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  • Member since
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  • From: Monroe, North Carolina
A big hello from North Carolina
Posted by Papa Bear on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 2:57 PM

Hi all,

My name is Mike and I'm just getting back into modelling (again) after a second 10-year or so gap. I slapped kits together as a kid, I started buiding and caring about the end result in my thirties and now at 53 I'm jumping back in. WW2 armor is my main love but I also dig 1/72 scale WW1 aircraft. My first build will be Tamiya's JS2 and I can't wait to get started!

This seems like a great community and I'll probably have a question or eight for all you fine folks...!

 

Best regards,

Mike

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 2:46 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 2:48 PM
Welcome to the forums,where are you at,Im in the mountains near Asheville.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 2:53 PM

Welcome aboard.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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Posted by fox on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 4:55 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

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   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, October 04, 2018 4:59 AM

Welcome Sign

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, October 04, 2018 7:34 AM

Well , I must say ! Welcome to the Forums ! Tanker - Builder

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Posted by Nino on Thursday, October 04, 2018 10:13 AM

Welcome Mike!

   Good choice on the JS II. One of my very first Tank kits was Aurora's " Stalin Tank", (a JSIII?). That was way back in the early 60's.  It fought against my Aurora M-46.  Thanks for bringing back that memory. 

   Please let us know how you like the Tamiya kit.

           And Thanks for Joining.

                   And Have Fun!

                         Nino.

 

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  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Thursday, October 04, 2018 5:41 PM

Welcome, fellow North Carolinian!

 

Kensar

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, October 05, 2018 6:34 AM

Welcome to the forums! Welcome Sign Beer

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, October 05, 2018 10:15 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

Your friend, Toshi

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Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, October 05, 2018 6:28 PM

Howdy !

Papa Bear
and I'll probably have a question or eight for all you fine folks...!

Well,... that leaves me out ...

( I can only answer question # 9 .)

Welcome to FSM.

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
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  • From: Monroe, North Carolina
Posted by Papa Bear on Sunday, October 07, 2018 2:26 PM

Tojo72
Welcome to the forums,where are you at,Im in the mountains near Asheville.
 

We live in Monroe, just east of Charlotte. I'm originally from Jersey but consider myself home now.  

Best regards,

Mike

  • Member since
    September, 2018
  • From: Monroe, North Carolina
Posted by Papa Bear on Sunday, October 07, 2018 2:30 PM

Nino

Welcome Mike!

   Good choice on the JS II. One of my very first Tank kits was Aurora's " Stalin Tank", (a JSIII?). That was way back in the early 60's.  It fought against my Aurora M-46.  Thanks for bringing back that memory. 

   Please let us know how you like the Tamiya kit.

           And Thanks for Joining.

                   And Have Fun!

                         Nino.

 

 

And thank you for that memory! I remember Aurora models now that you mentioned the name and I'm pretty sure I built that Stalin tank also. Weren't the Aurora models in 1/48 scale?

Best regards,

Mike

  • Member since
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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, October 08, 2018 9:31 AM

Papa Bear

 

 
Tojo72
Welcome to the forums,where are you at,Im in the mountains near Asheville.
 

 

 

We live in Monroe, just east of Charlotte. I'm originally from Jersey but consider myself home now.  

 

Also ex-New Jersey.  Union,NJ  5 whole months

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:13 PM

Papa Bear

 

                         Nino,

 And thank you for that memory! I remember Aurora models now that you mentioned the name and I'm pretty sure I built that Stalin tank also. Weren't the Aurora models in 1/48 scale?

 

     Well they were bigger than 1/72 and smaler than 1/35.  I don't remember the scale on the JSIII being written on the box but my M-46 indicated 1/4" scale so 1/48 sounds right.

     My old JSIII got blown up. There is a hull and 8 boogie wheels left and the Turret still looks okay. It was blown clear apparently. I loved Aurora's colored plastic. The German tanks were grey, American an olive drab-brown, and the Russians, green- no need to paint'em.

   Nino

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