You need to be logged in to post messages in our forums.
Aviation Nostalgia Forum | First plastic kit you built ?
Remember to this day I didn't have the proper colours only some that a neighbour who was into modelling gave me.
The green camouflage part was Brunswick Green gloss, which though totally inaccurate I thought looked great!
I had that, remember spray painting it & leaving it on the floor, brother came home from work with his great sodding work boots on - guess the rest.
It ended up having four rockets strapped on the engines on bonfire night.
Welcome back Johansen, hope you had a good holiday!
I've just recently finished a Spitfire, just to see if I still had the knack. Got a few bits a bit wrong but it still all went together. I was more pleased with the paint job. I've even got the girlfriend into the airfix kits, she's just done a F-117 and Red Arrow. Good job of them too.
yes how many migs, messerschmitts ,and other aircrafy ended up being launched skywards in november !! lol
I used to end up hanging most of mine on a tree at the bottom of the garden and blowing them to smithereens with the help of an air pistol!
I now cheat and collect diecast models instead.
I think everyone had (at one time or another) the rather poor Airfix 747-100 as well. The engines were hopeless and the fuselage was always a pain in the arse to assemble. Revell did a much more realistic 747 but with nasty windows.
I also dabbled with some East German kits that Beatties imported (can't remember the name) who produced some pretty amazing Tupolevs and Ilyushins. They weren't 1/144 but seemed so exotic they were irresistible.
FROG did stand for flies right of the ground. It was called the interceptor fighter and actually came out before the war. The whole thing came in a box approx' 18" x 8" x 6". The fuselage was pressed thin alloy, wings and tail was shaped cardboard. Rubber motor with a small phial of rubber lube. Assembled, it was placed in slots in the side of the box. A gear box on the end of the box engaged with the propellor and a handle wound up the rubber motor, hand launch or ROG. I think they cost about 12/6. I think a biplane was introduced after the war called the Fury, I am not sure though.
Upload Your Photos!
Our upload form allows you to fill in the aircraft data while your photo uploads in the background making it what we believe to be the quickest aviation photo upload form on the net.
We even give you a progress bar showing how long until your photo is uploaded!
We screen most photos within 24 hours.
Any rejections are always given comments detailing the reasons.