Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lesney #48c - Dodge Dumper Truck Restoration

Well I'm not gone yet!! I'm hitting the road saturday, so I'm going to try and get one more done before then. Here's a Dodge dump truck I just finished up.


I didn't plan to make this one as a copy of the Scammel Slowplow, but I guess it worked out that way haha.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Lesney #39a-Ford Zodiac Convertible Restoration

Here's a somewhat uncommon old Lesney. At least, I don't see them come up on ebay all that often. It was in decent shape, but the windshield frame was bent quite badly when I got it.

Some careful bending, and it looked good as new! I decided to go with a color that goes with the original teal blue of the chassis, and I could see Lesney back in the day painting this car in this shade of cream. I'm happy with how it turned out.

With a friend from the collection:

You probably won't be seeing much of me for a while. I've taken a new job with a small regional airline based out of Cape Cod Massachusetts. I'll be moving up there in about two weeks for training, then who knows where. I'm hoping for Maine or New Hampshire, but I really don't know where I'll be based after training. Long story short, I won't have time or space for this hobby for a while unfortunately. I'll miss it, and am going to try and keep up with the latest Matchbox releases. It's been fun!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Majorette Simca 1308 Restoration

Back at it with this Majorette Simca 1308. Chrysler of Europe was an interesting company back in the day, to say the least. They made consistently woeful and outdated products that they bought from other random car companies, such as this Simca/Talbot! (Not much has changed, has it?)

But Majorettes are always cool, and I enjoyed this one. The paint didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped, I think the humidity did it. Not sure if you can tell from the photos or not though. I might strip it down and repaint it at some point, so I didn't bother with any detail work. And my trusty silver paint pen ran out, so no wheel refinishing for the time being. Oh well, enjoy!



The only car in my collection that seemed right to pair it with: