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TOPIC: new dinkies

new dinkies 3 years, 8 months ago #1

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just won this little beauty on ebay


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Re: new dinkies 3 years, 8 months ago #2

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#163 Bristol 450. I had one as kid. It should have a 27 in white circle on it in the raised areas. I would like to add one to my collection again as I lost this one years and years ago. Yours looks really nice but for the missing decals, 3 in all.
Last Edit: 3 years, 8 months ago by Nobleco.

Re: new dinkies 3 years, 8 months ago #3

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Kind regards, Jan
Last Edit: 3 years, 8 months ago by janwerner.

Re: new dinkies 3 years, 8 months ago #4

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Best Regards – Wolter.



















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Re: new dinkies 3 years, 8 months ago #6

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Somehow my text disappeared twice.


A few years ago I restored such a model, for a change I gave it spun wheels and sprayed it in a different shade of green.


I had a pot of an original BMC car colour left and I thought it was worth a try to put it on the Bristol.  


This so called Connaught green is so very dark green that it almost looks black.


But nevertheles I like it.


Best Regards - Wolter.

Re: new dinkies 3 years, 8 months ago #7

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That is a nice pair Wolter! Is the dark green British Racing Green?
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Re: new dinkies 3 years, 8 months ago #8

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To dark for British Racing Green, he called it Connaught Green. The original green on the Bristol is called Grass Green and the hubs were Pea Green
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Re: new dinkies 3 years, 8 months ago #9

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Hi Jim and Theo,


Long time ago I bought this little pot of repair paint for BMC cars and it says Connaught green. It is like I wrote very very dark green almost black.


I do not know if one can call it british racing green.


In this paint shop there were a lot more original car colours of the same brand "Teoflux" at that time which I used for my code 3 Dinkies.


Best Regards - Wolter.



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Re: new dinkies 3 years, 8 months ago #10

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It sure is a dark green and not BRG.
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Re: new dinkies 3 years, 8 months ago #11

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I restored a TF MG a while ago and found BRG comes in many shades but I think Connaught Green comes in even more shades.


This is the range of BRG...



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Re: new dinkies 3 years, 8 months ago #12

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Interesting to know about the variance on these colours especially the darker shade as it looks nearly black.

Re: new dinkies 3 years, 8 months ago #13

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its in good nick part from this side not sure if its paint or the paint is off if its gone i  will restore and already got the decals ready to go on


Re: new dinkies 3 years, 8 months ago #14

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From here it looks like bare casting.

Re: new dinkies 3 years, 8 months ago #15

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just got it and it is bare casting so be restoring it soon
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