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1/32 Matchbox DH-82 Tiger Moth


Rob1970
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Here's my entry for a wonderful GB on yet another forum which theme is; "The name of the subject needs to have an animal in it...". The options are endless, and I decided to dive into the stash and grab one of my antiques. 

And I have plenty of antiques to chose from...20160110_134123_zpsuo5ywoxm.jpg

But only one that ticks all of my -and- all of the GBs boxes...20160110_134340_zpsptjt8e8t.jpg

Matchbox kit? Check.

1/32 scale, and thus a nice big canvas to work with? Check.

Room for improvement with minimal scratchbuilding? Check.

Fits into the GB? TRRRRRIPLE CHECK BABY!!

Tiger >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger

Moth >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moth

Tiger Moth >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_tiger_moth

It's three times the animal it needs to be! biggrin.gif tongue.gif

Yummy multicolour box content. Matchbox was doing MCP before it was cool. Eat that, Academy!20160110_134350_zps64eyz6tn.jpg

Decal sheet... and they look like they might (being very cautious here...) still be usable...
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Trees... lovely crisp parts, no hint of flash on anything. One of the advantages of using an early boxing!
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I -had- one of the Revell reboxes in the stash, and that one had a lot more flash and sinkmarks. And even if it didn't have a decal option for the floatplane version, it did have a nice Dutch decal option... oh well...

Classic Matchbox instructions. Gotta love them, sooo much nostalgia!20160110_134903_zpsyyxoxgbw.jpg

But the Revell instructions I downloaded have a nice bonus; loads of rigging help! 
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And trust me, I need all the help I can get when I'm rigging...

I want to try to build this OOB as much as I can. Perhaps some harnesses and some tinkering with the engine, but nothing major. I will be working on this one whenever the Wendover build grinds to a halt for whatever reason. Good way to keep sane... (I hope)

More soooon!

Rob

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...I remember making this kit back before the days of electric light, when my loin cloth kept getting in the damn way...What a wonderful kit that seeing this has brought back so many memories.Thanks for the very pleasant trip down memory lane Rob; may this give you as much pleasure as it gave me way back when...

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