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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:18 am

where can I can buy plain white MODEL transit vans?

Hiya, does anyone know where I can buy plain white transit models? Not sure what scale, something like 1:32 - we have done more models than vans in the last few days and it would be nice to offer the model instead of the customer buying them off ebay.

I could get them from the same place but would rather buy them from a proper supplier if possible.

A nice we add-on I think, to offer people a model if they are getting a van done and worth a few more quid if we supply the model.

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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:34 pm

'Airfix' style must be available online.

And di-cast models too I suppose.
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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:36 pm

Aye, you would think so... maybe just me but I can't find any. Lots of different ones that are branded but nothing plain!
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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:43 pm

Yeh...just had a quick look...zip, nada, squat...
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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:45 pm

got 2 here

try cararama products di cast1:43 scale MWB transit paid 2.99 for them at a car show

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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:50 pm

I did a couple for customers as a freebee went down very well. I bought them of Ebay, and I do a lot of stickers for a guy who does them for birthdays etc.

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Post Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:10 pm

Getting closer 'cararama' do them but I'm struggling to find a stockist that keeps them! Will keep looking!

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Post Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:17 am

hi the only supplier of the 1:32 scale is britains they do farm toys they are around ten punds each and are easily dismantled to respray any colour i have done a few and keep 10 in stock but they are hard to get

how do i add a photo here????
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Post Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:24 pm

Patrick Donaghey wrote:hi the only supplier of the 1:32 scale is britains they do farm toys they are around ten punds each and are easily dismantled to respray any colour i have done a few and keep 10 in stock but they are hard to get

how do i add a photo here????


who is it patrick, got a link mate? i am doing one for a customer right now but have a few others... any links, help would be much appreciated. :D
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Post Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:29 pm

Try this, all seem to be branded hence the respray............ http://www.modelenium.co.uk/models/models.aspx?P=3&Search=transit
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Post Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:32 pm

Britains have discontinued them.

http://www.toyandmodel.com/farmvehi.html
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Post Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:43 pm

thanks for the links...

i am after artic, tanker, box vehicles and the like as opposed to vans.
i have a tanker right now which is fine but the cab unit is black and ill need to respray it. trouble is,"in my view" the finish is crap. the customer loves them though and told me not to worry but its not the point for me... i want it right.
i plan sticking a few of this sort of thing out to our regular customers for Christmas. i.e. scaled models of the fleets we provide them.
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Post Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:45 pm

Any one try Corgie Shop Online

Could always apply a full wrap thus preserving the collectable underneath........ :lol1:
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Post Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:12 am

Cheers for all the replies, seems plain white models are rarer and rocking horse poo! I can get a mwb one on ebay, I'll need to go for that for this job and forget the idea of stocking them!

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Post Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:04 am

Just out of interest.

What material are you making the stickers from?

I did some to go on the roofs of some mini models for a local mini club and used clear vinyl and printed them on the Edge.
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Post Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:11 am

it's been white vans so just printing on clear.
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Post Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:30 am

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0311651486

try this ive just bought 20 of the and the first 2 i painted paid for them i did try to post a picture but couldnt add one as i dont know how too


Robert i cant send private message either i was going to explain about painting the models as i make 3 to 4 a week and have experimented with several methods and came up with a winning formula
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Post Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:32 am

sorry for posting an ebay link i think they might not be allowed i just remembered if so ill remove it .sorry again
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Post Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:51 am

Patrick it would be interesting about your painting technique.
i use either 40mic wrap white or clear printed by my pc60 or soljet, the thinner material is less noticeable.
some people use cheap label machines but not very creative.
i found that customers dont realize the time it would take to copy a design but if you have done there van, you only have to scale down there art work.

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Post Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:19 pm

hi Chris i would disassemble the model and mask of any parts that didn't need painting then
1 using 800 grade wet n dry sand paper give the soon to be painted areas a light sanding

2 then instead of using primer i use plastic primer first this will stick to anything then a quick light sand with 800 sandpaper

3 then a light mist of primer allow to dry then another coat of primer

4 another quick sanding with the 800 then apply 2 or 3 coats of 2k paint from an aerosol leave to dry over night and it will be ready the next day to apply graphics etc it sounds longer than it is
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:39 pm

Just got a reply from Corgi............basically get lost

Hello Graeme,

I have been passed your enquiry with regards to the supply of blank die-cast models.
Unfortunately as policy we do not supply blank models. We can however supply bespoke models fully liveried to your requirements.
The minimum order quantity for a Corgi Premiums is 1200 :o pieces. I am happy to supply guide prices, all I will need is the vehicle type and the vehicle decoration.

I look forward to your response.

Regards,

Ricki Curtis

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Could get round this by stating the company uses a small black dot as a logo..... :lol1:
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:53 pm

I'm not surprised Graeme, I phoned them and they thought I was a complete idiot for wanting a blank van. I'm still working on it though!
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:10 pm

All the transits are out of stock Chris, only one available is a maroon tipper! I do need a tipper, but white!
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:11 pm

test your wrapping skills :D
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:14 pm

I just wrapped a model last week. Was only for a photograph and worked a treat, tricky though!
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Post Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:34 am

gavin the britains 1:32 scale model is your best bet and they are easy to get and cheap too
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Post Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:11 am

With the time involved and paying £10-£20 for the model, how much are customers paying for these finished?

OK I understand if you have one or two really good customers it is worth the effort.
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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:48 pm

Gavin i now have a spare one if you would like

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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:36 pm

That would be brilliant! PM me how you want paid!

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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:57 pm

Could someone please post a picture of a finished model complete with livery I'm intrigued to see what they look like !
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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:15 pm

https://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=38604

here's one i resprayed i thought it looked well but nobody else did because i didnt even get one comment
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Post Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:58 pm

I've done quite a few models, wagons, diggers etc.
They are mainly supplied by the customer though as I've found you can rarely get the right van etc.

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Post Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:51 pm

Saw a white model transit die cast van in Conwy over the weekend and found the maker is Hongwell in china. Found this link off their site for a dealer here.

http://www.m-s-i-m.co.uk/cararama_vans.htm

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