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  • Member since
    May, 2017
Hello all.
Posted by count_zero99uk on Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:43 AM

Hi there,

Ive been trying to get into modeling (man that sounds terrible) for some time now but i suffer from severe depression and anxiety which at times really messes up my plans.

I started building kits and putting some basic paint on them for wargaming with friends but ive been wanting to spend more time on individual kits.

As usual ive bought a lot of stuff and not managed to get much done with it as im worried it will be wrong. I will most likely ask a lot of questions and maybe the same stuff again and again.

I have an interest in a lot of things and tend to build what I think looks good.  At the moment im planning on building some helo's for our Vietnam war games, but as i said im wanting to up the detail on them in both painting and quality for me.

Anyway im 40 and from Yorkshire, UK.  And i look forward to being a part of the community.



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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:39 AM

WElcome aboard, nice to have another Brit in the gang.

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


On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:52 AM

I'm disabled and suffer from those issues and much much more as well on a daily basis.  I build WWII Aircraft.  And some jets.  This hobby has saved my life!  I'm not saying this will happen to you too but give it a go and work hard at it.  I've only been doing this for two years and it has taken the sun and opened the clouds.  



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


On the Bench: Trumpeter 1/32 F4F-3 Wildcat

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    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:33 AM

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

Don't be afraid to ask questions here. The members are always ready to help with questions/problems. Relax, sit back and enjoy the hobby. 

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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    May, 2017
Posted by count_zero99uk on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 5:19 PM

Thanks :-) 

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:03 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina




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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:42 AM

Welcome to the forums!  And as some have expressed, others of us here has things of our own that we deal with.  I lost my wife of over 25 years in 2015, so I know what you mean about depression.  But like Toshi said, this hobby is a life saver.  Me doing models is my happy place.  LOL!  So jump on in, have fun and don't worry about asking questions...I've technically been building for over 30 years and I still ask questions!  LOL!  Glad to have you on the forums!


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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:45 AM
Hello and welcome aboard

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    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:22 AM

Hello, and welcome.  I am fairly new to kit building, and also suffer from "perfectionistic paralysis" in which I get so concerned about doing the kit to perfection that I end up doing nothing.  You will see examples of kit building on this forum that are absolutely phenomenal, but please bear in mind that these are very experienced builders who have put a lot of time into learning their skills.  Ask questions, watch videos on youtube, follow works in progress, but most of all, dig in.  You will learn best by making your own mistakes.  One of the great benefits of kit building is that it allows you to focus on the kit, and clear your mind of life issues for a while.  There is a wealth of information on this forum, and the members are friendly and helpful.  Enjoy!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 


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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:55 PM

Welcome aboard!  The artist is always their worst critic.  Allow yourself to make errors.


God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

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Posted by count_zero99uk on Friday, May 19, 2017 6:10 AM
Cheers all :)


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