguar E-Type – one of the iconic cars you can build at 1/8 scale with Agora – was a 1960s classic. Modding specialist Mike Lane explains why he thinks the E-Type is still one of the coolest, or as Austin Powers might say, grooviest, cars ever made.
A short history of Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9
Firehouse, Engine Company 33 and Ladder Company 9 is a New York City Fire Department firehouse at 42 Great Jones Street in NoHo, Manhattan. The house dominates Great Jones Street on the block between Lafayette St to the west and The Bowery to the east, hence the nickname for this fire house ‘Bowery U’.
3D scanning a Jaguar E-type
Following on from last year’s blog post where we explained in detail how our cars are photographed and scanned to create a 3D model, we can now reveal that the model we were scanning at that time was an original full-size model for our 1961 Jaguar E-type.
What are Big-Scale Models?
Many of you who have built an Agora model will no doubt have tried to explain to friends what it is about scale-modeling you enjoy, where you go when you disappear from the world for a few hours, and why you are so proud of your completed build.
Developing the 1:8 Shelby Cobra
“Let’s create a 1:8 scale model Cobra! It’s never been done before!”
How the Cobra got its Stripes
When we first set eyes on the Cobra 427 S/C, we were in love. That’s pretty much how we choose our models. If we love them, we know you’ll love them. But there’s always a period of questioning that comes after that initial ‘love at first sight’ moment: could we do anything better?
How does Agora Create Such Accurate Models?
Creating an Agora Model car is no mean feat, and it all begins with the scanning of the original.
Precision Detailing at 1:8 Scale
Agora’s model cars are created in 1:8 scale, which we see as an optimum size for model hobbyists and enthusiasts. With 1½ inches (38.1 mm) of your model representing 1 foot (30.5 cm) of the real car, the finished model will be impressively imposing and sure to be a focal point of any room.
Story of the Super Snake
In 2019, the 1967 GT500 Shelby Super Snake made history, and not for the first time. Selling for $2.2M at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction, it became the world’s most expensive Mustang, beating its own record that it had set six years prior, having gone under the hammer in 2013 and fetching $1.3M.