Monday, April 10, 2017

Birds from my Balcony

Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis) Adult

I was in my Balcony as usual sipping a cuppa tea, mid morning when a sudden burst of activity on the tree in front got me all excited. I had my camera in my hand in no time and started tracking the Birds. It seemed like an entire colony of them had come out with the Juniors on a their first outing into the Big Bad World. There must have been a dozen or more of these Magpie Robins and you could distinctly see the Parent pair and their off spring in various routines on the tree.

 Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis) Baby


Saturday, April 08, 2017

Birds from my Balcony

Blue-throated Barbet (Megalaima asiatica)

I was up the terrace supervising some Painting and repair work when I heard a Bird call in the air. I looked around and on the South-East Corner just adjacent to our Building I spotted the bird. I immediately ran down the stairs to my apartment and grabbed my Camera and came back up. After various attempts and angles, once I got closer I managed to get a clear shot of the Bird before it flew off.

I'm keeping this as part of my stories of "Birds from my Balcony"

Friday, March 31, 2017

2017 HOT WHEELS HOT WHEELS FORD TRANSIT CONNECT (143/365 HW CITY WORKS 6/10) DVC42


MODEL: HOT WHEELS FORD TRANSIT CONNECT
YEAR: 2017
MAKE: HOT WHEELS
NO: 143/365
COLLECTION: HW CITY WORKS (TRACK STARS)
SUB COLLECTION: 6/10
SCALE: 1:64
ITEM CODE: DVC42
COLOUR: Pearl Dark Pink
TAMPO: 'Pizza Express' & pizza slice on sides
BASE COLOUR/TYPE: Black / Plastic
WINDOW COLOUR: Tinted (Orange)
INTERIOR COLOUR: Green
WHEEL TYPE: Yellow & Black OH5SP
COUNTRY of MFR: Malaysia
NOTES/VARIATIONS: The Ford Transit Connect in Hot Wheels livery was revealed at the 2013 SEMA auto show. Next to the real HW Ford Transit Connect was a custom made Hot Wheels miniature version. This version featured a trailer with a Rip Rod in Hot Wheels livery. The model was handpainted.
From the back of the 2014-card:
Born: 2014
Birthplace: Dearborn, MI, USA
Designer: Hot Wheels® and Ford
Specialty: The special Hot Wheels® version of the Ford Transit Connect was created for the 2013 SEMA show. The real life version is fully loaded with custom features including two 18-inch tablets, a 55-inch television screen, gullwing doors and a built-in Hot Wheels® drag strip.
DESIGNER: Fraser Campbell

2017 HOT WHEELS '15 JAGUAR F-TYPE PROJECT 7 (141/365 HW EXOTICS 9/10) DVB12


MODEL: '15 JAGUAR F-TYPE PROJECT 7
YEAR: 2017
MAKE: HOT WHEELS
NO: 141/365
COLLECTION: HW EXOTICS (TRACK STARS)
SUB COLLECTION: 9/10
SCALE: 1:64
ITEM CODE: DVB12
COLOUR: Black
TAMPO: White stripe across front, White solid circle on sides & trunk
BASE COLOUR/TYPE: Grey / Plastic
WINDOW COLOUR: Clear
INTERIOR COLOUR: Grey
WHEEL TYPE: Dark Grey Y5
COUNTRY of MFR: Malaysia
NOTES/VARIATIONS: The '15 Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 was born out of a desire to celebrate both Jaguar’s historic reputation for head-turning design and the eternal philosophy of using the most cutting edge engineering technologies. It captures the legendary looks and extraordinary profile of Jaguar’s Le Mans winning D-Type racing cars. And as Jaguar’s most powerful production car ever, with all the capabilities of a modern super car, its performance is something the original D-Type engineers could only have dreamt of. Only up to 250 of this contemporary classic will ever be made.
DESIGNER: 

2017 HOT WHEELS CUSTOM FORD BRONCO (140/365 SURFS UP 5/5) FCC15


MODEL: CUSTOM FORD BRONCO
YEAR: 2017
MAKE: HOT WHEELS
NO: 140/365
COLLECTION: SURF'S UP
SUB COLLECTION: 5/5
SCALE: 1:64
ITEM CODE: FCC15
COLOUR: Orange
TAMPO: Blue & White wave on sides
BASE COLOUR/TYPE: Blue / Plastic
WINDOW COLOUR: Blue
INTERIOR COLOUR: Blue
WHEEL TYPE: BLOR
COUNTRY of MFR: Malaysia
NOTES/VARIATIONS: The Custom Ford Bronco is a Hot Wheels casting, debuting in the 2008 New Models, based on the 1966 - 1977 Ford Bronco.
The casting was a co-design between Hot Wheels Designers Mark Jones and John Violette. The original illustration for the casting was created by Mark Jones. Violette then took the design and turned it into the 3D form.
DESIGNER: Mark Jones, John Violette (digital sculptor)