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maturco

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Nov 17 12 8:45 AM

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The 1957 Revell XSL-01 kit was a great one.  I remember building it when I was around 11 or 12 years old.  The original Revell kits are hard to find and bring a pretty penny on Ebay in any condition.  Fantastic Plastic issued an enlarged 1/72-scale resin copy that I purchased from a vendor at a modeling show.  It won a third-place award at the IPMS Nationals. See if this picture brings back any memories from the late '50s, i.e., for you old timers like me.


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berniehackettjr

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Nov 17 12 10:02 AM

Mat:

       She's pretty!

        I remember seeing them on sale, once upon a time, but it was out my price range.

        There was one on the table at Maraudercon last Saturday, but I didn't get to ask its particulars. A friend of mine, Mr. Revell S Type" has one in his collection.

         I suspect his story paralells mine, couldn't get it back when, finally found one.

          Love that vintage outer space look!

          Thanks for showing it to us.

Regards.

Bernie
Boy modeler, nose against the store window glass

Bernie Hackett, boy modeler

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maturco

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Nov 17 12 12:44 PM

That was mine at MarauderCon. I had it as part of a Triathlon entry with a Ferrari 312T and an M4A3 Sherman. Too bad we didn't know enough to bump into one another. Or maybe we did!

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csmo

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Nov 17 12 10:40 PM

I had one of the original revell kits when I was 11 or 12, in '59 or 60. It went together pretty well except the gymballed rocket exhausts. The back end looked like a real glue-bomb when I finally got it together. I played with mine a lot. The original model had a raised gantry that was made from I-beams and it was molded in Bright Orange. The space plane was removable and I kept it for a long time after the base and boosters went bye-bye. The space plane was later released as a separate stand alone kit. This model was something that had an undefineable sense of wonder about it. I would have traded both of my sisters for a ride in a real XLS-01. Adios, Larry.

"Field Artillerymen do it with a BIGGER BANG!"

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Hertzair

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Jan 12 15 1:55 PM

XSL-1

I bought a well-built original one on eBay a
few years back and bought repro decals for it, so I plan on a repaint/refurb during retirement...

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