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More showing off!  As alluded to over in my Huggy thread, here's the 1/18 Film and TV cabinet...

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So we start with the Batmobile, obviously; and Al Pacino's Cadillac from Scarface, complete with Al himself...

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Then we move on to Christine, of course; Eleanor (the proper one); and the Striped Tomato.

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John Milner's Deuce Coupe from American Graffiti; and the yellow Pontiac GTO from Two Lane Blacktop.  GTO is out of place; that's where the Bluesmobile sits, but I took it out for this shot...

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If you have two 1974 Dodge Monacos, you have to put them together, don't you?  Even if the "serving" copcar is a Nevada Highway Patrol unit and so a long way from Elwood's usual haunts!  I wonder if a Nevada car would have SCMODS?

So, back to Blighty, and a smaller scale...

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Ebay sticker sheets arrived today, so I was finally able to finish off my Dinky Police fleet!  I reckon this set could have been on the roads in about 1970 in the combination shown.

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All my Dinky police Transits.  L-R: my "new" restoration; one my sister gave me last time we met; and two 60s originals that I've picked up over time.

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43 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

That one looks pretty accurate, my one really isn't 

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Sorry I thought I written something under the link

It was because they are the same casting but the extra effort on the detailing has made all the difference.  I’ll be (probably) keeping eye out for ‘Real Riders’ versions instead from now on 

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here some off the tat stuck up in my loft tip off the ice berg my mrs is playing holy hell,did get rid off lot off stuff,but been buying ones in pics all bootfair ect from years ago,red snorkel fire engine found in a bin,matchbox stuff is the cheapest ideal for code 3,have to have start thinking what i want keep and what goes,

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TUCKER SAYS :

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“WHO DID IT WORSE ?“

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IN THE LEFT CORNER, in red: Dinky

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IN THE RIGHT CORNER, in blue: Solido

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Tucker prefers the Dinky

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I’m not so sure.  They are both great efforts 

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But I’m with Tucker’s mate, Alan Humphries

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He prefers the blue.

Benny Green also agreed with us. So, ‘ner’.

Trisha Yates can get stuffed.

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JDM Picnic and accessories now finished and taken up onto thr roof for a sunny day photoshoot:

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

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

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

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

Have since started another five kits now this one is complete, but there is good reason for it which will become clear one day.

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3 hours ago, sdkrc said:

I can't figure out what kind of car this is in the blue.

It's killing me inside. It's like a budget AM Lagonda.

 

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Already correctly identified as an E32 7-series, but nostalgia points since I had an identical one of those once; pull-back motor occupying the back seats, and odd opening boot and doors combo. Trying and failing to remember the manufacturer, though - Sun Ray, possibly, or MC Toy/Maisto?

In fact, looking at that pic, I owned all of those models at one stage, including the Skybusters... didn't custom signwrite my Mercury Sable, mind!

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I'll just lob in a couple of pics of my childhood here as a newb - still got my 2 Matchbox carry cases from my formative model buying in the 80s. My OCD side still cries a bit when I get them out, I used to have one exclusively for Matchbox which were my model of choice when I was young and they were all arranged in order of purchase, while the other box was for all the odd Corgi, Majorette and Hot Wheels stuff I also accumulated when I saw an interesting one. Sadly all that went to pot when my beloved firstborn went through them when he was that age?

Even then I was always happier getting hold of a model of a "real" car rather than some striped up American hot rod and I had a liking for more retro models too (albeit at that age "retro" is 5-10 years ago rather than showroom fresh!!) so was always more pleased with the likes of the Cortina in the foreground (yes, my dad had one of those) and had to hunt hard to find the Mk1 Golf and my pride and joy the RS2000 (trailer and glider long gone)

 

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2 hours ago, bunglebus said:

Gold Senator is quite sought after (on here anyway!).

Satisfy my curiosity - does the Volvo have square or round headlights?

have go in the loft have a look senator i found on the job lot came off job,my m8 used be on house clearence any old cars and tools used give me them,have look at get back got me wondering

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I got quite a good haul from Tescos today. 

I didn't know of the Galaxie, Mercury and Pontiac.

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Its a shame the Galaxie has green windows. I always hated it when they put stupid colored 'glass' in them. The fox body Stang is in dire need of a paint job, I might convertiblize it to look like my Dads old one.

I also picked up another MB 41 Cadillac convertible and a orange Golf if anyone's interested? 

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1 hour ago, morrisoxide said:

I got quite a good haul from Tescos today. 

I didn't know of the Galaxie, Mercury and Pontiac.

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Its a shame the Galaxie has green windows. I always hated it when they put stupid colored 'glass' in them. The fox body Stang is in dire need of a paint job, I might convertiblize it to look like my Dads old one.

I also picked up another MB 41 Cadillac convertible and a orange Golf if anyone's interested? 

Nice going! Dunno if our local Tesco is regularly picked over by avid diecast hunters, or if it's just a bit of a rubbish store... but it's had nearly nothing for months now in terms of single Matchbox; the last one of interest I found was the Subaru Sambar, back in the spring.

Called in this evening, and other than a few 5-packs, the only Hot Wheels on the shelves were a couple of those wheeled chassis for a GoPro and one or two fantasy customs in ripped boxes... yet to get a sniff of the yellow Matchbox Civic or the blue BMW 2002! But it'll be all the more satisfying as and when I do...

1 hour ago, Split_Pin said:

Majorette did a convertible fox body Mustang with the facelifted front, might be easier to find one of those?

They do crop up, true...

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This particular one's been rehomed, but can keep my eyes peeled for any others at the market...

1 hour ago, antony denman said:

its mad i have polished friction skoda van with autoglym bumpercare come up nice but you can see 2 coluors merging,got sky blue and its almost green on other side,mrs thinksits been on gas fire lol,mybe a repaint

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That Skoda's magnificent - looks like it's been put on display near a window though, as I reckon the green areas are where the blue plastic's suffered UV light damage. I had a plastic Barkas minibus by Anker that went the same way, plus a Corgi Transit milk float that went pure yellow at the back... Dunno if there's any way to remove it, so maybe a repaint's not a bad idea...

1 hour ago, andrew e said:

Same here! I’ve kept some right toot but god knows why I parted with the carry cases!

I'm just thankful I held on to mine!

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9 hours ago, morrisoxide said:

I got quite a good haul from Tescos today. 

I didn't know of the Galaxie, Mercury and Pontiac.

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Its a shame the Galaxie has green windows. I always hated it when they put stupid colored 'glass' in them. The fox body Stang is in dire need of a paint job

I really like that Galaxie - worth checking all you see as there's a Super Treasure Hunt of that one.

I agree about the Mustang paint though - and I haven't found that Mercury yet!

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5 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

My local Tesco has not had any new HW since before the lockdown however they had a consignment of MB which included a BMW 2002 about 5 Golfs and a Subaru Sambar. I've already got these so haven't picked them up. @Datsuncog I'm going back tonight if you want me to check and pick one up for you?

If you could find a 2002 and/or a Golf, then I'd be very interested, cheers!

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