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Re: A fun topic I think: childhood favorite kit
I have fond memories of that kit as well - it sailed very nicely in our backyard pool! And as you say, the John Steele box art was quite amazing. I seem to remember the Aurora Iowa also had nice handling qualities in the pool. Not great kits, but kits with great memories.
My first kit was that wretched BISMARCK from Aurora. I thought the box art by John Steele was (and still is) amazing. Of course what was in the box was far from that but heck, I was only about 5-6 years old and I loved that ship (and still do). Not only that, it was the first kit my dad ever bought me. Special memories, indeed!!
Andy in Florida
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.
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