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Just joined... 2 years, 5 months ago #1

Senior Boarder
...and thought I'd introduce myself. I'm a New Zealander but I've been living in Switzerland for 35 years - my wife is Swiss. I've been building plastic car kits in 1.25th scale for decades but have recently been severely bitten by the diecast bug. It started with Vanguards, spread to other modern brands and then to vintage Dinkys and Corgis, models I loved as a boy.


I'm about to embark on a couple of Dinky restorations and that's why I came across this site.


Here's an example of my work in plastic:


Hosted on Fotki

Re: Just joined... 2 years, 5 months ago #2

Platinum Boarder
Welcome to the forum and despite the forum's title...Planet Diecast, we also like plastic here.


Are you sure that picture you posted is a model...looks like a real car to me!


Rollerman.

Re: Just joined... 2 years, 5 months ago #3

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Thanks for the welcome Rollerman - and the compliment!

Re: Just joined... 2 years, 5 months ago #4

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Welcome fellow kiwi from godsown

Re: Just joined... 2 years, 5 months ago #5

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RVREVO wrote:
Welcome fellow kiwi from godsown
 


Thanks a lot, good to be here. I knew there'd be other Kiwis here!

Re: Just joined... 2 years, 5 months ago #6

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Welcome to this forum, I think you will enjoy yourself.

Re: Just joined... 2 years, 5 months ago #7

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Keesie wrote:
Welcome to this forum, I think you will enjoy yourself.
 


Thanks Keesie, I'm sure I will!

Re: Just joined... 2 years, 5 months ago #8

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That's a very nice model! Excellent paint finish.

Re: Just joined... 2 years, 5 months ago #9

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DedraDodo wrote:
That's a very nice model! Excellent paint finish.
 


Thanks very much Dedradodo. As for the paint - years of practice!

Re: Just joined... 2 years, 5 months ago #10

Platinum Boarder
I commented in your other thread, Very nice models and again, Welcome to PD. Looking forward to your first restoration

Re: Just joined... 2 years, 5 months ago #11

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peekay wrote:
RVREVO wrote:
Welcome fellow kiwi from godsown
  


Thanks a lot, good to be here. I knew there'd be other Kiwis here!



 


Am more a Dutch kiwi, born in Holkand. Raised in NZ mostly on yhe North Shore, and last decade orso in South Auckland.


 


Richard k

Re: Just joined... 2 years, 5 months ago #12

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A warm welcome from Belgium.

Re: Just joined... 2 years, 5 months ago #13

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"Am more a Dutch kiwi, born in Holkand. Raised in NZ mostly on yhe North Shore, and last decade orso in South Auckland. Richard k"


I was in Auckland last March but haven't been to Holland in nearly a decade. Peter K
Last Edit: 2 years, 5 months ago by peekay.

Re: Just joined... 2 years, 5 months ago #14

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chaccamacca wrote:
A warm welcome from Belgium.
 


Thanks very much, nice to be here.

Re: Just joined... 2 years, 5 months ago #15

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Hi, and welcome to the site from England. I too was a prolific car kit builder in 1/25 from the late 60's to around the mid- nineties. I built lots of JoHan, MPC, AMT, Revell, Aurora and Lindberg kits, many of which were extensively customised and detailed, Last year I decided to have a clearout, and sold many of them, including some contest winners and some very rare kits and promos, to a friend of mine who I know will appreciate them. Check him out on facebook at 'Gazthek's model page'. I now model classic British road transport vehicles in 1/76 scale, as well as collecting and restoring pre-1964 Dinky Toys, both English and French.