If you, like me, were a kid of the 80s or 90s and grew up stuck in front of your television playing Gran Turismo since the beginning, chances are that this car needs no introduction. One of a handful of Mine’s tuned vehicles offered to players in the second iteration of Playstation’s flagship racer, the […]Read more "Gran Vision: Otto Mobile’s 1/18 Mine’s R34 Skyline GT-R"
The year was 2007. Steve Jobs, alive and well, had just announced one of the most influential products ever created in modern history, the iPhone. An Airbus A380 takes to the skies in the its first ever commercial flight, and the final instalment of the Harry Potter saga was finally released onto the World in […]Read more "Lose the weight! Ottomobile’s 1/18 BMW E36 M3 LTW"
When someone mentions the name Nissan Skyline, chances are, you’d be thinking of the holy trinity of Nissan Royalty, the R32, R33 and R34 GTRs. Or, if perhaps you’re into Kyushas, the first one that comes to mind might be the OG Hakosuka. But since we’ve already taken a look at the Hakosuka previously, I […]Read more "Miniature Dreams: Ignition Models’ 1/18 KPGC110 “Kenmeri” Skyline 2000GT-R"
For most people who know me, know of my love for all things automotive and all things BMW. Few though are aware that the celebrated marque from Bavaria was never my first love and that it was the serpent from Milan that first captured my heart. How i lusted over having an Alfa of my […]Read more "Red Velvet: Otto’s 1/18 Alpina B10 BiTurbo *Images down*"
For most Auto-Otakus, this is a car that needs no description. Straight out of the pages of the Wangan Midnight manga series, the Blackbird is the series’ antagonist vehicle of choice and was given its name because of its color and because it was in fact, a RUF CTR Yellowbird. Fun fact, the Blackbird was […]Read more "Wangan Warrior: Autoart’s 1/18 Blackbird"
Recently, i took collection of a 1/18 i felt was just so unique that i had to share it. Interestingly (and somewhat sadly), it’s a model that doesn’t seem to appear on the diecast-webs much. I am of course talking about the Saab 900 Turbo Coupe you saw on the opening picture. As a young […]Read more "Born from Jets: Otto Mobile’s 1/18 Saab 900 Turbo Coupe"
Coming from a long line of 911 Porsche Turbo racing cars in international motorsports, the 993-vintage of Porsche GT2 EVOs were developed for racing in GT1. Taking the already potent and stripped out 993 GT2 race car and shoehorning a pair of even bigger Turbochargers into the engine bay. The result, an increase in power […]Read more "Because racecar! GT Spirit’s 1/18 Porsche 993 GT2 EVO"
While many might rightfully argue that Autoart’s E21 323i isn’t exactly a off-off model, the one i have definitely is. It was (painstakingly) custom sharpie drawn on by my ex-colleagues as a gift for me when i left Nokomai, a creative agency which i’ve since returned to. The colleague who worked on it the most […]Read more "One Off: Autoart’s 1/18 BMW E21 323i"
The acceptance that nobody/nothing can be perfect, allowing them to come to terms with their imperfections yet not allowing these imperfections to define them and instead of hiding their flaws, they embrace them. This is pretty much the top definition of “Perfectly flawed” as found on urbandictionary.com and i think it sums up this model […]Read more "Perfectly flawed: GT Spirit’s 1/18 RWB Porsche 964"
Back in the 60s, Nissan wasn’t that big of a player in the international automotive market and in the process of creating a halo sports car, partners with Yamaha to engineer a replacement for the Fairlady Roadster. This partnership sadly fell through as Yamaha’s engine was not meeting Nissan’s expectations, Nissan then famously decided to continue […]Read more "Red hot: Ignition Models’ 1/18 S30 Fairlady Z"