Bring tears to your eyes

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  1. bigZ

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    Started clearing out the loft and found 3 vintage airfix 1:24 kits. The stuka, spitfire and Focke wulf 190.

    I have been lugging these through life since a kid with the intention of building when my skills where up to scratch and then forgetying about them.

    Well opened them up to have a look. Every single one has been delibrately broken across the fuse or wings.:cry:

    I can only think it was done when I first moved out from home and shared a flat.

    I looked on ebay and a vintage Stuka shifts for a £100.
     
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    Sorry to hear that mate! :(
     
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    Aww man, that's a bummer!

    Any way you can repair the damage?
     
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    To make you better, these parts were made of plastic. So there is no problem to put them together with a glue.:) If you do it enough accurate and carefully all will be fine. Really.:)
     
  5. bigZ

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    Thanks for trying. But they have been twisted and torn. Not clean breaks.
     
  6. GrauGeist

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    Don't give up on 'em just yet...like Wurger said, they are plastic...there's a chance they could be repaired.
     
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    I agree with GG.Could you take some pics and upload here Mate?
     
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    That was bad news. But, as Wurger and Grau' say, don't give up. Even if it means a cut here and there, the gaps can be joined, and there's people here who can offer advice. Post some pics if possible and we'll all see what can be advised.
     
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    Sorry to hear it mate

    Surely though with lots of putty and glue at least an ok model can be made?

    DON"T THROW THEM OUT!!!
     
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    I want pics of those kits that are unsavageable. First I'm dubious. Second, I bet us forum mates can give you tips for making them whole again.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing :shock:
     
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    Stinkin spiteful bitch......
     
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    You only had a tear in your eye:( .....I would have gone f*cking ballistic:evil:
     
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    I will try and post some pics before I fly to NZ.

    I was hoping to sell the stuka to raise funds and buld the other too.

    I think it was a stinkin stupid bastard( shared a house with 2 other guys when I first left home).

    Anyone intrested in a scratchbuilt RC Sopwith Scooter. Can have for free but requires a new wing(severe hanger rash) RC gear and engine. Never flown as kids came on the scene. Just have to pickup from Wirral UK.
     

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    The 190 is easy to fix. The Stuka is cracked across the fuse and some transparancies smashed. I can fix but was hoping to sell.

    The Spit is a mess. Apart from the splits the fuse and wings are badly warped and twisted.

    Does Airfix still sell the Stuka?

    Prices on boxs are Spit £8, 190 £11.25, Stucka £13.25
     

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    The Stuka looks like it might repair OK, but I agree about the Spit. I'm not sure if the Stuka has be re-released yet, but the Spit, Mustang and FW190 are currently in circulation, at approximately £40 to £44 !! The Bf109 is about £34 - I got one at Woolworths in the January Sales, about three years ago - retail then about £27 - I paid £7 !!
    Just thinking, the Spit might build as a twisted, belly-landed example!
    EDIT: Last known price of the Stuka was the same as the Harrier, around £50!!
     
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    :shock: :shock: (drooling over Stuka boxart)

    I'd buy it for the Boxart alone

    Better than I thought ,All the best with the recoverery mate
     
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    OMG...I had that Stuka kit when I was a kid!

    I cherished that model, though the paint job wasn't the best, since I meticulously painted the entire thing by hand, but hanging from my ceiling, it just looked like it was cruising along somewhere across the front lines!
     
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