This month has seen a mix of 1:43 and 1:64 models enter my collection.
At 1:43 four models a second Russian made Lada 2107, a pair of DeAgostini models: a Zaporozhets 965 and a GAZ 69 Fire Truck and a Bburago Mini Cooper.
I now have four GAZ 69 Fire Trucks, strangely it is the only DeAgostini Model carried at Carrefour, where it costs 7.35 lari, in Drybridge Market, I often see the same model priced at anything up to 35 lari! I have suggested an exchange with one of the Drybridge vendors but he wasn’t interested. It is also a second Lada 2107, Russian made cars are increasingly difficult to find in the usual markets, but I have managed to find two black Ladas in my local market (Varketili) priced at a reasonable 7 lari, again in Drybridge it might be priced at 20 lari. The Zaporozhets model came with the Auto Legends magazine (in Russian). The Mini Cooper I found in Metro Mart, a classic design, although the wheels look a little ill fitted to the model.
Some late 1:43 acquisitions were this Soviet made Moskvitch 427, found at Drybridge Market, a Panhard 35 CV (Made in Tbilisi) and an Audi R8 (Mondo Motors).
At 1:64 mostly, I bought Hot Wheels but I did begin the month with my first 1:64 RMZ model, an Audi R8. I wrote more about RMZ City on my previous post: RMZ City.
The Hot Wheels selection consisted of 14 models. Including a Ferrari 5 Pack (Enzo, F40, 458 Spider, 430 Scuderia and 412 Scaglietti). I also found a Fast and Furious ’72 Ford Gran Torino Sport, a Ford Transit Connect, a Honda Civic EF in black, a pair of Back to the Future Time Machine Hover Mode (based on a Delorean DMC12), a ’67 Pontiac GTO, Ferrari 599 GTB (separate from the 5 Pack), a Ford Thunderbolt and a silvery blue Aston Martin DB5.
Many of the models this month duplicated, models I already have.
22 Models. 14 Hot Wheels, 2 DeAgostini, 1 Bburago, 1 RMZ City, 1 Mondo Motors, 1 Siharuli, 2 Made in USSR
6 Ferrari, 3 Ford, 2 Delorean, 2 Audi, 1 Mini, 1 Zaporozhets, 1 Moskvitch 1 GAZ, 1 Lada, 1 Aston Martin, 1 Honda, 1 Pontiac, 1 Panhard
Cost: 139.50 lari