When these Matchbox kits first came out they changed the game for me. Airfix AFV models seemed a poor second best somehow. The bases provided in the Matchbox kits seemed to add so much to the deal.
Here's a few I built recently. All built box stock with the plastic provided by Matchbox. The bases all got a bit of scenic material, building sand, lichen, dust and dirt etc.
The French tank scene had a strip of plastic added to the base to give a bit more depth, the tanks looked a bit cramped without it.
The PzIII was being difficult at the painting stage. Somehow it just looked to pale and flat to me. I gave the tank and the base a very diluted coat of Tamiys clear yellow and the whole thing came to life somehow. Enough to give a purist fits, but more than good enough for me.
All the pictures were taken in natural morning sunlight, set up on a table in my garden..
They are terrific Tony - I recall how welcome these little bases were - and they added to the overall effect of the model. I still have couple tucked away in the spider-infested darkness in the depths of my stash.
Well done with all of those models , they look great.