Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2)
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TOPIC: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2)

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 2 years, 7 months ago #166

Platinum Boarder
Good to see where Dinky gained their inspiration for the ladder turntable fire appliance.

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 2 years, 6 months ago #167

Platinum Boarder
<p>If I am correct : the Morris Z Van</p>
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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 2 years, 6 months ago #168

Platinum Boarder
Looks good enough for me.

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 2 years, 6 months ago #169

Platinum Boarder
Some of those Royal Mail Vans had rubber mudguards fitted and that one appears to have one on the rear

I notice also the Corgi Carters Morris in the background.

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 2 years, 6 months ago #170

Platinum Boarder
I believe that some Royal Mail/GPO Morris Minor vans had rubber front wings, I may be wrong.

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 2 years, 6 months ago #171

Platinum Boarder
noo..you are correct Andy

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 2 years, 5 months ago #172

Gold Boarder
Nash Rambler

While I was restoring a Dinky Nash Rambler I found this example on internet.

My Dinky had already been sprayed in a turquoise colour waiting for further detailing and as I liked the colour combination of the real one I decided to follow this scheme.
The result you can see below:





Best Rggards - Wolter
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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 2 years, 5 months ago #173

Platinum Boarder
Very nice Wolter and you did a great job. That color combo is really nice. I have restored many of these and have a few more in my collection. It was also issued as a Fire Chief Car and in pink with blue flash and blue with maroon flash. This color combo of your (and the original) would have sold well.

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 2 years, 5 months ago #174

Gold Boarder
Tanx Jim,

By the way my example left the Meccaono factory as a Fire Chief Car.
I closed the hole of the warning light on the roof with alu epoxy.

Wolter.
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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 2 years, 5 months ago #175

Platinum Boarder
Good match up and restoration.
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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 2 years, 5 months ago #176

Platinum Boarder
James is right.
Wolter, have you thought of making California license plates for you Rambler?

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 2 years, 5 months ago #177

Gold Boarder
Hi Jim,
License plates would be nice.
I suppose you mean making your own waterslide transfers?
But that is a techniquel I am not familiar with.

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 2 years, 5 months ago #178

Platinum Boarder
Printer and decal paper. You might also need a graphics program. Some people use word for decals I use Coreldraw 11 for mind. Others use Photo Shop which I also have but do not use as I have not learned it yet. I should as it would help with my car pictures too. Cutting out all the back ground would be nice if I knew how.
Some people just print on paper cut it out and then glue it on and use some clear over top.

Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 2 years ago #179

Moderator
Time to revive this topic
In the village where I live, this Sunbeam Talbot just showed up. I know it is not excatly the same as the Dinky open top version (101 and 107) but it is the closest I could find.
I hope you like it

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Re: Dinky Toys and their real world prototypes (2) 2 years ago #180

Platinum Boarder
French Dinky Toys no. 24F 1/43 Familiale 403 Peugeot (1958-1963) and its 1/1 prototype Peugeot 403 familiale of 1956.



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