Gloster Gladiator 1:72 – a little Matchbox nostalgia
I started it about two years ago as a joy model (Matchbox Gloster Gladiator), then it ended up in a box, because the Alclad primer didn't want to bind, I still don't know why. Even after two years it was still a bit tacky (!). I had some issues with it since so I don't know whether this particular bottle is a c**p or the ALC primer itself is a not very well working paint, well, I hate it more and more - althought their metal colors are OK. Somehow I managed to partially sand it, partially spray it with Tamiya glossy black (I didn't want to ruin my previous smooting work), and finally I didn't paint it with Alclad, because I managed to find with light-years better metal colors (Gaia Colors, if anyone is interested - unbreakable from the surface). Not my best model, but the quality is acceptable, especially since the set is from 1974. Decals are from the Revell reissued kit.