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In the meantime time I shall mostly be browsing through this, a copy of which I had as a lad.

Seems to be pretty much just one man's collection but I always found it fascinating 

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Sadly this is yet another item that arrived damaged during delivery, thanks to Evri dragging it along the road by the look of it

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Yes plz to the Maestro @bunglebus

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I saw one of these at the toy fair last week, was £2 ish I think, I thought it looked a bit shit so didn't bother...

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2 hours ago, bunglebus said:

In the meantime time I shall mostly be browsing through this, a copy of which I had as a lad.

Seems to be pretty much just one man's collection but I always found it fascinating 

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Sadly this is yet another item that arrived damaged during delivery, thanks to Evri dragging it along the road by the look of it

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Interesting looking book.

Really boils my piss when (a) things aren't packaged well & (b) delivery folk just don't give a crap & damage stuff.  Utterly needless.

 

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48 minutes ago, FakeConcern said:

Yes plz to the Maestro @bunglebus

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I saw one of these at the toy fair last week, was £2 ish I think, I thought it looked a bit shit so didn't bother...

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I’ve never liked that Dinky Caddy either. It looks terrible! The top half is completely out of proportion to the bottom half. 
In a way it sort of looks like one of those futuristic bubble top concept cars from the 50’s!

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I got this Matchbox Mercedes Benz Binz Ambulance off a market stall today. It was £4.00 which i'm pretty chuffed with. Even has the little patient & his blanket.

 

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I've never seen one with so much paint never mind the patient, great find @ETCHY!

As it's all quiet on here this evening I'll share another find from last week I'd kind of forgotten about, it is totally fucked mind you!

It's a FIAT from the 70s/80s

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Mirafiori

 

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 by Mebetoys Matel

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Never seen one before

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so I'm quite keen to do something with it despite broken A pillars and one door sill missing!

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Cheers guys 😀

Thing is I saw it, found out the price & nabbed it. I saw there was something rattling about inside but hadn't twigged it might be the little patient & just bunged it in my bag, so was very pleased when I got home.

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1 hour ago, danthecapriman said:

I don’t think I’ve ever had one of those with the patient and blanket still with it. Nice find.

I've got a nice late version with just the blanket

Matchbox Speed Kings K-26 Mercedes-Benz "Binz" Ambulance

A tattier early one with patient

Matchbox King Size K-6 Mercedes-Benz "Binz" Ambulance

And a Superfast with patient 

Matchbox Superfast 3a Mercedes Benz "Binz" Ambulance

(and many others in various states!)

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15 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

I've got a nice late version with just the blanket

Matchbox Speed Kings K-26 Mercedes-Benz "Binz" Ambulance

A tattier early one with patient

Matchbox King Size K-6 Mercedes-Benz "Binz" Ambulance

And a Superfast with patient 

Matchbox Superfast 3a Mercedes Benz "Binz" Ambulance

(and many others in various states!)

I’ll be honest. I didn’t even realise they came with a patient or a blanket until I saw @ETCHY one! I have got a Dinky Cadillac ambulance with the figure and stretcher.

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12 hours ago, FakeConcern said:

I've never seen one with so much paint never mind the patient, great find @ETCHY!

As it's all quiet on here this evening I'll share another find from last week I'd kind of forgotten about, it is totally fucked mind you!

It's a FIAT from the 70s/80s

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I like a Mirafiori, especially an Abarth.

Here's a Luso Toys one

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A Mercury Carabinieri

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And finally a Mira Seat 131 Especial

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I love the Mira and Mercury examples! Thats right up my stradale.

The rally version looks very similar to a Solido model.

 

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14 hours ago, danthecapriman said:

I’ve never liked that Dinky Caddy either. It looks terrible! The top half is completely out of proportion to the bottom half. 
In a way it sort of looks like one of those futuristic bubble top concept cars from the 50’s!

The Jetsons

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Yesterday's market stall finds.

Corgi Ford Escort mk3 in Smoll and Smollerer flavours. 

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Corgi 924,still with rear paper taillights intact.

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Corgi Ferrari,was too nice to leave behind.

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Lastly this Matchbox "Dinky" Cadillac. 

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Not a bad haul for €10.00.

"You keep tellin yerself that M8"

 

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@Datsuncog remember this market find? A little bit of work and it's gone into the fleet with plenty of other Bill Day scratchbuilds for company.

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OK here are some of today's treasures 

If anyone fancies this Matchbox Major Pack Guy Warrior transporter it was £2 - needs work but at least has all its grey tyres

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I don't really "do" commercial stuff, so I sell on any Convoy bits I end up with - so of course I don't have the right tractor unit for this (I like Pepsi branded items)

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Guy was selling a handful of My First Matchbox for 50p each. Someone's got to look after them

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Other Matchbox include a late 'bird

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And a Prowler 

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Going back a few decades, yet another Capri probably headed for my sales thread

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Blaze Buster is another unloved casting but this one is very nice, still looks capable of busting a few blazes

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GT40 has definitely had an eventful life

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Superfast Dodge Wreck Truck isn't bad though

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I'm not too completionist when it comes to Lesney's earlier efforts, some just don't appeal to me. These too were too cute to ignore though. Still amazes me you can buy a 60 year old toy for pence

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Legend has it the designer of the Majorette fox body Mustang saw the original car drive past at 80 MPH at night when it was foggy, and did the job from memory 

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He did at least include some junk in the trunk for us though

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Talking of tatty red Majorettes

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Corgi Range Rover always seems to pop up, and there are many variations 

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This was yesterday's 

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There's something about the styling of a Scammell that appeals to me 

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Today's best buy was a 50p Politoys Chevron

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Silliest was a Chinese pickup on fake Hot Wheels Ultra Hot rims

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Red hub Batmobile will go on to a new home via eBay

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So having decided I didn't need another Dinky Kubelwagen

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Or a giant Stratos

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And definitely not anything from here

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I came home 

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11 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

Legend has it the designer of the Majorette fox body Mustang saw the original car drive past at 80 MPH at night when it was foggy, and did the job from memory 

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He did at least include some junk in the trunk for us though

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If it didn't have Mustang plastered all over it, I would have thought that was a Mk3 Escort on silly Max Power wheels.

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1 hour ago, quicksilver said:

@Datsuncog remember this market find? A little bit of work and it's gone into the fleet with plenty of other Bill Day scratchbuilds for company.

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Blimey, looks much smarter now than it did this time last year!

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Great going - and very nice that this one is home safe with some of Bill's other creations, after its perilous market stall escapades...

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Did my mini shitters duty today to a young lad and his mum in Poundland, by suggesting the other green golf GTI on the peg he’d not spotted would be an ideal “dad” surprise! I wonder what his dad will say 😎

Its a sweet little thing though once released from captivity, even if the grill is a bit proud (Citi golf/mark 2 style) an printing of the wheel arches is a bit haphazard!

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Its also much darker in the flesh, closer to olive that bright green.

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1 hour ago, bunglebus said:

OK here are some of today's treasures 

If anyone fanciest this Matchbox Major Pack Guy Warrior transporter it was £2 - needs work but at least has all its grey tyres

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I don't really "do" commercial stuff, so I sell on any Convoy bits I end up with - so of course I don't have the right tractor unit for this (I like Pepsi branded items)

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Guy was selling a handful of My First Matchbox for 50p each. Someone's got to look after them

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Other Matchbox include a late 'bird

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And a Prowler 

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Going back a few decades, yet another Capri probably headed for my sales thread

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Blaze Buster is another unloved casting but this one is very nice, still looks capable of busting a few blazes

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GT40 has definitely had an eventful life

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Superfast Dodge Wreck Truck isn't bad though

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I'm not too completionist when it comes to Lesney's earlier efforts, some just don't appeal to me. These too were too cute to ignore though. Still amazes me you can buy a 60 year old toy for pence

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Legend has it the designer of the Majorette fox body Mustang saw the original car drive past at 80 MPH at night when it was foggy, and did the job from memory 

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He did at least include some junk in the trunk for us though

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Talking of tatty red Majorettes

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Corgi Range Rover always seems to pop up, and there are many variations 

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This was yesterday's 

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There's something about the styling of a Scammell that appeals to me 

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Today's best buy was a 50p Politoys Chevron

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Silliest was a Chinese pickup on fake Hot Wheels Ultra Hot rims

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Red hub Batmobile will go on to a new home via eBay

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So having decided I didn't need another Dinky Kubelwagen

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Or a giant Stratos

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And definitely not anything from here

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I came home 

That little Nestle's van is uber cute.

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17 hours ago, bunglebus said:

I've got a nice late version with just the blanket

Matchbox Speed Kings K-26 Mercedes-Benz "Binz" Ambulance

A tattier early one with patient

Matchbox King Size K-6 Mercedes-Benz "Binz" Ambulance

And a Superfast with patient 

Matchbox Superfast 3a Mercedes Benz "Binz" Ambulance

(and many others in various states!)

Ah good stuff yeah it's a very nice casting.
I do have the late model one somewhere too, in the box (albeit a tatty box). I've had it since I was a kid. My dad bought it me when he won on the Grand National Sweepstake when he was working at Leyland Motors. It was the year the horse Aldaniti won (1980 I think ?)

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3 hours ago, bunglebus said:

And a Prowler 

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I've had a Prowler out of its box today, a Universal Hobbies Eagle's Race 1/43rd.

The colour is a bit pale compared to the real thing, but then Universal Hobbies are a budget collectible.

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The detail isn't too bad

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but roof fit is poor.

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The thing is, if you are a Chrysler MOPAR collector then you are going to need this as I can not remember any other 1/43rd versions of the Prowler.

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8 hours ago, MiniMinorMk3 said:

I like a Mirafiori

My first 1:1 car was a ‘76/R Fiat Mirafiori

It was a 1300 L and went very well - it used to annoy the Escort crowd, due mainly to its gearing rather than my driving ability

I should have kept that 2-door shell, put it into storage, as it still had (most of) its factory sills.  But when you are 19 you don’t think about funding retirement…

 

Got a Polistil 1:43 in the same colour to remind myself of the thing.  Here it is out to play with a Panorama

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A bit of SIM II news to report today:

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Sold 3-4 unbuilt kits. I take a few built ones along as a talking point, and to show buyers what can be done with them. This is the Mk1 version of the stall, which then had to be rearranged behind the shelter of the car due to the wind lifting lids off the boxes and redistributing contents....

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Put a little bit of the proceeds back into these - left and middle rows from other sellers at the show, two on the right from shops.

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The Sunny Truck was one I was particularly keen after I saw it there on a stand last year, because it reminds me of this kit I built with similar wheels and colour:

1:24 Hasegawa Nissan Sunny Truck kit

More in a moment once I've done a bit of editing....

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Managed to get two 1/24 builds off the bench this weekend, spurred on by wanting to get them on display at the show.

Number 1 was a quick, simpe refurb of a Tamiya 280ZX I bought already built, ostensibly to strip and rebuild but it was tidy enough just to work with what was there:

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As bought, with brush-painted enamel paintwork and some loose components, but mercifully no glue on the glass.

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Wheels and tyres swapped from another version of the 280ZX kit, missing rear light found inside the body and lenses  painted with clear red and orange, bumpers reattached, mirrors replaced/refitted, body washed and resin polished, and perhaps most satisfyingly was adding foil to the window trims. I left the interior and driver as it was. It came with the little motor as was common in Japanese kits of the time, and I couldn't resist popping a couple of AA batteries to see how it went across the garage floor - pretty fast!

Not immaculate, but better it sitting as a complete model on the shelf rather than in a box as a 'pending' project. And I have a boxed, unstarted kit when I want to do one 'properly'.

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Number 2, a Fujimi issue of the Nissan Fairlady ZG (Datsun 240Z with aero nose):

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What I started with. There is an engine, but as there's minimal underbonnet detail then I've kept that for another Datsun project.

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Went for a distinctly non-stock colour - Tamiya Lavender with pearl clear and then gloss clear. Arches, bumpers and spoilers were painted dark metallic grey.

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Wheels by Aoshima, tyres from yet another kit. Window trims finished with foil, and wipers and some other brightwork done using Gundam chrome marker.

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Interior painted metallic salmon pink (!), with a bit of light grey and felt carpet to give it a bit of texture.

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A couple of quick outdoor shots that still don't really do the pearl finish justice - it's subtle but works well, slightly different to a metallic/mica finish.

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