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  • Budgie 1960 +/- International Harvester B Series semi with Centurian Tank

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    Identification on this one is tricky, closest I found online is the B Series from 1957-1964, the heavier conventional trucks I found with a similar grill had quad stacked headlights, whereas this only has a pair of singles...possibly designer's whimsy. At any rate, it is commonly listed in Budgie catalogues as an International, and the '57-64 timeframe is about right.

    This is a Budgie equivalent of Matchbox Super Kings or Corgi Majors, it is larger than the ESSO series typically compared to Moko era Matchbox.
    The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    Wes you do come up with some interesting pieces.

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    • #3
      Digging this!
      Due to the recent budget cuts,
      the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
      current state of the economy, the light at the end
      of the tunnel has been turned off.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pegers View Post
        Wes you do come up with some interesting pieces.
        I've had this for some years now, back when I was chasing Budgie.
        The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

        Thank you for your understanding.

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        • #5
          Super neat military piece from Budgie - one I am not familiar with but not too surprising as I didn't pay attention to a lot of their larger scale items.

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          • #6
            In the context of their time and place, Budgie had some interesting models. I've also seen a magazine article in pictures, meaning it was actually in a print magazine years ago, showing how Budgie actually copied and miniaturized some Dinky models. So the idea of one company copying another is not a new one.

            I don't think it is a Dinky copy, but Budgie offered a dump truck that not only dumped to the rear in the traditional manner, it could *also* dump to the side instead. That is one I kept an eye out for, not often seen and usually broken...

            I just reread the write up for Budgie 222 on Nicholas Martin's fabulous site for English models last night. I had forgotten the International tractor was also used with a box trailer, I forget the livery. The flatbed trailer I didn't know was apparently matched with another tractor for a different load. Actually. that's pretty smart use of the tools to create variants. The Centurian Tank is a bit small but has a heckuva heft as it is. (Come to think of it, the paint on this is actually pretty good compared to so much flaking on the smaller models, I'm thinking the composition of the military paint is more like a primer)

            I'm guessing the tractor cab is pretty darn close to 1/64 scale, I probably should dig it out and show it with a better known model.
            The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

            Thank you for your understanding.

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            • #7
              It looks great, and it seems to have rubber wheels, a real beauty

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