Archive for the ‘Modeling Nostalgia’ Category
The IMC kit was rereleased by Testors, but they modified the molds, so that instead of having the Panoramic Windows like the IMC kit has (I believe it’s a Model 23) it’s got the smaller rectangular windows (as per the Model 24). Read the rest of this entry »
Don McIntyre shares this preview of a kit he remembers from his youth. Be sure and click on the gallery photos for additional text. Thanks for sharing this trip down memory lane, Don!
This is one of those kits I’ve been wanting to get for a long time, and I finally got one on eBay at a price I was willing to pay.
This kit has great nostalgia value for me. When I was in High School, lo these many years ago (I graduated in 1975), my friend, George Nuss and I used to get together at each others homes and build models together, often until far into the night. I don’t know if George (he’s been a missionary in West Africa for well over 20 years from now), still builds models or not. One of the models I built (partially) during that time was this an original IMC Learjet. So it’s definitely got nostalgia value for me. I still have parts from it in my parts stash that I come across from time to time. I must never have finished it, because I even came across the decal sheet not long ago! Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes I get the rare chance to get in a time machine, and go way, way back, to a simpler time in my life. A time with few worries. A time spent building models and playing with toy soldiers. I took one of those trips tonight.
I had won an auction on Ebay for an unopened Monogram Patton Tank. The very same kit I’d built when I was 11 or 12, back in ’78 or so. Opening the shipping box was like greeting an old friend. I hadn’t thought about this kit in years, and it was only a recent foray into armor modeling that even got me thinking about it. Yet here it was, just as I’d remembered it.
I always loved the Monogram kits of the mid-70s. The ones in the white boxes with the photos of the built kits all over them. They just looked so cool. I remember cutting out the covers and pasting them in a notebook. I have no idea what happened to it. Lost like so many other things as “more important” stuff, some of which was, and some wasn’t, came along.
After I got back into model building earlier this year (after 23 years “off”), I started looking around eBay for some of the kits I built. After just a little searching, I actually found two of these- one still in it’s sealed wrapper.
After posting on the Fine Scale Modeler Forums my plans to build on of them, and turn the built kit and the sealed box into a small display, another forum member sent me a re-issue of the kit. So I’ll have a nice display- the finished model, the vintage model displayed before building, and another still in the box.
I’m almost done, and should have some pictures up in a few days of the final build.