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Re: A fun topic I think: childhood favorite kit
I had most of the ship kits listed here in the late 1950s/early 60s, and in addition the ridiculous Aurora Yamato. The Aurora HMS Hood and King George V were decent models (an the Hood was an early version, with the 5.5-in. secondary guns), but probably my favorite kit (ca. 1960) was the Revell Arizona, for the simple reason that it LOOKED like a real warship, with a realistic lower hull and propellers. Not the flat keel and stunted rudders of the Revell Iowa class ships (all the same kit, but with different names and box art). And besides, the Arizona had TWELVE turret guns, not just nine!
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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