Friday, October 29, 2010

1/18 M1A1 Abrams Tank

Nope, your not seeing things hehe! This is my son's latest fascination! He's growing up fast, and the change from emergency vehicles into military stuff was a shock to me. Now, he watches war movies, memorizes all the names of different rifles and hand guns. I even bought him a couple of gun magaines.

I remember when I was on my 2nd grade, I wanted to be a U.S. Marine, but my dad discourage me into joining. Maybe that's why Kenshin loves the military too! Oh no!! hehe!

I got  a hold of this M1A1 Abrams and it is huge!! Good thing it was made of hard plastic or else, Ken might not have the strenght to carry it.

The M1A1 Abrams Tank in 1/18 scale by Elite Force

together with his 1/18 soldiers...

comparison with my old 1/18 scale BMW cabrio...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

1978 Lombard RAC Rally Winner

The 27th Lombard RAC Rally proved to be a winning ground for the Ford Escort MK2 RS1800. With Hannu Mikkola(Finland) and co-driver Arne Hertz(Sweden) took 1st place overall with a winning time of 8:47.23 on a 3160km with 76 special stages mostly on gravel roads with some asphalt. On their tail was 2nd placer and teamate Bjorn Waldegard and co-driver Hans Thorszelius in the other Ford Escort RS1800. Finally in 3rd position was Russel Brookes and co-driver Derek Tucker in another Ford Escort RS1800(Andrews Heat For Hire Team).

Ford Escort MK2 RS1800 Hannu Mikkola/ Arne Hertz (Eaton Yale/Castrol Team)
Diecast in 1:18 scale by Sunstar Models.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

60eme Rallye Automobile de Monte Carlo

This is the prestigeuos 1992 Rallye de Monte Carlo where Didier Auriol and co driver Bernard Occeli
grabbed the championship for Martini Racing Team. Overall time for the 3339.82km race with 606.08km
of special stages was  6:54.20, two minutes ahead of the 2nd placer Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya in their
Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD of Toyota Team Europe.     

Kyosho was faithfull in making this model and the details are truly superb, even for an old release.
Done in 1:18 scale.

I did some experimental shots using only available light that was far away from the subject at hand
and this was the outcome. Hope you like 'em.

Friday, October 1, 2010

What's In A Badge?

Ever wonder what that badge on the upper right side on my site?

I don't think there is already an international organization about bloggers who love diecast?

But,  this badge is just for display hehe!

Definitely looks good right?

Well anyone can get this and place it on their blog, you have my permission.

Maybe one day we can have a real diecast bloggers organization!

thanks! :-)