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Re: A fun topic I think: childhood favorite kit
I first saw the Revell ARIZONA in a down town store window. I didn't have enough $ to buy it because I was on my way to see the new movie Bridge on the River Quai (Sp?). Next week I bought the ARIZONA kit. Very interesting model! I had been reading up on the Pearl Harbor attack in Walter Lord's book and others. So, that's my favorite kit back then. Others were the Revell three-ship set with Norton Sound missile test ship, Coast Guard cutter Campbell, Monogram 1/500 battleship North Carolina, Revell CV Essex class(modernized). This was so long ago, you guy's parents probably had not been born yet! Revell OLYMPIA was another favorite, but I sold it before starting work on it. Also the Revell SS UNITED STATES, and a large (1/300 scale?) SS UNITED STATES that I picked up in my favorite hobby shop that was going out of business.
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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