Matchbox taxi, brought back from scrap

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This Matchbox Austin taxi nearly ended up being put in with the scrap metal and has been sitting around for a while, I decided to see if I could repair it and save it from melting down.

Both of the front windscreen pillars are missing and wouldn’t usually bother with such repairs, but with a bit of care and some 1mm steel wire, I created new windscreen pillars.

I have painted this one black and although all Matchbox taxi’s are dark red, I decided this one would not go out as a restored model and will remain in my collection as a diorama car, therefore black is more of a usual colour for this taxi.

And finally with the interior painted and a bit of simple detailing.

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