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Matchbox 50th anniversary group build

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Event details

Name:
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
About:
Matchbox 50th Anniversary 1972/73 to 2022/23.

To celebrate ? the kit range from Lesney Toys that started so many of us into this hobby. Kits first appeared in 1972 and first catalogue in 1973.

In the spirit of Matchbox of the time, any kit that came in a Matchbox labelled box should be allowed. This will allow AMT kits that were released under the Matchbox brand, as well as some Frog/Revell toolings that were later issued under Revell ownership. In my mind, if it was listed in a Matchbox catalogue and/or you remember it on sale in your 1980s newsagents, and in a Matchbox box, it's allowed

Likewise any Matchbox tooling since released by Revell in Revell boxes allowed. They may lack the psychedelic colours but they are still Matchbox to me.

For clarification;

Any original Matchbox tooling whether in a Matchbox or later Revell reissue box. Any other kit that comes in a Matchbox box.

Not AMT-only labelled or Frog/Revell labelled Frog & Revell kits.
To run to end 2023.
Contest:
The event has no contest

When

Date:
1. April until 31. December 2022

Attendees

23 mates are planning to visit this event

Exhibitors

Roy McKay roym
IE
Neil Patrick MrPlastic
GB
Neil djferrisbueller
GB
Emile Maritz Miela Maritz
ZA
Ralf Topeters PrivateProperty
DE
Felice De Leo Felix69
IT
Daniel Klink Springbank
DE
S M FinUhu
FI
Jan Peters Jan Peters
NL
Jørgen Kj CrazyCatman
DK
Simon Nagorsnik s.nagorsnik
AT

Visitors

Manuel Grilo macgrilo
PT
Tim Wang TimWang
TW

In competition

Neil Patrick MrPlastic
GB
Neil djferrisbueller
GB
Felice De Leo Felix69
IT
Manuel Grilo macgrilo
PT
S M FinUhu
FI
Jørgen Kj CrazyCatman
DK
Simon Nagorsnik s.nagorsnik
AT

Photoalbums

There are 18 photoalbums related to this event.

Henschel Hs 126
3 images
View album, image #1
1:72
The kit
1:72 Henschel 126 (Matchbox PK-26)
1:76 Pz.Kpfw.II Ausf.F- Matchbox Group Build
23 images
View album, image #1
1:76
1:76 PzKpfw II Ausf. F (Revell 03229)
Advance Through the Woods
12 images
View album, image #1
1:76
A mini diorama of 1918 French infantry advancing through woodland, supported by a Renault FT tank. Using this bit of arc...
1:76 Char B1 bis + Renault FT.17 (Revell 03278)1:76 WWI French Infantry (Airfix A00728V)
Revell Humber mkII (Matchbox tool)
2 images
View album, image #1
1:76
The original box art, this was the first kit I've ever build
Project: Humber Mk. II
1:76 Humber Mk. II (Revell 03289)
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
11 images
View album, image #4
1:76
1:76 Jagdpanther (Matchbox PK-80)
"Matchbox group build" Monty's Caravan
86 images
View album, image #81New: 4 July, 17:19
1:76
Cockpit is as far as it is.
1:76 Monty's Caravan & Daimler MkII Scout Car (Matchbox 40175)
Matchbox | No. PK-32 | 1:72 | North American F-86A Sabre
5 images
View album, image #1
1:72
One for the group build ;-)
1:72 North American F-86A Sabre (Matchbox PK-32)
00 bf110
44 images
View album, image #44
1:72
1:72 Messerschmitt 110 (Matchbox PK-115)
00 ju 87
38 images
View album, image #28
1:72
1:72 Ju.87.'Stuka' (Matchbox PK-111)
Para-Martin A-26P Reduaram
54 images
View album, image #45
1:72
1:72 B-26B Marauder (Matchbox PK-407)
56 bf109
33 images
View album, image #27
1:72
1:72 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E (Matchbox 40017)
M7 Priest Revell/Matchbox 1/76
44 images
View album, image #1
1:76
1:76 M7 HMC "Priest" (Revell 03216)
MyAlbum
46 images
View album, image #43
1:76
1:76 Soviet T.34 (Matchbox PK-82)
Mirage 111b
3 images
View album, image #1
1:72
1:72 Dassault Mirage IIIB (Matchbox 40044)
1/72 Matchbox A-4M
10 images
View album, image #1New: 5 July, 07:22
Fiat G.91Y , 1:72 Matchbox
17 images
View album, image #8
Handley Page Halifax
10 images
View album, image #1
Matchbox kit restoration...B-25
18 images
View album, image #1

News Feed

Franck Drebin
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
3 July, 22:25
Simon Nagorsnik
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
11 June, 10:16
Roy McKay
Welcome!
27 June, 15:22
Simon Nagorsnik
Thanks Roy 😁
27 June, 16:28
Andy WW1
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
9 June, 14:29
Andy WW1
Does this count as a Matchbox of old?
Char B1 bis + Renault FT.17 (Revell 03278, 1:76)

03278
 
10 June, 13:07
Roy McKay
Welcome! And yes, it counts. Any Matchbox original tooling or any tool as long as its in a Matchbox box!
27 June, 15:23
Fritz01
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
26 June, 09:48
Roy McKay
Welcome!
27 June, 15:22
Tim Wang
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
8 June, 13:39
Roy McKay
Welcome Tim!
8 June, 15:15
Felice De Leo
Hello Mates, I would like to create a Photoalbum, about Matchbox 50th Anniversaryin the "Competition " session.
Plese, can help me to undrstand the rules?
Thank you in advance, happy modelling, Felix!
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
9 May, 11:03
Murad ÖZER
Felice hello,

go to the album in your project,
edit,
select the relevant entry from the "Group build (optional)" drop down menu and save.

EDIT
i misread your question. there is no competition so there are no rules except the ones explained in the group build intro, cheers.
10 May, 21:56
Felice De Leo
Hello Murad, thank you very much to reply me.
Excuse me, for my big delay with which I answer you .I was operated on in the hospital and I'm finally at my home.
Happy modelling, Felix!
29 May, 10:19
Roy McKay
There is no competition planned but if people want one we can. How does everyone else feel about it?
6 June, 12:52
Felice De Leo
Hello Roy, best regards from Sicily at first.
A Matchbox kits competion is a good idea.
Unfortunately, for health, I'm out of my house. I can't work... 🙁
7 June, 10:09
Jan Peters
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
29 May, 14:28
Roy McKay
Welcome Jan!
6 June, 12:52
Jan Peters
Thanks Roy
7 June, 07:14
Jørgen Kj
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
1 June, 15:24
Roy McKay
Welcome Jørgen!
6 June, 12:52
Jørgen Kj
Thank you; look forward to try out one of the Matchbox sets; I just got one last week
7 June, 06:54
Felice De Leo
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
8 May, 18:20
Roy McKay
Welcome Felice
27 May, 19:12
Felice De Leo
Hello Roy, many thanks!
Happy modelling, Felix.
29 May, 10:21
Bas Tonn
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
19 May, 21:48
Roy McKay
Welcome Bas
27 May, 19:11
Bas Tonn
Thanks Roy. At first, I was just curious about the group build, but after reading the rules again, I can even join the party 😉
I have the 1/72 Norseman in my stash, the Matchbox tooling in a Revell box !!

Probably not going to complete it in time, but I'll put it on my to do list.
28 May, 10:30
Roy McKay
No rush.
28 May, 12:18
Manuel Grilo
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
9 May, 08:26
Roy McKay
Welcome Manuel
27 May, 19:12
Manuel Grilo
Thank you. I intend to participate with two cars
28 May, 11:59
Roy McKay
Lovely...
28 May, 12:17
S M
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
18 May, 19:57
S M
I'm building a matchbox kit but with a twist. I hope this is allowed...
18 May, 20:01
Roy McKay
Welcome S M. As long as it was a Matchbox tooling, or in a Matchbox labelled box, it's allowed. What you do to it is up to you.! Looking forward with interest....
27 May, 19:11
S M
Thanks! 😄
28 May, 09:00
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
8 May, 16:16
Roy McKay
Welcome Julian
27 May, 19:13
Murad ÖZER
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
9 May, 02:33
Roy McKay
Welcome Murad
27 May, 19:12
Daniel Klink
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
10 May, 21:59
Roy McKay
Welcome Daniel!
27 May, 19:12
komoras
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
6 May, 17:47
Roy McKay
Welcome komoras!
8 May, 17:42
komoras
Thanks Roy, glad to be here!
17 May, 20:33
Jorge Ferreira
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
6 May, 20:13
Roy McKay
Welcome Jorge
8 May, 17:42
Jorge Ferreira
Thank you. I still don`t know what to do but something will come out.
8 May, 23:11
Łukasz Gliński
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
8 May, 17:02
Roy McKay
Welcome Łukasz!
8 May, 17:40
Łukasz Gliński
Cheers. I don't how come it stayed out of my sight for so long 😄
8 May, 20:10
Ralf Topeters
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
8 May, 16:56
Roy McKay
Welcome Ralf!
8 May, 17:41
Ralf Topeters
Thanks Roy I'm pleased to be here!
8 May, 18:18
Emile Maritz
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
6 May, 17:07
Roy McKay
Welcome Emile
8 May, 17:41
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
I also started with Matchbox kits ... this is pure nostalgia ,,,,
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
8 May, 16:20
Roy McKay
Welcome Julian!
8 May, 17:41
Neil
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
All comments (9) » 27 April, 09:18
Neil
Hi Neil, Excellent!... Yes a modelling reminisce is (nearly) always pleasant! 😉 I agree, I loved my newsagent Matchbox builds. They were an easy to enjoy build for a child and looked more-or-less as they should to a non-expert modeller like me. Plus of course they were inexpensive - I just wanted my bedroom shelves and my ceiling to be covered in models... I never liked Airfix - I know sacrilege! I appreciate that likely makes me an unskilled hack.
3 May, 13:27
Neil Patrick
I just thought of another quality of vintage Matchbox vs. Airfix. On my last two builds I have used a mixture of 40+year old Airfix and Matchbox decals. The Airfix ones almost disintegrated. The Matchbox ones performed good as new. It's also a cruel irony that 'serious' modellers always complained about the 'trench like' panel lines on Matchbox aircraft, yet the newest Airfix kits I have feature panel lines only slightly narrower and even deeper. Not a good look IMHO...
3 May, 20:24
Neil Patrick
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
15 April, 08:44
Roy McKay
Welcome Neil!
27 April, 14:34
Neil Patrick
Thanks Ron. I'm looking forward to this and grateful for the long deadline!
27 April, 22:38
Roy McKay
it's supposed to be till 2023! but to be honest I'll be tinkering with Matchbox for years yet!
28 April, 03:54
Neil Patrick
Me too I suspect!
28 April, 07:32
Johan van Meerloo
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
7 April, 08:50
Roy McKay
Welcome Johan!
27 April, 14:34
Johan van Meerloo
Thank you
28 April, 04:52
Roy McKay
Well folks. Should we have a contest?
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
27 April, 14:35
Roy McKay
For guidance on what kits are eligible (or just for inspiration) check out www.matchboxkits.org
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
6 April, 17:26
Roy McKay
Matchbox madness!
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
6 April, 17:23
Roy McKay
will attend
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build in
Matchbox 50th anniversary group build
1. April until 31. December 2022
6 April, 17:22