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Rekindling an old flame.

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    May, 2017
Rekindling an old flame.
Posted by Daimajin on Monday, May 15, 2017 10:05 PM

Hello all. As the title states I'm rekindling an old flame so to speak. I was an avid builder as a child. The last time I built a model was maybe 20 years ago.. I was around 8 at the time.. but I remember the nightmare situation vividly.. I was bringing my just completed F-86 Sabre to a model aircraft show in box and why I had a bottle of paint thinner in there I don't know.. (I was 8 mind you) but the cap was loose and leaked all over it and ruined it.. that was the last time I remember assembling a model. As of recently I've been building scaler RC's but found I enjoy building them rather then driving them.. so I'm getting back into modelling. I've got a B-17 on the way and planning to do a representation of the B-17G Little Miss Mischief. We'll see how it goes and thanks for having me!

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:33 PM

Like they said to Mr Cotter.....welcome back!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...


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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:03 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

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Posted by Mikenmbr1 on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:22 PM

hello everyone!!

pleasure to be here :)

i am a beginner, my girlfriend introduced me to modelling 2 years ago...

this is the first and only forum i joined so far and i have lots of questions....

i have a picture, british truck hauling king tiger on gotha trailer. i would like to know what truck is this because im planning on building it...

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:39 AM

Welcome aboard.

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:38 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!



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


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

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:04 AM

We've all been there. Welcome to the 'support group!'


 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."



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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:57 AM

Welcome to the forum!  I look forward to seeing your builds.  What scale is your B-17 build?

Best regards,


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Posted by fox on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:37 AM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard!

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Posted by Daimajin on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:55 AM

the Baron

Welcome to the forum!  I look forward to seeing your builds.  What scale is your B-17 build?

Best regards,




Hello Brad. Its 1/48. Truth be told I really wanted to do a larger 1/32 scale but it's been many years and I figured it would be in my best interest to start something a little smaller and affordable.


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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:56 PM



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Posted by humper491 on Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:41 PM

welcome! i was out for a long time but have been back (on and off) about 14 years.

the biggest thing i've learned is we are our own worst critics! i don't post much, but you stick around here you'll learn more and more..... everyone on here is outstanding, don't be timid about asking a question about anything, you'll get help and guidance.

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Posted by Daimajin on Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:50 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! B-17 came in yesterday. Put a big smile on my face. Not really sure why I've never built one before as it's my favorite aircraft. Was planning on doing a representation of "Little Miss Mischief" but as half of it is aluminum I'm not feeling too confident with the buffable metalizer or alclads as I've never worked with them before and I wouldn't be content with silver. But I'm going on vacation soon so I'm not going to start this until after. That should be plenty of time for me to decide on a scheme.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:20 AM


 Well welcome back to modeling . With this bunch , if you've a question , you will get many helpful answers . Tanker - Builder


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