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  1. Guys, my last build endet only partly sucessful (to say it politely), and as a next I need to have something that ticks some other boxes, to regain my Modelling Mojo. Mainly boxes in the "easy & satisfying" section that is, to be precise. I want to stay in the comfort zone in this build, rather than push the barriers here. So, what could these boxes be, and what, as a result, would be the best match in my stash? First, let me do the very nature of this forum justice, which means do tinker around on some British topic again, as was the Sopwiths, of course. Modelling to me had always a kind of British flavour (as the claim for this forum goes), as it was always always a match between Airfix and Matchbox. While in my youth I tried to lay my hands on those Matchbox kits whenever possible, as they played in a different, luxurious league with their multicoloured sprues and beautiful artwork. Even more so in their most basic "purple" range, which was my main target way back then, as it was compared to mainly blister bags from Airfix with boring, grey plastic. So, to tick the first of the comfort boxes, it's one of this childhood memory things, which we all love for making us feel comfy and warm. But a Matchbox kit - I ruled this out by the end of the Sopwith disaster, as this would rather quickly turn into scratchbuilding lane. Not a road I want to take this time... Maybe one of the new Airfix toolings, then? I always wanted to do a modern Buccaneer, or a Harrier, but, wait, there's a perfect match - and I have it in my stash already! It's not from Matchbox, but was one of my favourite ones as a kit. It was in their orange line, was three coloured in orange, I think green and brown, and Airfix released the same topic a few years ago... A new Airfix tooling I guess would be quite satisfying to build as well, as these seem to be very well engineered, and no need for bigger scratchbuilding here. Also, it would tick another childhood-memory-comfort box; I build the old forementioned Matchbox kit at a time when this young modellers shifted to other topics as well. And, as we're talking of a young boy at the age of around ten, you would expect the love for music to awake at this age (the interest in girls might be somewhat connected to this, but let's rule this out for the time of this build, to strictly stay in the comfort zone). And, what could be a boy's first favourite band at this age? It's again, very British, and one of their songs and the old Matchbox kit I build way back then got connected in my mind forever. The title is a mayor spoiler here, it's from this boys favourite track and favourite kit of those days, and, yes of course, ... it's the.... (drumroll please)... (you might have guessed it, by now) It's the ... (drumroll get's dramatic)... Ladies and Gentleman, we proudly present another build of the... (Big Fanfare!) Airfix Walrus in 1/48! (Audience gasps in relief and hopefully applauses...) Question is, will this Eggman get his Modelling Mojo back with this?
  2. This will be a mojo restoring strait from the box(ish) build of this little cracker. XM174 from the firebirds, which is the option in the kit. All being well I should be able to rattle this off in short order. John
  3. With a week off work and a sudden stash of 1/72 Airfix kits falling out of the cupboard – I’ve decided it’s time for a mojo build. I’ve not been able to sit at the desk and concentrate on anything since the end of August – I don’t know why – but we won’t dwell on it. Now I still don’t feel up to anything too ‘special’ or ‘pricey’ and I think I have had enough of 109’s ‘for now’. BUT – I have come to realise that when I don’t build – I BUY – so I better get building… THE SPITFIRE!!! I haven’t built a 1/72 kit since I was a kid. Back in the day this was all we could afford and I had forgotten just how small they are. In the case of this Airfix kit though – small – but perfectly formed – what a beauty for a fiver… There are only 36 parts in the kit, so it shouldn’t be too challenging in that respect. The parts are exquisite and TINY – so the real challenge will be handling them with my sausage fingers and failing eyesight. OK – let’s see what I can break first…
  4. WARNING – viewer discretion is advised… OK here we go with what has been a mojo restoring build. Airfix 1/48 Bedford MWD – built out of the box. I haven’t built a thing in 7 months and really needed to build something / anything to get me back on track. I had a few random decals hanging around so I decided to build something that probably never existed – hence the warning… I know the RAF never used early Bedfords. I know Bedfords weren’t used as ambulances – but if you will forgive my eagerness to build something that is full of decals – then please take a look… ...thanks for taking a look
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