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  • Member since
    November 2005
Hey from UK
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 6:57 AM

The (real) name's Martyn. The Phantom is a name I use on several other boards, and it hurts my brain less if I only have to remember one username.Wink [;)] I'm not trying to be mysterious.

I started model-making when I was 8 or 9 though I've had a long break from it.

In recent years I have been painting those little white metal gaming figures occasionally (the Games Workshop WH40K ones, not because I play the games but because I'm quite into sci-fi and I like a lot of the GW designs. I also liked the slightly 'cartoony' or 'comic book' painting style they use in their monthly mag - I'm an animator by trade)

So I would say figure painting is my thing. I've been buying Finescale Modeller mag for about six years, and thankfully it's a lot more readily available now than it was then (I'm in the UK BTW) although I haven't made any kits for years - just painted the odd tiny figure now & then.

Other hobbies include movies (even though I work in the business), computer games (on PC and PS2), sci-fi (which I already mentioned, and which spans the other two interests).

.... oh and I have a small (so far) collection of Dragon's 12" Action Figures.

Recently, though, I've been helping my six-year old nephew build and paint his first kits and the bug has bitten me again. At the weekend I went to my local model store and purchased a set of Dragon 1/35 Volksturm figures and an Italeri ruined church window with the intention of building a diorama.

Wish me luck! Big Smile [:D]
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: United Kingdom / Belgium
Posted by djmodels1999 on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 7:32 AM
Glad you joined us. Lots of things to learn and lots of good people here. Good luck with your projects.
  • Member since
    January 2003
Posted by shermanfreak on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 10:09 AM
Welcome back Phantom...break time is over.....good to hear the bug has taken hold again. Enjoy the forums and keep up the posts on how you are doing.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
  • Member since
    December 2012
Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Sunday, March 2, 2003 12:41 AM
Hey Phantom ... welcome back to the hobby ... and a big welcome to the FSM community forums !

Always nice to hear from a fellow modeler from across the "pond" no matter what type of modeling you do.

Hope you find the time to visit this forum often ... we can all benefit from your input.


Chicago, IL area

"keep on building 'em ... but don't glue your fingers together"


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