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Figured I would say hi finally
Posted by jtroutt19 on Monday, February 12, 2018 4:37 PM

Hey guys I have been a frequent visitor of this site for a few years now. I asked for some help a couple years ago on a model that I am still working on. Anyway I am trying to include more modeling in my life as well as introduce my children to it my son is 8. I was in first grade when I built my first model. It was some apache helicopter that I wish I still had I remember screwing up the windows and getting to much glue on them. Point here is that I am scared when my son handles an exacto blade while im instructing him. My mom would just here have fun son....lol

At this point in my life I am obsessed with detail, an obsession that very often takes me into territory that is beyond my skill level but I still venture there. I have been working a Titanic now since 2016. I will work on it for a while then a couple months will go by and I will pick it up again. My first time working with photoetch as well. 

 

Anyway I am very appreciative that this site exsists!

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:42 AM

jtroutt19 ;

  Don't be feeling alone .There are many that are trying or are doing what most consider - over the top detailing . I have been for years . When I can remember all the steps I plan to post some of my Clean Bay Builds . You'll see . My motto for client's builds are if it is in the picture it will be there .

 Even a pair of drying blue jeans and a half cup of coffee on a chart on the bridge . Well , the ship was 1/48 scale and had twenty-six bridge windows and the client didn't want them frosted . So I spent a week detailing the bridge area . Oh , Welcome Aboard ! T.B.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:17 PM

jtroutt: Great to have you here! Don't worry about an X-acto blade at 8 years old. When my son was about that old I gave him some sprue cutters and showed him how to cut it as close to the sprue as possible and let 'em go. He had a blast (and still does when he wants to pick up some plastic again at 13) and I never had to worry about a blade. As he's older now I bought him an X-acto knife and he's pretty careful with it. I built model aircraft early on at 10 or so and remember cutting myself to the bone with a blade so I wouldn't recommend turning him loose with one just yet. It'll save you the worry and him the cuts. It's really good that you're teaching him about the hobby. Way to go dad!!!!

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by jtroutt19 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:20 PM

Appreciate the responses guys! I guess I can be a little over protective at first. There are a few things I think every kid needs to be taught and modeling is one of them! I never thought about building models for other people. How do you get into that? That would really cool to do!

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:28 PM

jtroutt19
I never thought about building models for other people. How do you get into that? That would really cool to do!

Keep building models. The right person will notice and ask you to. The better you get the more they'll ask.

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:33 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

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Posted by jtroutt19 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 2:59 PM

Fair enough! Thanks!

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 3:31 PM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

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Posted by greentracker98 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 3:50 PM

When I got back into modeling after being an adult Big Smile I couldn't tell you how many times I sliced my fingers half offOops

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Posted by fox on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:53 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:59 PM

Howdy !

jtroutt19
Point here is that I am scared when my son handles an exacto blade while im instructing him.

I grew up on my Grandparent's farm, so I learned at an early age to respect tool's and large equipment ( my Grandfather "unleashed me" on his Bandsaw when I was 5 )

The thing to "know" about using an Xacto blade is to ALWAY'S cut in a motion moving away from you ( but even now, ... at age 51, ... I still knick myself once in a while ) And I can't tell you how many times I have cut a piece of wire, or photo-etched part, and sent a piece of it into my eye !    SAFETY GLASSE'S WORK ! You just gotta use em !

: The above safety message is meant for our younger viewer's.......

And you "older guy's" sitting in the corner over there.... with Band - Aid's on your finger's.....

Welcome to FSM.

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Posted by jtroutt19 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:30 PM

Haha. I had a piece of plastic go flying in my eye last night! I cut myself all the time more than most I can tell you that. I really enjoy modeling though. i usually use model master enamels. But have read some really good things about valejo acrylics. So I went and spent $150 today to get a decent collection of valejo paints. 

 

Next thing ink I gotta figure out is what i want to do next. So many options......

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 5:18 AM

Welcome aboard.

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