Sunday, February 24, 2013

Good Times

My little homage to Airfix. As a kid in the late 70's to early 80's, hundreds of hours were spent playing and painting these wonderful models. Esci 1/72 scale figures comes to a close second but Airfix will always be a first love. Particularly the American Civil War range. Though hideously inaccurate, along with some crazy strange poses, there is something about them...Maybe it's nostalgia. Donno, whenever I see that round red, white and black Airfix logo, it brings back some very fond memories. I played with other toy soldier/playsets but these "little men" from the UK will always be number one.


Gary Dombrowski said...

Sure brings back some great memories. I definitely got my (or my parent's) monies worth out of theose "little men". Who can forget using those great Pringles potato chip containers to store them in.

Jason said...

Doesn't it! Gotta find Pringle's can. I think that would complete my collection.