Next up an old friend The Monogram TBD
I built this kit as a teen, my late brother was always good about getting me a kit for my birthday and I still remember getting this one when it was the hot new Monogram pressing. A while back I found an original 1974 issue of the kit. The polly bag was sealed though some of the parts had broken loose over the past 43 years, wow really 43 years? Yep I just turned 57 so that's about right! The diorama sheet seems to be the only thing missing, oh well I bet I have it around somewhere from the one I built as a boy! I built a reissue of this kit molded in the 2000s and it had quite a bit of flash, these molds are very very clean. The decals are shot so I will be using a Techmod sheet. The book with the Tom Lea painting is also an original printing of Winston Churchill's WWII History for Life Copyright 1959. I used to check it out from the library as a boy, over and over. My wife picked it up at an antique shop in LaMesa California a few years back.
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