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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 15 Feb 2019 17:34 #13

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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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Love those lines, looks like the classic '50s jet fighter. I bet a J79 would push it around nicely.
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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 15 Feb 2019 17:36 #14

it was 1978, i was recovering from Acute pharyngitis (throat inflammation)


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''Not the original box''

My Older brother got me this model.... he is still the only brother (i have 4 ) that has a interest in my model building and WW2
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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 15 Feb 2019 19:49 #15

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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.

Cheers, Christian B)

Love those lines, looks like the classic '50s jet fighter. I bet a J79 would push it around nicely.


They only built two. One went for stress testing but the other was flown for years during the 50's .
The twin afterburning J-34's were just not enough whe the airframe was more than capable.

The only one that flew was last used in a nuclear test.

I'm with you, good looking lines . Too much glue on my copy . :rotf

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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 15 Feb 2019 20:03 #16

My Grandmother bought this for my birthday when we visiting on summer vacation. I was about 8 years old . Built it without painting it using the Red Rippers markings. Fought many air campaigns in the back seat of the car during the 14 hour drive back home.


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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 16 Feb 2019 10:03 #17

I know there were a smathering of cars but nothing stands out in my memory...but this Testors kit was my first aircraft and I'd just stare at it for hours in the box before I actually built it....

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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 16 Feb 2019 12:55 #18

Well, I thought I had built this one...



Let me explain, I visited my cousins every month and one time I saw they had some 'toys' (I was about 5 years old) and was told they are not toys but puzzles that break. I didn't understand so they took this model out and cut the pieces for me and allowed me to 'glue' the model and 'paint' it white. I didn't get time to put the 'stickers' on. Next month, I saw it completed and I was proud! Then there was the Airfix red MiG-21... I don't recall the others.

Much later, I found out that my cousins had given me white glue to use and white shoe polish. Once I left, they soaked it and built it themselves! :D

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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 16 Feb 2019 15:00 #19

1/350 scale USS Lexington that my dad brought home and then helped me build on the kitchen table. I can't remember who made it but if i had to guess likely Revell or Monogram. Good times.
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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 16 Feb 2019 18:26 #20

My first ever model I built was when I was six and my mother helped me build it on our kitchen table one day. It was the old Aurora 1/48 scale F-86D Sabre Dog. I still remember the picture of the jet screaming across a red sky. That model survived maybe a day or two; as I played with it I eventually broke it beyond repair. My mother also realized at that time as we were building it that 1/48 scale was too much for a small boy like me so the next model she got me was in 1/72 scale.

The first model I ever kept was that second 1/72 scale model she got me. It was the old MPC Profile Series kit of the Focke Wulf FW-190 D-9. It was also the first kit I build and painted all by myself. I even painted the pilot before closing him inside the canopy. I kept that model, repairing it as best I could; using carved matchsticks painted black for the wing guns for instance. That plane was a veteran of many air battles with follow on models and chalked up quite a kill score in the hundreds. He might have even surpassed Germany's highest scoring ace in WWI! LOL! :bgrin :woohoo:


Amazingly enough, I do still have that model on my shelf. Here it is today built as it was by my six-year-old self:



I can't bring myself to get rid of it. It's too much a part of me now.

Well, that's the story of my first model.


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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 17 Feb 2019 12:24 #21

Great stuff guys - I see lots of aeroplanes there! I too was aircraft heavy in the beginning, then migrated to monogram funny car kits, and then I built the Tamiya SAS jeep, about 1971. That was it for me. Primarily armor from there on out. I especially loved the Renwal kits.

Moon I didn't have anything in mind really. Do you?
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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 17 Feb 2019 12:45 #22

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Moon I didn't have anything in mind really. Do you?

Not lately... :rotf

Didn't know if you were setting us up for a epic build now you got the bench dusted off again. :dude
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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 17 Feb 2019 12:52 #23

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Moon I didn't have anything in mind really. Do you?

Not lately... :rotf

Didn't know if you were setting us up for a epic build now you got the bench dusted off again. :dude

And here I thought all my builds were epic... :mpup
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Do you remember the first model kit you ever built 17 Feb 2019 14:02 #24

JSteinman wrote:
Great stuff guys - I see lots of aeroplanes there! I too was aircraft heavy in the beginning, then migrated to monogram funny car kits, and then I built the Tamiya SAS jeep, about 1971. That was it for me. Primarily armor from there on out. I especially loved the Renwal kits.

That's funny, maybe it's the natural progression. After the Aurora Monsters, all my allowance/lawn mowing dollars went to whatever Monogram kit was on the Woolworth's shelf. Usually a WWII Pacific based AC, then some ETO stuff. It wasn't until I was an adult getting back into it that I started armor.


Duke, it's amazing that you still have that. Looks like you built it yesterday.
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