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    Spottedlaurel got a reaction from Remspoor in Shite in Miniature II   
    @Jon Seen this one that I saw mention of on Flickr today?

    Review here: https://antiquesandauctionnews.net/articles/"Toys-Of-Road-Vehicles-Made-In-New-Zealand"/
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    Spottedlaurel got a reaction from Burnside in Shite in Miniature II   
    That scene looks like the storyboard for a dramatic episode of Emmerdale. What is the brown thing on the bottom left?
    Current small scale projects:

    1967 Impala that's going to be fitted with the LT5 engine from a Corvette ZR-1. ARG Sandalwood Beige paintwork, which needs polishing.

    To save putting it back in the box, the donor Corvette is getting built without an engine. Again, just-applied paintwork needs to be polished. Colour is Ford Caymen Blue for an appropriately '90s vibe.

     

    I'm also resurrecting this long-stalled project, having recently purchased a complete kit for replacement glass - unfortunately I broke the original. Until I saw another version of the bodyshell I'd forgotten how much shaving and filling I'd done to get it to this stage. Needs a bit of a clean and polish, but otherwise I'll leave my original paintwork. I don't want to do that foil brightwork again......
    Had I not got the glass piece I'd probably have reconfigured this one as a banger racer. That fate will probably befall the second version.
    Need to start another Japanese kit or two. Lots of options there, maybe this Galant for starters - it looks like a lovely kit:

     
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    Spottedlaurel reacted to Six-cylinder in Shite in Miniature II   
    The great 2021 clean has been completed. My quick head count is 199, about the number of real cars I have had and each 1:43 representing a full sized car. The shelve containing the yellow Maestro and above are owned in the past cars.
    There are also a few random models I have owned for a very long time in the loft and an assortment bag of ply worns donated by Quicksilver under my desk. 
    I am a few short, most notably Rover R8 that I have never seen in 1:43. I need a Bond Equipe convertible that some years ago I saw a white mental kit for but at £120 was too expensive for me. We also need a couple of Bond Equipe GT4s, a Carlton estate would be nice also a second Xantia estate. I seem to be missing a Fiesta as we had a MK1 facelift.
    I have bought Mrs6C  an Invacar model but she has keep it separate. (one day we are hoping to admit visitors to our home again and we would hate them to see an Invacar on the shelve!)



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    Spottedlaurel got a reaction from eddyramrod in Shite in Miniature II   
    That scene looks like the storyboard for a dramatic episode of Emmerdale. What is the brown thing on the bottom left?
    Current small scale projects:

    1967 Impala that's going to be fitted with the LT5 engine from a Corvette ZR-1. ARG Sandalwood Beige paintwork, which needs polishing.

    To save putting it back in the box, the donor Corvette is getting built without an engine. Again, just-applied paintwork needs to be polished. Colour is Ford Caymen Blue for an appropriately '90s vibe.

     

    I'm also resurrecting this long-stalled project, having recently purchased a complete kit for replacement glass - unfortunately I broke the original. Until I saw another version of the bodyshell I'd forgotten how much shaving and filling I'd done to get it to this stage. Needs a bit of a clean and polish, but otherwise I'll leave my original paintwork. I don't want to do that foil brightwork again......
    Had I not got the glass piece I'd probably have reconfigured this one as a banger racer. That fate will probably befall the second version.
    Need to start another Japanese kit or two. Lots of options there, maybe this Galant for starters - it looks like a lovely kit:

     
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    Spottedlaurel got a reaction from andrew e in Shite in Miniature II   
    That scene looks like the storyboard for a dramatic episode of Emmerdale. What is the brown thing on the bottom left?
    Current small scale projects:

    1967 Impala that's going to be fitted with the LT5 engine from a Corvette ZR-1. ARG Sandalwood Beige paintwork, which needs polishing.

    To save putting it back in the box, the donor Corvette is getting built without an engine. Again, just-applied paintwork needs to be polished. Colour is Ford Caymen Blue for an appropriately '90s vibe.

     

    I'm also resurrecting this long-stalled project, having recently purchased a complete kit for replacement glass - unfortunately I broke the original. Until I saw another version of the bodyshell I'd forgotten how much shaving and filling I'd done to get it to this stage. Needs a bit of a clean and polish, but otherwise I'll leave my original paintwork. I don't want to do that foil brightwork again......
    Had I not got the glass piece I'd probably have reconfigured this one as a banger racer. That fate will probably befall the second version.
    Need to start another Japanese kit or two. Lots of options there, maybe this Galant for starters - it looks like a lovely kit:

     
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    Spottedlaurel got a reaction from RayMK in Shite in Miniature II   
    That scene looks like the storyboard for a dramatic episode of Emmerdale. What is the brown thing on the bottom left?
    Current small scale projects:

    1967 Impala that's going to be fitted with the LT5 engine from a Corvette ZR-1. ARG Sandalwood Beige paintwork, which needs polishing.

    To save putting it back in the box, the donor Corvette is getting built without an engine. Again, just-applied paintwork needs to be polished. Colour is Ford Caymen Blue for an appropriately '90s vibe.

     

    I'm also resurrecting this long-stalled project, having recently purchased a complete kit for replacement glass - unfortunately I broke the original. Until I saw another version of the bodyshell I'd forgotten how much shaving and filling I'd done to get it to this stage. Needs a bit of a clean and polish, but otherwise I'll leave my original paintwork. I don't want to do that foil brightwork again......
    Had I not got the glass piece I'd probably have reconfigured this one as a banger racer. That fate will probably befall the second version.
    Need to start another Japanese kit or two. Lots of options there, maybe this Galant for starters - it looks like a lovely kit:

     
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    Spottedlaurel reacted to bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    That 59 Miller Meteor ambulance is ace!
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    Spottedlaurel got a reaction from RoadworkUK in Shite in Miniature II   
    That scene looks like the storyboard for a dramatic episode of Emmerdale. What is the brown thing on the bottom left?
    Current small scale projects:

    1967 Impala that's going to be fitted with the LT5 engine from a Corvette ZR-1. ARG Sandalwood Beige paintwork, which needs polishing.

    To save putting it back in the box, the donor Corvette is getting built without an engine. Again, just-applied paintwork needs to be polished. Colour is Ford Caymen Blue for an appropriately '90s vibe.

     

    I'm also resurrecting this long-stalled project, having recently purchased a complete kit for replacement glass - unfortunately I broke the original. Until I saw another version of the bodyshell I'd forgotten how much shaving and filling I'd done to get it to this stage. Needs a bit of a clean and polish, but otherwise I'll leave my original paintwork. I don't want to do that foil brightwork again......
    Had I not got the glass piece I'd probably have reconfigured this one as a banger racer. That fate will probably befall the second version.
    Need to start another Japanese kit or two. Lots of options there, maybe this Galant for starters - it looks like a lovely kit:

     
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    Spottedlaurel got a reaction from Mr Laurence in Shite in Miniature II   
    That scene looks like the storyboard for a dramatic episode of Emmerdale. What is the brown thing on the bottom left?
    Current small scale projects:

    1967 Impala that's going to be fitted with the LT5 engine from a Corvette ZR-1. ARG Sandalwood Beige paintwork, which needs polishing.

    To save putting it back in the box, the donor Corvette is getting built without an engine. Again, just-applied paintwork needs to be polished. Colour is Ford Caymen Blue for an appropriately '90s vibe.

     

    I'm also resurrecting this long-stalled project, having recently purchased a complete kit for replacement glass - unfortunately I broke the original. Until I saw another version of the bodyshell I'd forgotten how much shaving and filling I'd done to get it to this stage. Needs a bit of a clean and polish, but otherwise I'll leave my original paintwork. I don't want to do that foil brightwork again......
    Had I not got the glass piece I'd probably have reconfigured this one as a banger racer. That fate will probably befall the second version.
    Need to start another Japanese kit or two. Lots of options there, maybe this Galant for starters - it looks like a lovely kit:

     
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    Spottedlaurel got a reaction from Split_Pin in Shite in Miniature II   
    That scene looks like the storyboard for a dramatic episode of Emmerdale. What is the brown thing on the bottom left?
    Current small scale projects:

    1967 Impala that's going to be fitted with the LT5 engine from a Corvette ZR-1. ARG Sandalwood Beige paintwork, which needs polishing.

    To save putting it back in the box, the donor Corvette is getting built without an engine. Again, just-applied paintwork needs to be polished. Colour is Ford Caymen Blue for an appropriately '90s vibe.

     

    I'm also resurrecting this long-stalled project, having recently purchased a complete kit for replacement glass - unfortunately I broke the original. Until I saw another version of the bodyshell I'd forgotten how much shaving and filling I'd done to get it to this stage. Needs a bit of a clean and polish, but otherwise I'll leave my original paintwork. I don't want to do that foil brightwork again......
    Had I not got the glass piece I'd probably have reconfigured this one as a banger racer. That fate will probably befall the second version.
    Need to start another Japanese kit or two. Lots of options there, maybe this Galant for starters - it looks like a lovely kit:

     
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    Spottedlaurel got a reaction from Jon in Shite in Miniature II   
    @Jon Seen this one that I saw mention of on Flickr today?

    Review here: https://antiquesandauctionnews.net/articles/"Toys-Of-Road-Vehicles-Made-In-New-Zealand"/
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    Spottedlaurel got a reaction from Skizzer in Shite in Miniature II   
    That scene looks like the storyboard for a dramatic episode of Emmerdale. What is the brown thing on the bottom left?
    Current small scale projects:

    1967 Impala that's going to be fitted with the LT5 engine from a Corvette ZR-1. ARG Sandalwood Beige paintwork, which needs polishing.

    To save putting it back in the box, the donor Corvette is getting built without an engine. Again, just-applied paintwork needs to be polished. Colour is Ford Caymen Blue for an appropriately '90s vibe.

     

    I'm also resurrecting this long-stalled project, having recently purchased a complete kit for replacement glass - unfortunately I broke the original. Until I saw another version of the bodyshell I'd forgotten how much shaving and filling I'd done to get it to this stage. Needs a bit of a clean and polish, but otherwise I'll leave my original paintwork. I don't want to do that foil brightwork again......
    Had I not got the glass piece I'd probably have reconfigured this one as a banger racer. That fate will probably befall the second version.
    Need to start another Japanese kit or two. Lots of options there, maybe this Galant for starters - it looks like a lovely kit:

     
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    Spottedlaurel got a reaction from Datsuncog in Shite in Miniature II   
    That scene looks like the storyboard for a dramatic episode of Emmerdale. What is the brown thing on the bottom left?
    Current small scale projects:

    1967 Impala that's going to be fitted with the LT5 engine from a Corvette ZR-1. ARG Sandalwood Beige paintwork, which needs polishing.

    To save putting it back in the box, the donor Corvette is getting built without an engine. Again, just-applied paintwork needs to be polished. Colour is Ford Caymen Blue for an appropriately '90s vibe.

     

    I'm also resurrecting this long-stalled project, having recently purchased a complete kit for replacement glass - unfortunately I broke the original. Until I saw another version of the bodyshell I'd forgotten how much shaving and filling I'd done to get it to this stage. Needs a bit of a clean and polish, but otherwise I'll leave my original paintwork. I don't want to do that foil brightwork again......
    Had I not got the glass piece I'd probably have reconfigured this one as a banger racer. That fate will probably befall the second version.
    Need to start another Japanese kit or two. Lots of options there, maybe this Galant for starters - it looks like a lovely kit:

     
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    Spottedlaurel got a reaction from bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    That scene looks like the storyboard for a dramatic episode of Emmerdale. What is the brown thing on the bottom left?
    Current small scale projects:

    1967 Impala that's going to be fitted with the LT5 engine from a Corvette ZR-1. ARG Sandalwood Beige paintwork, which needs polishing.

    To save putting it back in the box, the donor Corvette is getting built without an engine. Again, just-applied paintwork needs to be polished. Colour is Ford Caymen Blue for an appropriately '90s vibe.

     

    I'm also resurrecting this long-stalled project, having recently purchased a complete kit for replacement glass - unfortunately I broke the original. Until I saw another version of the bodyshell I'd forgotten how much shaving and filling I'd done to get it to this stage. Needs a bit of a clean and polish, but otherwise I'll leave my original paintwork. I don't want to do that foil brightwork again......
    Had I not got the glass piece I'd probably have reconfigured this one as a banger racer. That fate will probably befall the second version.
    Need to start another Japanese kit or two. Lots of options there, maybe this Galant for starters - it looks like a lovely kit:

     
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    Spottedlaurel got a reaction from AndyW201 in Shite in Miniature II   
    That scene looks like the storyboard for a dramatic episode of Emmerdale. What is the brown thing on the bottom left?
    Current small scale projects:

    1967 Impala that's going to be fitted with the LT5 engine from a Corvette ZR-1. ARG Sandalwood Beige paintwork, which needs polishing.

    To save putting it back in the box, the donor Corvette is getting built without an engine. Again, just-applied paintwork needs to be polished. Colour is Ford Caymen Blue for an appropriately '90s vibe.

     

    I'm also resurrecting this long-stalled project, having recently purchased a complete kit for replacement glass - unfortunately I broke the original. Until I saw another version of the bodyshell I'd forgotten how much shaving and filling I'd done to get it to this stage. Needs a bit of a clean and polish, but otherwise I'll leave my original paintwork. I don't want to do that foil brightwork again......
    Had I not got the glass piece I'd probably have reconfigured this one as a banger racer. That fate will probably befall the second version.
    Need to start another Japanese kit or two. Lots of options there, maybe this Galant for starters - it looks like a lovely kit:

     
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    Spottedlaurel got a reaction from Amishtat in Shite in Miniature II   
    That scene looks like the storyboard for a dramatic episode of Emmerdale. What is the brown thing on the bottom left?
    Current small scale projects:

    1967 Impala that's going to be fitted with the LT5 engine from a Corvette ZR-1. ARG Sandalwood Beige paintwork, which needs polishing.

    To save putting it back in the box, the donor Corvette is getting built without an engine. Again, just-applied paintwork needs to be polished. Colour is Ford Caymen Blue for an appropriately '90s vibe.

     

    I'm also resurrecting this long-stalled project, having recently purchased a complete kit for replacement glass - unfortunately I broke the original. Until I saw another version of the bodyshell I'd forgotten how much shaving and filling I'd done to get it to this stage. Needs a bit of a clean and polish, but otherwise I'll leave my original paintwork. I don't want to do that foil brightwork again......
    Had I not got the glass piece I'd probably have reconfigured this one as a banger racer. That fate will probably befall the second version.
    Need to start another Japanese kit or two. Lots of options there, maybe this Galant for starters - it looks like a lovely kit:

     
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    Spottedlaurel reacted to RoadworkUK in Shite in Miniature II   
    I've been on eBay tonight; I might have bought a thing, but that's not what I'm here to talk about.
    What I'm here to discuss, because I think it's hilarious, is this Corgi Rover SD1 that I definitely didn't buy.
    "THE PERSON I BOUGHT IT FROM SAID HE BOUGHT IT NEW REMOVED IT FROMTHE BOX
    TO LOOK AT IT AND PUT IT BACK IN THE BOX AND DID NOT PLAY WITH IT
    AS HE HAD BOUGHT IT TO COLLECT"
    So, presumably it was malevolent spirits that went at it wankily with a black permanent marker and added "details":

    And then fired up the printer to create some bewilderingly toss rear lights and badges:

    Oh lordy, even the actual box itself wasn't safe. I'm halfway down a bottle of red and I still have no idea what's going on here:

    Should you wish to inspect it yourself, in person, it can be yours for just FORTY POUNDS.
    PLUS POSTAGE.
    Form an orderly queue... 
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CORGI-338-DIECAST-1979-ROVER-3500-WITH-ORIGINAL-BOX/333749596915
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    Spottedlaurel got a reaction from Split_Pin in Shite in Miniature II   
    @Jon Seen this one that I saw mention of on Flickr today?

    Review here: https://antiquesandauctionnews.net/articles/"Toys-Of-Road-Vehicles-Made-In-New-Zealand"/
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    Spottedlaurel reacted to Six-cylinder in Shite in Miniature II   
    The great 2021 clean up has started! 2 shelves cleaned so far and 7 to go. It is a while since I have done them and a paint brush does not seem to get them very clean so each one is going though the car wash. The car wash is glass cleaner and a kitchen paper towel and they are leaving the towel quite dirty.
    Because my desk is solid wood it has a few waves so I have to leave stuff on my desk and temporally place the cars on the stuff or some would roll away onto the floor.
    The other problem is I have totally filled all nine shelves so instead of rebuilding the shelves I am simply inserting intermediate shelves between three existing glass shelves. I am using aluminium carpet threshold strips on wooden blocks. I will see how that works out and if I need a plan B.
    If you notice that I have repeats of some models it is because my collection is a model for every car I own, have owned and been given as a company car. Working in the motor trade I quite often got similar cars like a whole load of Volvo 340s and my plan one day is to paint them to match the actual cars I had.
     





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    Spottedlaurel reacted to Split_Pin in Shite in Miniature II   
    Range Rover kit progressing albeit more slowly now that I am back at work.

    Good shout from @Spottedlaurel on using PVA glue on the windows, they look pretty much spotless now. This was always a weak point of my models in the past.

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    Spottedlaurel reacted to Jon in Shite in Miniature II   
    Despite his stereotypically-coloured BRG airtex top, MG botherer right of centre is obviously high on life - and don't the ladies just love it?!
    No, you're more a pressed jeans, shapeless pullover man (cotton/viscose mix - washes easily). Much more the type to concern themselves over obsolete toys.
     
    Speaking of which.....
     

    As we return to my fantastical made-up time-travelog of tosh, I left you last instalment with the above device, to transport me about my fanciful scenarios. But it's not very American, is it?
     

    This is, though! To further its 'apple pie' quotient even more, it's a model from the era of American Motors Corporation. This apple pie is so American, the filling came straight from a can! What a pleasingly blue scene, by the way.
     

    Here's a snap of me visiting the (locally) famed DC7 Steak House, where they pride themselves on good plane meals!!!!! I had the seitan WINGS and a side of cour-jets. Except they called them zucchinis, so that didn't work.
     

    After that meal, I certainly HARBOURED a thirst, so dropped by this gaff for a glass or two - it was very MOOR-ish. Then it was time to set sail on further adventures.
     

    Then the best of American workmanship resulted in us both taking an unscheduled break. But to give credit where it's due, the Jeep chose its functional stopgap in the most metaphorical of spots; the lo being its lapse and the hi being the memorable night which ensued, courtesy of the utterly wonderful cocktail lounge you see here.   If you haven't awoken contorted in the back of a small 1970's off roader after 11 coconut eggnogs, then you haven't lived, I say.
     

    OMG BARN FIND!!!!!!!!
     

    What better way to enjoy motoring than sitting still in it for hours, staring out its small windscreen at 2 of the finest motion pictures, accompanied by crackly tannoys to issue the sound? Marvellous.
     
     
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    Spottedlaurel reacted to wuvvum in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Are you feeling brave?
    No, I mean really brave?
    No, braver than that.  I'm talking "slathering yourself in fish paste and then jumping bollock naked into a tank full of sharks" brave.
     
    You are?  Then I have great news.
    Sterling Cars is selling a Maserati 4200.  With the Cambiocorsa gearbox.  And no MOT.

    What could possibly go wrong?
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    Spottedlaurel reacted to Shite Ron in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Looks like a nice daily driver
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nissan-bluebird-1-6-low-milage-low-owner-car/324442423889?hash=item4b8a468251:g:tooAAOSw5Dlf9FV6

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    Spottedlaurel reacted to barrett in Shite in Miniature II   
    So I dug out this lovely old Politoys Alfa 2600 coupé the other day. I can't remember where it came from  - either a very cheap, poor ebay listing or possibly and even more poorly listed job lot with a couple of worthless 50s Corgis. Anyway, the wheels are really delicate wire spoked jobs with rubber tyres, and two of the wheels have always been damaged making it impossible to display nicely. I had a dig around in the dregs of my childhood diecast collection and found a set of Corgi wheels from the Marcos Mantis which are approximately the right size. This is a screw together base so it all comes apart easily and I'm quite happy with the result (although the axles are too wide).


    This is such a nice little thing. Four opening flaps, nicely detailed engine and interior, with full dash detail and separate gear lever. In terms of quality and accuracy it's streets ahead of similar British toys of the period - I'm guessing these Politoys weren't cheap to make or to buy.
    Anyway... does this mean I'm a model car collector now? Oh dear....

     
     
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    Spottedlaurel reacted to Datsuncog in Shite in Miniature II   
    No skimpage, and no bowing either, thankfully - I got 8mm toughened glass shelves cut for the beefy Corgis, as opposed to the thinner 6mm shelves cut for the smaller box frames (which are fine, as they only ever hold three 1/43s at a maximum).
    The three shelves currently fitted on the existing brackets seem happy enough, anyway!
    I'd planned to just fit lengths of stout dowel to the sides of the cabinet to act as supports for the others, but those Screwfix supports look pretty good for a mere £3.99 - better weight distribution on a flat bearing area, anyway.

     A spot of measurement and a bit of drilly-drilly should hopefully see them all up, thanks!
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