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8 years 6 months ago #1 by RED
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Well I am building this for the 9 month Nostalgia build "be a man and build a crappy kit"

so here goes






dont know yet how the Decals will hold up







cheers Shaun
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8 years 6 months ago #2 by McCoy
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It's Matchbox allright, no doubt there...

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Airfix: Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 1:72
Heller: FW 190 A-5 1:24
Revell: F-104C Starfighter 1:72
AZ Model: TP-81 Grumman Goose 1:72
Tasca: Sherman Firefly Vc 1:35
DML: Panther D 1:35
Tamiya: Char B1 Bis 1:35
Tamiya: Cromwell Mk.IV 1:35
Tamiya: Sherman M4 Early 1:35

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8 years 6 months ago #3 by Rangi01
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Ohh did I start something with the Revell Hurricane? Looking forward to seeing how it goes Red. I've never seen a single colour Matchbox kit before and it's grey, not Red or Green or Purple!?!

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8 years 6 months ago #4 by Gary
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Rangi01 wrote: Ohh did I start something with the Revell Hurricane?

No we have a group build contest that is ongoing to build an old kit



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8 years 6 months ago - 8 years 6 months ago #5 by McCoy
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As for the grey colour. After Revell bought Matchbox n' started to put out the kits in the black boxes with new serial numbers instead of the original PK-XXX serials they did 'em in this colour.

At my chaotic desk:

Airfix: Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 1:72
Heller: FW 190 A-5 1:24
Revell: F-104C Starfighter 1:72
AZ Model: TP-81 Grumman Goose 1:72
Tasca: Sherman Firefly Vc 1:35
DML: Panther D 1:35
Tamiya: Char B1 Bis 1:35
Tamiya: Cromwell Mk.IV 1:35
Tamiya: Sherman M4 Early 1:35

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8 years 6 months ago #6 by RED
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Gee's this is a great kit :sick: sooo much detail and everything fits

I do like the shape though so will definitely be looking for a decent one (and an F100 Super Sabre) in the very near future ;)

hopefully have some pics later today to share

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8 years 6 months ago #7 by prop duster
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should be interesting to watch Red.
Just be careful of all the cockpit details, you just might wear out getting them all painted :lol: :lol:

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8 years 6 months ago #8 by RED
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hahahaha :cheer: :lol: .... :wail:

this is a very very special kit

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8 years 6 months ago #9 by Grant
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When do we get some pics of its in--progress awesomeness? :cheer:

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8 years 6 months ago #10 by RED
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unfortunitely probly not til tomorrow now (need to get a new memory card for the camera - when I get some putty as well :shhh: ;) )

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8 years 6 months ago #11 by Geek44
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Apologies if this is old news :P .
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8 years 6 months ago #12 by RED
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hahaha too true ;)

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8 years 6 months ago #13 by RED
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well finished the crappy build part, now moved onto the painting part

and due to the absolute awesomeness of the cockpit details, I have had to cover it up (first time using the klenex and watered down pva - wow I am now hooked ;) )

anyway heres a couple of crappy pics to go with the crappy kit B)





any one know how to make snow?
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8 years 6 months ago #14 by Grant
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That was quick. :cheer: Woodland Scenic make a snow product that looks good. It's probably more expensive than the kit though. www.acornmodels.co.nz/products/railway-a...ing-materials/20419/

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8 years 6 months ago #15 by RED
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Thanks for that Grant,

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8 years 6 months ago - 8 years 6 months ago #16 by prop duster
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Your job of work takes the kit from crappy to Ka-rappy (much more upscale :cheer: )

Snow? ;:P so you want to bury it already???

Any how, maybe you could use baking soda

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8 years 6 months ago #17 by RED
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sort of hoping it will look better buried under a meter of snow ;)

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8 years 6 months ago #18 by McCoy
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Hehe, nice effort mate! I'd say that it really looks bad for a Matchbox kit. But I hope you're havin' fun with it...

At my chaotic desk:

Airfix: Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 1:72
Heller: FW 190 A-5 1:24
Revell: F-104C Starfighter 1:72
AZ Model: TP-81 Grumman Goose 1:72
Tasca: Sherman Firefly Vc 1:35
DML: Panther D 1:35
Tamiya: Char B1 Bis 1:35
Tamiya: Cromwell Mk.IV 1:35
Tamiya: Sherman M4 Early 1:35

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8 years 6 months ago #19 by RED
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cheers McCoy, yeah having fun with, trying a few different/new things (for me anyway) so learning at the same time

will hopefully get the decals on this weekend (I say hopefully ;) )

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8 years 4 months ago #20 by RED
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long time no update - well the decals functioned as expected - shattered into a thousand little pieces on impact with the water




these arrived yesterday though so after work today its back on the bench ;)
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8 years 4 months ago - 8 years 4 months ago #21 by RED
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managed to get the decals on today and a coat of matt clear before it hailed

I think I will find some "snow" and that will be it ... done



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8 years 4 months ago #22 by prop duster
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Very nice Red, looks real good

hummm- must be cold if you have to put a blanky on the canopy :P
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8 years 4 months ago #23 by McCoy
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I like it a lot mate!

At my chaotic desk:

Airfix: Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 1:72
Heller: FW 190 A-5 1:24
Revell: F-104C Starfighter 1:72
AZ Model: TP-81 Grumman Goose 1:72
Tasca: Sherman Firefly Vc 1:35
DML: Panther D 1:35
Tamiya: Char B1 Bis 1:35
Tamiya: Cromwell Mk.IV 1:35
Tamiya: Sherman M4 Early 1:35

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8 years 4 months ago #24 by RED
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Thanks guys

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8 years 4 months ago #25 by Bishop
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Oh man I like it a lot. I love the idea of the canopy covering.

Amateur plastic surgeon!

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8 years 4 months ago #26 by RED
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I still want to get another "less crappy" kit in the near future just to see how the two compare (whilst building this one the shape did start to grow on me a bit)

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8 years 4 months ago #27 by McCoy
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Look for Fujimi as they've got some MiG-21 kits in their line...

At my chaotic desk:

Airfix: Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 1:72
Heller: FW 190 A-5 1:24
Revell: F-104C Starfighter 1:72
AZ Model: TP-81 Grumman Goose 1:72
Tasca: Sherman Firefly Vc 1:35
DML: Panther D 1:35
Tamiya: Char B1 Bis 1:35
Tamiya: Cromwell Mk.IV 1:35
Tamiya: Sherman M4 Early 1:35

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8 years 4 months ago #28 by RED
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cheers mate

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