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hpr3073 :: Matchbox and Diecast Restoration

A short episode about my New hobby restoring Matchbox and other Diecast models

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Hosted by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 on 2020-05-13 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Matchbox, Diecast Models, Restoration. 2.
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Duration: 00:03:02

Model Hacking.

Creating, restoring, painting all sorts of models from RPG characters to model cars.

Today's show is about my recently started hobby of restoring Matchbox models. I talked about this on the New Year show and Ken said it deserved a show in its own right.

So today I briefly talk about how I got into the hobby through watching YouTube Videos of Marty's Matchbox Makeovers, and my first restoration pictured below. Enjoy.

Photo of a silver matchbox car



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Comment #1 posted on 2020-05-13 06:59:13 by tuturto

sounds good

Looking forward the series! I haven't ever stripped Matchbox cars, but I have done fair share of miniature stripping. I'm interested on hearing how you handle this as these models have both metal and plastic parts.

Comment #2 posted on 2020-05-14 20:51:16 by Tony Hughes

Feedback from Tuturto

Thanks for the comments, I will be covering how I go about dismantling the models, removing paint from the casting and plastic parts as part of the series. My next episode will be about the basic tools and materials you need to get started.

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