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The great outdoors

Now the external sub assemblies

The sponsons on the matchbox are split horizontally

with quite ornate openings

The crew steps are moulded in several pieces… 37 more words

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50 Years a Hobby

We were on our longest family trip ever—some 1,200 miles, from Texarkana, Texas, to Fairfax, Virginia. My family—dad, mom, and brothers Fred and Bob—travelled in a light, lemon-yellow, 1963 four-door Ford Fairlane 300. 822 more words


Big power

Next on the matchbox

the air intakes for the engine these lack any interior detail so I have added in some interest with some pieces from the scrap box… 40 more words

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A big start

Now normal assembly of the smaller parts begins

Firstly in the cockpit of the larger model

The dashboard and centre console is assembled. Looks like I will be needing some filler there… 41 more words

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All Change

As suggested in the unboxing some modifications are in hand

Firstly you can see the moulded quilting of the insulation in the large scale

not replicated in the smaller model, although Airfix have moulded in a rather prominent logo! 167 more words

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Big cat

So, after the ordeal that was an old, large, matchbox kit (Albeit re-boxed by Revell) What better way to relax than build another one!

This time sticking to the plan of alternating helicopters and jets, a rotary wing is called for. 81 more words

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