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  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Honey, I'm home!
Posted by MrStecks on Saturday, May 27, 2017 2:54 PM

Hey All,

Like a lot of other people, I am returning to the hobby after many (45+) intervening years.  I made a lot of models as a kid, but was never really good at it.  Just globbed a bunch of Testers glue and paints all over the kits and then played with them until they broke.
Now I am taking it a bit more seriously, and learning all the amazing techniques that I either never bothered with as a kid, or that didn’t actually exist back then.
I’m having a wonderful time!

I’ve built two kits so far (the Airfix 1/48 Bf109 E and the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk1), and am currently working on the Airfix 1/48 Hawker Hurrican Mk1. 

As these are basically practice kits for me I didn’t set my goals too high, but they turned out 100% better than anything I made as a kid.  (once I get a photo host set up, I'll post some pics)

I’ve got a few more in the queue, as I work my way up to the Tamiya 1/32 P-51.  I am going to be building that one in the color scheme of my dad's cousin’s plane.  He was shot down over Pyongyang during the Korean War.  His remains were never recovered, so I though it would be a nice tribute to build his plane.

Anyway, nice to be here and I look forward to getting to know you all and learning from you! 

I haven't built a sig yet...  stay tuned.


On the bench: Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang

In the queue: Airfix 1/48 Junkers Ju87B-1 Stuka

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Green Bay, WI USA
Posted by echolmberg on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9:43 AM

Hello Mark and welcome to the forum!  Your introduction to model building (globs of glue, fingerprints all over) sounds like my first foray into the hobby as well.  Remember how back then, we were sorta bummed by that but we kinda didn't care either?  Ha-ha-ha!  Ay yes, those were the days, weren't they?

I like your choice of subject matter, especially the Mustang.  I, too, enjoy building subjects that have some sort of meaning to me either directly or indirectly.  They really do make the hobby more meanful and it pushes us to do the best we can.

Yes! Find a good photo hosting site and start posting those pictures!  

Welcome again,


  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:28 AM

Welcome to the Forums Mark! Glad to have you aboard!

If you have any questions/problems, don't be afraid to ask. That's what we're here for.

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
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:50 AM

Welcome, like you, I was away from it for a long time and came back.  Tghe folks here are some of the best, and always willing to help out.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 11:09 AM

Welcome aboard.

45 years away from the hobby, you must find things a tad differant now then.

Look forward to seeing your builds.

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


On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 5:17 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina




  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 5:25 PM

Welcome aboard. My first model at age 5 was a Cessna Skymaster. I put so much glue on the wings that they melted.



1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A


  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 7:53 PM

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!  Had to go back and edit my original post...  don't know how I got all that space between the paragraphs.  D'oh!

I'm going to try to post some pics tonight of my first two builds.  We'll see how that goes.  :)


On the bench: Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang

In the queue: Airfix 1/48 Junkers Ju87B-1 Stuka

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9:52 PM

Welcome! looking forward to seeing your builds.

We love pictures here!

I would post some... but a late night customizing session turned my camera into... of all things... a broken camera.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".




  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, June 02, 2017 9:06 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!



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



  • Member since
    May, 2017
Posted by Fredthefoot`s Models on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:10 AM
welome mate :)



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