Shagbat MK I. 1:72 – Matchbox
This is my “happy modelling became heroic modelling” attempt to have another ugly biplane in my collection. I chose the old 1/72 Matchbox/Revell Supermarine Walrus, because I had good memories about this kit from my childhood (and later a restoration project that failed because the model crashed – family accident). I wondered what can be done with this kit with some 20 years experience under my belt. Beside this, I think the Classic Airframes’ Walrus was too expensive, and Valom was a short run (somehow I don’t really like their kits).
The Matchbox is a real “tabula rasa” to make improvements but the basics are fair enough to start with. So, let’s start sanding, scribing, scratching 🙂
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