Saturday, July 26, 2008

1983-84 BMW 320i Restoration

I got this Bimmer made by Tomica (Japan) from Woody a few swapmeets ago. Too bad i couldnt restore the "Alpina" tampos and the wheel axles are bent to the max! It was my first time to use pearl white paint and I must say that it has a good finish. The metallic particles are not too big like that of my old metallic paints. One more thing about this pearl white paint is that final color may vary depending on the base paint before the application. Got some wheels from some High Speed diecast as donor.

the original condition of the car...

and the restored and customized version...

a few shots together with my restored and customized Yatming 1980 BMW 320i

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Customizing a Honda Civic

Found one of my past customs on a Hotwheels Honda Civic. This was for a friend Chris (Civic Boy). I didn't repaint the car, I just took out the original tampos using a non alcohol based nail polish remover, produced some carbon fiber decals and added sport 18" alloy wheels and used 2 coats of top coat to keep the decals from popping out.

This is the original cast...

photo courtesy of

and here is the custom job I made...

with the original civic...

Monday, July 21, 2008

Lets Go Topless part2

continuing our series on convertible diecast in 1:64 scale...

1973 Cadillac by Johnny Lightning

1969 Chevy Camaro
by Johnny Lightning

1970 Shelby 350GT by Johnny Lightning

1966 Pontiac GTO by Greenlight

1961 Lincoln Continental by Johnny Lightning

1965 Ford Mustang by Johnny Lightning

1970 Shelby 350GT by Johnny Lightning

1972 Chevorlet Corvette by Johnny Lightning

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mitsubishi Galant 1:64 scale

The Mitsubishi Galant is one of my favorite cars next to my Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions. I have recently acquired one of the older model of the Galant (Dodge Colt). The legendary VR4 was used in rallying and won some championship races. I would like to get a hold of a Tomica Galant Lamda and a Galant GTO in 1:64 scale someday.

by Tomica Limited Vintage

by Tomica Limited Vintage

by Tomica regular (japan) restored and customed

by Tomica Limited Vintage Neo

and two rally VR4s made by CM's

and a Safari Rally version

Friday, July 18, 2008

A Day With Soccer Moms

It was a fun filled day for the "soccer moms" and their cars. Attending a PTA meeting in their child's school. On their way, they stopped by a restaurant for a quick huddle.

first to arrive, and let's give an honorary welcome to the "senior citizens" hehe!

A 1960 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon by Johnny Lightning

A 1955 Chevorlet Nomad by Johnny Lightning

A 1957 Buick Wagon
by Hotwheels

and then the asian moms came with sushi and sashimi for pot luck!

A Nissan Wingroad by Tomica

A Nissan Stagea by Tomica

A Subaru Legacy by Tomica

A Newer Subaru Legacy by Tomica

A Toyota Corolla Spacio by Tomica

A Nissan Cedric Wagon by Tomica Limited

and finally the Euro moms came with wine and cheese!

A Mercedes Benz E320 by Kyosho

A Mercedes Benz E430 by Matchbox

An Audi RS Avant
by Siku

A Volkswagen Passat by Real X

Horray for our soccer moms!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lets Go Topless part 1

Also known as a "ragtop", "soft top", or a "cabrio", the convertible automobile is considered an icon, a fashion statement and a scenic car. Hundreds if not thousands of automobile has its own version of the convertible, from soft top to hard top.

This is my first batch of convertibles, its gonna be a three part series, the vintage roadsters and some modern ones.

The Alpine Sunbeam by Johnny Lightning

The Austin Healey by Kyosho

The 1961 MGA 1500 twin by Johnny Lightning

The 1963 MGB Roadster by Johnny Lightning

The 53 Chevorlet Corvette by Hotwheels

A 57 Chevorlet Corvette by Hotwheels

A 58 Chevorlet Corvette by Johnny Lightning

56 Ford Thunderbird by Johnny Lightning

1955-59 Porsche 356 by Tomica Limited

VW Karman Ghia by Siku

Mercedes Benz 280SEL by Kyosho

IFA Luxus Cabriolet by Grell