2008-07-22

Kyosho Optima revival - die-cast pullback racer


I knew they existed, but I never felt the need to have one... until I accidentally held it in my hands in a local hobby shop. When the shop owner decided to sell it for cheap (he won it at a recent race event), I couldn't resist any longer. cuuute, ain't it?

2008-07-09

Citroen ZX Rallye Raid - Kyosho Raider chassis


This is my very first Rally car that I purchased back in 1992. It has the original bodyshell, which I painted quite well back then. The body is used, but not trashed. The chassis was lost, so I acquired a used one and restored it to descent condition (with all period correct electrics and original motor). To be honest, it's one of the - if not THE - worst chassis that Kyosho ever made, but the wheels are very nice and so is the whole car - at least for me. You can see the manual of the Lancia Delta Integrale (same chassis based car), but don't ask me why I had this one left together with the body and not the Citroen one. it's a mystery :) See car in showroom