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PostSubject: Matchbox Narvik destroyer   Sat 08 Feb 2014, 12:18 am

I used this old kit to test a range of Lifecolor acrylic paints. Lifecolor produces two boxed sets of paints for the Kriegsmarine of World War 2. I primed the Matchbox kit with Tamiya primer and then painted the ship using a paint brush. They worked beautifully, none of the problems that can be had when using a brush with Tamiya acrylics. This is a dated kit with all the problems that come with that, so basically just a test for the new paints.











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PostSubject: Re: Matchbox Narvik destroyer   Sat 08 Feb 2014, 12:51 am

 
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PostSubject: Re: Matchbox Narvik destroyer   Sat 08 Feb 2014, 1:10 am

You and Buck sure make nice display pieces out of real basic kits. More power to you !

  
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PostSubject: Re: Matchbox Narvik destroyer   Sat 08 Feb 2014, 10:54 am

I would like to build the Airfix HMS Ajax, which my father served on during the war.
I've found a couple on Ebay in the past - but I always get outbid.
.....one day I'll find one (at a reasonable price) - hopefully.
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PostSubject: Re: Matchbox Narvik destroyer   Sat 08 Feb 2014, 1:53 pm

Paint test or not, it looks great Chris.

My dad was on HMS Romney during WWII. Just found this on Wiki:

Name : HMS Romney
Laid Down : 27th February 1940
Launched : 3rd August 1940
Completed : 12th December 1940
Type : Minesweeper
Class : Bangor
Builder : Lobnitz and Co. Ltd
Country : UK
Pennants : J77
Fate : Scrapped February 1950

It was a Bangor class minesweeper.

I also found this:

http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-22MS-Bangor-Romney.htm

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PostSubject: Re: Matchbox Narvik destroyer   Sat 08 Feb 2014, 2:06 pm

Looks great to me Chris. So the paint test is a success. I've got Lifecolor for the Mossouri.

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PostSubject: Re: Matchbox Narvik destroyer   Sat 08 Feb 2014, 8:26 pm

Pretty basic kit, but interesting as an experiment. When I built some WWII stuff I remember looking for "dunkelgrau" I thought that was the color of coffee after dunking a donut.
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PostSubject: Re: Matchbox Narvik destroyer   Sun 09 Feb 2014, 2:35 am

harron68 wrote:
Pretty basic kit, but interesting as an experiment.  When I built some WWII stuff I remember looking for "dunkelgrau"  I thought that was the color of coffee after dunking a donut.

I wish we lived a bit closer, would like to have coffee and doughnuts and talk about this.
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PostSubject: Re: Matchbox Narvik destroyer   Sun 09 Feb 2014, 2:38 am

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I would like to build the Airfix HMS Ajax, which my father served on during the war.
I've found a couple on Ebay in the past - but I always get outbid.
.....one day I'll find one (at a reasonable price) - hopefully.

Wow! Was your dad involved in the Graf Spee battle. I built an Airfix Ajax for a old guy who had served on the HMS Leander.
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PostSubject: Re: Matchbox Narvik destroyer   Sun 09 Feb 2014, 2:39 am

Thanks guys, Lifecolor paints, I can recommend them, a great product.
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PostSubject: Re: Matchbox Narvik destroyer   Sun 09 Feb 2014, 11:50 am

Chris -my father was on the Ajax, - but it was after the ship was repaired from the Battle of the River Plate action.
He served on her until 1942 when he joined the Royal Naval Commandos.


Weird isn't it Al - your father in the RN too - lots in common
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