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I used to think I was the king of missing canopies

April 21 2017 at 11:24 AM
Tom Hall  (Login el-rancho-decomposo)
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Response to my worst missing parts story

Seems I had several kits when I was younger without certain clear parts (I was too shy to complain), but I was happy to discover a photo of the captured Stirling with a tarp taped over the nose glazing so my Airfix kit had a new goal in life. And then Falcon canopies came to my rescue later, since most of those kits were still in their boxes, waiting.....

Strangest one was a Hawk U-2 with two port side fuselage halves. I kid you not, years later at a kit show I found one with two starboard halves!

At another kit show, I was sitting at my table and got a front & center seat as two brothers went at with a vendor over a rare AMT(?) car kit that apparently was in original cellophane--they opened it up right there and it had the wrong tires, so they were about to get in a fist fight as the vendor said "Hey, it was in original shrink wrap, sold AS-IS"

I started thinking about some woman in 1964 who had no idea when she grabbed the wrong sprue of tires and put in the box that 30 years later it would almost come to blows...

This message has been edited by el-rancho-decomposo from IP address on Apr 21, 2017 11:33 AM

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