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Posted: Aug 13th 2011 3:09PM Pingles said

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That is one of the most awesome company tie-ins I have ever seen.

Posted: Aug 13th 2011 5:05PM Faction 3 said

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@Pingles

I could not agree more. I was a Revell fan when I was younger, and this is just....beyond awesome.

Now if GW2 allied with Fat Girls, I'd be more in love.

Gotta love the fat broads.
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Posted: Aug 13th 2011 4:01PM Ghostspeaker said

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I'm under 30 (albeit not by much) but I still have fond memories of making models. That's completely awesome. I'm pretty sure I still have a Revell plane or two somewhere in my parents' house. Definitely the coolest product tie-in I've ever seen for an MMO, F2P or otherwise.

Posted: Aug 13th 2011 5:04PM Beau Hindman said

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37 here. lol I remember going to my Grandma's in Austin and we would always go to the store and she would buy us a model to build while we were there. I sucked at them, but it was fun.

The name Revell is very familiar!

Beau

Posted: Aug 13th 2011 6:28PM demonlife said

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Why the "over 30" thing? Do they not make plastic tank models and airplanes anymore? I'd have more to say, but I've gotta run back down to my dungeon in Mom's basement and paste those decals onto my Enterprise model!

Posted: Aug 13th 2011 6:39PM Jef Reahard said

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@demonlife

It's just been my experience that mentioning model kits to folks in their 20s elicits blank stares. It's probably all those dastardly video games the kids are playing nowadays.
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Posted: Aug 13th 2011 7:23PM (Unverified) said

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@Jef Reahard

Unless you talk to someone who plays the tabletop miniatures games like Warhammer 40k etc.

I remember the F4 Phantom I had on fishing line draped from the ceiling. It was radical.
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Posted: Aug 13th 2011 9:09PM (Unverified) said

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That's funny...
...I was holding the box for that exact tank model in my very hands at the local Michael's craft store just a few days ago.

Posted: Aug 13th 2011 9:19PM Graill440 said

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Yes, the good ol days when models were blown up with firecrackers, or m5's and the associated army men and the tunnels in those great wars..........a more innocent time.

Posted: Aug 13th 2011 11:28PM Faction 3 said

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@Graill440

Yeah! The days of Greens & Tans. Fond memories indeed.

Then the Blues came....damn Tommies!
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Posted: Aug 13th 2011 11:38PM TheFlameCrow said

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Will they be doing a World of Planes line too? I'm more of a plane person. :P

(And much more of a mecha person.... I only have one plane model right now. F4U Corsair FTW. :3)

Posted: Aug 14th 2011 12:15AM (Unverified) said

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@TheFlameCrow


mmmmmm....F4U Corsair...
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Posted: Aug 14th 2011 1:57AM Poordevil said

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I built the 1940 Ford, I built the 1950 Ford after being inspired by the movie Thunder Road, and the '57 Chevy. You could build them stock or souped up. There was Revell, AMT, and Monogram who made model kits. I liked old ships and planes too. I built the Santa Maria, and a Viking ship complete with all the guys and their oars. WW1 airplanes were a favorite, Spads Nieuports, Fokkers. Painted everything. The kits came with decals that you soaked in a bowl of water then slipped them onto the model.

Posted: Aug 14th 2011 3:44AM AnotherPint said

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That would be nice if a video game could get people intersted in another hobby. I have not made a plastic model in a long time but maybe world of panes could use a balsa wood company to make their models. now that takes some patience.

My dad and I still like to make the balsa wood planes. I laughed so hard when he asked me what was a good place to get dope from!

Posted: Aug 14th 2011 2:06PM Mikx said

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Only time I considered building a model tank was when I started playing Company of Heroes, so its nice someone else has the same idea.

Posted: Aug 15th 2011 9:55AM ApathyCurve said

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Interesting. But unless something has changed recently, Revell products are flash-infested garbage. For quality armor kits, stick with Tamiya. They are more expensive, but they'll save you much grief during construction.

Posted: Aug 15th 2011 11:58AM StClair said

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*raises hand*
No tanks, but I built a lot of planes (and a few robots and starfighters).

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