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 Post subject: Matchbox Buccaneer
PostPosted: 03 Jun 2016, 22:18 
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Hi all,
I'll get right to the pics since just about everyone is familiar with the old Matchbox kit - I started this a few weeks ago since we are renovating our house and I have very limited access to my collection. The 1980's boxing of the Buccaneer was one of the kits I could easily get to and when I found out that the SAAF did in fact use the larger belly on their Buccaneers, well that decided it!

BTW am I correct in that the enlarged belly was for fuel in lieu of the internal bomb bay?

Ok here it is so far, it's been a fun build



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 Post subject: Re: Matchbox Buccaneer
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2016, 06:27 
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Correct it was fitted as the Series 600 Mod program on the SAAF Bucs


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 Post subject: Re: Matchbox Buccaneer
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2016, 09:00 
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Welcome back.

pucara wrote:
BTW am I correct in that the enlarged belly was for fuel in lieu of the internal bomb bay?


AFAIK, the enlarged belly was in fact enlarged bomb bay doors containing additional fuel. The actual bomb bay capacity was not affected.

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 Post subject: Re: Matchbox Buccaneer
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2016, 10:17 
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Ah the memories- I butchered more than one of these Matchbox Buccaneers in the eighties...

Would love to see finished model

(if anyone out there can help me with a Buccaneer 1/72 refueling probe please pm me- I bought a Corgi Die Cast model couple years ago at table at Zwartkop airshow- only opened box after long period to find refueling probe missing :? totally my bad as the vendor wanted to check if model complete and I said don't bother :oops: )


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 Post subject: Re: Matchbox Buccaneer
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2016, 17:56 
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Good kit the Matchbox kit!

I will have a look in the spares box for a re-fuelling probe.

Built 6 Bucs a year ago!

No,I do not know how to post a photo!

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 Post subject: Re: Matchbox Buccaneer
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2016, 18:34 
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No,I do not know how to post a photo!


Bloody 'ell, don't you think it's time you learnt? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Matchbox Buccaneer
PostPosted: 17 Jun 2016, 18:20 
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First primer coat on, I'm not too concerned about trenches on this one, just having fun putting it together.

Wing pylons for Matra pods (from Airfix Hunter kit) added from sheet styrene.

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 Post subject: Re: Matchbox Buccaneer
PostPosted: 17 Jun 2016, 18:27 
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Wing tanks being made with modified Airfix tanks from spares box


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 Post subject: Re: Matchbox Buccaneer
PostPosted: 17 Jun 2016, 19:29 
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Dean wrote:
Bloody 'ell, don't you think it's time you learnt? :wink:


I'll give it a try again!

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Wing tanks being made with modified Airfix tanks from spares box


I should have a spare set of tanks (maybe a inflight refuelling probe also) from the Airfix kit,I will have a look in the spares box.

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 Post subject: Re: Matchbox Buccaneer
PostPosted: 11 Jun 2017, 04:03 
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External tanks finished after a lot of filler and sanding. I'm surprised how decent this 40 year old kit looks with some work!


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 Post subject: Re: Matchbox Buccaneer
PostPosted: 11 Jun 2017, 06:45 
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Pucara,

Those tanks are a wee bit too long,the tips are basically in line with intakes.

I have a spare set of tanks,pylons,etc., for you as mentioned before.

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 Post subject: Re: Matchbox Buccaneer
PostPosted: 12 Jun 2017, 02:51 
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Thanks Geoff but after all the work I'm hesitant to not push on! I take your point they may be a bit off maybe I'll cut them down - more pics soon....


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 Post subject: Re: Matchbox Buccaneer
PostPosted: 12 Jun 2017, 03:12 
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BTW I just had a look at pics of the Airfix 1/48 Bucaneer and the SAAF tanks are very long on that one aren't they?


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 Post subject: Re: Matchbox Buccaneer
PostPosted: 12 Jun 2017, 19:42 
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pucara wrote:
BTW I just had a look at pics of the Airfix 1/48 Bucaneer and the SAAF tanks are very long on that one aren't they?


Yes they are too long!

The Airfix Buccaneer in 1/72 has the correct length of tank (SAAF)

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 Post subject: Re: Matchbox Buccaneer
PostPosted: 09 Jun 2018, 18:15 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/154668506 ... res/Y60983

Hi all, I've been away for a while after closing my Photobucket account but I wanted to get back into it with a new pic of the Buccaneer.

Dave


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