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Oct 10, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Pics from a Sterling ad in the Jan '60 issue of Flying Models. No ebay prices there!


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Oct 10, 2012, 01:50 PM
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Need time tunnel NOW !


Them musta bin the days ...

Where's my wayback machine ..
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Oct 14, 2012, 10:12 AM
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More Sterling models when they were priced well ...
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Oct 14, 2012, 12:26 PM
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Them musta bin the days ...

Where's my wayback machine ..
Vary cool Tim
Oct 14, 2012, 01:47 PM
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Here is a resource website I use for Sterling models.

http://home.mindspring.com/~jeff.coo...els/index.html
Oct 14, 2012, 01:58 PM
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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.
Oct 14, 2012, 02:10 PM
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The olde days ....


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Vary cool Tim

Love them old kits ...
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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.

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.
Oct 14, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Ha ha. I remember looking for bottles and cans so I could afford what I wanted too, kids don’t think like that today.
Oct 14, 2012, 06:32 PM
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Love them old kits ...
76 Parts? Impossible to build!
Oct 14, 2012, 06:35 PM
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[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 !
Oct 14, 2012, 06:36 PM
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76 Parts? Impossible to build!
A challenge !
Oct 14, 2012, 06:43 PM
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A challenge !
At least it was molded in color! That saved a step!
Oct 14, 2012, 07:29 PM
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Lindberg kit # 700


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.
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Oct 14, 2012, 07:30 PM
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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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