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    Default Model Kits

    Just wondering,

    I used to make loads of model kits in the 80's (Yes, Airfix,...... also, Tamiya, Heller, And other "odd" kits that almost every shop (or so it seemed) used to stock, any one else used to build these beauties (I use that term very loosely!!)

    Here's one memory I recall, Maybe 70's, or very early 80's.

    I built a kit (Tamiya Quad gun tractor) and it was desert based, so of course, painted it bright yellow. I couldn't wait for the paint to dry to play with it, so Mum suggested, put it in front of the blower heater (remember those??, how friggin' hot did they get!!) to dry- result, one melted kit!! Oh, how I cried

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    Clicclac snap-together kits, then I used to build the Tamiya buggy kits that ran on batteries. I also had the Tamiya Quad tractor but only ever got around to painting the wheel rims(silver) before I accidentally stood on it!! I also built up a collection of the Imai Thunderbirds kits and I tried to make a model of the Hood's Jeep as they never made it as a kit and it was my favourite vehicle(aside from the Mole) in the series.

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    i had air fix models use to sit and paint them for hours after
    THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE TRUST NO ONE

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    Still got "The Mole" Kit in the loft, maybe one day I will actually finish it.....

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    I have a Tamiya kit of a Centurion MkIII which I paid 11 (US$17) in 1982. Considering how much model kits are today I remember 11 was quite a chunk of change back then.

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    Started with airfix and matchbox aircraft then onto tamiya and matchbox tanks and other vehicles.Had a few dinosaurs models as well and a rather cool skeleton.The godzilla model was a fav of mine.Moved in my teens into balsa and tissue because I could wind em up and chuck em.Much more fun then just hanging aircraft from the ceiling.Also from the early 80's got heavily into D&D so made up a few multipart metal kits.Just loved those dragons.

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    I built countless models.

    Airfix, Tamiya, LS airsoft guns, Games Workshop, you name it...

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    i can remember buying an airfix plane kit for my son who was 10 at the time and it was so tricky i ended up making and painting it for him......never again!

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    I had the GODZILLA , with the "Glow in the dark head - go on google images - type in Godzilla model glow in dark and theres a picture of the beast responsible for more wet beds than I care to remember - It GLOWED SOOOOOOO Bright on a scary night LOL .......
    Quote Originally Posted by battyrat View Post
    Started with airfix and matchbox aircraft then onto tamiya and matchbox tanks and other vehicles.Had a few dinosaurs models as well and a rather cool skeleton.The godzilla model was a fav of mine.Moved in my teens into balsa and tissue because I could wind em up and chuck em.Much more fun then just hanging aircraft from the ceiling.Also from the early 80's got heavily into D&D so made up a few multipart metal kits.Just loved those dragons.

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    I collected the Aurora Horror Models.....wish I still had them....and the Visible man.

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