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Veloce come il Vento - Italian Race

Here I am after a long time on the pages of this site. In the meantime I haven't been idle, I've continued to expand my collection, creating some unique pieces. Just one of these, the Peugout 205 1.9 GTI used by Stefano Accorsi in the movie "Veloce come il Vento" was published on the official Facebook page of the film. If you want more information about it, click directly on the image below. Enjoy and see you soon with lots of news!

Posted by: Fabiano on Sat 9/28/2019 15:56 +


Lamborghini Miura P400 by AutoArt - "The Italian Job"

While updates to the first CHiPs Kawasaki are about to end (detailed photos will follow in the coming days), today I want to introduce you to a new model that came into my collection a few months ago: this is the Lamborghini Miura P400 produced by AutoArt, bought by me as a tribute to the orange Miura that appears at the beginning of the original movie "The Italian Job" (1969). There are various Miura models on the market, but the one produced by AutoArt, as usual, is the best: high details, perfect shapes and proportions, excellent painting . This model does not have the slightest defect, as you can see from the images. If you like this car model and you should have the opportunity, do not let it run away, really deserves a place in any collection! Now I leave you to the pictures, have a nice weekend!

Posted by: Fabiano on Sat 7/1/2017 10:51 +


Chevrolet Corvette C1 (1959) by AutoArt - "Animal House"

I have to admit that last year, when I was looking for this car, I did not think it was so hard to find it, but it was a very difficult task. Wanting to add to my collection the 1959 Chevrolet Corvette C1 used in the movie "Animal House" immediately, I had decided not to buy the one with the official license of the movie (produced by ERTL/Joyride) as it was the 1961 model, so wrong . After searching on eBay I found that the only correct model was produced by AutoArt, but the prices were high and many sellers confused the model with that of 1958: finally after 4 unsuccessful shopping attempts, I found a German seller who found the correct model at a fairly reasonable price so I managed to bring it home! Needless to say, the level of detail is very high and every detail is reproduced in the best of ways, from body shapes to painting. The model is fully open (hood, trunk and door) as well as of course the removable hardtop roof that, when removed, allows you to taste the lines of this splendid convertible car. Whenever I have an Autotar model in my hands I always think that this brand never fails a shot, always producing high quality models! But bidding at the cracks, now enjoy the photos!

Posted by: Fabiano on Mon 6/12/2017 23:16 +


Kawasaki CHiPs (Bike 1) - Second step

Although I have been silent for a few weeks, I did not stop: I continued working on the first CHiPs Kawasaki and I must admit I was very happy with the progress made. I painted the lateral bags and replaced the plastic antenna with a new one created with iron wire (which I will then paint white with the red tip) and I have separated the lateral sides from the rear fender, so now I can position better the same lateral sides. After Nicola's suggestion, I also lowered the tank somewhat, especially at the front (you can see it in the last photos of this series): to do this, I have enlarged a tank inlet but I also tapered a few millimeters from the chassis. As a cherry on the cake, I added the frontal extra lights and even the windshield. Of course there is still a lot of work to do: I will try to keep you updated more steadily, but if you have any suggestions, come on!

Posted by: Fabiano on Thu 6/8/2017 21:19 +


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 +


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