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Re: A fun topic I think: childhood favorite kit
My first model was the Mongram 1/48 ME-109. I met a new kid in school, got invited to his house, and he and his older brother both built model planes. Told my dad I wanted one. After some discussion, we went to the department store, and I liked the box art. That then became my first kit. For sentimental reasons, that is then "a favorite."
However, my favorite childhood ship kit was undeniably the Revell 1/72 PT-109. For aircraft, I would have a much tougher time answering. "Loved them all," basically. Couldn't choose.
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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