I wish that the remaining manufacturers would do some of the subject aircraft
that Matchbox did.
Think Siskin, HS.125, BK-117, P-12, Privateer, Mystere IV, Twin Otter, Do 18,
Do 28, F3D, Seafox, Heyford, Victor, Hawker Fury, Tempest II, He 70, Norseman,
T-2 Buckeye, Provost and Wellseley.
Matchbox did all of these and no one has done them as a 1/72 scale injection
molded kit since then.
The Eastern European kit manufacturers such as MPM are the best bet.
Mmmm, love that Lysander! Did one years ago with the grand plan for a
full-on Resistance midnight pick-up with German troops about to overrun the
field.. etc etc. Never got round to it all. Still have the box and
instructions but the model crashed last year :-(
I've got two Matchbox 1/72 Mk1 Gladiators that
I am saving for something what I dunno, but right
now I just like to pick them up and shake the boxes
(very gently mind you) :-) I agree thought that they
*were* a notch or two above Airfix.
I never got one of Matchbox's Ju 188s. I picked up a Revell/Italeri kit
for that type. I read somewhere it was the better of the two AND it was
on the shelf of the local store whilst the Mbox was not. I probably
should have gotten one anyway. The Italeri had mark options and I
probably could have used the extra pieces to change or improve the
Bill Banaszak, MFE
Bill, when I first read your post, I thought you said that you already had
the *31* Super Mysteres you wanted. "What the .." I thought "Talk about
obsession!". Then I re-read it, and it made more sense. Just thought I'd
let you know :-)
I loved that spitfire,and still have it minus some small pieces that went awol
over the years.But that damn tiger moth! It was my first attempt at building
with liquid glue,all those years ago.Couldn't get that top wing on for
anything.Finally tested it's flight and crashing characteristics as a
monoplane,if you know what I mean...
So I went and got the airfix 1/72 kit instead,and still have it.And working on
another now :)
Maybe this should be a new thread, but:
Does Heller rerelease their old kits like some of the other
manufacturers, or is the only choice to pay a King's ransom on Ebay?
They haven't rereleased their Gladiator for what seems like ages
(early to mid 80s as an Encore kit?)