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#9301 ONLINE   Burnside

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:32 PM

A few of my Majorettes of varied ages that have none opening doors that I have to hand.
The Fiat 127 does having opening doors, I'm bad!

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Renault 18 and Mondeo pictured I've repainted.

The Renault started off as a 50p buy ex yellow Taxi minus the roof sign. I filled in the hole on the roof and removed the Driver figure inside too. Resprayed it Silver and painted the bumpers Matt Black to look more like a 80's version

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The Mondeo was another 50p buy. Despite the cracked windows and the fact I've got another as new example. I knew I had to have it. Resprayed a light Grey Met. Colour Coded the bumpers and used Electrical Tape to Black out the Cracked Windows. Also added some newer Majorette Wheels.

At some point if I can convince myself I won't make a hash of it I'll paint the rear lights.

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My tatty Renault 11, as mentioned these don't have opening doors but has a opening sunroof and towbar.

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An my MK1 R5 that I hand painted years ago. Not my best work and one day I'll respray it.

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As mentioned on my last post when I was a kid me and my brother use to hand paint our tatty Matchbox,Corgi,Majorette with Humbrol paints.

I'd then use to use the sticky paper to add number plates, lights and even Tax discs, rear garage stickers and even wheel Trims!

I repainted a Corgi Metro once in Gold with Matt Black wings to make it look like one I'd seen being fixed up on my estate. I also repainted a Corgi VW Polo White and added some detail. Have that somewhere still but the Metro is sadly gone.

One of the few surviving examples of my work though is this Majorete Fiat Ritmo. I just used masking tape to cover up the windows and sandpaper to remove any loose paint. Hasn't stood up too badly for a 25 years + job.

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If you wondering how I did the wheels. I use to use a hole punch for making the circles in the sticky paper. Perfect size for most 1:64 / 1:55 vehicles. Then I'd use a pencil to draw the pattern / style I wanted. Then go over it in Black Pen. Lights / tax discs and number plates, I'd just again use the sticky paper and felt tip pens and Biro.
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Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:36 PM

I seem to remember mentioning this earlier (note bonus R4 van)

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Not an opening panel between them!


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Posted 16 January 2019 - 10:08 PM

FTFY

 

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 10:18 PM

Conrad:  you want some masking fluid, or artist's blue mask as it's also known.  Paint it on the bits you don't want to paint, then paint the bits you do want to paint without worrying about overpainting, wait for it to dry and simply rub off the overpaint.  It's like masking tape, but liquid, and really smelly.


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Posted 16 January 2019 - 10:38 PM

I thought that's for watercolours?


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Posted 16 January 2019 - 10:54 PM

I've used it with watercolours, acrylics, and Humbrol enamels with reasonable results.  I've used it on hard plastics, card, and paper and the results are always pretty much the same.  I just don't like how it smells that much so I rely on a steady hand most of the time.



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 11:07 PM

Any idea how it responds to automotive lacquer from a rattle can?


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 12:47 AM

Conrad:  you want some masking fluid, or artist's blue mask as it's also known.  Paint it on the bits you don't want to paint, then paint the bits you do want to paint without worrying about overpainting, wait for it to dry and simply rub off the overpaint.  It's like masking tape, but liquid, and really smelly.

 

 

Great tip, thanks! I'll try it. 



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Posted 17 January 2019 - 01:58 AM

Promotional Avon Tyres Gama Vauxhall Calibra. Box has gone mouldy due to beibg soaked by the looks.


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 08:16 AM

Conrad:  you want some masking fluid, or artist's blue mask as it's also known.  Paint it on the bits you don't want to paint, then paint the bits you do want to paint without worrying about overpainting, wait for it to dry and simply rub off the overpaint.  It's like masking tape, but liquid, and really smelly.

 

I have used vaseline to achieve a similar result.


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:16 PM

Junkman:  I've not tried it with aerosols, just brush on paints, but I imagine it would be much the same.  Vaseline is probably a better call providing you can control where you're putting it.


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:19 PM

Promotional Avon Tyres Gama Vauxhall Calibra. Box has gone mouldy due to beibg soaked by the looks.


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Nah, box has gone mouldy to simulate Avons.

 

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If you look closely, it'll have all cracked round the side too.

 

That's attention to detail, that is.


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 04:34 PM

I had a set of Avons on my Cavalier about 4+ years ago. Grip and road noise were fine but after barely 8 months they started cracking on the sidewalls. After the winter they were scrap. £180 not well spent!
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 04:47 PM

Another Norev has arrived and it's not a Citroen !
I've lowered the tone of my collection by adding a Ford :)
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I'll hide it in amongst some Amis to see if anyone notices.
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Think I'll add some more reverse rake windowed cars, can't be too many of them...?

A repro box has arrived too.
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Ones an Atlas the other is a repo box with one of my repaints.
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 04:49 PM

I had a set of Avons on my Cavalier about 4+ years ago. Grip and road noise were fine but after barely 8 months they started cracking on the sidewalls. After the winter they were scrap. £180 not well spent!

 

I'd foolishly thought Avons were a middling-to-premium brand, and had shod both the Laguna and the Yaris with them all round a few years back.

 

Was happy enough at first, but then the same issue as you; sidewalls started cracking and opening up after about 9 months. Avon didn't want to know, just bleated on about UV degradation and salt degradation and how it wasn't a manufacturer defect etc.

 

Really irritating to have to replace eight tyres with loads of tread still on them. Never again. Even LingLong/Arrowspeed/HappyDeathSlide plastic hoops don't do that.

 

Still, that Calibra's pretty tasty all the same!


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 05:12 PM

I was so annoyed about the Avons. I just brought X4 partworns so it wouldn't fail the next Mot. Still better than a Nankang I had back when I was 21 with my Uno. I still hate them with a passion till this day.
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM

Avon’s are known for cracking really quick.
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 05:43 PM

Yeah, they are cracking tyres.

 

Okay, coat...


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 05:45 PM

Another Norev has arrived and it's not a Citroen !
I've lowered the tone of my collection by adding a Ford :)
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I'll hide it in amongst some Amis to see if anyone notices.
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Think I'll add some more reverse rake windowed cars, can't be too many of them...?

A repro box has arrived too.
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Ones an Atlas the other is a repo box with one of my repaints.

 

Your repaints are rather nicely done. Would you care to give us a rundown of your method?


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 07:14 PM

Your repaints are rather nicely done. Would you care to give us a rundown of your method?


I strip the old paint using your caustic soda method, clean the body up with a brass wire brush and prime with cheapo primer. Colour coat is acrylic spray cans from Le b&q. I warm the spray cans and model first. As soon as I can, I get the model somewhere warm. At this time of year I place them on top of a paraffin heater. A coat of clear laqure adds a nice shine.
Conrads Rolls looks good, maybe ask him too?
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 07:27 PM

That garage is excellent! Looks like a bigger version of the one I've had since I was young:

 

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 09:14 PM

If you wondering how I did the wheels. I use to use a hole punch for making the circles in the sticky paper. Perfect size for most 1:64 / 1:55 vehicles. Then I'd use a pencil to draw the pattern / style I wanted. Then go over it in Black Pen.


:shock: !!!!

This is EXACTLY what I used to do with my Matchbox / Majorette / 1:55 sized Corgi - sized cars. Didn't use sticky paper which is the only difference. I used either pritt-stick or blue-tak. Used to copy wheel trim designs.

Another one I used to do was cut out wheels from old newspapers that had wheels on show or side-on views of cars for sale. The only surviving example of this is a Jaguar S-type. Nameplates came from newspaper ads too. Usually numberplate stockists advertising numbers. If i was lucky they'd already be yellow. If not, a light felt was all I needed. Pics later when I've got time.
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 09:20 PM

Conrads Photoshop skills are good, maybe ask him too?

 

FTFY

 

Do you use clearcoat also on solid colours?


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 12:24 AM

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 07:07 AM

FTFY
 
Do you use clearcoat also on solid colours?

Yes, clear coat on solids. I very rarely use metalics, the sparkly bits look out of scale :(
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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:20 AM

So, like a tube, I slunk by the market stall again this morning. I just couldn't help myself.

This time there were THREE boxes of 50p diecast, the latest addition being a load of very banged up Superkings, brush-painted Superfasts and other randomers, including some older Corgi and Dinky - but all looking beyond earthly assistance.

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^^^ Those furry gonk things bother me greatly. Note the ERF tipper (very squashed) and the back end of a Corgi Commer pickup from that set with the interchangable load bays. Corgi Volvo 245 missing its bootlid; MB Holden Ute clabbered in Humbrol. Tinplate hotrod looked interesting, but I couldn't see a maker.

Of course, I bought something. Stupid, but I did.

Lesney Matchbox No.6 Euclid Tipper, in reasonable nick:

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Other than some chocolate on it, it's surprisingly straight of axle and even the decals aren't too bad.

(I hope it's chocolate, anyway.)

Seemed too good to leave in among the Kinder toys and battered stuff.


Then this, which was something I ain't never seen before: a Corgi Juniors Aero Car

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Hmm. I wasn't sure if it was based on some kind of prototype or what; there's a touch of Studebaker Avanti about the nose.

But a quick internet search reveals:

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Well I never. That's a new one on me.

It seems that there's an implicit James Bond connection, as this set-up may be familiar to anyone who watched The Man With The Golden Gun from 1974, when Scaramanga's AMC Matador X turns into a plane...

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Not sure whether Corgi couldn't land a deal with either/both the film studio or AMC to sell it as a film tie-in - though they produced plenty of official 007 merchandise both before and after this, plus had the AMC Pacer model in two scales - but it seems fans consider it within the same range of collectables.

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I'm not sure how long this model was in the Corgi line-up; it doesn't feature in any of my few 1970s and 80s Corgi catalogues, but it did seem to last long enough to go through at least one packaging redesign.

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I'm wondering if it'd be worth my while to go back for a rummage just in case the wings are also still in there...

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Needless to say, if anyone fancies either or both of these I'll happily send them over for just the cost of postage - I only rescued this pair because I thought someone might like 'em, they're not for my collectioning.

[EDIT: Lesney Euclid tipper and Corgi Aero Car both now spoken for!]
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Posted 18 January 2019 - 01:57 PM

I'll take the little Euclid please Mr Cog!


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 02:09 PM

I'll take the little Euclid please Mr Cog!

 

Sold! To that charming chap with the many Morrises.

 

Will get that popped in a bag for you and on its way in the morning - although if you're in no hurry, I was planning on going through some of my other diecast bits and pieces over the weekend, with a view to relisting them on here. 

 

Could certainly hold off in case there's anything else in there that might tickle your fancy?


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 02:17 PM

Orl Vokzorls etc etc... Gama Fronterrible with the Calibra

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Frontera is crude but I like it. Burnside I want your Merit Ashtray lol
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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:49 PM

A cavalcade of crap lol.

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