Donk's Modest Bond collection

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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,618MI6 Agent
    the one where D. Richard's shirt got wet :D

    Remember now? :v
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  • bondpropfanbondpropfan Southern UKPosts: 288MI6 Agent
    WOW OH WOW....



    The collection.... not the tits :p
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,348Chief of Staff
    You see, Donk - THIS is the kinda stuff you should put in a book ;) -{
    YNWA 97
  • ttdriverttdriver Posts: 202MI6 Agent
    Truly some of the most amazing prop and story items seen here in a long time! Glad to see the props back and the clothes take a back seat for at least one thread! Thanks for posting these!!
  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,490Quartermasters
    Really beautiful piece and pieces...thanks for showing these!
    ppw3o6r wrote:
    And now here's one just for Mantis -{

    Upon first glance this looks like a battered antique leather jacket but looks can be very deceiving. Designed by Lindy Hemming & crafted by Angels the Costumiers out of antique distressed leather for Pierce Brosnans & Doug James' Bond for the French Pyranese and incredible Vic Armstrong co-ordinated Frogmore Hall shot Tomorrow Never Dies pre-titles sequence.
    The jacket had to take quite a fair bit of abuse on screen & yet still retain it's tailored look. Additionally although not actually seen on screen it had to be able to conceal Bond's folding Sterling AR180 C.S. designed & crafted custom carbine.

    The jacket was of course offered to EON for the Designing 007 exhibition & it's inclusion and associated Brosnan properties may possibly have been rejected by it's designer? :#
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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    edited February 2015
    Here’s one for Rainier Wolfcastle and Acacia_Avenue: An incredible piece of Bond and Corgi collectible history

    Created by the Swansea Factory in 1977 as a demonstration model for visitors to the factory & to show high end retailers such as Hamleys the mechanisms for the soon to be released Corgi 269: James Bond Lotus Esprit which would retail @ £2.25 and would be featured in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.
    Red: diecast casing, Yellow: Perspex/glass, Blue: black plastic components and Green: working features.

    The factory cutaway demonstration model has featured on page:353 in The Great Book of Corgi by Marcel Van Cleemput (published 1989) and page:63 in The James Bond Diecasts of Corgi by Dave Worrall (published 1996) however documentation from Mr Van Cleemput suggests there was more than one example produced, perhaps 2 or more? and that the one in his Great Book of Corgi could not be found & so is still out there somewhere?

    It first came to the knowledge of mainstream collectors when one appeared at Vectis on 16th December 2002 (Lot#85) when it achieved £950.00
    Another?, this time a presentation boxed example was auctioned by Vectis on 12th June 2004 (Lot#244) which achieved £1400
    A third?, also presentation boxed example was auctioned by Vectis on 9th August 2005 (Lot#142) which achieved £1800.00.
    A fourth?, presentation boxed with a brass plaque which was sourced from a Corgi Director by Mr Van Cleemput himself surfaced at specialist diecast retailer Quality Diecast Toys priced at £2,750.00 & I missed out on it by a matter of hours…Bugger!

    It has been suggested that the Vectis model and QDT model are in fact one and the same as they bare too many similarities in the highlighted section paint finish. This was also my belief until the 2001 dated Marcel Van Cleemput provenance was produced.

    It is now the latest & perhaps final addition? to the Corgi section of Donk’s Dungeon where hopefully it will remain for posterity or until I’m a pile of dust!

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    As seen in The Great Book of Corgi -{

    UPDATE: my thanks to Rainier Wolfcastle and Acacia_Avenue and Quality Diecast Toys whose tireless investigations have been able to prove beyond a shadow of doubt that the Vectis model of 2002, 2004 and 2005 and the QDT example is actually one and the same model which has changed hands 6 times over an 11 year period but perhaps more importantly that the model was sourced by Marcel Van Cleemput -{
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,618MI6 Agent
    wow, simply wow, Donk!

    Besides Vectis, have you ever seen these somewhere else?
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  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent
    Well what can I say, that is a superb addition to your excellent collection and I am envious.

    Am I right in thinking that you must now have every item that appears in the Worral Corgi Book?

    Thanks for sharing the pics -{
    One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    Well what can I say, that is a superb addition to your excellent collection and I am envious.

    Am I right in thinking that you must now have every item that appears in the Worral Corgi Book?

    Thanks for sharing the pics -{

    No, just the items I really wanted :D (did not see a 336 stand within Dave's masterpiece guide) -{
  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent
    Do you not the Strada Gold/Silver Citroen?
    One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,618MI6 Agent
    before I got into 007 collecting, I never thought high about the Esprit Corgi model.

    As a kid, I always fancied the DB5 with the gadgets and in 1977 I could have afforded the Lotus model but was turned off by the small wheels.

    Only Warrall's book with the cutoff model brought me to admire that incredible model.
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  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,283MI6 Agent
    I use to play with my Lotus in the bath :D
  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent
    danjaq_0ff wrote:
    I use to play with my Lotus in the bath :D

    Did it float :)
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  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,884MI6 Agent
    danjaq_0ff wrote:
    I use to play with my Lotus in the bath :D

    Is that a euphanism for something?
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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,618MI6 Agent
    danjaq_0ff wrote:
    I use to play with my Lotus in the bath :D

    so, how deep did it get?
    Any dark places?
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  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,884MI6 Agent
    Think theres the good chance it got shot by a choccy torpedo....
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  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,283MI6 Agent
    edited October 2013
    I use to have a mate that liked to see em float :D

    No Singe, that was when I was playing with my rubber ducky.

    It got as deep as the first set of ping out fins, im not as daring as you :D
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    For the first time the beautiful handmade Corgi presentation box for the C269 factory cutaway demonstration model can be seen the correct way up with the plaque reinstated in it's 1977 original position on top of the box -{
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  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,475MI6 Agent
    Oooh, that is kinda cool.
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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,348Chief of Staff
    Now you're just showing off :D

    Beautiful item -{
    YNWA 97
  • ke02ewwke02eww USPosts: 2,063MI6 Agent
    One of my favorite pieces - thx donk - and love the box!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,792MI6 Agent
    Wow, beautiful. -{
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  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,884MI6 Agent
    That's quite cool donk, it's this kinda rare hardly heard of or seen item that gets me interested.

    Encore!!
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  • ACACIA_AVENUEACACIA_AVENUE UKPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent
    Superb :x

    Looking forward to the next instalment -{
    One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,268MI6 Agent
    edited November 2013
    And here's one for MICROJIFF, I'll probably get my ass kicked for this but hey it's almost Chrimbo :(

    One of three screen used weapons, the other two being safely under lock & key with the Bond production company, Moon's Tankbuster from Bond's 40th Anniversary outing Die Another Day, was based on Heckler & Koch's XM-29 OICW (Objective Individual Combat Weapon). Created by genius armourer C.S. who also created Brosnan's folding Sterling AR180 carbine from the Tomorrow Never Dies pre-titles sequence and based on an H&K G36 rifle, Moons Tankbuster actually worked. CS had created a selector lever in the base of the weapons casing where either the G36 or custom cannon or 9mm Micro Uzi pistol mounted above the rifle within the casing (2 different Tankbusters with different cannon units) could be fired by the G36's trigger....this is sheer bloody brilliance -{

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    This particular example, TB-3, was cast off the hero top casing with the Cigar Girl's H&K G36 rifle from The World is Not Enough being replaced with one of the rubber stunt H&K G36 rifles from Tomb Raider. It was utilised whenever the weapon did not physically need to fire as the hero weapon which contained two firearms was no lightweight!
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,348Chief of Staff
    Now you are just showing off :D

    Lucky boy -{
    YNWA 97
  • cyclones122cyclones122 Posts: 192MI6 Agent
    Just awesome! I'm in such awe of your collection! -{
  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,283MI6 Agent
    Always great to see Donk -{
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,792MI6 Agent
    Amazing -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • bondpropfanbondpropfan Southern UKPosts: 288MI6 Agent
    Wow again Donk
    is this a stunt version amazing...

    its what you know + who you know.. -{ -{ -{
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