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Re: A fun topic I think: childhood favorite kit
Favorite ship kit: Revell NS Savannah. Building the reactor was my favorite part. Didn't do a bad job for a nine year old but far from perfect. Still have it today.
Favorite aircraft kit: Revell Swissair 990 Coronado. Sleek looking airliner with the wing mounted anti shock pods and big engines. Crashed it early and a few years later went looking for another but it was discontinued by then. It became a virtual obsession to find another one which I eventually did about 20 years later.
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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