May 27, 2017

Retro Tin Model Car

Café Monica, Kamigyō-ku, Kyōto
Sony NEX-5 + Zoneplate
カフェ・モニカ(京都市上京区御前通今出川下る)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: A model vehicle or toy vehicle is a miniature representation of an automobile. Other miniature motor vehicles, such as trucks, buses, or even ATVs, etc. are often included in this general category. Because many miniature vehicles were originally aimed at children as playthings, there is no precise difference between a model car and a toy car, yet the word 'model' implies either assembly required or the accurate rendering of an actual vehicle at smaller scale. The kit building hobby became popular through the 1950s, while the collecting of miniatures by adults started to pick up momentum around 1970. Precision-detailed miniatures made specifically for adults are a significant part of the market since the mid-1980s. (Read more...)

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