Monday, October 26, 2009

Diapet Mini Cooper and a Rover Mini Cooper, 1:35 scale, Made in Japan

For the past few months, I've been going around all the camera shops in Manila and Japan, checking out the latest reviews on what camera to buy, checking out the pros and cons of each brand and I finally decided on one brand.  A Nikon.  Then the myriad of models to choose from and after perusing all the details that can match my very limited knowledge on self taught photography, I  finally bought a Nikon D90 kit with a 105mm lens.  I already sold my trusty old camera and now I miss it, macro photography with my point and shoot was perfect and with the zoom lens I cant do it.  This month the first order on my to do list is buy a macro lens for my diecast photo session, a Crumpler bag and enroll in a photography class in the Metro.

I brought these cool Diapets here in Japan for a nice outdoor shoot but i was greeted with a rain.  The whole day was windy so I just stayed in bed the whole day while waiting for the weather to calm down. It did not relent.    I hope you guys can forgive my indoor shoot and as soon as the  weather clears, a re shoot is in the order.

Thanks for always visiting my site and  i hope you tell your friends about my tiny site on the web.

Brian Vespa

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mercedes Benz By Ichiko, Made in Japan.

I promised Biggie that I  am gonna post  a Mercedes benz for him.   This is a very rare and mint Ichiko tin toy from Japan.  This specimen is approximately 1:16 or bigger but maybe my good friend Technophobia can help me with establishing the  scale.  I purchased this cool ride yesterday here in Narita, Japan and later tonight it will be flying with me all the way to Manila.

I waited for a sunny afternoon to stage the photo shoot and good thing the sun was shining here in Japan.   I was actually eyeing a Diapet model from the 60s but with a staggering price of Yen 26,000 ($240) I have to say no even though the very RARE Diapet Nissan was mouth watering.

This post is dedicated to Biggie and Technophobia, Mercedes enthusiast.

I hope you enjoy the pictures of my point and shoot.  i hope to upgrade soon to a DSLR Nikon for better blogging pictures.

Thanks for visiting and as always, comments are highly appreciated.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kawabatakikaku J-43, Toyota Crown 1974, Made in Japan

This is one of my latest Kawabatakikaku in very beautiful deep shine black. Still the same heavyweight 1:43 die-cast. I bought this car a month ago and I brought this car to Japan twice for a nice photoshoot but for some reason, the rains won't go away. TSA (xray airport guys) has been unkind to this die-cast because everytime my bag passes through the X-ray machine, my bags need a special screening due to the very solid metal mass in my bag. They find it amusing when they find out that it is a "toy". I just ask them to be very careful when handling my J-43 and they just stare at me like saying "it's just a toy". The guys think am nuts but hey, this baby is getting hard to find.

Here are some pics I took a few hours ago before I leave for Tokyo again later at 8 am. More hauls later.

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