Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lamborghini Countach 5000s - Kyosho

This is the other half of my ultimate holy "Lambo" grail. It also took me more than two years to find this precious model. Luckily, I finally have it.

This model reminds of of the 80s movie, "Cannonball Run II". As with all "Cannonball Run" series, their beginnings start off with a speeding Countach chased by police patrol cars.

Basically, the details are almost the same as the blue 5000 QV. The only minor differences are the engine details, engine cover and muffler tips. Aside from those and the colors of the interior and exterior, everything is identical. As with all Kyosho Countach models, this is simply perfect!

If you're on a hunt for 1:18 Countach or Miura models, take my advice, Kyosho is always the best choice. Don't settle for anything
else. Not even the AUTOart Countach or Miura.

With its blue brother, the 5000 QV (Quattro Valvole)

Band of "Countach" Brothers

Lamborghini Countach LP500R - Kyosho

My diecast friends have always convinced me to get the LP500s (Walter Wolf edition). I didn't really like how it looks simply because of the following: the rounded arch of the front fenders, the black lining on the fenders and the wheels. However, when I learned that Kyosho would re-release this LP500R, I told myself that I should get one. So here it is, sitting on the shelves of my Lambo corner.

I didn't feel like owning a black Lamborghini in 1:18 scale except for this one. Because most black Lambos are hard to take pictures with and the lines and shape are somehow hidden especially when it's a little dark. But since this Countach is wrapped with white stripes (which I really like), I didn't have a hard time shooting it. I also like the "LP500R" label on the doors and rear trunk. But these decals are very fragile and one should be very careful when peeling off the sticker seals on the opening doors, trunk and front bonnet because the white decals may come off with it. Fortunately, I used a technique and saved all the decals from peeling off.

Model aside, the interior is white and looks very well in contrast to the black exterior. The meshed BBS wheels goes well with the car too. As expected, this Countach is made with accurate craftsmanship by Kyosho.

Lamborghini Miura Jota SVR - Kyosho

This model wasn't exactly in my most wanted list. Because the original Miura Jota is not an SVR but rather a "Jota" only.

Two reason why I decided to get it is because this model is packed with so much details, and I got it at a bargain so why not get it. Right?

Open the engine cover and you'll see a wonderful engine surprise. The front bay is so much different from the regular Miura P400 & SV as well and the front bonnet is supported by a hydraulic strut. The details in the interior are superb with a five-point race-seatbelt on both seats. BBS rims are used on this one, which I have no idea why ( they should have used the Campagnolo instead), but still looks good anyway. The gas filler cap opens as well as the rear trunk.

In terms of details, I rate this model 9 out of 10.

Lamborghini Urraco P250 - Kyosho

Another addition in my Lamborghini collection is this Urraco P250 model. The details are all accurate and fantastic. Kyosho is known for using screaming doglegs on hoods and trunks, but it's good to see that this model has minimal doglegs which are only found in the trunk. The interior are excellently crafted as well as the engine bay and exterior. The head lights pop-up with just a touch of a button. The trunk is provided with a single hydraulic strut and the engine cover is supplied with a stand. The front bay reveals a spare tire, battery and horns.