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Post photos of your models that are firsts. The first of its kind, the first of a type that you built, the first that you entered in a contest, the first that won a prize in a contest that you entered, the first to achieve something in history -significant or insignificant. Beginnings are the same, the beginning of line, the beginning of an age, the beginning of your collection. We all have something that we’ve built that should qualify.

 

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I’ll lead off. 

Here is my build of the Testors boxing of the old Hawk V-1 kit, the worlds first “cruise missile”.

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Let’s have some photo fun now...

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This is the FIRST vacuform model I built 40yrs ago......the 1/48 Dragon Model Works FJ-1 Fury.......

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Considering I knew nothing past what I'd read about vacs and had zero experience, I was ecstatic that it actually got finished!

Coincidentally, I'm currently building  the 1/48 ID vac of the FJ-1 Fury in honor of my 40yrs of plastic masochism! The model above died in moves long ago, and even though I have a Czech Model Fury built on the shelf, I wanted to delve in a little nostalgia. Here's a few pics of the current vacuform Fury build....

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I actually got the wings and the tail planes added on this evening...and the putty on their joints is drying......the resin and injection parts you see are from a spare Czech Model kit. I'm using those to save build time and effort this time around!

 

Gil :smiley16:

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First vacuform, I love it! It takes a brave soul to build one! No matter how it turns out, those are a whole different league of modeling. Bravo!

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And this is the very first model I ever built.....

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Well, a "nostalgia" build of it anyway....the 1/48 Aurora Me-109. after years of searching I finally found one at a reasonable price (less than $50) and decided to build it EXACTLY as I did @1965....except I used superglue instead of tube cement this time. And to think....THIS was the best 1/48 109 until Monogram released their Bf-109E.

 

Gil :smiley16:

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15 hours ago, ghodges said:

And this is the very first model I ever built.....

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Well, a "nostalgia" build of it anyway....the 1/48 Aurora Me-109. after years of searching I finally found one at a reasonable price (less than $50) and decided to build it EXACTLY as I did @1965....except I used superglue instead of tube cement this time. And to think....THIS was the best 1/48 109 until Monogram released their Bf-109E.

 

Gil :smiley16:

Wow! I had forgotten about those clear plastic Aurora stands.  Brings back a lot of memories.  Thanks

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Yes, that sure does turn back the calendar pages... way back. 

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