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Here’s something you don’t see too often: A vintage 1/43rd scale diecast kit. Actually, two diecast kits. This was still in its original cellophane wrapper. The collector in me thought that maybe I shouldn’t open it. Then again, what would be the point of that? So here’s what’s on the inside:

Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday: Some Assembly Required
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Two diecast blanks, as they come out of the mold, plus all the bits and pieces in the plastic bag. And two different sticker sheets for the “decoration”. And instructions, of course.

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Yes, these are stickers, not transfers.

The instructions are - drawn by hand? This is all very old school. Which is great.

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Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday: Some Assembly Required

The diecast bodies are very much in the raw, and will require a fair bit of preparation before the painting can begin. Wish me luck, I’ll keep you posted on how it goes!

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Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday: Some Assembly Required

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