I have the Stuka, 109 and SBD. Are they at least close? Most people bang
on MB kits, but I was actually fairly impressed with the detail,
particularly on the SBD. But then I'm just a rank amateur, so I could be
they're fun to mod and the scales are usually good. the big kits are very bare
but you an detail them until your arms fall off.
i've only built the stuka, but i have the rest. the stuka can be hacked to
show candid control surfaces etc. if i had one to do now, i would get a resin
cockpit and better decals. and a vac canopy that could be fully opened up.
remember are the Venom,
Ok, I stand corrected. The Stuka that was running through my brain is
the Revell version with the snake down the side. I knew they were all
in the same 1/32 storage box in my basement, and I could picture the
stacking order inside the box with the MB stuff on top. By virtue of
that, the Stuka became part of the MB group.
From what I remember of the time, the main criticism of Matchbox kits was
that the engraved panel lines were deep trenches. The 1/32 kits were well
received at the time. They were well detailed - again for the time. That
same level of detail wouldn't be so impressive today, but today we have
aftermarket resin and PE that can be used. If you are prepared to do a lot
of detailing and re-engraving, then the Matchbox kits can still be used to
produce a stunning model.
I have been doing the old Mbox boxed Venom for years...doing bits on it, i
did lots of detail to the cockpit, but i guess its not accurate as i
didnt/dont have fotos (i asked on here about 5 years ag). i impoved the
seats...I WILL complete it one day, but not with the orig decals that were
If anyone has the Revell kit, and can spare a option that would be great
Well i know the rep for my area, will give him a call at home tomorrow and
I did a huge amount of filling and making the kit look good, shame to waste
Im surprised no one has done a decal sheet for this, esp as its back out...
That's a very good point, especially as the kit could also be built as an
RAF Venom NF3.
I wonder if a short run decal sheet would be profitable. There were five
RAF squadrons which used the type and probably three FAA squadrons. In
addition there would no doubt have been at least one operational conversion
unit for each service. The type was also exported. Plenty of scope for
Yes, i asked about it, as i know personally some decal makers and artists, i
can push them again..
Has anyone actually built this kit?
Im quite happy actually, i managed to pick up this week, a 72nd Airfix Bucc
still sealed...at the old price. Mind you, i cant see me building it, i had
every bit of etch, resin available years ago, but never had the kit, so i
sold them on ebay (mind you, got a fantastic price)
I didnt get the chance to goto Telford, so didnt pick up a hold n fold style
tool..so cant start my 48th Su-22