What was your first scale model to assemble ?

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What was your first scale model to assemble ?

Post by von thoma » 21 Mar 2023 01:39

If I remember well, was a family gift when I was 7 or 8, a North American F-100 Super Sabre of ' Thunderbirds ', by The Lindberg line.
A model with low quality and bad decals, that together with my lack of expertise then, turned out to be a total disaster.

That photo of the box brings back good memories.
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I also remember that the 'circus aspect' of the plane did not convince me at all.
Now it is a rare vintage model to get.
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Re: What was your first scale model to assemble ?

Post by jbroshot » 21 Mar 2023 04:40

One of my first, the Aurora Spitfire

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/aurora- ... re--936972

When I was also seven or eight

Supposedly my namesake, my mother's brother, who was in the RCAF and killed late in WWII, flew Spitfires.
Years later I received his logbook after my grandmother passed away. Alas, he never flew Spitfires.

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Re: What was your first scale model to assemble ?

Post by kstdk » 21 Mar 2023 11:21

Hello

My first, the Airfix Boston 1:72 scale.

Got it from my older brother, when I was on holiday at his house. was 10 or 11 years old at the time.

Build it right out of the box, no paint, played with it a lot, but it was "destroyed" at the end - shot at it with my air rifle :-)

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Re: What was your first scale model to assemble ?

Post by gebhk » 22 Mar 2023 20:13

Airfix Panther and the 'Armoured Car 234' (in reality a fantasy SdKfz 233/4). I was 6, I think (ie AD 1966). Mum needed peace and quiet on a rainy day. Glued together on my grandparents dining room table. Still have them, still serve in my 'armed forces' :thumbsup:
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A Tiger came soon afterwards
https://www.scalemates.com/products/img ... istine.jpg
A blame my mum and this seminal moment for my life-long wargaming aberration!
PS I recall the Douglas Boston as a particulalry nice kit to build - alas I have no idea what happened to mine.
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Re: What was your first scale model to assemble ?

Post by LineDoggie » 23 Mar 2023 01:34

I can remember a "Frog" Finnish F2A Brewster Buffalo in 1/72 scale or possibly a ''Aurora'' F7F Tigercat and watching ''Combat'' on TV
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Re: What was your first scale model to assemble ?

Post by TISO » 27 Apr 2023 19:34

VEB Plasticart Yak-40 1/100

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Re: What was your first scale model to assemble ?

Post by Grzesio » 07 Jul 2023 14:22

VEB Plasticart Su-7 in 1:72.

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Re: What was your first scale model to assemble ?

Post by MAMC » 07 Jul 2023 14:48

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My goodness! Just about remember buying a Comet F94 Starfire, and a Comet F84 Thunderstreak, back about 1958!!!
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Re: What was your first scale model to assemble ?

Post by uhu » 26 Jul 2023 21:03

The 1/48 scale Olin (Later Lindberg) F-86D and F-80. molden in light gray, looking pretty in the box. Canopies were in same gray plastic as the whole kit.

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