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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: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
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: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

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

Welcome to FSM Forums!

Toshi

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  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Coatesville, 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,

Eric

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

Welcome aboard Welcome Sign

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hobby Boss P-47D
1/72 Hasegawa GR.4 Tornado
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate, Akagi
1/72 Airfix A6M2b Zero type 0 Model 21, Akagi
1/72 Cyber Hobby D3A Val, Akagi
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston

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