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    May, 2016
Greetings!
Posted by jacobrivers on Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:33 AM

Greetings, everyone! I've been lurking on these forums the last year or so, but thought I should officially say "Hi."

My name's Jacob, my wife and I live in Boca Raton, FL. I was in the USN from 1990-1994 with VF-211 (a Tomcat outfit) and now I'm a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. Due to an illness about 3 years ago I got back into model-building after a 30-year hiatus, and MAN has the hobby changed.

When I was a young man, it was testors glue, X-Acto knives and cans of Krylon, and in the intervening years the product offerings are through. the. roof. Not complaining, the quality of my models is spectacular (compared to my past work)thanks to that internet-thingy.

I mostly model 1/35 WWII Armor (usually German. Don't know why? Lots of variety I suppose) but have tried expanding my horizons with aircraft (usually 1/72 WWII-era) and some Sci-Fi models (Star Wars, Gundam) and I'm here generally trying to expand my horizons. 

So I guess there's that - Howdy!


Almost anything written above this line is subject to every sort of inaccuracy.

 

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Friday, August 11, 2017 9:10 AM

Welcome Jacob.  That was my reaction too when I came back to this hobby...  what a major change it was from when I was modeling as a kid in the 60s and 70s.  It's great.  I love learning new things, and these forums are great for that!  I look forward to seeing some of your work.

Cheers, Mark


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

In the queue: Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, August 11, 2017 9:19 AM

Welcome aboard. Dive in and enjoy.

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

  

On the bench: Trumpeter 1/35th AS90   

  • Member since
    December, 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Friday, August 11, 2017 9:25 AM

Glad to have you.  A fellow Floridian.  

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    March, 2017
  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Friday, August 11, 2017 9:28 AM
Welcome! That's the same reaction I had when starting up again. Dave

  • Member since
    August, 2017
  • From: Lexington, KY.
Posted by Got Plastic? on Friday, August 11, 2017 10:25 AM

Welcome Jacob....hope you enjoy!

Chris

 

On The Bench: Coming Soon Big Smile

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, August 11, 2017 11:50 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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, August 11, 2017 12:55 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, August 11, 2017 8:47 PM

Howdy !

jacobrivers
When I was a young man, it was testors glue, X-Acto knives and cans of Krylon,

I can relate, I grew up on a farm and trips to town were few and far between so I learned to improvise ( like using  gas for thinner )

jacobrivers
I mostly model 1/35 WWII Armor (usually German. Don't know why?

There is something about German war machines that just have an "eligance to them. I have a thing for German subs. ( I also dont know why... because theres NO WAY I would ever have gotten in one !)

Anyways... Welcome aboard !!!  Now dig out your old trusty X-acto and get busy!

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, August 13, 2017 8:47 PM

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

With your background, there might be a few guys coming to you for info. I might be one of them. My favorites for the last 70 of my 76 years, has been WWI & WWII planes and sailing Ships. Fellow club members talked me into building some Armour lately. Not done too well, but I'll get there. Now they are trying to get me into modern jets. Maybe one of these days I'll give it a try.

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
    May, 2016
Posted by jacobrivers on Monday, August 14, 2017 3:27 PM

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome! I have some photography of questionable quality around here that I will have to find a hosting for, and I'll post some work (I'/m considering Imgur as it looks like Photobucket really stuck their foot in it.) If anyone has a suggestion in that department, let me know?

Nice to meet you all!


Almost anything written above this line is subject to every sort of inaccuracy.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, August 14, 2017 3:33 PM

I am useing Flickr myself, but people have turned to quite a few options. there were a nuber of duscussions here when PB decided to enter the extrotion trade. You would have to look back a few months to find them.

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

  

On the bench: Trumpeter 1/35th AS90   

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 10:33 AM

Hi Jacob !

 I used to model a lot of Armor when Bandai had their super little kits . Since they don't , now I went back to whatever modeling . Mainly ships and boats , Hence the handle " Tanker-Builder '.

    Somehow most of the Bandai kits were German and even had full interiors etc .In 1/48 . My , they were little jewels ! I miss them .

 Lastly , thanks for jumping aboard . T.B.

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