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Memories of Matchbox
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 09:31 AM UTC
Looking really good.
I wondered for a few minutes about the hard top. Wondering if it was a field mod to protect the crew.
Then it dawned on me. It's masked off!

I like the finish you've achieved.
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 09:24 AM UTC
Very Nice Marek. You are doing a great job. Keep posting as I'm still interested to see the final result
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 08:51 PM UTC
I know that campaign is over, but I'm still working on my 251. Otherwise, it would never be finished.
The tracks and decals (palm trees with swastika) are taken from Fujimi's hannomag. Jerry cans are from Bronco's GB7020 set.







petbat
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 - 03:26 PM UTC
Thanks for Joining in any way. Two builds for a campaign is ambitious, even at this scale. I hope you finish them.
Robbd01
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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:46 AM UTC
This is as far as I got. I have pretty much swore off joining campaigns. Will just settle with lurking and replying now and then.



Cheers

petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 01:54 PM UTC

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Peter:
But, I wonder why a finish with more Matchbox kits in my stash now than before starting this campagin .

Oliver



You and me both Oliver....
Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 01:55 AM UTC
Peter:
Thank You for the ribbon and for leading this campaign.
It was great fun with fantastic builds. But, I wonder why a finish with more Matchbox kits in my stash now than before starting this campagin .

Oliver
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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 07:53 PM UTC
Thanks Jan and thanks for joining in.

Shiny new additions to your list should be there guys. Please check and let me know if you haven't received one but you did post final picks in the gallery



EHAM0624
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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 09:40 AM UTC

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Great stuff Jan. Nice little detailing, especially the slats. It does make the model a little different to all the others. I built this one when I was younger and loved it too. I always wanted to buy the large scale one Matchbox did too...

That hobby shop, was it Leonardo's at Akihabara, Tokyo?

http://tokyo-hobby-shops.geraet040.net/#leonardoLG

I spent quite some cash there myself a few years ago



Hi Peter, yes it was in one of the Leonardo's sorry for the delayed reply. When i i'am in Tokio erea there are a a couple of shops i try to go to and this is one of them,.. but there are many shops, you can spend a costly vacation visiting hobby shops and hobby shows in Japan :-)

Thanks for great campaign
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 12:38 AM UTC
Thanks Oliver, I'd recommend one. It's fairly quick, simple and looks good. Be warned though, it is a tail sitter. I packed in as much as I could and she still tips back at the slightest move!
I like the Austrian markings I used on it. Very colourful and different. Besides from a couple of WW1 aircraft, I've not done anything else in their colours. Would be nice to do a Drakken to display with it some day. Not sure what they're currently using. Did they buy Typhoon or the Grippen?

Peter, yeah the Congo cammouflage with the off yellow squigles really cool. Certainly something different and colourful to display. I might have to practice fine spraying before I attempt it though.

Have ribbons been awarded?

petbat
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 10:56 PM UTC
Thanks Oliver. Appreciate the kind words.
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 10:55 PM UTC

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I'm thinking of getting Hobbyboss's 1/48 and finishing it in the Congo cammouflage. Might look good.



Now that is something very different to consider. Love to see that done some day.
Antilles
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 03:03 AM UTC
Wow some outstanding builts have been done.

Peter: Congrats on Your Citroen. I like the look of this car very much!

Jesper: Great work on this kit. Nicely done chipping!


Marek: The extra work on the SdKfz is really great! Wow!


Jan: Beautiful Lysander. I remember this kit that I have built in my childhood flying agents into our garden. Looks really great.


Stephen: Nice work on this Tunnan. I once tried this kit and it ended in a mess!


Have fun

Oliver
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 11:33 PM UTC
Thanks Peter. I'd recommend it, it's not a bad little kit. It does need quite a bit of weight in the nose though. I packed in as much as I could and it still tips back when touched!

I'm thinking of getting Hobbyboss's 1/48 and finishing it in the Congo cammouflage. Might look good.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:11 PM UTC
Sweet finish Stephen. Worth waiting for. I really have to find one for myself now I have seen it complete.

Well that is it people, 'pencils down, hands away! as my old teacher used to say'

I'll give it a little time for the 'end of the international dateline' followers in case some slide home, then allocate some ribbons!!

Thanks to everyone that participated, whether you finished or not, and also to those that contributed though not building. It was a fun build - great to see some less serious builds for a change - and the work you have all done was great.

Until next time, take care.

PS. If you are interested I have posed 2 new builds for next year:
'20/20 in 2020' and 'Bundeswehr'

Hope to catch up with you there, if it peaks your interest.

phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 03:53 AM UTC
And finished. Photos have already been added to the campaign gallery.
Saab J-29F Tunnan, finished in the markings of 2nd Jagdbomerstaffel, Austrian Air Force 1963.






Really enjoyed building this one and seeing everyone else's builds. With a little work these old kits can still be built into fantastic models.

Thanks for hosting Peter.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 02:24 AM UTC

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Coming into the deadline guys - get that 'Midnight Oil' ready to burn....



I'm just making the deadline!
Adding the last little bits and touch ups now.
petbat
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 06:03 PM UTC
Coming into the deadline guys - get that 'Midnight Oil' ready to burn....
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 02:20 PM UTC
Great stuff Jan. Nice little detailing, especially the slats. It does make the model a little different to all the others. I built this one when I was younger and loved it too. I always wanted to buy the large scale one Matchbox did too...

That hobby shop, was it Leonardo's at Akihabara, Tokyo?

http://tokyo-hobby-shops.geraet040.net/#leonardoLG

I spent quite some cash there myself a few years ago
EHAM0624
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 06:53 AM UTC
My first plastics where most likely only Matchbox models so i really want to get into this campaign but with only a half finished Meteor in the stash i could not start. Not to worry i go to the local Dutch eBay and find me a steal, o was i wrong. You can't find any here, sellers all think they have struck lucky when the cleaned out grand dad's garage,...

Anyway still without any for this campaign i traveled last year to plastic heaven Japan, entering in a dark alley a second hand shop i never would have guessed to find some old English heritage,.. not one, no several i found in the reduced price bin,.. so for a couple of hundred yen i choose the one that i made also 40 or so years a go



I loved the Lysander, it's a beautiful aircraft



design from 1973



A few little interior updates








small outside alterations



Now the decals,.. 70's decals,...



im actually pleased with the result and much more with the fact i made the deadline (extension)



An i forgot to mention the navigator canopy is home made,..
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 01:58 PM UTC
The decals really pop out on the metal finish. You did a great job applying them and getting them down on the curves.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 08:59 AM UTC
Interior of the 251 is fantastic Marek! Amazing work at such a small scale.

Decals are now on and finished result on the Tunnan. Really impressed with how well they worked, especially the roundels on the fuselage in conforming to some quite complex curves. Only needed a little microsol and set.





petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 11:39 PM UTC
Looking Good Marek. Nice detailing
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 08:50 PM UTC
I was on a short vacation trip, but I'm back.
My hannomag is almost ready to be painted and glued together.





petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 07:48 PM UTC
Yay Matchbox! Worth the wait Stephen.