Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lesney #29c-Denver Pumper Chassis Swap

Another Lesney Transitional chassis-swap to share today! This time, the rare #29c Denver Fire Pumper transitional. I bought this SUPER beat up one on ebay.

And after extensively straightening the chassis and axles, I put a spare body on top of the rare Superfast chassis. Then just a little chrome touch up on the wheels, good as new!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Lesney #25d-Ford Cortina Chassis Swap

Good evening folks! I've been wanting to do this chassis swap for a long time, and finally got a nice-ish regular wheel version to perform the swap. Thinking of making a convertible out of the blue one too! I like having my own homemade versions of these hard to find variations. Tell me what you think below.

The chrome on the wheels is original, save for the left rear wheel, it literally had no chrome whatsoever. I think the not-so-minty look makes the car looks much more genuine.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Lesney #53b - Mercedes 220SE Coupe Restoration

Hello!!!! I bet you all thought I'd forgotten and abandoned this little blog. Nope, just been caught up in moving to another state and starting a new job! But I'm getting settled in now, and slowly unpacking my workbench and getting it set up again. And this Mercedes is the first product of new workshop. I forgot to take before pics (or just can't find them on my computer), but it was in a pretty sorry state. I like working on the older Lesneys like this, they look great sitting on the shelf afterwards.

For this one, I decided to go with a dark metallic blue, over light grey interior to complement the silver plastic wheels. It looks great!! Not as perfect as I would've liked, but it's ok.