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    April 2020
Back to modeling after many years.
Posted by blackthistle on Monday, July 20, 2020 1:10 AM

I live in Portland, Oregon. I forgot how fun this hobby can be. As a kid I just made a sticky mess. Now I realize the level of detail and time one can invest is a great outlet for my stress as an ICU nurse. I'm pretty rusty though so I could use some pointers. 

 

 

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:38 AM

blackthistle

I live in Portland, Oregon. I forgot how fun this hobby can be. As a kid I just made a sticky mess. Now I realize the level of detail and time one can invest is a great outlet for my stress as an ICU nurse. I'm pretty rusty though so I could use some pointers. 

Welcome back to the hobby, and welcome to the forum!  What kinds of subjects do you like to build?  I look forward to seeing your builds.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:02 PM

Welcome to the forum, and thank you so much for your service at this time esp.

Scan through the subject specific forums and see what grabs you.

I never really stopped modeling, but I certainly slowed down for a while for the usual reasons. When I started to build more, I made the minor mistake of starting pretty much where I left off with airplanes. I bought everything I saw that I liked. However, watching folks here and elsewhere build other subjects really sparked my curiosity to try other subjects as well.You'll find my stuff now mostly in "ships".

 

Bill

 

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:03 PM

Welcome to the Forums and welcome back to the hobby! Thank you for your service.

I've been building for 73 of my 79 years and never stopped. You've come to the right place. The members here are very knowledgeable and ready to help with questions and problems.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

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

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:03 PM

Welcome aboard.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:40 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by blackthistle on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:31 PM

Starting with cars but I like the old planes like the Spitfires and such. 

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Posted by blackthistle on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:34 PM

Thank you Bill. Moving slowly on this one, but I think it's coming along well so far. 99% isopropyl is great at removing enamel paint but hard to find these days for some reason. Big Smile

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Posted by blackthistle on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:36 PM

Thanks. What's a group build? Does the model take a trip through the mail between builders? 

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Posted by blackthistle on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:37 PM

Thanks Jim. I'm a bit rusty at this. 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:02 PM
Welcome back

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:04 PM

Welcome, and thank you for what you do.

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  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted by Bobstamp on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:34 PM

blackthistle

Thanks. What's a group build? Does the model take a trip through the mail between builders? 

 

 

Welcome, Blackthistle. 

About group builds: I'm quite new here too — my first FineScale "birthday" was earlier this month. And I had the same question. I think I understand it now.

People who join a group build commit themselves to building a model that fits within the framework of the group build. For example, a member might suggest a group build titled "The Battle of the Atlantic". Members who are interested in building a model representing any ship, boat, plane, submarine, or gun that was involved in the battle are free to join by committing to build a particular model or models. Dioramas would be welcome as well. Models that might be included in such a group build could be destroyers like the U.S.S. Reuben James, the S.S. Queen Mary, H.M.S. Hood, H.M.C.S. Sackville, U.S.S. Reuben James, and S.S. Eros; various aircraft such as PBYs, B-24 Liberators, Condors, Seafires, Hudsons, B-17 Superfortresses, H.P.52 Hampdens. Some members might build various types of artillery or even radar sets.

The main goal of a group build is to foster a sense of community among FineScale members, and there is the obvious advantage of being able to communicate with like-minded modellers. An additional value is the incentive to get off the couch and away from the TV; group builds normally include a completion date.

No doubt my inexperience with group builds means that I have left out some important information. FineScale is an excellent source of information, especially for novice builders like myself; before I joined, I hadn't built a model for decades, and hadn't seriously been involved in the hobby since I learned, at about age 15, that girls were softer and more cuddly than styrene model kits!

Bob

On the bench: Italeri 1/72 UH-34 Seahorse helicopter; Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre; Revell S.S. Hope, being built as the hospital ship U.S.S. Repose, and a diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:40 AM

Welcome back to the hobby !!

Here is the point: once a modeler always a modeler !!! We have dry seasons but it never goes away completely. It's a rich hobby for mind and soul and builds some artistic skills too. Good stuff, welcome back ! Oh and don't be surprised if your subject matter to model morphs now and then.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:53 PM

Well!

    May Your work every day be blessed. I was in a situation where I had to deal with I.C.U Nurses. Men and Women. I am glad you are with us. Enjoy ! ! 

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:44 PM

Welcome aboard.  About 90 miles south of you.

Like TB, have had ICU and heart unit time, as well as a potential heart/ICD issue in early Apr.  My hat's off to all the professional healthcare folks, especially right now

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    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:30 AM

Hello and welcome to the group. As you can tell, we have a bunch of good people here. 

I'm sure you will fit in just perfect......after all we are all here for each other.

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - WIP

- 1/24 Lola T89 - DONE

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

 

 

 

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, August 1, 2020 2:14 PM

Welcome aboard.  Im sure the grind of your profession is taking its toll especially now.  This hobby hopefully will bring joy to the rare down times you have.

Nothing much for me to add that hasn’t already been said.  I got back into modeling last fall so I’m kinda new too.  I can definitely share what NOT to do.

Paul

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