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4 hours ago, JOCKNEY said:

Apologies mate

Nothing personal I can assure you, just muppetry on my part  ! 

Also apologies to @ijs302

@AWFK10 are you joining us ?

Cheers Pat 

 

Isn’t my previous post right Pat?  Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more, say no more ... 

 

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Good afternoon

  Last  I managed to get this kit https://www.scalemates.com/kits/matchbox-40173-lrdg-30cwt-chevrolet-willys-jeep--1097074 which I thought to build for the MTO GB but I was not able to find enough time then I thought to build it for the Africa Gb or the Anzac Gb this year but I would not have the time either ... so I will rather keep it for the GB Matchbox next year ..

 

Cheers

Patrice

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19 minutes ago, Rob S said:

 

Truth be told Pat saw you missed me off your list the other day and wanted to see if you were going to wave your hands in the air like I did to get noticed. 

 

Hi Rob

I did have you in at 39 unfortunately you have advanced to 41 due to my muppetry of missing people off the list !

Cheers Pat 

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Thinking about a Matchbox GB and Matchbox kits in general brought back one of those childhood memories that I thought I'd share.

 

1979, and I'm sitting in class in the third year of junior school. There's one problem kid who is dealt with by exclusion, and therefore is allowed to sit and do whatever he wants as long as he's not disrupting the rest of the class. That usually involved drawing, reading comics, playing with toys etc. Basically anything I'd rather be doing other than the maths that the rest of us have to do. 

 

On this particular day, as the rest of us have geography, he proceeds to pull a Matchbox Spitfire IX out of his bag, open the box, spill the contents out onto his desk and starts to build. What? I mean, what the actual? Already being by this age a seasoned model kit nerd and rabid consumer of Commando comics, Action Man, Warlord comic, this was an affront. So I keep my nose clean and have to do geography, and this toe rag gets to build a Matchbox Spitfire. I haven't even had the pleasure of a Matchbox Spitfire IX yet, so I'm eyeing him like a hawk throughout his messy excuse of a build. I'm also throwing daggers at the teacher for this huge injustice. Mr Frith. How very dare you!

 

So his Spitfire get's finished and I begrudgingly accept that he's managed to make it look like a Spitfire. No undercarriage mind you, or paint. Just the Matchbox brown and green plastic. I'll even concede that too. Then he's off to the class room sink for some water to apply the decals. I'm watching intently. He even seems to be doing ok here, with noticeable quick references to the back of the box. Then, he does it. The underwing roundels are placed on top of the horizontal stabilisers. No! No! Nooooooooo! I actually leap up mid class, run across to the sink area and promptly try to point out the error of his ways. He looks at me as if I'm mad. He maybe right. Mr Frith tells me to sit down and get on with my work. I am fuming with indignation.

 

To this day, I still get triggered by the thought of those underwing roundels on horizontal stabilisers. It also confirms that I was a rivet counter at the age of nine and perhaps that I need to relax more.

 

Therefore, I may have to throw a Spitfire IX into this GB as well.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Robert Stuart said:

Do we have a date for this yet?

Calm down Uncle Enzo is sorting this.

 

"Et speramus Enzo"

 

"In Enzo we Trust"

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Ok Pat I surrender plenty to choose from A chance to do some serious stash reduction 

Martin H 

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Some stats;

Matchbox II, 2017

I entered 12 kits

I finished 7

I didn't / haven't finished 2 which were started in the GB

I never started 3 kits

 

On 09/03/2021 at 19:51, Black Knight said:

I forgot to say;

I'm still 'finishing' some Matchbox kits start in Round 2!    :whistle:

And I have some I intended to do then but never started so they might get dug out again  B)

Can I beat my personal record of builds during Round 3?   :hmmm:

Looking at my stash spread sheet

I have just enough complete unstarted Matchbox or Matchbox re-issues to meet my previous build score

but, I have some 'scrap' Matchbox kits, mostly missing canopies and small parts, and if I include those plus the non-starters from Round 2 I may just have enough to try to beat my record.

But to be really sure I think I need to buy more Matchbox kits

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Count me In for this one please.

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On 3/9/2021 at 8:03 AM, JOCKNEY said:

@Rabbit Leader aka Dave

Has brought our attention to the fact that if his calculations and history are correct, 2022 is the 50th anniversary of the first Matchbox (Lesney Products) kit releases. Yet another one of those great British plastic kit manufacturers now lost to childhood memories. 
 

So anyone up for another Matchbox Classic GB ?

 

Cheers Pat

 

List of Fame :like:

 

1. @JOCKNEY  Host

2. @theplasticsurgeon

3. @vppelt68

4. @TEMPESTMK5

5. @Rabbit Leader  Co-host

6. @Heather Kay

7. @DaveyGair

8. @nimrod54

9. @Jinxman

10. @Jb65rams

11. @malpaso

12. @Mjwomack

13. @Corsairfoxfouruncle

14. @Ray S

15. @Black Knight

16. @Marklo

17. @rafalbert

18. @Bonhoff

19. @Pete F

20. @cmatthewbacon

21. @CliffB

22. @Arniec

23. @bigbadbadge

24. @stevej60

25. @junglierating

26. @Paul821

27. @Angus Tura

28. @airfixpeter

29. @Foxbat

30. @IanC

31. @TimJ

32. @John Masters

33. @klr

34. @Ventora3300

35. @Robert Stuart

36. @Thom216

37. @Desk Flyer

38. @AdrianMF

39. @Wez

40. @ijs302

41. @Rob S

42. @Richard Tucker

43. @TonyW

44. @Mike Dean

45. @fightersweep

46. @Grandboof

47. @Ozzy

48. Joecool

49.

50.

51.

 

 

Please note all reboxings of Matchbox kits are naturally included.

 

 

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On 3/9/2021 at 8:03 AM, JOCKNEY said:

@Rabbit Leader aka Dave

Has brought our attention to the fact that if his calculations and history are correct, 2022 is the 50th anniversary of the first Matchbox (Lesney Products) kit releases. Yet another one of those great British plastic kit manufacturers now lost to childhood memories. 
 

So anyone up for another Matchbox Classic GB ?

 

Cheers Pat

 

List of Fame :like:

 

1. @JOCKNEY  Host

2. @theplasticsurgeon

3. @vppelt68

4. @TEMPESTMK5

5. @Rabbit Leader  Co-host

6. @Heather Kay

7. @DaveyGair

8. @nimrod54

9. @Jinxman

10. @Jb65rams

11. @malpaso

12. @Mjwomack

13. @Corsairfoxfouruncle

14. @Ray S

15. @Black Knight

16. @Marklo

17. @rafalbert

18. @Bonhoff

19. @Pete F

20. @cmatthewbacon

21. @CliffB

22. @Arniec

23. @bigbadbadge

24. @stevej60

25. @junglierating

26. @Paul821

27. @Angus Tura

28. @airfixpeter

29. @Foxbat

30. @IanC

31. @TimJ

32. @John Masters

33. @klr

34. @Ventora3300

35. @Robert Stuart

36. @Thom216

37. @Desk Flyer

38. @AdrianMF

39. @Wez

40. @ijs302

41. @Rob S

42. @Richard Tucker

43. @TonyW

44. @Mike Dean

45. @fightersweep

46. @Grandboof

47. @Ozzy

48. Joecool 

49.

50.

51.

 

 

Please note all reboxings of Matchbox kits are naturally included.

 

 

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Morning Pat @JOCKNEY.. I’d say we have a new member wishing to join our Matchbox GB. 

Welcome aboard @Joecool, you may need to get used to this forum in order to post correctly, however once you do you’ll have a great time. 

Cheers and regards.. Dave. 

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1 hour ago, Rabbit Leader said:

Morning Pat @JOCKNEY.. I’d say we have a new member wishing to join our Matchbox GB. 

Welcome aboard @Joecool, you may need to get used to this forum in order to post correctly, however once you do you’ll have a great time. 

Cheers and regards.. Dave. 

Thanks Dave

I dropped @Joecool a PM with a few tips on posting, it's all a bit weird until you get used to it !

Welcome @Joecool, what do you fancy building ?

Cheers Pat 

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On 25/03/2021 at 19:36, TonyW said:

I've got a Matchbox Victor that's been waiting for just this opportunity. Count me in.

 

I'll track a Phantom down before the kick off.

 

If the criteria could be opened up a bit to allow the AMT Matchbox kits, things could get very interesting.

I think I'm right in saying that Matchbox became AMT's owner in 1979. 

 

Tony.

Absolutely Tony

If it has the word Matchbox on the box or was a reboxing, it's in.

The more the merrier as far as I'm concerned  :thumbsup:

 

Cheers Pat

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7 hours ago, JOCKNEY said:

Absolutely Tony

If it has the word Matchbox on the box or was a reboxing, it's in.

The more the merrier as far as I'm concerned  :thumbsup:

 

Cheers Pat

Thanks Pat,

That opens up a whole load of possibilities from this end.

Off the top of my head there's a Matchbx/AMT 1.16 scale Ford Thunderbird and '57 Chevrolet Convertible that have been waiting a long time for an opportunity like this. There's more, but I'll have a go at keeping things almost achievable for a change.

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1 hour ago, TonyW said:

There's more, but I'll have a go at keeping things almost achievable for a change.

 

I start every Group Build saying that...... it rarely lasts !

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Hi Pat @JOCKNEY

I may well join in with this one as I'm sure I've got a couple of old Matchbox kits in the loft.  I think Lightnings F6 and T55 for sure and maybe more, keep meaning to have a sort out but always find something better to do ;) 

I've gone off building wingy things at the minute, but I love the nostalgia builds, so I'll be up for a quick OOB build to join in as the banter and reminisces from all those years ago is great fun, so add me to the list please :) 

 

Cheers

 

Ian :) 

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10 hours ago, erniewise said:

Hello All

Is there still room for one more?

I have my eye on a kit on eBay that will do very nicely...

Hi @erniewise

Absolutely the more the merrier, good luck on the auction target 

Cheers Pat 

1 hour ago, Redstaff said:

Hi Pat @JOCKNEY

I may well join in with this one as I'm sure I've got a couple of old Matchbox kits in the loft.  I think Lightnings F6 and T55 for sure and maybe more, keep meaning to have a sort out but always find something better to do ;) 

I've gone off building wingy things at the minute, but I love the nostalgia builds, so I'll be up for a quick OOB build to join in as the banter and reminisces from all those years ago is great fun, so add me to the list please :) 

 

Cheers

 

Ian :) 

Great stuff Ian

You are of course very welcome mate

Cheers Pat 

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On 3/9/2021 at 8:03 AM, JOCKNEY said:

@Rabbit Leader aka Dave

Has brought our attention to the fact that if his calculations and history are correct, 2022 is the 50th anniversary of the first Matchbox (Lesney Products) kit releases. Yet another one of those great British plastic kit manufacturers now lost to childhood memories. 
 

So anyone up for another Matchbox Classic GB ?

 

Cheers Pat

 

List of Fame :like:

 

1. @JOCKNEY  Host

2. @theplasticsurgeon

3. @vppelt68

4. @TEMPESTMK5

5. @Rabbit Leader  Co-host

6. @Heather Kay

7. @DaveyGair

8. @nimrod54

9. @Jinxman

10. @Jb65rams

11. @malpaso

12. @Mjwomack

13. @Corsairfoxfouruncle

14. @Ray S

15. @Black Knight

16. @Marklo

17. @rafalbert

18. @Bonhoff

19. @Pete F

20. @cmatthewbacon

21. @CliffB

22. @Arniec

23. @bigbadbadge

24. @stevej60

25. @junglierating

26. @Paul821

27. @Angus Tura

28. @airfixpeter

29. @Foxbat

30. @IanC

31. @TimJ

32. @John Masters

33. @klr

34. @Ventora3300

35. @Robert Stuart

36. @Thom216

37. @Desk Flyer

38. @AdrianMF

39. @Wez

40. @ijs302

41. @Rob S

42. @Richard Tucker

43. @TonyW

44. @Mike Dean

45. @fightersweep

46. @Grandboof

47. @Ozzy

48. @Joecool

49. @erniewise

50. @Redstaff

51.

52.

53.

54.

55.

 

 

Please note all reboxings of Matchbox kits are naturally included.

 

Can you add me please I've got a couple of Matchbox kits in the stash including the Wellington. 

Can you add me please I've got a couple of Matchbox kits in the stash including the Wellington

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30 minutes ago, Joecool said:

Can you add me please I've got a couple of Matchbox kits in the stash including the Wellington. 

Can you add me please I've got a couple of Matchbox kits in the stash including the Wellington

 

Hi @Joecool

Absolutely you are very welcome, 

Now is that 2 Wellingtons I can put you down for ? :wink:

Cheers Pat 

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Hi Pat, sign me up please. I have a Halifax and a Mosquito in the stash. 

 

the last Matchbox GB was a blast, I'm sure this one will be too.

 

Cheers Greg 👍

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51 minutes ago, GREG DESTEC said:

Hi Pat, sign me up please. I have a Halifax and a Mosquito in the stash. 

 

the last Matchbox GB was a blast, I'm sure this one will be too.

 

Cheers Greg 👍

 

Hi Greg

You are very welcome mate, yes I completely agree this is shaping up to be a bit special 

 

17 minutes ago, Pin said:

Stranraer maybe

 

Hi Alexey

Great to have you with us, the Stranraer will be very welcome, which is reminding me of a stalled one of my own 

Off to check if it's less than 25% complete

Cheers Pat

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