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I liked that approach also..

January 12 2018 at 2:02 PM
Chris Luevano  (Login cluevano)
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Response to Just thinking and remembering...

and have most of my instruction sheets and catalogs from the 50’s on. The “Well, yeah but..” observations would include the cost for someone who knows what the pieces are to do the written procedures, which could result in release delays as well and what would be additional costs for language translation. Some of the 60’s Monogram instruction sheets had photographs of each step(as did some Hawk and I think some Lindberg too). I definitely learned a lot.

We’re all aware of working features like retractable landing gear, folding wings, weapons dropping features causing scale disproportions and loss of accuracy, but for a time, these were the very things that kept me interested in model building. I was more driven to complete a model that had working features going for it than one I knew was going to just sit on the shelf.
Anyone who built an old Revell 1/40th Skyraider or their “S” series 1/49 F-102 got a nice little glimpse into mechanical engineering. The motorized Lindberg kits gave you some good exposure into basics of electricty with their motorized kits. I wonder how many people actually wound the armatures for the motors they included.

Most kids play computer games now for action, don’t need time consuming kits.


This message has been edited by cluevano from IP address on Jan 12, 2018 2:04 PM

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