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David Garcia
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Classic Kit: Matchbox Messerschmitt Me110 No. PK-115 1:72 1976

January 30, 2022 · in Aviation · · 26 · 1.4K

The Me110 is a simple kit as is common with their line of kits. It is molded in yellow, and brown and does not have the deeply engraved panel lines (well maybe a few) common with earlier kits. I built it out of box and marked with it with aftermarket decals. I like Matchbox kits, especially their armor kits which can be built into little gems. I painted this model with a mix of paints in RLM 02, 70 and 65. In the end, with just a little bit of care it can be built into an attractive model. It is built out of the box as are most of my models. Thanks for looking.

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  1. Nice classic David. Is this the kit with a winter Wasp machine on the box art? That one brings me fond memories

  2. Nice David. the Matchbox kits are very nice and you do great justice to them‘
    Little gems for sure.

  3. Classic kit and very good photos!

  4. Great looking 110 ! Nice table top photography too!

  5. Ditto on all the above. Matchbox kits . . . they can really date a guy. I'm sure today's young people would pooh, pooh such a kit. But, back in the 60s and 70's they were cool and had box top paintings. No CGI. Lookin good David.

    • Hi Stephen,

      What's the common refrain used by expert modelers regarding Matchbox kits? They have 'trench like panel lines, crude parts and toy like. That never bothered me; I just build them as is. Thanks.

  6. Your classic kit postings are knocking it out of the park. Thanks for posting another great oldie.

  7. Me oh my - another great job with a classic kit, David.
    Fantastic work and fabulous shots in the sun.

    • Hi George,

      Thank you very much. I actually shot the photos in my studio using a photo hot light of about 600 watts, which really gives the lighting effect of shooting outdoors.

  8. Yet another amazing result of a classic and beloved kit, David!
    Well done!

  9. Nice build David, l love the old Matchbox kits.

  10. Great result on this oldie, David @thevid
    Especially in 1/72, it looks beautiful.

  11. You have done the old kit proud! Great job David.

  12. That brings back childhood memories, great built!

  13. Nice clean 110. Love those old kits! I have lots in my stash and on my shelves.

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