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My Matchbox Nemesis build - Fairey Seafox


toboldlygo

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Everyone has that one kit that thwarts them - Matchbox's Fairey Seafox was mine.

 

Previous attempts 30 odd years ago ended in failure, but not this time..

 

The Kit, not much to it, but aftermarket decals were required..

 

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The build, straightforward - but I replaced a couple of parts with copper wire, to add strength.

 

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Airbrushed some silver, where it would be difficult to do once construction was complete.

 

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Getting into uncharted territory here..

 

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Boldly going where I've never gone before..

 

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Time for paint and decals and weathering..

 

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Final bits added

 

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Time for her debut..

 

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And the cameo..

 

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That's all for now

 

TBG

 

James

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  • RMweb Gold

That square looks like a school made example just like mine still in my tool box fifty years later, although the toffee hammer, screwdriver, scriber, dot punch and chisel have long since departed through the mists of time.

 

Kevin

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Intriguing  prototype.  The paint has a very nice sheen to it, is there a particular varnish or clear finish you use?

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  • RMweb Gold
On 07/04/2020 at 07:36, Strathwood said:

That square looks like a school made example just like mine still in my tool box fifty years later, although the toffee hammer, screwdriver, scriber, dot punch and chisel have long since departed through the mists of time.

 

Kevin

 

That square is actually factory made and was given to me when I started work as an apprentice over 30 years ago, so has a nice patina to it from all the work.

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11 hours ago, railroadbill said:

Intriguing  prototype.  The paint has a very nice sheen to it, is there a particular varnish or clear finish you use?

 

I use either Tamiya Semi-Gloss Clear (X-35 thinned 50-50 with X-20A Thinners) or XF-86 Flat Clear (again thinned the same way). Though the flat clear is quite satin, to get it truly flat you can use Rapid Thinners.

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