With a nickname like that, you know the plane has got to be something special, right? Well, what could be more special that a plane of which there is still, in 2021, no other mainline injected kit than the 1978-vintage Matchbox original?
The Supermarine Stranraer was something like a big-brother to the (marginally more famous?) Walrus. It was a biplane anti-submarine and coastal patrol flying boat that looked every heavily-rigged-biplane inch it’s 1935 vintage by the time WWII started. Still, while outdated, they served until mid-war in Europe, and past the end of the war on patrol with the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Recently, I was able to get my hands on a bunch of Matchbox kits, and in the poll that accompanied that article the winner of “what to do next” was, to my amazement, the 1/72 Matchbox Supermarine Stranraer. You can check out this golden-oldie at the link above, or on the Out of Box page.