OLD KIT, NEW TRICKS

BASIC BUILD LRDG DIORAMA

Dave Oliver applies modern painting and weathering techniques to Matchbox’s classic 1970s Long-Range Desert Group diorama

The rather battered box, with its evocative artwork and price sticker for the pocket-money-friendly £1.26. Moulded in three shades of plastic, it proudly proclaimed: ‘No paint required!’

The somewhat clichéd phrase “nostalgia isn’t what it used to be” can also be applied to certain older kits.

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