Cracking Many Old Boxes (Part 1)

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...


Some of those bring back memories. I recently sorted my stuff and was amazed to find things I didn't know I had, and stuff I had forgotten about. And of course, I can't find my box of photo-etch that's hidden somewhere in the storage locker. Kimmo
APR 10, 2014 - 07:14 AM
Jim, I really enjoyed your trip down memory lane. While you saved just about everything, All my previous models both built and unbuilt with the exception of the few tools I have back then, headed on off to the landfill around 1982 or so.
APR 10, 2014 - 08:05 AM
Thanks - I enjoy these trips down memory lane. The Jagdpanther - 1/24 Bandai?
APR 10, 2014 - 12:27 PM
Tamiya I believe. I only bought the good stuff back then. Lol...
APR 10, 2014 - 12:34 PM
I remember looking at every one of those kits at some point in the past, and seeing them on the shelves back when we had local hobby stores.
APR 10, 2014 - 01:38 PM
Nice one Jim I don't think I dare dig into my Stash! Sadly, very few built kits survived my move away from London - it was a case of gritting my teeth and trashing almost everything. All the best Rowan
APR 10, 2014 - 08:06 PM
That Revell U-boat is in the wonderfully standard scale of 1/125. There was also a version available with an interior and one side open so you could see it.
APR 19, 2014 - 12:48 PM