(16) Model Mania!!!

Those who know me best know that I have a thing for model cars... It started purely small time a while back, then sometime within the last, say... 2 years? it exploded into a lot less hidden obsession. If I have a couple extra bucks and the time, I WILL strike out in search of new models.
My love, for the sake of having something huge and tangible for display, are those cars and motorcycles that are 1/32-scale and larger, but I have a lot of fun hunting for the 1/64-scale Hotwheels collections as well... Matchbox cars as well, but usually then only with specific interest in one car, as opposed to blindly copping a whole 40+ car run.
Wanna see some pictures?

1991 Batmobile:




1965 Pontiac GTO Hurst Edition:

(yes, this car, the real life one, will be my resto project when I win the lottery)


1954 Mercedes Benz SL:



Mercedes Benz CLK GTR:



Chrysler ME Four Twelve Concept:



Maserati Trofeo:



Nissan 350Z:



1965 Shelby Cobra:




Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v:




1998 London Taxi:




Speed Racer Mach 5:



Racer X Shooting Star:



1955 Mercedes Benz SLR Mille Miglia:



Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R:



BMW R1200 GS:



Benelli Tornado Tre 1130:



Suzuki GSXR-1000:



Audi R8:



Aprilia RSV R1000:




1990 BMW 850i:




2009 Nissan GTR:


1962 Chevy Bel Air:


1966 Chevy Chevelle SS396:



Racer X Shooting Star, hand assembled:



1987 Buick Regal T-Type:



Mitsubishi Pajero:

(yeah, I know, "what?" but why not?)


Mini Cooper:


BMW Z4:


2008 Opel GT:


BMW M6 Convertible:



1958 Chevy Impala:


1969 Dodge Charger R/T:


Lamborghini Murcielago:



1987 Chevy Caprice:



2006 Chevy Corvette Z06:


Enzo Ferrari:



Ferrari 250 GT California:


Ferrari Mondial 8:


Ferrari F40:



Ferrari 575 GTZ Zagato:


Ferrari 125 S:


Ford Thunderbird:


1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS454:


(yes, another) Shelby Cobra 427 S/C:


1972 Datsun 240Z:


BMW HP2 Sport:


Buell 1125R:


Suzuki GSX-R600:


Honda CBR 1000RR:


1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II:




And then, of course is the the 1/64-scale Hotwheels collection... As explained once before, I got a bug that saw to it that I wanted all 42 of the 2009 new models collection, and damned if I didn't bust ass to get after it. I am currently working on the 2010 collection, 44 cars deep this time, but I am not done, so no images yet.



#1 - 2009 Nissan GT-R


#02 - Circle Tracker


#03 - Corvette C6


#04 - Brit Speed


#05 Ferrari 250 GTO


#06 - 4 Alarm


#07 - '70 Buick GSX


#08 - '69 Mercury Cougar Eliminator


#09 - OCC Splitback


#10 - Bye Focal II


#11 - 2009 Ford F-150


#12 - Mid Mill


#13 - '71 Dodge Demon


#14 - Fast Gassin'


#15 - Custom '53 Cadillac


#16 - AMC Javelin AMX


#17 - Volkswagen Type 181 "The Thing"


#18 - Avante Garde


#19 - '70 Chevelle SS Wagon


#20 - Dune It Up


#21 - Lamborghini Reventon


#22 - Tri & Stop Me


#23 - Custom V-8 Vega


#24 - La Fasta


#25 - Custom '41 Willys Coupe


#26 - '10 Camaro SS


#27 - Custom '42 Jeep CJ-2A


#28 - Barbaric


#29 - '70 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda


#30 - F1 Racer


#31 - '66 Ford Fairlane GT


#32 - Tread Air


#33 - Triumph TR6


#34 - Fast FeLion


#35 - Four-1


#36 - Gearonimo


#37 - Datsun Bluebird 510


#38 - Ferrari California


#39 - Ford GT LM


#40 - Draggin' Tail


#41 - 2010 Ford Mustang GT


#42 - Pedal De Metal


Then I lay them all out in the living room floor to show just how damned many of these things I have in my possession...



... yes, I am a fucking addict.
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