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#6691 OFFLINE   Conrad D. Conelrad

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:25 PM

Finished the rest of Sunday's haul:

 

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#6692 ONLINE   junkyarddog

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:53 PM

I'm still hoping to find a 127.
Been looking for ages.

Those repaints look great.
Get yourself some silver sharpies,they are good for detailing wheels and other bits n pieces.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 03:17 PM

I have that same Rover/ caravan combo except my Rover is yellow. I thought they looked great together.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:15 PM

Any interest in a HO Pontoon by Wiking, or are you focusing mainly on the Fintails?

 

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Or indeed, anything else in there?

 

Planning on getting shot of them for cheaps at the next car boot sale I can get to... though may chance my arm online with the Minix.

Would be interested in the Minix cars and the Lima Capri.

 

What I really want but can't seem to find anywhere is a Lima Fiat 131. Have they all gone the way of the real ones?


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:29 PM

^^^ Apologies - a job lot deal has been struck with Mr Rocker for the box in its entirety! Should have updated this post sooner, my fault.

The Minix are really nice; I'd planned on collecting more of them, but like so much else, these ended up in the attic for 15 years...

Never seen any of the Lima Fiats - they sound nice, even if the mouldings might be a smidge approximate (if the Capri and Merc are anything to go by)



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:47 PM

Those repaints look great.
Get yourself some silver sharpies,they are good for detailing wheels and other bits n pieces.

 

You've noticed that I never bother to do anything with the wheels! 



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:21 PM

^^^ Apologies - a job lot deal has been struck with Mr Rocker for the box in its entirety! Should have updated this post sooner, my fault.

The Minix are really nice; I'd planned on collecting more of them, but like so much else, these ended up in the attic for 15 years...

Never seen any of the Lima Fiats - they sound nice, even if the mouldings might be a smidge approximate (if the Capri and Merc are anything to go by)

Not to worry, I'm sure Mr Rocker will give them a good home and anyway I have too much stuff already and shouldn't really be buying any more. Minix stuff is very good for its age and they chose some odd subjects like that Simca and a Rambler Classic. have you seen my restorations earlier in the thread using Oxford bits?


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:22 PM

I have purchasificated something from Monsieur Lobsta of this parish, something Billy Cavcraft might like, a resale silver CavScona mk2, MOAR FOETOEZ when it arrives, looks GR12 I think

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:39 PM

Minix stuff is very good for its age and they chose some odd subjects like that Simca and a Rambler Classic. have you seen my restorations earlier in the thread using Oxford bits?

 

I don't believe I have... I'll have a look for those! Sounds right up my alley, so to speak.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:04 PM

If anyone has a Vanguards Cavalier mk2 at a sensible price, please let me know, it's for a rhd donor for the above Ascona, muchly ta


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:24 PM

Dinky time again.
This time a Fiat 1800 Familiale.
It looks great.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:00 PM

I must get myself some more of these, I keep saying I will. They are fantastic and I can now own all the cars which were too expensive for my pocket money at Swapmeets.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:44 PM

I've just bought this:

 

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I've really no idea why I stayed in to live bid, when I've some decking to be getting on with outside, as I wasn't overly bothered about winning it. That said, it was less than £8 delivered, so I guess that's not too bad a price. 

 

I've got one or two others on my watch list that end tomorrow, so let's see if I'm equally silly then....


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:01 AM

Lovely, nice authentic box too. My finger is itching bad!
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:19 PM

Look what's back from the grave!

 

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I decided to fish the glass out of the bin, since if I didn't, Sod's Law dictates that I'd find another one with broken glass. I found the snapped shell first. 

 

...and since there was nothing to lose, started sanding, filing and gluing. 

 

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With the doors glued shut it feels as rigid as any other one piece casting. 


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:33 PM

Jeezerz!


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:44 PM

Very authentic to have a mk1 fiesta with filled sills!

That looks great.
Well done.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:56 PM

Just call him The Doctor!
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:40 PM

Cut and shut Fiesta. Love it!

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:22 PM

Well saved CDC, looks smart that now


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:54 PM

That Fiesta resto looks great :)
I've just received some more restoration projects :)
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:17 PM

Missed out on this, which is a shame:

 

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It made a shade over £15 though, plus I'd have had to pay postage, so too much brass for me to justify as an element of whimsy.

 

 

 

That said, I did bag this though (despite previous comments of shonky build quality):

 

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And also this!

 

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Of which the novelty of accompanying little plastic luggage was the deal sealer:

 

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A shade under £24 is not too bad for these two and the Polizei Taunus, I reckon. Hopefully Mrs_Jon will be in full agreement. Sometimes joint accounts aren't the best ideas in the world....


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:24 AM

Look what's back from the grave!

 

attachicon.gifpilen-fiesta-broken.jpg

 

I decided to fish the glass out of the bin, since if I didn't, Sod's Law dictates that I'd find another one with broken glass. I found the snapped shell first. 

 

...and since there was nothing to lose, started sanding, filing and gluing. 

 

attachicon.gifpilen-fiesta-painted.jpg

 

With the doors glued shut it feels as rigid as any other one piece casting. 

 

Nice job, but my missus would have gone bat-shit if I did my stuff without covering the table up first...


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:09 AM

I have that 12 and I think its fantastic. I think the complaints were around the casting at the front which appears to curve upwards ever so slightly.

However for me it totally captures the character of the original and I think its great that Atlas have released a copy of a later French Dinky.

I remember as a 10 year old in 1990 excitedly opening an original one of these at a Swapmeet and being crestfallen when I was told it was £55. The 1/1 scale version would have been worth less then.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:54 AM

I do actually have a maroon plastic Norev one back in the UK - just remembered!

 

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Like this one but darker, of course. And not boxed. I've no idea when I'll next visit the UK but I'll be sure to try and get to see/take home as much as my remaining interesting childhood toys, including my 1980's Sikus. 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:55 AM

I had that and still have a grey boxed one with the later speed wheels. I must compare the two side by side.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:01 AM

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I love that paint scheme! The stripes are simply fantastic! :D


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:15 PM

BONANZA TIME!

 

I've concluded that my eyes are not getting any better so almost everything I've got that's smaller than about 1/43 can go.  And that's a LOT of models.  Shiters who can be bothered to collect can have as much as they like, free.  FREE.   Yes I did just say free,  as in no charge.  All you have to do is collect.  No pics at the moment but trust me, there's plenty to go at.  PM me.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:20 PM

Sorry to hear that Eddy, but know the feeling. In other news, Mr Lobster's parcel arrived today containing my Cavscona 1.8i model.

 

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:39 PM

BONANZA TIME!

 

I've concluded that my eyes are not getting any better so almost everything I've got that's smaller than about 1/43 can go.  And that's a LOT of models.  Shiters who can be bothered to collect can have as much as they like, free.  FREE.   Yes I did just say free,  as in no charge.  All you have to do is collect.  No pics at the moment but trust me, there's plenty to go at.  PM me.

 

 

When?


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