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Die cast reference site

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:02 pm
by spoons
Added a few updates to this since I last linked to it.

http://www.vintagestarwarsdiecast.co.uk/

Only missing a few MOC images and I've added an article on diecast shop displays in 'featured articles'

http://www.vintagestarwarsdiecast.co.uk ... d-articles

Re: Die cast reference site

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:34 pm
by Capetown
Killer site Andy!

Re: Die cast reference site

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:26 pm
by SAVORY100
Absolutely Rocks!
Great work all round Andy - thank you for the dedication to create it and share it with the community. 8)

Re: Die cast reference site

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:11 pm
by spoons
Thanks guys - appreciated

Re: Die cast reference site

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:04 am
by darth_daddius
Great site Andy.

Still on the hunt myself for a DV Tie on a Harbert Cardback....

Cheers mate,
Pat

Re: Die cast reference site

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:07 am
by StarWarsFan
Great site Andy very helpful.

Re: Die cast reference site

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:06 pm
by spoons
Glad it's proving useful - thanks guys!

Re: Die cast reference site

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:38 am
by darth_daddius
Andy,

As you know, I've used it quite a few times myself already. Thanks for the hard work mate. If it wasn't for the site, I may have accidentally bought a Landspeeder! :)

Cheers buddy,
Pat

Re: Die cast reference site

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:54 pm
by spoons
darth_daddius wrote:Andy,

As you know, I've used it quite a few times myself already. Thanks for the hard work mate. If it wasn't for the site, I may have accidentally bought a Landspeeder! :)

Cheers buddy,
Pat
Ha ha - could have been the start of a beautiful 3P0 focus :)

Re: Die cast reference site

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:33 pm
by Andyclarke
Why have I never seen this before??!! Great job mate, super little web site. I love the die cast ships and an area I wouldn't mind getting back in to.

Re: Die cast reference site

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:17 am
by spoons
Andyclarke wrote:Why have I never seen this before??!! Great job mate, super little web site. I love the die cast ships and an area I wouldn't mind getting back in to.
Thanks Andy - you'll have to start listening to the Vintage Rebellion, a couple of plugs in the podcasts :)

Re: Die cast reference site

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:04 am
by Floody
Really nice site.
it has , unfortunately reignited my yearning for a Tie bomber :D

Re: Die cast reference site

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:15 pm
by spoons
Im very pleased to have my first guest article on the website. Justin Lea is a big die cast fan and catalogue collector, and has written a great piece on trade catalogues.

Worth reading if only to see the alternative ESB artwork for the slave 1, snow speeder and cloud car!

Click on 'Trade catalogues'
in the link

http://vintagestarwarsdiecast.co.uk/featured-articles

Re: Die cast reference site

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:47 pm
by spoons
You are never to old to learn as the saying goes. I discovered this week that there are two different versions of the TIE fighter. The first version had pegs on the wings, and the latter had pegs on the TIE body. I'd not really looked into variations so this was a real surprise (thanks Justin!) - but something I suspect US collectors would have been aware of for a long time.

http://www.vintagestarwarsdiecast.co.uk ... ie-fighter

I suspect that all the Palitoy TIEs were version 2 so if any of you UK based collectors have found a version one in the UK I'd love to know

Thanks

Re: Die cast reference site

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:14 am
by spoons
Here's the first new article in a while. Not strictly die cast but some great insight from Colin Cantwell model maker and concept artist behind many of the ships.

I never knew the Falcon was originally lizard shaped or the Death Star Trench was an accident!

http://vintagestarwarsdiecast.co.uk/featured-articles