Saturday, January 28, 2012

Boogie's Adventure : Meet the Zaku

LALALALA.... Boogie needs to peeeeEEE.. LALALA...

A urinal!

Hm? the urinal just said something.... or maybe it's just my imagination...
Boogie's imagining thiiiiingsss.. LALALALA...


The urinal transformed into a wild boar! Help!!!

To be continued...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gunner Zaku Warrior

The long wait is over!

Here comes the Zaku....

One of the products of the long weekend. It's been almost a month or so when I started building this kit. Although not so much work has been done here, there are some factors that caused the delay - which includes the holidays.

The things I did for modifications were:

Sanding - I tried the continuous sanding method on this one, that is, to make it look non-plastic. It really worked.
Panel lining - I just used Uni drawing pen that I mentioned in my WIP Zaku post.
Painted the backpack and the axe with flat black.
Coated all body parts with clear flat to protect the panel lines.
For the other details, I just used the stickers included in the kit.

That's all for the building steps.

And of course the pictorial - my favorite part.

I'm quite satisfied with the result of the panel lines using Uni pen. Not bad for a cheap alternative for Gundam markers.

There are just few gimmicks in this kit but this one is really cool. The Zaku's eye can be rotated from left to right LOL

I enjoyed taking pictures LOL!

I even made a wallpaper hahaha!

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Chevrolet Camaro by Tomica

Kung Hei Fat Choi everyone!
I went to the mall yesterday to visit the outside world after a long week of work and to buy "tikoy" to celebrate Chinese New Year. Of course I won't miss the chance to visit Toys R Us.

Whenever I am in a toy store, the first thing I always check is the acrylic display case of Tomica. I don't know why, either. The fact that my collection is 70% Hot Wheels and 15 % Matchbox and the rest consists of other brands (including Tomica) makes this habit a bit odd. The usual routine is after checking Tomica and find nothing interesting, I will go to the Hot Wheels and Matchbox section.

But yesterday was different. It was Tomica > stay....> Hot Wheels > Matchbox > Hot Wheels > Tomica > other toys > Tomica.

In the end, I found myself getting this:

Because a regular Tomica has a higher price than regular Hot Wheels and Matchbox, my criteria for buying from this brand is always the details and if the car is worth it.

And I can say that it is.

What I always like in Tomica is it's opening doors, though not all of their casting has them. Maybe that's also one reason why I bought this :-)

Details are good.

And another reason for buying this is my frustration with Tomica's Bumblebee. Man, that's too pricey for my taste. But this one satisfies me for a low price. I can just put black stripes on it's hood and it will become Bumblebee. (But I don't think I will do that LOL!)

I love that Chevy!

Friday, January 13, 2012

1:64 Scale Movies

I have a few movie themed cars from my collection.

GMC Vandura used on the movie A-Team a.k.a the A-Team van. Although the review for this casting is not so good, I think it is still worth buying for it is Hot Wheels' first time to produce one.
DMC Delorean from the movie Back to the Future. Like the A Team van, the details are not so good for this casting . Well, I got what I paid for haha.

'67 Shelby GT 500 " Eleanor" from the movie Gone in 60 Seconds. Man, she is indeed one of the best cars I saw from a movie. The movie was great and so as the featured cars. 

The old Bumblebee 1969 Camaro. Frankly speaking, the old one is more beautiful than the new one.  Maybe because it's true that nothing really beats old school LOL.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

One of my unusual hauls.

Unusual because I'm not a fan of this sports car (not until now) and this is my first time to buy a Porsche.

This is a Porsche 911 GT3 RS casting by Hot Wheels.

The only thing that I don't like with this casting is the headlights. It is painted with black and some white to make it look like glass or whatever - it doesn't look like one though. Look how awkward it is LOL!

But the car is very sexy. I think I just found a new addiction.

Thanks to Lia for making me notice this particular model! :)

I can't wait to get another Porsche 911 by other brands. A Minichamps or AutoArt maybe? LOL budget is tight but who knows >:)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hot Wheels Shelby Cobra 427 Drop Tops Series

I am very happy to post here and show you my two Shelby Cobra 427 S/C from Drop Tops Series Showcase by Hot Wheels!

Black w/ Red, White and Blue stripes, w/ 6 tampo, RR w/ Good Year
*Limited to 15,000

Silver  w/ Red, White and Blue stripes, w/ 6 tampo, rubber tires RR w/ Good Year
*Limited to 7000

Yahooo! Finally they're together now :)

As you know, I am a boring carded and sealed collector of diecast. But in this case I had to open their containers -  yes you read it right! I opened it LOL - because one fellow collector gave me an advise that I should remove a piece of rubber that holds the hood up to display the engine if I want to preserve the condition of the car as well as its paint for a longer time. I think rubbers and diecast paints are not close friends after all.

So I followed what he said and tried to open the containers. He also taught me how to remove the cap carefully so it will still look like nothing has been done to it - okay, it won't destroy the beautiful packaging! yes!

First, I removed all the tapes from the sides.

"To Open: Remove tape from tabs. Straighten tabs. Hold base and gently pull top to separate."

Straighten the tabs.

Oh rubber there you are....

Got it.

Successfully removed the rubber. It's clean :) WOW it looks better up close. Hot Wheels did a great job for this limited casting.

Back to the "Oil can"

The next one is the silver.

This one's my latest acquisition. This is rarer than the black version - Limited to 7000 pieces so it took me a year before I found one. Courtesy of Rollie Doinog of DCPH.

Same steps to do and same thing to remove :)

Okay. Here's the bad news.......... the rubber has started its terror with this one. I was so nervous when I found out that the rubber is almost melting. When I tried to pull it, it broke into pieces :(

Luckily, the paint and the metal is safe.

Clean, shiny and new and free from rubber! LOL

This is why I am a fan of this muscle car.... one of the sexiest cars ever made!

Back to where it should be.

I am happy they're both part of my collection now. These two give spice to my Cobra collection :)

I hope you enjoyed looking at them too. Cheers!

New Year New Toys

Happy New Year!

It's nice to be back. I'll be active again (I hope so) in posting ^^,

I'd like to share my first hauls for this year. I hope you like them :)

Mustang Fastback

Although I haven't watched the film, I got an A Team van LOL
Of course, a Shelby Cobra :)
Porche 911

1:32 Shelby Cobra by New Ray

Outside the box

A Flintmobile! Reminds me of my childhood's favorite cartoon :)

Ah.... can't take it from the blister yet LOL!

And the much awaited...... Limited edition Drop Tops series by  Hot Wheels! At last! :) I've been looking  for this  for a very long time and now I got one.... yeeeey! :) Drop Tops series Cobra complete! :)
Another gift. Hot Wheels Baja Bug - Thanks to my friend Lia for this wonderful gift :)

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