The first eleven days saw only two models bought. The first a 1:32 scale Peugeot 307.
The second model was a Soviet made Lada 2107. I don’t intend keeping this, once I’ve found a suitable means of sending it, it is going to Estonia.
I was quite surprised by my restraint. Then I bought a couple of Hot Wheels Pick-Ups, the first Fig Rig, which can incorporate Lego figures and the second a ’72 Ford Ranchero Pick-Up.
A couple of visits to Drybridge Market, this usually is painful for my wallet. But I only picked up a Matchbox Tractor Plow for just 2 lari, I intend to use it if we get some snow for some snow plough shots. I also inexplicably bought a diecast military helicopter from Smart Supermarket, I don’t collect diecast aircraft and this was a cheap Chinese model.
17 January, I bought a second Peugeot, a 1:43 Scale Model of a Peugeot 404 by Del Prado. At 20 lari the most expensive purchase so far. Now I’m wondering if my nominative budget is in danger of being breached again.
Found a Majorette 3 pack on special offer. Comprising a Citroen C1, Mitsubishi Pajero and Subaru Impreza.
23 January. Varketili Market. Picked up a pair of Chinese made models. A Porsche 911GT3R in Police Livery and another Lada 2107. I now have six versions of the Kinsmart Porsche 911GT3R.
24 January. Visited Hobby Shop in Pekini Street, the only shop I know that sells long carded Hot Wheels in Tbilisi. Found a Hot Wheels Regular Treasure Hunt Stockar, now I’m very close to the 100 lari limit and I plan to get a seventh Kinsmart Porsche 911 GT3RS…having seen one in Fire Chief livery in Biblius (a book story that sells some Kinsmart models).
28 January. I found a Fire Chief Porsche 911 in Biblius (a book shop with a cabinet of diecasts). At first I thought it was another version of the Kinsmart Porsche 911 GT3RS but it is not like the others and has no brand indicated on the base.
Totals: 14 Vehicles, 9 Made in China, 3 Made in Malaysia, 1 Made in Thailand, 1 Made in USSR.
Expenditure 95 lari 56 tetri….managed to stay within 100 lari just….
Hot Wheels 3, Majorette 3, Matchbox 1, Del Prado 1, New-Ray 1, Kinsmart 1
Peugeot 2, Lada 2, Porsche 2, Ford 1, Citroen 1, Mitsubishi 1, Subaru 1