Telsalda Hong Kong & Others...
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Re: Telsalda Hong Kong & Others... 3 weeks, 2 days ago #1516

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Thanks Keesie that is a good lesson.

Re: Telsalda Hong Kong & Others... 3 weeks, 2 days ago #1517

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Beautiful VW vans. Are you going to leave the figurines unpainted?

Re: Telsalda Hong Kong & Others... 3 weeks, 2 days ago #1518

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Great vans and great play value. I am surprised that you found one in such great original condition. Even the box is pretty decent. Both those large VW vans look in great condition.
Also, like Theo, are you going to paint the figures and table or just leave them as an original set?

Re: Telsalda Hong Kong & Others... 3 weeks, 2 days ago #1519

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It is a very nice find , as it is all original it would not be right to paint the figures having the painted set is great as back in the day , dad's would paint things for their children to make them look real.
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Re: Telsalda Hong Kong & Others... 3 weeks, 2 days ago #1520

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I agree there is more collector value in leaving them as close to original as possible.

Rollerman.
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Re: Telsalda Hong Kong & Others... 2 weeks, 1 day ago #1521

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I have had this TAT Volvo P1800 for a few years now & I don't know why I never made a rear bumper for it so i have done so now.








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Re: Telsalda Hong Kong & Others... 2 weeks, 1 day ago #1522

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Perfect. Well done.
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Re: Telsalda Hong Kong & Others... 2 weeks, 1 day ago #1523

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Looks good Andy.
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Re: Telsalda Hong Kong & Others... 2 weeks ago #1524

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<p>Wow ! These Commer and Kombi are great.</p>
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Re: Telsalda Hong Kong & Others... 10 hours, 45 minutes ago #1525

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This Thames Airborne was stripped to repair my Police Prisoner van a few years ago , it has been on my thoughts to do some thing with it so it survives, so it has been on my mind to make panel 400E van up , if I was more adventurous I would have made the rear doors opening but here it is & this is a nice size to have a model in, I did convert a Corgi one some time back, I decided to keep the colour light blue.





























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Re: Telsalda Hong Kong & Others... 9 hours, 8 minutes ago #1526

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Excellent step by step of this recovery conversion of your Thames Airborne van into a spectacular panel van. I also like the way you were able to fill in those areas by the inside support structure that held your filler in place. Cheers.
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Re: Telsalda Hong Kong & Others... 8 hours, 51 minutes ago #1527

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I am thinking of doing some livery to the panels as looking at the pictures it looks like the windows still show where as out of camera you cannot see it so much.
I am pleased I have converted it as these vans & Transits are in my heart.

Re: Telsalda Hong Kong & Others... 5 hours, 44 minutes ago #1528

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Trade names would look great.

Re: Telsalda Hong Kong & Others... 5 hours, 24 minutes ago #1529

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Very nicely done and great work on the filler. Ovaltine comes to mind with that color or add some dark blue on the roof and go with Capstan Cigarettes.