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  • Member since
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  • From: milwaukee wisconsin
first build
Posted by deaf paul on Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:26 AM

hi everyone

was surfing the old computer  and ran across site selling the model kit my father first started me on.  gordon johncock #28 laguna   $130 dollars  ouch .  so what was everybodys first build?   hopefully one you could still afford to buy 

                                                              deaf paul

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  • From: milwaukee wisconsin
Posted by deaf paul on Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:33 AM

oops  sorry  chevelle  not laguna

                                      deaf paul

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    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:47 AM

My first kit was an AMT 40 Ford Coupe Trophy Series kit I got for Christmas 1959.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Sunday, March 19, 2017 2:09 PM

My first kit was an Airfix triumph herald in 32 nd and it is still around and have one to do.Big Smile

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

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    November, 2016
Posted by bugs-one on Sunday, March 19, 2017 2:42 PM
A 1962 Impala Convertible. I have a fresh one waiting for the right time.
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  • From: milwaukee wisconsin
Posted by deaf paul on Sunday, March 19, 2017 3:46 PM

what was with the trophy series  was amt  trying to  make it seem the car was from  the custom auto show?-   i probably have some of the little trophy,s from those kits in my parts box somewhere

deaf paul

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    January, 2012
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:06 AM

that's a good question. I would have to guess it was something small scale military, but I quickly moved into the  '32 hotrods if I remember correctly. I recall the 29 woodie wagon in there  

 

 

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:18 PM

I don't know exactly what the kit was, but I have been looking for it, or at least trying to identify it. It was a 1/32 scale kit that I'm sure was a 60s T-Bird, molded in light blue or green, and no chrome or at least no chrome wheels. Tires plastic as well, same colour as the car. The wheels (wheel covers) were generic and shared with other kits in the series, and consisted of a smooth disc with a raised line bisecting it.

If anyone has any thoughts on what that kit is, I would like to hear it. Cheers.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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    August, 2014
Posted by trainwreck on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:41 PM

Lucky for me my older brother was heavy into models when I started building and mentored me through the "crappy' model phase .1st model was a Palmer '37 chevy convert. 1/32nd scale didn't turn out too bad I guess!?!? Trainwreck. 

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