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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:37 am 
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Just like figures, you need some vehicles around the display to add some life. There are many choices, from very realistic 1/43-scale diecast, to stamped or cast toy cars, or even plastic.

Here's a Tootsietoy ambulance (manufactured in 1950) I picked up at at local fleamarket for a buck. It was missing most of its original paint, so I decided to clean it up and give it a respray using a can of Rustoleum in a closely matching color:

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Even after touching up the original red details, it still looked a bit drab, so I pulled out a sheet of I94Enterprises 1/100-scale ambulance markings I have and added a few:

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Looks a bit better.

Fun project...

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This is truly an excellent restoration.


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Found this Dinky VW (#181) at a local flea market, caked with dirt and sans tires. I thought this might be a candidate for refurbishment, but a bit of elbow grease and it cleaned up nicely:

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This variation is from the late-1950s or early-1960s. According to an online resource, the VW was one of the longest running "models" in the Dinky range, some fourteen years. Anyway, I recently found a size of rubber tap-washers that work well as replacement tires, and fitted a new set here. Hopefully good for another 30-40,000 miles...


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Genius!...rubber washer wheels!...gotta remember that!...

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I just saw this. and yes! Genius!


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When I was a kid I had a bushel basket full of Dinky/Corgi die-cast models...somehow they all disappeared, except for this Rolls Royce Silver Wraith:

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I recently found a guy in Germany that's making repro boxes, had to get one. Figured the old girl deserves a box.

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