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 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"
Nakano Broadway, one of those places i’ve read about and always found fascinating but somehow, have never ventured into, even after repeated trips to Tokyo. Mostly because Nakano is situated slightly away from the main stretch of my usual haunts and because i always shuffle my shopping trips towards the tail end of my holidays, […]Read more "Tokyo Toy-Otaku 2017: Nakano Broadway"
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"
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"
While entry into the World of air-cooled Porsche 911s is currently a rather expensive one, this wasn’t always the case, with many turning a blind eye to these rear engined sports cars from Stuttgart as recently as maybe 5 years back. Back then, vintage 911s were still somewhat of an oddity and bargains could be […]Read more "Entry Level: Tomica Limited Vintage 1/64 Porsche 912 “Aichi Prefecture Freeway Police”"
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"
It started out small, those short visits to the Tomica shop in Tokyo Station, just one or two cars as a souvenir. Then another trip to Tokyo, and another Tomica. Then another, and another, and now i have a small little fleet of five Tomica Limited Vintage 1/64 cars sitting on my shelf. For the […]Read more "Turn of the Century : Tomica Limited Vintage 1/64 Toyota Century"
There is a saying, “Once a die-caster, always a die-caster.” Actually, i totally made that up. But the truth is, the collecting of these little cars is an immensely addictive hobby. One that i thought i had given up many years ago only to succumb every now and then. Occasionally giving in when i spy […]Read more "Redux: Ignition Models’ 1/18 KPGC10 “Hakosuka” Skyline"