A repurposed old diecast matchbox Scammell Contractor as a postwar British tank transporter.
I'd planned on doing this for some time after a wargame buddy of mine Iván gave me lovely old diecast model from the Matchbox Superking's range a couple of years ago. He knows I'm a sucker for these old toys, whatever condition they're in.
Made in England in 1971 .... and by the look of it, in that 52 year period the toy's obviously been through a lot !
Paint scratched, grille's disappeared, busted up at the bottom, and God only knows what happened to the wheels, looks like someone's been at it with pliers, or even the dog's had it.
Definitely what some e-bay descriptions would class as "played with" condition.
This Superkings version originally had a trailer and carried two long construction pipes, and also there were some other versions, such as one without a trailer that was a wrecker too if I'm not mistaken.
Even though I left the paint remover on for 24 hours, it wasn't 100% successful. It did get quite a bit off but there was still a lot of paint left so I had to resort to using a little fine wet sandpaper to get most of the paint off the leading edges where the model will get the most handling.
The remaining pink paint lost all its shine and went completely matt, so I did in the end have a decent base for the undercoat.
I used a matt black enamel spray undercoat. Nothing fancy, I've found that the cheapo enamel spray paint I can get from a local tat shop is pretty good strong resistant stuff, albeit very strong smelling - not something you can use in the house though.
Pink truck to that. Awesome work.ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot CTMM. Yes, bye by pinkie :-)Delete