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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 14 Feb 2019 15:08 #1

To the best of my recollection, it was this Minicraft kit of the Santa Maria, circa the 1960s

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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 14 Feb 2019 15:19 #2

Yep....

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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 14 Feb 2019 15:37 #3

After some tinkertoy and stick and tissue mayhem, this one when it was first issued:

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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 14 Feb 2019 15:53 #4

This one, i was around 6-7

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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 14 Feb 2019 19:26 #5

I really think it was a Porsche 911 in the late 60s, very late.
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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 14 Feb 2019 21:26 #6

The mine :

An B-47 Stratojet from Revell in an unusual scale, circa 1963... :oldguy

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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 15 Feb 2019 02:51 #7

I am pretty sure it was this one. The shop up the road on the corner fixed sowing machines and also sold bagged airfix 1/72 planes. :unsure: :laugh:
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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 15 Feb 2019 09:27 #8

No pics available for mine. It was a micro kit of a B-47 refueling from a C-135 tanker. Solid with no clear parts and little details. I think it was Monogram as many years later I saw a kit at a swap meet that had a bunch of planes (with the 2 I built) in it. I was 7 and had been wanting to build some kits for a while as my dad was building some.
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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 15 Feb 2019 13:54 #9

Yep and it took about 5 years of weekly searching to land one this past fall:


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I was 5 (possibly 4, we moved from the house in 1970) and still remember finding and opening it. It was part of an Easter scavenger hunt, hidden in the clothes dryer.
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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 15 Feb 2019 15:29 #10

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Not something you would run across unless you were digging around . One of the early Skunkworks projects .

Didn't make it into production `due to the shortcomings of early jet engines at the that time.

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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 15 Feb 2019 15:52 #11

Way too long ago, I cant even remember. Might have been a car or a plane. I do remember getting one of the old Timex watch display cabinets and filling it with cars before I realized Tanks and a/c were more interesting.
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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 15 Feb 2019 16:33 #12

Christmas 1964, I got, among other things, a Grumman Duck of unknown manufacture and scale and the old AMT 1940 Ford sedan. That started it all. Dad helped me with the Duck, it was built with the precise color of white it was molded in and the decals really popped! The Ford was molded in basic black and had a bitchin' decal sheet, I figured out that one of my friends was scared of the devil decal, soooooooo... :evil:

Thanks for the fun look back. :rockon
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