grumman wildcat by frog 1/72nd

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  1. woljags

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    in moving more bits around due to the house extention i found a couple of spitfire kits of which one i didn't remember buying all those years ago,opening it up inside was a rare frog wildcat kit,pics to follow shortly,

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    Can't wait to see them. This should be good.
     
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    i've made a start and plan to build this over the next week or so,

    thanks for looking
     
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    Looks like it should only take about hour from building to painting to putting the decals on.
     
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    Wow, that brings back some memories. Very cool!
     
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    Love them Wildcats! Which are you going to do, the martlet or Operation Torch scheme?
     
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    i thought i'd do a martlet for a change to go with my fleet air arm collection
     
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    Very cool. My Fleet Arm collection consists of 1 so far :lol:
     
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    Nice! Wish that they would bring back Matchbox and Frog....!
     
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    Jan, a lot of Frog kits have just been re-released by Ark Models - have a look at Model Hobbies and Hannants.
     
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    What ever happened to Matchbox?
     
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    there's not much to this kit and to be honest i forgot to take some of the photos to show it going together but she is now in camo plus i gloss varnished it late last night ready for its markings and extra detailing

    thanks for looking
     
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    Err VB ? I've managed to find matchbox kits on eBay, but for some reason made in China.

    You can still get the old Novo (Soviet-made Frog with the amazing disintegrating decals) there as well.

    Revell re-boxed some matchbox kits, but in a single colour, and the available Chinese ones are in the later, subdued, colours.
     
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    I've found old ones on eBay, just didn't think they were being made anymore.
     
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    Not sure if you know about this one: For ANY old kit decals I either brush on a coat of MicroScale clear decal film (if they are small) or for larger decals I spray with clear acrylic rattle can you can get from any art supply store. If using the spray you have to trim the decals closely, as anything sprayed now becomes a clear decal.
     
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    I've recenly picked up some matchbox kits off EvilBay. They aren't like the newer kits made today (Obviously) but I still like them. Love the box art on them also
     
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    progress so far
     
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    A little bit too shiny. But looking good.
     
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