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.
4 additional images. Click to enlarge.