For a future project I found myself in need of a veteran car or two. Having looked around I was quite surprised at how much whitemetal kits were fetching.
I was watching a few models of yesteryear/Lledo types on eBay when I chanced up on a link to Danbury Mint Pewter vehicles. One of the ranges produced were to a nominal 1:43 scale and I had a few on watch when I chanced up upon three that were listed as spares/repairs at £15 for the three buy it now or best offer. I offered £10 and it was accepted. When they were delivered I was soon able to solder the broken wheels and straighten out the bent window frames which seemed to be the limit of the issues.
I intend to add glazing and paint etc.
1904 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
1936 Jaguar SS/100
1948 MG TC – this last one is right at the extreme end of my modelling era but that shouldn’t matter with what I have planned for it.
All in all an interesting side project and I would recommend looking at the Danbury/Franklin Mint 1:43 ranges because they have done cars right up to the 1980’s and can be picked up at reasonable prices – some of them are complete and painted too but as you might imagine they fetch a bit more.