Sunday, August 29, 2010

Handbuilt Kawabatakikaku J43 Toyota Crown

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I've always been a fan of these hand built J43 models from Japan.  I looking at them because of its beauty knowing that these diecast are works of art.  This model was hand built in Japan and it does carry a premium price for a 1:43 model.  I do have some BBRs and the detail of these cars are awesome but the sparse detailing of this Kawabatakikaku makes it more special.  Sometimes less is more.  One more thing I love about this model is the weight, for me it seems to weigh as much as a small 1:18 cars with the weight packed in such a small scale.  The only plastic component in the construction is the windshield.  The rubber too is the other non metal component of the car.

My cyber friends, check out my J-43 Kawabatakikaku Toyota Crown.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vintage Diapet Yonezawa No. 214, Toyota Corolla Sprinter TE-27

A few days ago, I 've been contemplating on buying a very mint in box early edition old style wheels Diapet Toyota Crown but the price tag was way up to Y14000.   I really liked it so after 2 days I went back to the store but unfortunately the car was gone.  I knew I should have bought it but I saw on the corner of my eye was a very rare mango Toyota Corolla Sprinter, a cult fave of Toyota fans.  My sadness returned back to elation and without batting an eyelash I whipped out my cash and bought it.

My dear cyber friends, meet my Diapet No. 214, Toyota Corolla Sprinter TE-27

Thank you for looking!  Comments are always welcome.

Brian Vespa

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hard Chrome by Auto Pilen of Spain

I haven't posted for a while because I had too much vintage diecast  2 months ago and I kinda need to slow down.  I've been hunting for something to catch my fancy but the stuff I see lately is a bit on the ordinary  side.

I was looking for some film cameras and later before boarding the subway, i decided to check out some vintage stuff and I saw this set of 3 Auto Pilens for sale.  I wanted the chrome Benz the best but it was a set sale so i bit the bullet and brought them home with me.

I've never encountered this brand before and most likely the brand does not exist anymore.  I know Guisval was made in Spain and this is a good addition to my made in EU collection.

The Auto Pilens