Specifically, a fortune cookie. I think what came out speaks to us all
Swung by Target near my office and they have two of everything except for the Outlaw Porsche. I’m not interested but if anyone is scouring the countryside for these let me know and I’ll snag them for you on my way home (assuming they’re still there).
Got this for cheap on eBay, and thought I had stumbled into an unlucky seller with too low a reserve. But it really doesn’t appear to have all that much value. Why is that? It’s a nice piece. And unlike my other cars, I actually want to leave this packaged just because the package itself is really attractive.
When I decided to embark on Project: Screentime, I knew that a few of my favorite screen cars would either be too expensive or simply unavailable. Well, today I sat down and made one for myself.
I used to listen to Adam Carolla before he, um, took a hard right, as it were. And in all that time he used to wax rhapsodic about his Lamborghini Miura. Seemed only fitting that I pick one up.
I don’t know. There’s a lot of hubbub around this thing. Might leave it imprisoned for now. See where this thing goes. I can always crack it later.
I’m weird. I like to make a simple hobby more complicated. But the fact is this: With cars, I love the details, and I particularly love the fascia. So when I get a cheap casting that needs a bit of detail, I take it as a challenge and an opportunity.
Mentioned this in a comment so it seems silly not to post about it. In addition to Project: Screentime, I wanted something for my non-movie cars. The Greenlight Mechanics sets are cool, but they’re already full to bursting. So I am working on this:
R32 was nice enough to recognize that I didn’t have much to offer as a new collector. R32 took a modest cash bump, rounded up the cars I asked for, and decided to “toss in a few extras.”
You may remember when I bought two cars I liked, plus the ugly little Fiat?
I split my time between two of my company’s offices, and what do you know the San Francisco office is a very short walk from a Target and an independent Toy Store.
The reason I initially fell off the wagon was that I stumbled upon the Bluesmobile, seen in one of my earlier posts (link below).
There’s a fascinating sociological theory concerning one’s social threshold. Essentially, what do you find yourself willing to do when enough people around you are also doing it.
As I’m ramping up towards some more challenging custom jobs, both involving detailing and full-on repaints, I thought I’d take a break from buying more premium metal and get a few cheapies to use as trainers.
Since I’m prepping for some more involved customs (which I will document here, naturally) I decided to start messing around with some cheap mainlines to get my feet wet. Perhaps you saw my CSL?
I grabbed one of my dear old black Hot Birds from my youth, and paired it with the foxy new Greenlight Blues Mobile casting. They’re currently holding the fort on my desk at work.
So, uh, I kinda actually did go to Radwood on Sunday. Brought the boy along basically to get him off YouTube for like ten seconds.
I swore I would open them. They’re toys! I’m gonna open them.
As I’m rediscovering both my diecast and hobbyist roots, I thought I’d ease into customizing. The mainline BMW 3.0 CSL seemed like a great place to start. Hot Wheels does great work with BMW castings, but they’re weirdly lazy about the front fascia. Between the kidney grille and the double-eye headlights, I feel like…
Hello all! The admins here were nice enough to let me start posting, so I thought you’d appreciate seeing some of my old favorites I harvested from my parents’ house. I hadn’t set eyes on these in years, but since I weirdly caught the bug again, I thought I’d grab a few favorites and take them home with me.