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phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 08:57 PM UTC
Graham, great to choice and looking forward to seeing your build.
I had given some thought to build the 125 myself but then saw that my kits decals were probably unusable. Will have to look out for that sheet.

Still plenty of other Matchbox in stash to choose from in the meantime.
petbat
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 08:06 AM UTC

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That is just wrong, two Sidewinders would have been much more effective.

I am actually building two of these kits together, but the Group Build one will be a -600 as I need to make new engines for the -700 and that won't be done in time.



His idea was to get them before they could get him

Nice to see multiple kits getting built. Sounds like a couple of great builds.
zedhol
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 01:12 AM UTC

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Welcome aboard Graham.

I had a friend who built one of these. He used to wargame so added a Phoenix missile from an old Airfix kit onto the hull centreline for 'protection' ...….




Thank you you, glad I can get moving on this.

That is just wrong, two Sidewinders would have been much more effective.

I love building GA aircraft and Bizjets in particular, but this one will be RAF as I am doing a "History of the 125". I am actually building two of these kits together, but the Group Build one will be a -600 as I need to make new engines for the -700 and that won't be done in time.
Antilles
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 08:47 PM UTC
Jacob: Great work on the Jagdpanther and the base. I really like it a lot .

Oliver
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 03:01 PM UTC
Welcome aboard Graham.

I had a friend who built one of these. He used to wargame so added a Phoenix missile from an old Airfix kit onto the hull centreline for 'protection' ...….

petbat
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 02:59 PM UTC
Very Nicely done Jacob. It looks great.

If I may though, the interior of the hatches on German vehicles were painted the same base colour as the vehicle so they did not stand out. These would have been dark yellow, not white, inside.

As to the camo scheme, I seem to recall that either Saumur or Bovington had a JP they painted in this scheme, or possibly white instead of grey. A lot of people thought it a genuine scheme at the time, and likely Matchbox followed suit. Whatever the case, yours still looks great.

Thanks for joining in.
zedhol
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 01:08 PM UTC
Here are the instructions and the decals



However, I intend to replace the decals with some better ones as such:



So, as they say, watch this space
zedhol
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 01:02 PM UTC
Well I signed up for this Campaign some time ago, and have finally been able to start work on it. My entry will be the venerable Hawker Siddeley 125/600 in three colours.

Here is the start picture:


Naseby
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 07:28 PM UTC
Done. This was one of the few kits recently that I was able to build in one go basically over two weeks. It isnt the best kit out there and the tracks are especially poor but its sooo easy to build. Not sure about the camouflage thou, this is done according to the instructions, but Im curious what is the point of the grey lines between the yellow and red-brown ?

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petbat
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 10:41 AM UTC
ooooo, ahhhh….

Niiiiice Mr K.
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 04:08 AM UTC
Hi everyone,
Here's my entry.


Cheers,
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 03:12 PM UTC
There is plenty of time to finish AJB. If you can slip the tracks low enough, you may be able to slide the road wheels off the axles and over the guide horns and then have enough slack to free it off the drive sprocket too. Maybe then you can slide the tracks off the idler although it looks a bit tight at the front fender.

Otherwise painting in situ shouldn't be as bad as interleaved wheels. The side armour will cover some of the issues as well.

Good luck whichever way you choose to go.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 10:28 AM UTC
Well at least some of you are making some progress but alas I haven't been one of you so far. I decided to focus on the Chally's body and have most of the pieces attached. In a case of one step forward and three steps back and without thinking I glued the upper body to the lover with the tracks dry fitted. So now it looks like I'll have to try to break it apart so I can paint the road wheels, DAH!!!!





As you can see, I have most of the parts cut off the spures but not necessarily attached and in hind site painted.



Gets me wondering if trying to complete this thing too fast was not the way to go. I'll see what I can do to not make a bigger mess of things.

petbat
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 07:54 AM UTC
Looking good Jacob. I had a couple of these when I was younger. When I was a kid, I loved the insert, twist, no glue tracks, but yes, the join is not so good now. If I remember, the tracks have little to no internal face detail and very simplified face.

I believe Revell's 1/72nd scale JP has Indy tracks that fit the kit.

One suggestion is glue the tracks together, then when dry and fitted to the model, use some putty to fill the gap in the join. It should be stable enough to hold then. You could add some mud to break up the flatness of the tracks (and you can use that to hide the pin pressing the track down. like Tat suggested.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 09:49 PM UTC
Thanks Jacob. Agree on the tracks, what I didn't like was the look of of the part where the ends meet. Now thinking about it, addition of schurzen may hide it. I'm not sure if there are 1/76 AM tracks available, maybe 1/72 ones may fit? I built the Jagdpanther for the first Matchbox campaign and used pins attached to the hull to put some sag on the tracks.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 08:50 PM UTC
Nice to see so many great builds here.

Oliver, the Humber is soo cool.
Tat, what a great way to improve the base dio on the Puma.
AJB looking forward to the challenger, thats a rather scarce kit to see around.
Robbie, those pictures of the two colored plastic do bring back memories...
Nice camera there Peter !

Some progress pictures on the Jagdpanther, so far its been an easy ride, but Im not happy with the rubber tracks. May have to replace them in the future, but so far I dont have any replacement.

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petbat
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 08:34 PM UTC
Welcome Marek. Nice little stash there. My son has a part built Priest too. I really should finish that for him.

Well I have primed and laid down base coats of paint inside the Citroen. Will start the detail painting and then progress pics.
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 03:58 AM UTC
The very first vehicles I've made as a child were the Matchbox ones. I still possess some of them. Here is my favorite one - open top, the whole gun is visible. Made in 1984 or 1985. For some unknown reason it is unfinished. I still have somewhere decals for it, so maybe I will add them. The model is covered with more than 30 years old dust layer. Those brown spots are pretending to be mud splashes.



So, here is my entry photo.


I will do my best to reproduce another Priest a bit better than this upper one. As I'm going to do a very early M7, I will use tracks and suspension from Mirage's Grant and some leftovers (e.g. Browning M2) from Dragon's M4.


If there will be enough time to do another model (I'm also involved in Italian campaign) I will start something from this pile.

petbat
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 06:18 PM UTC
Looking better every time Robbie.

Yes, but that is what the build is all about - remembering the good and the bad, and seeing how our skills have matured to overcome the little challenges.

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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 09:39 AM UTC
A little update. Nothing to note really, typical model with typical flash and some minor fit issues. Posting is keeping me motivated, unless something bad happens and I shelf it for eternity



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Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 07:59 AM UTC
Peter: Thank´s a lot. Glad You like it. I realize, I have the wrong tires for the desert from Your picture. This is really a nicely packed Humber and a great scene for modeling, too!

Tat: I used Revell´s contacta clear, but I think, White Glue will do the Job, as well!


Stephen; Yes, the Protze will be great! My favourite, too!

Oliver
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 06:03 AM UTC
Petbat,
While I am leaning towards the Puma, I seem to constantly hear this whisper - "Build the Protze, build the Protze" Very unnerving....

Stephen
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 06:44 PM UTC
Stephen, toss all three in the air and build whichever one/s come down

Yes a tough decision... (mind control waves)...do the Protze...Do the Protze (mind control waves loop)... do the Protze...

Whatever you choose, welcome aboard.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:37 AM UTC

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Tat:
Outstanding detail work on the lamp! The enhanced tools of the Puma look good, as well. Maybe I will find some time to start my kit, too. But, there is an old Fujimi F-86 that demands lots of putty and sanding.

AJ:
The Challenger seems to be a nice little kit. I think Revell got it still in the program.

Peter:
Your Citroen comes along very nice. I really like those tiny improved handles.

I managed to finish my Humber using the diorama plate provided by Matchbox. I guess, the crew-member is far too big for 1/76 scale but I like it!






Oliver



Nice work Oliver -- congrats on your finish! How did you do the puddle, was it white glue?
minas-ithil
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 01:30 AM UTC
To One and All,
Getting started a little late. Still thinking which one to go with. These are my choices right now.



Leaning towards the Puma. I will post a start photo soon.

Thanks,
Minas-Ithil
Stephen