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  • Member since
    August, 2017
  • From: Lexington, KY.
Hello and I'm 100% New
Posted by Got Plastic? on Sunday, August 06, 2017 8:35 AM

Hello everyone,

My name is Chris and I live in Lexington, Kentucky with my wife of 29 years. I am completely new to modelling. I have had the plastic bug for years attending shows across the country but never seemed to have the time to get started. Will that time has arrived. I have never built a model before but enjoy building and with what I have seen over the past few years I know I'll be a lifer.

I plan on starting out with simple builds to obtain the skills, knowledge and techniques to advance my builds. I work for a large railroad contractor as a heavy equipment operator and travel throughout the US and Canada. The only draw back to getting into this is I have to travel 21 to 25 days away from home. The plus is I get 10 days off in a row when I complete my 21 to 25 days. I especially look forward to getting to know all of you. I have met a lot of great people from attending shows and my local hobby shop.

I have spent the past few days reviewing the forums and have seen some great looking builds and extremely outgoing members. I look forward to being apart of that.

Regards,

Chris

Chris

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 07, 2017 9:57 AM

Welcome aboard, sounds like you have a good plan for getting started. Are there any certain scales or subject you are planning on build.

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  • From: Lexington, KY.
Posted by Got Plastic? on Monday, August 07, 2017 10:31 AM

Hello Bish,

Thank you for welcoming me. I am interested in all WWII aircraft and armor but will not limit myself to that. I'll be honest, right now I want to get a few builds under my belt so I can gain the knowledge and skills to be historically accurate and then dive into WWII dioramas. I have seen some beautiful works during show visits and in the FSM forums. I have a obsession with half-tracks from the '42 - '45 time period. I plan on building as many as possible. LOL

I am also fond of US, British and German aircraft. Thanks again for the welcome!

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Chris

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, August 07, 2017 10:57 AM

Glad to have you on board Chris!! Start a build thread, post plenty of progress pictures and fire away with the questions. Looking forward to seeing your work, Joe

 

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  • Member since
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  • From: Lexington, KY.
Posted by Got Plastic? on Monday, August 07, 2017 11:05 AM

Joe,

Thank you, and I have planned on doing a WIP for my first build so I can gain insight from all of you. I am getting ready to head out again so it is going to be acouple of weeks before I get started. I am looking at a German Stuka for my first build.

Chris

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, August 07, 2017 11:10 AM

Got Plastic?

 I am looking at a German Stuka for my first build.

 

Not a problem at all bud. You need to be hitting good ol Bish up. He's an expert when it comes to the Stuka's. Wink

 

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  • From: Lexington, KY.
Posted by Got Plastic? on Monday, August 07, 2017 11:36 AM

mustang1989

 

 
Got Plastic?

 I am looking at a German Stuka for my first build.

 

 

 

Not a problem at all bud. You need to be hitting good ol Bish up. He's an expert when it comes to the Stuka's. Wink

 

 

I will. It nice to hear that Bish is an expert...because I'm going to need itBig Smile

Chris

 

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, August 07, 2017 12:15 PM

Chris;

 Welcome aboard . You'll find that the folks here love to share their skillsets and knowledge with you .I know I will if you build a ship , or boat . Actually , I will help whereever I can .

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 07, 2017 1:06 PM

Welcome to the Forums, Chris!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, August 07, 2017 1:38 PM

mustang1989
 
Got Plastic?

 I am looking at a German Stuka for my first build.

 

 

 

Not a problem at all bud. You need to be hitting good ol Bish up. He's an expert when it comes to the Stuka's. Wink

 

 

Well, thans for the compliment. Is it cheque or cash Wink

I am not sure about expert, but i do have a thing for Stuka's. But which kit to get will depend on scale and if there is a certain version you wnat to build. I am a 72nd builder mainly though i have looked at the larger scales.

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

  

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Posted by fox on Monday, August 07, 2017 6:13 PM

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

You've really come to the right place. The members here are very knowledgeable and ready to help out with any problem/question that you might have. Don't be afraid to ask questions. The only dumb question is the one that you don't ask. I've been building for 70 of my 76 years and have learned so much from the members here. I'm still learning.

Enjoy.

Jim  Captain

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 1:56 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

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  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 9:01 AM

Welcome aboard!    Welcome Sign

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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  • From: Lexington, KY.
Posted by Got Plastic? on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 3:11 PM

Gentlemen,

Thank you for the warm welcome, and for making it clear to jump in and seek advice from the forum members. I'm pretty sure(lol) that I'll be taking you up on that.

Bish - I have a 1/48th and 1/72nd scale stuka and focke wulf 190

Again, thank you for welcoming me.

Chris

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 3:15 PM

Got Plastic?

Gentlemen,

Thank you for the warm welcome, and for making it clear to jump in and seek advice from the forum members. I'm pretty sure(lol) that I'll be taking you up on that.

Bish - I have a 1/48th and 1/72nd scale stuka and focke wulf 190

Again, thank you for welcoming me.

 

O, nice, 2 Stuka's, even better. I look forward to seeing your first build.

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

  

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  • From: Lexington, KY.
Posted by Got Plastic? on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 3:57 PM

Bish
O, nice, 2 Stuka's, even better. I look forward to seeing your first build.

Thank you sir. I plan on doing a WiP for my first build so I can get some insight on my build and the direction to improve my builds.

Chris

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 6:52 PM

Got Plastic?
I know I'll be a lifer.

Yep ! Like it or not you are now " locked" in here with the rest of us plastica haulics.

Got Plastic?
The plus is I get 10 days off in a row when I complete my 21 to 25 days.

But after you do all the wifes to do stuff you only have 6 hours to GLUE  GLUE  GLUE !!!!

( I used to drive long-haul trucks across the U.S. so I know how it goes .) Have you ever tried to glue in a canopy while shifting gears going uphill at 13 M.P.H. It does'nt work out !

So anyways....... Welcome to the house of maddness.... the Doctor will be with you shortly. 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 2:03 AM

Got Plastic?

 

 
Bish
O, nice, 2 Stuka's, even better. I look forward to seeing your first build.

 

Thank you sir. I plan on doing a WiP for my first build so I can get some insight on my build and the direction to improve my builds.

 

 

Thats always the best way to go. MY modelling has imprived more in the last 9 years than it did in the previous 30 thanks to people on here and posting process pics both in GB's and their own threads is the best way.

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

  

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 8:13 AM

Welcome!  I have been here a little less than a year, and the forum is fantastic.  Everyone is helpful and just as important, friendly.  This is the best online experience I have ever had.  Don't be afraid to ask questions.  Check the forum as often as possible.  You never know when you get a very useful nugget of information.  I learned a ton about building just by reading the forum.

 

Dwayne or Dman or just D.

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2017
  • From: Lexington, KY.
Posted by Got Plastic? on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 8:37 AM

Hello D - 

Thank you for the welcome. Absolutely yes....in the short time I have been on here I have noticed how well everyone here is supportive and outgoing with sharing tips, techniques, information and a good laugh.

Chris

 

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 2:56 PM

Welcome to the forum, Chris!  It's a great hobby, and if nothing else, it keeps us out of trouble Big Smile

In your line of work, you've probably got some great opportunities to see some heavily used vehicles and equipment, and see how they weather.

Regarding having to travel for two thirds of the month, you might find that you can put together a little traveling bench and tool kit.  There are other guys who do, many of them servicemen who get a little time here or there, and don't have the room to keep a large bench.

I look forward to seeing your builds!

Best regards,

Brad

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  • From: Lexington, KY.
Posted by Got Plastic? on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 2:59 PM

the Baron

Welcome to the forum, Chris!  It's a great hobby, and if nothing else, it keeps us out of trouble Big Smile

In your line of work, you've probably got some great opportunities to see some heavily used vehicles and equipment, and see how they weather.

Regarding having to travel for two thirds of the month, you might find that you can put together a little traveling bench and tool kit.  There are other guys who do, many of them servicemen who get a little time here or there, and don't have the room to keep a large bench.

I look forward to seeing your builds!

Best regards,

Brad

 

Brad - 

Thank you for the welcome....and that's a great idea. I could take along a small basic kit and tools. I am going to give it a try, thank you

Chris

 

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