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Found 16th Oct 2009Made hot 16th Oct 2009
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Plastic scale model kit
1:72 Scale
Requires painting: yes

38 Comments

are kids still interested in doing these? I used to have hundreds of them all over my ceiling but cant imagine the games console generation doing it? They used to cost me 1/6p so they have gone up a lot! :-)

Used to love making these up, but like the above poster says - hard to imagine this generation of kids sitting doing them :roll:

Anyone remember those really basic polystyrene planes (typically the body had holes that you slotted the wings & tail through) that you got in newsagents etc with the plastic nose and wee blue propeller?

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Showing my age maybe:oops: :whistling:

Welcome to the sad old gits club :-D

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Stukka;6594759

Used to love making these up, but like the above poster says - hard to … Used to love making these up, but like the above poster says - hard to imagine this generation of kids sitting doing them :roll:Anyone remember those really basic polystyrene planes (typically the body had holes that you slotted the wings & tail through) that you got in newsagents etc with the plastic nose and wee blue propeller? ....Showing my age maybe:oops: :whistling:



They were ace.

Actually I am interested in these, but for myself and not for my stepson so nice find!

Both my boys love making models - 10 and 13.

Sloth/Mod

Used to be all the rage when i was a kid.............maybe i'll buy the eldest one and then i can have a day out at the walk-in-centre having his fingers un-stuck. :-D

Hot

Ace. I have a 7 yo who is doing WWII as a project at school. Already done the ME262. Good times.

One of the best thing about having kids - being able to re-live your own childhood...

I always used to go for the 'covered in glue' finish on my few attempts. Attempted an Ark Royal once - still have nightmares about that monster...

love it love love it

Then again I am in my 50s lol

ronmanager;6597435

I always used to go for the 'covered in glue' finish on my few attempts. … I always used to go for the 'covered in glue' finish on my few attempts. Attempted an Ark Royal once - still have nightmares about that monster...


HMS Victory, the ultimate:thumbsup:

Stukka;6594759

UAnyone remember those really basic polystyrene planes (typically the … UAnyone remember those really basic polystyrene planes (typically the body had holes that you slotted the wings & tail through) that you got in newsagents etc with the plastic nose and wee blue propeller? ....Showing my age maybe:oops: :whistling:



Pounland have been selling these recently. :thumbsup:

mosskeeto;6594498

They used to cost me 1/6p...


I think you mean 1/6d!

Do these come with glue and paint?

Stukka;6594759

Used to love making these up, but like the above poster says - hard to … Used to love making these up, but like the above poster says - hard to imagine this generation of kids sitting doing them :roll:Anyone remember those really basic polystyrene planes (typically the body had holes that you slotted the wings & tail through) that you got in newsagents etc with the plastic nose and wee blue propeller? ....Showing my age maybe:oops: :whistling:



Wow, you just took me back 15 years! Used to love those things. Tempted to get one of these for the nostalgia!

Hot deal. Buy one for your kids this Christmas, and hopefully they won't turn into murdering psychopaths as a result of all the games they play. Like I have.

:thumbsup:

Stukka;6594759

Used to love making these up, but like the above poster says - hard to … Used to love making these up, but like the above poster says - hard to imagine this generation of kids sitting doing them :roll:Anyone remember those really basic polystyrene planes (typically the body had holes that you slotted the wings & tail through) that you got in newsagents etc with the plastic nose and wee blue propeller? ....Showing my age maybe:oops: :whistling:



is that the ones with the elastic band that you wound up via the propeller & when you slipped winding it up the prop nearly took your fingers off !

I loved doing airfix kits as a kid, i even belonged to the airfix model club, if i remember Dick Emery was the president. I'd agree about the kids today not doing them, i may be wrong, but i dont know any kids that make models anymore !

northers;6597412

One of the best thing about having kids - being able to re-live your own … One of the best thing about having kids - being able to re-live your own childhood...



oh yes very much so, buying stuff that you wernt allowed to have as a kid, buy it to give to your son but end up playing it more then him, we bought our lad a remote control car, i built it, stuck all the stickers on ect & had the first go :-D

I loved the model ships. We stuck them together then destroyed them with air guns.

They rarely floated upright in the bath. HMS Nelson was good though, floated sweetly. The Scharnhorst, well, we blew it's whole stern off then filled the gap with paper ... covered with that stinking glue ... good as new !

Best ever though was the QE2. We weighed it down with nails, then set fire to it in the bath when Mum and Dad were out. Unfortunately the smoke and particles the fire produced covered everywhere in the bathroom, the more we kids tried cleaning it the blacker the bath and tiles became.

My *rse was black the following day too. Funny that.

Hot deal :thumbsup: but my Son's still not getting one !

zappster1966;6597825

I loved the model ships. We stuck them together then destroyed them with … I loved the model ships. We stuck them together then destroyed them with air guns.They rarely floated upright in the bath. HMS Nelson was good though, floated sweetly. The Scharnhorst, well, we blew it's whole stern off then filled the gap with paper ... covered with that stinking glue ... good as new !Best ever though was the QE2. We weighed it down with nails, then set fire to it in the bath when Mum and Dad were out. Unfortunately the smoke and particles the fire produced covered everywhere in the bathroom, the more we kids tried cleaning it the blacker the bath and tiles became.My *rse was black the following day too. Funny that.Hot deal :thumbsup: but my Son's still not getting one !



:lol: great story, the things we used to do as nippers :-D

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Meadsy4742;6597653

Do these come with glue and paint?



Can't see anyone whinning to say they don't come with either paint or glue so I am guessing yes. When I was a kid they did.:)

richp;6597786

is that the ones with the elastic band that you wound up via the … is that the ones with the elastic band that you wound up via the propeller & when you slipped winding it up the prop nearly took your fingers off !I loved doing airfix kits as a kid, i even belonged to the airfix model club, if i remember Dick Emery was the president. I'd agree about the kids today not doing them, i may be wrong, but i dont know any kids that make models anymore !



I think he meant the ones in paper packets, that you just threw, I think the elastic ones were wooden.
http://i.s.shopwiki.com/i/data/__Polystyrene+Glider+Assorted+Plane/140x140/5/414/704/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5hZnRlcm5vYWguY29tL2ltYWdlcy9pdGVtX3RodV82NjMzLmpwZw====.jpg

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so hot I burnt my eyes looking at these deals .. loved them as a kid , spent hours building the Herc and the bloodhound missiles

Stukka;6594759

Anyone remember those really basic polystyrene planes (typically the body … Anyone remember those really basic polystyrene planes (typically the body had holes that you slotted the wings & tail through) that you got in newsagents etc with the plastic nose and wee blue propeller?



I suddenly feel very very old! (P.S. they were great! )

Stukka;6594759

Used to love making these up, but like the above poster says - hard to … Used to love making these up, but like the above poster says - hard to imagine this generation of kids sitting doing them :roll:Anyone remember those really basic polystyrene planes (typically the body had holes that you slotted the wings & tail through) that you got in newsagents etc with the plastic nose and wee blue propeller? ....Showing my age maybe:oops: :whistling:



shopwiki.co.uk/Pol…der

I think that the prices are OK, but just as cheap on Ebay for most.

So not hot or cold.:?

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Mr C;6598136

I think that the prices are OK, but just as cheap on Ebay for most.So not … I think that the prices are OK, but just as cheap on Ebay for most.So not hot or cold.:?



Not really a price comparision though is it. Amazon leading trader, Ebayer could possibly scam your or take a lot longer etc etc.

Think I would pick Amazon first choice.:)

I'm sure Airfix once made balsa wood model aeroplanes, you stuck the balsa frame together then covered it with thin paper ... almost like that ghastly tracing paper loo roll you got at primary school. You had the rubber band propeller and it could actually fly too !!

And when I started school, in 1971 .... an Airfix model ship cost forty new pence, then went up to fifty pence (cool ... my pocket money was exactly fifty pence) but under the Labour government of 1974 the price went up to sixty pence !!!

An absolute scandal. How to make up the ten pence shortfall ? And so began my career of petty crime.

A bag of crisps cost a ha'penny in 1971. Just sayin, like. I mind when they went up to a penny for a bag of salt n shake. Shocking stuff.

zappster1966;6597825

I loved the model ships. We stuck them together then destroyed them with … I loved the model ships. We stuck them together then destroyed them with air guns.



LOL. Good to hear someone else used to love shooting airguns at airfix models. Thought it was just me :-D

Stompa;6597623

I think you mean 1/6d!



Yeah .... amazing how you forget so easily!! :thumbsup:

Meadsy4742;6597653

Do these come with glue and paint?



never used to,only the posh kids got paint ;-)

Why is the ME 109 more expensive than the Spitfire (£5.41 for the 109, £4.69 the Spitfire)? I think it's been proved the Spitfire is miles better!

Adam2050;6597973

Can't see anyone whinning to say they don't come with either paint or … Can't see anyone whinning to say they don't come with either paint or glue so I am guessing yes. When I was a kid they did.:)



no, the Airfix ones didn't, I think the Tamia kits did though.

A little off topic, but if you've more money than time, this might be an option for you?

airfix.co.uk/lat…ix/

Gonna check these out for my boys, despite being of the ds/computer game generation, they still love this sort of thing. Mind you, I struggle to cope with having my dining table occupied for months at a time as they get around to finally finishing the damn things!

For anyone thinking of reliving their childhood (and mine) by setting fire to model ships, planes, etc .....

........ burning plastic is a good source of dioxins :w00t:

Decentbloke;6610485

For anyone thinking of reliving their childhood (and mine) by setting … For anyone thinking of reliving their childhood (and mine) by setting fire to model ships, planes, etc ............. burning plastic is a good source of dioxins :w00t:



Indeed. And the Airfix glue gets you as high as a kite :whistling:

Airfix vs Revell ? Airfix had a better range of kits but Revell were quality.
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