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  1. One and another for spares is enough for now, but thanks! That one looks quite decent, usual comment applies - if anyone buys it I'm happy to help with bits.
  2. Just had a look at mine which is the same blue colour, no painted lights on that one (nor silver bumpers). But it does have a full set of glass.
  3. Here's the Aerocar in the 1977 Collectors Catalogue: Hidden at the back amongst the randoms in the Super range.
  4. My Corgi Sierra came in this tatty box: Corgi Ford Sierra and Renault 11 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr I now have a little one that matches it, also with the original logo on the box. I didn't have the 1:36 example when I was young, I suppose I was getting a bit too old for them back then (but now?!). Pleasingly captures the feel of the rea thing to me, except for the Subaru-esque frameless doors....
  5. It's coming together nicely. I wish I could do rust and weathering, it'd be the perfect way to go with some of the kits I have. Finished the Sunny Truck today: 1:24 Hasegawa Nissan Sunny Truck kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr 1:24 Hasegawa Nissan Sunny Truck kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr 1:24 Hasegawa Nissan Sunny Truck kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr 1:24 Hasegawa Nissan Sunny Truck kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr 1:24 Hasegawa Nissan Sunny Truck kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr Scooter didn't quite get finished. Sunny can deliver that to the paintshop when it's dropped off the wheels for what might be my next project.
  6. Been adding more cards to my Flickr account, when there are limited options for travelling it's good to daydream about far-flung exotic locations....... Market Hill, Sudbury old postcard early 1960s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr Market Hill, Sudbury old postcard late 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr I'm always happy to find a Sudbury postcard. Less than 20 years separates these two, the later one wasn't one I'd seen before and it's the perfect era to go with my memories of the place. Mmmmm, jam doughnuts from Tooks. The Square, Kelso old postcard late 1960s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr Big spaces or smaller cars back then? The Bear Hotel, Street old postcard c.1980 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr Looks like Dave and Tim from the sales team are in to meet Roger and Geoff from management. Broad Street, Launceston old postcard late 1980s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr A lot to consider on this card, which is a bit later than it first appears. I like the contrast between the Volvo 164 and SAAB. Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe old postcard 1980s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr Cherry coupe! Leyburn, Wensleydale old postcard 1980s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr Leyburn never fails to disappoint. Mash identified the pre-war car as a mid-30s Hudson Terraplane. The Fountain, March old postcard 1973-75 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr Minimal vehicle content, but a Volvo 144 police car?! High Street, Burford old postcard 1980s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr High Street, Burford old postcard 1980s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr Fiats popular in Burford.
  7. Mrs SL needed to use the computer all day and didn't want any distractions, which gave me the perfect excuse to spend all day in the shed working on the Sunny Truck: 1:24 Hasegawa Nissan Sunny Truck kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr The paint had gone on pretty well and I was in two minds about whether to polish it, but I did and it was worthwhile. A new sheet of Bare Metal Foil will deal with the brightwork, it also makes for good masking tape. 1:24 Hasegawa Nissan Sunny Truck kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr Had a bit of a 'mare getting to this stage, the chassis just didn't want to click into place so I had to carry out a strategic bit of shaving. 1:24 Hasegawa Nissan Sunny Truck kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr 1:24 Hasegawa Nissan Sunny Truck kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr Couldn't resist a mock-up, it'll spur me onto the final stages tomorrow. If I get it finished by the end of the day that means it will have been started and completed in the same month, haven't done that for ages.
  8. Of my two, Jensen is C and Carabo is C2.
  9. This one I saw back in 2007 has a different issue...... 1977 Ford Granada Mk1 coupe by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr
  10. How the hipsters did things in 1988: VW and Saab choptops and scallops (1988) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr A lot going on with this Zephyr captured by John Powell sometime in the late '70s I'd imagine: 1962-66 Ford Zephyr Mk3, 5681WF (1970s?) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr
  11. Aircraft carrier captured by John Powell: 1966 Ford Zodiac Pickup GRW 655D by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr With the lengthy bonnet and long rear deck it has a bit of a push-me-pull-you look. I may have posted this one here previously: 1965 Ford Zephyr Mk3 pickup (Rover V8) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr 1965 Ford Zephyr Mk3 pickup (Rover V8) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr Actually, is it a pickup or a coupe with an insanely long bootlid? Ford Escort Mk4 Pickup Conversion (2007) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr Some logic in starting off with a Cabriolet. 1997 Reliant Robin LX Pickup by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr Apparently they did a few Rialto pickups, but none of the Robin. 1973/74 Moskvich Pickup by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr Not technically homemade, but not factory either. 1982 Citroen Dyane 6 Pickup by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr Possibly a kit?
  12. Awe-inspiring work, as ever. Great to see that you're still going through everything so thoroughly when there must be the temptation to quickly lob it together and see it complete. Scanned this old photo in during the week, this seems like an appropriate place to put it: 1974 Ford Granada 3.0 Ghia Coupe Auto GDA 460N (1990) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr
  13. I believe they imported one other example, I think it was registered but didn't last as long. The reason a couple of them ended up here was that Nissan UK did the Type Approval for all of Europe, so there was the odd example that was never sold here but was available in other markets. The only one I can remember that got the 3-door Bluebird was Norway.
  14. Sunny Truck kit is progressing well: 1:24 Hasegawa Nissan Sunny Truck kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr 1:24 Hasegawa Nissan Sunny Truck kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr It had its final coat of paint last night and is now drying out in the airing cupboard. Fixing the 10 tiny little loadbay hooks was a challenge, on two occasions I nearly lost one of them. I'm also making up some odds and ends to go in the back, hence the Honda Tact scooter, tool box and fuel cans from other kits.
  15. I had a package arrive today containing goodness: Thanks DC! Great to see my old skip back on a D-Series in its original colour and with the arms intact (mine was brush-painted green and lost its arms many years ago). Tha Land Rover and Jaguar also replace examples I'd had as a youngster.
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