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4 minutes ago, Six-cylinder said:

Wrong to not buy random models I like or wrong to hold onto gift models that do not fit my collection?

 

If you like the aesthetics, why not?
 

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I've decided I actually like these little shorty pull back cars, I might start collecting them. 😁

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So let's do a little quiz eh? Submit your answers by pm, and I'll judge the winner by tomorrow night at 6pm. Winner gets 5 random matchbox size cars posted to them FOC. 

Here goes. 

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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8.

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9.

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10.

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11.

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12.

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13. 

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14. 

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15. 

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Rules. 

Don't answer on this thread! 

Where there is opinion on what the car is, my decision is final. 

Good luck! 

Bonus round - as I have no idea! 

 

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11 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

The bag contained as assortment

I have this photo, but there are a few more. 

Edit - getting these out again is for more fun than sleeping so here are the rest.

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Good to see these again, there's a lot of history to them. The Unimog was mine and I remember taking it to school for show and tell on the letter U. Everyone else had umbrellas and unicorns but I had a Unimog :) The rest in the first pic were @Slowsilver's childhood toys that he passed on to his older sister for his nephew to play with, then she gave them to me a few years ago. The ones in the second pic weren't mine so they must have come from someone else.

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I'm suffering from Tat-Friday DatsunCog Fact-Finding withdrawal

Plus there is a Police helicopter circling the estate.  No doubt the under-25s are flouting lockdown ....again

So I have a request!

Can this be explained please:

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1. BMW CSL Batmobile

2. No idea

3. Mercedes SEC

4 & 5: modern Lamborghinis?

6. Mercedes SL

They're vaguely recognisable but fit in the category of 'loosely inspired by' rather than accurate replicas.

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I have the Zakspeed Capri, ready for a WDIB lineup. 

 

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Plus a Summer 3.0 CSL - not the same though

 

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Returning to more mainstream makes, how about this Corgi Mazda with camper? Love the way it locks into the rivets on the base

 

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I should try and lay hands on one of those Corgi Mazdas for my 1/36 fleet, shouldn't I?  A beige one would be good, then it could join my film/telly fleet as the one Lovejoy had.  Although if I got one that was a bit rough, I'd have no qualms about painting it myself.

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Here's the latest bunch to go under the drill...

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I'm going to have to get a tin of Valencia Blue, if I can, for the Herald.  What you see on it now is an unholy mix of Humbrols, made by hand and eye a long time ago.

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Inside the back of the Ecurie Ecosse wagon.  I didn't have to drill this one, it's held together by some sort of clip arrangement. 

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Front screen is one of my home-made specials, held in by elderly Plasticine.  The original was broken when I got it, used.  Lucky to get the ramps and side door, I suppose.  I haven't decided whether to leave the name cast into the sides, or file/grind it off.  At the moment I haven't got a tub big enough to strip it in, so it's a bit academic.

Now then... a nice parcel arrived from Mr Spottedlaurel of this parish.

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As a former Proton owner, what better to have my breakfast coffee in than a Proton mug?

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...And a few rather nice models, which are now on my shelves upstairs.

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And to finish off, the latest batch of completed restorations.  The driver in the Corgi Austin Healey is Roger Moore, salvaged from the Volvo P1800.  Windscreens on both the sports cars are by me, cut from the moulded plastic that so many things come in these days.

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Parcel arrived from @Spottedlaurel yesterday, Cheers!

My friend had the Datsun when we were kids in the 1980s and I used to love it as the bonnet popped up like when you release the mechanism on a real car.

I also had the Sierra as a kid, given to me by a classmate, long gone now. I can't recall if it was part of the BP or a separate Golden Wonder promotion. Corgi seemed to lean heavily on this channel in the 1980s which we've discussed previously.

 

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Just had a sort out of my cabinet combined with an boxing/plinthing of some stuff that was sitting around.E430E989-84E0-41AC-854E-ADB64D69754B.thumb.jpeg.d137fcd776aecbc189b8e308f4200e90.jpeg

This has left these oddballs surplus to requirements , any good to anyone? Would swap for 1/36 Corgis or any everyday French cars.D179FCBC-8B2B-4E4B-A1A7-0CE5DE09F301.thumb.jpeg.e33179e380777ed9ed8033a9d87dff37.jpeg

The spec lift is almost an AA Transporterbut not quite , came with a V70 I wanted.

The Audi A4 is a funny scale pull back toy, only of interest to an A4 owner, I’d have thought.

Horsebox is 1/43 and came with a Defender( Caraama?)

Ferrari 166was a Shell promotion.

Corgi Charlie Angels van is in good condition, I just don’t like it.

Jeep Grand Cherokee has had is roof mounted dinghy stolen for a Lesney Land Rover.

Hummer and Ice Cream van both Maidstone.

The GS Camargue is Majorette and in VGC- I just don’t like concept cars.

The Red Matchbox thing is pretty good and Rolomatic, thing is it must be the Tdi version as it only has one Rolomatic exhaust.

The 1/24 300 SL has had a stay of execution because MrsN saw it and remembered buying it for my Birthday years ago!.

Anyway made more space 

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1 hour ago, NorfolkNWeigh said:

This has left these oddballs surplus to requirements , any good to anyone? Would swap for 1/36 Corgis or any everyday French cars.D179FCBC-8B2B-4E4B-A1A7-0CE5DE09F301.thumb.jpeg.e33179e380777ed9ed8033a9d87dff37.jpeg

Charlies and the Ferraris are welcome here when possible

I have this in my outgoing pile

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1 hour ago, sierraman said:

The Eccurie Ecosse Transporter is well worth restoring properly, fairly sure you can buy the replacement glass.

Yes, probably.  I quite like the challenge of making a new screen that's better than the one it had before though, and having no team cars for it I kind of think I would like to make it different.  We will see.

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Went through Dominic's box of Hot wheels and divided them between 'real cars' and 'fantasy names'

There's about 50% of what he has come under the fantasy category, at least by name. Here's a list of what we have: 

Pic 1. Brit Speed, Twin Mill, Phantom Corsair, Boner Shaker, Asphalt Assault.

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Pic 2. Head Starter, AristoRat, Neet Streeter, RV There yet?, Cruise Bruiser

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Pic 3. 40 Somethin', Roller Toaster, Hi Roller, CUL8R, Pontiac Rageous

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Pic 4. Screamliner, Super Blitzen, Muscle Tone, Mercy Breaker, Greased Gremlin

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Pic 5. Arrow Dynamic x 2, Twinduction, Driftaxi, Unobtainium

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Pic 6. Cloud Cutter, Bedlam. Hot Tub, Captain America, Country Club Muscle

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Pic 7. Racing Stocker, Frontrunnin', Greased Lighnin, Surfin School Bus, MotorBlade. 

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Pic 8. These don't have names on the bottom, but I think they belong here.

 

 

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As usual, if anyone wants anything in particular, I'm sure they could be available... :) 

 

Edit : Found 3 I missed, from my special shelf. Not for sale! 

Rodger Dodger, 8 Crate and Rivited

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So as we now have a Mondeo of course I wanted a model of it. There's no Mondeo available in 1/76 scale so I had to find something similar to adapt and realised that styling-wise a Mondeo is little more than a Sierra with the edges rounded off. I wondered if I might be able to make one from Oxford Diecast's Sierra Cosworth and there was only one way to find out.

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Surprisingly little work involved actually - cut off the boot spoiler, fill in the bonnet vents, a bit of filing and filling to reshape the front and rear ends and a coat of authentic Cayman Blue paint. I think it looks the part.

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1 hour ago, TheDoctor said:

Went through Dominic's box of Hot wheels and divided them between 'real cars' and 'fantasy names'

There's about 50% of what he has come under the fantasy category, at least by name. Here's a list of what we have: 

Pic 1. Brit Speed, Twin Mill, Phantom Corsair, Boner Shaker, Asphalt Assault.

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Dominic might be please to know that Phantom Corsair was a real car.  I know it for a fact as I touched it myself at Good Festival, years ago.

TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): The remarkable Phantom Corsair (1938)

Phantom Corsair Stock Pictures, Royalty-free Photos & Images ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_Corsair

 

Also, both Twin Mill and Bone Shaker have been reproduced into real driving cars and tour the US as part of the Hot Wheels marketing troupe

Twin Mill at 0:28 and Bone Shaker at 1:00

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