I have been waiting months to talk about this model for you guys, but boy has my schedule been hectic. In the mean time, I’ve collected about five or six more models as well, and they’ll all come in due time. First thing’s first though, let’s talk about this little Lexus.
Finally got my hands on two elusive early 2000 releases that I was never able to find at a good price before. The infamous Japan exclusive Sweet Rods R32 as well as the WRC WRX STI that I grabbed from our very own vdubyajohn!
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.
One of the Hot Wheels “Silhouette” series, the Prosche 935/78 was a mighty racing car indeed - though not really a Silhouette car. But - let’s not be pedantic.
One of the more highly-coveted pieces from UT Models is the BMW M Coupe. Better known as the “Clownshoe” for its oddball shape, this car has all the makings of a future classic.
An adorable forbidden fruit.
Lesney Matchbox time is here again. Today we examine Matchbox 56a, the London Trolley Bus. This casting entered the range in 1958, remaining until 1965, and is something from a different era seldom-seen today:
The release of the new Toyota Supra has to be the most drawn out slow reveal of any car ever. The first proper look at what the actual car might loo like was the reveal of the “GR Surpa Racing Concept”. This was a theoretical racing version of the production car.
So I think I’m either the 5th or 6th person here to pick up one of these UT Models 993 911 GT1's.
Nearly every piece I acquire gets freed from its packaging soon after arrival, but not this one.
Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day, is here again. Today’s installment is similar in color to last week’s featured vehicle. This is Tomica 26-1, the Toyota Celica 1600 GT. This casting entered the range in October 1971, remaining until July 1978, and is the kind of car that made both Tomica and Toyota popular:
I had tried this in the past with a dark background. Let’s just say the white background is the way to go...
Apparently I am continuing the trend of sealed diecast reviews, this time with Kyosho’s Lamborghini Countach from their Ouisa line. This is the LP400 Countach, the original body style before the wild spoilers and body kits of the 80's came into fashion. The Countach debuted in ‘74 and was eventually replaced by the…
If you’re Kowalski, you won’t let a little bit of mud get in your way (:
What would a modern day M1 look like? In 2008, BMW and Giorgetto Giugiaro attempted to answer that question. The M1 Hommage was presented at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy about 11 years ago already, but still looks like it could go into production tomorrow. The car was an amazing interpretation of the…
It needs to be the pale yellow these came in with gray wheels. Drool.....
As a kid growing up in Singapore, having a fascination for cars wasn’t the most popular activity amongst my schoolmates. “You’re too young to drive”, “You can’t even afford a car”, “Why bother” were words casually thrown around whenever they saw me looking at posters of Lamborghinis and Ferraris instead of Manchester…
Apparently the 1:1 sits in an underground garage not too far from where I work and was disassembled at one point.
I’ve been slowly but surely cleaning and organizing my garage, in hopes of restarting my 1:1 projects as the kids get older. In that process, I’ve unearthed some great memories.