Hey guys!

Happy new year! Time to get ready for work to start again after I’ve been off for two weeks. I had some time today to bust out the photobooth and try out my camera with it. From today I learned I could use a better camera hehe. My samsung S8 is almost this quality but takes far less time to Picture>Edit>Post. Also, my backdrop material is not what I think I want to use. Going to start looking for some heavy paper and other things to keep it interesting. Having 2 very hairy pets in the apartment is not ideal with cloth background. Even when I iron them and lint roll, theres always embedded hair. ugh.

Anyway, first up is from the SSS from foghat! I love the cast, hate the wheels that matchbox chose. Quick wheelswap solved that, along with a mild height adjustment. I also have some pics with the overfender Hotwheels version!

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Didn’t realize the wheels were so beat. I’ll have to fix that.

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I think the MBX version needs some interior work now!

Alright, I previewed this earlier, but here is my HW STH 17NSX! I LOOOOOOOOVEEEEE this casting and this version of it is perfect! Better even uncaged! This would easily be my vote for STH of the year! Closely followed by the Toyota off roader.

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Next, I think I’ve shared this one before, but I finally got some decent pictures of the color! I really like how this turned out and it was just supposed to be a color tester. Unfortunately, I dropped this on a wood floor and chipped it. Its too hard to match so I’ll just display it on the other side haha.

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Alright, onto my finds from the holiday traveling.

okay, the R33 I had, but it needed more love. Its so pretty.

The TIE fighter was a stocking stuffer from the rents, the hatch opens!

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BMW CSL from Forza set (found singles, didn’t want the whole set), has a nice pearl you don’t see unless you open it. Unfortunately, my camera was having enough issues adjusting the exposure that my adjustments adjusted that out. Just trust me haha.

Heres the inside of the 9 pack protector that VWJohn wanted to see! I’ll cut the tag out later but it seems to work well. GF found it at Hobby Lobby but I’ve seen them scarcely at Walmart too.

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Now, this hobby is becoming a problem. I already broke 1 diecast resolution on the first day of the year. I resolved to start moderating my purchases better and only buy what makes sense. I saw this M2 510 and sat in the isle for 10 minutes debating, but I liked it enough o bring it home. I don’t collect 1:24, because reasons. But it was too pretty not to take. I have a few 1:24 models that I may display it with eventually, but I def didn’t NEED it like I need my 1:64 or 1:18 fix. Oh well, resolution broken, might as well jump off the deep end again!

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okay, on to the last. Non-diecast content alert! Just a cool gift. Enjoy!

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Happy New year LALD! I wish you all a prosperous and healthy year!