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John Soule (generation13)
SCM Groupbuild - Matchbox Nostalgia
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31. January 2014 at 04:27:38 Share
I missed these models of yours and have only just found them. Great examples of the Lesney product, beautifully modelled.
17. February 2014 at 08:50:29
Thanks! I've found a couple more and will post when I find the time.
17. February 2014 at 16:28:42
I take it that these aren't actually being built for the Group Build? (I know...I've also shown my collection of previously built Matchbox kits).
17. February 2014 at 20:17:08
Correct...these are all oldies. I just had the intuition that there would be a group build someday so I made them in advance! My building habits are so glacially slow anyway that I'd never finish anything unless the time frame for completion was outrageous!
17. February 2014 at 20:29:03
Nice adaptation. Would this be the Flight Test (X) -5E as presented?
17. February 2014 at 21:10:50
Yes Phil. Saw the photo in Sqadron's "In Action" book and thought I could scratch build the APS-4 radar pod for fun.
17. February 2014 at 21:59:26
Thanks John. For anyone contemplating this, the M-box SB2C Helldiver comes with two of these radar pods and I think in reality they only carried one, thus creating a spare.
17. February 2014 at 22:32:27
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I'm certain you're correct Phil, on all accounts. I wouldn't expect anything less from you...the king of obscure prototypes and variants. I enjoyed viewing your albums!
17. February 2014 at 23:54:09
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