Everyone has a first. First car, first Love, first cigar etc. If you still have your first card model post em' here. It would be fun to see how we've progressed thru the years, a not too critical eye, sometimes a few laughs, and even a glimpse of some neat subjects that may not be available anymore. My first (sappy music playing in the backround), was a few ships I designed back as a kid, they were the silouettes with some inked on details, with a base of sorts, that my cousin and I shot at with pea shooters. Alas, they are long gone, a product of fertile kid imaginings, but I thought it neat at the time. Then A 6th grade teacher, a nun, introduced us to 3d geometry, cones cubes cylinders, in an attemt to get us to learn something... Oh yeah, geometry! I took these cut out 3d shapes, stacked them and made a sorta spaceship. Later, growing up not poor but certainly on 50c allowance that came with a bunch of chores in the 60s you couldn't buy some primo ship models that were out by Revell. I turned back to sister Judith's 3d cutouts made chunk hulls but some fairly accurate superstructures of card ships and battled it out with the kids on the blocks fleets. Now fast fwd to current time, I got bored one spring, saw Fiddlers green site, saw there models , linked out to PMI, saw a wonderland of card models, saw my favourite aircraft, the SBD Dauntless (angel of midway), and put her together. Here she is my "first" (commercial kit).