Fw: [WWI] Thinking of time gone bye;
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Sun Jan 30 14:52:37 EST 2005
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From: "Mr.T" <dr-i.417.17 at cox.net>
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Subject: Re: [WWI] Thinking of time gone bye;
> > <<Speaking of old kits, anyone seen one of those little Aurora B-17s.
> > they were box scale and probably slightly smaller than 1:144.
> I had the "delux" 12 O'Clock High edition. You go 3 B-17's and a large
> resembling French/German town. When finished there were decals on the
> part of the stands showing bombs falling away on the target below.
> I might as well add my two pence here.
> My first recollection of plastic modeling was waking up from an afternoon
> nap to (preschool 1959?) find my Dad building what I now know as the old
> Lindberg 1/72 fighters. I know there was a P-47, Spit and 1*9thingie. A
> few months later he let me have a shot at a Hawk GB racer. I left the
> off so it would look like a jet.
> I can't remember my first plastic OT kit. I know I did Guillows Dr-I in
> 7th grade. I remember fearing trying to fly it. Wound up the rubber just
> little bit and it did a 45 degree glide into the grass snapping off the
> gear. Got fixed and hung up on the basement ceiling. Was still there 10
> years ago.
> I know that I got the entire Renwal Aero Skin 1/72 series as a package
> one birthday in grade school. That's where I first made the connection
> different pilots painted their planes diffeently, Particularly Willie
> Gabriel. I was disappointed because for the first time I also encounterd
> problem in the kits. The Camel ? had the plastic bits for an SE-5. never
> did finish that one.
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