Friday, February 12, 2016

Matchbox 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe in Stock and Custom Form

Finally I got my grubby little mits on this gem...found at Toys R Us in the new 'grab boxes' for $1.09. I really like the execution of the model but the wheels could have been more aggressive looking...and that is where I come in. I always keep one mint but like to buy a 2nd to detail and customize and that was the path I took here as well. I hope you like my interpretation of how I would have released this casting.

Added silver trim to grill and added red to Jaguar logo. My research online showed the silver detail is optional as many I saw did not have the trim highlighted.

Added silver to exhaust tips

While I like the stock wheels...wrong choice for this beast!

Had to detail the windows...too plain without it!
This is how they were found...very nice artwork and I love the box but....

Mattel 'GLUED' them shut...facepalm!
The Matchbox team could have sealed them in plastic wrap like Tomica does and still include the flaps but I digress. Until next time...

Jeff (aka 94SS and 3inchdiecastbliss)

Friday, February 5, 2016

Matchbox 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk - Production and Custom Comparison

Production on left and custom on right of @matchboxworld's 2014 #jeep #cherokee #trailhawk with #bestofmatchbox type #realriders . In my opinion, this is the type of vehicles those wheels belong on, not #bmw and #mini #panelvans. Matchbox designers, create a new rubber wheel for street cars...can't be lazy...tell the beancounters to go pound sand please. This jeep casting is straight out awesome and not even a fan of the real thing.The new licensed castings are getting to be pretty nice so keep it up.

I also took the liberty to add details such as wipers, side windows, tow-hooks, fog-lamps and rear lower lights.

Details make all the difference!

Until next time, stay safe!


Jeff (aka 94SS and 3inchdiecastbliss)