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Massimo

Blackburn Buccaneer SA2 809th Sqn. Ark Royal 1978 Revell (Matchbox reboxing) 1/72

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Good evening guys,

after more than a year, I finally finished my Blackburn Buccaneer. 

I started it as part of a bigger project involving the types on board Ark Royal carrier during her last deployment in 1978.

It took long, but it was real fun.

I'm not sure I'll purchase the new tooling Airfix kit, as it would be a bit... sterile after the amount of work I carried out on this one.

 

Should anyone be interested inthe making of this model, here below the link for the wip.

 

The resin seats were courtesy of Perdu.  He made a lovely master from scratch for his SA1 and sent me two copies of them.

The decal sheet we was courtesy of Scimitar.

and of course I had some great support by many I'd like to thank.

 

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Thanks for watching

Ciao

massimo

 

 

 

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Lovely photos of superb Buccaneer model

CJP

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Stunning work.

Graeme

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Truly impressive job, Massimo :worthy: And a very entertaining WIP to follow :clap:

 

Bravissimo! :clap:

 

Ciao

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Lovley 

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Top result from such an old kit

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That's the old Matchboix kit? Really!? 😲

Outstanding and superb work ther. Very well done!

 

Miguel

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It doesn't  look like you have any need for the new mold bucc ,top job

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Now that is something special - very well done. I've built a couple of Matchbox Buccaneers so I know what your starting point was, and you've absolutely transformed that kit into a gem of a model. From one Buccaneer man to another, if you haven't already bought the new Airfix kit go and get one now! It's just so good - looks exactly right.

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The Matchbox kit brings back memories , good enough kit when it first came out for the cost and what you got but BASIC !!!!     What an excellent job you have done with what was a very bare canvas to start with , a result to be very proud of.

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Absolutely stunning work, there can't be much left of the original kit, love the budy budy fit.

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Thank you all for the nice words"

To be honest,after having enjoyed scratchbuilding most of the detail, I thought a newly released kit wouldn't be fun, even because as a modeller, I've grown up  building Airfix and Matchbox kits when resin and PEsets were still to come....as mobile phones !!!! These kits bring up memories, sorecently I've bought some more vintage ones.

On the other hand, it's a real joy to see Airfix back with so many newly tooled beautiful kits,  filling gaps of a period when British aircraft were many and all quite peculiar, thus I couldn'tresist and bought a new Buccaneer.

Not to get bored building it,I've bought some decals to convert it into an S.1with white undersides, loviz roundels, unpainted radome and all the interiors yellow.

I've see a picture of her and ... it was love!!!

Have afew projects I'd like to bring to an end first, and then I'llbe back buccaneering!!!:thumbsup:

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1 hour ago, Massimo said:

Thank you all for the nice words"

To be honest,after having enjoyed scratchbuilding most of the detail, I thought a newly released kit wouldn't be fun, even because as a modeller, I've grown up  building Airfix and Matchbox kits when resin and PEsets were still to come....as mobile phones !!!! These kits bring up memories, sorecently I've bought some more vintage ones.

On the other hand, it's a real joy to see Airfix back with so many newly tooled beautiful kits,  filling gaps of a period when British aircraft were many and all quite peculiar, thus I couldn'tresist and bought a new Buccaneer.

Not to get bored building it,I've bought some decals to convert it into an S.1with white undersides, loviz roundels, unpainted radome and all the interiors yellow.

I've see a picture of her and ... it was love!!!

Have afew projects I'd like to bring to an end first, and then I'llbe back buccaneering!!!:thumbsup:

 

Like the idea of that S.1 from the new Airfix kit. I would be careful about the yellow interiors though. I've also seen photos where the undercarriage legs etc look a yellow shade, but I was also working at Brough from 1969 to 1974 and only ever saw the standard glossy light grey/blue colour (Airfix suggest using Light Compass Ghost Grey which looks a really good match). I know that's a bit late for S.1s but I've seen nothing to suggest the interior colours were changed.

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5 hours ago, CT Modeller said:

 

Like the idea of that S.1 from the new Airfix kit. I would be careful about the yellow interiors though. I've also seen photos where the undercarriage legs etc look a yellow shade, but I was also working at Brough from 1969 to 1974 and only ever saw the standard glossy light grey/blue colour (Airfix suggest using Light Compass Ghost Grey which looks a really good match). I know that's a bit late for S.1s but I've seen nothing to suggest the interior colours were changed.

 

In a magazine about the Buccaneer I bought last week at Norwich  Airoport, there's a picture of an 800 Sq.aircraft, I think n° 100 (I've left it at home before coming back tothe UK!!!) with the airbrakes open and...they're yellow , as well as the landing gears and doors' interior.

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Here aircraft n° 107 has the landing gears yellow, but the picture in the magazine mentioned above shows aircraft n° 100 with the airbrakes open and the interior is the same colour.

Any idea whatsort ofyellowis it?It doesn't look zinc chromate ,but rather a brighter yellow ,similar to the one used for towing bars and tractors.

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