After reading about some 1:43 builds on another forum, I was very tempted to have a go at a metal model again after a break of about 35 years. One of last ones I built was a Ferrari 156/85, when I was 15:
My Dad got it me for Christmas after going to Silverstone for the GoodYear tyre tests and Grand Prix in the summer of ‘85. Despite going to Grands Prix since I was less than a year old, that ‘85 Ferrari was really the first time I’d got to see and appreciate an F1 car up close, so it’ll always be a special car for me. Here are a couple of pics I took at the time with my Dad’s Olympus Trip:
Anyway, despite really wanting to build another, I quickly put the thought of yet another kit to the back of my mind, considering the load of other half finished projects I’ve got. I did mention it to a like-minded friend at work though...
Fast forward a few weeks to my birthday, and to my amazement, my work colleagues had a whip round and presented me with this; the latest iteration of the kit:
Beautifully presented in a neat box, it’s almost too nice to open, but when you do, it’s a treat: these days you get photo-etch, coil springs and pre-printed tyres, as well as beautifully moulded white metal:
Instructions are ‘interesting’ in places, but no problem really:
They also got me another kit with a huge amount of sentimental value: a rare Tyrrell P34 Prototype kit from about 1975:
Amazing, especially since I pride myself on being the most grumpy and cynical person in the office.
I’ve tried to resist, but I think I’ll be making a start soon....definitely an OOB build though.
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Modern Tameo kits are so nice. Definitely a big jump from the early days. Great to hear what effect certain cars have had on others throughout their life. And having the ability to re-build a kit makes it even better. Enjoy!
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dgwoodward2 wrote:Modern Tameo kits are so nice. Definitely a big jump from the early days. Great to hear what effect certain cars have had on others throughout their life. And having the ability to re-build a kit makes it even better. Enjoy!
Thanks! I intend to enjoy a totally OOB, relatively quick build for a change...
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