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.
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.
Jørgen Kj Thank you; look forward to try out one of the Matchbox sets; I just got one last week
7 June 2022, 06:54
Jørgen Kj So much behind that I haven't even started 🙁 I had planned to build it during the summer and fall but wedding, and pregnant wife have taken away so much time. I really hope to finish this year!
I am planning to build a Gloster Gladiator, however I am not sure if I should build one of the included variants of my box (a 1982 PK-8) which then probably would be the Swedish (but maybe the RAF - still not 100% sure) and thereby honour the Matchbox heritage - or should go the other way and build with Iraqi markings (c.1941) to shake the box a bit... I am open to suggestions
16 February, 10:14
Roy McKay Feel free to do whatever you want. Look through the other models posted in the GB. Some are so OOB they're not even painted. Some are super detailed and would be considered trophy winners. Then there's the back-to-front B-26. Use your imagination. The only rule is to have fun.
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!
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.
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 2022, 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...