The first model I ever made (with some major help from my dad) was an Airfix 1/72 curtis P40/Kittyhawk Fighter. I believe the model was in bag with card header. i was 4 (1969/70) at the time so needed some help with glue.....which was in metal tube, you had to snap off the nozzle and there was no lid....of course the glue went over everything but i was very pleased with my Plane and it set me off on my journey. The Plane wasn't around long enough to see any paint! Having made thousands of model kits from virtually all manufacturers down the years, I'm now really only into 28mm.
Well that is how I got into this.....what was your first kit?
The first I tried was a Boeing 747. It wasn't mine but my brothers but he wasn't interested in it I was too young to know what to do with it, though. My next was a packet of GW fantasy human spearmen when I was in the first year of high school. No idea which army they were but I'd lean towards Empire.
Airfix 1/72 Fokker Dr.I; a box of WWI Early war Germans and WWI Dough-boys in campaign hats!!
“conscribe te militem in legionibus. pervagare orbem terrarium. inveni terras externas. cognosce miros peregrines. eviscera eos” ̴ “Join the legions, see the world, travel to foreign parts, meet interesting and exotic people, and disembowel them.”
The first minis I ever owned were some Grenadier dwarfs. I used them for d&d.
First model was a 1:144 scale working wing action Panavia Tornado - in 1982ish. I have no idea who the manufacturer was. Neat kit though. I liked it because it scaled nicely with some Matchbox metal diecast that I had - an Arrow, and I think an A9. I didn't even paint it!
Mine was a model of aircraft Bleriot crossed the Channel with. Can't remember the make now. It wasn't one of the famous brands like Airfix. A nice model too. I had help from my dad as well. I would be about 7 or 8 at the time, so that would be late '60s. My next one was the Airfix Lockheed Starfighter.