WOW...this thread is reminding me of a runaway train.
Braille, hincmar, Smartin, and Korpse, your call signs have been added to the list. Welcome people.
so a question may be are the latter allowed they are after all in matchbox packaging and sold as such
or do we stick to the original genuine range typed out for people joining the build to pick from !!
You can find the qualifying Revell kits listed with their product numbers on the first page of this thread. From reading back through the previous postings it seems fairly evident that the majority want to keep this campaign pure. As Sabot mentioned, the 1/72 kits while packaged under the Matchbox name are not truly pure in their origins. The kits listed below are the original range of Matchbox offerings and are all 1/76 scale.
Original Matchbox Kits
Kit PK71 - Sherman Firefly
Kit PK72 - A34 Comet
Kit PK73 - Panther Ausf. G
Kit PK74 - Pz. III Ausf. L
Kit PK75 - Humber MK-III
Kit PK76 - SdKfz. 234/2 Puma
Kit PK77 - SdKfz. 124 Wespe
Kit PK78 - M16 Halftrack
Kit PK79 - M24 Chaffee
Kit PK80 - Jagdpanther
Kit PK81 - Panzer II Ausf. F
Kit PK82 - Soviet T-34
Kit PK83 - SdKfz. 251/1 Hanomag
Kit PK84 - Stuart MKIII
Kit PK85 - SdKfz. 232 Radio Car
Kit PK86 - M-40 155mm Gun
Kit PK87 - Panzer IV/70
Kit PK88 - Krupp Protz Kfz. 69
Kit PK89 - M7 Priest HMC 105mm
Kit PK171 - SdKfz.11, Pak40, BMW
Kit PK172 - Morris C8 MK-II & 17pnd Gun, Willys Jeep
Kit PK173 - LRGD 30cwt Chevrolet and Willys Jeep
Kit PK174 - Diamond "T" Prime Mover and Rodger Tanktrailer
Kit PK175 - Monty's Caravan and daimler MKII Scoutcar
Kit PK176 - CHAR B1 bis and Renault FT17
Kit PK177 - Churchill Avre
Kit PK178 - Challenger Tank
I imagine the kits that have a lot of flash may be from the time when they were moved from England and made in Poland. Those often had the MADE IN ENGLAND mold on the sprue marked out and had a sticker covering the MADE IN ENGLAND marking on the box.
While I really want to stick to an original issue, I recall the decals were not very good back in the day. It may be wiser to go for a Revell reissue.
The lower hull on the my Challenger is stamped "Matchbox Int Ltd" and all the sprues have Made in England on them. The second box that I opened doesn't appear to be quite as bad for flash as the first and that hull bottom is straight.
For the Armorama Campaign administrators here is the list of those that have "signed on":
As the next step in getting this campaign legitimized I will post a proposal for it in the Campaign Forum. If I haven't read any objections to what has been discussed in this thread by about 22:00 GMT today I'll submit the actual request. If you have expressed your desire to be included in this campaign there is no need to repost in the Campaign Forum.