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#5701 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:07 PM

X-platform aficionados probably know but there was a decent Hot Wheels Chevrolet Citation that would go nice with these.....


Was that a bronze coloured fastback type thing? If so I had that but sold it on a few years ago along with all my older HW stuff.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:08 PM

That's right.  I have some of those...


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:10 PM

My mate had that Olds Omega - it met its fate in a fly-press in his dad's workshop.

Was your flimsy plastic yacht yellow and blue? If it was, I had the same one coupled with a colour-matched Honda Accord.


Yes it is! I have a yellow Accord, maybe Ill display the boat with it for a bit!

My favourite Majorette is the Simca 1308 GT in bronze. The badges have the correct font, the front lights are just right and the colour sets it off in my opinion.
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:12 PM

Eddy that MO Oxford is superb, on my bucket list together with the Austin Devon and Phase 1 Standard Vanguard.

Did Dinky ever do a Jowett Javelin or an I imagining that?

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:14 PM

X-platform aficionados probably know but there was a decent Hot Wheels Chevrolet Citation that would go nice with these.....

 

Not Hotwheels and also not so small but here's a really half-arsed Citation I bought on our US road trip last year:

 

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Couldn't resist the low quality, built down to a price manufacture. Made in Hong Kong for ERTL, according to the yellowing box.


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:17 PM

Eddy that MO Oxford is superb, on my bucket list together with the Austin Devon and Phase 1 Standard Vanguard.

Did Dinky ever do a Jowett Javelin or an I imagining that?

I don't know of a Dinky Javelin, but it's possible it might have slipped past me; Jowett were extinct before I was born.  I remember having the Devon and the Vanguard many years ago, but I have a feeling I let them go in a job lot I flogged off around the end of my teens.


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:34 PM

Dinky should have made a Javelin - it was catalogued as No. 40C but never actually produced.

 

Aside from the modern Oxford stuff I can only think of white medal models - Lansdowne, Mikansue and I think Pathfinder....


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:45 PM

I would love both a Javelin and a Jupiter but at £150 or so for one of those, its not gonna happen. I had a white metal Rover P5 once, think it was a Lansdowne or Sommerville or something like that. Very very heavy but not that detailed, a bit disappointing I thought. I sold it some years ago.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:47 PM

Spot-On did a lovely heavy P5 saloon.  Pretty sure I still have mine somewhere, complete with many coats of Humbrol and broken bumpers.


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:49 PM

Was that a bronze coloured fastback type thing? If so I had that but sold it on a few years ago along with all my older HW stuff.

I got a bit confused then,I thought the Citation was yellow.Then I realised they also did a Dodge Aries wagon which was yellow  :-)


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:51 PM

The Spot-On is a lovely thing.   I agree with Split Pin about the white metal gear, it doesn't appeal to me at that sort of price.  I bought a Mikansue white metal kit of a Facel II once, honestly I have had more luck getting a good finish on old Corgis which have been chucked repeatedly on a playground then rubbed on a brick wall.....  

 

There is a Spanish EKO HO scale P5 saloon too.... 

 

Ref. the Citation, mine is bronze but they did a blue,red and white one as well, can't remember the logo on it as I don't have that one any longer.


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:54 PM

Another vote against the white-metal models.  I can't justify the price of most diecasts, never mind WMs!  So I guess I'll just have to dive into these restorations and make something decent out of what I already have.  There's a queue of about two dozen waiting for their baths...


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GLWTS everyone!

 

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:04 PM

Once ive gotten over buying my big 1/1 scale motor I wouldnt mind a go at this malarky :)

I did models once but they are quite fragile and take up too much space :(

I have got a Dinky Mini Clubman somewhere that i kept painting with Rimmel when i was bored!

Think thats got a screw on base could be worth a go restoring?

 


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:05 PM

It wouldn't be that difficult to amass a fleet of assorted 70s Yankshite to go with Minishitestang... ;)


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GLWTS everyone!

 

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:06 PM

I got a bit confused then,I thought the Citation was yellow.Then I realised they also did a Dodge Aries wagon which was yellow :-)


I lost that one somewhere too, Id love another. I think all the wood scratched off the sides if I remember correctly!

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:08 PM

Aries wagon?  Something else I have a fleet of, mostly Humbrolled.

 

I'm beginning to wonder if I should dig out some "project" examples and have a Sale!


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GLWTS everyone!

 

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Huggy Bear: 1973 Cadillac Coupe de Ville - FOR SALE

Tripod: 2014 three-wheeled walker.  Temporary I hope!

 

 

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Eddy is the finest fellow you will ever meet,  FACT (Djimbob, 2017)


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:14 PM

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:17 PM

Requests, anyone?  I'll see what there is in the Projects box, but it won't be tonight.


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:19 PM

Crikey that reminds me I assembled 2 K&R replicas white metal Dolomites 20 years ago. Absolutely awful. I'm no expert but I can make a model look half decent if I try but these just fought me all the way. One was a 1300 and the other was a Sprint. The bodyshell of the former was buckled and the headlights were missing in the kit of the latter . Both now long gone thankfully

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:19 PM

Once ive gotten over buying my big 1/1 scale motor I wouldnt mind a go at this malarky :)

I did models once but they are quite fragile and take up too much space :(

I have got a Dinky Mini Clubman somewhere that i kept painting with Rimmel when i was bored!

Think thats got a screw on base could be worth a go restoring?

 

DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!

 

the dinky clubman does indeed just screw together and unlike sone corgi/matchbox major models the doors aren't riveted onto the main part of the model.

 

this is the police one i got cheap off of a member here, and promptly attacked it with a paintbrush

 

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:23 PM

Requests, anyone? I'll see what there is in the Projects box, but it won't be tonight.


A Dodge Aries :)
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:07 AM

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:08 AM

DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!
 
the dinky clubman does indeed just screw together and unlike sone corgi/matchbox major models the doors aren't riveted onto the main part of the model.
 
this is the police one i got cheap off of a member here, and promptly attacked it with a paintbrush
 
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:21 AM

Think I still have both a HW Aries (yellow) and a Citation (bronze) in the 'to go' pile, if anyone's absolutely gagging for one... neither is exactly mint, but not that dreadful either. Will look them out when I get home, sure!


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:47 PM

Dinky should have made a Javelin - it was catalogued as No. 40C but never actually produced.

 

Aside from the modern Oxford stuff I can only think of white medal models - Lansdowne, Mikansue and I think Pathfinder....

A chap by the name of Hodge did a few models in the style of 50s Dinkys under the brand name of Odgi, one of them was a Javelin. Quite difficult to find these days and can be pricey. I have the Javelin and also a Mk2 Consul and E93A Prefect. They are quite charming. I can take a photo of them tomorrow if any of you would like to see them.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:21 PM

Thans Mr Impala - I had it in my mind that Odgi did a Javelin but couldn't remember the correct spelling.  I had that Dinky-style Mk2 Consul he made but succumbed to a too-good-to-refuse offer for it many years ago.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:47 PM

These come up in conversation earlier - fake Tamiya? Hercules 1/14th Truck RC models, have I been living under a rock?

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:16 PM

As promised here are a few piccies of my three ODGI models together with some Dinky versions from the 50's, they look pretty similar I reckon. I can't remember other models that ODGI did although a Daimler Conquest Roadster and a van, possibly a Jowett or Bradford spring to mind.

 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:51 PM

Aye, they were nice models......Far better interpretations of what Dinky might have done than all that copy-cat Atlas tosh


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:53 PM

There's an Odgi Bradford and the Dolomite-Dinky-Never-Made on the Bay of Fools at present.   They seem less appealing than the 3 saloon cars, though....Sellers want a wunner each which is pretty much nearly what my Consul fetched when I got that un-refusable offer.


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