凌志Lexus頂級的豪華行政房車

By admin, June 13, 2010 22:28

今天湊巧在海運大廈商場碰上了Lexus的Road Show﹐記得早在90年初就很喜歡凌志那別具一格的日本豪華行政房車LS400。Lexus(其實就是豐田Toyota)近20年演進和在自身的不斷努力下﹐最近推出的LS460已經可以超越歐系的頂級豪華行政房車﹐不只是品質﹐價錢方面一樣看齊(唯獨二手保值仍然追不上歐系)﹐這都再次證明日本人那種“變態”誓不罷休的鑽研精神。

個人認為LS460好是好﹐尤其是關門的聲音和其標榜車廂內超寧靜的隔音設備。但唯一的缺點和最大的致命傷就是設計太沒性格﹐LS460頭像Benz﹐尾巴像BMW﹐有點豬八戒照鏡子﹐裡外不是人的感覺。

一直想收集LS460的車模﹐但Norev出的LS460品質實在強人差意﹐作為日系的京商就是沒出過﹐如果給京商生產﹐那精密程度肯定是以幾何倍數上昇。

維多利亞港美麗的夜景 – Part 1

By admin, June 13, 2010 22:20

美麗的維多利亞港夜景 – Part 2

By admin, June 13, 2010 22:13

維多利亞港寧靜的傍晚 – Part 1

By admin, June 13, 2010 22:05

維多利亞港寧靜的傍晚 – Part 2

By admin, June 13, 2010 22:04

樓下訪客的經典保時捷Targa

By admin, June 6, 2010 22:31

吃完晚飯﹐突然聽見樓下不同尋常的引擎聲﹐那是一種悅耳動人的聲音﹐在YouTube聽得多﹐耳朵自然就變得敏銳了﹐幾乎一下就可分辨出這一定是台超跑﹐果然沒被我猜錯﹐馬上掏出傻瓜機照了幾張﹐全部失敗﹐傻瓜機的成像在黑夜裡是一片模糊﹐沒辦法﹐只好臨時抱佛腳﹐要出動我的重型機槍(7d+17-55 f/2.8 iso 3200)﹐神奇﹐漆黑的夜晚竟然對重型機槍完全失效﹐我突然明白了香港狗仔隊是如何在夜晚行動的了。

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Hotwheels Elite不合理的定價(應該糾正為Benz廠版車模才對﹐請看內文)

By admin, June 4, 2010 20:56

今天下午途徑港島的時候﹐在灣仔車模店看到了黃色的308 GTS﹐原來黃色的價格竟然比紅色電影版Magnum PI的便宜1/3﹐一模一樣的東西﹐怎麼價錢就硬生生地差了1/3呢﹖真摸不清頭腦Hotwheels是如何定價的。但另一方面﹐這個合理價格當然不容錯過﹐現在終于可以跟之前的紅色“團圓”了。

另外今天又差點給Makeup無情地宰割了﹐進了車模店舖後﹐馬上看到了那台一直打算買的紅色Koenig Ferrari 512BB Competition﹐聽店主說前天才到的貨﹐細看之下原來黑色的版本來的更澎湃﹐紅色的運動內飾更顯得激昂﹐挑了近半個鐘頭﹐黑色的實在太好了﹐差不多要給錢的時候﹐才發現黑色尾部的蝕刻片有問題﹐而且自己其實還是比較種情紅色的法拉利﹐但紅色那台又存在這不少其它的問題﹐心理又糾纏了近20分鐘後﹐終于決定兩台都不要﹐現在覺得當時冷靜的決定是正確的﹐還是存多些彈藥來買之後幾個月那些瘋狂推出的1/18好了。

然後在去Autoart專門店的途中﹐身邊有台天藍色的Maybach 62 擦身而過(跟AA的車模一個樣)﹐靜的完全不像一台龐然大物﹐真漂亮﹐可惜沒帶相機﹐難怪有車模同道特別喜歡在灣仔“獵艷”了﹐這區的獵物的確品種極之多又好﹐名不虛傳﹗之後在Autoart專門店跟它的職員傾談間得知橙色的CCX和Zonda R原來至少要到今年9月份以後才會推出。

最後去了在銅鑼灣的Benz Show Room尋找最近推出的廠版銀色SLS AMG﹐職員小姐一邊從房間裡拿出這台紅色內飾的SLS AM﹐一邊不停地重複說這車要訂的。打開盒子看看﹐不看還好﹐一看嚇我一跳﹐我還以為是兩百多的那些Maisto玩具﹐塑料感強得無法形容﹐比之前的那兩台Minichamps黑色和古銅色的SLS AMG做工還要才差﹐職員小姐然後才道出最驚人的事實﹐這車要港幣近1100﹐我暈﹗3秒鐘後我就完全放棄了任何買的打算﹐簡直開玩笑﹐Benz有沒有搞錯啊﹖

 

1/18 Hotwheels Elite Ferrari 308 GTS – Yellow

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Autoart Pagani Zonda R (Carbon Fiber Pattern) 2007

By admin, June 2, 2010 23:58

Coming soon in October, which is the month Autoart releases most of its model cars ususally.

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夢寐以求的稀有品種﹕Mclaren F1 GTR LM Prototype

By admin, June 2, 2010 22:28

今天一個偶然的機會用港幣500的超值價收了這台稀有品種。

其實F1 GTR LM Prototype是UT 90年代中關門前匆忙推出的末代產品﹐正因為產量極少﹐所以才成為世界各地車模收藏家極之關注的收藏品。後來在網上查關於UT Mclaren F1 GTR LM Prototype的資料才知道這次掏到了個大大的寶貝﹐原來這款竟然是最多人想找的第一代UT藍色包裝盒子的XP1 LM版本﹐正式學名為Mclaren F1 GTR LM Prototype (XP1 LM) – Papaya Orange  UT MODEL #530 151890, 1st Edition

消化了一下眾多的網上資料﹐得知原來UT木瓜橙色的Mclaren F1 GTR LM Prototype總共有3個版本﹐第一版是印有UT藍色包裝盒子(THE BLUE BOX VERSION)﹐其次的是印有Mclaren標誌包裝盒子的普通版(MARROON REGULAR BOX VERSION)﹐最後的則是有天線的。

1/18 UT Mclaren F1 GTR LM Prototype (XP1 LM) – Papaya Orange

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用網上的資料加以說明各個版本的不同﹕

第一版UT藍色包裝盒子(THE BLUE BOX VERSION)的車頭部份主引擎進氣孔比較大﹐前面總共有6個副進氣孔。尾翼的設計是雙層的﹑而且也比較低﹐有助于在高速行駛時靠空氣動力把車身壓得更低。至于後車燈也較為大而且凸出﹐後散熱孔空呈欄杆狀﹐引擎蓋開關也可以在後散熱孔上找得到。最後﹐引擎排氣喉是2個組成一對的而且附有金色的大包圍。

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第二版印有Mclaren標誌包裝盒子的普通版(MARROON REGULAR BOX VERSION)的車頭部份主引擎進氣孔有一大一小兩個﹐前面總共有8個副進氣孔﹐而且前防裝欄也較為突出。尾翼的設計是單層的﹑比較寬而且尾翼兩邊朝下。至于後車燈小也較為陷入車身﹐後散熱孔空呈蜂窩狀﹐引擎蓋開關則安置在後車燈(紅燈)旁。最後﹐引擎排氣喉是4個普通的管子。

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第三版跟第一版一樣﹐唯獨車頂多了根天線。

最後借用MC論壇 lion1108兄弟的圖片作為總結。
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Kwando’s picture from Scale18

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Update May-13-2011

Found the following written by a veteran UT historian who’s expert in Mclaren variants.

History of UT Mclaren and its Variants

Examples of the cars made UT manufactured quite a number of variants of this car, be it the road car, race car or the longtail versions.

Roadcar: Silver Graphite Grey British racing Green Most of UT Mclarens owners probably have the Common silver ones with them. However, UT did came out with Graphite grey and the Ultra-rare British racing green.

LM XP1 LM (Papaya Orange) XP1 LM (Metallic Blue) XP1 LM (Silver) When we talk about UT Mclarens, many of us thought of their Famous XP1 LM in Orange.

What many people, even UT Mclarens fanatics, didn’t know was they did the XP1 LM in 3 colors, the other 2 being Metallic Blue and Silver. Apparently, the other 2 in the colors commands the highest price for any version of UT Mclarens, Beating even the Dealer edition “final” GT-Rs. GT-Rs #24 ‘gulf’ #30 ‘west’ #34 ‘gulf’ #38 ‘Fina’ #39 ‘Fina’ #51 ‘Harrods’ #53 ‘Franck Muller’ #59 ‘Ueno Clinic’.

Amongst the few, the #59 “Ueno clinic” has got to be one of the favorite Mclarens to collect as it won the ‘96 Le Mans. the car which came in second, the #51 ‘Harrods” is quite popular with UK collectors due to the sponsorship of the giant high-end UK departmental store, Harrods.

GTs test-car (Black, later stripped to be raced as #44 “Lark”) #8 ‘Fina’ #9 ‘Fina’ #39 ‘gulf’ #40 ‘gulf’ #41 ‘gulf’ #40 ‘EMI’ #41 ‘Locitite’ For the longtails, there isn’t a clear favorite for collectors. But note that the #41 ‘Locitite’ is one of the most hardest/rarest Mclaren to get. No idea why though.

Box and Design:

This is the section which i would like to address to most of the people here. alright firstly.

HOW MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF BOX UT CAME OUT FOR THEIR MCLARENS?

Answer: For roadcars, they are only one, the regular box you have. For LM versions, there are the BLUE BOX and the regular (Green box) versions. Under BLUE BOX versions, there are the normal one and the one with antennae.

for the GT-Rs, there are the “PMA” box, and the regular (Green box) and the Dealer edition box. For the GT, I am not too sure but there should be only one, the regular box you have.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCE THEN?

Answer:

For the LMs & GTRs Blue Box (LM)/PMA box (GT-Rs):

  • Have a split wing (more accurate)
  • Front has a single opening duct (more accurate)
  • Braking and signal lights are protruded out (more accurate)
  • Back engine mesh are panels (LM: more accurate, GTR: less accurate)
  • Has a short base (less accurate)
  • Engine exhaust (more accurate)
  • Headlight top is molded part of body (more accurate) there are 2 versions for the blue box, 1 with antennae and 1 without. Technically speaking, the one with antennae is Inaccurate, but fetches a higher price due to its rarity over the non-antennae version.

Regular Box (Both LM & GT-R):

  • Have a single plane spoiler (Less accurate)
  • Braking and Signal lights are inside (Less accurate)
  • Back engine mesh are wire mesh decals (LM: Less accurate, GT-R More accurate)
  • Has a long base (More accurate)
  • Engine exhaust (Less accurate)
  • Headlight top is a separate piece (Less accurate).

More importantly is the price difference between the 2 versions. Typically, the Blue box version can command at least 40% more than the regular box version. In a Nut Shell, If you are very fussy over details, get the Blue box version. However, if cost is a matter and you would just like to have one of these LM cars for the sake of collecting, the Green box version will do.

CMC揚名天下的旗艦產品﹕Maserati鳥籠

By admin, June 2, 2010 22:16

兩年前曾經跟她擦身而過﹐但那時剛入門的我並不懂得欣賞和珍惜﹐直到失去了才知道什麼是後悔。

再想尋找的時候﹐她已成了絕版﹐她是誰﹖她就是當年CMC揚名天下立足於高端車模世界的Maserati鳥籠﹐CMC多年前就是憑著鳥籠開始俘虜了無數對車模質量有要求的收藏家。

別的不說﹐就拿那精密的引擎和那堆一條條用人手拉出來的鋼絲輪圈足以令車模愛好者們看得是如痴如醉﹐乖乖地奉獻上大把大把白花花的銀子。

被譽為60年代最漂亮外形馳騁沙場的超級跑車之一﹐Maserati的鳥籠絕對是當之無愧的。Minichamps也曾經推出過同款同色鳥籠﹐雖然精密度在Minichamps的程度來說的確是大有進步﹐但靠近CMC比較之下﹐誰高誰低馬上結果分明。

CMC的每一款車模都是可以歸納進博物館的精品﹐每一款車模都經的起MACRO鏡頭的放大﹐其實也只有透過MACRO鏡頭的放大﹐我們才可以更加了解和欣賞到CMC的那種德國人對事物一絲不苟的態度。

今天的一個偶然機會用合理的價格收到了夢寐以求的鳥籠﹐絕對是收藏之路上的一個歷程碑﹗

1/18 CMC Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage (1960)

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