Recent diecast renovations & conversions


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Here is a small selection of  completed diecast models, there are more on other pages.

See also, recent-renovations-conversions-2

Matchbox ERF Marshall horsebox No35

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Taken apart and stripped, new paint work, new reproduction side ramp, existing axles and wheels.

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Matchbox Bedford removals van No17.

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After

Stripped and repainted, new decals.

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Matchbox Landrover Fire Truck No57.

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After

Stripped and painted, new axles, new wheels new reproduction ladder and blue roof light, decals yet to be applied.

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Matchbox Lotus Europa No5

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I did this one gold to be different only to find out there was one made in gold and came out of Bulgaria.

All original parts, dismantled, stripped and re-painted.

To see how it was done Click Here

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Matchbox Tanzara custom pickup

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After

To see this custom being made Click Here for the full article

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Matchbox Audi Quattro

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After

All original parts except for the wheels and axles, custom made decals applied.

To see the restoration Click Here

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Matchbox Commer ice cream van No47

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New interior fitted, all other parts original, custom made decals applied.

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Matchbox No31 Ford station wagon

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Dinky Hudson custom

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Heavily altered casting, custom windows and wheels, pearl paint finish, to see this custom being made Click Here

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Corgi VW Karmann, standard restoration for a classic car

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After

All original parts except new tyres

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Corgi Mercedes Pullman

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After

To see the re-build on this car Click Here

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Husky Ford F350 wreck truck, custom rescue project.

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After

To see this project Click Here

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Corgi Commer Karrier, custom roller shutter van

To see this project evolve Click Here

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Matchbox MG 1100 restoration

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All original parts, to see this restoration Click Here

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After doing the Matchbox MG 1100 above I realised the red I was using was the exact shade I needed for the Matchbox FX3 Taxi.

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The only other thing done, other than the paint was a new front axle to replace the existing bent one.

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Prima Giugiaro by Bburago, restoration

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Matchbox Daimler Ambulance No14b

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After

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Corgi Chevrolet Astro 1

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After

All original parts, to see the Corgi Astro 1 restoration Click Here

Also this model was the first place winner in a diecast restoration forum competition.

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Matchbox Ford Anglia & Ford Thames van

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Corgi Ford Thames caravan conversion to pick-up

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After

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 See also, recent-renovations-conversions-2


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