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1/32 Scale MB 326 K Scratch Build , FINISHED

October 18, 2020 · in Aviation · · 31 · 2.2K

Well, its time to reveal the completed model of the Impala Mk 2, or commonly known as the MB 326 K, I really enjoyed building the Mk 1 and the Mk 2 in 32nd scale, two iconic Aircraft of the South African Airforce. The Impala Mk 2 being used as a light strike aircraft during South Africa's Border war.
Everything was scratch built, Phew, its was a challenge, not as difficult as the Mirage F1 though, but a challenge non the less.

The pictures are not that good, but I will take some better pictures at a later stage.

I hope you enjoyed the progress pictures and the build as much as I did, and thank you all for your kind comments during the build, it motivated me to try and do a good job.

If you have any questions about the build, please let me know if I can help in any way.

Enjoy the pics, and keep yourself and your Family safe during this trying time,

All the best,


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31 responses

  1. Lost of words, Marc @marc!
    This is such a wonderful build!
    Everything being scratchbuilt, you are at a class of your own.
    I was lucky to having followed your build thread, your words that us followers motivated you make me feel really proud.

  2. simply said "IMPRESSIVE" and once again "IMPRESSIVE"

  3. I'll supply AMAZING. Another amazing Marc Barris masterpiece. I love your models.

  4. All of the above, great work indeed!

  5. Beautiful work, Marc! Your great skill applied to a great subject. I love SAAF planes and history.

  6. Fantastic result, Marc.
    Those details are amazing.
    It's a pleasure to look at the pictures in detail.

  7. Once again some excellent work on display from the Barris scratch building hanger. I really enjoy looking at your work in progress posts Marc, keep them coming.

  8. Yep - another beauty! Fantastic.

  9. Just WOW. We build models, you make models. A distinct difference. There was a lady in the Madison/Milwaukee area back in the 90's that would always build 1/32 scratch builds. Her F-105 and A-10 stuck in my mind through the years. I always wondered how she did it and your builds are a great guide to take away some of the mystery.

    • Hey Josh, thank you for the kind comment, indeed, scratch building has opened the door to so many possibilities for me, as long as I can get a decent drawing, i can really have a go at building any subject, although, I must confess that I had to do an apprenticeship in building model kits over many years to get to where I am now. I learn something new with each build I do, thanks again,

  10. Another fine example of scratch building craftsmanship from you.

  11. Great job again Marc, so well done !

  12. Nothing like completion of a ( amazing ) project. Beautiful work Marc.
    You should consider gifting it to a museum !
    As you Austral summer starts I am happy for our nearing winter and long duration builds !
    Thank you for the inspiration for a job well done.

  13. I follow you on IG Marc and am flabbergasted at your work. It's simply delightful.

    What's next on the production line?

  14. Thanks for the kind comment, The Piaggio P 166 will be the next project, with a King Air down the line.

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  15. Absolutely fantastic build buddy. You got the shape and look of an operational Imp spot on. Having seen these parked at Ondangwa AFB during the war I know.
    Well done!

  16. Unreal build. Loving the details! some awesome aircraft in that display case

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