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April Showers by broettonavarro
April Showers
1971 Datsun 240Z, made by Maisto.
1:18 scale.


This 240Z was bought in October 2014, during a trip to Brasília.
The brown steering wheel is a nice detail.


April Showers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uyoTF…
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SONIC by broettonavarro
SONIC
Sonic the Hedgehog, holding one of the four rechargeable batteries that came with my camera.

My Kodak Z981 was bought in October 2010. As of this picture (December 2014), that Kodak battery worked for 4 years.
In the past weeks, I've noticed the batteries are dying. They barely recharge.
When I bought my camera, I was expecting to face such problem after some years.
That's why I wanted a camera that used AA batteries, because such batteries are very easy to be replaced.

Now the camera is running on rechargeable Sony batteries.


On a side note, the background is a nod to Sega Master System's cartridge boxes.
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MARIO by broettonavarro
MARIO
Got this one at McDonald's. 
Part of their Happy Meal, during November 2014, in Brazil.
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Mecha Green Hill by broettonavarro
Mecha Green Hill
Jaguar XK 2006, made by Matchbox.
1:64 scale.


Properly detailed. Painted lamps, grill, etc.
This is an example of a proper Matchbox miniature in my opinion.


And, it's important to say, it's a Jaaaaaaag: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eWIrB…
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I traveled to Brasilia recently. It wasn't the first time, nor second. However, the last two times I've been there amazed me. Up to this day, I'm still surprised by how great some portions of the city are, specially the 'Sudoeste' neighborhood. Looks like a very pleasant place to live, and...
...anyways.

During this trip, my sister-in-law (who lives in Brasilia) went to a Renault dealership, in order to receive the keys to her first car: a 2015 Renault Sandero Expression 1.6. She thought black looked nice, and so she ended with a brand new black Sandero.

A Renault salesman gave her a brief guide, with basic instructions about the car. It took about 10 minutes, I guess.
After that, we were cleared to go. Me and my girlfriend went back to our 99' Volkswagen Gol, and we were to follow my sister-in-law in her new Sandero. 
And at first everything was working properly....until we stopped at a traffic light, at an (mild) uphill section.

When lights turned green, the Sandero in front of didn't move forwards.
I noticed the engine stalled. "That's normal. It may take sometime to get used to its clutch and so on" I said out loud. 
Second attempt to start the car, the Renault moved backwards a little bit. The brake lights blinked, and the engine stalled again.
The traffic light was red now, and a line of cars was waiting behind us.
Again, she tried to climb the hill, but the Renault only got closer and closer to my car. I had to reverse a little.
The brand new Sandero seemed to have a problem. 
Cars behind us started to honk. The atmosphere was tense.
My mother-in-law, who was in the Sandero, got out of the car, and jumped to the driver's seat.
"Maybe now it'll move" I thought.
Nope.
The engine revved up, but the car was coming towards me.
I couldn't reverse, because of traffic behind me. I honked, to warn our cars were getting too close.
The other cars were honking as well.
The Sandero, once again, started to rev up, but go downhill.
I honked again. The Gol and the Sandero were way too close now.
"I gotta go fix this" I told my girlfriend, as I left the Gol.
I went to the problematic Sandero and said "Lemme try it.".
Now I was in the driver seat, about to find out what was wrong with the car.
....
Parking brake applied, clutch, first gear, accelerate, parking brake released, go.

I was all of a sudden driving a 2015 Renault Sandero Expression 1.6!
Lasted for aprox. one block. Turns out, they were having trouble with the Sandero's clutch, with a high biting point.
At the first available parking lot, I stopped the car and waited for my 99' Gol (driven by my mother-in-law).

Phew!


That said, my "Cars I Drove" list looks like this:


Driven for more than 1.000 km:
1999 Volkswagen Gol CL 1.6 Mi 
2001 Fiat Palio EX 1.0
2001 Chevrolet Vectra Challenge 2.2 16v MPFI  
2004 Citroën C3 GLX 1.6
2008 Volkswagen Jetta Variant 2.5 20v Tiptronic 
2009 Ford Focus GLX (Mk.I) 1.6


Driven for 500 km - 1.000 km:
1996 Chevrolet Corsa Wind 1.0
2003 Chevrolet Corsa Classic 1.6 Automático 


Driven for 100 km - 500 km:
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2 V8
2008 Renault Sandero Authentique 1.0 16v
2009 Volkswagen Golf Sportline 1.6
2010 Chevrolet Celta Life 1.0 VHCE  
2011 Chevrolet Celta LT 1.0 VHCE


Driven for 50 km - 100 km:
2006 Volkswagen Santana 1.8 Mi
2009 Renault Mégane Sedan Dynamique 1.6 16v
2010 Toyota Corolla Sedan XEi 2.0 16v
2012 Renault Fluence Dynamique 2.0 16V X-Tronic  


Driven for 10 km - 50 km:
1989 Volkswagen Parati Surf 1.8
2000 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (MT) Iced Teal Pearl
2000 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (MT) Taffeta White
2002 Fiat Mille Fire 1.0
200? Mk.IV Volkswagen Gol 1.0
2008 Mitsubishi L200 Outdoor HPE 4X4 2.5
2011 Citroën C3 GLX 1.4 Flex 8v  
2011 Nissan March 1.0S


Driven for less than 10 km:
1995 Chevrolet Corsa Wind EFI 1.0
1997 Fiat Palio EDX 1.0
199? Chevrolet S-10 Standard Cab
1999 Volkswagen Parati CL 1.6 Mi
1999 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (AT) Thunder Grey Metallic
2000 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (MT) Thunder Grey Metallic
2001 Renault Clio Sedan RN 1.0 16v
2004 Volkswagen Gol Power 1.0

2005 Toyota Corolla Fielder 1.8
200? Volkswagen Fox 1.0
200? Peugeot 307
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L V6 4WD
2011 Mitsubishi L200 Savana 2.5 4X4 **
2012 Toyota Corolla Sedan Altis 2.0  
2014 Volkswagen take up! 1.0

2015 Renault Sandero Expression 1.6  (new!)

Barely driven (simple maneuvers / less than 1 km):
198? Volkswagen Voyage
1998 Fiat Mille CS 1.0
199? Ford Ka 1.0
2009 Chevrolet Meriva Maxx 1.4
2009 Citroën C4 Pallas 2.0
200? Mk.VII Toyota Hilux SRV 4X4 3.0
2010 Chevrolet Agile LTZ 1.4
2011 Fiat Uno Mille Fire Economy 1.0
2013 Ford Fiesta Mk.VI 1.0



((**Although I didn't drove the 2011 Mitsubishi L200 Savana 2.5 4X4 for more than 1 km, it doesn't go to the "Barely Driven" category, because it was driven at an off-road event, which I can't describe as an "everyday-drive"))

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Broetto Navarro
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Brazil
Amateur photographer, Broetto loves cars since he was a little brat.
He also likes diecast miniatures of cars, and has a somewhat small collection of them.

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:iconenriquegomez:
EnriqueGomez Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
welcome to the group :) (Smile) 
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the invitation! Good luck for the group =)
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EnriqueGomez Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
you're welcome .thanks :) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) 
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EngineBreaker Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the watch and the commendations of my photos :shakefist:
the amazoom i have was a lucky buy last 2010 and it's the only version of it in my disposal :)
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconsothereplz:
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thejps1997 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
quem era aquela mulherzinha do seu antigo icone?
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Provavelmente deve ser a Lisa Sakakino, dum anime chamado éx-Driver ;)
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thejps1997 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
anime daquele jeito?
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Aham gallery.minitokyo.net/view/176… ... no YouTube acho que tem um ou outro episódio do éX-Driver.... tenho os todos os seis episódios num pen-drive, baixei há uns anos por aí na internet afora =)
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thejps1997 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
você gosta da Subaru?
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Um dos meus carros favoritos é a Legacy SW da segunda geração (( 2nd-gen-legacy.allthedeets.com… ))  lindo carro! Tivesse eu mais dinheiro, comprava uma :iconyesyesyesplz:
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thejps1997 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
o meu favorito: www.showmescooby.com/rich/wrx/…

pena que pararam de fabricar, gostaria de ter um
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ainda considero a Legacy SW, mesmo que seja usada =D

Por ora, minha meta é juntar dinheiro para pegar um Civic Sedan, mais ou menos 1999, 2000....
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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! Have a good one!
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, mate! :iconcakeplz:
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