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Re: A fun topic I think: childhood favorite kit
Mine, if memory serves me correctly, was the Aurora St. Paul. I was 5 or 6 (1966) when my Dad gave it to me. He walked me through my first build, but after that I was on my own.
At some point I dropped the St. Paul, knocking off most of the guns. I reattached them as best as I could, but the model was always “off”. Later on I rectified the problem by blowing the St. Paul up with a firecracker!
My first model kit was the 1/570 Revell Titanic, gifted to me during Christmas 1992 at age 8. My older brother was gifted the Revell 1/530 USS Lexington at the same time. I have both kits to this day in a box, mostly intact.
I would go to my local hobby shop as often as my parents would take me and I spent my allowance money on models and supplies there.
One kit stands out most in my memory, the Airfix 1/600 King George V. After building so many Revell kits, this kit stands out most, with the Airfix 1/600 Repulse next. They just seemed so much more detailed. The Revell 1/570 North Carolina was the first kit I built on my own, and it is special to me as well.
What say you?
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