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That Rockets Cougars is the nuts. I Really REALLY like Mercury Cougars.

I have been a bit more selective about my eBay purchases lately, been keeping an eye on a few Zylmex Pacesetters but they're not often cheap - unless they're in a job lot like this Lambo

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Also along for the ride was yet another of these no-name pull-back Maserati Boras, think I have three white and a black now

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Thought this might be another Zee Toy, but it's a Sze Toy. Some funky stuff going on inside this one

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In another box was something I have been trying to track down for some considerable time, even making a replica as I thought the chances of finding a real one were so slim...

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Yes folks, a real, white Gus's Gulper. Of course I had to compare it to my version to see how accurate I got it

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Only differences I can see are the scoop, and I think both kinds were available, and the rear decal, the placing of which I copied from another one...

This car pleases me greatly and has joined its pink brother and green cousin in the display cabinet

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1 hour ago, flat4alfa said:

Oh and looking at the ones here, my Jensen and Carabo have been vandalised in the glazing department

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So Cougar, Alfa P33, Carabo, Jensen please.

 

59 minutes ago, flat4alfa said:

Would it be greedy to ask for the Eldorado too?

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Mine is missing its C-chassis as that went onto the XJ6

Yup, can do all five of those - will pop 'em in the box for you!

 

54 minutes ago, BigMac said:

Buggy, trailer and Morgan if they are still available please.

Sure thing, fella!

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47 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

Thought this might be another Zee Toy, but it's a Sze Toy. Some funky stuff going on inside this one

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Oo! Oo!  You've got an interior one!  

I have these, but each time the interiors have disappointed.  By not having interiors.

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Didn't for one minute think the service vans, not just the custom vans by SZE, would have an interior and now you have given me a twitch.

 

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9 minutes ago, flat4alfa said:

Oo! Oo!  You've got an interior one!  

I have these, but each time the interiors have disappointed.  By not having interiors.

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Didn't for one minute think the service vans, not just the custom vans by SZE, would have an interior and now you have given me a twitch.

 

Look into my eyes, not around the eyes...you know you want it instead of a Rockets Cougar

Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, the eyes, the eyes, eyes, not around  the eyes, don't look around the eyes, look into my eyes...you're under. -  Imgur

 

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Now, where were we... all that hot Rocket-action has left me all of a lather.

Ah yes - decent pics of the rest of today's takings.

So, as shown earlier, the Matchbox Powertrack Corvette, with bonus mank:

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Now awaiting translocation to Flat4Alfa's place.

 

The Solido Land Rover 110 Defender, in Alpine fire tender mode:

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It's actually a pretty detailed casting, and a bit of contrasting paint to the grille and lights would probably make it look 1000 times better.

One of the doormirrors is missing, annoyingly. But if anyone fancies it, £2 will take it.

 

The Corgi Classics Cortina, in Very Blue:

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Also spoken for, this one is about to do what so many did in the 1970s - become the basis for a custom project!

 

Siku Mercedes Sprinter is reasonably detailed, and proportions aren't bad.

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But we all know real Sprinters have huge festering rust-buboes weeping brown tears at every possible point, plus back doors that are being eaten alive by rust.

Siku could have done much better on the realism stakes by dipping these in acid before packaging them, I reckon.

This one's still available at £2.

 

The Corgi Bimmer does indeed have its rockets still tucked away, though one of them doesn't want to come out (and you can be sure that if I wiggle it, I'll get hit in the eye or something).

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Very detailed underside and all; Old Man Van Cleemput would surely have approved.

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And, lastly, the peculiar little Maxwell bus.

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Stripe seems to be a waterslide transfer, rather than paint.

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I hadn't realised at first, but one side of the casting is definitely on the wonk.

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And I've never seen another manufacturer peen their rivets like this, to go over the baseplate rather than through holes in it.

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One of the wheels seems to have taken rather a hard hit from a pothole...

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Definitely a curiosity! That'll be making its way over to Senor Bunglebus at some stage soon.

 

While up in Belfast, I got myself a pasty from one of the wee independent city-centre bakeries that I haven't seen open since, well, last March... so that was good too.

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Overall result: not a bad Tat Friday.

Cheers all!

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Nope, they're back now - because I find it a ball-ache typing on a phone, I tend to put the text in first on the laptop and then fill in the pics from my phone. It takes a few minutes to position them, just.

The USB ports are ruined on my cheapo laptop, so photographs have to be bluetoothed over, and that takes me yonks.

There probably is an easier way to do it - but if I liked things to be easy, would even I do things like Tat Friday?

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14 minutes ago, Datsuncog said:

the peculiar little Maxwell bus

It's funny - I don't get excited by PSVs but show me an oddball and I'm all over it. I mean who else would slam a Corgi Mini bus?

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I really hope my plans for this don't exceed my skills, as it always looked wrong to me with all those seats inside, to my mind it looks more like a people carrier than a bus - so the interior is gone, replaced by bits of plastic sheet and hopefully a few buckets going in instead...

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That's got a pretty decent-looking Gerry Anderson vibe going on!

Can't wait to see that one finished, it looks ace so far.

Corgi castings tended to always be pretty decent, but the wheels did sometimes let them down quite badly...

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15 minutes ago, Datsuncog said:

Nope, they're back now - because I find it a ball-ache typing on a phone, I tend to put the text in first on the laptop and then fill in the pics from my phone. It takes a few minutes to position them, just.

The USB ports are ruined on my cheapo laptop, so photographs have to be bluetoothed over, and that takes me yonks.

There probably is an easier way to do it - but if I liked things to be easy, would even I do things like Tat Friday?

Apple or Android?

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You utter bar-steward.

I can't un-see that now, can I?!

  

12 minutes ago, flat4alfa said:

Apple or Android?

Android phone; cheap Acer laptop that's knocking on seven years old and had the USB ports fixed to the main board.

A recipe for disaster.

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8 hours ago, Datsuncog said:

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These were definitely kicking around early last year - Chrysler Alpine, Austin Allegro, Toyota Starlet and BMC 1100/1300 are under the rather excellent Maestro one (actually, I wonder if this holds any interest for @vulgalour?)

 

I already have one, but thanks for thinking of me :)

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4 minutes ago, Datsuncog said:

Android phone; cheap Acer laptop that's knocking on seven years old and had the USB ports fixed to the main board.

That probably rules-out iCloud then.  Do you have an Outlook/Hotmail account?  Google account?

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28 minutes ago, flat4alfa said:

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Completely off-topic but that is one of the films with a scene that makes me laugh even before it's happened, involving the insertion of a musical instrument where it really doesn't belong. The TOOT when they get interrupted has me in tears every time 😁

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59 minutes ago, flat4alfa said:

That probably rules-out iCloud then.  Do you have an Outlook/Hotmail account?  Google account?

Yeah, I have Outlook - it takes the laptop between five and seven minutes to open an email, and then the same to open an attachment within said email.

I really ought to just get a new laptop, I think...

38 minutes ago, barrett said:

Hey, is that pasty as big as it looks?

It was pretty big, as it happens!

There's a bit of lens distortion going on, so it's not quite the same size as a laptop keyboard, but it certainly knocks Ginsters into the proverbial cocked hat. Some good eatin' there; it always used to be my usual Friday lunchtime go-to, but thinking back I haven't had one since last February.

Nice to see Jeffers open again; a fair few eateries in the city centre don't look like they'll be pulling up the shutters anymore, sadly.

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38 minutes ago, Datsuncog said:

Yeah, I have Outlook - it takes the laptop between five and seven minutes to open an email, and then the same to open an attachment within said email.

I really ought to just get a new laptop, I think...

PM me your email addr.

There are much better ways than Bluetoothing across

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