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3 hours ago, bunglebus said:

That really is just like the Corgi! Have you ever got your mitts on the Transit?

No the Transits go for too much and are also a bit small, quite a bit smaller in scale compared to the Range Rovers

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Way back in the mists of time (2nd of December 2019), I posted the 1985 Corgi catalogue, which included something I hadn't seen before - the Surfrider version of the Mazda B1600, or Mazda 4X4 as they were calling it at the time

Corgi 1985 06

Despite nearly two years of searching, I'd not found one for sale, and was starting to convince myself it was never released, despite seeing the odd picture of boxed ones. 

Well it does exist, I have one

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Some little tinker has been at it with the red Humbrol, emulating daddy's red wheel centre Corgis that he keeps in the loft, but I can live with that.

think I now have them all, rocking horse poo-level Playart variations aside.

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27 minutes ago, junkyarddog said:

Picked up this rather natty Siku Mercedes truck and trailer at the weekend, the 505 is from my parts bin.

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I have the same trailer in yellow that I’ve picked up somewhere along the line. Guessing it’s ADAC branded.

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4 hours ago, TheOtherStu said:

I'm aware these guys are going to be selling at retail prices, but I was impressed with the new layout of the Swindon branch - they've just moved into a huge warehouse.

https://www.hwmodels.com/

They appear to have more than just Hotwheels too.

He sells quite a bit on Facebook too,usually by flash sales

https://www.facebook.com/groups/438137323676272/?ref=share

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22 hours ago, bunglebus said:

Way back in the mists of time (2nd of December 2019), I posted the 1985 Corgi catalogue, which included something I hadn't seen before - the Surfrider version of the Mazda B1600, or Mazda 4X4 as they were calling it at the time

Corgi 1985 06

Despite nearly two years of searching, I'd not found one for sale, and was starting to convince myself it was never released, despite seeing the odd picture of boxed ones. 

Well it does exist, I have one

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Like buses...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313711987769

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Still slim pickings in the world of Hot Wheels and Matchbox. Smyths turned this up

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Poundland appeared to have restocked as they had none last week, but there weren't many left. They were quite a recent case too (white Worldwide Optimism Camaro etc), unlike days of old when you got a second chance at cases from a year ago.

Off on missions tomorrow and should get time to go hunting

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I don't have the skills/patience/space etc but Danny's Diecast Disasters does some good ones

https://www.youtube.com/c/DannysDiecastDisasters

And Sideways King 75 makes and I believe sells garages, as well as decals. He's also amazingly skilled at making tiny parts for his cars

https://www.youtube.com/c/SidewaysKing75

 

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11 minutes ago, Justwatching said:

Do any of you make display dioramas? 

Like this, perhaps?

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This is in its not-quite-finished state, back in 2014.  I've added pumps and some more stickerage since then.  Not bad for a dilapidated wreck off a car boot sale!

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There will be some, way back in this thread, but I'll shoot some tomorrow if you like.  I've changed the traffic now: the "new" models have gone and the forecourt is filled with Corgi/Dinky restos.  There is also now a smaller garage, and a 1/43 police station.

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Some more cars arrived yesterday20211020_215303.thumb.jpg.a55b229823ed9522369feef56e468fa3.jpg

The large Datsun will be getting a good clean & some new stickers,I last had one of these over 40 years ago.

The Dinky Alfa is something I don't remember seeing when they were current.

The Corgi Rockets stock car just needs wheels,the Juniors version will join the pile of broken ones I already have.

The Siku Beetle is missing two wheel centres,I have a donor Golf,just need to get them from it without damaging them 🤔

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