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Bren
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« Reply #75 on: 18 April 2020, 10:58:18 AM »

Airfix 1/72 Strikemaster, painted with Humbrol enamels.
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« Reply #76 on: 18 April 2020, 11:03:30 AM »

Who remembers the Airfix paints, in small glass bottles ?

Were those 'thick', or what ?  Shocked Shocked

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #77 on: 18 April 2020, 11:14:23 AM »

Who remembers the Airfix paints, in small glass bottles ?

I remember the Airfix paints, but the ones I bought came in tins, slightly higher but narrower than the equivalent Humbrol paints.

Much smaller range than Humbrol (who seemed to do thousands of different tins), split into matt & gloss. I remember M3 was Olive Green, because you painted all your Shermans & Churchills in that colour.
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« Reply #78 on: 18 April 2020, 11:28:36 AM »

People painted those kits!!??  Shocked
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« Reply #79 on: 18 April 2020, 11:29:15 AM »

My first (original) German infantry were painted in Airfix gloss green and Airfix gloss brown.

I think I still have some somewhere.
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« Reply #80 on: 18 April 2020, 11:57:32 AM »

Who remembers the Airfix paints, in small glass bottles ?

Were those 'thick', or what ?  Shocked Shocked

Cheers - Phil

Just about, Tins were just coming in when I started painting models
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« Reply #81 on: 18 April 2020, 11:58:32 AM »

My first (original) German infantry were painted in Airfix gloss green and Airfix gloss brown.

I think I still have some somewhere.

From [photos you still do !  Tongue
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« Reply #82 on: 18 April 2020, 06:47:21 PM »

Oooooh! Owww! That stings!  Tongue

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« Reply #83 on: 18 April 2020, 06:49:48 PM »

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« Reply #84 on: 20 April 2020, 01:00:30 AM »

I still remember it!

Brewster Buffalo from Matchbox that my father bought for my brother and me. He bought us also WWII Matchbox Germans, US and British 1/76 figures. The beggining of it all... Smiley


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« Reply #85 on: 20 April 2020, 01:31:58 AM »

The little plane that couldn’t! Lovely Smiley
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« Reply #86 on: 20 April 2020, 03:30:43 AM »

Well done for avoiding "for my brother and I"! A hanging offence if ever I saw one.  Grin

(How's that for a hijack?)
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« Reply #87 on: 21 April 2020, 11:03:12 AM »

That would be the Airfix 1/72 Cessna bird dog
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« Reply #88 on: 21 April 2020, 11:39:41 AM »

No sneaking in Jaakari - Hi on your 1st post.
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« Reply #89 on: 21 April 2020, 12:03:43 PM »

Hello and welcome
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