My father came home from work one Friday evening in late 1968 with something new: An Airfix kit!
My first kit was the Hawker Typhoon. In those days my father also worked as a nightclub doorman on Friday and Saturday nights. He would spend some time with me before going out. He bought the kit to allow us to do something together. With his help with the pilot and undercarriage (it went on the stand, so wheels up) I managed to complete the kit. The first colour scheme was gluey fingerprints and opaque canopy!