Just bought my DSLR for Christmas and I thought why not experiment with my new cam using Evolution VI as the subject? I couldn't think of better way exploring my camera other than this. Yes, the quality of the picture (compared with my point and shoot) is stunning! I admit, I have yet to learn all the correct settings for a better result but I'm really happy so far. To make things a bit challenging, I used a black background this time (I'm used to taking pics of my models over whites) and I was really impressed with result. More pictures soon and expect to new models from 118diecast this coming 2010. Happy Holidays!
First off, Happy New Year to everybody! This is my first blog for the year 2010 and I would like to share this awesome replica to start the new year. I really had no plans of acquiring one of these because of the price people were asking for on eBay but when someone (from the local forum) was selling it for a little less then the going rate (I paid $202 USD), what the hell... Why not?... It goes for like USD $250-320 on eBay. This is actually the best looking Z-Tune because of the plain body, wider fenders and very low ride height, black rims that go well with the body color. Unlike the other Z-Tune that AUTOart produced with the factory logo all over the car. Being out of stock made it very expensive and I wouldn't mind if AUTOart will totally stop the production otherwise I'd be scratching my head if I saw one selling for USD $99. Hahaha. Just kidding. Enjoy the pictures guys! Happy New Year!
One of the hardest model to find these days. Even eBay rarely list this one. A good friend of mine Angelo (a.k.a. Nicadraus) saw this car gathering dust in one of the local shops here selling for only $85 (saw one on eBay before for $299). With a help from my good buddy Myk (long story) I grab the opportunity and couldn't wipe the smile off my face ever since. It was sheer luck I guess... This is Kyosho's first release of the KPGC10 (in WHITE box, not the blue box) and I don't think they have plans reissuing it. Worth every penny!!! Not because of it's rarity, this is a well made replica of the grand daddy of Skyline. Just take a look at the engine detail, you'd know that this is a REPLICA not just a model representing the subject. Will let the pictures do all the talking now... Cheers!
This racing version of the KPGC110 GT-R was shown at the 1972 Tokyo Motor Show but unfortunately the car never made it into competition because the race organizers suddenly changed the specification for the participating car. Too bad... Then came Godzilla. It was the BNR32 that dominated the motorsport in Japan for winning the JTC Group A Championship four years in a row. I would like to thank the guys over at Kyosho for reissuing the KPGC110 especially the KPGC110 Sports Wide Wheel edition which I also acquired days ago. So, expect to see some write-ups and some photos of that one also. This is the presentation version (blue metallic) and Kyosho also released the KPGC110 Nismo Festival (metallic green). Okay, you guys really need to check out the engine bay and I think that you'll gonna love it. This replica weighs a ton! I'm a sucker for heavy replica, sorry about that. I just love heavy diecast cars! The heavier the better and I think some collectors will agree with me on that. Kyosho captured the gold trimming design on the body of the actual car, and the "Skyline" script just like the real thing. The gold accent suits the car's body color very well. Nice paint job, slick tyres, really detailed interior and engine bay with complete wirings and you can actually see the throttle lever in there. I highly recommend this replica and you won't be disappointed. Thanks for visiting. Cheers!
The Yenko Super Camaro was a modified Chevrolet Camaro prepared by Yenko Chevrolet, under the command of Don Yenko. The originals were all first-generation Camaros. When the Camaro debuted, a General Motors corporate edict prevented it from carrying an engine larger than 400 in ³ (6.6 L) V8; this put the Camaro at a serious disadvantage to the Ford Mustang and Plymouth Barracuda, since neither Ford nor Plymouth had a such a limit. Don Yenko, however, knew there was a market for an ultra powerful Camaro and found ways around the GM limit.
When Kyosho announced the reissue of KPGC110, I was really excited to get one (though it was 3 months delayed... I think), it was all worth the wait. This is the Sport Wide Wheel version of the KPGC110. It has the lower lip spoiler and has a much wider rim compared to the stock version (which I will be posting hopefully in the coming week). Kudos to Kyosho for a job well done. Please check out the pictures below and you'll know the reason why I really love this replica. If you love Skyline and don't have one yet, then I suggest get one right away! You won't be disappointed. Photo etched parts, real mesh, 3d badge, flawless paint job, highly detailed engine bay and under carriage, detailed interior, Advan tires... I can talk all day about this replica but I don't want to hold you from enjoying the detailed pictures below. Comments are much appreciated and thanks for visiting. Cheers!
It has been a while since my last update and I apologize for that. Been really busy at work. As promised, I would like to show you guys some pictures of my Kyosho R35 LHD Premium Edition. I also have the silver AUTOart R35 and I noticed the difference between the two and pretty much convinced that having both models was a good move. Having the two models is like having best of both worlds if you will. Kyosho as usual outdone AUTOart when it comes to the interior, engine details and to some collectors, rim color. But this doesn't mean that AUTOart's version is not accurate. First release of the GTR R35 was sporting the silver rims then later changed to dark rims. Both are accurate though Kyosho's tire profile is a little bit high for my taste. But it didn't affect the over all appearance of the replica. AUTOart has better exterior. Finer details and tighter panel gaps. The door handle on AUTOart is much much better compared to Kyosho's. Tail lamps and head lamps on AUTOart again is better or should I say realistic compared to Kyosho's version. And of course, hinges on AUTOart are spot on. Kyosho made a good effort for the hood hinges (but still not accurate unlike the hinges used on AUTOart). Even the rear bonnet still has dog legs (AUTOart has the upper hand for using realistic ones with damper support). This one is a Euro/US edition so it has the antennae and it has an orange turn signal light on the side of the body (AUTOart has clear turn signal lights). This one came with Euro and US plates. I highly recommend this replica. Cheers!
This is just an announcement that my new website is up and running... Well, sort of. Still in the process of uploading pics to the gallery but you may browse some of it. Hope you'll like the new site. Cheers!
This is my second R35 GT-R in Super Black. The first one would be the Super Metallic Silver R35 (you can check my blog on jan. 25 page). It was a tough call whether to get the Kyosho R35 or this one. I've seen the Kyosho up-close and I wasn't disappointed with quality of the model. The realistic hinges on AUTOart did it for me. However Kyosho did not use dog legs on the front bonnet on their R35 BUT still not accurate with the real thing while AUTOart's hinges especially the damper support for the rear bonnet were the deciding factor. Kyosho still uses doglegs on the rear bonnet. Kyosho and AUTOart are tied when it comes to the engine department. Kyosho no doubt has the upper hand when it comes to the interior detail. AUTOart has yet to out do Kyosho in that department. This is not a review but more of an opinion why I chose AUTOart over Kyosho for the GT-R R35. Enjoy the pictures, guys! Thank you for visiting! Cheers!
I've been buying a lot of Nissan GT-Rs lately and I have 2 new additions (aside from this one) and expect to see them in the coming weeks. As a big fan of the GT-R (especially the R32) even before I started this hobby but only got the chance to collect them recently. Blame 1:18 Ferrari for that... I still love my Ferraris... But this year perhaps is Japanese theme. (By the way... I'm saving up for that exquisite 1:18 Ferrari P4 by GMP, can't wait...)
This is the R1 or the Nismo R-Tune from AUTOart. The hood of the R1 is similar to that of Z-Tune which I'm still missing and not quite sure if I'll be fortunate to own one (it is already sold out). Z-Tune is a lot better in my honest opinion because of the plain body without those logos on the body of the car. Im not big on "decal" and I like 'em simple. But this R-Tune is a must have for all GT-R fanatics including the S-1. Check out the pictures and please let me know what you think. Cheers!
When I first saw this color I was really amazed especially with the paint finish... Spotless! No orange peel or big wavy glare... Superb paint job. I believe this is a re-issue because AUTOart first released the midnight purple version as a Performance Edition and this one is in Millennium packaging. If you are wondering the difference between the two, Performance Edition lacks the hood stand and damper support for the rear bonnet. Some early GT-R release of the Performance Edition don't have the 3D badge just silver tampo. Sporting the stock R34 silver rims with gold Brembo disc brakes. The Bayside blue has dark rims which I believe look much better. Check out the pictures of the Bayside Blue R34 (May 25 blog). Would like to thank you guys for viewing my blog regularly! I really appreciate it....
After collecting Kyosho Ferrari in 1:18, I kinda indulge in the 1:43rd world for a while and stopped blogging 1:18 cars. Well, I said to myself why not buy different marque. Then GT-R late version came into mind. This model from AUTOart has been with me for a little over a year and decided to get a diffrent brand (Kyosho) which was the Calsonic Livery (which will be posted here soon). This is an AUTOart Millennium and they did a great job replicating one of the most powerful Japanese cars. Enjoy the pictures and thank you for visiting! Cheers!
I find this model a little wierd because it has a Calsonic livery but it has a stock engine and stock interior. I'm not really complaining but just a little lost regarding the accuracy with the 1:1. Now, the good part. Kyosho quality as usual despite the year it was released (being an old casting). The undercarriage was really a surprise. Kyosho did not left that area unnoticed. They put some added details like fuel lines and cables which some makers neglect (sorry, forgot to take some pics). A decent engine bay, same with AUTOart's version and this model weighs a ton. It has a removable donut tire and foldable seats (check pictures below). Cheers!