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  • Member since
    August, 2017
  • From: Yellowknife, NWT
Hello All
Posted by Bender 80 on Friday, August 18, 2017 8:49 PM

Hello everyone,

I have recently returned to modeling after 20ish years away, a familiar story I suspect. The resources available now are incredible, almost overwhelmingly so. 

My primary area of interest is 1/72 WW2 aircraft, especially - but not only - early war British and German. I also spent the better part of a decade living in Korea since I built my last model and would like to build some 1/48 kits that represent that war, too. 

The tricky part for me is that I live in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and the nearest hobby shop is a 12 hour drive away. This means I'm re-entering the hobby with only online resources to draw on; no quick Saturday trip to the hobby shop for me! I'd be especially interested in finding the best Canadian online hobby shops for ordering paints, etc.

To re-start my workbench I've got a Tamiya 1/72 Spitfire Mk. 1, Bf-109E-3, Mosquito B/Pr. IV, and an Eduard 1/72 Bf-110D lined up. I also went for some Vallejo Model Colour paints, which I have never used but am looking forward to.

Thanks for listening!

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 9:08 AM

Welcome aboard. Always nice to see another 72nd builder.

Divein and enjoy.

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


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  • Member since
    January, 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:56 AM

Welcome to the forums. Hope you will post some photos of your builds. A lot of great individuals here with tons of experience and knowledge. Enjoy! Welcome Sign



  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:48 PM

Welcome Welcome Sign

There are several Canadian builders here so some of them may be able to help.

There is a very large selection of supplies and kits out there and just getting larger.

Vallejo paints brush like a dream but are a little difficult to spray unless you get the ratio correct. Vallejo does make "Model Air" which is pre mixed for the airbrush




Too many projects to list. 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:05 PM

Howdy !  Canada  ey.  Lots of 1/72  builders here. I build it all  1/12 to 1/700, but for ships I prefer 1/144 the perfect scale for subs. ( I have built two 1/72 scale subs but they eat a LOT of shelf space. )

Please take a moment to fill out your Profile page. It's a great way to get to know your fellow forum members. 

Just click on my name under the tiny sub at the top left corner of this post and you will get a general idea of what I'm talking about.

P.S. I'm kinda goofy so you may want to look at a few of the other members profiles ..... just so you get an idea of whats "normal".

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:37 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:44 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard!

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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% 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, August 25, 2017 4:59 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!



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    May, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Friday, August 25, 2017 9:09 AM

Welcome to the forums.  You've come to the right place.  Smile

Cheers, Mark

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

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

  • Member since
    August, 2017
  • From: Yellowknife, NWT
Posted by Bender 80 on Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:36 AM

Thanks all for the feedback, it's great to see such an active community!

Modelcrazy - Thanks for the Vallejo tip, unfortunately my current work space (and spouseBig Smile) won't allow for use of an airbrush, hence the Model Colour purchase.


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