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Matchbox 1/72 CH-47 Chinook (Part 1)
Received Matchbox 1:72 Chinook HC Mk.1 from Firehouse Hobbies. The box is slightly dinged from aging, squashed from years of being tossed around. It's a very exciting once to receive.
Box art is excellent, provides what could very well be an excellent color and paint guide.
Four sprues in the box
Grey: primary body
Black: main rotors
Clear: clear parts
Decals for three aircraft:
75 Sqn. RAF
18 Sqn. RAF
US Army CH47D
31DEC14, 1545 (New Year's Eve)
I'm excited, I've been waiting to really get into this kit until I'd finished a Hetzer 38(t) from UM,
but the tracks are causing me mighty grief, so that'll have to be played with slowly as I pull this
Having worked previously on portions of Monty's Caravan from Matchbox, as well as their
Sherman Firefly, and later Revell re-boxed T-34, I'm quite excited to have received this kit.
Admittedly, I still have a box of things to work on from Matchbox (finishing the Leyland Retriever, and a few other kits), this one certainly takes priority. On opening the box, there are three colored sprue, as well as a clear colored sprue for the nose glass as well as side glass. I find perhaps my favorite part of the Matchbox kits is the simple differentiation in color of the sprues, mind you that won't matter once I lay the paint on.
From what I can tell, the detailing is rather plain, and a bit soft, but I don't mind that at all. This
is just to have some fun with after all, and if I for what ever reason feel up to it, I'm certain I can
do a little more to make the little boxcar pop.
Now, to get to work.
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