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Scimitar last won the day on April 15

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  1. Scimitar

    Model kit box art

    When this appeared in the window of Mitchell's toy shop in Lossiemouth in 1967,the excitement was quickly replaced by disappointment as it cost 12/6 (about 65p today) This had a happy ending though as Mr Mitchell kept it for me until I had saved up for it. 6 weeks later it was mine.
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    Interesting article about Scimitar...

    Did the three parts look like any part of a Scimitar? My one is going to be turned into this or one of the later proposals
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    World Cup 2018

    Did you smile when you saw it though? Scottish football, ( and every other country on the planet's team) I know nothing about but so what..it's only banter. Is there any other team worth a mention?
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    How about a "What makes you happy" thread?

    In the the early eighties after a nasty accident,I spent a fair amount of time in a rehabilitation centre in Harrogate. After a month I was fairly mobile so I used to disappear after lunch. Other residents noticed this and asked. where I went and I told them that I had an audio-aromatherapy session every afternoon. RAF Leeming..You can't beat the sound and smell of a Tornado F3 on full burner . Soon there was a full car every day.
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    Model kit box art

    On another thread there is a picture of an RAF Phantom with an improbable load out. This led to some discussion. I got to wondering how much influence the box art of old had on us as youngsters and to what extent it influenced our purchases. I remember buying this kit just because of the picture. I knew absolutely nothing about the aircraft. What are your thoughts/memories ?
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    Frightfully bad FOURm ...

    no raisin to complain
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    Frightfully bad FOURm ...

    and cherry flavoured nibble
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    Another Denial of Service Attack

    Was there an attack about 0100 today? I tried to access using Chrome and Edge but kept getting timed out. Seems OK so far now.
  9. A Matchbox kit in the stash perhaps? No rush on my part. It's starting to look the part now isn't it?
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    Cessna 150 - Revell 1/48

    Unfortunately,despite spending some considerable time up among the spiders,(my loft) I was unable to find the Frogfix 1/48 @CedB(early version) which I thought I had in the stash. Sorry but it looks like you'll need to go into the wanted section.
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    Fujimi 1/72 British Phantom - Nose too short?

    and the Sparrows. Let's face it though,all box art of that period was a bit of a fantasy and it probably worked as how many of us as youngsters bought them despite probably knowing little about the actual aircraft? As @junglierating says,all good fun.
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    Why not? Bird strike diarama,Guy Gibson's dog, Wallace and Gromit..the list is endless.
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    Hello from Austria

    Hello and welcome Daniel. Thank you for posting the link to the website..some excellent stuff in there.
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    Hello and welcome bazer. Hope to see some of your sculptor expertise appearing in hints and tips.
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    Frightfully bad FOURm ...

    which Bonnie Barstow didn't