Thursday, 21 February 2013

What's This Here!

I was having a sort out of some boxes a few weeks back and I found this.

I built this Pontiac Firebird about thirty years ago when I was a teenager. The kit was a Revell 1/16th scale 1979 Pontiac Firebird 6.6 litre produced in 1980. Believe it or not, it was a snap together kit to, but I glued it though.

I think it is great to look back at the old models you've build, especially when you were young to remember where you started. This was brush painted with enamel paints, I did know about airbrushing then. The gold pinstripes were hand painted with a brush and that was basically it.

It needs a good clean up, the interior is covered with dust and the only damage is the driver side mirror being missing. Otherwise everything is there. Now I just need to work out how to dismantle this to clean the inside!

Finding this Firebird took me back and I can remember building this on the dining table covered with newspaper at my parents house. I am glad this never got binned like a lot of my other models I built before this one. I even found some old armour models that were built in my early teens a few months earlier and all of them are still available to buy now. 

You just cannot beat nostalgia and great memories! 

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