Airfix kit from 1953
Just thought you’d like to see what was surely one of the earliest plastic kits made…. the Spitfire Mark 1 in blue plastic !
My dilemma now is; do I take it out of the bag and make it, or should I save it for posterity?
The other photo shows my project to reproduce some of my old dinky model planes in 1:72 viz Supermarine Swift; Hawker Hunter; Gloster Javelin and the old Gloster Meteor. I saw all these planes at Farnborough airshows back in the 1950’s and ’60;s.
But my most ambitious build to date as been this huge kit from Revell the B36 bomber, a plane that my partner’s father in law piloted in the late 1940’s. He was the famous Wing Cmdr Ken Wallis who sadly died 4 years ago 97 years of age. Unfortunately the thread holding it over my little raliway scene broke and oh dear what a calamity ensued!
None of these models comes close to some of you guys out there, but building models for fun and amusuement is fine by me. 🙂
5 additional images. Click to enlarge.