My sixth sense detected a little cussing in my archive room. I pulled out my sword and confronted the intruder. I instantly recognised the intruder and held my sword defiantly out toward her.
its a purist's nightmare, someone like me. I take a conventional model and procrastinate for a couple of years to do a repaint of the rarer color schemes from Lesneys.
(badly painted red over orange)
There's something exquisite with collecting model cars from the birth of the automobile. Many collect racing cars and sports cars, trucks, buses or vans with logos and advertisements. But who actually collects the truly magnificent Vintage cars?
Here's one you won't see that often. Its a 19th Century 1899 Fiat. Its made by a little company called Dugu - Italy that specialises in Vintage models. This version has the top down, however it also used to come with the top up. Its currently valued at 42 Euros.
Dang it... it was so close. Had put down GBP50.00 for a very rare No.74 creamy-pink Lesney Canteen. After 9 agonising days it sold to another bidder for just under GBP75.00. Fortunately I made my peace with it. I never really was going to win this anyway. It would've been grand, yet I'm oddly relieved.
The photos are a bit blurry, sorry, I didn't make them.
Just realised that blogs can reveal some interesting moments of oneself in life. Be it a hobby or what we do for a career or occupation.
Unlike the US or EU, the level of personal protection against perps in the security business is only ones brains and wit. We don't carry guns (strict gunlaw in NZ), not allowed mace (only the cops), no batton (I'd love to have those retractables). We don't even wear kevlar (although I'm thinking of buying one anyway).
totally off-topic, ofcourse, but I got to go back to work again. As the current recession appears to hold a stranglehold on the world in my line of of work it doesn't appear to be that much affected. I work in the security business. Everyone wants to hire secure for one purpose or another. Sure, it gets dangerous from time to time. But as long as common sense prevails that's just minor scuffing.
I work at night, its preferable. And I get to either drive an Echo or a Yaris depending on the run I'm on. They're nippy little cars considering they get totally thrashed in work.
Right then, dinner then off to work. Bye for now. <wave>