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PostSubject: Re: Airfix (and other) Model Kits   Fri 04 Apr 2014, 06:50

I remember my brother making model planes.  Don't ask me what type though. Not the really complicated stuff. For girls and boys there were those paint by number things though I preferred to draw and paint freehand. Might not have been of Picasso's standard but mine own. And we did the puppet theatre out of cardboard box thing too.
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PostSubject: Re: Airfix (and other) Model Kits   Fri 04 Apr 2014, 15:03

I had a Noddy puppet theatre - always ignored the "prescribed" scripts, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Airfix (and other) Model Kits   Fri 01 Aug 2014, 14:39

Ooops!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Airfix (and other) Model Kits   Wed 20 Aug 2014, 11:07

The things you find on the net when looking for something entirely different, Miniature Switzerland;

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PostSubject: Re: Airfix (and other) Model Kits   Fri 17 Jul 2015, 13:27

Airfix (actually Hornby these days) have re-released this set to coincide with this year's 200th anniversary.



It's selling for a "mere" £39.99!

It's nice to see though that they haven't been tempted to give a makeover to the kitschy artwork from the original 60s issue (which I assume retailed for a price somewhat lower than £40), even going so far as to retain the wrong flag being flown by the Grenadiers.

Here are the actual flags used at Waterloo by the same lads:






Airfix have a bit of previous when it comes to that flag. This is meant to be from the American War of Independence ...

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PostSubject: Re: Airfix (and other) Model Kits   Fri 17 Jul 2015, 13:59

Those two 3rd Bat. Royal Scots standards are currently on display in Edinburgh Castle before being permanently laid up in storage because of their extreme fragility.

The Royal Scots - oldest line regiment in the British army, Pontius Pilate's bodyguard - are of course no more and now just part of 1st Bat Royal Regiment of Scotland. I'm the least military minded person you could meet but even I mourn the loss of so much history and tradition.
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PostSubject: Re: Airfix (and other) Model Kits   Fri 17 Jul 2015, 14:39

All the football nostalgia reminds me of NOT having Subutteo; it was this instead;



two outfield players (per side) controlled by magnets and a goalkeeper on a handle who was worked through the gap in the back of the goals
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PostSubject: Re: Airfix (and other) Model Kits   Fri 17 Jul 2015, 18:36

Subbuteo - Takes its name from "Falco subbuteo" - the Hobby. It seems the inventor wanted to call it "The Hobby" but was told that wouldn't be patentable. In my day we only had blow football. Often I cry "Blow football" when there appears to be nothing else on TV.
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