Saturday, November 22, 2008

Shell James Bond Cars Collection..

When I first heard about the release of James Bond car by Shell, i was totally thrilled !! Why? The reason is simple. I am a hardcore fan of James Bond actually. That's why. I have watched all the 22 Bond movies and simply love that guy. But don't worry, I am straight.

Well, I manage to have 2 sets of this Bond cars. The consist of 5 per set. They are:
1) Aston Martin DB5
2) Alpina Sunbeam
3) Lotus Espirit
4) BMW Z3
5) Aston Martin DBS

However, to get one, you need to pump RM 40 worth of petrol, then you get to purchase it for RM 5.50 each.Well, the best part of this set is that it comes with acrylic casings. That's why there are people who bought them just for the casing alone. Anyway, I found that some cars are decently done and some are poorly done. The photos will reveal it though so let the photos do the talking.

Oh ya! You guys must be wondering whose is the manufacturer of these cars. Although it's stated Tic Toc at the base, I do suspect it's actually Corgi. Why? Because I did a simple search and I found that the BMW Z3 of Corgi resembles the Shell promotion BMW Z3. Well, I don't know why they did that though...(if it's true)..

Well, if you guys are discarding the cars just for the sake of the casing, let me know. I am interested to have some loose to be displayed.

Maisto 1/24 Chrysler ME Four-Twelve

I am not quite a fan of American cars actually. But this Chrysler car caught my attention a year ago when I was shopping for some 1/18 Lamborghini's. I find the design is attractive and it's considered a supercar. However, due to some conflicts with Mercedes, they never got the fastest production car title as the car never got into production. Such as pity as it's rumored to be faster than the McLaren F1 itself!

Maisto did a decent job on this and I know i been saying this for quite sometimes. Honestly, Maisto deserve a pat on their back because they been producing great looking budget models.
Doors and engine hood can be open to reveal the interior and engine respectively. There is a dissappointment because the seatbelts are moulded together with the seats however, I can still live with it.

Well, if you guys want to get this model, do it fast as I don't see it anywhere anywhere already. Good luck for hunting!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fujimi Evo VIII Ralliart (1/24)

This is a decent kit to me. Except for the decals which are real bad and tore easily. I touched up some parts with a silver sharpie. The silver decals are wierd. Once yo clear coat, some kind of wierd texture will surface from different angles. I should have mask and spray it !! Well, I am kind of disappointed with the decals. That's all.

The car is painted in bright red and clear coated to protect the decals. Well, it's lightly weathered though. Enjoy..
Ain't my best build if you ask me, cause it's a first time dealing with giant decals...

Friday, November 7, 2008

1/24 Tamiya Nissan Skyline R33 GTS

Well, this is a rebuild actually. My god, it was one of a model that I can say one of my low quality builds in term of paintjob because the body surface isn't smooth due to damage done caused by low grit sandpaper and I am lazy to repair it.

Color is pink? Oh my god. I can't actually believe I choose this color for a Skyline. Well, next is the wing from the R34 GTR Skyline. It does fit nicely right? Rims are perfect fit on this baby and the donor is from Mitsubishi Evolution VI. Interior seats are Recaro's from Fujimi Evo's.

The best part of this build is the windows. I screwed up the original windows and those are scratch build using transparencies. Well, I hope you guys like the details that I put on it. After this, I will have more Evo's coming up, one of them is Evo VIII Ralliart...

Hotworks D1 Blitz Skyline Twin Pack

Well, besides being an Evo maniac, I am also deeply in love with the Nissan Skyline ER34. Thus this Twin Pack Limited Edition Blitz Skyline is a must for me. Inside the pack, there are two cars from the 2006 and 2007 D1 Championship.

What can I say about these two cars? As usual, Hotworks attention of detail for 1/64 models are amazing. every part of the cars are superbly detailed and neatly done. Next, if my budget allows, I will get the 1/24 Hotworks Blitz Skyline and also the Aoshima's model kit.

Tomica Limited Nissan GTR R35

The Nissan GTR had always been an anticipated car since the prototype was introduced in early millennium. After so many years, the car was debuted to the public and the Skyline name was dropped and it's plainly known as the GTR. The GTR is an amazing piece of machine which lapped the Nurberg Ring faster than a Porsche 911.

It's expected that lots of models will be release based on the GTR and Tomica released it this year in the form of Tomica Limited. Judging from the photos, it's obviously that the car is well detailed for it's 1/64 size. Openable doors will reveal the interior. Front lamps are made of clear plastics however the rears are painted.

I have three complains about it that are the rim size which are small, obvious big panel lines and the paint isn't smooth. But it's still a good model for RM 23.90. Thanks for Kevin for getting this baby for me..