What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Lighters » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:18 pm

Do tell me more, Tom! I made the purchase precisely because I thought the subject matter obscure and interesting.

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Tom » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:20 am

Obscure indeed, this is the only one I've ever seen. I don't know who did the conversion.

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by David MG » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:26 am

Here is my 'choppped' MC coupe. I am tempted to put wires on as per Tom's pic!

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Lighters » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:36 pm

David

Your Minichamps conversion is breathtaking! Did you undertake the conversion yourself?

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by GBOAC002 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:15 am

I remember seeing this very neat job previously and complimenting David on his skills with a hacksaw. :D

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by David MG » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:30 am

The XJC was converted by Steve Tebenham not me!
He can be contacted via:-

toyfayre@gmail.com

Just mention David Jackson. All you do is supply the model and he gets chopping!
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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by GBOAC002 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:34 am

Steve certainly made a first class job of it. Kudos to him!

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Lighters » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:29 pm

And here's my latest acquisition, bought s/h - but apparently in mint condition - for what appears a fair price (pending delivery and closer scrutiny):
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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Tom » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:38 pm

It sits a little low but otherwise it looks good.

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Lighters » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:46 pm

Thanks Tom!

It is, of course, SMTS' interpretation of the XJ-S (or the 'XJS' as they refer to the model)

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Tihomir » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:31 pm

Two from me. Brooklins. Have to put the mascots. I don't like the color of the sharknose, in my country, we have similarly colored drink - "Boza" :lol: Probably I will switch to silver at some point. The LaSalle is perfect to my taste.

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Post by Tom » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:48 pm

Both look great!

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Jean B. » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:05 pm

David MG wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:26 am
Here is my 'choppped' MC coupe. I am tempted to put wires on as per Tom's pic!
This conversion looks awesome :o ! Beautiful car and model, although I prefer the limousine or the coupé. However, to change a die-cast into a such goodlooking interpretation requires a true master-modeller, congratulations! :P

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Jean B. » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:10 pm

Lighters wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:29 pm
And here's my latest acquisition, bought s/h - but apparently in mint condition - for what appears a fair price (pending delivery and closer scrutiny):
SMTS? Is this the same make as from Western Models? Recently I restored a WM:

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p/e badge on bonnet, black-washed grille, transparent winkers

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p/e Jaguar sign, authentic British licence plate, newly made taillights, drilled-out exhaust pipes

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chromed and painted pillars, restored trim-line

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Jean B. » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:12 pm

Tihomir wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:31 pm
Two from me. Brooklins. Have to put the mascots. I don't like the color of the sharknose, in my country, we have similarly colored drink - "Boza" :lol: Probably I will switch to silver at some point. The LaSalle is perfect to my taste.
Beautiful! Brooklin is still a class of its own! I made up my mind for years if I should buy the Graham. Finally I haven't as I mainly collect one-offs. Perhaps I should convert it into the Saoutchik convertible, once in a time... :roll:

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Tom » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:13 pm

Great work! Shame that the windows have yellowed so badly.

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Lighters » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:55 pm

Jean B. wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:10 pm
Lighters wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:29 pm
And here's my latest acquisition, bought s/h - but apparently in mint condition - for what appears a fair price (pending delivery and closer scrutiny):
SMTS? Is this the same make as from Western Models? Recently I restored a WM:

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p/e badge on bonnet, black-washed grille, transparent winkers

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p/e Jaguar sign, authentic British licence plate, newly made taillights, drilled-out exhaust pipes

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chromed and painted pillars, restored trim-line
Jean.

Your restoration looks fantastic!

I'll stop short of jealousy, but I do feel envy!

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Tihomir » Thu May 02, 2019 4:53 am

More from me. :D These 3 arrived couple of days ago.

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These 2 are on their way.

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Jean B. » Thu May 02, 2019 12:41 pm

Congratulations! Beautiful models :P The Pierce Arrow was the very first model of Brooklin, and you can easily see that it was created with
knife & fork at the kitchen table :lol: , it's a different car from the right- and the left-hand side, and overall it shows only few similarities to the original car. But what can I say? I own two of this, and I also bought a nice & neat one from Altaya which is made very authentic, but guess which one I am going to build for my collection once in a time... ;)

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Lighters » Thu May 02, 2019 1:02 pm

Tihomir wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 4:53 am
More from me. :D These 3 arrived couple of days ago.

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These 2 are on their way.

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Delightful! An eclectic mix, all with merit.

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Tom » Thu May 02, 2019 1:08 pm

Like 'em all, with the Chrysler, Vplvo and Pierde Arrow as my favourites. The Volvo would be even better with a suitable application of Bare Metal Foil.

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Jean B. » Tue May 14, 2019 12:43 pm

My collection grew a little bit during the last time... :roll: After every car I buy I always think "that was the very last one - for ever!" - but it usually takes only a couple of weeks until I find something thrilling which I definitely must have for my collection... Recently I bought this Alfa Romeo 8C, I guess it's made by John Day. Actually it's a little bit too small, probably around 1:48

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Normally I'm not interested in touring cars at all, but I discovered this sketch by Carrozzeria Touring:

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...and I immediately thought "that would be a wonderful conversion project"...

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I guess meanwhile I have to get 108 years old to complete all the scheduled projects... :)

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by Tom » Tue May 14, 2019 2:05 pm

I'd consider making it myself if I were you. Not much will be left in the end anyway. :lol: The car in the picture is beautiful.

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Re: What Have You Bought Today (white metal)?

Post by klubman01 » Wed May 15, 2019 11:43 am

The Alfa-Romeo 8C would be a fabulous project! Such a sensual shape!

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