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1/72 Matchbox Supermarine Stranraer

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1/72 Matchbox Supermarine Stranraer
Posted by philo426 on Sunday, April 10, 2022 2:06 PM

Really impressed with the fit of this kit!For the pre cad era it approaches contemporary Tamiya engineering.   

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  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Sunday, April 10, 2022 3:10 PM

This is going to end up being a really neat looking build.  It's not an aircraft that I'm familiar with, so looking forward to see how it comes out.

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, April 10, 2022 3:31 PM

Me too!

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, April 10, 2022 7:59 PM

I temporarily put the center wing section to align the struts while the glue sets I will then remove the center section and paint the upper wings separately.   

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  • From: West Virginia, USA
Posted by mfsob on Monday, April 11, 2022 7:33 AM

Matchbox ... man, that takes me back.

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, April 11, 2022 9:14 AM

Back to the eighties.

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  • From: Malvern, PA
Posted by WillysMB on Monday, April 11, 2022 11:04 AM

Very happy to see somebody doing this kit. Anybody ever do the HP Heyford that came out about the same time?

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, April 11, 2022 12:09 PM

Yes I did. Odd aircraft.

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Monday, April 11, 2022 1:29 PM

Interesting looking plane.  I love seaplanes, and would love to find that kit at a flea market.

 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, April 11, 2022 1:51 PM

Wow, that thing looks like a Super Walrus!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, April 11, 2022 2:03 PM

Similar

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, April 11, 2022 5:32 PM

Joined the upper wing to the lower wing Went better than expected.  

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, April 11, 2022 8:13 PM

Looking good Philo!

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, April 11, 2022 8:23 PM

Thanks!it really is a good kit!

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, April 11, 2022 9:21 PM

Went with a dark gray primer.  

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 12:18 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 12:19 AM

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 5:55 AM

For it's age, surprisingly nice build!

Gary

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 7:14 AM

Basic kit with almost no interior detail but still looks good!

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 7:31 AM

The bottom looks pretty good considering I didn't mask it just kept the airbrush steady . .

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 7:33 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10:23 AM

I did a decent job on the canopy.  

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:20 PM

I wish I could do a "decent" job like that.Boo Hoo

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 9:14 PM

Thanks!at 57 my eyesight is not what it once was even with glasses but I am pleased with it.Decals are excellent and snuggled down nicely since I put a puddle of Micosol down before decal application.   

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, April 14, 2022 7:57 AM

Rigging has commenced ..I am using 4lb test fishing line.  

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, April 14, 2022 7:58 AM

philo426

Thanks!at 57 my eyesight is not what it once was even with glasses but I am pleased with it.Decals are excellent and snuggled down nicely since I put a puddle of Micosol down before decal application.   

 

Rigging has commenced ..I am using 4lb test fishing line.  

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, April 14, 2022 8:01 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, April 14, 2022 4:04 PM

Rigging is complete and it came out pretty well.was a bit tedious..  

fox
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    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, April 14, 2022 9:26 PM

Looks great Philo! Another fantastic build.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    March 2005
Posted by philo426 on Thursday, April 14, 2022 10:10 PM

Thanks!it is going well!

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