Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tomica Honda CRV Custom Restoration

This Tomica Honda CRV was restored for a great friend Romy and great man. This was actually the vehicle they (Bickford, Eric and Romy) used in their 2008 Road Trip' across America.
I restored the paint because it had plenty of major scratches and nicks, added some paint details and change the wheels and tires. It will be a souvenir for Romy to remember.

I don't have a before shot because I forgot to take one, but its your ordinary dark red colored crv with lots of scratches!

the outcome...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Subaru Impreza 22B and WRX STI

Some great Subarus to add to my collection.
Both 22b's are variants, i got the black hood variant from a set together with the WRX STI.
These three are made by Carisma and have excellent details.

The Subaru Impreza 22B

The Subaru Impreza 22B (variant w/ black hood, rear spoiler and different colored wheel)

and the 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

group shots...

Friday, November 21, 2008

Hotwheels Ford Thunderbolt Custom

I have two castings of this wonderful car. I kept the 1st edition in mint condition and customized the 2nd one, i made it more of a street type American muscle car.

Just a few work done, I removed the tampos using nail polish remover, added paint details on the front and back grill, and some cool looking hotwheels sets of shoes from the Auto Milestones series.

Here's the original version of the Ford Thunderbolt.

and here's the outcome...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kyosho Nissan Skyline R32 and R33

Finally I was able to get these two skylines made by Kyosho. Exquisite details and superb paint finish. I'm still deliberating if I would get their R34 because I already have 2 castings from Ayoshima( Mine's Skyline) and by Johnny Lightning( the FNF2 version).

the R32...

and the R33...

a group shot...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Custom Chevy Pickup with Trailer

I had this Chevy Pickup for about 3 years already, and I only bought it just for its wheels, and then sent it away to the dark deep dungeon for later use.

And now, After acquiring a trailer coming from a Maisto set, I finally decided to customize it.

Nothing fancy on this custom, just repainted the pickup and the trailer in flat black, added new wheels on the chevy and some rear brake lights on the trailer.

getting ready to load up!

and trying on a few cars...

Friday, November 14, 2008

1999 World Rally Champions

Finally got the chance to take pics of some additions to my 1:43 scale Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Rally Cars.

Mitsubishi Lancer EvoVII T. Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki San Remo Rally 2001 by IXO

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo WRC05 D.Carlsson/B.Holmstrand- Rally Sweden 2006 by IXO

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V M.Stohl/P.Muller - Swedish Rally 1999 by Vitesse

and finally bagged one of my Holy Grail...
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI T. Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki - Rally Australia 1999 World Champion by Vitesse

together with my other 1:43 scaled rally evos...