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1 hour ago, junkyarddog said:

New front cast from resin

I often see those and reject them due to the broken grille. How hard/involved is the resin casting?

Think my biggest limitation is space, don't have much as it is and all the setups I've seen have got vacuum pots etc for getting rid of bubbles.

Same with zinc plating, it would be really useful but I have to store the kit somewhere 

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1 hour ago, sierraman said:

I’m a bit like that with superfast Mercury Commuters. I must have got 20-30 of them, just like them. 

I like those. Still don't have a really nice early Superfast one.

Apparently the green with wide Superfast wheels is a hard one to find.

This one seems to be my obsession casting

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21 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

often see those and reject them due to the broken grille. How hard/involved is the resin casting?

I don't do hard or involved,I just take a plasticine mould from a good unbroken model,then just fill it in with fiberglass resin,I just use David's stuff.

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You may get the odd air bubble,but it generally works first go.

A bit of trimming and sanding is required, but I find for me it works well enough.

 

Strange how we seem to have a favourite casting that we always buy and hoard.

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That's not even all of them🙄

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56 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

I like those. Still don't have a really nice early Superfast one.

Apparently the green with wide Superfast wheels is a hard one to find.

This one seems to be my obsession casting

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I had a superfast silver one. Never seen another, it wasn’t originally pink like a lot say it was a genuine silver. Perhaps it had been a colour trial.

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On 20/12/2021 at 10:59, Amishtat said:

Also gave the TK a clean and loaded it up ready to go in the cabinet. I must have had the MGB about thirty years and have never really appreciated it much before. No idea just what that is stuck to the osf wheel but it's tenacious. It's been lopsided as long as I can recall too. 

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I had that transporter and the MGB, probably around 1968. I had a Corgi Rover 2000 as well but see to remember it was a dark colour , maybe a later model as it had removable wheels and built in jacks . Also had a Corgi DS but it was a saloon or estate in two tone blue I think.

 

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1 hour ago, Metal Guru said:

I had that transporter and the MGB, probably around 1968. I had a Corgi Rover 2000 as well but see to remember it was a dark colour , maybe a later model as it had removable wheels and built in jacks . Also had a Corgi DS but it was a saloon or estate in two tone blue I think.

Still looking for a spare wheel carrier for mine

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A few more. Found a K-50 in orange and green earlier - a variant that exists but this was green body with orange wings *edit* found it - wheels on this and the red/yellow car are different to production too

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The VW 1500 is interesting as the casting is different around the bumpers

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On 18/12/2021 at 15:56, AndyW201 said:

Today's arrival, this will probably have to be it until after new year! (Although hopefully Santa will be bringing something diecast...)

Ah, that didn't go too well. I forgot I had a package on its way...

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I've drawn a complete blank on finding this one, this year. I do think it was the most eagerly awaited mainline of 2021. So I've cheated and got it from Ana, the HW seller on Facebook.

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Theyve done a really good job on the EK9 casting.

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So while I had the Civic ordered I thought I may get as well build a box up, and catch up on others I've missed. The Silvia looks nice in relatively un-messed with form.

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Of course I had to  have the Merc, but I really, really need to find the Signal red version as its the closest I'd find to a HW version of my old 190e sportline.

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After the small flurry of new releases, my local Tesco has gone back to being absolutely dogshit for Matchbox. So this is probably the only way I'll get this version of the BGT.

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Still loving the rear end detail on this, great for the scale.

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Only seen this as a premium packaged product as part of the Walmart- only Off Road series, (albeit in AS colours), looks good in I-cant-believe-its-not-Rothmans livery though.

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Been after the yellow Civic for a while, I was hoping Ana would also get some carded silver  Capris but even she has had problems getting them!

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Put this one in as a makeweight, but the Mazda 3 is one of my favourite modern cars at the mo (apologies).

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And it's nice to see so much care taken over the detailing on a bog standard family hatch.

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And it's a Merry Christmas and a tiny metal car-filled New Year from me to all miniature shiters. Looking forward to seeing what Santa has brought tomorrow!

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Happened to be up in Belfast yesterday afternoon, and noticed that St George's Market was running all week... Well, I only needed to find a lettuce, but thought it would be churlish not to take a little look around the stalls...

Initially there was no sign of Market Blokey's stuff, his usual stall being occupied by a jewellery place - but over at the next aisle, there he was.

Ohhh...

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Seems that he has some new stock.

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Not vast quantities, but there's quality to be seen.

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Late-era Dinkys well represented by the Austin FX4 taxi, the Lamborghini Marzal (with aftermarket decals) and not a bad AA Bedford CF. The Corgi Hillman Imp was also in reasonable fettle, needing some tyres, while Lesney transporters could be found in '60s Guy Warrior format and '70s fantasy Superkings, still with its rear cover intact.

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More Dinky in the form of a Silver Jubilee bus (Daimler?), a Plymouth Plaza taxi, and an early Gerry Anderson SHADO Interceptor. Corgi Mini and Kojak Buick Regal have had a hard time of it, though the older VW Type 2 pickup was alright. Matchbox King Size ERF cement mixer and Scammell tipper were well-used but not dreadful; and I don't know who made the Batman aircraft thing...

And lo, a personal Christmas miracle...

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I've been looking for a decent example of the Matchbox King Size Foden Wrecker for many, many years.

A totally knackered version is one of my stand-out memories of a primary school toybox (no glazing, no wheels, no jib, no paint); but any I've seen since have always been a bit too shabby, or else fearsomely expensive.

This one's just nice - not mint, but an honest example with very little paint wear and the waterslide transfers are mostly intact. Even the hubs don't seem to be suffering too badly from shrinkage.

At only a fiver, I couldn't bring myself to leave it... and I also snagged the Guy Warrior transporter for the same.

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So there we go - the end of what's been quite a frenetic year in tiny-tat... who knows what next year may bring, but it's been an honour to share it with so many of you.

A fine Christmas and New Year to you all!

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Would be interested in rehoming that Plymouth taxi if it's not silly money. I had what you might call pre-Christmas diecast turn up, my uncle arrived yesterday with a lovely Matchbox BMC 1800 Pininfarina he'd found for a quid in a Nairn charity shop and I also had a delivery yesterday from Ramrod Diecast Distribution in the form of a tidy boxed Lone Star '61 Dodge Plodcoop and a very appealing Corgi Chrysler Imperial. Thanks again Eddy! We welcomed my Dad to our new house this evening having not seen him in 14 months and it was a delight showing him what's new in the cabinet. A very merry Christmas to my fellow diecast botherers. 

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2 hours ago, Datsuncog said:

70s fantasy Superkings, still with its rear cover intact

Ooh...interesting! I have found a couple with canopies intact lately but none have the slide out part that holds the car in place. One to keep in mind if you ever return please!

The Dinky Marzal is also tempting if it's not eye-wateringly expensive. 

Happy Christmas everyone

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