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My first model
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, January 27, 2018 3:24 PM

Probably the first and last time I really followed the instructions. It looks like an L 1049.

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    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, January 27, 2018 3:26 PM

GM - Now you need to go back and cover it in tissue paper and dope to get the feel of those days.

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    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, January 27, 2018 3:39 PM

That's a hoot, G.

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, January 27, 2018 3:57 PM

I remember Tinker Toys !!!!!

     

 

    

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, January 27, 2018 4:02 PM

Must have been the TWA livery, with all that red.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, January 27, 2018 8:15 PM

That pic is absolutely priceless.

-Greg

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, January 27, 2018 11:04 PM

It is that. I'm glad I found it. I'm probably about four. The guy behind me, Jack K, was my best friend for years and years. Celeste W was my first serious girlfriend.

We lived in a modern tract house familiar to Cali people called an "Eichler". Got to love those asbestos laden vinyl tile floors, over hard concrete. 

I hadn't discovered Lego yet in 1959. But Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs and Erector Sets were my stock in trade. 

I really like to make stuff. But I don't wear suspenders anymore

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    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Sunday, January 28, 2018 8:57 AM

I miss tinker toys.  

And speaking of tissue and dope, I started this little project this weekend.  I had the Guillows SE 5 kit collecting dust, aquired a Cox TD .020 at a grage sale, and started feeling like trying some old school building.

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, January 28, 2018 10:58 AM

scottrc

I miss tinker toys.  

And speaking of tissue and dope, I started this little project this weekend.  I had the Guillows SE 5 kit collecting dust, aquired a Cox TD .020 at a grage sale, and started feeling like trying some old school building.

 

 

 

I think the Guillows brand is the only stick and tissue kit brand still around from when I started modeling. Stick and tissue models are still around, but new vendors.  Although, Dumas may have been around when I started modeling, but they were all ships and boats then.

I still build a stick and tissue kit now and then- you can go back again!  And, I still have a Cox .010, mounted on a nice, stained hardwood display mount, as a landmark product.  I have not heard of a mass produced engine of smaller displacement!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, January 28, 2018 11:16 AM

That kid in the photo had a few Cox control line airplanes. One benefit of living in a cul-de-sac.

I only built one or two stick and  tissue models, and used white glue instead of something like Ambroid. They always came apart when they (glider) crashed.

As for power plants, I understand the hot set up now is electrics. I know John Eaton is in it.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, January 28, 2018 3:52 PM

Thanks for passing along who the other two youngsters are. I was really curious but wouldn't have been bold enough to ask.

Curiousity satisfied. Bow Down

-Greg

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