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I finally got the T-bird to a point that I could prime it to see just what I'm dealing with.  It's not bad, all things considered, and very salvagable.  Next stage will be filler and lots of fine sanding to sort out the minor damage and defects all over.

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I'll be going white and gold 60s custom on this one because that allows me to explain away some of the damaged and missing bits.  Had the kit not cleaned up so well, there was a very different route for it that I was seriously considering.

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The Monaco too has an update.  All the base colours are now down.  To help make a bit more sense of the 'deer strike' dents, I repainted the front wing on the same side in different colour.  the mask line for this is correct, the front panel on these is separate so the split is vertical behind the bumper end.  The trunk lid wasn't going to be mismatched until I had a glue mishap putting the rear bumper on and managed to lift some green paint with my thumb.  It was easier to paint it to match the front wing than in the original green, so that's what I did.  I like to imagine both panels came off another car, perhaps the original trunk lid on this one rotted out in that way they do and the replacement was too cheap not to buy at the same time as that wing.

 

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Stick a bit of paint on them and don't glue them in, you can shufty them around between stuff then and use them for little displays and photographs.  Where did you get the crates from?  They look pretty good.

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Next under the knife is this daubed Lesney Victor.

 

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Fill of dirt,seen some serious puddle action over the years!

 

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Here it is in all its miniature glory,modeled here alongside the inimitable smoll Eddy!

 

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"This to your liking smoll Eddy?"

 

"Very fond of the GM brand M8"

 

:mrgreen:

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Stick a bit of paint on them and don't glue them in, you can shufty them around between stuff then and use them for little displays and photographs.  Where did you get the crates from?  They look pretty good.

 

Thanks, here you go. He does other variations.

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/crates-assorted-for-00-gauge-4mm-20-per-pack-resin-cast/222910430292

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Not been in the mood to work on the Monaco so it's T-bird update time.  Today I learned that white is incredibly forgiving and gold is not.

 

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I had considered a proper Watson style paintjob and then realised I'm not brave enough for that.  Instead, I'm going to make use of the car's existing body lines to keep it simple while looking really complicated.  It's going to be very different to the other kits.  I feel like I need to display it on a piece of white fur.

 

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Picked this up last Sunday at a autojumble.

Made by Taiyo in Japan,it's a 1960's tin plate motorised Volkswagen.

 

Of course it didnt work,but some tinkering and a replacement motor got it to move.

 

Gave it a good clean,lube and polish and it trundles around the table quite happily.

It has a clever mechanism underneath that stops it going over the edge.

I won't paint it as I quite like it as it is.

 

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"Fill her up please smoll Eddy"

 

"You taking the piss M8"

 

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Golden age of Jap tinplate, that Volkswagen...Very very nice.  My first real steer was a '64 Beetle that colour - I would have been all over that if I'd seen it!

I'm actually looking for the Bandai large bump n go version,with the light up removable engine and working lights in white if possible.

I had a used one as a kid,but it got wrecked.

So when I spotted this smaller version it was like a tramp on a bag of discarded chips!

Paid €10.00 for it,dunno if that was a good price?

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Looks like a Taiyo.....Well worth ten of anything I would think.   Beaulieu price would be four times that in the same condition.

Ah,so not too bad then.

I know nothing of tin plate,just what info I've found on the net.

 

It was fun getting it to work again :mrgreen:

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I also like tinplate toys but have rarely owned any for long.  My trouble was that I was given them when my desire to understand* how they worked was their downfall.  I do recall having a jelly mould type police car with friction drive and a piercingly loud siren.  I was about 8 years old.  That was soon relegated to the shed by my mum.  It rusted away.  Next was a Bristol Belvedere helicopter which survived about a year before being irrevocably dismantled in my quest for knowledge.  A bit later, my Dad returned from 12 months in RAF Gan laden with gifts to compensate for his lengthy disappearance.  I was given a microscope which I kept and used until I was about 18.  My brother had a beautiful 4 engined prop liner which went through an automated cycle of door closing, passengers appearing at the windows, engines starting, taxiing for a couple of circuits (circular), then doing the reverse sequence ending with the door opening.  The snag: It took 4 U2 batteries which lasted for 5 cycles.  It was so expensive to run that it eventually ended up in the loft before my brother gave me permission to dismantle it a year or two later, a decision aided by the mess made by leaking batteries.  Nowadays I often find myself looking for too long at those tinplate lashups often seen in posh garden centres.   

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Picked this up last Sunday at a autojumble.

Made by Taiyo in Japan,it's a 1960's tin plate motorised Volkswagen.

 

Of course it didnt work,but some tinkering and a replacement motor got it to move.

 

Gave it a good clean,lube and polish and it trundles around the table quite happily.

It has a clever mechanism underneath that stops it going over the edge.

I won't paint it as I quite like it as it is.

 

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"Fill her up please smoll Eddy"

 

"You taking the piss M8"

 

:mrgreen:

That is excellent, I do love that

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Acting like I have come into money I have acquired some toys off Ebay I trashed as a boy. I know veterans are not worth much but I thought the Corgi Renault was good value at £5 (plus p&p) as it came with a box.

 

The Rover's golden jacks suspension is broken - so that will challenge my limited skills..

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