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I would like to propose a group build: ‘A kit you built as a kid’ (let’s classify this as before the age of 18) (i don’t know if this has been done before - if it has please delete this post.) But that childhood build should be memoral for you, and hence accompanied with a story of why and when in your first post. The participant should track down the specific kit (which could be in later-guise for example a reboxing, or added parts / decals in a later re-issue but essentially the ‘same kit’.) One can build the kit to any standard (of course it does not need to echo the child-like technique or finish of the original build (but can do if you so wish). This can be aircraft, armour, maritime, space and sci-fi.... indeed anything. To offer an example and inspiration; mine was a period airfix hawk. after seeing the 1986 series ‘test pilot’ link here.. I ran down to the LHS and wanted to buy a hawk. I vividly remember spending my pocket money on the 1:72 airfix hawk, red gloss humbrol enamel, black gloss humbrol enamel, white gloss humbrol enamel, 1 paintbrush and and some squeezable plastic cement and within hours i proudly had a finger-print ridden glossy red-arrows hawk. That started my youth model-making. I think this could be a really fun group build and nostalgic experience peppered with interesting tales. List so far: 1 @Dansk Airfix hawk 1/72 or moonraker 1/144 HOST 34 @modelling minion tbc CO-HOST 2 @Sturmovik revell bf109 1/72 3 @helios16v Monogram A-10 1/48 4 @vppelt68 tba 5 @Corsairfoxfouruncle phantom rf-4b 6 @Foxbat matchbox pz.kpfw / hurricane IIc 7 @Valkyriemultiple options 8 @Scargsy tamiya panther 9 @Caerbannog airfix u2 10 @Bonhoff multiple options 11 @uncletommy monogram ford tri-motor 12 @Arniec matchbox multiple options 13 @Nocoolname multiple options 14 @JosephLalor Jetstream c-10 15 @Panther II jet 16 @VMA131Marine airfix 1/72 chipmunk 17 @JOCKNEY b-17g airfix 1/72 18 @Fatboydim tba 19 @JohnT revell 1/72 20 @Mig Eater 1/48 revell b1-b 21 @zebra airfix comet / vc-10 / bae 1-11 22 @stevej60 revell seafire / airfix seaking 23 @exdraken Revell F-15 / F-117 24 @Paul J tba 25 @NorwegianWood tba 26 @Ventora3300 tba 27 @MarkSH Airfix 28 @MaxHeadroom Airfix JU-52 29 @JohnT Revell Me109e 30 @Dazzio Revell 1/72 Mil-24 Hind D tbc 31 @Erwin Matchbox Me 109 E 32 @Adam Poultney airfix red arrows hawk (and gnat) 33 @Harrywilliams hawk t2 35 @PhantomBigStu esci f8 / matchbox mystere 36 @Hockeyboy76 airfix 1/72 harrier in snow camouflage 37 @Ozzy airfix 1/72 pe2 38 @TonyW airfix sterling 39 @AdrianMF 1/48 Inpact/Life-Like Bulldog or an Airfix Hudson 40 @Jb65rams Tamiya's 1/35 Panzer Kampfwagen II 41 @Rafwaffe oldschool matchbox/hasegawa 42 @PeterB Airfix G50 and the Revell MC. 200 43 @MarkSH Airfix’s ‘Greif’ 44 @Adrian Hills matchbox boeing P12e or Land of the Giants ‘Spindrift’ 45 @klr one of a hundred candidates! 46 @Franz75 something matchbox 47 @Romeo Alpha Yankee airfix b-17 / airfix boston 48 @JohnT loads to choose from... 49 @Ted revell spad / fokker dr1, tamiya tiger, italeri elefant sp gun. If he can find them
With thanks to tomthounaojam for inspiring me to break out my ancient Hasegawa A-4E Skyhawk kit (which I had first built as a college student in the early 1970s), and to tc2324 for his excellent "Sundown Launch" build, I present to you my VFA-203 "Blue Dolphins" A-4L in-flight action build. Thanks for viewing! (My WIP can be found here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235060938-nostalgia-build-172-hasegawa-a-4-skyhawk/ )
Hi all, Just got this one finished for the Matchbox GB here on the forum - those with an eye for general accuracy or rivets, please look away now! Talk about a trip down memory lane. While I never built this one as a kid, I remember their kits and great boxart and how they seemed to be in every newsagent and corner shop. Happy days. The full build thread is here but to recap: Kit: Matchbox PK-128 Build: OOB except for tarting up the pilots' seats: Paints: White from a rattle can, all others Revell Acrylic with a brush. Klear. Decals: From the kit! This aircraft XX915 was written off in a non-fatal crash in 1984. Taking off from Boscombe Down on a routine flight, No 1 engine failed and the pilot Sqn. Ldr. Tim Allen began to prepare for an emergency landing. During approach, No 2 engine ignited fuel leaking from the failed No 1 engine and the pilot ejected and landed nearby at Porton Down. The aircraft crashed onto open farm land 0.75 miles from there. You can read the full accident report here. Matchbox T2 Jaguar EPTS PK-128 (1) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Matchbox T2 Jaguar EPTS PK-128 (7) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Matchbox T2 Jaguar EPTS PK-128 (9) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Matchbox T2 Jaguar EPTS PK-128 (10) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr And along with my Revell Jag.. Matchbox T2 Jaguar EPTS PK-128 (13) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Matchbox T2 Jaguar EPTS PK-128 (14) by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for looking and enjoy your modelling. Cheers, Dermot
I started this build a couple of weeks ago as part of a Nostalgia build on another forum. I thought I would share it here as I am new on BM. I wanted to build this kit as I remember this being one of the first kits I built as a kid. I wanted to keep this build as close to OOB as possible only using some aluminum tubing for the guns and pitot tube. I was pleased with the fit of the kit in general. I really only ran into issues with the decals. The smaller stencils fell apart when they hit the water. I managed to save one of the stencils and all of the larger decals. It was fun to build this kit OOB bringing back some fond memories of building it as a kid. Thanks for looking.