The are far and few between within 1/43 realms - J-Collection models are not that great TBH, just a distinct lack of quality and weight about them.
So once again, I have turned to Kyosho to add this to the Garage. I have blogged about the misgivings of such castings like the Bentley Conti Spur and the 930 Turbo - and yet again I am like a sucker for punishment and have plonked for yet another addition from the stable.
But whilst Tomica look to build on their excellent base, they don't focus really on post 1994 JDM - which I am huge fan of. So the best option I have is Kyosho and thus the addition.
I am pretty sure that this is a Crown Athlete by the looks of it, but Kyosho only states that it is a Crown..........anyway, it is a JDM Crown............no more to be said!
What you notice straight away is that the model is light - it does not have the weightiness of a TLV. Plastic base......is this really meant to be aimed at the premium 1/64 market? And for some reason there just feels a lack of quality about the model - it does not have a shine or a glow that you get from a Tomica..............which takes the gloss of the car. The paintwork has a couple of flaws............
Bitching about it, does not make me feel better - just frustrated a tad. There are are lots of good points to the model - perspex lights , good body shape, decals applied.
It is a modern day JDM. So Get in. Something which no other manufacturer does at the moment.
And just having a look at http://www.curitibacustoms.com.br/, there are some other JDM that have caught my eye:
So it is not all bad - and I can't get all hung about it as Tomica may never re-create.
So perversely I a, happy about the car - not ecstatic, but happy. And this it enters the Garage..