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What is the oldest thing you are saving?

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I bet everyone has some stuff they have been saving for that “perfect” project. What are they and how long have you had them. Mind is the Heller Chebec. I got it in 1979. 

Dak

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I've got some "old" stuff that I've had for decades, though not through any plan for anything special. I know most of the 1/48 Hawk/Testor's race planes in the stash have been there for 30yrs or more....

 

Gil :cool:

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I started building models when I was in junior high school (1952-1955) and seemed to acquire kits faster than I could build them.  Those unbuilt kits went into the stash, and they have followed me around through schools and marriage and life in general.  Mentally, I've built every one of them, but in reality they are old pieces of plastic in cardboard boxes wrapped in colorful artwork, mostly from early Revell.  Unfortunately, my plans to build my earliest kits, like the Gowland & Gowland cars, were set aside when I lost interest in them in favor of working on newer, more accurate kits from the explosion of new subjects that became available after 1955.  Are there collectors who still want any of them?  Stupid question; I know there are.

Great topic!  I hope many chime in here with their responses and stories.

Ed

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I have a Monogram F-106 that I purchased in the mid-80's when I was stationed at Langley AFB, VA with the 48th Fighter Interceptor Squadron.  About the same time, Bert Kinzey came out with the F-106 Colors & Markings book with a painting of 1 of our birds on the cover.  The pilots name on the plane was Capt. Malcolm Emerson.  He was our Assistant Director of Operations & had been promoted to Major at the time.  I wrote to Bert & he sent me several copies of the decal sheet with 48FIS markings.  Built 1 for Major Emerson & put 1 in my stash which is still there.  Got to meet Bert at the 2015 Nationals when they were held here in Columbus & had him autograph the book.

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When I was a kid, I received Revell's Space Station and not one, but two XSL-01 moon rockets the same Christmas!. Those were scrapped long ago, but I was able to acquire one each on ebay and have them set aside. I also have a Design-a-Plane set. Remember that?

 

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I've got the old Revell B-29 kit that I'm wanting to turn into the Soviet Tu-4 complete with motorized props.

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Wow, I don't even know what I have waiting in the wings forever. I do love reading about what other's have though.

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I write the date I acquired something on whatever it is. This is great incentive to use stuff. "What ? I can't have had this 15 years!" I still have parts from the Aurora Mummy kit (I built it when I was 10) which I've been saving for a special scifi or fantasy project.

Dak

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Interesting idea Dave. I have so much now that going back and trying to figure it out would be too much. Still, that is cool.

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I sold off my built and unbuilt models in 1973, during a divorce. I was wise enough to keeps all my documentation. paints and decals.  I still have some tins of Humbrol paint and some decals from the 1971-1972 range, including some great old Stoppel silk-screened decals that I used a few of this week!

 

Ed

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When Star Wars came out, I found the R2-D2 and C3PO kits at the local JC Penney. I built both very poorly, and while 3PO vanished, the pieces parts of R2 still remain awaiting my rebuild.

When Star Trek The Motion Picture came out, I bought the new USS Enterprise. It was a more involved kit that required knowledge of dry rub decals (which I had no clue) and the kit required a little more than just Testors tube glue. I made quite a mess of it, but always saved it to try to finish it better.

I think both kits were from 1978.

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Lessee...Have got an Italeri F-104C that's been in the stash since at least c1988, long enough to gain a bagged-kit box-mate. Oldest thing in the entire stash may be a small portion of the nose from the first, or second of those old 1/72 Revell B-17s I built as a kid in the early 1970s. No special plans for that, other than the occasional, nostalgic encounter in the bottom of the spare parts box.

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