This might be the last good weekend for the flea markets around here. There was a huge one in Stormville, NY, which is kind of a famous one around here. They only have it a set amount of times per year, only 6 flea markets and 2 yard sales this year. http://www.stormvilleairportfleamarket.com/
So, on with the photos:
3 Indy type racers that I picked up as wheel donors, 2 MBX and a Novacar. Novacar is a side piece of Majorette. I’m not sure about drilling the MBX Connectable, middle, they aren’t rare, per se, but it would be good trade bait for someone who collects them. Too bad too, it has the best wheels as far as width comparing front & back.
Ferrari 512M from HWs, and what I believe is a F50 from either Welly or Realtoy. Hood has an 18 on it, is that some sort of clue? I don’t know. I have one other HWs 512M, and I may combine the two if I run out of projects...lol
Absolutely one of my favorite finds from the Labor Day weekend, is this old Lesney Double Decker Bus. Paint is mostly shot, but it called out to me and I took that call. I’m sure the best thing to do is to leave it as is and just love it. I will wait to hear from our resident Ph.D of all things Lesney, Dr Fintail, and hopefully find out if it has real value, or just sentimental.
Sentimental is fine with me...
More Majorette! My collection is growing, I really have taken a liking to this brand. Left to right, Ford Transit Road Service Support vehicle (in incredible condition for what I paid for it), The Volvo C303, or as Majorette calls it, the Explorateur. Although this one might be a 340 going by the number on the roof. It was featured in a post by WD333 as a suggestion to Matchbox on what to add to their line, and commented on by Small Scale Sydney who suggested he find the Majorette version. I have to second that recommendation, it’s a cool little truck, with Paris-Dakar lettering on the roof too.
Finally, another Pontiac Trans Am. I found another one same color and condition a while back, and posted it on my trades page. Spridget was interested, but when I pulled it out of the box, I saw that it had really poor wheels, something I didn’t notice until then, so that part of the trade was scuttled. I’ll have to give him first dibs on this one if/when it makes it to the trades page.
Another Majorette; this one was in the bottom of the Bag O’ Goodies when I took the photo above this one, or it would’ve been four across. This is the Depanneuse, or tow truck, but it’s missing the twin booms, so for now, it’s an open back square Chevy truck.
Matchbox BMW 323i. I has recently called this model a diecast unicorn when describing the one on my trades page, so of course I found another one, just to prove me wrong. This one needs work on the windshield where it’s cracked, so I may try to sand it and fill it in with the Future/Pledge floor wax stuff, if I can ever actually find a bottle of it! Right now, THAT’S the unicorn, Future/Pledge...
A nice pair of Racing Champions NASCAR truck series racers, which I picked up for the wheels. I like the lettering of course, but I really like the red rim edges.
Another pair of Hot Wheels; a Nissan Skyline and a Shelby Cobra Daytona. The Shelby has more chips than what you can see in this photo, but it’s still pretty nice, the Skyline might never see another owner again. I’m considering stripping off the tampos and detailing it up nicely.
Last, but not least, a trio of Yat Mings. A Porsche 944, a BMW 320 Turbo, and another tow truck. This truck has fire department decals on the sides, but I don’t know if they were added by a previous owner, or if it came that way. My other tow truck needed serious work on the front end, as the axle isn’t attached to anything anymore. Who was it here in LaLD that enjoys customizing Yat Mings? I may have a project for you.
So, this marks the end of flea market season for this area. I’m sure there will be yard sales, garage sales, and events of that ilk, but I think it’s time to go down in the basement and finish some of the projects that are sitting around in their various stages of completion. Hope I can show some of them here soon.