Another heart-warming tale of kindness now.
Some months ago I was contacted by a good friend. In accordance with the usual Megablitz and More witness protection programme let’s call him ‘John.’ He mentioned the discovery in a cupboard of a box of mostly broken and decidedly tatty old 1/72 aircraft models. Should he, he asked, do the sensible thing and chuck them in the bin or would I like them? Given that the price - free - was in my preferred range, it was soon agreed that he would bring the box to the Conference of Wargamers. Thus it was a couple of weeks ago that a large box of crumbling plastic took up residence in my car. Last weekend I got round to an initial sort-out.
Follow the thrilling tale of the survivors on these pages in weeks to come!
There's always room for more at the Megablitz and More home for wayward aircraft isn't there? There are plastic aircraft restoration projects that even you won't take on?
Brilliant broken bits box I say!
It is a shame the B29 wasn't salvageable. It is such a huge model! I'm scratching my head over the British bomber in the winners box, is it a Hampden?
Some were just too far gone I'm afraid. Even some of the current survivors may not make it.
Definitely some useful stuff in there.
Sadly the B-29 was missing too many bits. The British bomber is indeed a Hampden - it needs a lot o f work as the tail in particular is mostly absent. It's survival is not assured. Of course, if someone else were to want to take it on....
Ah this reminds of the good old days when I was 17 having "grown up" out of models. Some dusty aircraft models were hanging from the bedroom ceiling and they were shot up with a Webley 22 pistol. My father wasn't too impressed with the collateral damage to the plaster work!
Many a good model has met such a fate!
Do you remember that Sunday Times article, "The Contents of my Bin"? Yours would win hands down! Alas, mine is mostly empty beer and wine bottles nowadays. :-)
I’ll hide the broken kits under beer and wine bottles - they’re probably more socially acceptable.
You gotta like that Boomerang .. a kit I always meant to make ;)
I remember it from the Airfix catalogue.
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