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Vintage Kit: Matchbox 1/72 Spitfire Mk IX 1972


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The Matchbox kit was first issued in 1972 and later editions had an extra part to make a bubble top version.  One can clearly see the trademark engraved lines on the fuselage.  On this one I used a spare resin cockpit (make unknown) and also a Squadron vacform canopy.  Paint is by Tamiya. It certainly looks like a Spitfire when done. 

 

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Wow, except for the deep panel lines, you'd never know this was such an old kit! You did magnificent!

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I'm with Duke....not sure I'd have noticed those typical Matchbox trenches if you hadn't mentioned them. Your excellent finish is what catches the eye!

Gil :cool:

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On 6/8/2021 at 3:10 PM, Mark Deliduka said:

Wow, except for the deep panel lines, you'd never know this was such an old kit! You did magnificent!

Mark and Gil, yea  both of you are correct.  I left the panel lines simply because that is Matchbox's trademark on most of their 1/72 kits.  It was my way of simply giving a tip of the hat. 

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Beautiful work.  Is that a Czech squadron plane?

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That is one very sharp and clean looking build! 

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