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CatManDoza
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Hello All....

Though I'd share my hobby with you all, as some of you may find it interesting.

A few months ago I found my old collection of Matchbox cars from when I was a lad, around 25 years ago. Most of which were play worn and missing any bits of paint. After watching a few guys on youtube, I set about restoring some. After the varying success of my efforts, I bvranched out into buying knackered cars and restoring them as a little weekend hobby.

Then after a bit of shopping with my son, I purchased a few Hot wheels cars, and now my son and I collect Hot Wheels together. We don;t want full sets, but we just buy what we like. Which makes today a special day, as it's 'Hot Wheels Friday'.

I have a youtube channel for my restorations, I try to put out a video a week, but that is subject to how busy I am at a weekend!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSj7Ft27_NW26QrUvyifKXA

I'll update this thread as and when I buy anything new, or do a new restoration.

Anywho, here are a few examples of my restorations, I'll put a few in the open, then the rest in a spoiler.

Vans Racing/Xero Gas Liveried Jeep Cherokee:

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Corgi Rover 2000 I restored:

Before:

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After:

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Mine and my sons first Hot wheels purchase:

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Spoiler

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JuniorChubb

‘Bout time you promoted yourself lad!

How about just making this the Black Country Die-cast thread?


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Just now, JuniorChubb said:

‘Bout time you promoted yourself lad!

How about just making this the Black Country Die-cast thread?

I suppose I could, I'll sort it out properly the weekend, too busy stuffing my face with KFC right now

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DavidCore89

This is cool!

Been collecting 1/18 scale models (and larger) for a few years, mostly limited editions or cars that I loved as a kid.

Will check out your channel for sure.

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Cheers @DavidCore89

I recommend checking this guy out too, matchbox garage. On another level to myself, much more professional tools etc. But a couple of weeks back, I sent him some of my knackered collection to play around with, and check out what he did with this knackered Ford Anglia:

 

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OK, so the first Hot Wheels Friday purchase of this thread is this, a 2018 COPO Camaro SS, mainly bought for my son for racing, but nothing tickled my fancy to add to my collection. 

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Damn, was in Tesco tonight and forgot to make a Hot Wheels purchase!


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1 hour ago, JuniorChubb said:

Damn, was in Tesco tonight and forgot to make a Hot Wheels purchase!

Mate gotta be done at 1.50 a time 

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Could have got a few with the money I saved not being able to buy loo roll 😂

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23 minutes ago, JuniorChubb said:

Could have got a few with the money I saved not being able to buy loo roll 😂

Lols gotta bulk buy. Better to bulk buy hot wheels though. If you see something you like, go for it. Its only a couple of quid

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This weekends project VW T4

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Looks good, better get cracking.


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47 minutes ago, JuniorChubb said:

Looks good, better get cracking.

It's all done and video rendering while I'm in the pub. Used the oven to bake the paint on, worked a treat. No more waiting 24 hours. 

Little teaser... 

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JustHatched

This is cool @CatManDoza. I don't collect them, I have a few from when I was a kid that were found with a metal detector in my dads yard some years ago. I have other collections and my wife would have a sh*t fit if I started another.

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The funniest thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realise it doesn't say anything it's to late to stop reading it.

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Sinister

Nice work. I have a few hundred myself including a handful that survived my childhood. Mostly Hot Wheels but some Matchbox and Johnny Lightning as well.

 

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Couple of new purchases today for hotwheels Friday. A range rover valer and a 49 Ford f1


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2 hours ago, CatManDoza said:

Couple of new purchases today for hotwheels Friday. A range rover valer and a 49 Ford f1

sh*t! I forgot again ☹️


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1 hour ago, JuniorChubb said:

sh*t! I forgot again ☹️

I've just noticed I've forgot to attach the picture! 


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This weekends project....

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Oh yes...

Looks like it has already been pimped in the past.


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19 minutes ago, JuniorChubb said:

Oh yes...

Looks like it has already been pimped in the past.

Indeed it had. Its currently drying in the kitchen and it looks the bollocks

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Hot wheels Friday purchase. Slim picking but found a good un.... 

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