Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Battle Damage Mercedes Benz 190Evo DTM

These are the 1:64 diecast versions by Minichamps but are called Microchamps. Got them from the last swapmeet held around 3 weeks ago. These 3 are the so called "battle damage from racing"
yup, someone had a little too much fun with these babies!

the Mercedes Benz 190 Evolution DTM cars

I have plans for 2 of these evos, and I might leave the silver one intact just to have a race damage car version. Will post them soon!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Kyosho BMW 2002 Turbo

The real 2002 BMW Turbo was introduced way back in the early 70's, only 1,672 models were ever built. And only 1049 were made in Chamonix white and 615 in Polaris silver.

This was one of the best diecast that Kyosho ever made in 1:64 scale. I am lucky to have one as a gift from my friend Carlo.

The attention to detail and the fact that this car is a classic makes this a must for all diecast collectors out there. How I wish Kyosho would keep making such superb classic cars of the 70's.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tomica Austin Mini Custom Restoration

This is a custom restoration for my friend Brian and his wife Lei who collects Mini Coopers. Its a new series I invented actually hehe! "Pearl Series" stripped the body and repainted it 2 tone like most coopers do. placed some nice rims with rubber tires for a more realistic look.

the Tomy coopers before the custom resto...

and after...

Monday, October 20, 2008

At Last! Found My TL#0001 Nissan Skyline

A big big thanks to my friend Dennis for the trade! I thought I wouldn't have the chance to get one of these because of the very high market price here in the Philippines and its limited quantity.


with my new GTR

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Hotwheels Ford Escort Rally Custom

My friend Jerome gave me this as a gift, I was looking for one to convert since I really don't like how this escort was designed with the wrong rear wing, but loved those night lamps!

photo courtesy of www.southtexasdiecast.com

So I got busy with it, stripped the paint, removed the rear wing on the roof, and placed putty to cover the holes that where left. Looked around for some rear wing and luckily found one that does not need any alterations.

this 1:18 scale Ford Escort Rally car was my guide in making my 1:64 version.

photo courtesy of www.1-18scalecars.com

and since I haven't have access yet in producing my own decals, I decided to make mine in plain body version. Adding new wheels with real rubber tires and rhinestones to accent those beautiful night lamps.

here it is... The Hotwheels Ford Escort Night Version Rally Car.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

1:43 Scale Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X

I suddenly had the urge to take pictures of my 2 new LanEvo X. Although I'm still trying to get the best out of the office camera that I borrowed the other day, I think I need to practice more hehe. The ISO is too high that is why there is noise already, need to add a little more lighting and lower shutter speed I supposed.

Anyway, back to my evos, the red one is a Mitsubishi Dealership Edition, made by Sunstar/Vitesse.
The white one is made by Kyosho and is a GSR version, with a total of 1008pcs made worldwide. Both are in excellent paint condition and the details are of superior quality.

Enjoy the pics!

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X by Sunstar/Vitesse

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X by Kyosho

some group shots...

There is also 2 RALLIART versions of the evox, one is by Vitesse and the other by Kyosho also, but, I think those 2 will burn a very big hole in my pocket!!! hehehe!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Back To The 50's, M2's New Release

Finally they came! I thought these second batch of new casting by M2 Autothentics by Castline would take forever. And they were not a disappointment. This is already 'release 3', the 4th release is the Holiday ornament type diecast. They used these new casting and anodized the car and added pinstriping. I would stick to this release 3 because the cars were made to be more realistic than the 'holiday ornaments version'.

here they are, free already from their packaging!

1957 Chevy Bel Air

1953 Ford Crestline Victoria

1954 Dodge Coronet

1955 Desoto Fireflight

1957 Desoto Adventurer

1955 Dodge Royal Lancer