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F9F-5 Panther VF-781,# 106 , Year of the Cat, 1/72 Matchbox

by Robert Royes on August 2, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

I had built this kit a few years ago but had never put squadron markings on, I wanted to do the plane from The Bridges at Toko-Ri movie, but never found the decals. Having heard about Lt. Royce Williams encounter […]

Noorduyn Norseman, A71-6, 4 Communications Unit RAAF Archerfield Qld 1945.

by Allan J Withers on March 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

1/72 Matchbox, almost OOB, I replaced the intermediate wing struts with sprue, replaced the engine and fitted 0.010″ brass tailplane bracing wires, finished in MM and Revell enamels with Future and Xtra flat over Aussie and Ventura decals from the […]

Matchbox 1/72 North American T-2 C/E “Buckeye”

by Joe Caputo on March 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Another “oldie” , built OOB, just because I like the unusual paint scheme. It’s been re-popped by Revell, and is still available. It is a very basic kit, more fun to paint than to build.While it wasn’t much of a […]

Matchbox 1/72 Halifax

by Igor Cernisevski on February 19, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Hi guys, another one from me. Completely rescribed, interior completely upgraded, but you can’t see it from the photos, exhausts came from Revell, props are reshaped and thinned, gun barrels are Quickboost. Paints are Gunze, exhaust stains and wash Tamiya. […]

1/72 Hawker 850XP

by Kurt Warren on December 23, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

This is my old Matchbox Hawker 600 that i converted to the 850XP. The changes to the original kit included a new vacform windscreen, complete scratch built fight deck and passenger cabin. Reshaped tail belly & vetral fin removed. Vertical […]

Revell (Matchbox) 1/32 Scale Vampire T Mk 55 SAAF, Part 1

by Marc Barris on September 26, 2016 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Here we go again, I think I have finally gone totally insane, I am truly a s****r for punishment. Let me wipe the tears from my eyes and continue with this tale of horror. Let me begin by saying that […]

Gloster NF 11 Meteor, A77-3, WRE RAAF Woomera SA 1954.

by Allan J Withers on July 12, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

1/72 Matchbox, my second Meteor, I made a few small modifications, finished in MM enamels with Tamiya X22 over kit and Aussie decals from the spares box, flown by the Weapons Research Establishment RAAF between 1953 and 1955.

DHC 6 300 Twin Otter, VH-OHP 527, 173 Sqn AAAC Oakey Qld 2000.

by Allan J Withers on May 27, 2016 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

1/72 Matchbox, I have added a few antennae, finished in MM enamels, Alclad polished aluminum spinners, Hawkeye decals, one of their better sets, Future and Humbrol matt Cote over the leading edges. leased to Australian Army between 1998 and 2004, […]

F-3D snoopy flys again

by Robert Royes on April 5, 2016 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

This the 1/72 Matchbox old F-3D, so old that the decals were useless other wise I would have used them. I kit bashed the decals from various sheets to represent one from Marine squadron VMCJ-1 operated out of Da Nang […]

Heinkel He-115, Matchbox 1/72

by Jaime Carreon on April 4, 2016 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

My first completed build of the new year is the venerable Matchbox He-115, a kit that I think was first issued the year I graduated from high school back in the ’70’s. It’s also the first model to come out […]