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#10561 OFFLINE   Amishtat

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:45 PM

Ah.. You may be disappointed.. What colour will the Thunderbird be, still purple?

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:24 PM

Not sure, possibly white and copper.  I'm feeling the 60s custom vibe a lot more for it than the Cuban taxi.



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:28 PM

Liking the sound of that.. with a chrome tube grille perhaps

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:43 PM

I haven't found much recently,but got this today .It's a Ford van by Polfi,& I think it's the only Greek diecast I've got  :-) .It's a copy of the Majorette version,but it's a bit bigger.

 

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#10565 OFFLINE   Conrad D. Conelrad

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:50 PM

This very nice Ertl Pontiac Bonneville had an appointment with the airbrush today. 

 

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Few more challenges in this one - there was a massive hole in the roof to fill (ex police?), followed by a world of painful masking for the roof then even more masking to paint that bright strip. 


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#10566 OFFLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:53 PM

Indeed it was a police car.  If it was white underneath it was a Dukes of Hazzard edition; if gold, then Smokey And The Bandit.  Nice job!


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 09:30 PM

thank you kindly mr cogs


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#10568 OFFLINE   Burnside

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 09:48 PM

That looks fantastic. The colour combination really suits it.
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Posted 22 March 2019 - 10:01 PM

Made my first attempt at dents.

 

First job is to smooth a piece of kitchen foil over the panel you want to dent.  This is quite a satisfying thing to do, like unwrapping sweet wrappers to smooth them out.  Maybe that's just me.  With the foil blank set aside you then drill a stonking great hole on the bodyshell where you want the dent and hope that you know what you're doing.  After that, sharp clippers to turn the round hole into a more dent shaped hole and after that hand file and rotary tool to thin out the material so it's not such a hard step between the body and the hole.

 

Then, carefully offer up the foil blank and superglue it to the edge of the hole before figuring out just how much pressure to use, and where, to create the dent.  For a first shot, I'm okay with this, with experience I think I can do better, especially for the transition between bodywork and hole which is a little sharp in places.  On one side I added a couple of score lines to represent the car getting scraped along something.  It was tricky to make it look as I wanted to on the doors.  For the rear wing on the other side it was much easier and I think that one will need less work.

 

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After getting the foil as I wanted it I then filled the back with epoxy, carefully, and left it to set.  When the epoxy has fully hardened I'll take a file and sandpaper and probably a bit of filler to the outside of the panel to see how good the dent looks without all the excess foil.  I rarely work with epoxy and foil so I'm well out of my comfort zone.  I also made a start on the interior, which will be green cloth and vinyl with a faded carpet.  I'm considering putting some cracks in the dashboard top since the interior presently looks far too nice for the state of the rest of the car.  I'm not going to put a crack in the windscreen, I need more practice at that before I risk it.


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 10:11 PM

This will be interesting! It can't possibly be worse than my youthful efforts which involved a soldering iron and sandpaper

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Posted Yesterday, 01:58 AM

Got a bit further on this tonight.  After trimming back the foil I applied a thin skim of filler to blend out the edges, some rough sanding, and then a light primer to see what I'm working with.

 

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The rear wing dent is more convincing than the doors, though it needs much more sanding which probably means the doors mostly need more filler work to deform the edges of the dent slightly better.  For a first attempt I'm not unhappy with this, it shows promise.

 

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#10572 ONLINE   Spottedlaurel

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Posted Yesterday, 08:39 AM

Once you apply your weathering skills I'm sure they'll look very convincing.

 

I have a few kits in my stash that would be much more interesting/effective built that way, but I've never had the courage to do it.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:02 AM

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Posted Yesterday, 11:45 AM

Quick de-Humbrol job on the Corniche.IMG_20190323_112016.jpg IMG_20190323_114003.jpg
Not going to try touching in the chips, I'd never get the paint match right.
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Posted Yesterday, 12:33 PM

Been a while since a new Norev, a decent 403 after a clean.

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Posted Yesterday, 02:35 PM

Here is a little oddity I found today.

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Looks like a Matchbox Mercedes,yes?

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Except it's not.
It's a Dinky!
Made in Bulgaria.

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Alongside an original Matchbox version of the casting.

I've heard of Bulgarian made die cast cars,but have never owned one until now.
Another addition to the collection.
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Posted Yesterday, 03:34 PM

Satin black bonnet - CHECK

Undesirable colour - CHECK

 

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Apparently, the dents down the driver's side look like deer strike.  At least, according to a friend of mine whose truck suffered three deer strike before having to go into early retirement.  So I'm sticking that in the story for this thing.

 

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Colour is Ford Forest Green, the nearest I could find to that dark metallic green that Dodges of the era came in.  I'm not ordering specially mixed Dodge paint just for this kit.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:13 PM

Thanks to a Frenchman in that French France, my latest Saviem has a grille :-)

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Posted Yesterday, 04:27 PM

119 bond cars have just come in to my local(ish) mini shite shop. If you are interested, see here.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 05:07 PM

Satin black bonnet - CHECK
Undesirable colour - CHECK
 
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Apparently, the dents down the driver's side look like deer strike.  At least, according to a friend of mine whose truck suffered three deer strike before having to go into early retirement.  So I'm sticking that in the story for this thing.
 
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Colour is Ford Forest Green, the nearest I could find to that dark metallic green that Dodges of the era came in.  I'm not ordering specially mixed Dodge paint just for this kit.


That needs some red oxide patches,and at least one panel painted a different colour too.
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Posted Yesterday, 05:13 PM

Dinky had really lost the plot by the late 1970s!

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Posted Yesterday, 05:19 PM

For a very brief time to keep trademarks they issued some Matchboxes branded as Dinky, I think the others were a Toyota Supra and a Golf. Sometime round the early to mid 80’s.
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#10583 OFFLINE   Amishtat

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Posted Yesterday, 06:35 PM

All stripped, new pillar in place and almost primer time. IMG_20190323_171216.jpg
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Posted Yesterday, 07:49 PM

One battered,and repainted Matchbox Wolseley 1500.

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A quick trip to Eddys motors for a swift blow over.

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"Looks great Eddy"

"Makes me look huge M8"

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Posted Yesterday, 07:51 PM

Managed to pick 2 matchboxes up in the new Poundland type shop. Audi RS6 and a really detailed Nissan Leaf. Anyways the kids are happy with them after a temporary spell with Hot Wheels.
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Posted Today, 07:38 PM

Another regular wheels lesney repaint.

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"You like it Smoll Eddy"?

"Very Rock n Roll M8"
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Posted Today, 08:24 PM

I finally got the T-bird to a point that I could prime it to see just what I'm dealing with.  It's not bad, all things considered, and very salvagable.  Next stage will be filler and lots of fine sanding to sort out the minor damage and defects all over.

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I'll be going white and gold 60s custom on this one because that allows me to explain away some of the damaged and missing bits.  Had the kit not cleaned up so well, there was a very different route for it that I was seriously considering.

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Posted Today, 08:30 PM

The Monaco too has an update.  All the base colours are now down.  To help make a bit more sense of the 'deer strike' dents, I repainted the front wing on the same side in different colour.  the mask line for this is correct, the front panel on these is separate so the split is vertical behind the bumper end.  The trunk lid wasn't going to be mismatched until I had a glue mishap putting the rear bumper on and managed to lift some green paint with my thumb.  It was easier to paint it to match the front wing than in the original green, so that's what I did.  I like to imagine both panels came off another car, perhaps the original trunk lid on this one rotted out in that way they do and the replacement was too cheap not to buy at the same time as that wing.

 

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Posted Today, 08:45 PM

Love the thought that goes in to these, I'm impressed

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