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Proposal: Memories of Matchbox Group Build
petbat
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 07:37 PM UTC
Never thought it would be this hard to set up a campaign proposal....

Attempt 3....

There has been some interest expressed in a Matchbox kit themed Group build over on this thread.

https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=270968&ord=&page=1

If you haven't already done so, read through it to feel the love


Any way, based on the interest, and the sage advice from Jan in the thread, I am proposing the build here.


Proposed build date is from Feb 2019 - June 2019

Open to any genre any scale, as long as it is a Matchbox Model Kit, a re-issue of another manufacturers kit under the Matchbox Logo i.e. Renwal, or a re-issue of a Matchbox kit under another Brand - i.e. Revell.

Re-painting of die cast models is not the intention of this build.

Can be out of the box or modified/enhanced as long as the significant majority is still the original kit.

Replacement decals are okay, given a lot may be Kaput by now anyway

Build will also be open to part started kits - lets see some love for the shelf queens.

Suggested award ribbon (feel free to suggest options)



Please post your interest here. So far, from the other thread we have 5 takers.

Petbat
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phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 11:02 PM UTC
I'm definitely in.
Only difficult thing is to choose what kit to build. I have a few armour and aircraft in planning stages to build over the next few months.
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 12:54 AM UTC
I am intrested
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 01:32 AM UTC
Interested
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 02:05 AM UTC
I am definitely in.
I grew up on Matchbox.
Robbd01
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 02:44 AM UTC
I swore off campaign's due to a procrastination issue. Maybe this one might help me through my issue. Go ahead and count me in. I do have several wingy/flying thingy Matchbox kits. Do those count or just the dirt/crawly kits only?

Cheers


Our Motto: I will get over my procrastination. You just wait and see.
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 03:30 AM UTC
"By George I thinks he's finally got it!"

Counting the three people who have expressed interest here and myself with the five you mention we now have nine interested parties. That puts things one short of asking for official approval.

The award icon looks interesting but lets see if anyone else has a thought on one/it. Someone might also like to create an (advertising) banner for enlisted members to add to their Kitmaker signature area. These should be 500x200 pixels size.

Might I suggest we start the campaign a bit earlier, say December 15. That way you can leave the year date associated with the campaign. Both campaigns that I've run and others that I've been in always seem to run over few weeks and/or people ask for extentions. Plus, after New Years is always a pretty dull time of year in the Northern Hemisphere.

Now is also the time for anyone to voice their opinion on any rule changes or additions. Pete, being a campaign leader can be interesting but also rather challenging.

Cheers,
--Jan


EDIT - With Robbd01 announcing his interest we now have the Magic TEN(10)
Robbd01
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 04:39 AM UTC
My question still stands. Is this for 'Anything' Matchbox kits or just ground/armour kits? I have been combing my stash and I don't have any Matchbox armour/ground kits but a quite a few aircraft kits. I did find I built a M-7 Priest a few years back. I don't want to have to withdraw if I don't have anything to build.

Cheers
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 06:07 AM UTC
Count me in too - never entered a campaign before! Many memories of these mini diorama type kids as a kid - my favourites were always the LRDG set and the French tanks!

Built straight from the box, as a proposal from me...??

Best regards

Darren
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 06:16 AM UTC

Quoted Text

My question still stands. Is this for 'Anything' Matchbox kits or just ground/armour kits? I have been combing my stash and I don't have any Matchbox armour/ground kits but a quite a few aircraft kits. I did find I built a M-7 Priest a few years back. I don't want to have to withdraw if I don't have anything to build.

Cheers



Robbie,

According to the proposed rules that Pete listed above:

Quoted Text

Open to any genre any scale, as long as it is a Matchbox Model Kit, a re-issue of another manufacturers kit under the Matchbox Logo i.e. Renwal, or a re-issue of a Matchbox kit under another Brand - i.e. Revell.



It appears that unless Pete decides otherwise I'd say "any genre" totally clears the way for anything Matchbox related (vehicles, planes, ships, you name it).

Cheers,
--Jan
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 07:32 AM UTC
To keep the "spirit" going I rummaged through a few boxes in the cellar and look what I found?

TF-104- - 1 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

Bring back any fond memories for anyone? Not saying I'll choose this kit although the decals don't look too bad but it's a different option for yours' truly at least. Lets see what other gems are hiding out there?

BTW, I have the nearest thing to the Matchbox Bible in case anyone might need to know if their choice is on the Official LIST.



Regards,
--Jan

EDIT - Just found two PK-413 boxes(CH-47D) with one partly started and one untouched.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 08:48 AM UTC
The Chinook is one I've been after for ages. Always wanted to build that early 80's RAF scheme with the oversized Union flag on the tail. Would be great to see someone build it.

Has a proposal thread for the campaign been started on aeroscale, ship and auto modeler? We may get lots more join up.


At the moment I'm considering the Skyknight as I recently bought decals for a Vietnam jamming version and one of the 1/76 armour kits.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 09:14 AM UTC
Wow, a quick count to 10, usually this takes longer. Thanks all. Great to see so many interested.

Robbie, definitely open to aircraft. As Jan said, 'any genre' so that is 'dirt/crawly' kits, 'Flak targets', 'floaty things', 'horse-less carriages', etc.


I submitted a campaign proposal to the moderators a couple of days ago - I did this all the wrong way around not knowing correct protocol which Jan has helped me sort out - and the page said it might take a bit of time for them to address it. Hopefully a fully fledged enlist here link soon.

I'm open to dates depending on what suits everyone. On the original thread that started it all, people said 'next year' hence the dates... and yes 2019 would be the right year. Pending any other suggestions:

petbat
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 09:20 AM UTC

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Bring back any fond memories for anyone?




Not that one, but I remember building this one, original box and all:
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 11:25 AM UTC
Peter, what a great box Art.

Most of my early kits were from Matchbox (mostly planes). So I have to be in. I found a Matchbox/Revell PUMA 1/76 kit. Would this fit?

Oliver
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 11:37 AM UTC
Now that’s the spirit guys, oh, good morning Pete. it seems the reason I have two Chinooks was that the started kit has a short-shot rotor blade. I now remember trying to make a replacement from sheet styrene but I now wonder where that went? And yes Stephen, it is or they are the kits with the large tail flag.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 11:44 AM UTC
Absolutely Oliver. That brings back memories too!
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 11:56 AM UTC

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oh, good morning Pete.

I now remember trying to make a replacement from sheet styrene but I now wonder where that went?




The time difference around the world makes for interesting, if not protracted, conversations

Yes, I was up with the sparrows this morning, brain was probably with them in the last few days too.

As to the missing rotor, all I can think, is you must have some very large carpet monsters in Canada
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 12:20 PM UTC

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oh, good morning Pete.

I now remember trying to make a replacement from sheet styrene but I now wonder where that went?




The time difference around the world makes for interesting, if not protracted, conversations

Yes, I was up with the sparrows this morning, brain was probably with them in the last few days too.

As to the missing rotor, all I can think, is you must have some very large carpet monsters in Canada



The replacement was about 3/4 carved but we had to pack things away as we had major work done in the hobby area. No Carpet Critters we’re responsible just a forgetful modeller. BTW, 13HRS time difference between us.

—Jan
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 03:20 AM UTC
Wow, lots of memories... I remember taking my bike to the neighboring town and spending my savings in the local toy and hobby shops (yes, we had several options at the time!) on all kinds of Matchbox, Fujimi, Hasegawa, and Esci kits.

Anyway... still in. Still no kit though ...
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 03:28 AM UTC
While waiting for the campaign to begin, I am checking out ebay (and other sites) to see if I can maybe pick up a 1/76 ground/dirt crawler kit. If I don't find anything not too expensive, I can still fall back on one of my wingy thingy kits. I have a dozen or so kits in the stash, mostly the larger kits (yes I have the PB4Y). I am thinking I will do one of the smaller kits. I am eyeing the Lysander, Brewster Buffalo or the early F-86A which happens to have Arizona National Guard Markings though I do question the age and usage of the decals

Cheers


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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 04:19 AM UTC
Count me in, i have a couple of Matchbox Aircraft, i usually build armour, but why not eh !!!, found one i can make




Stuka it is !!! (hopefully the decals hold up or i will need to source new ones)
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 06:29 AM UTC
ok fellas.

Enlist HERE !!!!!!!
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 11:44 AM UTC

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Count me in, i have a couple of Matchbox Aircraft, i usually build armour, but why not eh !!!, found one i can make




Stuka it is !!! (hopefully the decals hold up or i will need to source new ones)



Nice. My first kit built.
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 08:09 PM UTC
That was really fast work getting the campaign enlistment page up John. Thank you very much.