Tag Archives: Matchbox model

First, and Still the Fattest!

Some planes are known for their sleek lines futuristic design. Others are known for their performance or load carrying capabilities. Some are known for a combination of these. However, there’s a plane that had pretty much none of that going for it. As the Navy’s first monoplane fighter, the Brewster F2A Buffalo was just that […]

AAAHHH… My Seats!

The threat of a horde of Soviet bombers racing over the North Pole to rain destruction on US (and Canadian… c’mon, we count, right?) cities was a major concern for the USAF (and RCAF) back in the ’50s and ’60s. The need to find and destroy these bombers was the major “raisons d’etre” of the […]

The winner is a real BRAT!

Thanks to everyone who took part in the poll regarding what they wanted to see out of my London Model Show haul over the past week and a bit. I was completely overwhelmed by all the amazing, everyday losers and weird stuff I had managed to acquire, and I needed cooler heads to help me […]

Sunset Superman?

Nope, it’s not Superman, it was just a plane! Well, okay, that’s not fair, it’s a WHOLE BUNCH of planes, actually! Since it’s a dreary day here today, I thought I’d spice up the weekend with some awesome Matchbox Airplane kits! I have added pictures of my collection of Matchbox “Sunset Stripe” airplane boxes to […]

Old School Tiny Tank Hunter!

Even though  I’m not a huge armour guy, I know what I like. One thing I like, are German WWII tanks. Another thing I like are Matchbox armour kits! Combine the two, and now you’re talking my language! One of Germany’s most potent tank killers of WWII was the Jagdpanzer IV. The upgunned version, with […]

4 x 50 (cal) = Hamburger!

Effective mobile defence against low-flying enemy fighter bombers was a key development in WWII. It required a vehicle that could keep up with the armoured columns it was to defend, as well as one tough enough to mount viable weaponry. In the M16, aka the “meat chopper” the US and Allied forces had such a […]

Small Scale Stopgap

When the Nazi Germany unleashed the Blitzkrieg on the world in 1939, one of the most important instruments in its victorious conclusion was the Panzer II. This small, light tank spearheaded the assaults across Europe, both to the west and then the east. Check out the Matchbox 1/76 Panzer II Ausf. F on the Out […]