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#5761 OFFLINE   59Impala

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:54 PM

AAAAARGH!  Stop showing me IXO Bedfords!  I so have to have one, but I've never yet seen one I could afford.  Excellent garage there, and nice to see at least two of my current restoration projects parked in front! :)  I'd forgotten how good the Riley looks in red, I might have to go for that when I finally make a decision.

I got that CF from a shop in France as nobody here seems to have it, I find it strange that there are endless models of Transits, CA's, VW's ec but the CF gets ignored. It sold well here and in Europe as the Blitz but it's kind of invisible to the model companies. And who hasn't bought an ice cream from a CF van? As for the Riley it does look nice and that particular one is very clean with an excellent base. 


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#5762 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:07 PM

Trying in vain to find the bloody Golf County, can't find one for love nor money in the Poundland.

Me neither. That's because greedy bastard 'collectors' buy all the ones on the shelves so they can rip off others in a swap which is grossly biased in their favour.

Same happened with the Hotwheels MK1 Escort but I just kept looking and looking and I eventually found them. I had the last laugh though because I found the yellow one which isn't available singly, by accident in TK Maxx in a reduced price 3 pack and even the collectors cant find those.

Keep looking!
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#5763 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:52 PM

Got the Mk1 Escort no bother, also looking for the later green transporter, no joy there either!!!

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:18 PM

I think I have that one, VW T2 thing?

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:20 PM

Yes. Ive got the pale blue job without the luggage but I thought the green one was a better depiction.

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:23 PM

Purchased this earlier today, paltry 30p due to bent axles, fortunately it has the early 70s axle held in with a plastic retainer type that prises off. 10 mins with some pliers and its running true again!

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:23 PM

Which one?

 

Ipswich. It's been many years since I went very far to go to one.


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1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


#5768 OFFLINE   Felly Magic

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:29 PM

Last time I went to Ipswich toyfair, there were hardly any traders, it was crap tbh


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 11:48 PM

Matchbox Mercedes A class.
Complete with old giffer scrape to the front bumper.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 07:16 AM

Id like to see the full matchbox range from about 2000 to date as they have produced some very decent everyday cars. For examole I have a Mazda 2, Ford Focus, Volvo V60, VW T2 Crew cab to name a few.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 07:43 AM

Id like to see the full matchbox range from about 2000 to date as they have produced some very decent everyday cars. For examole I have a Mazda 2, Ford Focus, Volvo V60, VW T2 Crew cab to name a few.

Indeed. My local Asda and Home Bargains have come up trumps lately with some reasonably priced Matchbox. Been lucky enough to get the Golf mk2 Country, both blue and brown Volvo V60s,the Mazda Miata (much nicer than the HW version), the '60s Skyline and the Nissan junior pick up. I also managed to bag the Datsun 510 rally car too but had to give up finding that in the shops and bought one of an FB diecast group. I was chuffed to finally get hold of the Majorette Citroen Cactus premium edition from Home bargains as well.

Dont think Ive come across a Matchbox Focus, I've got a few hot wheeels versions, the mk2 RS Forza edition and the new shape RS in blue and the two Koni logo'd versions
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:14 AM

I got that Cactus from Tesco when they were sacking off Majorette from their range. Its pretty much in the spirit of the old Majorettes I feel, based on an everyday car, good detail and an opening feature.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:32 AM

Aye, Im a big fan of Majorette's recent work too. Some subjects there that you wouldnt imagine from a volume manufacturer. Not exactly everyday chod but their Merc AMG G-wagen is an exquisite bit of diecast for the scale, especially for £1.49 for the premium edition!
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#5774 ONLINE   Junkman

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:59 AM

Seeing that Norev Renault 4 and 2cv gave me the incentive to find mine as my daughter had retrieved my small collection from the loft last week. I was wondering what state they would be in, bearing in mind past posts of distorted plastic Norevs. Mine were both bought in the early 1960s during a holiday at St Aygulf (France). Well, they were frail but had held their shape.  A couple of slightly blurred photos are attached.

 

Want!


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1967 Renault 16 GL................................................now with porous sills

1979 Mobylette AV89.............................................................running

1992 Mercedes-Benz 230E.....................too bloody sensible, whatever that is
1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate..................now with aircon and brakes


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:01 PM

Want!

 

In my younger days, I used to fill the R4 van with little magnets salvaged from cheap and nasty electric motors (as used in model boats etc).  The weight gave the suspension the right stance for a Frenchman taking onions to the market. I did have the equivalent 2CV van and a Renault Estafette Fourgon van but they fell apart years ago.  My brother has one or two Norevs from the same period and they've also retained their shape.  Perhaps the key to long term Norev (plastic) survival is to keep them wrapped up and in the dark - sort of defeats the purpose of having them though.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:17 PM

The mid to later 1970's plastic examples survive much better, I still have a Renault 6 and 12 although they have always been stored in their boxes.



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:29 AM

Another quick and dirty resto. Roof decal is too big but my printer chewed up the replacement.

 

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:46 AM

Just popped up on that there Facebook

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#5779 OFFLINE   MorrisItalSLX

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 02:37 AM

Another quick and dirty resto. Roof decal is too big but my printer chewed up the replacement.
 
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Love it

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 07:19 AM

Just popped up on that there Facebook


I would avoid buying from Murdo's page mate, he's on the bad list thats shared by all the diecast pages for protecting known scammers. Thats not a reflection on the actual seller though.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 02:35 PM

^ Jonathan / Minimerc is a good bloke though. Though if any shiters want a 1:18 Dolomite then give me a shout, AS discount is available :)


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Model of your shite, sir?

 

LobsterFleet -

 

'17 Dacia Logan

'15 Dacia Sandero

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:46 AM

Just finished this tidy up of a Majorette Ford Escort xr3i.
It had the most hideous wide wheels on it,but a find of some discarded toy cars at the local tip yielded a set of replacements almost identical to cloverleafs,these are also made by Majorette,but were fitted to some futuristic drone type thing.

I think it looks quite decent.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:49 AM

Looks brilliant!
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Posted 27 January 2018 - 04:59 PM

I had that Majo XR3i as a kid and those wheels on it were Carlos Fandangotastic, you've done a great job of toning it down, looks a millionty billion times better


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:15 PM

Remember this?

 

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Well, surprisingly many hours of hard work later, it now looks like this:

 

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1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate..................now with aircon and brakes


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:19 PM

Unbeknownst of Conrad's latest effort, I also tinkered with my Lesney MF.

However, I went a different route and just stuck on new cows, because unimaginative.

 

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1967 Renault 16 GL................................................now with porous sills

1979 Mobylette AV89.............................................................running

1992 Mercedes-Benz 230E.....................too bloody sensible, whatever that is
1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate..................now with aircon and brakes


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:46 PM

That's an incredible job on the 4. It looks brand nee now!

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 11:02 PM

Thanks!

 

It put up quite a fight to get it apart. No, really. Due to the inherent warpage, the entire model was stressed, which made it extremely

difficult not to break anything. Those old Norevs do become brittle over the decades!

 

Getting the paint off was easy enough, but it had made the plastic matt. Cue hours and hours of polishing here.

 

When I wanted to remove the red paint from the tyres, the black came off as well - turns out they are white and the black is painted on.

So I had no other choice than to paint them all black.

 

I also soaked the chrome pieces and rechromed them with Molotow pens.

 

Then there was the headlight issue.

I had to sand the red paint off, then replicate the original tint using very much thinned Tamiya clear yellow with a drop of clear green,

then coated them with Tamiya clear, after which they wouldn't fit back into the body, so I had to sand a few molecules off the circumference.

 

However, considering I only paid 1 Pound for it and it now turned out to be the best example I have seen in years, I think it was well worth it.

 

And yes, I'm damn proud of it.


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1967 Renault 16 GL................................................now with porous sills

1979 Mobylette AV89.............................................................running

1992 Mercedes-Benz 230E.....................too bloody sensible, whatever that is
1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate..................now with aircon and brakes


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 11:05 PM

Well done there JM, looks spiffing now


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 11:07 PM

I also cleaned up the 2CV and did some period correct detail painting, very carefully, so it looks like I remember them.

Chrome is also courtesy of Molotow.

 

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Now, if I'd just find an example with one intact headlight, I could start making copies.


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1967 Renault 16 GL................................................now with porous sills

1979 Mobylette AV89.............................................................running

1992 Mercedes-Benz 230E.....................too bloody sensible, whatever that is
1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate..................now with aircon and brakes





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