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Stefan Schneider (Steel-Lynx)


SCM Groupbuild - Matchbox Nostalgia

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My first groupbuild. I choose the Revell rebox of the Matchbox Gladiator and will add some aftermarket stuff especially for the cockpit area.



This album is attached to project SCM Groupbuild Matchbox Nostalgia GlosterGladiator.

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1:72 Gloster Gladiator Mk.I (Revell 04683)1:72 Bristol Mercury (Radial engines & wheels 72 72016)4+


30. November 2013 at 12:53:25 Share
30. November 2013 at 16:16:04
Stefan Schneider Started the project with cleaning all the parts. Additionally I fitted the new machine guns.
4. January 2014 at 15:59:06
Gordon Sørensen I started his model a while ago, but stalled because I am unsure about how to do the rigging. The replacement guns look great. Will the engine fit in the cowling?
4. January 2014 at 16:45:39
Petri Manninen Looks to be a great start. I'm following this one!
5. January 2014 at 05:44:04
Bruce Leyland-Jones Fine lycra thread for's the easiest way to go.
here's a link to a How To...
Youtube Video

Whilst the Heller Gladiator has now been bettered by the new Airfix tooling, the old Matchbox is still an excellent kit and is the cheapest, by a long shot and is readily available. This means that you can buy lots of them, for all of those interesting schemes.

8. January 2014 at 20:46:47
Es-haq Khosravi Interesting tail paint job!
8. January 2014 at 21:40:21
Stefan Schneider Thank you for providing the link Bruce. The rigging will be a challenge for me but it is a good opportunity to practise.
9. January 2014 at 08:41:17
Gabor Szabo I see You're quite serious wit this kit! Nice sortiment.
1. February 2014 at 21:00:24
Gordon Sørensen Wow! Fantastic cockpit detail!
1. February 2014 at 21:12:30
Ricardo Martins Outstanding cockpit :) Following :)
1. February 2014 at 23:12:32
Stefan Schneider Thx guys! It is not an accurate representation of the real cockpit but it is better than the empty space provided by the Matchbox kit. As there is no detail set for the Matchbox kit I bashed three PE sets to get the parts together.
1. February 2014 at 23:25:44
LUIS ALFONSO AGUIRRE MORALES Hi Stefan: I have also the same kit but looking at yours, really want to build it, you are doing a craftsmanship masterpiece with this one, and as soon I can will watch the rigging class you have added here. thank you very much for sharing!!!
27. March 2014 at 20:35:10
Stefan Schneider Started the rigging using transparent nylon filament with a diameter of 0.15mm. So far it works very well but consumes a lot of time.
13. July 2014 at 18:16:35
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