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Matchbox Flying Nostalgia Campiagn

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The Matchbox Flying Nostalgia campaign recently concluded and was themed around building an aircraft kit manufactured by Matchbox. Every so often it is great to look back in time to where we started, and with a lot of us it was the old Matchbox kits with those unforgettable multi-coloured plastic sprues. It was time to re-live those early days and build one of those beauties once again!

Damian Rigby (AussieReg) came up with the idea and led the campaign with the following fourteen entrants completing the campaign with some outstanding builds of some matchbox flying nostalgia.

Gladiator by Jessica Cooper (Jessie_C)
Sea Venom by Chris Wilson (c4willy)
HP Heyford by Andrew Egan (amegan)
Lightning T55 by Allen Berry (Tomcat31)
Fairey Seafox by Stephen Willdig (phantom_phanatic309)
P-51 Mustang by Samantha Berry (Camogirl)
Aeritalia G-91Y by Ken (oraora)
Hellcat by Jesper (SGTJKJ)
Fury by Jessica Cooper (Jessie_C)
F-86A Sabre by Mark Doremus (MD72)
Junkers Ju-188 by Phil Box (almonkey)
Walrus by Guido Hopp (Tailor)
A-20G Havoc by Dirk Pitt (DirkPitt289)
Do-18G-1by Trevor Snyder (Snorri23) – not pictured
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About the Author

About Damian Rigby (AussieReg)
FROM: VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

Born 1967. Bachelor of Applied Science, Chemistry and Aquatic Biology, currently working in Construction Industry as Technical Sales in Hydronic systems. Married to Karen, with 6 children, Jessica, Lola, Joshua and Liam, Darcy and Evie. Other hobbies are guitars, fishing and woodwork, but with 5 k...


Comments

Well done Damian! Matchbox is often criticized for the trench-like panel lines; however, they did have some models as you’ve shown here that had merit. Additionally, the kits went together quite well and were solid once complete. Thanks for sharing and congrats to the winners!
NOV 02, 2012 - 10:51 PM
Nice group build gang! Good to see the classics in their glory.
NOV 03, 2012 - 10:54 AM
Its great to see experienced modelers pulling the older kits down and giving them the TLC treatment! Model On!
NOV 03, 2012 - 04:25 PM