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  • Member since
    March, 2017
Howdy - I like tanks!
Posted by StugIIIG on Saturday, March 04, 2017 3:00 PM

Though I build more than tanks!  Hi, I just joined.  I am getting back into plastic model building after having been out for a while.  With better liquid glues, acrylic model paints, and the internet, I'm finding it a lot easier to build and finish models.  Gotta admit I hated using enamels with the paint thinners stinking up everything.  

Anyway, I've always been fond of tanks and for the last 24 years have been involved with the design, protection and / or the builiding of tanks and Army vehicles (I work in Warren, MI if that's any help figuring out what I do!).

Last year I wanted to get back in and decided that 1/72 was a good scale for me to build in, to save room.  My 5 year old son wanted to know what I was doing and naturally wanted to do it too.  So I started buying Armourfast models, with two models per box, one for him and one for me.  We've gradually been letting him do more and more  of the building and painting.

 

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    February, 2008
Posted by CaddMann05 on Monday, March 06, 2017 9:58 AM

Howdy to you too!

My interest in military vehicles is only tanks. At the moment I only have three.  Over the years and many moves later most were destroyed.  Oh well, such is life.

I wasn't able to see any of the pictures you posted, it could be on my side though. Hope to see them soon.

Varity is the spice of life. Chef

caddmann05 Cowboy Geeked

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 06, 2017 10:31 AM

Welcome aboard, dive in and enjoy.

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

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, March 06, 2017 12:21 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard!

I build whatever strikes my fancy and my wallet says OK Wink. I've been building for 70 of my 76 years and am just finishing up my first tank. It's an IT-28 Soviet Bridgelayer. It's all  finished except for the treads. Just finished dry brushing them with silver. This afternoon, I'll install them and start dirtying it up a little.

Glad your son is interested. I had 2 daughters who were only interested when they were 5 or 6 and I built them a large doll house. My grandsons are interested in the research end of the hobby and not the actual building. They like to watch grandpop build and want to know the history behind the build. Enjoy!

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.

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    March, 2017
Posted by StugIIIG on Monday, March 06, 2017 1:10 PM
Thanks, all. I'll try to get the pic fixed later today. We just finished the glue up of a couple of Crusader IIs yesterday. Hope to prime them this week or weekend. We have a rolling line of models. One set are complete, one set are ready for decals, one set are topcoated,ready for camo and one set ready for primer. John
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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, March 06, 2017 4:39 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

 Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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    December, 2012
Posted by RX7850 on Monday, March 06, 2017 7:10 PM

StugIIIG

Though I build more than tanks!  Hi, I just joined.  I am getting back into plastic model building after having been out for a while.  With better liquid glues, acrylic model paints, and the internet, I'm finding it a lot easier to build and finish models.  Gotta admit I hated using enamels with the paint thinners stinking up everything.  

Anyway, I've always been fond of tanks and for the last 24 years have been involved with the design, protection and / or the builiding of tanks and Army vehicles (I work in Warren, MI if that's any help figuring out what I do!).

Last year I wanted to get back in and decided that 1/72 was a good scale for me to build in, to save room.  My 5 year old son wanted to know what I was doing and naturally wanted to do it too.  So I started buying Armourfast models, with two models per box, one for him and one for me.  We've gradually been letting him do more and more  of the building and painting.

Below is a selection of our models in various states of build.  

 

Just wanted to say that using Armorfast kits was a great way to introduce your son to modelling. I can only imagine how excited he must feel about sharing the building experience together. And by the way good choice with 1/72 scale, it happens to be my preffered scale.Yes

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by StugIIIG on Monday, March 06, 2017 9:50 PM

Thanks, everybody.  Whether it's my new status or maybe my linking to my Google pics I'm struggling with the picture.  I'll keep trying.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 6:05 PM

Well ! Hello There !

 Welcome to the forums . I was going to be a wise guy and ask if you meant Water or Oil or Fuel tanks but you got to the meat quickly .     T.B.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by StugIIIG on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 9:19 PM

Let's try  this.  These are several of our in progress works.  A Jag that my son laid out the camo pattern on, a 76mm Sherman, a T-34/76 '43 and a couple of incomplete Crusader II's.

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, March 09, 2017 11:17 AM

Welcome to the forums!  And very cool to see your son joining in with you!  Great memories will be had!  

Those builds are looking great!  Nice work...both of you!

Eagle90

 

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, March 12, 2017 4:58 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

Toshi

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:21 PM

Welcome!

MM

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Dragon Ho 229

On deck: Hobby Boss 1/48 Bv-141/B

In the hole: 1/48 Eduard Yak-3

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 4:27 PM

Welcome to the forums! Beer Welcome Sign

My Father in law retired from TACOM about ten years ago. I remember going to several of the open houses, which were a lot of fun. 

When you get a chance, post some pictures of your builds! Would love to them!

EDIT: Ha, I just saw you did post some pics! lol!

Bruce

 

 

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