There have been quite a few different models that I have come across that really aren’t main stream or not usually a brand I buy a huge amount of. This post pretty much sums up those purchases of mine. This branches out from Boley, Matchbox, Johnny Lightning, 1:87 Hot Wheels, and Tom Daniels models.
I was a little more excited for this field trip than Selle, hence I finally received my new lenses and this was a great opportunity to test them out. The morning started out stormy with thunder and lots of rain. But by departure time the storm was gone,sun was shining, and the temperatures were warm. Alma and I headed to the school and prepared to jump on the school buses to head toward the zoo (I love using school transportation so I don’t have to drive my own car!)
I was pleased how my lenses worked out, although I ruined a few shots for failing to keep the main lense clean. But all in all the following pictures will showcase the trip.
The kids waiting for the bus:
I am pretty good at catching the floral pics. Not bad with a wide angle lense.
The kiddos invading the Zoo!
The knotty dread goat from out last zoo trip got a buzz cut!
This goat shared my feelings this morning!
Cool little lizard basking on the glass!
The Prairie Dogs were out and very active!
The telephoto lense worked well with this American bison
This lion was basking. And from the news tonight he is going to be a daddy very soon. His lioness was out of picture range keeping cool! Can’t wait til she has her cubs so I can shoot some cool pics of the babies!
Ostrich close up
Some of Gisselle’s classmates waiting to eat lunch in the park.
This little guy Brian is always chatting it up with me everytime I visit Gisselle’s Class. Kinda sad to see him alone on parent involvement days. So I guess you can say he is my little sidekick when I visit. He likes my “big black thing” that takes his picture. Kinda like “magic” he says.
And last goodbye before spring break. Mrs. Hill: Gisselle’s regular bus driver. She is always good to Selle and us with her lookouts!
That was our day. We ALL came home and took well deserved naps!!
The newest Jada Toys For $ale series has surfaced in a Local store. The used/beat up appearance of these cars is so well done for almost all models so far. Or in a better word REALISTIC. I have had a few opportunities to hang out with the guys behind these toys from Jada and their work continues even with great losses of personnel in the last few years. The few that remain and the newer additions are still doing their thing!
’63 Volkswagen Bus Pickup
’94 Chevy Camaro
’59 Volkswagen Beetle
I recently recieved a gift box from a very cool guy on the west coast. His name is Ricky Silverio. We have been in contact for a few years now, basically brought together through the crazy world of diecast cars, and JDM racing. He has been the MOST influential individual in my collecting knowledge of overseas releases from Auto Art, Ebbro, Kyosho, Tamiya, Hot Works and several other manufacturers. He has had many opportunities through his work to visit the shores overseas and get to visit all the mini car shops I one day hopefully will visit. He meets very cool Professional race car drivers and owners from the drift and Super GT circuits. I try and live vicariously through his travels as he always has good stories to tell! Without him, my JDM collection would not be what it is today! So thank you Ricky for everything including this GREAT gift box!
A GT-R DVD boxset with Platinum silver Nissan Skyline GT-R Choro Q
Akira Lida Racing Sweatshirt
Quite a few KICK ASS Race and Garage stickers
A test car 350Z Keychain ** so pretty in presentation it will stay in its box**
3 Car set of the Choro Q VW Type 2’s..nice acrylic packaging!
I think this is an Aoshima diecast product but the car is a Nissan A31 Cefiro*Had to do a little research, this caught me off guard**
A Choro Q Toyota bB
Tomica Toy Story Mazda RX7
Drive Town Friction Nissan Skyline R34
Hot Wheels Toyota Trueno AE-86 I don’t know who it is signed by, but my guess would be Mr. Jun Imai, the designer of the car.
Cerumo Supra and Epson NSX Choro Q’s