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Let's Play!

I collect diecast cars for many reasons, partly it is because they remind me of the fun I had playing with them as a kid. As kids, we raced models across the playground, drove along imaginary roads on the carpet, created imaginary construction sites in the sand pit and didn’t just put the new model in a drawer or on shelf. 207 more words


Completion - Matchbox 1956 Buick Century Police

Other than a final gloss coat, I’m calling this one done. The original is the Matchbox 1956 Buick Century Police in Fire Chief livery. The red that Matchbox chose is a little too bright for my taste for a 1950s fire vehicle. 15 more words

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Wheel Swap - Matchbox 1957 GMC Stepside


Just a couple of photos of a quick wheel swap. The model is the Matchbox 1957 GMC Stepside. The replacement wheels are from a Welly London Taxi. 26 more words

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Completion x 2

Hi again,

below are my latest completions.  The white ladder unit is a Matchbox “Fire Engine” whilst the red ladder unit number 52 is my rendition of the same casting. 72 more words

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Latest Code 3 Victims - Part II

As you can see, all six have been disassembled ready for the metal to be stripped and the plastic parts to be washed or replaced.

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