|A collection of playworn diecast toys.|
Recently I acquired a number of diecast vehicles that had seen much better days. The collection did include a Matchbox Battle Kings Tank Transporter, which was the main reason for me acquiring the collection. I rather like the Battle Kings Tank Transporter, and I have already repainted one for service in Harad (details here), so I thought I would do the same with this one.
|This is one of the later production battle kings as it is a more military green, and the plastic parts are a more muted colours such as black and grey.|
|The rerar wheels of the tractor unit are buckled and one of the exhausts has snapped off. Fortunately I still have the piece.|
|The cab (and upper trailer deck) have been repainted a darker green. Nothing Simple Green can't solve.|
|This truck as been used by Matchbox as part of a freight set (with forklift) and as an armoured car carrier.|
|Size comparison shot.|
|The parts were sprayed primer grey, then painted over with Iraqi sand, and the reassembled and given a brown wash.|
|Both Tank Transporters side by side.|
So I now have a heavy truck and another tank transporter to use in CD games set in Harad. I plan to recycle a few more vehicles from this diecast collection,then I will sell or trade the rest.