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Back in - It's therapy!!

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  • Member since
    January, 2012
Back in - It's therapy!!
Posted by table saw on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:34 AM

It's been many years since I posted.  Son took the computer and went away to college!  In 2012 the family bought me a laptop.  Though I subscribe to the magazine, I stayed away!  Stopped building for awhile too.  2008 I built Dale's Monte.  Then the wife and I started traveling.  In 2014 we met leukemia and I lost the love of my life/my best friend!  Towards the end of 2015 I decided to rejoin the human race and the hobby.  I built 2 kits, a car for my grandson, and a 1/72 scale Sherman (my first).  I must say here, I used to make fun of Sherman fans.  I'm a Mustang and Phantom fan with P-40 and F-105 running in second place.  But, I was hooked!!  In 2016 I built 8 kits and rebuilt 5 broken kits that I had stored away!  That first kit of 2016 was an Easy 8 and Shermans are on the wish list!  Have 2 kits completed thus far in 2017.  Currently kit bashing a C-119 to create an enhanced Phoenix!!  Stew Smith is back and my Donna is watching over my shoulder!!!

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:47 AM

Welcome back. Not sure if model building is therapy or if you need therapy after model building. But either way, great to have you back in the fold.

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


On the bench: Tamiya 1/72nd Bf 109E-3

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    February, 2008
Posted by CaddMann05 on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:49 AM

ABSOLUTLY! P51Mustangs, F4 Phantoms and F4U Corsairs, to me those are planes of beauty.

Welcome Back.

Varity is the spice of life. Chef

caddmann05 Cowboy Geeked

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:59 AM

Welcome.  I got back into this after a 40 year lay-off, and for the same reason.  Gave me something to do and concentrate on, rather than go nuthouse in the evenings.

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    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:37 AM

Welcome back to the hobby! 

  • Member since
    February, 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:15 AM

Welcome back!


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    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:06 PM

Hi, Saw -

A warm welcome aboard the forums, good that you have the old hobby juices flowing again. My condolences for the tragedy you have experienced, the loss of your dear loved one is unimaginable, but I'm glad you know she's supervising over your shoulder.

Your grandson will no doubt have a room chock full of your builds, lucky little fellow. Hope we see some of your builds in time.

Shermans rule.


  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:15 PM

Welcome back to FSM Forums!



Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi


On the Bench:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining  this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:50 PM

Welcome back to the plastic and to the Forums!

Very sorry to hear of your tragic loss.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina




  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:37 PM

Welcome back to the Forums Stew! Glad to have you aboard again!

Sorry for your loss. 

You've come to the right place. Great therapy here.

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

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

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:20 PM

Welcome back Welcome Sign One this hobby is your blood it's hard to filter it out.


1/72 Hasegawa FW-190D9
1/35 Trumpeter PT-76B

In Que

1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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    January, 2012
Posted by table saw on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:49 AM

Love Corsairs.  They come in third, real close, behind the P-40s and 105s.

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    January, 2012
Posted by table saw on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:50 AM
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Posted by table saw on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:55 AM
I'm looking for a Super Sherman! I want that before other Sherman projects! That Easy 8 was 1/72, after completion, I want one in 1/35.
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Posted by table saw on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:58 AM
Thank you! It's fun (always has been) and it helps me stay focused!
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Posted by table saw on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:03 AM
Definitely in the blood! Built my first kit in 63, short gap between 08 to 15! So I've been building a long time!
  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:45 AM

Hey Stew !

 Did you say Therapy ? That means I've been in therapy four fourteen years now . Welcome back my friend ! T.B.


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