Monday, September 27, 2010

My Singapore Formula One 2010 Experience

I've been dreaming of one day going to Europe and watch the Formula one live in the stands with the legendary Michael Schumacher on the podium and raising his trophy.  That dream was from the recent past and no longer a dream.  Ferrari won but not under the wings of MSC but from a great Spanish driver Fernando Alonso.  The race was not even in Europe but in beautiful Singapore.

My dream became reality when I saw MSC,  Webber, Alonso, Kubica, Massa and Hamilton racing past each other  three meters away from where I was standing.

I've always wondered how it feels to be in the stands cheering the drivers as they blaze through   and see them blur away with the heavenly aural symphony of their F1 engines roaring past me.

Here are some of the pictures I took and I hope you like them.

I think I am now in love with F1!

More pics soon!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mitsubishi Pajero Collection, Part 1

I've been collecting Pajeros and I only buy the castings that I like, which means the old ones.   I'll start with the Diapets.  I love these models especially the ADVAN versions.

Diapet 1;43 scale.  

Diapet with a Tomica Pajero version

Beauty shots

The Tomica

Tomica and Norev in 43 scale

I'd like to write more but as always, I'll let the models do the talking.  I hope you guys like 'em!  More to come in the coming days.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ferrari Pininfarina Mythos. Hand built. White metal. 43 scale


Every serious collector I know  have  at least one Ferrari die-cast.  Ferrari die-casts are always in demand all over the world from little kids to adult collectors like us.  Some have hundreds of tiny Hotwheels and some have dozens of Kyoshos and BBRs.  I've got a few Ferrari BBRs in 43 scale and a few Kyoshos in 18 scale, a few other eclectic mix of 43 scale Ferraris.  If I have to let go all my Ferraris and only choose one, I'll be keeping this baby.

My 25th Anniversary Diapet Yonezawa Ferrari Mythos.  This model does not come in a fancy box, just a carton and two pieces of hand cut styro to keep it from moving in the box.  The model itself has no opening part, no suspension, no fancy paint and the craftsmanship is  akin to a diecast made from the 1950s. 

Why do I like it so much?  I really can't explain it but maybe because I know that a real person has painstakingly detailed this die-cast by hand.  Maybe because I like the way it feels when I hold it, knowing it is made from a solid block of white metal.  The Ferrari Pininfarina Mythos ain't even popular and maybe even unknown to some.  I like it maybe because I know that very few people would appreciate it and I am the only one crazy enough to buy it.

Well, enough of my story and here is my low tech Ferrari.

Hope you guys like it.  Feedback is always appreciated.

Salamat Po!

Thank you!

Below in the box are the two uninstalled wings.

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