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 Post subject: I'm regressing...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:31 am 
Mr Benn
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might have a renaissance.


8) :lol: :roll: :D


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:39 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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my Airfix stuff always looked like I'd built it with my hands tied behind my back.

I'm a Lego man myself (I rebuilt my arm only last night)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:12 pm 
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Airfix's dies were so old that the parts rarely seemed to fit together properly. I used to save up another week's pocket money and go for the Tamiya alternative.

Probably not the case with the more modern models.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:26 pm 
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But the glue smells so nice.......
Perhaps thats why the models always turned out looking so crap?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:34 pm 
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Used to have planes, and helicopters that i'd made, attached to my bedroom ceiling with cotton. You could never clean 'em, so they eventually got thrown away by 'The Man'!! :cry:


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Retrobike's #1 Comedy Genius
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I got the airfix anniversary book a few years ago- as British as whingeing about the weather!! I do remember that a lot of airfix moulds were fairly tired even when I was a kid, but I probably made far more of them than any other brand.

"AIRFIX: What we did before we discovered masturbation"


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:53 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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My Dad had the airfix model of the Victory,it sat unopened in a wardrobe for twenty years,how i so wanted us to build it together :( sniff!,but he never had time :cry:

Childhood lost :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:43 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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LEGO....


Its the only thing that I could be left alone with:

Took me years to get this right.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:16 pm 
South East AEC
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Wu are you sure you gressed forward so you can regress from ?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:19 pm 
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I love the old Airfix kits (although they are suffering badly from a lack of investment these days.) My lad (8) has just got into building aeroplane kits which has given me a chance to re-live me childhood. :D

I've got to say Airfix were always hard work, but the quality of the older kits now is appalling.

My favourite Airfix stuff was the 1:24 aircraft. I've got a number of them (including a Stuka which is huge!).

If you do start doing stuff again, I'd recommend any of the Japanese kits, Accurate Miniatures or Dragon.

God I'm an anorak! :shock:


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