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Latest Restoration in Progress: Corgi 211s - Studebaker Golden Hawk with Box
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Roughly used and in need of restoration. Badly chipped paint, broken windscreen, and twisted windscreen pillar, all require replacement or repair. The chassis was stripped down, springs and axles removed, cleaned and reassembled. The paint was stripped, and the broken pillar straightened and reinforced. Resprayed in gold paint. A special note here that the same model was released without interior and was very similar to the Dinky Toy equivalent. I designed and created a 3D interior that would fit all three variants. This one now has the new interior. The windscreen was replaced using part of an orange juice jug. The side window was removed and left open. Final finishing to the bumpers and lights. All that remains is the box, this to follow.../content/H5/Studebaker Golden Hawk with Box (H541)/images/1.jpg ../content/H5/Studebaker Golden Hawk with Box (H541)/images/2.jpg ../content/H5/Studebaker Golden Hawk with Box (H541)/images/3.jpg ../content/H5/Studebaker Golden Hawk with Box (H541)/images/4.jpg ../content/H5/Studebaker Golden Hawk with Box (H541)/images/5.jpg ../content/H5/Studebaker Golden Hawk with Box (H541)/images/6.jpg ../content/H5/Studebaker Golden Hawk with Box (H541)/images/7.jpg ../content/H5/Studebaker Golden Hawk with Box (H541)/images/8.jpg ../content/H5/Studebaker Golden Hawk with Box (H541)/images/9.jpg

noimage noimage Remember those toys cars from your childhood, or perhaps your fathers or grandfathers toys. They are very collectable now even in poor condition. I have been restoring them to give them a new lease of life using basic tools. I am sharing some of my best tips and showing some of the restorations to help you do the same. The collections includes Dinky, Corgi and rare makes such as Toby Toys, Gilco, Gaity, Kemlow, Londontoy etc. Browse the Collection, view the catalogues, see the box and decal templates box reproductions Compare models in the extensive catalogue research page. Models from 1934-1970 are listed (and more being added). The most recent restoration is shown below

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