It only seems right to start the New Year off with an old kit! Of course, I have a whole stable of those to choose from, but I thought that it would be fun to look at something that I’ve never done before; a biplane!
While everybody knows the Swordfish, there is another Fleet Air Arm biplane of WWII that, it seems, is largely forgotten. No, I’m not talking about the Albacore, although it’s awesomely obscure and somewhat pedestrian as well. I’m talking about the Fairey Seafox! This was an observation and spotting plane used until the middle of the war to help locate enemies for the fleet’s gunners.
It’s no surprise that few people know it; it’s not fast, glamourous or sexy, except in that weird, obscure “What is that??” kinda way. Of course, that makes it totally awesome to me, and I was very happy to finally get my hands on a Matchbox kit of the type. It seems to be one of the harder ones to find! So, if you want to check out some classic Matchbox goodness on a genuinely obscure type, go no further than the link below!
jbwelda: is that what that is, a jo-han kit? sure looks great! have never had one of those classics jo-han kits but have always heard great things about them. My late friend Harry used to rave about them.
Nov 14, 2019 17:05:24 GMT -5
misterdhilton: Yes, the Mercedes quite nice indeed!
Nov 16, 2019 19:29:42 GMT -5
flatout: Love the Banner, well done TR3.
Nov 17, 2019 17:56:17 GMT -5
jbwelda: that's an oldie from my archive, thanks for noticing it!
Nov 18, 2019 12:45:10 GMT -5
jbwelda: thanks for featuring my most Uncertain T! Not bad for starting with a couple piles of (expensive) junk!
Dec 14, 2019 13:23:12 GMT -5