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My first love: Lindberg F-86 D Sabre Jet.

This was my first love in 1958. I was 10 years old.
This is the box top I remember. I don’t have the model kit anymore, but thanks to the Internet I was able to retrieve good old memories.

There is an anecdote to this story.

In 1958 I had to choose between the Spitfire made by Paul Lindberg or the F-86 Sabre Jet from the same manufacturer. My brother, who was 11 in 1958, chose the Spitfire. There was no arguing because I liked the Sabre Jet better.

The Spitfire was the only model kit my brother would ever build in his life. I would go on to build hundreds and hundreds of model kits mostly from WWII era.

For every model kit I built since 1958, there has always been is a story behind each one!

The box tops images are from Old Models Kits Website.

http://www.oldmodelkits.com/

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14 responses to My first love: Lindberg F-86 D Sabre Jet.

  1. Gee 1958? I just came off of the assembly line.

  2. I came off the assembly line on December 31st, 1948.
    2h10 am to be precise.

  3. That’s actually the F-86A kit.

    What a bunch of kids you all are. 🙂

  4. Pierre,
    I checked out your site and it looks like a kick. I will check it from time to time. Love seeing those old kits. I have some, not plastic that go back to the 30’s. BTW, I have shoes older than you guys.

  5. Was glueing model parts to my forearm and slicing off bits of finger tips with X-acto blades in 1958 (7 years old). God help me, I loved it so! Pierre, I dig those crazy Sabre jets too.

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