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 Post subject: Fireball XL5
PostPosted: Sun 15 May 2011 11:37 am 
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I have a memory of my father making this for me whilst on holiday on the Isle of Wight in I would guess 1965. I can recall that whilst he painted the fins red and yellow my uncle was making a Pirate's costume for the holiday camp fancy dress (which he won) and Zorba the Greek was on the radio.

Who made that kit? I think you got it from cereal packet coupons or similar. Anyone got one, or any photos?

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PostPosted: Sun 15 May 2011 12:47 pm 
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I think that was the über rare Airfix-made Kitmaster FIREBALL XL5 model produced for Lyons Maid Ice Cream.

http://www.kitmaster.org.uk/XL5.htm

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PostPosted: Sun 15 May 2011 13:48 pm 
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Lyon's Maid!!! That was it, very good, thanks

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Thanks Jonathan,

Just shared the web site graphics with my mother, who promptly recalled to me that the show last aired in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 27, 1964.

I & my 3 siblings were huddled around the TV, watching the opening scenes of that episode (some sort of catastrophe hitting the space port & sparks flying in the control room...) when the Good Friday earthquake began. That episode was never finished & the show was never aired in Anchorage again.

What's a collector pay for one of those XL-5 kits these days?

-Lars


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Collecting Airfix Kits values an original Fireball XL-5 kit (along with the equally rare Stingray) from $700 to $800.

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Thanks Steven,

That is so wrong, it must be right.

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No problem Lars. Comet Miniatures made a white metal and resin copy of the Fireball XL-5 kit. That cost me £63 on eBay.

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