Die-casts on layouts?
Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:58 PM
I don`t use any on my vintage Scaley layout. Yet I do on my 1/40 scale Jouef layout.
Don`t know why, but I think die-casts look so much better on 1/40 or 1/43 layouts.
Would be nice to see other folks die-casts.
Original Corgi Vanwall & BRM. Both from the early 60s.
A modern Corgi Classic Ford 100E.
Unknown make of an Alfetta...only £6 from Modelzone & very nice indeed!
An MGA. Unknown make-from Poundland!
Peugeot van. Unknown make.
A Ford Cortina, Austin Cambridge & Ford Anglia. All modern repros by Cararama.
An original Ford Thames Camper. Made in 1959 by Corgi. A real stunner!
Another Corgi original. A beautiful Bedford tanker from 1965..features on the back cover of both the 1965 & 1967 Champion Playcraft catalogue.
I picked up this battered 1960s VW breakdown van for only a couple of quid. The marks give it a niced used look.
A really nice original Dinky fire engine from 1961. Next to it is a modern repro. ambulance by Oxford diecasts.
My favourite. From 1960. A Dinky BBC camera van. There was actually a set of three BBC vans made by Dinky, so I hope to get the other two at a later date.
A Corgi Commer van, "Samuelson Film". Made in 1968 & in exceptional condition.Next to it is an original Corgi Commer police van from 1966. The light on top actually works!
Various Corgi & Cararame repr. die-casts.
Ding-dong! A nice repro ice-cream van by Oxford Diecasts. The ice-cream seller & kids are original Corgi(as are all the other figures you see on these photos).
Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:14 PM
When you do find a good piece that will be used in a scenic capacity only, consider weathering with chalks and maybe adding a few extra's...for example, That michelin van is just screaming to have an Awning Added..........Maybe with a little checkered flag bordering along the top edge of the awning
Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:37 PM
Good idea about the awning Tileguy...but that Corgi Bedford tanker was boxed & set me back nearly £200, so I wouldn`t recommend weathering vintage diecasts!
Posted 29 July 2011 - 09:15 AM
Also have a couple of New Ray WWI fighter kits, at £6 these are excellent value and are ready painted and require about 10 minutes to assemble. They even come with a handy screwdriver which is perfect for slot car screws.
Posted 29 July 2011 - 12:30 PM
Posted 29 July 2011 - 01:47 PM
Truck unpainted by Dattodesign, on Flickr
DSC_0027 by Dattodesign, on Flickr
DSC_0050 by Dattodesign, on Flickr
Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:37 AM
Many of us have plastic statics, but mine are all just more racing cars of one sort or another, so they don't add the spectator and team atmosphere.
With so much military stuff around, there must be some WWII army trucks that would work into early 1950s racing scenes (if the wheels aren't river-crossers).
Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:10 AM
The Ford truck in the background was found at the local newsagent. A bit of sandblasting and some dry pastel weathering and it fits in on the track as a farm vehicle.
The dirt bikes are New Ray. Picked them up for A$6 each at the local toy shop. The riders are Britains picked up for a small sum on ebay.
Bburago do diecasts in 1:32. As do Hongwell and a couple of other Chinese companies.
TINY TYERS TARGA: The saga continues • An old shed for my new cars: An old wooden garage under construction
Posted 30 July 2011 - 01:13 PM
Its a Nice vintage piece I grant you that..
Posted 30 July 2011 - 02:41 PM
Posted 30 July 2011 - 09:56 PM
Adds a lovely splash of colour!
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