No, this does not involve any change in the ECU... as this Tomica NSX-R, as you know, has no engine. Rather, there are many paint chips marring the otherwise good off-white paint. The mesh wheels are from the HW 934.5 I modified earlier. And just like the Porsche, this is a WIP.
Have a great weekend!
Such a pain to detail, but it was all worth it. Black paint was applied on the bumper, window trim, mirrors and vents. The base was also painted black. My orange paint was horrible, hence the turn signals turned out badly. Will fix that soon, too.
Just a tease for all you guys :)
Two WIPs nearing completion. The Fairlady will have its wheels repainted gold tomorrow, and possibly the turn signals will be painted as well. On the other hand, painting the Escort’s taillights was a pain in the eye and wrist.
This GT350R is getting closer to its finished state, with the addition of the CM6 wheels. I hope Mattel would release cars with these wheels again, either in the mainline (such as the Nissan 350Z) or the Speed Machines series.
Now with new mesh wheels.
The die-cast gods were on my side for the past three days, as I had no difficulty snapping up great HW castings from malls near our house.
First, I must thank Fintail our purveyor of vintage Tomica pictures and reviews, for introducing some of us to the incredible world of old Tomicas. This led me to grabbing them as soon as I come across them. One good find is this kei
Picked this little gem last week from a nearby Japanese Surplus store.
Unfortunately I have no information about it, except that it is part of a 9-car series of a “Japanese Excellent Car Collection” by ”Lawson Limited” featuring cars from the ‘60s to the ‘90s.
[Note: this was supposed to be posted a few days after the New Year, but unsatisfactory internet service and a busy schedule prevented that.]
Fog lights are on, still can’t find it.
... not if it is human hair on Hot Wheels.
Very little work was done here: filling the grille with black paint, painting the trim and mirrors (although this is hard to see), and redoing the taillights. The Halibrands on this are temporary, as I plan to get real riders steelies instead.
I finally obtained a $uper Treasure Hunt version of the new Ford GT two weeks ago. While the Spectraflame blue looks awesome-it even looks like purple depending on the lighting conditions-the grey interior piece that forms part of the exterior is not so good. The grey Halibrand-style real riders also look bland.…
Too bad the P4 is not as sought after as the other Ferrari castings, as it is one of the most beautiful cars from Modena. This example is from the 2012 Ferrari 5-Pack.
Some leftover paint in the brush led to the improvement of this 2012 Ferrari 5-Pack version of the 308 GTS.
This Hakosuka is a remarkable casting from Matchbox. Surely, it will also be a sought-after piece, it being a classic Japanese car. But, there are other reasons why this car is desirable.
Matchbox’s first foray into the world of Japanese Domestic Market-cars gave us collectors this Hakosuka-or “Box(y) Skyline”. Finally, I found one yesterday!