1/32 Matchbox DH82CTiger Moth

Gallery Article by Barney Dunlevy

 

I have just completed another 1/32 scale Matchbox DH82C Tiger Moth.  This one was built for a friend in California who has the real 1/1 scale Moth.

The interior was scratch built with instrument panels replicated using plastic card and Reheat instrument face decals.  The exterior received lots of scratch built itmes including the "Windy" air speed indicator on the left interplane strut.  The kit cowling was modified to the Canadian version using Milliput, then scribed to reflect the proper panel lines.

 

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The rigging points were pre-drilled using a No.76 drill bit in a pin vice.  This was done prior to any construction taking place.  The rigging itself is stainless steel wire which was very easy to work with, and makes for a sag-free and very strong model.

The serial numbers were made using the RCAF font found on a web site and printed on Bare Metal Decal Paper with a HP Laserjet 4P printer.  This was my first solo attempt at decal making...not bad for an old duffer!

Enjoy the photos.

Barney Dunlevy

www.barneysairforce.com

      

Photos and text by Barney Dunlevy