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#1 A-37 Oct 10, 2012 12:48 PM

Sterling Boats
 
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Pics from a Sterling ad in the Jan '60 issue of Flying Models. No ebay prices there!


Ed

#2 Tim B. Oct 10, 2012 01:50 PM

Need time tunnel NOW !
 
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Them musta bin the days ...

Where's my wayback machine ..

#3 Tim B. Oct 14, 2012 10:12 AM

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More Sterling models when they were priced well ...

#4 Browndog Oct 14, 2012 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Tim B. (Post 22964328)
Them musta bin the days ...

Where's my wayback machine ..

Vary cool Tim

#5 Prins Willem Oct 14, 2012 01:47 PM

Here is a resource website I use for Sterling models.

http://home.mindspring.com/~jeff.coo...els/index.html

#6 ken_nj Oct 14, 2012 01:58 PM

Someone in our club has a NIB unbuilt American Scout. I'll have to check it out next time I am over there. He said he would not build it. Might have to talk to him about it.

#7 Tim B. Oct 14, 2012 02:10 PM

The olde days ....
 
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Originally Posted by Browndog (Post 22998446)
Vary cool Tim


Love them old kits ...

#8 Kmot Oct 14, 2012 06:04 PM

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The good old days ...


When I was a kid, I earned a weekly allowance of $0.25 cents in 1959. ($1.98 equivalent today!)

How much does an 8 year old kid get for allowance these days?

With that money, I could buy five candy bars. :D

Or, a plastic model kit. I mostly built airplanes, because the 1/72 scale models came in plastic bags, hung on a wire rack. Actually, they were $0.29 cents, but a couple of soda pop bottles found a long the way earned a deposit credit and I could buy the model.

For the way expensive models, like the kind that came in a box and cost a dollar or two, those were birthday or Christmas gifts. :popcorn:

#9 Kcal Oct 14, 2012 06:18 PM

Ha ha. I remember looking for bottles and cans so I could afford what I wanted too, kids don’t think like that today.

#10 Aerominded Oct 14, 2012 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Tim B. (Post 22999196)
Love them old kits ...

76 Parts? :eek: Impossible to build! :eek:

#11 Tim B. Oct 14, 2012 06:35 PM

[QUOTE=Kmot;23000990]

Or, a plastic model kit. I mostly built airplanes, because the 1/72 scale models came in plastic bags, hung on a wire rack.QUOTE]

Man, what a great memory, a big deal that was to go into Woolworths and B-line to the model section ~

Plastic, and the flat Guillow hand gliders with the slot in the fuse where the wing went through ... maybe if you were rich you could get one with a rubber band and a prop !

#12 Tim B. Oct 14, 2012 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Aerominded (Post 23001228)
76 Parts? :eek: Impossible to build! :eek:

A challenge !

#13 Aerominded Oct 14, 2012 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Tim B. (Post 23001249)
A challenge !

At least it was molded in color! That saved a step! :D

#14 Tim B. Oct 14, 2012 07:29 PM

Lindberg kit # 700
 
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Most is salvageable, somebody got glue allllll over most of the dark parts.

Most fortunately, the foredeck, cabin roof and hull are completely untouched.

Aft deck and cabin wall ( flat parts ) will be traced and reproduced as well as I can.

#15 Aerominded Oct 14, 2012 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Tim B. (Post 23001708)
Most fortunately, the foredeck, cabin roof and hull are completely untouched.

Ooo, you actually have one of these? Lucky guy! :)

Seems like you could carefully 'polish out' the excess glue using fine sand paper and still use the original parts?

LOA? @18"?


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