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These two were found in an old abandoned tool shed a number of years ago. They were fairly rough. I chose to leave both with their original black paint jobs irrespective of the chips, scratches and smudges. Would they not be considered legitimate antiques?
The 1:32 scale Tootsietoy 1953 Cadillac convertible had a terribly yellowed windshield which cleared up with a combination of bleach and hydrogen peroxide left overnight in a sealed plastic bag. Next the grille was blackwashed, silver added to the exterior trim, the dash and steering wheel, and the rear tail lights. The seats and top cover were painted white. The fat and wide rubber wheels were quite dried out and whitish-looking, so an application of glycerine brought them back to normalcy. The rear bumper was missing so this is how it looks now with a wooden piece coated with a silver Sharpie.
The 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole is a 1:36 scale model by Majorette. Its condition was real rough: missing both side doors, having a cracked windshield, part of the rear wing broken off and missing, and having no detailing whatsoever to speak of.
The interior was detailed, the gold wheels' five holes blackened, side marker lights colored, exhaust pipe tips silvered and paint imperfections covered with strokes from a black felt tip marker. I call the "dune buggy-esque" Lambo a "hardtop convertible". I pretend the hardtop will come off as I haven't the nerve yet to actually slice it off. LOL