Another straight restoration of a worn model. This is a regular wheels to superfast conversion which will date the model to 1969 to early 1970’s. Decals are after market. Unable to remove discolaration from lower deck. These models can be tricky to separate the rivet sits under the rear window, however, careful use of a small drill bit works!
Restored this Alvis Stalwart, after market decals and canopy aling with new tyres and axels.
While not in a terrible state, the GT-40 had seen better days. As the Gold/Black combination of this vintage Siku is quite common, a Blue version seemed more interesting.
Acquired in a sorry condition with multiple paint chips, cracked rear window and damaged light unit (and no fire chief stickers), the model suffered an unfortunate accident while tapping for screws as the drill bit went through the boot. After sitting around for two years, the model has been restored as 70’s adapted car. The roof luggate is a replacement for a Matchbox Fiat while the boot now has a 70’s CB Aerial. Not the best customisation but one that solved several issues. Wheels were sourced from “no brand” model.
This 350SL was picked up for £1 at Eastleigh Chritmas Toy Fare in Dec’19. It mostly likey spent much of it’s life on a model railway as this standard yellow exmple was dirty but oddly had almost orange paint work on the boot and bonnet while the lower part of the car was standard Lesney yellow. Some polishing showed the discolartion was unfixable so off the to paint stripper. Katie decided she liked Tamiya Orange so this became the new colour for the car.
Charity shops often have Hotwheels and Matchox cars for sale. Many are “beaters” and restoration projects but occasionally have unusual cars with minor damage. Going rate is around Â£1.00 for three, at Â£0.33p each, a few chips are very acceptable. Pre-Christmas rummaging produced several good finds, but these McDonalds cars were the pick of the bunch. The two light up cars need new batteries as can be seen worked perfectly these were fitted.
Just restored this Siku Mercedes-Benz 250, V309/1020 dating from the mid 1970s. Stripped and repainted. Base has been polished to retain original appearance. Original wheels.