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Have you seen this guy's work?

Posted by Susofrick on 21 Nov 2022, 10:25

Got the tip from my brother who is following this on youtube.


https://www.youtube.com/@MartysMatchboxMakeovers
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Posted by Kekso on 21 Nov 2022, 12:02

I've been following Marty's MM for a few years now.
He's a really nice guy and seeing his work is very satisfying.
It's not the only channel for fixing toy cars but the best one if you ask me.
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Posted by Xantippos on 23 Nov 2022, 18:11

There is something inherently pleasant about seeing diecast being restored :) . I have done it myself, but is overly tiring, and when nowadays most diecast can be gotten for as cheap as 1€ even from the 1970s if small, and just about 10 € for a 1950s one, it loses a bit the point, at least for me. That doesn't prevent me having a full box of diecast to be restored :) .

There is also a polish guy I think who posts this on YouTube, and he even recreates the figurines that came originally with the cars!

I need to dig out the pics of the 1/43 cars I restored a good few years ago...
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 24 Nov 2022, 01:35

Chip Channel on Youtube is also quite nice. He finds vintage Tonka, strips off the old paint and rust, buys or makes replacement parts as needed, paints, buffs and assembled and it all looks brand new.
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Posted by blacksmith on 24 Nov 2022, 14:22

That guy is on a totally different level of skills to mine. The closes thing I do is tuning cars for Gaslands, which is much more humble but very fun:
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Posted by Kekso on 26 Nov 2022, 14:02

Well, you all probably know how I did "inverse restoration" on the Beetle :xd:

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Posted by blacksmith on 26 Nov 2022, 14:53

Cool!
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Posted by Xantippos on 27 Nov 2022, 08:30

Cool! I've meant to do some Mad Max custom cars for years now, and I have a bag ready of bashed cars, but still haven't found the time/inspiration to do them.

Blacksmith, Kekso, you use them for wargaming? if yes, what do you use for the figures, the Dark Alliance Stalkers?

I have done inverse few, too, basically militarization;

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A buggy which was quite badly worn;

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Now a second life as german ww2 buggy;

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I keep on searching where I left the pictures of my 1/43 car restorations....
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