The real car is not the factory 935/78, it was a clone built by Andial in California called a 935L. That chassis is the same one A.J. Foyt and Bob Wollek won the Daytona 24 Hours in earlier that year
Good for the display case.
For the quintessential 1/64 dictator.
Tomica time, always Land of the Rising Sun-day, is here again, if only by the maker of this model. Today we examine Tomica F7-1, the Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL. This casting entered the range in September 1976, and is a fine representation of this era of Tomica:
So my next consignment from Japan showed up today! Wheee!
Thanks! If the room is going to be a diecast haven then it felt just right to have it be in a diecast color :)
Johnny Lightning/Round 2 is really upping their game:
It is often said that we live in a golden age of diecast customizing and model making. The advent of 3d printing has opened up so many doors, it’s amazing. You can scratch build a lot, but it is hard to get the level of detail that you can with a 3d printer.
Dang that’s quite the driver line up!
The blue of the car looks great with that backdrop.
I was at Osaka, Japan last week, and I would like to share some of the recent photos I had took.
Really? I’d wondered about that very possibility, but I didn’t think it was that simple. Far out, dude...I’m hip.
I believe both cars have been spotted before, but never together:
This is why I have been pretty quiet around here lately. My step-daughter moved out a couple months ago and it was time for a much-needed upgrade in my fun space. After we helped her move out, I dug right in and started a top to bottom re-do of her old room.
The GR gets an easy pass. The Mark Three, though...
While I’m waiting for my other TLV’s to arrive I started organizing more for the next upcoming months. I had a 10% off coupon from my first HLJ Shipment (thanks to Small Scale Sydney for the tip to use HLJ btw) to use so this is what I got with it. In the end this model only ended up costing me US$15.95 .
Sorry to bump this post but I think they made the Tomica premium so Adult collectors have something they can play with while their Tomica Limited Vintage is on the shelf, also the Leopard has a cult following in japan due to a show called Dangerous Detectives. so a Tomica Premium is a nice companion piece to the TLV.
I usually don’t venture out and buy something that doesn’t fit a theme in my collection but after seeing a few bososuku/shakotan cars at the HW Legends Tour a few weeks back, I realized I totally need something like that in my collection.
An adorable forbidden fruit.