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Gloster Gladiator 1:72a 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 [...]

Matchbox 1/72 Westland Lysander Mk.II, No. PK-7 (1972)

My final Matchbox build from a group build to celebrate Matchbox's 50th anniversary. Added some extra details in the cockpit, did some cutting to add the landing gear lights and rear clear panels. All and all a very nice kit. Most of the [...]

2022 mini achievements.

In this first year of Our Lord when we could get out again ! in 22, and away from home a lot. I did this ! Don’t Laugh ! Lacking time for the hobby I wanted to clear what I now know is called “ shelf of doom “ and “ Stash “ I [...]

Matchbox 1/72 Douglas A-20G Havoc (Green Hornet)

Another build from the Matchbox Group Build to celebrate Matchbox's 50th Anniversary to when they first released plastic model kits. This may not be the best A-20 out there but I feel for its time, Matchbox did a nice job on providing the [...]

1/72 DH.98 Mosquito Matchbox PK-116

I finally found time to complete a build that’s been hanging around a while. It seems that I’m busier being fully retired compared to when I was working. I built this as a birthday gift for my brother and it will be a display on his [...]

Matchbox 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IX (Royal Egyptian Air Force)

This Spitfire was built for a Matchbox Group Build that is still currently going on to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Matchbox to when they first started releasing their injected mold kits in 1972. In regards to this group build, I [...]

1/76 Matchbox Char B1 bis & Renault FT-17Belgium, 14-16 May 1940

Here is the amazing Matchbox diorama from 1983! Tanks are built straight from the box for the most part. Paints are all Humbrol enamels and the decals came from the old kit.

Modeling themes and ideas

Modelling themes on the cheap could suit as a title as well. In the over the 3 or so years since taking this hobby up again, I had a lot of unfinished builds. This while trying to get skill and to feel which Themes suit my interest. I came [...]

PB4Y-2 Privateer "Redwing" (Matchbox, 1980)

I have been meaning to post photos of this model for a long time, and finally got the motivation given the fact it won a first prize in the recent Australian Model Expo. The category was "1/72 - out of the box - non-Commonwealth" [...]

Pz.Kpfw.II Ausf.F (1/76)

Found this kit in the local toy store. It was a spontaneous idea to join the Matchbox Group Build on Scalemates. Saw, bought and built the model within 2.5 hours. The idea was to paint the whole thing with the paint brush without using the [...]