Sometimes appears a photo, which is like a materialised incarnation of perfection. We will experience for a moment the purity and wholeness for which we are looking for so long time, but maybe we will never reach.
This is what model car collection is all about; we build the 1/100 - 1/8 scale version of the real world. A version, which is more closer to our ideals.
The ModelFreaks team have an inner e-mail circle with the name of Moments of zen - from now on, we would like to share with you these moments.
After the sunset lights of the side streets are on. Maybe the small Honda S800 Coupe is waiting for to roll off the corrugated sheet worksop? Or it has just arrived, to eat some ramen with the owner before going for a ride in the mountains?
|Zen moment - source: Kuro Neko's Boso Hanto|
|Domestic zen: Tomica LV Honda S800 Coupe|
The model is very tiny, almost lost in the huge Tomica Limited Vintage box. Palm sized toddler, whose original has one of the first Honda engines, which showed the real capacity of the previously despized Japanese technology.
As I rotate the Honda in my hand, I just feel the calm night with the friendly lights. I can smell the steaming soup, mixed with the smell of the petrol fumes emanating from the engine.Its a moment of perfection, instant zen out of the box.