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  • Member since
    July, 2019
Greetings - New Member Here
Posted by Hoss WA on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 11:38 PM

Hello from Seattle. Growing up, I loved building tank, plane, and ship models, mostly from the WWII era. I've recently rejoined the hobby after 30+ years, after a friend gave me a surprise birthday present -- a 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10 model!  It was quite a schock but a cool gift. 

Although I've long since thrown away my Xacto knives and paint brushes, I resolved to build the Gustav and do it justice with a nice build and paint job. I checked online references, bought glue, paints and supplies, and set to work. I was disappointed in the end result, but was also amazed at the state of the art and how much the hobby has progressed (at least for me). Gone are the days of a slapping on a coat of paint (or not), applying decals and being done. 

So over the last 11 models since that first 109, I've progressed from brush painting with enamels, airbrushing enamels, to airbrushing with acrylics and am still trying new techniques with every build. I'm getting happier with the results but I still have a long way to go.

The bottom line is that modeling is fun! I love learning the history of a particular plane or pilot, studying photos and trying to recreate a lifelike machine from over 75 years ago. 

That's my story. 

I really appreciate the articles, photos and posts that I've come across on this site when trying to solve a problem (antenna wire, canopy masking, seam filling, matt coating, orange peel, airbrush cleaning, etc.).

Thanks for all the help and I look forward to contributing. 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2016
Posted by learmech on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:15 AM
Welcome to the Forum. Post pictures of your builds. We would love to see them.
  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:24 AM

Welcome aboard! Welcome Sign

I think in one way or another your story--and the learning curve involved--is familiar to most of us. This is a great site for sharing both problems and solutions (and sometimes entirely new ideas) with a group that's generally low-key, friendly and supportive.

I look forward to seeing your work. (We love pictures!)

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
  • Member since
    June, 2019
  • From: United Kingdom
Posted by ScalemodelMadnessDan on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:00 AM

Welcome! Yes


 

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    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:54 PM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

Your friend, Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Bandai 1/144 X-Wing Starfighter and a Y-Wing Starfighter.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 2:00 PM

Welcome aboard.

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

''Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?''

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 2:07 PM

Welcome to the forums! Welcome Sign Beer

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:03 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

  

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  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Thursday, July 11, 2019 5:43 AM

Welcome. Beer

Don't put off procrastinating until tomorrow. 

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:02 AM

Welcome to the forums!  Greg said it best....your story has a very similar ring to it for all of us.  I remember the first time I used an AB.  Wondered where this awesome piece of equipment had been all my life.  LOL!  Be sure to post pics of your builds!

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:36 AM

Thanks all for the warm welcome!  I’ll create a thread in the aircraft forum to post some “catch up” model pics. 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:45 AM

Well,gee Whiz!!

 Welcome Aboard T.B.

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:28 PM

Welcome to the forum, Hoss!  I look forward to seeing your builds.

Best regards,

Brad

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fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:27 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you with us.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

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

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