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1 hour ago, Datsuncog said:

Only a couple - a Matchbox Lincoln Continental, Dinky Mercedes and Corgi R16.

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There's no rush on them, so happy to punt them on whenever works for you!

Drop me a pm with a cost including postage and I'll settle up, thank you

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On 6/23/2020 at 2:15 PM, flat4alfa said:

Red

Yellow

Cream

Light Green Metallic

i'm sure it was only red lorry yellow lorry for these

the met green one when you google search i think is a respray as there is too much detailing and the write up mentions screws

the cream one on google looks like a faded yellow one

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On 6/23/2020 at 9:33 AM, Amishtat said:

The red one is off to Tenmil in due course but while it's still here this is the only difference I can see between the two colours. Are there any others or is it just red or yellow? 

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both red one that sits next to me & the MIB one have got the black grilleIMG_20200628_210606.thumb.jpg.16af835b56baf9fcb94549295261cb9e.jpg

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Chevelle finished:

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1:25 Revell 1966 Chevelle Wagon kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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1:25 Revell 1966 Chevelle Wagon kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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1:25 Revell 1966 Chevelle Wagon kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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1:24/25 American kits by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

With a slight degree of risk that a gust of wind might blow it off, this is where most of the photos were taken, with a glamorous view of the bins and the Camry spares car and parts pile.

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Finally got time today to get this unpacked and have a good look at it.

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With thanks to our own @Amishtat for procuring it for me at his local car booty. With my newly rekindled love for 1/36 Corgis, this is one I've been actively looking out for.

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I'll be honest, it's not my favourite colour for this particular model, but it holds fond memories. Back in 1982, the launch of the Sierra was a big deal, especially to the 8 year old me and my older brother. We'd gone down to the local Ford dealer (Nesham's of Middlesbrough) and blagged brochures and posters, and I spent many hours reading contemporary previews and road tests in Car magazine and the like. So imagine the pure unbridled delight when I received the yellow Corgi 1/36 model that Christmas from my favourite aunt and uncle. Bless uncle Stan, he knew I was mad on cars and always knew what to get! (At that time he had a lovely silver Mk5 Cortina 2.3 Ghia). I was over the moon with it (even though I knew it wasn't possible to actually have a Sierra in that shade of yellow, and the pure white interior was a bit odd too...). It eventually ended up binned after many years of play and an Ill advised two tone black and silver humbrol paint job and pepperpot wheels made of milliput!

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The special Ford branded box is just as I remember it. Being different to the usual black and yellow Corgi box made the model seem even more special. I've had a go at this box a bit, with a dab of glue along the bottom edge at the back, so its a bit more solid, and glued the plastic window back at the front so its a bit less Maestro headlining-like.

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As can be seen, this one scores a bit higher than my original version, by having a more Ghia-like interior colour. As reported on here previously, the detail really isn't bad for what is essentially a near 40 year old toy. The shape of the dash is rendered well, and the flutes in the seats are just like the real thing. 

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Nice to see headrests front and rear too, just like the Ghia.

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As a kid, I was pretty excited by the badging, which looked amazing back in '82, and pretty much to scale, when a lot of cast-in badging still looked massive on some models. The opening tailgate and lift-up parcel shelf added some play value too,

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And of course, what made this model special was that Corgi went to the trouble of manufacturing actual Ghia wheeltrim- style wheels, which just finished the whole car off perfectly.

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(It was a shame they didn't do the same with the previous MK3 Escort release which would have looked the biz with a set of GL style wheels, though they did redeem themselves with the later RS1600i with a set of simulated RS 7 spokes)

A welcome addition to the collection then, and a nice trip down memory lane, many thanks again to Amishtat.

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While getting Sunday lunch items earlier, in the local Morrisons, I also managed to grab some Pork(ers)...

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I do like the '96 Carrera casting, it's had a few recolours already. I already had the yellow variant in one of the Aldi cheapo 3 packs recently but it's nice to also have it on its own.

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Liking the Tampos for the lights and the badging.

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I was chuffed to grab this one though, I thought I'd missed the boat with it. I liked the red version, but it really is a stunner in Autoshite Racing Gold.

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2 hours ago, Noel Tidybeard said:

both red one that sits next to me & the MIB one have got the black grilleIMG_20200628_210606.thumb.jpg.16af835b56baf9fcb94549295261cb9e.jpg

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I might have mentioned before that I had one of the yellow Maestros for a week before the lights stopped working and it was replaced by a Rover 3500 police car that might be still in my parents attic.

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8 hours ago, AndyW201 said:

Finally got time today to get this unpacked and have a good look at it.

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With thanks to our own @Amishtat for procuring it for me at his local car booty. With my newly rekindled love for 1/36 Corgis, this is one I've been actively looking out for.

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I'll be honest, it's not my favourite colour for this particular model, but it holds fond memories. Back in 1982, the launch of the Sierra was a big deal, especially to the 8 year old me and my older brother. We'd gone down to the local Ford dealer (Nesham's of Middlesbrough) and blagged brochures and posters, and I spent many hours reading contemporary previews and road tests in Car magazine and the like. So imagine the pure unbridled delight when I received the yellow Corgi 1/36 model that Christmas from my favourite aunt and uncle. Bless uncle Stan, he knew I was mad on cars and always knew what to get! (At that time he had a lovely silver Mk5 Cortina 2.3 Ghia). I was over the moon with it (even though I knew it wasn't possible to actually have a Sierra in that shade of yellow, and the pure white interior was a bit odd too...). It eventually ended up binned after many years of play and an Ill advised two tone black and silver humbrol paint job and pepperpot wheels made of milliput!

IMG_20200623_232715.thumb.jpg.dd406bd2f9f660baf26cb2971e3ebc50.jpg

The special Ford branded box is just as I remember it. Being different to the usual black and yellow Corgi box made the model seem even more special. I've had a go at this box a bit, with a dab of glue along the bottom edge at the back, so its a bit more solid, and glued the plastic window back at the front so its a bit less Maestro headlining-like.

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As can be seen, this one scores a bit higher than my original version, by having a more Ghia-like interior colour. As reported on here previously, the detail really isn't bad for what is essentially a near 40 year old toy. The shape of the dash is rendered well, and the flutes in the seats are just like the real thing. 

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Nice to see headrests front and rear too, just like the Ghia.

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As a kid, I was pretty excited by the badging, which looked amazing back in '82, and pretty much to scale, when a lot of cast-in badging still looked massive on some models. The opening tailgate and lift-up parcel shelf added some play value too,

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And of course, what made this model special was that Corgi went to the trouble of manufacturing actual Ghia wheeltrim- style wheels, which just finished the whole car off perfectly.

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(It was a shame they didn't do the same with the previous MK3 Escort release which would have looked the biz with a set of GL style wheels, though they did redeem themselves with the later RS1600i with a set of simulated RS 7 spokes)

A welcome addition to the collection then, and a nice trip down memory lane, many thanks again to Amishtat.

I have the very same model in a box in identical condition with droopy glass. Like you I had a silver 1/36 version which quickly got wrecked being jumped off the front step however I still remember it well. It was certainly a cut above other models in the range in terms of detail.

I bought the yellow one from eBay in 2007 as a piece of nostalgia and recently got it back down from the loft on the back of the interest in them on this thread.

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On 6/23/2020 at 4:56 PM, Dick Van Diesel said:

All done!

Couldn't believe how tiny the model was. Detail is brilliant though, so that's the main thing. Turns out it's 1/76, which is about the length of a gnats whisker.

Bit of a ballache as I wasn't happy with the size of the first couple of test plates. Got there in the end though. Plates laminated and glued on. I'm going to take a sneaky photo of it in front of her mother's house on Sunday, which will be the first time a terracotta mk1 Fez like her first car has been seen outside the place since the late 90s 😉

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Fiancée was made up with her mini Mk1 Fez parked outside of the MILs house yesterday. The number plate detail was a particular crowd pleaser. BIL had a quick play on photoshop and created a quality* result. We physically moved our cars out of the way to stage the photo- neighbours must have thought we'd lost the plot!

I can see repeat visits to the fancyplates site imminent...

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Another one I never got round to profiling properly... my own personal highlight from the market tat days, that Lone Star Roadmaster Impy Super Cars Ford Transit LWB Breakdown Truck (to give it its full title):

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Missing towing jib is an annoyance, but doesn't detract totally. I think it would have been unpainted silver on this early version; later versions with the Flyer speed wheels had them in yellow, orange or silver paint.

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Silver-sprayed grille is just as approximate as the Impy Foden procured earlier in the year; pity as it's otherwise quite crisply modelled. A tattier one would definitely lend itself to a bit of a custom resto.

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Towing hook and towing jib? Mr Lone Star, you are spoiling us.

Cutaway looks a little odd, but could be correct to prototype.

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Detailed base is very nice. It's a pity Lone Star didn't produce any other LWB Transits on it - I think they might have done a better job than the somewhat over-inflated looking Siku LWB minibus.

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Amber light is still rattling round the interior, together with a shard from the glazing unit - although I could probably glue the light back in place without needing to drill it open, the shard's still gonna be there... hmmm. Annoying.

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For a 50yr old toy, it's really not bad though. I really do love this one, there's just something special about it. It's definitely a keeper!

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That's a new one on me, I like that! MK1 and 2 Transit models were always a joy to me when I was a kid. I was ecstatic to get a Siku one in a swap in 1990 even if it's door was missing and it had weird windows.

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Sort of written off 2020 in terms of diecast chod. The car boot was a waste of time, the market on a Monday is a non starter cause they’ve all gone bust, the Tesco trips remain fruitless, eBay is full of sellers asking figures that resemble a Chicago telephone number for what I’d describe as candidates for the bin. Pfft! I’m down in the diecast dumps!

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8 minutes ago, sierraman said:

Sort of written off 2020 in terms of diecast chod. The car boot was a waste of time, the market on a Monday is a non starter cause they’ve all gone bust, the Tesco trips remain fruitless, eBay is full of sellers asking figures that resemble a Chicago telephone number for what I’d describe as candidates for the bin. Pfft! I’m down in the diecast dumps!

Are you looking for anything in particular?

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That Transit is definitely one I would like to own,along with the lone star Firenza!!

Picked up another redline hot wheels on Saturday at the market,along with a few other bits and pieces of diecast tat.

McLaren M6A,

This is a Hong Kong made one.

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Goes nicely with my made in the USA version,which is in much better condition. 

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Not my favourite casting,but it's still a vintage redline.

No Smoll Eddy today,but I did hear lots of hammering coming from his lockup.

:mrgreen:

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Feeling particularly sad, and just because I had a camera and a white space whilst photographing some ebay listings, I thought I'd gather together my 'cars wot I've owned' for some group photos. They're not brilliant but I was trying to do it fairly surreptitiously before I got caught.

Panhards: CIJ Dyna X, Norev plastic Dyna Z1 and French Dinky 24CT. All equally charming, and all in nice mildly playworn condition

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Quiralu 404. A modern repro. There are also Atlas Dinkys available but this one was the right colour. Originals of both are way outta my league; Lansdowne Humber Sceptre, because this was never modelled in period, and ultra-rare 'big' Solido R16, which doesn't fit in with the 1:43 theme was was a must-have when I spotted it for a reasonable price on ebay last year.

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PSA shite: Dinky Pignose Visa, Norev 406 (incredibly difficult to find), Veram Ami 6 Break (I'd love an original Solido, which came in the right putty colour to match mine), Burago Xantia and Norev BX Series 1

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I'm still missing lots: Bond Equipe GT4S (never modelled, sadly), Standard Eight (never modelled. There is a big plastic Standard 10 from the 1950s, but they are hard to find and loads of money), Herald saloon (would like a nice clean Dinky if anyone sees one going cheap), Austin Allegro S3 (very expensive Somerville model only), Model A Tudor (there must be a 1:43-ish model out there somewhere?), Morris Minor four-door (looking for a cheap Spot-On, anyone?), Heron (never modelled), Palladium (never modelled), BX and Xantia estates (there is a La Poste BX estate in a French partwork, but it's hard to find and quite spendy and would need somebody to paint it) and possible a couple of others. I'd also like a Norev plastic R16 in white if anyone sees one, which will fit better with the others.

 

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Got the BMW yesterday,it was the only one left.No Civics,& I had everything else.

I might try the bigger Tesco when I'm off in the week,if they haven't got anything,at least I can get some Percy Pig ice cream from M&S next door 😃

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It's been a frustrating few days for diecasts, having had a very long week working I thought I'd try and make some progress on the Dinky Zodiac and Siku VW/Man lorry that have been sitting on the shelf awaiting paint for ages. 

Long story short, both have ended up back in the stripper due to paint reactions/poor finish etc. Annoying.

So the only thing to do was start something else, namely the Corgi Organ Grinder. My god the casting is bad!

 

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That one's had a very thick coat of primer to try and fill some of the rough areas

 

While I was working, this arrived

 

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No, I'm not going off-topic about strange 80's board games, it's a box of cars

 

Zylmex Corvette

 

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And Lambo

 

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1/64 Plymouth came from a different seller

 

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Superkings Mustang, in better shape that my current one

 

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Corgi Manta - nice shape, wish they'd at least tried to paint the lights etc though

 

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And Mazda pickup with some serious meats on the back

 

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There was one more in the box but I've saved that for last. Before that, another ovloV joins the fleet, from Alme. It's an odd scale, 1;50ish at a guess

 

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Here's the one I'm most pleased about - the black version of the Superkings AMX Javelin. This one's not even on the Wiki page. I've done a bit of paint and chrome tidying but is the original colour, beige interior and clear glass

 

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1 minute ago, bunglebus said:

They are out there, with boxes. Unusual though.

Yeah last year I picked up a pre production Swing Wing in a metallic blue they were never offered in. It was on a market stall (oh the days!) in with a load of other tat.

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Yes I remember that. This one is definitely a production model, just not a common one. 

Time to try and squeeze it in the cabinet with the other two!

I have another ovloV coming later which I'm pretty pleased with, pics when it lands

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The "decals" for the Dinky Dragster arrived - scans of slightly tatty originals printed on plain paper. Not amused but might be worth a go with the Pritt Stick. It's only onto plastic anyway

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Had a big session of taking photos of small cars on Sunday, so expect to see odds and ends dumped here  every so often.

Finished this one in 2013, as a reminder of the two C32 Laurels I've had:

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1:24 Arii Nissan Laurel Hardtop C32 kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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1:24 Arii Nissan Laurel Hardtop C32 kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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1:24 Arii Nissan Laurel Hardtop C32 kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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1:24 Arii Nissan Laurel Hardtop C32 kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Now the Chevelle is finished I'm also on with the next project, inspired by this Toyota GB one-off:

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Not just a Picnic with Camry Sport wheels and a bodykit, it had an MR2 Turbo engine and a full leather retrim. It was in their press/heritage fleet for some years.

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1:24 Aoshima Toyota Ipsum kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Kit purchased for 99p off eBay years ago.

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1:24 Aoshima Toyota Ipsum kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Current state of play, since primed and waiting for a bit of filling before I can get some colour on. Might be brave and go for a 2-tone scheme, as so many of them were - probably light green over champagne gold. Wheels and tyres taken from other kits.

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