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Toy version of your real car Part 2
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Rick
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:43 am    Post subject: Toy version of your real car Part 2 Reply with quote

A thread ran about this a few years ago (http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2418), however most of the images on there have dropped off so it seems like a good time to kick off a new one.

How many, if any, toy versions of real cars you own, or have owned, do you have in your collection?

RJ
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rebuilt these from a pair of custom low rider '57 diecasts.
Larger one is 1/24 scale and the other is 1/64.



Other cars that I have owned that I now have in diecast or plastic model kits are.......
1940 Dodge truck,
1955 Chevy Bel Air
1965 VW Beetle
1966 Chevy Chevelle
1971 Ford Mustang
FED dragster
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stuchamp wrote:

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Other cars that I have owned that I now have in diecast or plastic model kits are.......
1940 Dodge truck,
1955 Chevy Bel Air
1965 VW Beetle
1966 Chevy Chevelle
1971 Ford Mustang
FED dragster


no Studes??? Smile

RJ
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to have a model of the Firenza, but it's not easy. There's the old Lone Star model of the flat-front model, but they change hands for a fair bit of money in decent condition. Thoroughbred Models did a larger one, and they're quite expensive too.

I bought a slot-car kit of a HP Firenza with wide-arch kit off eBay, but it's a pretty bad moulding, the rear of the car in particular is quite poorly shaped so it will take some work to make it look right.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:

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no Studes??? Smile

RJ



Have a lot of Studebaker diecast and model kits but no '42, '47, or '64! Crying or Very sad

I'll have to start threads on the new Lionel o-gauge train layout and also 1/32 slot car layout that I've been building once they are a little farther along. Granddaughters are keeping me busy! Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine aren't particularly difficult to obtain, so I have quite a few diecast minis, even once I haven't owned like coopers, travellers, vans etc.
Nothing for the hunter yet! And having had a clubman estate in the past wouldn't mind having a die cast one!!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got just three diecasts at the moment:- Isetta Bubble car, Frogeyed Sprite and Mini Moke. At some time I need to add: Triumph Herald convertible, Mini saloon, Mini Clubman, MGB GT, Ford 100E van, Ginetta G15, Lotus Elan, Lotus Europa, Morris 1800, Mk111 Cortina Estate. They start to get a bit too modern after that!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 models here representing my FL1 Austin Metropolitan Hire Car first registered 15th Feb 1951. Curiously the same day of the same month was destined to be My Son's Birthday. Though of course when I first drove the FL1 in 1956 I was not even courting.

The black ones are a Dinky and a Dinky Dublo converted from FX3 Taxis by filing off the Meters and top sign and fitting a door made of plasticard (many years ago). No FL1 model was made then.
The two tone one is an Oxford 1:57 model bought recently
The MG TF is a Corgi which closely resembled my Gentry (or is it the other way round?) before I reprayed it in two tone blue for its 21st Birthday.

The smaller cars usually reside on my son's model railway. Being to the same scale.

Click to enlarge the picture.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess this one's really a cheat as I don't own it nor have I ever built or found a model of my car to buy. Crying or Very sad

Peter

If I could I would buy this one though..


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over the years I've converted and repainted many models to look like my real cars, such as Corgi LWB Series 1 Land Rover to SWB (cut and shut!) and Corgi Mini to Wolseley Hornet (body filler boot extension and grill off an old yesteryear) but was fortunate enough to be contacted by Brooklyn (Lansdowne) models a couple of years back who wanted to come and measure up the Railton to produce a 1/43 model of one.
Excellent I thought, they even offered me a freebie when they entered production and in due course an excellent model turned up. I was a bit surprised by the colour though, I'd sort of assumed it might have been black, but presumably they were due to produce something in green, and green it is!


It's such a delightful model, I've not had the heart to do a repaint, but the original will certainly be staying black!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:


or found a model of my car to buy. Crying or Very sad

Peter



Same goes for me .

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carcruiser wrote:
... was fortunate enough to be contacted by Brooklyn (Lansdowne) models a couple of years back who wanted to come and measure up the Railton to produce a 1/43 model of one.
Excellent I thought, they even offered me a freebie when they entered production and in due course an excellent model turned up. I was a bit surprised by the colour though, I'd sort of assumed it might have been black, but presumably they were due to produce something in green, and green it is!

It's such a delightful model, I've not had the heart to do a repaint, but the original will certainly be staying black!


They recently produced a model of the Riley Adelphi. The car they based it on was black with cream wheels, the model was grey with blue wheels but they painted one in the original colours specially for the owner.

My own Riley is a '63 One-Point-Five. I've eleven One-Point-Five models but none are in Bermuda Blue and most are Mks or Mk2s (mine's a Mk3).
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coooo the Railton's a fine machine!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JC T ONE wrote:
peter scott wrote:


or found a model of my car to buy. Crying or Very sad

Peter



Same goes for me .

Jens Christian


Jens, heres one you could repaint ???

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/mini-clubman-police-car-look-2-minis-/180812465647?pt=UK_ToysGames_DiecastVehicles_DiecastVehicles_JN&hash=item2a194345ef
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter

Oxford Diecast have the Jaguar SS in 1/43 & 1/76 scale:

http://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/JSS006%20Dark%20Blue%20SS%20Jaguar.htm

Not identical, but close..........
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