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  • Member since
    September 2019
From KY
Posted by aaronc on Monday, September 9, 2019 11:35 AM

Hello,...I'm starting to do some research for a future project but I've never worked with these models before. I was an outdoors kid growing up so love of that led to some taxidermy for a while; however, my true interest is bone and antler carving,...mix in a little scrimshaw here and there etc,. I've piddled with a variety of things but never really worked with plastic before at all. 

I am really interested in the WWi bi-plane type models. I have a few things to clear off of my bench first but will be reading..saving web pages,..may purchase a book or 2 over the next few months. 

You guys seem to have a nice forum here,..I'll be lurking. Best Regards,.-Aaron

  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:02 AM

Another good place to lurk:

ww1aircraftmodels.com

 

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:26 AM

Welcome to the forums! Welcome Sign Beer

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:27 AM

Welcome to the forum, Aaron!

You've picked a great time to start building World War One biplanes.  Look for a company called Wingnut Wings.  It was started by the movie director, Peter Jackson, who is an aviation enthusiast.  That company produces the finest 1/32 WWI subjects ever made.

In other scales, there are some very good kits available from companies like Eduard out of the Czech Republic.  And there is a great selection of kits in 1/72 scale.

And we have a huge selection of tools and supplies, too.  It's a good time to be a modeler!

I look forward to seeing your builds, and I'd like to see your carvings, too.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:29 AM

I should mention, too, that if you have any interest in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror subjects, that there is an annual show, held in Louisville.  The show's website is here:  https://wonderfest.com/

Even if you're not interested in the subjects, it's still worth visiting, to see the talent on display.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:01 PM

Yes Welcome to the forum. 

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 3:37 PM

Welcome aboard.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:10 PM

Welcome Sign

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:06 AM

Well; Welcome Aaron.  T.B.

  • Member since
    September 2019
Posted by aaronc on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:02 AM

 

kensar,

Awesome,..gottem saved. Thank you - Aaron

  • Member since
    September 2019
Posted by aaronc on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:16 AM

Brad,..thanks for all the info. I have wingnuts saved,..looks like great products. I'll take all the recomendations i can get for models, tools, info sources etc. I'll probably load up on some come Christmas.

I actually work in Louisville so I appreciate the heads up on the sci-fi show as well. I have a high appreciation for many types of handcrafted work whatever the genre. My bucket list is pretty short but it is all related to different hand made arts. 

I don't have anything current in 3rd party hosting but here is a link to my current on the bench project. Scroll toward the bottom of the thread for the most current pic. I appreciate all the feedback from you guys. - Aaron 

 

https://www.kentuckyhunting.net/threads/on-the-bench.161732/

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, September 12, 2019 4:19 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

  

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    December 2018
Posted by Tosh on Sunday, September 22, 2019 7:01 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

Your friend, Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, September 22, 2019 4:45 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

Jim  Captain

 

 Main WIP: 

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

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

  • Member since
    September 2019
Posted by aaronc on Monday, September 23, 2019 8:02 AM

Thank you gent's for the welcome. You guys have some fine work posted. -Aaron

  • Member since
    May 2018
  • From: Louisville KY
Posted by DMX512 on Monday, September 23, 2019 8:31 AM

aaronc

Welcome to the forum.

I am from So. Indiana / Louisville area as well.

If you have not yet been to Scale Reproductions, I highly recommend heading over there.

Brian, Martin and the rest of the gang are great folks and it is a very well stocked hobby shop.

  • Member since
    September 2019
Posted by aaronc on Monday, September 23, 2019 11:32 AM

DMX512

aaronc

Welcome to the forum.

I am from So. Indiana / Louisville area as well.

If you have not yet been to Scale Reproductions, I highly recommend heading over there.

Brian, Martin and the rest of the gang are great folks and it is a very well stocked hobby shop.

 

 

Well,...that is some grade A info.,...because guess what. I work 30 seconds from there. Thanks!

  • Member since
    May 2018
  • From: Louisville KY
Posted by DMX512 on Monday, September 23, 2019 6:51 PM

arronc

Please update me on your thoughts of Scale Reproductions once you go.

thanks

  • Member since
    September 2019
Posted by aaronc on Monday, September 23, 2019 6:59 PM

DMX512

arronc

Please update me on your thoughts of Scale Reproductions once you go.

thanks

 

 

Will do,...I mainly work weekend nights but I have semi frequent days through the week that I do pick up. Considering it's 110% better than anything within 30 minutes of my house by looking at the pics online I'm pretty excited. Really just figured I'd have to order about everything online. Thats ok but being able to walk in and see some inventory in person is a big +.  -Aaron 

  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:43 AM

Hi;

    Don't mean to butt in here, I just have too. AAron-You have a truly old skill. Did you know that? The Giraffe is great. I take breaks from modeling and carve Hummingbirds. You will find that talent very useful in the modeling realm. T.B.

  • Member since
    September 2019
Posted by aaronc on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:03 PM

Tanker - Builder

Hi;

    Don't mean to butt in here, I just have too. AAron-You have a truly old skill. Did you know that? The Giraffe is great. I take breaks from modeling and carve Hummingbirds. You will find that talent very useful in the modeling realm. T.B.

 

 

T.B. I started the antler carving when I changed careers and went back to school about 8 or 9 years ago to relieve some stress. As per my earlier post I've always been an outdoor guy with and interest in wildlife/art/ and specifically obsessed with antler. Sooner or later I guess I was bound to work with it. I also like things with a germanic flair,..a little history mixed in doesn't hurt,...I guess it's complicated lol..Some of the models I see posted online amaze me,..I just want to take a shot at it. Probably a diorama or 2 in my future I hope. I'm goin to dive into one hopefully around christmas when this carving is finished. I appreciate your comments,..here is a link to my instagram account with some of my piddlins posted. Little bit of everything on it from scrimshaw to antler repair. I'd love see some hummingbirds you've done, we have feeders out and I'm a bit of a birder. Haven't carved any yet but on my to do list. Thanks again,..- Aaron 

 

 

https://www.instagram.com/kentuckyantlerworx/

  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:58 AM

Oho!!

    I love that Scrimshaw! I expected no less from someone in your state! Now the hardest part of carving a HummingBird is what? Getting him to sit still long enough LOL.LOL.LOL.

      Now that antler work is no slouch either. I didn't know you did leatherwork, too. You can and will find that a lot of tools you have now can be used for modeling. Keep on keeping on, okay?    Tanker-Builder

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:46 PM

Beautiful work Aaron!ToastToastToast

Can't wait to see the models you work on.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

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

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

  • Member since
    September 2019
Posted by aaronc on Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:16 PM

fox

Beautiful work Aaron!ToastToastToast

Can't wait to see the models you work on.

Jim  Captain

 

 

Jim,

     thank you for the kind words. I see you have a model ship in your avatar...and a captains hat in your signature. You perhaps may already be aware of these but my all time favorite art of any kind is the Napoleonic War bone ship models made by French POW's. I have a couple of books on the subject,.......so little time to pursue all these things. Best Regards -Aaron 

 

https://www.shipmodel.com/acadp_listings/110-gun-bone-model-2/

 

https://www.amazon.com/Prisoner-War-Models-Treasures-Napoleonic-ebook/dp/B072NBDF1W

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