Sunday, April 26, 2009

Porsche 1 Followup

BMW Followup

They are here!!! They are much more beautiful than my wildest imagination. Totally speechless.
My favorite is M1 White and this is one of the best white Kyosho model car I have ever seen.
I will enjoy their presence for as long as I can until they are out of my possession.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Kyosho Lamborghini 1

I would like to introduce my latest Kyosho acquistion to this day - 20 pieces of 1/64 Kyosho Lamborghini 1. This is so surreal to me because they are so rare in ebay and Hong Kong. When I could not find any in my trip to Japan last year, I was disappointed but understanable because the series was released many years ago.
This is not a complete set but the collection is still impressive: (How many people can say they have all 24 pieces?)

miura SV orange
miura SV green
urraco purple
urraco red
countach LP400 yellow
countach LP400 orange
jota svr black
jota svr red
countach LP5000S red
countach LP5000S black
countach LP5000S white
diablo red
diablo white
diablo black
diablo gtr white
diablo gtr yellow
diablo gtr orange
murcielago orange
murcielago green
murcielago yellow

Diablo GTR (all three colors) and Uraco purple are mine but the others are for sale.

P.S. I don't know who reads my blog but I need some inputs here. In a perfect world, what kind of Kysoho or CMS model car you would like to have, please write to me and let me know. If a particular series has garnered a lot of supporters, I do my best to get it from Japan.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter - find gems in Japan

Happy Easter, everybody.

I have a fantastic Easter weekend in terms of finding affordable 1/64 diecast models in Japan.
Yesterday, I won a full set of BMW (26 pcs), a full set of Lamborghini II (30 pcs), 27 pieces of Porsche I (without Carrera RS Red and Carrera RS blue) and CMS Colin McRae Memorial I (8 pcs).

One can say I had a busy Saturday night watching four auctions ending around the same time. I had to regularly jump from page to page to check I was the top bidder. I almost lost the BMW auction but I outbade another bidder at the last minute, so everything was rosy at the end.

I just wait three weeks for them to ship to Hong Kong, examine their quality and count items.
I was cheated in my Mercedes Benz set because the other party did not sell Sauber C9 #61 and #62 as promised but offered Sauber C9 #63 and 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II Green to me instead.

If the transaction goes smoothly, I will post pictures of BMW in my blog in early May. I hope I do not drool on 3.5CSL #59 and #25 when they are on my palms.

Friday, April 10, 2009

1/64 Kyosho Mercedes Benz

I acquired 23 pieces of 1/64 Kyosho Mercedes Benz yesterday. The best pieces are SLR McLaren Black, Red and Silver. The paint job is well done and the detail is amazing.

My favourites of this series are CLK-GTR no. 10 Warsteiner and CLK-GTR no. 11 Privat and they will be in my personal collection.

When I examined the pieces, I made sure the ornament on the hood is intact. In my opinion, it is one of the features in the series; the ornament is so delicate yet factories was able to weld it on the edge of the hood. The job must demand skill, experience and accurancy.