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Cheers, it was a toyfair scrapbox find, needed new glazing which I made from a sheet of clear acetate, and I dug out my book 'The Mr Whippy Story', and noticed the body style was that of the Whippy Commer, so yoinked the Mr Whippy logo off the interwebs, played about in Photoshop and Corel to make up the graphics, and used Humbrol paints. Another I'd wished I'd kept. Just wished Oxford would now do a CF ice cream van in 1/43. We can but hope

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Been having a mess about with my Commie Rickman Rangerski, converted to right hand drive using a Cararama mk1 Scrote dash, and changed the wheels for beefier looking Weller style rims, also from a Mk1 Scrote, this time an Ixo rally car, so in a way I've used old Scrotes as donor cars, just like the real thing LOL, took me about 10 mins to do, and looks 100 times better, just needs some UK numberplates and bosh! Job jobbed

 

As it was

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Phat rimz YO!

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New dashboard

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I bought a tatty example of the Jeep a few years ago and gave it a repaint before it got given to SL Jr as a Christmas present with other construction vehicles:

 

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Diecast construction vehicle miscellany by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Going back to the Dodge Monaco kit, here's the DoH version for a cheap starting price:

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MPC-DUKES-OF-HAZARD-SHERIFF-ROSCOS-DODGE-MONACO-POLICE-CAR-/262354468403

 

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Junkman very kindly gave me this lovely Fujimi Mini kit.

 

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Cooper racing version? I think you mean "mundane 1990s special edition version". It's a marvellous kit - despite that worrying "racing" word on the box, all the standard bits are here. You get the 1980s/90s steering wheel, the airbag wheel and the catalytic converter. You can even make it an automatic if you like - with the choice of early or late shifter!

 

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Here it is next to the Revell version:

 

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been out today to Kirkby Stephen and Brough to look at the old buses and wagons and while there i got a couple more old diecasts.

 

husky anglia van and matchbox anglia saloon.

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the matchbox one has been repainted from the pale grey to powder blue cos when i took the price sticker off of the roof, it brought off loads of the paint with it.... bugger.

 

and a matchbox mark 2 cortina, who on here has one of these?

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an finally a white datapost metro, 

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as can be seen i've gone and got quite a few Corgi Metros, cos i iz saddo

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and a few of the 1/64th or there abouts matchbox & husky's

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so after the Dinky Clubbie, that is it for me, for a while, no more diecast shite,,,,,

 

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That Dinky road sweeper, I had the final release of that, which strangely had the facelft front with square headlamps, shame they deleted the opening doors on that casting, as I also had a bright orange tipper with opening doors. And that 309 Profile, phwoar

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I have one that I've owned (and battered) from new, so a few years ago I converted it to a 4 door and painted it maroon, to match the last car my dad bought new.  HWM 457F, September 1967, it was a 1500 Super.  Pretty sure I've also got at least one of each (brown and blue) in used condition too.

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That Mini is indeed completely stunning.

 

I took that horrible Trabant out for photos yesterday in a howling, very wet, gale. Bits of it were falling off like confetti.

 

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When I got home I had to photo-shop the door handle back into position. Spiteful thing.

 

Cheered myself up with some Jeep photos in the woods.

 

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Felt stupid buying it at the time, £8 from the Tesco toy section. Now I rather like it.

 

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Nice job on the Minis. Revell looks the better proportioned, around the roof at least.

 

There is roughly a quarter century between the Fujimi and the Revell tooling, so I'd say if the Revell wasn't better by lightyears, Revell should go where Rover is.

However, the Fujimi actually looks better in real life than on photos and the only thing really wrong is the too small windscreen and too heavy handed frame.

The Mini seems to be difficult to miniaturise, considering the many ill and very few correctly proportioned models made over the past 57 years.

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