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    March, 2019
Planes, Trains, Automobiles (and Tanks :-)
Posted by HerkHero on Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:02 PM

Hello, my name is Richard Trotter.  I was an avid model builder and model railroader when I was a kid.  I had a ceiling full of planes growing up.  When I was really young I would build them and magically they would get painted overnight by my Dad out in his garage with whatever paint he had at hand.  I remember a black P-38 with yellow and green props and a green and brown camoflaged F-14 Tomcat.  As I got older I found out the wonders of an airbrush and wore the pages off of Shepard Paine's "How to Build Dioramas" book. 

But as with so many, life and work got in the way and I stopped building.  I kept collecting kits and purchasing all the cool modeling tools with the intent to start building again someday. So now that I'm approaching the big Five-Oh the bug has bitten again and the time has come to start working on these projects I started and have shelved for so long. 

I've been lurking around the internet on Pinterest and Modeling "How To" sites and finally decided to join the forum here in Finescale Modeler.  Hopefully I'll learn alot from the modelers here and maybe share a thing or two as well.  I'm looking forward to getting some of these old kits built!

I just finished a vintage 1/48th scale Lindberg combo F6F Hellcat build and a 1/72nd Sword Beechcraft T-34C Turbomentor.  I'm currently working on fabricating missing parts to build a vintage Lindberg 1/96th scale F4U-5 Corsair.  Next in line is an Sn3 PBL Rio Grande Gondola (train), an unfinished U.S.S. Constitution model, started by my Uncle who recently passed away, and of all things, a 1/25th scale hardbody Corvair slot car conversion.  (there's a Tamiya tank in there somewhere too :-) Gotta make up for lost time.

Due Regards,  Richard Trotter

C-130 Hercules.  16500 Horsepower and Plenty of Trunkspace.Big Smile

Current Project:  Classic Build, Vintage Trim Pak/Lindberg F4U-5 Corsair.  Scratchbuilding missing parts and casting new ones. 

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, March 15, 2019 2:40 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

  

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, March 15, 2019 3:28 PM

Welcome aboard.

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

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Ju 188A

                      Fine Molds 1/72nd Me 410

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 15, 2019 4:00 PM

Welcome back to the hobby!  Interesting subjects you're working on. 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, March 15, 2019 4:19 PM
Sounds good,welcome aboard.

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:32 PM

Welcome to the Forums Richard and welcome back to the hobby. 

Glad to have you aboard. If you have any questions/problems just ask. That's what we're here for.

Sit back, relax, have a few sips of your favorite brew whether it be CoffeeBeerDrinks, or my favorite Toast and enjoy the hobby with us.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

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

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Sunday, March 17, 2019 7:00 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

Your friend, Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

Next up,

Revell 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

Trumpeter 1/32 TBF -1C Avenger

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    July, 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Sunday, March 17, 2019 11:36 AM

Hello and welcome Yes

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    December, 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:45 PM

Welcome.  Next step is to figure out how to post pictures.  Find an image hosting site. 

T e d

  • Member since
    July, 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Monday, March 18, 2019 7:57 AM

Welcome and enjoy your return to a great hobby.

 

 

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, March 18, 2019 8:18 AM

Welcome to the forums! Welcome Sign Beer

 Bruce

 

 

 

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    March, 2019
Posted by HerkHero on Monday, March 18, 2019 1:43 PM
Thanks everyone. I'm very glad to be here!

C-130 Hercules.  16500 Horsepower and Plenty of Trunkspace.Big Smile

Current Project:  Classic Build, Vintage Trim Pak/Lindberg F4U-5 Corsair.  Scratchbuilding missing parts and casting new ones. 

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:48 AM

Welcome Sign

 

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:22 AM

The Big 5-0 ?

    Listen Youngster , you is gotta long way ta go .Welcome and have fun .Glad ta have ya Aboard . T.B.

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:50 PM

Welcome back to the hobby, and welcome to the forums!  And congratulations for building those Lindberg kits, too.  I like them, for nostalgia's sake, and because you can make a nice model out of classic kits like that.

And yeah, just turning 50?  You're a kid! Big Smile

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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