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Gardaland & Movieland 2017

   Now it has become a tradition: as every May I will go with some friends to make a 2-day mini holiday in the theme parks Gardaland and Movieland. Now I know them very well, but it is an excuse to be together, to have fun and to see the new attractions introduced with the new season. Of course, as long as I do not get my phone back, many photos and videos will follow (this year I also bring my GoPro), so be patient and on my return I'll post a lot of new stuff!

Posted by: Fabiano on Tue 5/23/2017 16:22 +


Kawasaki CHiPs (Bike 1) - First step

Due to my usual work and family commitments, I can not devote myself daily to the realization of the two CHiPs bikes, but the work is still going on. For now, I completely removed the body parts (tank, side panels and rear fender) from the Kawasaki 750 and cut off part of its chassis (in the rear) to allow the mudguard and the flanks from the Kawasaki 1000 Police. In addition, I have enlarged the tank holes so that it can be rested on the Kawasaki 750 frame, since it is much wider than the 1000's. As a last resort, I replaced the drains (the Kawasaki has 3 exhaust pipes , 1 on the left and 2 on the right) with the Kawasaki 1000 exhausts: naturally they will be painted with chrome paint, as I will also do for the parabordo and the paramotor. I then tried to take a picture with some mounted parts, just to see if I'm on the right track, and the result I like a lot! The road is still long, but I'm on the right track! Upcoming Update!

Posted by: Fabiano on Sun 5/21/2017 10:13 +


CHiPs: a new project!

I've been thinking for so many years but I never found the right idea! But finally something got in my head! In this period am re-watching all the episodes of the TV series "CHiPs", so I decided to make replicas on scale 1:18 of the two mythical Kawasaki 900 used by John Baker and Frank Poncharello in the famous TV series. I know there are plastic models on the market on scale 1:12 and therefore not proportionate to my car collection. That's why I decided to realize them using a variety of 1:18 scale motorbikes (for exactly 4 distinct models) and combining the various pieces I should get a good result. The starting point is a model of the Kawasaki 750 produced by Solido: from this model I will definitely use the chassis, the wheels, the handlebars and the front fork (I do not think to use the engine, but we will see it during the works). To this model, I will add elements from an Harley Davidson Road King produced by Maisto (the flashing lights, the windshield, the footsteps), from a Kawasaki 1000 produced by the Motormax (the tank, the rear fender, the saddle, the bags, the siren and maybe the engine) and a Norton produced by Guiloy (the mufflers and the manifolds). At the moment I have already ordered all the models and I'm waiting to receive them (I should receive it all by May 10th), then I will start immediately with my new project. Meanwhile, I've been trying to create a photomontage of how every single bike should come: the result makes me hope for the success of this crazy idea, so enjoy the photo and stay tuned to see the work in progress of these two motorcycles. Of course, I accept tips!

Posted by: Fabiano on Thu 4/27/2017 19:59 +


Fate and the Furious - My personal review

It's a tradition: despite I don't like the fold that has taken this saga, I continue every time to want to go to the cinema to see the last episode with Toretto and companions... except curse this choice every time I leave the cinema! This time, in fact, I went to see "Fast & Furious 8" and as in the previous episode, I was very, very disappointed, so much so that I could use the same review written two years ago, changing only the title and a few adjectives and I quickly resolve the issue. But no, I want to write something new because I was really speechless in front of this new film. The story is really trivial, is related in part to events that occurred in the previous chapter, putting once again the members of the "family" in a mission of international bailout from terrorists, hackers, nuclear missiles and of course, but so much testosterone that continues to gush from the muscles of the 3 Alpha male protagonists of the film. I had already told two years ago, but it is worthwhile repeating: now the cars are just an excuse to put together a little bit of international espionage topped off with gigantic explosions, fist fights and ridiculous sci-informatics. They are well gone the days when a simple group of boys wore makeup their cars in the home garage challenging on a straight 1/4 mile: now those kids are the perfect 007, capable to thwart any danger threatens world peace, saving always the skin and always earning something. Ok, there is a little bit of action, but there should always be a bit of rationality and reality! It's really an insult to the intelligence of audience, see a submarine chasing five vehicles jump off the ice as the most agile of dolphins, or see thousands of cars that begin to move without a driver causing panic on the streets of New York. No, this time it really hit bottom, creating a ridiculous film, which seems a parody of this saga but that it is not: F&F8 will have certainly hit the box office, but the next chapter will surely one viewer in less... do not get me around anymore! They ruined a brand that was started 16 years ago in the best way and now retains nothing of the original movie, just the right title.

Posted by: Fabiano on Tue 4/18/2017 15:10 +


McLaren M6 GT del 1969 by Tecnomodel

Here I am! As promised today I show you the model I introduced yesterday, the 1969 McLaren M6 GT produced by Tecnomodel. Compared to other times, today it will be a real unboxing, because a really nice thing about this model is the box that contains it and it would be a shame not to show it. Needless to say that the model is really amazing, from every point of view. It is not a classic diecast model but it is a resin model, then unfortunately no opening, but for the rest the level of detail is very high. As I told you yesterday, I bought this model to cover a big lack in my collection, namely the Coyote X from "Hardcastle and McCormick". The McLaren was used as base vehicle to create unique car used in the first season of this series (remember, in fact, that from the second season they used the chassis of a DeLorean DMC with a fiberglass shell more "clumsy"). Compared to Coyote X, therefore, there is some difference, especially in the back (rear window and lights), but I shall undertake no changes to this model because it's so perfect and delicate, that I would never venture to fix it. The only change, perhaps, would be to obscure the front headlights with an adhesive film, but I have to think a bit before ... Now, before I leave you to the images gallery, I want to thank Nicola Fasano again for giving me the information about the existence of this model. Without his valuable information, probably today I would not have this beauty in my collection! Have a nice vision!

Posted by: Fabiano on Thu 4/6/2017 17:55 +


Preview McLaren M6 GT del 1969 by Tecnomodel

Thanks to the news that I received from Nicola, a great collector of diecast cars and user of this site, I was able to add to my collection a very particular model, the 1969 McLaren M6 GT produced by Tecnomodel, cars that served as the basis to the more "televised" famous Coyote X, used in the TV series "Hardcastle and McCormick". Tomorrow I will show you a nice photoshoot about this fantastic resin model. See you tomorrow!

Posted by: Fabiano on Wed 4/5/2017 17:19 +


"Wagon Queen Family Truckster" by Greenlight

I think I found the right balance between the commitments of my new job and my various passions (too many!) So here I am again to show some new models arrived in recent months in my collection. Today I want to show you the Wagon Queen Family Truckster used in the movie "National Lampoon's Vacation" with Chevy Chase. The model is produced by Greenlight for the series Artisan: the body proportions are good, the painting details (such for example the wooden side panels) are really well made, as well as the front and the rear part with double lamps that well characterize this car. The problem of this model are the openings, totally absent on the doors, both on the hood and the tailgate. The only "mobile" element of this model is the fuel cap: indeed a little bit for the cost at which it is sold! In addition, compared to the prototypes shown before production, also they lack all of the objects positioned on the roof of the car, the elements that characterize this car even more. I recommend buying it? Mhmmm ... only if you are real fans of this film 80 years, or folded on other models finished better.

Posted by: Fabiano on Tue 4/4/2017 10:58 +


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