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So just out of nosey-ness - what is it about the Cold War that interests you and makes want to recreate it in plastic form?

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For me I think it's a combination of: that's when I grew up and first got interested in military planes: and, as I started modelling, everybody else seemed more interested in WW2 RAF or Luftwaffe; and, as I realised I cannot build all that I have, the end of Cold War was a great cut off point.

Plus, of course, there's so many fantastic British planes in that period - Javelin, Canberra, Lightning, Harrier, Hunter, Meteor, Comet, Britannia, VC-10, etc plus post WW2 schemes for WW2 aircraft!

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RAF, early 1970s. I had to learn aircraft recognition of Soviet and NATO types - easy peasy for a modeller. Watched news footage of Vietnam war and the smaller African wars. Just built then and more so now what I saw and learnt and was common place to me.

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I'm a child of the Cold war. Born in '68, more or less slap bang in the middle of it, and schooled with ideas of four-minute warnings. I also find the technological advances made during this period fascinating.


And I like Migs :-D

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I'm also a child of the Cold War having been born in 1961 (the same year the Berlin Wall went up IIRC). In my early modelling days I tended to build World War II subjects, as did most of my modelling mates (back in the pre-computer game world of the early 1970's, quite a lot of young lads build models). In my adult years as a modeller I became more attracted to the aircraft types that dominated the skies in my youth - i.e. Cold War jets and I've largely stuck to them since.

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Well I only existed for the last 5 years of the Cold War but grew up with the post-war conflicts fought with Cold War equipment. So I guess my interest started there and worked backwards.

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The period of the cold war covered such an extremely social, political and technological change. With really overt flashpoints such as Korea, Vietnam and of course Cuba. Of course so many parts we will probably never know about. Fascinating!


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For me it's the Cold War era's designs.
Look through any other era and there's nothing like them!

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Another cold war brat. Born a year to the day after TSR2 first flew. My grandad on Mums side worked on it and other cold war types. Grew up with the four minute warning bit too though they stopped banging on about it at school around the time I was twelve. The film 'Threads' both facinated me and scared the bejesus out of me at the same time. I joined the ATC at thirteen. Aced aircraft recognition. Even proved an RAF instructor wrong on one, fancy not knowing the difference between a Lightning T4 and a T5. built any latest model I could get my paws on though admittedly preferred WW2 types. That's it in a nutshell for me.

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