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Robbd01
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 12:04 PM UTC
Adding to the pics of previous builds, here is my only surviving 'completed' Matchbox kit I did, I say, about 20 years ago. It even has natural dust weathering and dog hair for twigs



Cheers

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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 02:05 PM UTC
Nice find Robb, nothing like an old kit presented in its natural state to get the creative juices going. Dog fur, cat fur, dust or other flotsam all adds to the timeless individualism. Hmmm, did I mention about the nice bridge for sale in New York City? seriously, great seeing these timeless memories still around.

—Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 02:56 PM UTC
Gives a whole new meaning to ' a hair of the dog'

We have a member of our club that quite often enters the club's competition with a model with an errant hair, fossilised arachnid (Daddy Longlegs) or sprinkling of dust. So much so that the in joke is anytime we see a model like that we instantly say " it must be one of Blackie's"

Might I also say, it looks quite good for its vintage, Robbie
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 08:24 AM UTC
Two weeks to kick off guys. Hope everyone has their choice of kit and sharpened blades ready to go

Plenty of time for any newcomers to join too.
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 04:36 AM UTC
Well Pete, guess it's time to "stir up the pot" some? Still not sure exactly what I'll build. I'm currently in a "flying object phase" and working on a Stormovik and a Vampire but was sort of leaning towards a "ground crawler" for this campaign, who knows? We're up to 23 enlistees but I kind of expected more by now. Might have to wake up the dormant masses with a post in the general sections of other Kitmaker sites.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 07:17 PM UTC
Hi Jan

I found that when I posted in the other forums, this thread was already there.
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 05:20 AM UTC

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Hi Jan

I found that when I posted in the other forums, this thread was already there.



Pete, I was thinking about a link to the campaign signup page in a "general interest" site specific Forum like Armor/AFV on Armorama or General Aircraft on Aeroscale etc. All Kitmaker sites have certain Kitmaker wide forums like Campaigns but not everyone checks them out regularly. Not sure what they might be called on other Kitmaker sites.

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Jan
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 04:26 AM UTC
Well at least in my part of the globe it is January 31, 2019 so enlistees, START YOUR ENGINES!!!!!!! To all good luck, fair winds and smooth sailing? Time for all too decide what they will be constructing.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 08:25 AM UTC

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Well at least in my part of the globe it is January 31, 2019 so enlistees, START YOUR ENGINES!!!!!!!
Cheers,
Jan




In my part of the world it is 1st of Feb, so I'm off and you are eating my dust !
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:46 AM UTC

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Well at least in my part of the globe it is January 31, 2019 so enlistees, START YOUR ENGINES!!!!!!!
Cheers,
Jan




In my part of the world it is 1st of Feb, so I'm off and you are eating my dust !



AND, you didn’t deem to let the fellow campaigners know? Besides, don’t we use GMT as the start and end times?

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 08:32 AM UTC

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Besides, don’t we use GMT as the start and end times?

Cheers,
Jan



Yes, GMT - Good Modelling Time.

Technically, as started builds are fine here, I could still be waaaayyy behind someone else...
Robbd01
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 09:07 AM UTC
Get Ready, Get Set, Ya,ya, Don't worry I will get to it...



GO !!

Cheers


P.S. I have 2 more kits as backup in case I peter out (sorry no pun intended) on the first two

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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 12:15 AM UTC
I remember building the 232 in the 80s, and damaging the antenna not long after that.

Here's B-26 startup photo:



And where it's now:



Quick build so far, but I'll have to start cleaning up seams soon. For some reason grey parts have huge engraved panel lines while green parts are quite OK in that respect.
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 02:41 AM UTC
Hello,

My start photo:



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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 02:42 AM UTC
Ok fellas !
Get your tools and plastic !
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 08:12 AM UTC
Great to see a starter Pasi.

Nice choices guys.

I have previously posted the Citroen 11 Legere start pics.

I chose to do this one first as a 'quick' build, but now I remember why I abandoned it years ago; the fit is not good at all and the styrene is a really shiny type (probably due to the 'no need to paint' philosophy) that does not like to be glued. I've had to side line my Tamiya thin and use Tamiya 'standard' to get the parts to hold, albeit tenuously.

I have used a scouring pad to take off the shine in case I have issues with primer paint later.

I am deviating a bit on the build, with the intention of making this a 'liberated' vehicle used by the German army in France WW2. It will have added detail and be painted grey.

Here is where I am , some parts dry fitted only:
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 11:03 AM UTC

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... and the styrene is a really shiny type (probably due to the 'no need to paint' philosophy) that does not like to be glued. I've had to side line my Tamiya thin and use Tamiya 'standard' to get the parts to hold, albeit tenuously.



Could it have been ABS plastic -- just a thought.
Antilles
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 12:00 PM UTC
Hello Guys,
there are already some nice kits. I pull my Humber to the starting line, too!


Let´s get some glue onto this plastic!

Oliver
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 12:44 PM UTC
That is the kit I have fondest memories of Oliver. Glad to see it being built.
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 02:19 PM UTC

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That is the kit I have fondest memories of Oliver. Glad to see it being built.



You’re not the only one, Pete. Fond memories of my own about it, nice kit.

Cheers,
Jan

Robbd01
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 09:02 AM UTC
Display bases assembled. Now I am wondering if I will even use them. Oh well.



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Naseby
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 09:35 PM UTC
Went through the stash Yesterday to find some Matchbox kits and it seems there are quite a few. I will go for the Jagdpanther this time. Once on it I also pulled out the ESCI stuff. Strangely I only build one or two kits from those two companies while their were still in business.

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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 10:17 PM UTC

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Display bases assembled. Now I am wondering if I will even use them. Oh well.



Cheers



It's a must!!!!! That is the best part.
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 10:18 PM UTC
Nice Collection Jacob. It would be hard for me to pick one.
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 10:26 PM UTC
Hello,

Progress photos on the Puma:





The plastic is quite delicate -- I have 3 of these suspension arms "stresed" at the connection point as I took it off the sprues. Hopefully the wheels get to sit flat on the surface.