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Matchbox Boeing P-12E

Two builds of the classic Matchbox P-12 kit, first issued way back in 1972. The decals are from Starfighter Decals sheet 72-122, I couldn’t decide which markings I liked best so I decided to build two! “White 1” is the P-12E of the commander o[...]

1/48th AMT AD-4W Skyraider

This is my third model in support of the Korean War group build.. It's a 1/48th AD-4W Skyraider. The kit was an AMT branded version of the original ESCI model. It was a basic kit with few frills but the shape was good and the plastic well cast [...]

1/72 Matchbox Provost (Pk-30)

I built this from the original Matchbox kit (2 colour) that was issued in the mid 1970's. I don't know if it was ever issued under Revell (it seems not). The decals had the usual residue of the Matchbox decals of the era when applying them, but [...]

Matchbox B-17G: Fools Rush In Where Wise Men Fear To Tread

The B-17 Flying Fortress is one of the iconic aircraft of World War 2 and easily one of the most recognizable bomber type in the world (although fans of the Lancaster might have something to say about that.) When it first flew in combat with th[...]

AW Siskin Mk.III 1/72 (Matchbox)

Hello again, I would like to present a few pics of one of my older models – a Siskin from Matchbox. A few details were scratchbuilt and the rigging was made from a black stockings (nylon thread). Kit was painted using GunzeSangyo Super Metalizer[...]

1/700 U.S.S. Fletcher (Matchbox) – weekend rebuild

I've had this old Matchbox 1/700 Fletcher destroyer model for at least 25 years.  I had built it partway down to the detail parts and left it, as shown in the picture to the right (no U.S. flag).  Last weekend I decided that I wanted to take on [...]

Folland Gnat T1, XR993, The Yellowjacks, 4 FTS RAF Valley Anglesey England 1964.

1/72 Matchbox, I modified a few small things, finished in Tamiya and MM enamels with Future over kit decals, built early 2000's.

P-47D Thunderbolt – Matchbox, 1/72

Rebuild from an old-beaten up Matchbox kit from the 80's. "Unpainted" it with some brake fluid, and painted it again, just to test some techniques. The last varnish coat produced a 'whitish' look :-/ [UPDATE] Later on, the antena cable was repl[...]

Sea Harrier FRS.1; Matchbox, 1/72

A very old kit, started back in the 80’s and kept unfinished until dec2017. It represents a pre Falklands war Sea Harrier from the Invencible (and that´s why it is in an almost new condition). This color scheme was repainted during the trip to [...]

Gentleman Soldier

I am a nostalgic of the old brands of miniatures so I decided to recover an old kit as the Vickers Wellesley (Matchbox, 1/72) and work with some new Mig Jiménez techniques and at the same time, wanted to experiment with clouds of dust in a deser[...]