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#7711 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:41 AM

There was a few Models of Yesteryears knocking about today, the early 70’s stuff in really unrealistic lurid 70’s shades. Tempted to get one for sheer naffness and they are minters but only a quid. Completely worthless but as a piece of 1970’s chintz they’re ace.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:20 AM

There is a slight grain of nostalgia running through those vivid green, crimson and mauve Yesteryears.....When I was a nipper we often went to Beaulieu (when it was the Montagu Motor Museum).  Many of the exhibits had been restored in the early Sixties and were often coach painted in bright enamel colours, with over-polished brass lamps, highly varnished wooden wheels and pristine apple-green leather seats.   

 

There was a lot of chundering in the likes of Motor Sport about it but that is how most people restored their Vintage and Veteran stuff back then and some of it still lingers in odd collections and museums.   Also, colour postcards were at their most garish round this time and the ones sold in Museum gift shops showed these technicolor Model Ts, Packards and Vauxhall 30/98s against impossibly green lawns and blue lakes.... 

 

Its very similar to the Teddy Boy scene where we have now all returned to the dark shades of cloth favoured in the 1950s rather than the lime green, poppy red or lilac drapes of the 1970s.   Nostalgia for the latter is confined to the odd conversation rather than people actually going back to it but I still enjoy my mid-sixties Yesteryears in their pink and yellow boxes!


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#7713 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:25 AM

Should I pop out and get one on my dinner though that’s the question...

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:29 AM

Not much change out of a quid for a packet of crisps these days.....Get a nice cheese and onion Lagonda or summat!


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:39 AM

Should I pop out and get one on my dinner though that’s the question...

 

My brother once dropped his Dinky Studebaker in a bowl of Wheetabix.  We did not play with it for years afterwards because the manky-ness set like concrete and smelt a bit off.

 

My Yesteryears are all from the first phase but I could only afford them occasionally. Pocket money (PM) was according to the formula PM=Age x 1d. I particulary liked the open staircase double decker and the two tone brown/beige Morris Bullnose.  


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:49 AM

Y1-Y15 first (and occasionally second) series.  In suitably giffer cabinetry!

 

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It's taken me a lifetime to get these all for pocket money prices....Haven't paid more than three quid for these, but they are not mint obviously.   A handful are remnants from my own childhood - I had an Uncle who used to buy them for me but like any kid the box went in the bin after a week or so.   These are universally credited with starting the adult interest in owning model cars.   The Charbens series included "Old Crocks" (that hated expression) but they were very crude and fragile.  


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:54 AM

I've never noticed before, but the Morris Bullnose had no headlights even when new.  Perhaps the scale and the material made it impractical.  Even with the advantage of a larger scale, early Dinky vehicles with headlights sprouting from the wings or radiator rarely kept them for long.  Most of mine have one or both lights missing.



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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:55 AM

There’s fucking loads of them on the market near my work. I’ll pop out when I’ve had some snap.
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Posted 20 August 2018 - 01:03 PM

Some recent purchases:

 

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The Polistil Isuzu 117 has some oddly oversized rear tyres jamming the axle. I think the Majorette 127 is an early issue as it's got some old looking wheels on it.

 

Not sure why I bought the huge Schabak 750 but it's well proportioned.

 

 


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:43 PM

The proportions of the Schabak 750 are near perfect imo and the frontal detail still doesnt look crude today.
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Posted 20 August 2018 - 06:53 PM

Today’s purchases. Iveco was a bargain £1.50, the Mazda was a quid as well. Quite a curiosity because it was one of he very last Superkings issues, quite a scarce model as well.

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 05:59 PM

I had one of those 750iL's in John Major grey, and it had typical paint runs on the bonnet, quality control wasn't Schabak's thing. It's a loooong bugger too. Wished they had done the Sierras & Granadas in proper 1/24 scale, anyway, back to the nonsense. Mr Rafter may need a bib, and if you like Ladas, well here goes......

 

Replica of mum's 1200L, and yup it's RHD, base model was a 2107 with the chrome nose and posh bumpers

 

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What to do with the posh bits? Erm make a 1500 GLS, note the Marina pie dish wheeltrims. Reg is genuine as well

 

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Once funds permit, I will be right hand drive converting a fair bit of my Commie tat to make a Lada showroom diorama

 

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 06:47 PM

Oooh I had one of them Ivecos!

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 06:58 PM

Some recent purchases:

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The Polistil Isuzu 117 has some oddly oversized rear tyres jamming the axle. I think the Majorette 127 is an early issue as it's got some old looking wheels on it.

Not sure why I bought the huge Schabak 750 but it's well proportioned.

Really like that metallic green Cinquecento. Don’t recall seeing one live before, but spookily RobT posted one in the eBay tat thread this morning: http://autoshite.com...me-3/?p=1584862

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Same pose and everything.
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Posted 21 August 2018 - 07:53 PM

Oooh I had one of them Ivecos!


They also did some of the rigids with the same cab badged as Maguirsz Deutz.

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 07:56 PM

Really like that metallic green Cinquecento. Don’t recall seeing one live before, but spookily RobT posted one in the eBay tat thread this morning: http://autoshite.com...me-3/?p=1584862

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Same pose and everything.


That's my dream Cinquecento. If my planned purchase doesn't come to fruition....

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 08:04 PM

I had one of those 750iL's in John Major grey, and it had typical paint runs on the bonnet, quality control wasn't Schabak's thing. It's a loooong bugger too. Wished they had done the Sierras & Granadas in proper 1/24 scale, anyway, back to the nonsense. Mr Rafter may need a bib, and if you like Ladas, well here goes......

 

Replica of mum's 1200L, and yup it's RHD, base model was a 2107 with the chrome nose and posh bumpers

 

attachicon.gifDeAgostini Lada Riva rhd front.JPG

 

attachicon.gifDeAgostini Lada Riva rhd rear.JPG

 

What to do with the posh bits? Erm make a 1500 GLS, note the Marina pie dish wheeltrims. Reg is genuine as well

 

attachicon.gifDeAgostini Riva 1500 GLS rhd.JPG

 

attachicon.gifDeAgostini Lada Riva 1500 GLS rear.JPG

 

Once funds permit, I will be right hand drive converting a fair bit of my Commie tat to make a Lada showroom diorama

 

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Mr Rafter is delighted!  B389 XRN is my old Riva, my first one, all the way back to 1993.


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 09:25 PM

Only a 4/10 job this, lots of uneven/thick paint, experimenting with etch primer, couldn't be bothered to strip it again, so it is what it is! Pics flatter this.

 

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As a former Strada owner to be more accurate it should be rusty, and I really can't stress this enough that's very very rusty indeed :)


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 09:51 PM

Saw this video from BBC Archive on my Facebook feed but I'm not sure how to embed a link from there if people aren't signed up, so here's a direct Twitter link, without membership required to watch. Worth it, if you like to see scratch built modelling at its highest end, replete with non-moving wheels ('if people want to push a model along, they should buy a toy....'):

 

https://twitter.com/...916340397977602


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 10:01 PM

They also did some of the rigids with the same cab badged as Maguirsz Deutz.

Now you mention it... As well as that Ferrari artic I think it was the same on a rigid roadworks set I had? Mind you that was much later.

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 10:07 PM

The maggy deutz was on the Fire Engine. Everything else was a Iveco I think. Britains used to do the same. Some of their lorries were Iveco, some Fiat others Deutz.

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 10:51 PM

They even shoved a Ford sticker on that MD cab did Britains 


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 06:09 AM

My latest project is nearly finished :)

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Yep, an Autoshite car transporter.

Just need to work out a pivot mount.

More/better pics later...


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 06:38 AM

Is that the Budgie tipper chassis-cab?


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 06:39 AM

They even shoved a Ford sticker on that MD cab did Britains


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 09:55 AM

A guy at my work asked me if i wanted a box of model cars. Never one to refuse he turned up with them yesterday.

 

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Fiat Multipla

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Nissan Prairie

 

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Citroen DS

 

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Autoshite coloured Range Rover

 

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Over 80 cars.....Mrs Doug is so happy for me...

 

 

 

 


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 09:57 AM

Saw this video from BBC Archive on my Facebook feed but I'm not sure how to embed a link from there if people aren't signed up, so here's a direct Twitter link, without membership required to watch. Worth it, if you like to see scratch built modelling at its highest end, replete with non-moving wheels ('if people want to push a model along, they should buy a toy....'):

 

https://twitter.com/...916340397977602

 

Superb stuff there and an interesting philosophy on appearance vs function i.e. wheels fixed but a working, folding canvas roof.  I like models which have fully working suspension and steering with correctly proportioned components.  This usually means large scale, expensive and quite frail which is why I have not got any.



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Posted 22 August 2018 - 10:23 AM

Thanks to the amazing Matchbox wikia I now know that I was wrong about my Road Repair set.

http://matchbox.wiki...t_(K-118/K-137)

 

I had the later one with the DAF and the yellow wheels, I think I've seen a photo of the Ford cab but it's an actual Transcontinental rather than an Iveco


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 10:52 AM

Will be dumping some USSR limo chod, Spot on and Corgi chod on eBay shortly.

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 11:01 AM

I don't buy die-cast anymore, but I might start again soon!

 

This is a good place to start with, fresh JDM import, smol meow boi in the correct JRG colour.

 

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So cute.


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