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PostPosted: July 13th, 2016, 6:18 pm 
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dwomby wrote:
Well put, Phil.

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wot 'e says!

I do remember that my early Matchbox builds always seemed to look better than equivalent Airfix ones, even though (generally) the Airfix kits were perceived to be more accurate; brush painting with Airfix enamels was (at eight years old) never going to be the best of finishes, and the engraved lines just helped to make it a little better!

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I was well into modelling when Matchbox came on the scene. I and my friends thought the bright colours of the plastic made them toy-like and weren't impressed by that. The choice of subject matter impressed us more as did the clean fit of parts.
As for the panel lines, didn't notice nor cared a sot, it just meant there was still a groove when we'd sanded a seam.
I still like Matchbox for both its subject choices and the quality of the kits.

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I grew up on MB kits - it's all the Hardware shop in my little village in the Cotswolds sold. The only time I got an Airfix was when we made a trip into Witney or Banbury. I always thought their subject matter was excellent and they generally looked like they were supposed to.

I've been playing with their F-16A/B kit recently - considering it was released before the aircraft went into full production I'd say it was a pretty good effort - the intake in particular. All it really needs is some AM Wheels and Loadout.

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Same here. The Post Office/drapers/haberdashers shop in the village sold a selection of Matchbox kits on a high shelf above an opening that separated the two halves of the establishment. Pocket money was always saved for some of the more attractive items. Airfix was an esoteric novelty seen as Christmas/birthday gifts or on occasional trips into Cardiff or Bridgend with a favourite aunt.

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I remember when I was a nipper nearly every newsagents had a small selection of models somewhere inside.


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I recall it was Woolworths for Airfix and newsagents and/or sub-post offices for Matchbox in this neck of the woods when I was young. Which is a long time ago now :ha: I've always felt that Matchbox were a little braver in their subject choice than Airfix and certainly I prefer Matchbox military vehicles and still enjoy building them today.

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