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Back after a couple of decades

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  • Member since
    November, 2013
Back after a couple of decades
Posted by bstarr3 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:56 PM

I was really into models as a kid. As I got older it just sort of have way to other interests. Now that I'm suitably middle aged, I've gotten back to it, both for the love of the artistic/technical aspects of it, as well as the interest in history. For my first model back I've chosen Italeiri's 1/72 C47, which is what my late grandfather flew in the war. I'm doing it just oob. I have one existing photo of his actual plane, and when I feel like my skills are enough to do it justice I will try to reproduce his C47. Hoping to work my technique back to snuff with this one followed by a 1/48 fighter. Thinking of Tamiya's F4U-1D, or maybe a Hellcat. Anyway, happy to find this online resource for help and inspiration!


  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:40 AM

Welcome aboard.

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


On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:40 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!



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


On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6


Next build: Revell 1/48 F-102A Delta Dagger (A kit Mrs. Toshi purchased for me at Hobby Lobby)

  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:27 AM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you with us!

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
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, May 19, 2017 10:07 AM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina




  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Green Bay, WI USA
Posted by echolmberg on Friday, May 26, 2017 12:16 PM

Welcome back, bstarr3!  I remember building that 1/72 C-47 quite a while back.  I remember it being a pretty good build.  I hope it's proving to be the same for you and that it's an enjoyable build.  Make sure you post pictures when you can!

Best wishes,


  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 26, 2017 1:08 PM

Welcome aboard Welcome Sign


1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst

In Que

Nothing at the moment

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


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