Jorge Toussaint
Jorge Toussaint

hello i found your channel recently and it's very entertaining i enjoy seeing the videos. I've some ideas for a new logo if you don't mind. [IMG]i65.tinypic.com/2gton15.png[/IMG]

Vor 2 Monate
Mattube1964
Mattube1964

Hey Marty. Love your work. I have a couple of old matchbox models that need restoring (actually, they are already in fairly good condition) but I don't have half the equipment or skills to do it. Would you be interested in doing these? There is a Ford Zodiac, a Thames Trader Wreck truck, and a Thames Trader articulated Cattle truck.

Vor 2 Monate
Gary Asano
Gary Asano

Would it be possible to send you some cars to have restored? Do you have a website? Thanks! Love your work!

Vor 2 Monate
DocLaw
DocLaw

Where is it you are getting those replacement windows, parts, etc... like the Rentaset TV, Ladder, Antenna pieces?

Vor 2 Monate
Gerkan Sideman
Gerkan Sideman

Hey Marty - could you give us some tips how to make your "dolly" ? This is only one part of restoration I have always problems.

Vor 2 Monate
Simon Rafe
Simon Rafe

Marty is the king of "inexpensive model car" restoration on DE-film - it is so much fun to watch him, especially as he takes time to explain his techniques and is not afraid to experiment with a new technique which might not work, but which he wants to try.

Vor 2 Monate
Marty's Matchbox Makeovers
Marty's Matchbox Makeovers

WOW! - thanks for the king status but give me time and I may get there. Not quite yet I feel!

Vor 2 Monate
Trainswrecker
Trainswrecker

I collect a lot of older toys for my HO scale model train collection and even though they look good they aren't to scale. Let me know if your looking for any in particular and I can see if I have them or I can take some photo's of what I have for you.

Vor 2 Monate
Trainswrecker
Trainswrecker

I've got a lot of the vintage ones that you are restoring from military, commercial and civilian vehicles in various conditions.

Vor 2 Monate
Dylan Rogers
Dylan Rogers

A tip for crisp lines when painting such as the white square on the Dodge truck. Before painting the second color paint the section masked with the base color that color will bleed under the tape and the second color will not leaving crisp clean lines!

Vor 2 Monate
BoingotheClown
BoingotheClown

I love your restorations, but I would like to make a suggestion: I know you are trying to restore your Matchbox vehicles to match the appearance they had when they were new in their packages, but I wonder if it might be worth your while to do some *enhanced restorations*. You frequently point out fine details sculpted into your matchbox cars, such as the raised Dodge logo and the grill and headlights on on your most recent vehicle (BP Wreck Truck). Why not treat some of these vehicles as the scale miniatures they are, and actually paint them to show off these details? When Matchbox cars were made in the factory, they were made as quickly and cheaply as possible. There was no time to paint on the details. There was only enough time to cast the parts, spray paint them, assemble them, and ship them off to the stores. You are not constrained by this. Unlike the people at the factory, you have time to work on details and really make your vehicles look exceptional. If you find a raised logo, like the Dodge logo on the BP Wreck Truck, why not dry brush the logo with some silver paint after your main paint job to make it more visible and make it look like chrome? If your vehicle has a license plate, why not paint the license plate white, then dry brush black onto the raised license numbers to make it look like a real license plate? (or use whatever colour combination you need to match the state or province you want) Why not paint the gas cap, or the trim, or the hood ornament silver? Chrome was pretty much everywhere on older vehicles. Radiator grills on Matchbox cars never look right. There is no depth to them. They look flat. Real radiator grills have dark engine compartments behind them, and the spaces behind the chrome generally look black. So why not paint the grills black, then dry brush over them with silver? That will really make the details pop, and make them look like real grills with real engines behind them. Why not use a thin dark wash over your paint jobs, then wipe most of the wash away? The darker colour would stay in the lines between body pannels and around fine details, making them much more visible. On working vehicles, why not add some weathering, or dirt and grime to make it look like the vehicle is actually used? You can paint mud splatter in and around the wheel wells, grease around equipment like winches, worn paint in truck beds from loads being moved, rust in areas that are not properly maintained, and general dings and scratches that all working vehicles have. You might even consider painting the wheels of some of your vehicles to create white wall tires with shiny hub caps. It might seem difficult to do all these sorts of details, but as a guy who used to paint faces on Dungeons and Dragons figurines back in the '80s, I can assure you it can be done! :) I hope this piques your interest, and that you will give it a try. I don't mean for you to detail all of your cars. I just think it would be something interesting for you to try some time.

Vor 3 Monate
Marty's Matchbox Makeovers
Marty's Matchbox Makeovers

Great post certainly has given me some food for thought!!

Vor 2 Monate
capfantasy
capfantasy

I just found your channel and I love watching the work. I also love the background music you play. It captivates as much as the videos. It keeps me watching.

Vor 3 Monate
Anthony Curreri
Anthony Curreri

Hello sir! Just a tip. When it comes to masking off areas for painting, there's a brand of painters tape called Frog Tape. It's designed to stop edge bleed. It works fantastic. a sharp exacto knife will cut it down to the width you need. Keep the great videos coming!

Vor 3 Monate
Adrian Handley
Adrian Handley

Awesome videos . Makes me want to buy lots of vehicles from car boot sale and restore vehicles in a dry warm shed , Do you have or could you restore some Landrovers.

Vor 3 Monate
Marty's Matchbox Makeovers
Marty's Matchbox Makeovers

Don't have any but i guess I could.

Vor 3 Monate
Michel Blau
Michel Blau

Hi Martin, for cleaning plastic pieces, like windows, you can take used carbreak hydraulic oil, best greatings Michel

Vor 3 Monate
Marty's Matchbox Makeovers
Marty's Matchbox Makeovers

I've never tried it but a lot of people recommend brake fluid. i shall have to do a test of this before being sure that it won't dull the transparencies.

Vor 3 Monate
Darren J
Darren J

Where did you source the window insert? I'm trying to locate the orange insert for a Superfast 31 caravan.

Vor 3 Monate
Marty's Matchbox Makeovers
Marty's Matchbox Makeovers

I get my parts from various online sources including: Ebay, www.modelcarparts.com, Black Square decals, 'Recovertoy'. Hope this helps!

Vor 3 Monate
astrochelonian
astrochelonian

Hello, Marty, I had a blast watching your 51st. restoration (the 8-wheel tipper). Seeing the love put on these little cars brought me back to the days when I was little and had a few matchbox and majorette cars. I believe I even tried touching up one of them using latex paint ! I look forward to watching more of your videos. One question: based just on the video I saw...have you considered some sort of wash to pick out the details of the cars?

Vor 3 Monate
Marty's Matchbox Makeovers
Marty's Matchbox Makeovers

No I hadn't thought of doing that.

Vor 3 Monate
Mike Espo diecast customs & more
Mike Espo diecast customs & more

Hi , can you do a video on how to take off and put back on the wheels to Match Box cars and buses, Thanks Mike Espo.... And if you have time check out my first custom V W TRIKE , Mike Espo...

Vor 3 Monate
Marty's Matchbox Makeovers
Marty's Matchbox Makeovers

Yes i might do an 'info clip' in the near future.

Vor 3 Monate
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