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  1. Lucky13

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    Is there ANY brand in the model building business that brings back so many memories from childhood as Airfix?

    Just been visiting the Airfix website, the first time since they were taken over by Hornby. Suddenly flashbacks poppes up, memories that I thought were long gone....where have the time gone to? :shock: :lol:

    How many brands still use the same boxart from 20+ years back, the Airfix ones are classics!
    Even without the Airfix logo, you can tell their boxart from the others in an instand almost...

    This also bring to my mind good ol' Jo-Han, Lindberg, AMT, Matchbox, Heller and Frog....
     
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    I feel certain you are talking about plastic scale models. In this area I am
    not at all familiar. However, I've been building Guillow's Flying Models for
    over 60 years. The Paul K. Guillow's Co. was founded in 1926 as Nu Craft
    Toys. Paul Guillows was a WW-1 Naval Aviator who saw a need for a good
    flying model airplane. This model airplane company has been around for
    awhile.

    More info here: Guillow's History

    Charles
     
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    It would be Lindberg for me. A flood of memories.
     
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    i agree lucky when i was a kid i thought all model kits were airfix models didn't know it was a brand of kits :lol:
     
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    The first model I have recollections for, was the Monogram M3 half track.

    That was from 1966, and my dad showed me how to follow the diagrams.
     
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    My first plastic kits I bought when I was a kid were the Matchbox and Revell ones.You guys even cannot imagine how it was hard to find and buy these kits here in Poland in that time.To be honest I have still some of these in boxes.:D
     
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    My first plastic kits were Lindburgh, then the combined plastic/balsa in the Speedee Bilt kits..then Top Flite - but nothing evokes the good old days of Berkley and Cleveland.

    Most of you Gen X and younger have probably never seen either one..
     
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    Nver built an Airfix. For me the model lines were Revelle, Monogram, Lindberg and Aurora. First model I ever built was the ocean liner SS United States.

    Second was the B-17....the rest is history.

    TO
     
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    Yeah....forgot those, Aurora!:oops:
     
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    You're not the only one rochie :lol: Still when I was younger all my models where the old Airfix ones and then there was the obligatory Hornby set too...
     
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    Anyone build the car models from MPC and AMT?
     
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    Yes. Didn't do a lot of cars, but one of my favorites was an AMT '59 Chevy Impala. "Flame" decals all over the place!

    TO
     
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    ..started with Airfix and Matchbox and Monogram.....
     
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    I was kinda lucky, my father owned his own hobby shop - "The Pit Stop Hobby Shop". The building was just torn down last year. He had it for 10 years and thenwas bought out. He had a Model T pick-up truck with the logo on the side and a full size Ferrari painted on the building. If I can scan some pics that I have I'll post.
     
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    Its pretty awesome that Hornby saved Airfix :D They are bringing back all the golden oldies by the looks of it. Airfix are still great fun to build :)
     
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    I agree with Alex.Some Airfix kits are still nice and better than some kits of other modelmakers.

    What about Heller kits.Do you remeber these?
     
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    Yeah, built a few Heller kits too.... Whatever happened to them?
     
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    They are still offering.Some of these are really nice.For instance PZL P-23 Karas or Bf109K-4 in 1/72 scale.
     
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    Cool...wrong scale for me, but still cool!
     
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