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Offline 2996 Victor

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Re: Remember your first WW1 model kit?
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2021, 08:04:14 PM »
I am quite new to WW1 model kits. I started in 2007 having got the Christmas gift in 2006 - Roden Curtiss H.16


Now I would do many things differently than 15 years ago but it taught me many things, especially not to fear rigging :-)
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Re: Remember your first WW1 model kit?
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2021, 05:41:30 AM »
My first WW1 model was also built from the 1/48 Hawk Nieuport 17. I can recall showing it to my Grandfather and he explained to me how the gun sychronizer worked.

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Re: Remember your first WW1 model kit?
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2021, 06:32:03 AM »
I built two as a kid: Airfix Camel and SPAD, these boxings:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/airfix-01075-sopwith-2f1-camel-1918--134186

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/airfix-01081-spad-svii-1917--134188


No idea which came first, but I still remember the frustration of attaching the Spadís upper wing and resignation at failing, so the Camel was probably the first. I didnít buy any more biplanes even though I prefered them.

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Re: Remember your first WW1 model kit?
« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2022, 10:28:35 PM »
I believe my first WWI era build was the Aurora JN-4.  It hung from my ceiling for many years.