TopGun
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12:51 AM - Jan 27, 2009 #16

Very nice
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daniel7891
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7:52 AM - Jan 27, 2009 #17

very nice Roger
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Roger 410
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11:24 PM - Feb 07, 2009 #18

Some more.
MK909 of 56 Squadron,  based at Newchurch in June 1944.



MK245 of 485 Squadron (RNZAF),  based at Coolham in June 1944.



ML137 of GC.2/4 La Fayette,  French Air Force,   based at Gia Lam in Viet Nam in December 1947.


The last one with Model Art decals.
Roger.
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11:33 PM - Feb 07, 2009 #19

Yay, Matchbox Spits! Back in the 70s, that kit had the edge over the Airfix one for me because it not only offered different decals, but also a choice of rudders. Matchbox rock!
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That you're part of this scheme?"
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11:14 AM - Feb 08, 2009 #20

Awesome
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2:00 PM - Feb 08, 2009 #21

Great ones Roger
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10:29 AM - Apr 11, 2009 #22

Standard Matchbox Spitfire IX with aftermarket decals.
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4:32 PM - Apr 11, 2009 #23

Nice
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5:55 PM - Mar 07, 2010 #24

I added an Airfix pilot , Aeroclub wheels ,clipped the wings and used Freightdog decals . I think this was the first Matchbox kit I bought when they came out in the early 70's . Not this exact one of course . I'm sure the unpainted green and brown plastic sufficed at that time .

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9:06 AM - Jul 30, 2011 #25

This, more or less, is supposed to be a Spitfire XVIe of 604 Squadron in about 1946, at least according to the profile view on the Wings Palette web site. I just fancied a ‘silver’ Spitfire in my collection. The model was produced by restoring and making a few changes to a 20 year old Matchbox kit of the XVI/IX. New wing tips were added. I needed a new tail wheel and all undercarriage legs with doors. The canopy was plunge moulded using the original that had been badly covered in glue. The codes and serials were printed on my printer at home. Roundels came from the spares box mixed in with red printed areas. As with all other of my restorations, it isn’t a winner – it’s just a slightly better loser.

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4:39 PM - Aug 15, 2018 #26

Tim's Matchbox Spitfire XVI,
depicted as BBMF 2016.


Tim Mansfield
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