Thursday, May 29, 2008

An Old Galant Lives Again!

It was actually my Mother-in-Law who gave me this
Tomica Japan Galant, I was shocked!! She knows her cars well hehe!!
Anyway, I already posted this awhile back...

here it is in its original condition...

and here it is now...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Batmobile Fever

By July, it will be another batman craze that will hit Manlia and most of the world.
I already found some batmobile mods of mine from way back, that are not with me anymore.
Good thing i took some pictures before, they ended up with such great batmobile collectors.

the 1st is a Hotwheels "Ground Effect" version
the original casting...

becomes this... I call it the "Bat FX" version

and 2nd modification came in a Hotwheels casting of the
"Shadow Jet2"
original cast below...

and I present the "Stealth Batmobile"

some photos courtesy of

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Classic Cars in 1:64scale

some new acuisition of fine classic cars

Classic Packard(Hothweels) custom wheels

1930 Ford Model A(Hothweels) custom wheels

Citroen Traction Avant(Siku)

and a new brand in the market, definitely better than
Johnny Lightnings and Greenlight or ERTL.
These are made by M2 Autothentics by Castline...

1951 Ford Crestliner

1953 Oldsmobile98

1954 Chevorlet Bel Air

1954 Mercury Sun Valley

1955 Pontiac Star Chief

1957 Ford Fairlane

and why did I say they are better than JL or GL?
because of this....
hood and door open, rubber tires, hood ornaments, complete emblems and crystal headlights!!

I will wait for the next release where they would have 3 new castings

A 1955 DeSoto Fireflite, 1957 DeSoto Adventurer and a 1954 Dodge Royal

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Buried Treasures

found some buried treasures... they will go under the knife, or should I say,
under my rotary tool hehehe

A Peugeot 404 by Road Master Flyers(England)

Colt Galant by Tomica(Japan)

Porsche 911 Carrera S by Tomica(Japan)

BMW 320i Alpina by Tomica(Japan)

Chevorlet Citation by Yatming (HK)

soon I will post them in their restored state, I just hope
it wont rain too much, the rainy season is already knocking
on the doorstep!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Part 2 Cars of the world update

Mercedes Benz 180(Grell)

Mercedes Benz 280SL (kyosho)

Ferrari 275 GTB(kyosho)

Ferrari Superamerica(kyosho)

Update on my "Cars of the World" collection

new updates here includes some JDMs, USDM and EUDMs

Nissan Cedric Brougham (tomica)

Mitsuoka Viewt (tomica)

Nissan Silvia S13(tomica)

Subaru 360(tomica)

Toyota Levin(tomica)

1962 Plymouth Belvedere

1969 Mercury Cougar

Porsche 550, 930 and a boxter

Peugeot 207 carbrio (siku)

Volvo C30(matchbox)

to be continued...

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

JL Land Cruiser Custom Firetruck

The first Uncle Johnny's Cup was a big success! The venue
was the first TAGCOM held at Cubao, Quezon City.
The rule was simple, to cutomize a JL Land Cruiser
into a firetruck.

This was the original casting...

and for spare parts, I used some of my son's
extra casting of his firetrucks, thanks Ken!

I didn't have the step by step process in making
my custom version because most of the time,
I get carried away in the process and forget to
shoot some pictures as I move along.
But heres the finished version.

My custom didn't win but it was a blast making this
firetruck custom, and now its an addition
to my son's collection.