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1/72 Airfix Shooting Star takes Flight

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This was a kit I made when I was a kid in the land of black and white TV's, red phone boxes, wobbly Dr Who sets and tube glue. So when I saw on ebay I had to get it. A lass it did not cost 30p. Here is the link to the build http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234976812-172-airfix-f-80-shooting-star/



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Very nice job on that old timer. I also built this in the mid '70s when it was a 'new out'. Didn't look as nice as yours though. Looks as though you have scribed it up as well, had raised detail (shock horror) as I remember.

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That is excellent.

One of the nicest F-80's I have seen, and the fact that you built it from the old Airfix kit makes your achievement even better.

Well done.

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:ditto: I think that's excellent work - lovely to see that old kit built!

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I do like to see the older kits getting built, and you have done a rather marvelous job on this one.

Excellent,

Sean

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Very nice. I particularly like the way you've made the pilot look at the camera. Great to see a golden oldie so well made.

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Great build. I put one of these together last year myself and I think it is one of the best "old" Airfix kits around.

Andrew

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Just goes to show there's life in those old kits!

Excellent work :)

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Looks great, yet again it proves it doesn't have to be the latest kit on the market to look good with a little bit of effort.

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Very nice build and looks great on that display stand

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That,s a cracking job Ian,I think I must have paid that when I first built this kit when it was new.

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Excellent NMF! You proved that there is nothing bad in old models :)

Cheers

J-W

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The pilot looks well pleased with himself as well he might considering he's flying a beautiful jet!. I really must get me one of those F80s!

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Very nice. I really like the display, very effective.

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After my previous post on this thread. I considered buying an F80. I even looked at the Sword kit last night. But something was niggling away in the back of my mind. Just now for no obvious reason I started to pull out my stored stash of kits from under the eaves and going through them one by one. Then in the last box at the bottom I saw the word 'Lockheed' 'No way' I thought but way, there it was: Airfix F80 Shooting Star. Guess what jumped to head of the build list?

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What a gem. I always love to see models posed in flight as well as it really brings them to life.

Cheers,

Roger

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I built this very kit many, many, many years ago... You've done a fabulous job of it and turned a very early kit into a gem. Well done,

AGW..

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Great job on that old kit, looks fantastic

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