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1 hour ago, TheOtherStu said:

Is there anywhere on the Interwebz where there is a database of known miniatures where you could search manufacturer, made/model, country of issue etc.?

I've not found many, there are Wikis for Matchbox and Hot Wheels, and some sites that try and cater for multiple brands. Most are aimed at collectors of the brand rather than car manufacturers though

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17 hours ago, Amishtat said:

I don't think I've come across the Mercury on those early wheels, but I have the Cougar and Charger here. Thought I had the Muira too but it must be in the loft. There was a nice Mercedes ambulance at the boot sale last year but for some reason couldn't bring myself to unbuckle the fiver asked for it. Probably ought to have done, it was a nice example but just couldn't get that excited about it. Would definitely pick up the Mercury if I saw one, it would be nice to have all three Septics. There's also one of the pink Dodge dragsters here which I have been consistently failing to remember to post to flat4alfa for a few weeks now.. 

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The Bender with the Bent B-Pillar?  Had forgotten anyhow!

Back here there are these and neither Mercury seem to have the 1st series steering set up.  Had thought one of them was, as I knew there were two colours.   But know I see Police car only.   Oh dear.

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Am after the King Size K-22 Dodge if anyone has a spare.  They seem to go for big money or little money ....depending if I'm watching one or not.

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13 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

I've not found many, there are Wikis for Matchbox and Hot Wheels, and some sites that try and cater for multiple brands. Most are aimed at collectors of the brand rather than car manufacturers though

Yeah, that's kinda the issue. I'm in quite a few car forums, Facebook groups etc. Some of them are unusual cars (things I want in the future!) I like the idea of having a model of some of the cars I've owned in the past (I wonder if you they ever did a model of the Vauxhall Carlton or Rover (Honda) 213)

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28 minutes ago, TheOtherStu said:

Yeah, that's kinda the issue. I'm in quite a few car forums, Facebook groups etc. Some of them are unusual cars (things I want in the future!) I like the idea of having a model of some of the cars I've owned in the past (I wonder if you they ever did a model of the Vauxhall Carlton or Rover (Honda) 213)

You can get Gama Opel equivalents - what shape would you be looking for?

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2 hours ago, TheOtherStu said:

I wonder if you they ever did a model of the Vauxhall Carlton or Rover (Honda) 213)

Mk2 Carlton Gsi are by Corgi Vanguards 1:43 and a crude Carlton/Omega 1:64 Welly. 

There doesn't seem to have even been a Honda Civic Sedan gen-3 (Ballade gen-2) to modify to look like a Rover SD3

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The Corgi Ford Mustang Tat Friday That Didn't Happen Meet

The Corgi Model Club Mustang 2+2 Fastback met with the original Corgi Mach I

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They shared a hot pasty with a suspicious hole in the middle, a scorching coffee...

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...and a jam scone to finish.

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They wandered about, and then back again to a previous stall, only to find they had missed an old friend, the Corgi Mustang Dragster 'Organ Grinder'

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Opening things were opened and shut with glee

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Mach I had to get going as he had a meeting at 10am, so Fastback and Grinder stayed back for a while longer

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Checking out each others' casting differences, which were considerable

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After that, there was considerable reminiscing about Adidas Gazelle generations and the good old days of Tat Friday 2019 when you could get three Dinkies for fiver. 

Then they each caught the bus into the office before elevensies.

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I must be a bit dense, it was only the other day I realised that Corgi had done similar things to Lesney and customised older castings, perhaps because I haven't had one of the original Mustangs.

It's obvious now of course. What else got the groovy 70s treatment? 

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9 hours ago, TheOtherStu said:

I've been trying to find out for a while who makes MR2 Roadsters and particularly, if anyone ever did the Facelift model.
i've seen a few PFLs, but never a facelift (the main difference is the front and rear lights, side panels and the addition of foglights)

Found this on Flickr but no description except the tag Autoart

Toyota MR2

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2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder

Maxi Cars 10041 Toyota MR2 1:43

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No description

mr2 spyder

Worth clicking this as there's info in the description

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I just searched Toyota MR2 diecast on Flickr

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On 3/16/2021 at 5:56 PM, flat4alfa said:

£6 job lot of old Corgi arrived

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Now the Mustang Fastback is here, the next on the Corgi Model Club list is the Thompson Mongoose [tr. De Tomaso Mangusta in non-Cog-ese.

But I've already got one and it is complete and reasonable too.  So, do I cancel (skip) the Mongoose, or eagerly wait for it anyway for its £23?  What to do...

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12 minutes ago, flat4alfa said:

 

Now the Mustang Fastback is here, the next on the Corgi Model Club list is the Thompson Mongoose [tr. De Tomaso Mangusta in non-Cog-ese.

But I've already got one and it is complete and reasonable too.  So, do I cancel (skip) the Mongoose, or eagerly wait for it anyway for its £23?  What to do...

How do you detach the chassis?,I can't get mine apart & I don't want to break it 🤔

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5 minutes ago, 155V6 said:

How do you detach the chassis?,I can't get mine apart & I don't want to break it 🤔

I can't actually remember but here's a pic if anyone wants to explain. Mine's buried in the project box somewhere

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I had a couple of deliveries today, with some interesting bits within

Spotted the Hot Wheels X-Racers Mini in among a job lot. There's a clear version, and a green - both only came in 5 packs and command surprising coin for a single car.

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It's also the earlier version where you could remove the body

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Found a few more Blackwalls

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This is a right oddity, going by the wheels I thought it was one of the micro size HW, but it's the same as a normal one. Never seen this before that I know of

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This Matchbox Supervan is the Turbo 2 version (if you couldn't tell). Need to find it some tyres

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Road Blasters 280ZX

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I have one of these Aviva Snoopy Honda things, but I've been keeping an eye out for another to evict Snoopy from and customise

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The same seller had this for 99p, which was a cheaper way to buy the missing wheel from my @Datsuncogsourced one than buying just the wheels off eBay. 

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Crikey 99p how do you do it

Can I have another of the wheels to get my near-identical three-wheeler Camaro back up and sitting straight?  Saying that, I also need the other wheels for the Hillman Rally job too!

Looking forward to the BUNGLEBUS CUSTOMS CORGI CAMARO with massive blown BBC engine sitting proud out the hood, along with the Adams Dragstar wheel set, all set in an alternative Pro-Street homage to the Sunoco Penske car - it will be brill 😎  Especially if it retains the hidey hidey lights 

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I could do all of the above I suppose - donor had 4 wheels but only two good tyres. I do have another set of golden jacks wheels for something else - again 1 tyre short. Think I got them for the P6 but they are the ones for the Corvette IIRC.

Donor Camaro has also lost a door card and the seat backs. Think you can get the door cards off Steve Flowers (as well as the windscreen/hood).

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