Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
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BMW and Lancia projects

Now that I’ve introduced myself, I’ll let you have a look at a couple other projects I have in the works.

I was digging through my loose diecast cars when I found two I had forgotten about.

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One is the Tomica Shiden 77 BMW.

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The car was originally a pale orange color but had been painted blue and green long before I got it in a grab bag at a flea market.

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I plan to recreate the livery the actual car raced with, if I can find someone to make the decals for me. (hint, hint to my fellow diecast customizers).

The second came from the same grab bag. I believe it is also a Tomica, although the base only says “Lancia” and “made in Hong Kong”. ^Thanks to Small Scale Sydney, the car has been identified as a Welly. I plan to return it to its former glory with the Alitalia inspired livery it was produced with. (Again, I may need the community’s help with the graphics).

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Illustration for article titled BMW and Lancia projects
Illustration for article titled BMW and Lancia projects
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Both cars required complete media blasting but just a little filing and sanding to smooth some edges and hide some mold lines.

Both cars were painted semi-gloss white and will be finished with a gloss clear coat after the decals are applied.

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