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phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 08:36 AM UTC

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No worries Eddy. Thanks for giving it your best.

Stephen, you are just a tease, is all.



Tease?



Started adding the decals just after and very pleased, and surprised, that they're working perfectly! Yay Matchbox!
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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 08:30 PM UTC
No worries Eddy. Thanks for giving it your best.

Stephen, you are just a tease, is all.
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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 01:22 PM UTC
@petbat Ė Peter,

Itís not going to happen; itís just not going to happen before the deadline. Even with the extension, and Iím grateful for that as Iím sure others in the campaign are, things just havenít gone where I would have liked. Just couldnít manage time to do any modeling on my end. With the exception of posting a few comments here on the forums I havenít touched my model. My build is stalled where I last posted here with the exception of adding the headlights and transmission plates that tie all three of those pieces together.

I did purchase the paints and a few other items that I needed for the bridge, but thatís where I stopped. I had already started on another campaign before joining up here, that due to being so behind on that build, and now it has happened again! Iím not one to quit so easily and Iím going to continue with this build. Iím thinking of moving this one over to the ĎUnfinished Business 2019í campaign just to finish what I started. Iím hoping to see another Matchbox build campaign in the future where I could build another one of these very satisfying kits and show there what I had started here. Sorry Iím dropping out of this one and best of luck to the rest of you Matchbox builders. Hereís hoping for another Matchbox campaign?

~ Eddy
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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 08:38 AM UTC
Got the Tunnan painted, glossed and prepped for decals over the weekend. Would have taken some but they weren't turning out very well. Too much sun glare everywhere I tried.
It's hardly my best painting effort, but it will do.

Hoping to get the markings on tomorrow. I just hope 30+ year old decals are going to work!

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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 07:59 PM UTC

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What happen to everyone? Sure has gotten real quiet around here.

~ Eddy



Yes, the cricket chirps are keeping me awake...
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 07:04 PM UTC
I'm still quietly working away. Just on the little jobs like undercarriage, antenna etc.
Hopefully will have some paint on her over the next couple of days.
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 01:48 PM UTC
What happen to everyone? Sure has gotten real quiet around here.

~ Eddy
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Posted: Saturday, July 06, 2019 - 05:53 PM UTC
2 weeks to go before the extension expires!!!

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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 10:17 AM UTC
And a great job it is Jesper. You have done the old girl proud, it looks fantastic.

I half expected the grape dot camo somewhere on her though...
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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 08:45 AM UTC
@SGTJKJ Ė Jesper,

That looks really good. I havenít built a B-25 since I canít remember when , but the one I built was the Revell 1:48 Tokyo raider. Seeing yours completed in green sure brings back memories. Good job on the weathering and for fattening up the crew to keep the nose wheel down. Yours looks a ton better than the one I built back then.

~ Eddy
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 11:06 PM UTC
Finished my B-25. Beautiful little kit. Not a lot of details, but the nostalgia does not get better and overall it looks like a B-25. 🙂
I am on for another matchbox campaign.

Comments welcome









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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 06:34 PM UTC


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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 02:51 PM UTC
@petbat Ė Peter,

Now thatís one plush ride. That Red Light District interior sure looks comfortable! And the license plate ending digits of 666 makes this a devilish machine indeed. Very nice job

Not two but three weeks to go to get projects done before this campaign ends, that is amazing good news to me and others here Iím sure! Thanks a bunch Peter!

On a side note that should give Jesper, enough time to fatten up that air crew with plenty of junk food and high calorie drinks, letís not forget some over buttered popcorn too!

~ Eddy
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 02:34 PM UTC
Guys your prayers have been answered by the Moderators:


Big thanks to John P for such a speedy response
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 03:34 AM UTC


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If you need an extra few days let me know and I'll request an extension to the end date.

I'm up to final weathering which I hope to complete tonight.



Oh, this's a good idea. An extension is necessary at this time, at least for me. Maybe 2 weeks.
Cheers,



Okay I have sent a request for a 2 week extension guys. Hopefully it will be approved, so go for it.



YES!! That would help me out much too! Hoping we get that extension

~ Eddy
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:50 PM UTC

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If you need an extra few days let me know and I'll request an extension to the end date.

I'm up to final weathering which I hope to complete tonight.



Oh, this's a good idea. An extension is necessary at this time, at least for me. Maybe 2 weeks.
Cheers,



Okay I have sent a request for a 2 week extension guys. Hopefully it will be approved, so go for it.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:40 PM UTC
Lets try that with some colour corrections!






And with the devil of a time the styrene gave me, the registration number just had to be one I had floating around with '666' at the end
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:29 PM UTC
Okay, here is my build, warts and all. Not my best model, but hey it was not the intention. The dust coat is overdone - it looked better when the acrylics were still wet - and looking a little green in the pics, not like that in real life!




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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 01:18 PM UTC

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If you need an extra few days let me know and I'll request an extension to the end date.

I'm up to final weathering which I hope to complete tonight.



Oh, this's a good idea. An extension is necessary at this time, at least for me. Maybe 2 weeks.
Cheers,
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 12:42 PM UTC
Looking good Marek. Love the slight modification to the steering! The original seems to be floating off its tracks.


If you need an extra few days let me know and I'll request an extension to the end date.

I'm up to final weathering which I hope to complete tonight.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 11:08 PM UTC
I'm totally bogged down with my M7 Priest and I won't be ready with it on time.
Therefore I've opened another box and I started Sd.Kfz. 251. It is an easy model to assemble and I'm sure that I'll finish it before the deadline.






And here is the undercarriage next to the Hanomag that I have made 30+ years ago.

phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 11:20 AM UTC
Well put.
I've had more fun building old Matchbox and Tamiya kits than anything else. To be honest, simple fun is something that Tamiya still is!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 09:11 AM UTC
Thanks for posting Richard. Glad to see you are enjoying the builds too.

Lots of memories here for sure. I have added a couple of Matchbox kits to my stash since we started the thread and intend to build more.

We can get really hooked up on the modern issue kits, but there is a lot to be said for a nostalgia build. It reminds us that the hobby is supposed to be fun, not an exercise in maths on rivets....
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 09:08 PM UTC
Hi Guys.
So many fond memories evoked by all the Matchbox kits.I loved them when i was 10 onwards in 70s.I loved the aircraft kits and when i saw the mini afv diorama kits i was hooked by the LRDG set,The Char b set,Montys caravan etc.Sadly i dont build many kits now but might seek out a Matchbox kit for reliving my building days in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Some great modern techniques applied to your models on golden oldie kits.
Richard
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 06:45 PM UTC

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The barrel id looking superb Stephen. Can't wait to see it finished.

I'm at weathering stage - Whoo HooÖ. just hoping the seams don't pop again...


Guys.... 1 week to go....



Thanks Peter. Have to admit it's not the prettiest aeroplane I've ever built, but it's growing on me. Would have done a little more last night but found that one of the nose gear doors has gone AWOL. Spent over an hour searching and no look. Should be able to quickly scratch a replacement from plastic are. In the meantime I'm trying to decide which decal scheme to go for. Might go for the Austrian markings. Colourful and you don't see much finished in their schemes.