Matchbox Playset - Blast from the Past

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Paul Reed, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Brilliant.
    It's like those Airfix 'Jungle house' type sets that were mentioned a while back. You forget about them completely and then 30 years and one picture later Nostalgia & familiarity hits you like a sledgehammer.

    Bet I'd be seriously disappointed if I shelled out 'collector money' for one now though... :mellow:.
     
  3. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    The Airfix "Ruined Cottage" still appears from time to time on a wargame tabletop here. It's amazing what eras it can be crammed into....!
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Nope, don't remember that one at all.

    Had lots of the Airfix ones, the bridge, ruined house, jungle hut etc etc
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Nope, don't remember that one at all.

    Had lots of the Airfix ones, the bridge, ruined house, jungle hut etc etc

    I'm with Owen :)

    I'm obviously too young :p
     
  6. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Oh I remember it alright!!. Great set too. Always hated the Matchbox German Infantry but I did like their Eighth Army and Afrika Korps packs. The 8th Army set had a bagpipe player!!! The Matchbox kits always had a little diorama as well, ok well more like a display base but they were quite good, especially the Bigger sets.
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    These were the ones I had :)
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  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Drew , that's the Airfix ones.
    I had them in 1/32nd scale & had two painted ones from a model shop in Barmouth, North Wales.
     
  9. Ferahgo

    Ferahgo Senior Member

    The Matchbox models fell through because they were in 1:76 scale (OO train scale). recently the Revell company bought all of the old moulds and have been reproducing them. I think they are wonderful little kits, and the diorama each one comes with is a very nice touch.
     

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