Monday, November 8, 2010

Aston Martin DBR9

Another kyosho stepped in the house. the 1/18 scale version of this car by autoart really blew me away. since i don't collect big scale cars (yet?), i was hoping for a smaller version. Glad to have it in my collection. Actually any Astom Martin is nice to have. They are really beautiful indeed. 

side exhausts!! certainly better than pig nose style..heh

you would think the back lights are just painted but it is actually a separate clear piece. 
kyosho really doesn't let me down here..nice!

comparison with Hot Wheels DBS featured earlier. 
there's also a kyosho version of DBS but imo not really that

And a wallpaper in 1366x768 for u guys! click to get the full size. 
surprisingly the Hot Wheels version doesn't lose in looks here..great looking side by side.

I'm aiming for the Gulf version next. seems harder to get though.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Muscle Machines JGTC Amemiya RX-7

Muscle Machine is back now this time featuring the Amemiya Matsumoto-Kiyoshi Aspara RX7!!! *gasp*
as the name is too long i will just shorten it to Amemiya since Amemiya is the car's sports tuner..and also said to be the pioneer of rotary engine tuning.
I first came to like the RX-7 and the rotary engine since watching the anime of initial D back in the 90s.
compared to RX8, the RX7 seems to gain more popularity. and there are a lot of after market body kits and just put any of them it will still look good. guess the design of RX7 can really fit any kind of modifications.

looking at the side, you'll notice how minimum the door gap is. at first glance u might not think that this model actually has open-able doors! very neat.

the only thing that i think too stand out is the big antenna..looks a lil' bit cartoon-ish to me

the popular pig nose 

This exact car driven by T.Ohi and N.Taniguchi managed to win 3rd place in 2003 JGTC. Anyway in case you are wondering, Matsumoto Kiyoshi or Matsu-Kiyo is one of the most popular pharmacy in japan and the Aspara is a type of enegy drink v( ̄∇ ̄)