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10 hours ago, morrisoxide said:

Thanks. Yes I use a Airbrush with Pebeo brand acrylic paint from Hobby Craft, thinned down with Asdas own screen wash. Then two coats of lacquer on the Volvo and Galaxie.

My latest source of decent quality alcohol is covid grade hand sanitiser. Usually 80%+ and clear.

It's excellent for cleaning stuff too.

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6 hours ago, D.E said:

Shouldn't this MoY Leyland have decals and a different type of wheels?

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Run-out model for 1960 when the cast wheel dies were worn. 

How much did you want for it?  I don't have that one

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1 minute ago, bunglebus said:

Another arrival I haven't shown before. Was this a standard release or a giveaway with X amount of Duckhams?

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The clue is the tow hook

It was in the F1 Surtees TS9 set with the yellow trailer.  Around the same time the JPS Lotus Elite set, same trailer casting

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6 hours ago, D.E said:

That was... a bit more than expected. If the auctioneers would take better photos instead of "here's a picture of a box full of cars, good luck!" maybe they would get higher bids. Oh well, I won't complain. In a more orderly fashion, and some highlights:

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The gawky plastic F1 car in the middle looks to be one of the old Carrera slot cars.  Is the motor and slot guide still in it?

I haven't got one of those either...

If the guide is missing no matter as it would need modifying anyhow

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Armed with some Clubcard vouchers, I decided to grab one of the 9 packs, because I wanted the Field Car 

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Quite liking this, I'll dig out an original for comparison. 

Chevelle 'vert in an exclusive colour is about the only other one that interests me

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Unless you're into camping trailers?

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18 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

The gawky plastic F1 car in the middle looks to be one of the old Carrera slot cars.  Is the motor and slot guide still in it?

I haven't got one of those either...

If the guide is missing no matter as it would need modifying anyhow

I just took a closer look, motor is there (no idea wether it is any good), slot guide is there but one of the braids is missing.

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18 hours ago, bunglebus said:

Another arrival I haven't shown before. Was this a standard release or a giveaway with X amount of Duckhams?

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It was in the standard range AFAIK, I've had one complete with trailer and Surtees since I was young. Although the latter two have survived the years reasonably well, the Ferrari has suffered with the headlight cover broken and stickers removed. So, if ever you're looking to rehome that one.......

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Wouldn’t surprise me if they’ve phased them out completely, it can’t be worthwhile selling to a market as small as the U.K. and selling through one retailer. Tesco have managed to make an even bigger balls up than Asda did. I’m not sure it’s even a supply issue, there are baskets full of Hot Wheels.

Mattel have this really bizarre tactic of limiting supply on products they know will be popular which is difficult to make sense of, but then trying to reason with the mind of an American is a non starter. 

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23 minutes ago, sierraman said:

I have progress, supposedly Tesco have said by the end of the month we should see Matchbox in store again. We’ll see...

Oh!  Did you take hostages again?  Excellent.

 

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 On 5/19/2021 at 8:08 PM, sierraman said:
Plan of attack now, hit the Tesco in Dinnington on the 22nd when I’m assured by the note on the shelf is getting a delivery Saturday 22nd. If that fails I’ll go to the Chesterfield one which usually turns up trumps. If that fails I’m going to have to start taking hostages. 

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On 5/14/2021 at 9:33 AM, Datsuncog said:

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Big Lucky Toys rip-off of the Matchbox Gruesome Twosome; bit playworn, but not too wrecked.

Lucky Toys 'Massivesome Onesome' has been fiddled with.  All 16cm of it.

Front axle would not move due to broken holder tabs.  Fixed* that with a bodge adaption that Roadkill would be proud of.  Axle now rotating.

Rear friction flywheel motor removed, oiled and now free-wheeling properly.  Reseated housing in base and axle now at proper riding height.  We have a runner!  Albeit quite growly.

Now to do a compare with the Matchbox 1-74 original

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19 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

Thanks.  Guide is in fact broken off

Are you going to keep it or sell it?

This is going to be sold I think, I don't do much with slot cars myself so it's probably better off with someone else.

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Got excited when I nipped into Tesco yesterday morning and found fresh stocks of  Matchbox mainlines on the pegs. Alas, they were all from the last case. But at least I got the blue Mini Cooper, Fiat 500 Abarth and modern Honda Civic I missed last time around. 

Not even anything new with Hot Wheels lately, Smyth's was a waste of time last weekend and local Morrisons regularly restock but with stuff from 2 or 3 cases ago.

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