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« Reply #15 on: 17 February 2020, 06:22:34 AM »

Pretty sure it was an Airfix Spitfire.

I can also remember a Henry VIII model, and 1:12 skeleton.......I think there was some sort of knight, as well.  Undecided

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« Reply #16 on: 17 February 2020, 07:38:42 AM »

Airfix Churchill - though all those wheels didn't put me off. I ended up with 15 models.
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« Reply #17 on: 17 February 2020, 10:01:40 AM »

Mine was the SR51? Sanders Roe rocket/jet fighter, and it had no cockpit canopy.
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« Reply #18 on: 17 February 2020, 10:54:05 AM »

I think mine was the Airfix  Fokker Triplane.  it came in a plastic bag.
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« Reply #19 on: 17 February 2020, 12:37:39 PM »

I think mine was in a blister, but may have been a plastic bag :-

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« Reply #20 on: 17 February 2020, 02:46:15 PM »

I remember those plastic bags. The game has changed a bit, hasn't it?
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« Reply #21 on: 18 February 2020, 08:56:13 PM »

An Airfix Zero, something like 58 years ago. when I was around 6 years old. My Dad made it for me one evening and it was waiting for me when I got up the next morning. Don't recall it being painted but it had the transfers on it.

We used to go to the local toy shop religiously every Saturday morning and the bloke who owned the shop would get most of his stock out on the counter for us to pick which model we wanted that week The place was crowded out with small boys and their Dads. The models were those in plastic bags with card top bits bearing artwork of the kit in question. Think they were 1/- or 1/6 or 2/- or maybe even half a crown. Happy, simpler days.
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« Reply #22 on: 19 February 2020, 07:34:05 AM »

I remember encountering Airfix WWI figures in a toy shop in Germany. The owner had "painted" all the casualties with copious amounts of red paint. He also had only one eye, and the shop was quite dark. Scared the life out of me!
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« Reply #23 on: 19 February 2020, 02:16:00 PM »

I think mine was in a blister, but may have been a plastic bag :-



Ahh, the old Series 1 blister pack. Remember those well. Most of my kits came in those.

Could never work out what the difference was between some Series 1 & 2 kits. IIRC The Tiger and Panther were Series One, but the Pz.VI was a Series Two? Why?

Think I may have had a couple of Series 3 or 4 ship kits - Graf Spee, Ark Royal and HMS Suffolk(?).

Don't think I ever got to the dizzy heights of a Series 5 kit (or higher? Did they go higher?).

Also remembered my first tank was a 1/72 Matilda. Happy memories . . .
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« Reply #24 on: 19 February 2020, 02:49:20 PM »

IV, not VI, I think.
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« Reply #25 on: 19 February 2020, 05:39:18 PM »

IV, not VI, I think.

Doh!, Yes, of course.
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« Reply #26 on: 19 February 2020, 07:20:57 PM »

Likely it was the Revell XSL-01 manned space ship or one of their WW1 bi-planes.
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« Reply #27 on: 19 February 2020, 08:24:29 PM »

An Airfix Sherman - I burnt myself welding the tracks with a hot screwdriver!  Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: 20 February 2020, 04:16:29 AM »

Doh!, Yes, of course.

Even I am a blithering idiot at times.
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« Reply #29 on: 20 February 2020, 08:04:10 AM »

Even I am a blithering idiot at times.
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