I started modelling in 1962, I couldn't wait for my brother to get home from school! We started with the old Eaglewall 1/96 aircraft, how they found their way to Matson, Gloucester I can't imagine, but they did! My dear Mother worked at the Gloster Aircraft Company in the canteen, she told me the Gladiator test pilots were so handsome, and her only 13! She was there when the Luftwaffe bombed it in 1940. Dad worked there later on the Gloster Javelin. I was too young to build the Eaglewall kits, my brother built them for me, a short time later we discovered Airfix, so much bigger at 1/72! Revell and Frog were less common as I recall, and we once came across the Lindbergh line Spitfire and Me 109, his had no canopy, mine had two! It was 68 before we found the excellent Monogram 48th P 51 if memory serves. I built most of the Monogram big kits in the early 70s, what a revelation they were, so detailed compared to others at the time, especially the B 25 and P 61. I'm retired now, the boys grew up and my display kits lasted longer! They shot down all my Spitfires, the bad lads! The 109s were on a highr shelf! I'm certainly not a good modeller but I enjoy the hobby and I've been at it a long time.