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Dinky Toys Scammel Recovery Tractor

26 September 2014 - 12:16 PM

One thing I always loved as a kid was tow trucks. Of course, I also loved anything that was an army vehicle. Now, I don’t build much if any armor, but thanks to the Dinky company I can satisfy both my childhood loves with the Scammell Recovery Tractor!


This is an old Dinky Toy from the late ‘50s and into the ‘60s. Like all Dinkys it’s a really hefty toy with some neat, albeit crude, detail. Sure, it’s not as precise as a kit, but the old military Dinkys have a feel and presence all their own. Being someone who’s interested in armour, but not enough to build it, I find replicas like this are indispensable. Add to the fact that the thing is, in itself, a relic, and it’s even cooler!


For something a bit different, check it out:





Dark Sage SVO is finished!

13 August 2014 - 01:43 AM

Well, since it’s the 50th anniversary of the Mustang this year, I got motivated to pull a ‘Stang out of the stash and have a go at it! Of course, I decided to pick the weirdest one I had; no ’68 Shelbys or ‘80s 5.0L cars would fill the bill. I wanted to do a Mustang that most people seem to have forgotten about. Clearly, the oft-derided SVO was a perfect candidate!


I’d picked up the Monogram 1/24 kit a couple of years ago, and in researching it, I’d found that it didn’t come in many colours. However, I also stumbled across a couple in dark green. Doing more research, I found that this colour was for the Hertz rent-a-car ones only. I was immediately drawn to this rare version of a fairly obscure car, and, well, the rest is history!


Check out my 4E Dark Sage SVO  and tell me what you think!



SVO Body - modded and in paint!

18 July 2014 - 10:58 AM

Well, with the interior done and the chassis finished, it’s on to the body for the SVO.


Unfortunately, the body needed a bit of work. There’s the usual flash and stuff, but that’s not as big a deal as the not-so-bright way they mould-makers thought of for attaching the spoiler. The rest of the car seems fine, but that end of it needs some work.


Check out the progress on my ’85 SVO below! It’s starting to come together now!



SVO Chassis - a solid foundation

20 June 2014 - 11:10 AM

The SVO is getting closer!


While the first coats of paint on the body are drying, I have had some  time to work on the bottom end of the SVO.  I’m not really impressed with the chassis on this kit, though. It’s okay, and the pan is fine, but the suspension and drivetrain aren’t exactly world-beaters. What’s even more interesting, is that this chassis and suspension is the same as that used on the ’92 convertible ‘Stang I have, as well! I guess if real car makers can do it, model companies can stretch the use of a platform too, eh?


The engine isn’t as detailed as it could be, but it’s not bad. As always, I’ve just built up what’s in the kit, since I prefer to do the best I can with what I have. Take a look and let me know what you think about it!




Monogram SVO Interior Complete!

06 June 2014 - 03:30 PM

I decided to work from the inside out on my 1/24 Mustang SVO, and have now finished the interior! I wish that the kit had better detailed door panels, but other than that, it’s not a bad “bucket” for a model car; it’s definitely worlds better that most Tamiya 1/24 cars.


One thing I loved was that even though there is nothing but grey in the interior (it was the 80’s after all!), the shots that I could find on the ‘net of these things showed a lot of different tones of grey, especially in the cloth interior. 


The kit is starting to roll along now, so check out the interior below! Feel free to give me any feedback, too, as always!