Category: Links (連接)

什麼是激情﹖

By admin, September 15, 2012 22:32

當你看完這個長達162頁的帖子後,就會完全明白當中的道理了。

這位法國大師擅長從無到有,DIY了所有的60年代法拉利零件、車身改造和手辦人偶,看得我是連呼OMG!!!

當然和英國的那位模型大師Gerald Wingrove相比,這位自然是小巫見大巫,正所謂山外有山,人外有人也就是這個道理了。

來自俄國的車模收藏家

By admin, September 14, 2012 19:10

今天偶然發現了這個來自俄國車模收藏家Labdacs的博客,挺全面的報道,幾乎每台車都很用心地去拍照和提供中肯的評論。

http://ferrari18.blog.hu/

百度貼吧的汽車模型吧

By admin, August 26, 2012 22:55

又是一個很多令人目不暇接大量圖片的好地方!

http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kw=%C6%FB%B3%B5%C4%A3%D0%CD&pn=0

本地一級方程式F1賽車收藏家

By admin, August 3, 2012 13:41

最近才發現這個好帖子,原來香港本地也有F1發燒友(f1kon)。而且他的1比43收藏中有很多手版都是那些價值不菲大師級的罕有作品。

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名貴F1, Formula 1 (Tameo, Meri, Ferrari, Mclaren..) 手辨模型完成品分享

F1 1/43 手辨模型 Tameo, Meri, BBR

有冇人收藏 F1 模型

F1 車模部落

記得我讀中學的時候,也曾經喜歡上了偉大的賽車手洗拿,還特別用心製作了一部McLaren Honda MP4 Ayrton Senna,可惜沒留下照片,車神94年離世後就再也沒關心過F1賽事了。

直到上個月,突然開始發瘋地迷戀上了法拉利70年代的一級方程式, Niki Lauda、Gilles Villeneuve、Jody Scheckter這些頂頂大名的傳奇賽車手讓我如痴如醉,原來不喜歡的那套法拉利F1紀錄片([法拉利50年].50.years.of.Ferrari)也變成了聖經般的寶物。

更不可自拔到找遍全世界,終於在美國中西部的一個小鎮找到了這個”聖物”的蹤影! :)

GPC97SC1 1975 Ferrari 312T & 312T4 Gift Set (Limited Edition of 2500)

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原來香港本地的玩家全在這裡!

By admin, July 18, 2012 00:09

今晚突然發現Toydsdaily玩具日報這個討論區隱藏了這麼一大班玩家,犀利!

http://www.toysdaily.com/discuz/thread-18481-1-2.html

還有香港討論區的這兩個帖子:

http://www.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=3399438

http://www.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=5108207

又一个來自法國神级的車模收藏家: 細節之王

By admin, July 1, 2012 21:47

这位名叫Pat的法国车模收藏家其摄影风格自成一家,乃微距细节之王也!

另外还有BBR和一些超级罕见的1比18手版,看得是我眼花缭乱,大呼过瘾过瘾!!!

寶島車模分析師

By admin, June 14, 2012 17:09

今天閑逛台灣車模Blog的期間發現了這麼一個好地方。

新小鎮的車房

看得出博主用了很多心思去寫每一台收藏品,對車模做工方面的評價尤其客觀和詳細,我環顧寶島,似乎只有他一人是這麼認真的,真的很值得推薦!

讓我們在此尊稱這位車模愛好者為”寶島車模分析師”吧。

PS. 另外更發現了個UT狂人!

溫哥華的車模店

By admin, May 22, 2012 13:16

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Wilkinson’s Automobilia (http://www.eautomobilia.com) 推薦Wilkinson’s Automobilia,鋪子雖小,但很有人情味,自己很喜歡這裡的感覺。而且有很多關於汽車的書籍和海報等產品可供選購,整間鋪子就像一個微型的博物館一樣吸引人,建議不買也要去參觀一下。

Kevin’s Hobbies (http://www.scale18.com) 在Coquitlam區,比較遠,Scale18在北美其實挺出名的,建議網購比較方便。

C&Rs Hobbies & Collectibles (http://www.carshobbies.com) 還是在郊區,不太方便,主要賣美國車為主。

還有於一間AutoWorld規模比較大的在Burnaby Metrotown商場大統華旁邊,不止賣車模,還有很多跟汽車有關的產品,但是就是價格實在貴得太離譜了。

總的來講,加拿大的車模在加稅後都比香港的價錢要貴1/3,所以不太值得買。

Update Feb-06, 2015

Wilkinson’s Automobilia在溫哥華經營了26年後,老闆終於決定結束實體店但保留網上商店,這實在太可惜了!

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因為我每次回溫哥華,都必到此處尋寶。每次進門口都覺得這間小鋪完全能帶給我一種特別的溫暖感覺,還有不能不提的是店員們都很有人情味。

回顧其這幾年,很多國外經營了幾十年的車模實體店都相繼結束了營業,可惜的是新一代的收藏家未能感受到那種車模店裡才能感受到的溫馨。

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2531 Ontario Street Location Closing
- eAutomobilia.com to stay operating -

As times change, so must we, and so it is with mixed emotion that I announce the closure of our brick and mortar store at 2531 Ontario Street.  This probably comes as a complete surprise to you, although this transition has been in the fore front of my mind for some time. It’s hard to believe that our store front location has beenin operation for 26 years
- longer than we could have forseen. We have met so many incredible people over the years from all walks of life and from both sides of the counter.  We realize this change will affect many.

Why is this happening?  After over a quarter of a century, I still love the business and the customers, but also want to have more time to play with 1:1 scale cars.  As it stands, the online version of Wilkinson’s Automobilia (eAutomobilia.com) will continue to function and supply you with the same quality and customer service you have become accustomed to, but as a result of the sale of the building our Ontario Street location will be closing its doors March 28, 2015.   Keeping that in mind we are looking for a warehouse location to hold our on-line inventory…  if you are aware of a space please let us know.

So what’s next you may ask?  As the store is one of the touchstones for our automotive community we would like to see it continue in some form or fashion.  As mentioned above, we will be maintaining the website for now, but would love it if someone else took over the driver’s seat and continued the journey of building community and celebrating all things automotive.

If you think you are up for the challenge and are interested in purchasing the business, please contact me directly at ted@eautomobilia.com.

I still have a hard time believing this is happening… but it is.  It has been so much fun and such a challenge running the store all these years.  I will mostly miss the face to face contact with the people, the car lovers, the drivers, the collectors, the racers, the enthusiasts…

I would like to extend a special thanks to all of you who have kept our storefront vibrant all these years, and would especially like to thank the current staff – Ross, Tim and Hanson – and the past staff -  all who have shown passion, dedication, and commitment to Wilkinson’s Automobilia over the past many years. And also a thanks to my brother Bill who started this excellent adventure with me!

Hope to see you.

With all my sincerity,

Ted Wilkinson

VANCOUVER, B.C. – If Harry Potter‘s Diagon Alley had a model car shop, this is what it would look like. Welcome to Wilkinson’s Automobilia, a cozy little place just off Broadway that’s been dispensing magic for over a quarter-century.

From shiny diecast reproductions, to the latest European automotive magazines, to ancient tomes filled with arcane knowledge about adjusting the carburetors on an old Jaguar, Wilkinson’s has it all. It is part museum, part clubhouse, part store, and all mainstay of Vancouver’s car culture.

And now, sadly, it is closing.

For those, like myself, who are used to thinking of this curious little store as a sort of constant, the news will come as something of a shock. The business first opened its doors in 1988, and the sheer mass of stuff that’s since accumulated in shelves and floor-to-ceiling bookcases has the weight of decades behind it. Surely not. Say it ain’t so, Ted!

“It’s true,” says Ted Wilkinson, proprietor of the store, “We are going.”

Ted founded Automobilia with his brother as an automotive bookstore. “When we first started,” he says, “Books were really big – there was no Internet. If you wanted to get information on a car, you had to read up on it.”

Stacks of these books – old Haynes manuals, yellowing Hot Rod magazines, vintage collectors’ guides – are stacked up all over the place between glass cases filled with shiny diecast cars. Because of the way the store slowly expanded and took over several other commercial spaces, Automobilia has the warren-like feel of an old world shop. It’s a wonder anyone knows where anything is.

But ask Ross Taylor, the front-of-house man at Wilkinson’s for a decade and a half, and like as not he’ll be able to pinpoint the shelf without even bothering to check the computer. He’s a walking encyclopedia on Formula One, too.

On this particular wet Thursday morning, the doors have just opened and already a few curious souls are having a poke around. Watching someone walk through the doors for the first time is heartwarming: adults are transformed by child-like wonder, kids’ eyes nearly fall out of their heads. There’s shelves filled with Ferraris over here, a case ’round the corner with patches and pins, a series of weighty filing cabinets.

Opening one of these at random, Ted produces an original 1967 MGB brochure – in Dutch. Well that’s weird, I wonder if he’s got a handout for the 1969 Chrysler Newport, just to make our own Clayton Seams‘ day. Yep, there she be. Same green too.

This is the magic of Wilkinson’s place. Yes it’s a shop, but there’s also the sense that you’re poking around in someone’s attic, and digging up forgotten relics of a bygone age. It’s an atmosphere you won’t find anyplace else.

There’s something else, too. While I wander around the shop grabbing a photo or two and reminding myself that shelf space in my office is already getting a bit sparse (but surely, there’s room for a 1/18th scale Group A Volvo 240) a regular customer walks in. He’s greeted by name, takes a quick glance through the new inventory, and then a scale-model Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 is pulled from behind the counter with his name on it. It’s a very similar car to the one shown alongside the debuting 4C Spider in Detroit, but the scale-sized version confers that same sense of ownership without the million-dollar pricetag.

This is a place where car enthusiasts of all stripes gather, whether into the history books or a desk model of a carbon-fibre Pagani Zonda. That’s made Wilkinson’s something more than just a brick-and-mortar small business. It’s an intersection, a place where new relationships are formed.

“You’ll laugh,” says Ted, “But I always envisioned the place as sort of like Cheers. You walk in the door and it’s like ‘Hey, Norm!’”

Over the years, Wilkinson’s has seen a wedding on the premises, a prestigious and quite elderly author keel over and nearly die, and decade-long friendships struck up. Ted remembers two customers from the Sunshine coast, both into the same machines and unaware of each other. He introduced them, and they’ve been hanging out talking about old cars for years. It’s something that’s happened dozens, if not hundreds of times over the years.

This is what we’re losing. The electronic side of Wilkinson’s will continue for the immediate future – they’re looking for a warehouse now – so those hard-to-find items won’t disappear. By the way, if you think the front space of Automobilia is interesting, you should see the stacks of stuff they have out back.

Come the end of March, Vancouver loses a hub for automotive enthusiasts of all ages. The market on collectibles has slowed in this digital age, and even as Vancouver’s ever-climbing real estate market causes operating costs to spiral out of control. Wilkinson’s was the kind of place you could stick your head around the door, shoot the breeze with the staff, and maybe even find a small treasure to take home. In a few short months, it’ll be a Starbucks, or the display unit for more high-end housing in Vancouver’s rapidly gentrifying East.

That’s the bad news, but here’s the good. The legacy of Wilkinson’s doesn’t dissolve with the selling of the store. Those friendships that were knotted as part of a chance encounter here form a part of a network that connects all gearheads throughout the lower mainland.

As for the future, we’ll still see Ted at some of the local meets, once he’s got his Lotus back together – “It’s time to play a little bit on the 1:1 scale,” he jokes – and he’ll more than likely bump into a few of his regular old customers there.

Just as with anything else important, the stuff goes away, but the memories and the people remain. For now we’ll say: don’t miss your chance to visit the place. For Wilkinson’s Automobilia, the checkered flag is close at hand.

台灣的BlueGTV

By admin, March 12, 2012 15:29

他的一篇車模瘋吸引了我的眼球,因而也發現了頂級1比43套件(Kit)的存在。

某些大師的絕版名作,1/43不到十公分大小的模型車中竟然可以容納數百個零件,加上數量有限,拍賣拱到上千美元也是常見的事情,這對一般車模收藏者而言 可能匪夷所思,但對於收藏家而言卻是每每天人交戰才能在最後贏得競標。這只能印證一句話,限量是殘酷的,絕版是黃金打造的。

從小生長的年代,台灣經濟尚未發達,街上跑的汽車,除了冒著大黑煙的巴士之外,大抵都是日產,福特之類。雖然車輛數不多,但在街上呼嘯而過,煞是神氣。

而每個小男孩手裡,多少有著一兩部的火柴盒小汽車,五顏六色,在街角用手滑行,應著長輩的疼愛,小箱子裡的四輪玩具慢慢增多,這大概就是我的模型之路啟蒙。

中學時代,適逢台灣經濟準備起飛,街上的車子開始五顏六色百家爭鳴,汽車雜誌也開始成為必讀的課外伴侶,雖然學生無緣接觸真實的四輪寵物,然而每每邊讀雜誌邊發出讚嘆,心裡天馬行空,期望有一天可以真實駕馭。那時火柴盒小汽車已不再有吸引力,取而代之的是一盒又一盒的組裝模型,拙劣的用模型漆上著色,努力的讀著說明書,將零件剪下後修飾拼在一起,也慢慢因此瞭解了引擎懸吊等汽車構造,一盒一盒的模型完成後成為書架上的展示品,雖然不甚完美,然而卻欣喜滿滿,這是,年少的模型之路。

上了大學之後,世界更加寬廣,然而課業繁重,根本無暇像之前一般能有時間好好製作模型,那時,全台灣青少年的流行聖地,就在台北的西門町。而其中的萬年大樓,各式各樣的進口商品,書籍漫畫,還有整層樓各式各樣的模型玩具店,就成為流連忘返之處。後來跟一些模型友聊起,趴在玻璃櫥窗前瞪大眼睛流著口水,看著五顏六色的模型精品,似乎是那個年代共有的獨特回憶。當初的主流金屬汽車模型是1/18 跟 1/43, 雖然選擇繁多,然而在精密度及售價上很難取得一個平衡,加上住宿空間收藏的限制,因此只能挑個幾部1/43的模型讓自己開心。直到偶然間逛火車模型店,才發現為了搭配1/87 HO比例的火車模型場景,竟然出了許多汽車模型!當手上拿著不到五公分大小的模型,卻細緻得無可挑剔,這就是德國人的用心,也從此開始收集1/87 汽車模型,雖然1/87的製造商跟1/43,1/18 的製造商家數天差地別,選擇跟車型也相對少了許多,但十多年來努力收集各式車型,至今約收了一千兩三百部,一字排開的時候,坐擁名車,不亦快哉!

出社會後,開始擁有屬於自己的第一部車,也終於把對車的興趣落實下來,東摸西摸,東改西改,不知是否為了彌補當初未能選讀汽車機械工程的遺憾,開始對汽車的心臟—–引擎產生極大的興趣,可惜很少有專門的汽車引擎模型,網路上的資料也少得可憐,一點一點拼湊之下,竟然也收集了一二十顆大大小小的引擎模型,大至 1/4 的 Nascar 引擎,數量最多精密度最佳的1/6 引擎,還有搭配模型改裝的1/18,1/24引擎,也有只有指尖大的1/43引擎模型,藉由收藏組裝的過程,也對引擎內部構造及功能有更深的瞭解,這應該也算是寓教於樂吧。

這幾年工作生活狀況都穩定下來,空閒時間,忽然又興起製作模型的念頭,台灣幾乎沒有汽車模型的書籍及雜誌,只好往鄰國日本著手,找了一些專門的汽車模型刊物好好研究。雖然1/24的塑膠模型越來越精美,然而收藏上卻是極大的問題,手邊已經有近1500部模型車,很難再挪出空間,後來卻在雜誌中小篇幅的報導找到新的方向。原來有個小眾的1/43 模型市場,幾乎都是鉛錫合金及樹脂鑄造而成,由於成本高昂,售價不斐,加上開模精細度的限制,一堆超小的蝕刻金屬零件,製作上比一般塑膠模型難上許多,因此幾十年來只有少數在歐洲流通,亞洲也只有日本稍稍熱門一點。但是許多難以購得的稀有名車,或是具有引擎細節的經典賽車,也只有1/43套件可以滿足需求,尤其是製作完成後的精細度,更是遠超過市面販售的一般模型。也因此,又掉進了另一個敗家地獄。

也由於1/43金屬模型的稀有性,在台灣很難購得,專門販售的店也僅有位於台北縣三重的ISAM,店主陳先生本身也是模型狂熱者,才有辦法支持此般獨特的店的生存。而對於我而言,更癡迷於具有引擎細節的1/43模型,也只好在eBay等拍賣網上尋尋覓覓,兩年多下來,也有近百套的斬獲。如果是一般沒有引擎細節的F1 或賽車模型,大約都在30-60美元之間,具有引擎細部等的更是屢屢超過100美元,也有超精密等級的要價300-400美元,至於某些大師的絕版名作,1/43不到十公分大小的模型車中竟然可以容納數百個零件,加上數量有限,拍賣拱到上千美元也是常見的事情,這對一般車模收藏者而言可能匪夷所思,但對於收藏家而言卻是每每天人交戰才能在最後贏得競標。這只能印證一句話,限量是殘酷的,絕版是黃金打造的。

看來,這個模型瘋還有得瘋很久勒…………..

一個頗具品味的博客

By admin, March 3, 2012 12:56

今天發現了這個頗具品味的博客,來自台灣收藏家gaugau的拍攝技巧確實令人驚嘆不已。碰巧還發現了TK兄的蹤影,看來車模世界這個圈子還真不大啊,哈哈。。。

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