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T-2C/E BUCKEYE - 1/72 Revell ex Matchbox PK42

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After a rummage through my unmade kits I stumbled across this Revell re-box of Matchbox kit PK42 T2 Buckeye. Here is a shot of the box and its contents along with the Pavla update set for the cockpit.

 

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It looks as though I had intended starting this at some point in the past because the main parts (Fuselage, Wings etc) have been separated from the sprues and then packed away again. If this is an issue then please let me know.

 

I will take some close up photos of the sprues tomorrow to show the relevant Matchbox number before making a start.

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Hi John, Welcome to the GB. Nice model you have picked for it.

That it is just started is no problem. That is still way below the 25% rule.

Nice with a resin cockpit. 

Good luck with your build.

 

Cheers,

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:popcorn: Nice little project, happy modelling with this one.

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Just a resin set as the extras, No micro tubing?😉

Looking forward to this dude. 

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1 hour ago, Hockeyboy76 said:

Just a resin set as the extras, No micro tubing?😉

Could be buddy, after all there is a pitot on the tail. :P

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Here are the sprue shots taken this morning. They clearly confirm the kits provenance with 'Matchbox Toys Ltd' almost visible in the last shot.

 

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Nice choice of subject John.

Only ever seen one Buckeye (briefly) as it screamed over me on a beach in Greece, but I do remember building the kit in my youth and liking it. I look forward to seeing you work your magic with this one.

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Posted (edited)

Have the real deal four miles up the road. Local museum has one on display with a reviewing stand next to the plane. Im Looking forward to your build. 

Edited by Corsairfoxfouruncle

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Thank you for your interest and the comments and gents. Whilst waiting for some bits and pieces for other builds, I decided to make a start on this one by removing the major resin parts from their casting blocks then giving them a coat of primer in prep for painting.

 

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The next job was to remove the moulded detail from the fuselage halves ready to receive the resin cockpit and after several hours of cutting, scraping and sanding I achieved an acceptable first fit. Further work is required to complete this but I have to fit the resin nose wheel bay before I continue because this fits to the front of the cockpit tub.  

 

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Until next time. Happy Modelling.

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Hi John,

 

As nice as Matchbox kits were, I cannot feel sorry to work on some nice, boring light grey Revell plastic, as opposed to colored plastic in the worst possible taste.

Having said that, the panel lines cannot pass for anything else but Matchbox!!!

The Pavla cockpit is a huge improvement and this will look real nice once finished.

 

Great show so far

JR

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That resin pit looks nice John, this is another I have in the stash.

 

Looking forward to seeing this one finished.

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Thanks to @jean, @Romeo Alpha Yankee and @dude_gan_ainm for their kind comments.

 

Work has been steadily progressing, in between doctors and hospital appointments, and I have almost completed the cockpit tub, just a small amount of sidewall detail to scratch together and I can fix this in position. I had a struggle trying to fit the nose wheel bay in the space indicated in the instructions (which are a bit vague when it comes to explaining how things go together) and I am still not happy with the result, I will see if I can improve this when I commence the final fit of the completed assembly.

 

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The instrument panels require a wash then some gloss on the dials to represent the glass, that should see those finished too.

 

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Great painting John.:thumbsup:

 

Cheers,

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Yes it looks like another pearler in the making john 

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