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Offline Allan31

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My "Nostalgia Builds" to date......
« on: May 27, 2024, 11:13:18 PM »
Just found this board, seems I'm not alone in this quest.
These are present day builds of the olde Aurora, SMER, Merit kits I had built as a child and had hanging and spinning from my bedroom ceiling as a kid.

Only surviving built kit from my childhood, Aurora triplane.



Aurora DVII (with corrected chin) built as Stachel's aircraft as described in "The Blue Max" books.



Aurora Camel.



Aurora SE5a.



SMER issue of Merit kit.



Revell 1/28 triplane issued in 1957.



Thats it for now. I have a dozen or so more in the stash and will add to this post as they get completed.
Thanks,
Allan Buttrick

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

Online RAGIII

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Re: My "Nostalgia Builds" to date......
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2024, 02:12:04 AM »
Those are Beautiful builds of "Classic" kits! Thanks for Sharing!
RAGIII
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Offline Davos522

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Re: My "Nostalgia Builds" to date......
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2024, 05:11:54 AM »
You were a lucky duck, Allan; up here in the Berkshires our local W.T. Grant store never got the Aurora Triplane, S.E.5, or Camel (or many of the others), but I built a dozen Bébés, Albatrai, and that D.VII with the lurid boxtop. Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane!

Dutch
 

Offline Allan31

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Re: My "Nostalgia Builds" to date......
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2024, 06:05:13 AM »
Thank you both.
Dave, I tried to respond to your PM but the messaging aspect of this forum is not functioning at the moment. Brad and Zack are on it but will take some time to get up and running again.
Yes, I know Storm well, we are good racing buddies. I live 20 minutes south of Lime Rock in Warren Ct, he lives 20 minutes north.
What are the hobby shops you visit ? I can't find anything around and have been having to order Vallejo paints from amazon.....
Thanks,
Allan Buttrick

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

Offline NigelR

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Re: My "Nostalgia Builds" to date......
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2024, 06:31:57 PM »
Definitely silk purses out of sow's ears.......!

Offline lone modeller

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Re: My "Nostalgia Builds" to date......
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2024, 04:15:45 AM »
I agree with Nigel although I never had sight of any of the Aurora kits as they were never stocked in my LMS in the UK.

Stephen.