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      Anders52


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      Post #68837, posted on 12-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Dear Santa,
      for Christmas this year I would like an injection modeled kit of a Convair 440 (Metropolitan) with decals for Linjeflyg (Former Swedish Domestic airline) and a B717 in the colors of AeBal (Spanair Link), all in 1/144 scale of course! THANK YOU!
      Santa, you should have a look what Father Frost (Russia) have giving to the modelers of Russia, itīs simply amazing.

      For us older modelers who has been around since the seventies, when all we had was the Airfix and Revell kits, the last years has giving us kits we couldnīt even dream about of 40 years ago. Think about all the Tupolevs, Iljushins old propjets etc etc. Some of the kits may not have have lived up the standard of the twenieth century but I prefer a so so MD-11 and L1011-500 kits to no -11 or a -500 at all! Yes I know some of you will say, look att the AA kits but they are economically out of my reach and Iīm pretty medioker builder ;-) so i prefer injection modeled kits!

      Wish all modelers out there a fantastic Christmas and all the best for 2018!
      Anders / Malmö / Sweden

      Linjeflyg(SE) CV440 Metropolitan and AeBal B717 would be very nice!

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      Post #68839, posted on 12-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Bringing back memories for us "older" modelers, Anders. I, too, asked Santa many times for model airliners for Christmas, while all my friends were building tanks, cars, trucks, and who knows what else. I began building while I was a teen in the 70s, never advancing much beyond a novice, painting with brushes, never sanding, and using the old Testors glue that could, and often would, make me woosy while hearing my mom yell out, "OPEN THE WINDOW BEFORE YOU SUFFOCATE!" Airfix, Revell, and Monogram ruled the day then. I have advanced in age, experience, and expertise, enjoying the huge advancements in technology and wonderful supply of models in these days, seeing aircraft that I would have never dreamed of then...the A300s, the L-1011s, the MD-11s, the 717s, and many more improvements on the older versions, and supplies and tools to convert and modify to the limits of my imagination. My unbuilt stacks of models include many that were acquired 20 or more years ago, to just last month. And I am so blessed with a wife who understands, and blesses my collecting and building...she's my Santa!

      What a wonderful hobby.