Diecast Models - MICRO MODELS

 

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A range of Micro Models and Brentoy models that have been repainted all in non factory colours. They have had home done decals added in some cases to enhance the model or to add interest to it.  Most are not of copies of real live vehicles and but hopefully could pass off as one.  Micro Models have an interesting history and the castings  are as good as any model on the market from their period.  Originally Australian and subsequently made by various New Zealand companies there are many donor castings that became available albeit they are becoming harder to buy cheaply.  If you are a Micro Model collector you would in all probablity have a copy of the book "Micro Models"  published by E D Daw.  The book has been sold out and copies are hard to find. More Micro Model examples can be seen under the heading Code 3.

Micro Models Commemorative Model
Micro Models Commemorative Model

Specially designed and only 5 done (all slightly different decals on the sides) Designed to depict the history of this great brand. Totally unique.

Micro Models Commemorative Model
Micro Models Commemorative Model

Specially designed and only 5 done (all slightly different decals on the sides) Designed to depict the history of this great brand. Totally unique.

FMicro FC Panelvan and trailer
FMicro FC Panelvan and trailer

I have converted an FC wagon into a Panel Van. Using the rear of another FC wagon I have made a trailer to match. The livery added is off a real Van from the 1950's which advertised and delivered models. I have copied the words and created the layout to suit the Model. A unique model set but with livery that resembles a real life size van form the past.

Micro Model SWB tanker
Micro Model SWB tanker

A Micro SWB tanker which was never done in this livery my the factory. The livery is a copy of the rare LWB tanker which carried similar livery. The model shown was done on request.

MM FC tray top ute
MM FC tray top ute

Using an FC wagon a cab was created by chopping the front and rear and removing the middle section. Then using an International truck chassis a real timber tray was added .

MM FJ ute modification
MM FJ ute modification

Combining the front of an FJ van with the rear of an FX ute an FJ Ute has been created. There were these in real life but not done by Micro Models.

MM FX Van combination
MM FX Van combination

So not to waste the left overs from the creation of the FJ Ute the rear of the Van has been joined to the front of the FX ute and a very realistic FX Van is the result. I understand that Holden only made one prototype of this van so none were produced for sale.

Brentoy Cadillac Sedan
Brentoy Cadillac Sedan

These hard to find models usually come with broken bakelite wheels. They also have no base . They are a very nice casting and in this instance the model had hardly any paint . I have totally restored it and added different wheels, a custom built base and a metallic turquoise and white paint job. A fair bit of hand detailing ending up with one of my favourite restorations. seeing I altered it so much I added jewel lights as well.

Brentoy Cadillac Sedan
Brentoy Cadillac Sedan

Rear view of the Cadillac Sedan

Brentoy Cadillac Convertible
Brentoy Cadillac Convertible

Another hard to find model which usually comes with a bent windscreen and no paint. It too has bakelite wheels usually missing or broken. I have also done this up similar to the Sedan version. A base, Micro model wheels and jewel lights. I was always wanting the two and they now look like they are a matching set.

Brentoy Cadillac Convertible
Brentoy Cadillac Convertible

Rear view of the Convertible

FJ Van- Australian National Airways
FJ Van- Australian National Airways

Totally repainted and in house decals added.

Brentoy-Australian National Airways
Brentoy-Australian National Airways

Totally repainted and in house decals added

Micro Models Humber Super Snipe
Micro Models Humber Super Snipe

Received in shabby condition and restored in a period two tone colour combination. Grey and Burgundy following the lines of the vehicle which was a difficult task.

Micro Models Jaguar XK 120
Micro Models Jaguar XK 120

Repainted in two tone cream and metallic blue. After market wire wheels and tyres added. Would have been best with a windscreen but still a smart representation of this fine automobile. Now garaged in the UK

Micro Models Holden FX Utility
Micro Models Holden FX Utility

These were work horses of the fifties and sixties . Transformed into a Oil delivery vehicle with a tank and hose reel added to the rear compartment it is quite believable. I have done a number of variations of these with most sold. No two were alike. See link below for other variations and views.

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Micro Models Bedford SB Bus
Micro Models Bedford SB Bus

Repainted to resemble a real life bus that operated in Tasmania. It is a close copy of the original with home made decals applied.

Micro Models FE Wagon
Micro Models FE Wagon

Repainted in two tone cream and orate. Very similar colours to those used by Dinky. Non Original colours.

Micro Models SB Bedford Bus
Micro Models SB Bedford Bus

A creative version of a tour bus operating at Ayers Rock. Home made decals applied giving this model a very distinctive and unique appearance. For more views see link below.

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Micro Models SB Bedford Bus
Micro Models SB Bedford Bus

Another fantasy version of a tour bus. This one operating in Tasmania. The two make a fine set. See link below for more views.

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Micro Models Ford Customline Sedan
Micro Models Ford Customline Sedan

Repainted in non original colours. The model lends itself to two tone paint. See link for another version.

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Micro Models Vanguard Wagon
Micro Models Vanguard Wagon

Not done in two tone colours as an original it shows up well with these traditional period colours. Now garaged in the UK.

Micro Models Holden FJ Panel Van
Micro Models Holden FJ Panel Van

Decorated to advertise one of our most popular beers.

Micro Models jaguar XK 120
Micro Models jaguar XK 120

This is also an underrated model with the only disappointment being that it did not come with a windscreen. I have fixed a home built version to one of the models which were two specially ordered as a set. One has a tonneau cover. See link below for other views. Now in Japan.

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