finally getting the signs built for the diorama. Vdubyajohn helped out by sizing the signs to scale, and laying them out so i can print a bunch on one page.
I thought that 240 was raw for a second...
Well look at you, Mr. Fancy Camera Pants!! We’ll be expecting some great shots in the future...like that first one!
Car #3 from my box of gems purchased at the Collectibles shop at the Rutland Vt. Mall. I am a sucker for stupid little hatchbacks. This Peugeot 205 ralley car had to come home with me. Rats! I just noticed now that the driver side trim is missing. haha! This sucker might get customized then...
Saw this wagon with opening tailgate listed as part of a big lot of diecasts on craigslist and it is driving me nuts trying to ID it. Anyone know what this is and who made it?
Elephants 426's, Hemi powered John Deere utility tractor didn’t place at the Gateway Toy Show in STL. But the judges did present him with several new and expensive 1/64 tractors for his hard work. That was better than first place in his mind. My son continues to be a benefactor of lots o’diecast love. Thanks!
Classic Playart cars just make me dance now. I’ve always been a fan of the Ford Capri. Just love the lines and overall look. This Playart car is in fantastic shape and I definitely was very happy to find it at the show.
What are these “unopened cases at WalMart” you speak of? I have seen all the others, but the VW Bus has eluded me.
I love that truck. & I'll take that Mac off your hands if it's still available
Gulf SCORE! ...and will you look at all of those VW’s. They are most definitely gone by now! I was lucky enough to grab the last bus off the shelf a few nights ago. Still no Fastback...
Car #1 from my box of gems purchased at the Collectibles shop at the Rutland Vt. Mall. A rather playworn Zylmex Datsun wagon that I couldn’t leave behind despite it’s condition. :)
From my "favorite acquisitions of 2018" post that i never got around to writing.
Hello again LaLD! It’s been a minute, but here’s a local pickup from today that I couldn’t resist. Charlie Kemp’s 1965 Shelby GT350, and I don’t believe the seller knew the booklet inside was signed!
Lesney Matchbox time is here again. Today we examine Lesney Matchbox 52a, the Maserati 4CLT. This casting entered the range in 1958, remaining until 1965, and is something from a bygone era of racing:
Haha! nope. But I was pretty pleased to get that one as well!
Diecast sensory OVERLOAD! My facebook feed popped up last week with one of those “you might be interested in...” events. Oh my dear god it could not have been more right.
I love the Chiron. I love the L’or Blanc. But! The idea of a paint job made of porcelain...
The split window and raised spine is an homage to Bugatti’s Type 57 Atlantic.
So I decided to custom one of the new Matchbox 65 Volkswagen type 3 fastback
Mandarin really are an obscure diecast brand. What little I know I wrote about here back in 2017: