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    danthecapriman reacted to Datsuncog in Shite in Miniature II   
    Squarely laying the blame at @155V6's door for tipping me off that Toytown branches have restocked their Matchbox Action Drivers sets...

    Mostly stuff I've previously bought, including more of those wonderful Airport Adventure sets, BUT a Pizza Hut set (from 2022) and FedEx set (from 2023) were most definitely not there a few weeks ago.

    Not exactly cheap-cheap, but significantly less than online scalpers have them priced at - so, I couldn't bring myself to leave without them...
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    danthecapriman reacted to MiniMinorMk3 in Vanishing motoring YouTube channels   
    This chat inspired me to look at the analytics on my own channel.
    I discovered there was a big spike in viewing one day.

    Something happened on the 19th of November.

    It turned out that one of my videos, that I had uploaded in 2009, caught a mild bit of viralness.

     It's a pity those sort of one day figures have never happened to any of my other videos. I might have a few more than 1,000 subs and still be getting revenue from ads.
    I used to get revenue until YouTube changed the requirements to 1,000 subs and what ever the amount of hours viewing. When it changed I kind of lost interest in building up views and uploading stuff. Before the change I was uploading stuff every week from events that I went to, but then the enthusiasm dwindled and I rarely post stuff now. In the early days you could upload crap and people would watch, but as the content has gotten better in production and I have not got a face for TV or a voice for radio, I can not compete with the stuff that's posted these days.
    The last videos that I uploaded have had the following views.

    When you compare those with almost identical videos that were uploaded in 2016, the amount of views for low budget action footage has tailed off quite a bit. It used to be worth the effort, but when 4 videos can only just scrap past the total views that the worst of a batch used to get, then spending a day filming and another day editing it's just soul destroying.

     
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    danthecapriman reacted to bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    Got this off Hayden the boot sale lad, I think it was once part of a garage or set? I knew there were Corgi and Crescent ones but not Matchbox 

    Kinda thinning out my commercial vehicles but this Dodge caught my eye

    Always buying pink Crapis then selling them to you lot later!

    Was a morning or unusual colour Matchbox. Twin pack AMX is definitely a good score

    No boat or trailer to go with it though

    Had to buy one of those annoying bags of cars to get this purple window Countach - I've got yellow and green glass versions already

    928 is just a nice thing. Probably already got one

    Same goes for this

    Don't recall finding a white Trans Am before though

    SEC is one of the less-seen later cars I find

    Now this really is weird. A version of the ex-Kenner Mustang GT I had no idea existed. Got to do some research on this one

    Why do I buy My First Matchbox? I'm really not sure

    Hot Wheels donor car, unless it's worth a billion pounds on eBay

    Majorette 260Z

    Finally, I can't think of many 1:64 recreations of Ford's oddball EXP, but Zee Toys had a go

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    danthecapriman reacted to bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    Boot sale bits 

    All the carded ones were a pre-arranged pick up from the young lad who buys and sells, he got the rest of the Matchbox I had to get them out of my way
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from hennabm in Shite in Miniature II   
    Christ!! That would be why I never had one as a kid then! Not worth spending £59 on!😆
    I remember it clear as anything, that advert. For some reason that catchy ‘Intercom city’ in an American accent stuck. Me any my sister used to take the piss out of it every five minutes yelling it at each other in a really overblown fake American accent.
    I never have been a big fan of Hot Wheels at all if I’m honest. The play sets were always waaay to fantasy and unrealistic for me, along with many of the HW cars. I was very selective when it came to HW stuff. 
    Matchbox and Corgi, on the other hand seemed to make their play sets and vehicles much more life like and believable, but still managing to make it a fun toy. There were exceptions of course but HW were always the opposite, the normal believable stuff being the exception for them. 
    People obviously liked them though as they’re so popular.
    @Datsuncog I wouldn’t worry about liking those play sets! It’s a nice little thing to set up and display your cars on if nowt else, but there’s nothing wrong with having them because it reminds you of childhood toys, wether you had the original ones or just wanted them (but your parents thought you unworthy of a £59 present!). People collect all kinds of things for whatever reasons so I wouldn’t worry about it. If you like them and it makes you happy bollocks to what anyone else thinks. 
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from Tenmil Socket in Shite in Miniature II   
    @Datsuncog buying the new style Matchbox road/building sets made me think back to this,
    Anyone else remember that advert!? 
    I never had one but remember the advert perfectly for some stupid reason!
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from FakeConcern in Shite in Miniature II   
    That’s absolutely brilliant @bunglebus! Really cool mix of the two Mini’s style and paint jobs. The rear tyres look fantastic on it too.
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from FakeConcern in Shite in Miniature II   
    Christ!! That would be why I never had one as a kid then! Not worth spending £59 on!😆
    I remember it clear as anything, that advert. For some reason that catchy ‘Intercom city’ in an American accent stuck. Me any my sister used to take the piss out of it every five minutes yelling it at each other in a really overblown fake American accent.
    I never have been a big fan of Hot Wheels at all if I’m honest. The play sets were always waaay to fantasy and unrealistic for me, along with many of the HW cars. I was very selective when it came to HW stuff. 
    Matchbox and Corgi, on the other hand seemed to make their play sets and vehicles much more life like and believable, but still managing to make it a fun toy. There were exceptions of course but HW were always the opposite, the normal believable stuff being the exception for them. 
    People obviously liked them though as they’re so popular.
    @Datsuncog I wouldn’t worry about liking those play sets! It’s a nice little thing to set up and display your cars on if nowt else, but there’s nothing wrong with having them because it reminds you of childhood toys, wether you had the original ones or just wanted them (but your parents thought you unworthy of a £59 present!). People collect all kinds of things for whatever reasons so I wouldn’t worry about it. If you like them and it makes you happy bollocks to what anyone else thinks. 
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    danthecapriman reacted to Mrcento in Vanishing motoring YouTube channels   
    Agree with everyone RE Furiousdriving, he's spread himself far too thin over too many cars now and it feels like he's making zero real progress with any of them given how huge the gaps are between work being done on each, Feels like months in between updates per car, and in between he'll randomly just add another car or go back to one you forgot he even still had from 8 months ago, because that's suddenly due an MOT even though it's seemingly sat doing nothing for all that time, it's now pushing all the rest of the fleet down the list, only for it to then either be put off as well, or get an MOT then go back to sitting again.
    Actually feels like the barn has been a bad addition for him and the channel, it's just let him stockpile more stuff and isn't much use for work, tools getting spread between locations etc, and feels quite like he's in full feed the machine territory now in pumping stuff out wherever he can and taking whatever sponsors he can get to pay for it all. At very least, needs a massive cull of the fleet to keep himself on track.
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    danthecapriman reacted to bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    Think I pinched then off either an F1 car or a dragster. Certainly haven't ever found any others, more's the pity!
    It's not especially easy trying to put proper windows and interior in these style castings, thankfully there were only ever the Mini Ha Ha and Flying Bug
     
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    That’s absolutely brilliant @bunglebus! Really cool mix of the two Mini’s style and paint jobs. The rear tyres look fantastic on it too.
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    danthecapriman reacted to bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    I don't often re-visit my old customs, but it's always bugged me that the windscreen was really scratched on my Mini Ha Ha/Racing Mini creation, so I raided one out of a donor and modified it a bit better than the first time. It's certainly nice and shiny

    Put a bit of detail on the blower belt etc too while I had it apart 
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from RoadworkUK in Shite in Miniature II   
    That Vandura looks fantastic. Even more so given it’s a small scale one. 
    I’ve got a few of those Greenlight 1:64 sized models now and they are brilliant little things. Great detail and, as you say, no oversized wheels etc.
    Jadlam sell on eBay too. Funnily enough I got a parcel from them today with some glues I ordered from them.
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    danthecapriman reacted to RoadworkUK in Shite in Miniature II   
    It seems to be a tradition now that my wife and I celebrate our anniversary in Glastonbury, and that's just what we did last weekend. This time, I was determined to visit an establishment that I spotted last year. Current Google Streetview image depict it in its slightly unpromising former state...

    Nevertheless. Inside, part of it looks like this:

    Basically, Mecca.
    Its name is Jadlam, and it's an all-under-one-roof wonderland for anybody who's into Airfix/Tamiya-etc. scale modelling, die-cast of any flavour, Hornby, Scalextric, Radio Control, you name it. Absolutely astonishing place.
    Having kind of gone off the boil with Hot Wheels,  I didn't even look at the Jadlam assortment, but I did spend quite a while in front of the Mini GT display:

    Much, much amazingness.
    So, did I buy?
    Well, yes. But I was quite restrained. Remarkably so, in fact. I had actually browsed their website the night before, and I had a particular goal for visiting the shop. Alas, it was out of stock.
    Happily, one of the staff suggested that I might as well order via the website, because they (pretty astonishingly, these days) offer free postage. So I left the store empty-handed, but full-hearted, and four days later, this arrived:

    My phone camera is disappointingly crap these days, but at least that graininess makes the pics look like screen-grabs from an old VHS cassette. But anyway. 1:64 scale A-Team (of course) GMC Vandura by Greenlight, weathered edition, and I think absolutely lovely.
    Yes, the bull-bar is on the wonk; I haven't yet decided on whether to attempt to fix that or leave it looking as if it's just been driven at speed through a suspiciously flimsy outbuilding in true gung-ho "can't go to the toilet until the commercial break" mid-'80s saturday ITV action fashion.

    It's excellent, anyway. Really weighty and substantial feeling. It was a tenner. That's a lot for a 1:64, but Hot Wheels Premiums are heading in that direction, and I find them a bit tiring. Every casting that turns up representing the kind of subject matter that interests generally has daft out-of-proportion wheels. The TurboVecs here look brilliant.
    I also ordered something else. A bit bigger, and something of a bargain by today's standards, I think. It was a pre-order, though, so it won't be arriving until mid-July. 
    Jadlam. https://www.jadlamracingmodels.com/. They're good.
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from eddyramrod in Shite in Miniature II   
    Christ!! That would be why I never had one as a kid then! Not worth spending £59 on!😆
    I remember it clear as anything, that advert. For some reason that catchy ‘Intercom city’ in an American accent stuck. Me any my sister used to take the piss out of it every five minutes yelling it at each other in a really overblown fake American accent.
    I never have been a big fan of Hot Wheels at all if I’m honest. The play sets were always waaay to fantasy and unrealistic for me, along with many of the HW cars. I was very selective when it came to HW stuff. 
    Matchbox and Corgi, on the other hand seemed to make their play sets and vehicles much more life like and believable, but still managing to make it a fun toy. There were exceptions of course but HW were always the opposite, the normal believable stuff being the exception for them. 
    People obviously liked them though as they’re so popular.
    @Datsuncog I wouldn’t worry about liking those play sets! It’s a nice little thing to set up and display your cars on if nowt else, but there’s nothing wrong with having them because it reminds you of childhood toys, wether you had the original ones or just wanted them (but your parents thought you unworthy of a £59 present!). People collect all kinds of things for whatever reasons so I wouldn’t worry about it. If you like them and it makes you happy bollocks to what anyone else thinks. 
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from morrisoxide in Vanishing motoring YouTube channels   
    NoNonsenseKnowHow is another great channel too. Plenty of absolutely hanging rust belt revivals there too, but he does some other stuff too, old boats, tools etc etc. sometimes does road trips out to the dry states to pick things up. Part of it is also a bit of tourism in a way, just seeing places in the states that are interesting. Star of the show though has to be The Gus-man!
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from egg in **Government Consultation** on the Future of Classic and Modified Cars - NOW ON   
    I’ll plop the FuriousDriving video on this subject here. Worth a watch and does highlight a few things that hadn’t actually crossed my mind…
     
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from Remspoor in Bus Shite   
    I love those fishbowl buses! They look so cool. Detroit diesel power too.
    Got myself a 1:43 model of one late last year which is equally huge!


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    danthecapriman got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in Autoshite technical help. Ask questions about how the site works here.   
    Everything is running mega slow this evening…
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from egg in Vanishing motoring YouTube channels   
    That’s the biggest issue I find with UK based YouTube stuff. There’s only so far you can go and keep people interested over here. There’s just so many laws and rules and other bullshit that just flatly prevents people from doing things.
    I saw a video earlier (can’t remember the channel) but it was a US channel where they’d taken an old pickup and basically switched it around so the the rear bed was now the front and to drive it you sat facing out the back cab window! 
    You imagine trying something like that over here! You wouldn’t even get close.
    I do quite like Matt and FuriousDriving. He seems a nice bloke to me and he does show it as it is I find, how he works on cars at home and when things don’t go to plan. 
    Although, I do agree, he seems to have far too many projects on the go simultaneously and too much other stuff just hanging around. I know you need an amount to try to keep interest and views but I get the impression he can’t keep up with it all. 
    I tend to be quite selective about which videos I watch too. I stick to the stuff I like seeing like the Crown Vic, Volvo, Rover P6’s and Mini resto and don’t really bother with the rest. K series Rovers just are not my thing!😆  
    But it’s getting to the point now where update videos about specific things get few and far between because he’s got so much stuff on the go. That old Merc in his garage is a prime example… I can’t remember when that one last had a video with any meaningful progress on it.
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from Datsuncog in Shite in Miniature II   
    Christ!! That would be why I never had one as a kid then! Not worth spending £59 on!😆
    I remember it clear as anything, that advert. For some reason that catchy ‘Intercom city’ in an American accent stuck. Me any my sister used to take the piss out of it every five minutes yelling it at each other in a really overblown fake American accent.
    I never have been a big fan of Hot Wheels at all if I’m honest. The play sets were always waaay to fantasy and unrealistic for me, along with many of the HW cars. I was very selective when it came to HW stuff. 
    Matchbox and Corgi, on the other hand seemed to make their play sets and vehicles much more life like and believable, but still managing to make it a fun toy. There were exceptions of course but HW were always the opposite, the normal believable stuff being the exception for them. 
    People obviously liked them though as they’re so popular.
    @Datsuncog I wouldn’t worry about liking those play sets! It’s a nice little thing to set up and display your cars on if nowt else, but there’s nothing wrong with having them because it reminds you of childhood toys, wether you had the original ones or just wanted them (but your parents thought you unworthy of a £59 present!). People collect all kinds of things for whatever reasons so I wouldn’t worry about it. If you like them and it makes you happy bollocks to what anyone else thinks. 
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from lesapandre in Vanishing motoring YouTube channels   
    That’s the biggest issue I find with UK based YouTube stuff. There’s only so far you can go and keep people interested over here. There’s just so many laws and rules and other bullshit that just flatly prevents people from doing things.
    I saw a video earlier (can’t remember the channel) but it was a US channel where they’d taken an old pickup and basically switched it around so the the rear bed was now the front and to drive it you sat facing out the back cab window! 
    You imagine trying something like that over here! You wouldn’t even get close.
    I do quite like Matt and FuriousDriving. He seems a nice bloke to me and he does show it as it is I find, how he works on cars at home and when things don’t go to plan. 
    Although, I do agree, he seems to have far too many projects on the go simultaneously and too much other stuff just hanging around. I know you need an amount to try to keep interest and views but I get the impression he can’t keep up with it all. 
    I tend to be quite selective about which videos I watch too. I stick to the stuff I like seeing like the Crown Vic, Volvo, Rover P6’s and Mini resto and don’t really bother with the rest. K series Rovers just are not my thing!😆  
    But it’s getting to the point now where update videos about specific things get few and far between because he’s got so much stuff on the go. That old Merc in his garage is a prime example… I can’t remember when that one last had a video with any meaningful progress on it.
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    danthecapriman reacted to Wibble in Wibble’s Wittering - Cortina, Senator & occasional Skoda & family ramblings, soz!   
    Good grief, there is so much stuff to sort here. Found some bits in the loft that made me smile though:

    Seems complete apart from the power supply. Takes batteries too though.

    I’m sure these were got with BP fuel tokens:

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    danthecapriman reacted to martc in Bus Shite   
    Somewhere in or near NuT.
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