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  • Member since
    August, 2017
Greetings, everyone
Posted by Doc Ward on Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:08 AM

This appears to be the time I'm supposed to introduce myself, so let me do my best. I've already filled in my bio for the generalities, so I will do more of the model specific stuff here.

If I recall correctly, I built my first model, with my older brother's help, somewhere forty plus years ago before age ten. If memory serves, it was a P-40. I've been building off and on ever since. When I say "off and on", I've almost always got a model somewhere in the building stage, and that was true even in college. I even had some sent to me while on deployment. It is just that life often gets in the way of me completing them in a timely fashion.

My favorites tend to be evenly split between WWII aircraft, usually in 1/48 scale, and 1/25 scale autos. Having said that, I will pick up just about anything that catches my eye, and my cache of unbuilt models consists of "only" eighty or so kits. Completely doable in this lifetime!

I tend to be somewhat laid back about my building, although I do constantly strive to improve my skills. Most of my kits are out of the box. While I'm not judgmental of those who are, I am not a "rivet counter" nor have I done any extreme weathering or anything of that nature. I admire the talent it takes, but it just isn't my thing. Heck, I don't even mind the raised panel lines on the Revell kits I have. They kind of take me back to my childhood. For me, model building is almost like meditation. It is probably the one activity that I can lose myself in for hours, yet if I find myself getting frustrated or at a sticking point, I can push myself away from my bench and not try to fight through it. I don't believe I could do that if I took it as seriously as some do. Again, not a criticism, just a differing view of things.

Oh, and my screen name? Well, I was a medic in the National Guard in a field artillery unit for most of my career, and picked up the nickname there. I answer to it pretty readily, and use it as my 'alias' for Cowboy Action Shooting as well.

I'm looking forward to being here, learning and sharing. Mostly learning, I have a feeling.

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, August 28, 2017 10:03 AM

Welcome aboard, dive in and enjoy.

One of these days i might actually get around to filling in my bio.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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    August, 2017
Posted by Doc Ward on Monday, August 28, 2017 12:03 PM

Bish

Welcome aboard, dive in and enjoy.

One of these days i might actually get around to filling in my bio.

 

I was recovering from surgery. It gave me something to do.

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, August 28, 2017 2:18 PM

Hope the recovery is going well.

I've been here coming up to 15 years, i don't really have any excuse Big Smile

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

  • Member since
    August, 2017
Posted by Doc Ward on Monday, August 28, 2017 2:30 PM

Bish

Hope the recovery is going well.

I've been here coming up to 15 years, i don't really have any excuse Big Smile

 

I'm not at 100%, but I'm getting there. If you're looking for an excuse, I wouldn't recommend "medical procedures," of any sort!

 

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 28, 2017 3:15 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, August 28, 2017 5:59 PM

Howdy ! Lots of advice to be found here, and you can always pick up a trick or two looking at all the   Work  In  Progress threads.  Just have a look at mine in the Automotive forum,and you will know immediately what NOT to do!

Come on in and have fun. Questions??? Ask. Ask. Ask. There are no "silly" questions........ but you may get 14 or 20 totally different answers.

 

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

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    August, 2017
Posted by Doc Ward on Monday, August 28, 2017 6:07 PM

littletimmy

Howdy ! Lots of advice to be found here, and you can always pick up a trick or two looking at all the   Work  In  Progress threads.  Just have a look at mine in the Automotive forum,and you will know immediately what NOT to do!

Come on in and have fun. Questions??? Ask. Ask. Ask. There are no "silly" questions........ but you may get 14 or 20 totally different answers.

One of the jobs I've held was selling firearms. I used to only half-jokingly tell novices that if you ask 10 gun guys a question, you'll get twelve answers, because two guys will hear someone else's response and change theirs.

I'm sure I will have plenty of questions of my own.

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:56 PM

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

Thank you for your service. 

I've been building for 70 of my 76 years and build whatever strikes my fancy at the time (and the wallet says OK). You've really come to the right place. The members here are very knowledgeable and ready to help out with any questions/problems. I've learned a lot here and keep learning something new almost every day. 

Enjoy!

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, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:52 AM

Welcome aboard Doc.  I look forward to seeing your work.

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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Posted by Doc Ward on Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:53 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! I do appreciate it. It will likely be some time before I show much of my work. I will need to get something recent worth taking pictures of, and get a digital camera better than the one on my non-smart phone. Oh, and as I was doing some re-arranging so I could make better use of my work area and new airbrush, I counted my cache of unbuilt kits. Somehow I managed to sneak up to ninety. That doesn't include a couple that my daughter bought but hasn't really had time to work on. I'm not sure whether to work faster or just buy ten more and have an even hundred!

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, September 01, 2017 1:58 AM

Doc Ward
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! I do appreciate it. It will likely be some time before I show much of my work. I will need to get something recent worth taking pictures of, and get a digital camera better than the one on my non-smart phone. Oh, and as I was doing some re-arranging so I could make better use of my work area and new airbrush, I counted my cache of unbuilt kits. Somehow I managed to sneak up to ninety. That doesn't include a couple that my daughter bought but hasn't really had time to work on. I'm not sure whether to work faster or just buy ten more and have an even hundred!
 

Theres only one answer to that question Big Smile

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

  • Member since
    August, 2017
Posted by Doc Ward on Friday, September 01, 2017 8:45 AM

Bish

 

 
Doc Ward
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! I do appreciate it. It will likely be some time before I show much of my work. I will need to get something recent worth taking pictures of, and get a digital camera better than the one on my non-smart phone. Oh, and as I was doing some re-arranging so I could make better use of my work area and new airbrush, I counted my cache of unbuilt kits. Somehow I managed to sneak up to ninety. That doesn't include a couple that my daughter bought but hasn't really had time to work on. I'm not sure whether to work faster or just buy ten more and have an even hundred!
 

 

 

Theres only one answer to that question Big Smile

i'm going to guess you get called "an enabler" on a regular basis! 

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, September 01, 2017 10:44 AM

Medic ! Medic !

 I bet you still answer to that too , don't you ? Our training is hard to lay down after the fact . Welcome aboard and honestly , You'll get no more medic jokes from me .

 That said I got to tell you , Although my ships are mostly Tankers of various types , I build a lot of other things OOB. That's the most enjoyable at times . Tanker - Builder   P.S. My everyday  " Handle " is DOC as well .

  • Member since
    September, 2016
Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Friday, September 01, 2017 10:58 AM

fox

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

Thank you for your service. 

I've been building for 70 of my 76 years and build whatever strikes my fancy at the time (and the wallet says OK). You've really come to the right place. The members here are very knowledgeable and ready to help out with any questions/problems. I've learned a lot here and keep learning something new almost every day. 

Enjoy!

Jim  Captain

 

Red jealous am I, only 56 off & on years out of soon to be 66 years for me.

If there is a Time Machine would love to be transported inside a 1958 U.S. hobby store ala the one in Bellflower, CA I'd visited 10 years later but was in business in 1958, buy every Revell-S, Hawk, Comet et. al. airplane kit can lay hands on. They'd refuse my 21st Century Greenbacks but will bring whole bunch of rolled dimes as they've hardly changed in appearance since then, dare not whip out the cell phone to get photos they'd really be suspicious!

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    January, 2016
  • From: Outside The Box
Posted by Hunter on Friday, September 01, 2017 10:18 PM

Hey Doc,

Welcome aboard...enjoy yourself and look forward to seeing some of your work when your ready.

Hunter

  

On the Bench:  Tamiya 1/48 A6M5C Type 52 Zero (Japanese VI GB)

  • Member since
    August, 2017
Posted by Doc Ward on Saturday, September 02, 2017 7:41 AM

Tanker - Builder

Medic ! Medic !

 I bet you still answer to that too , don't you ? Our training is hard to lay down after the fact . Welcome aboard and honestly , You'll get no more medic jokes from me .

 That said I got to tell you , Although my ships are mostly Tankers of various types , I build a lot of other things OOB. That's the most enjoyable at times . Tanker - Builder

 

I have no doubt if someone were to shout it, my head would jerk in the direction of the shout and the adrenaline would start.

Thanks again, everyone.

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

  • Member since
    February, 2017
Posted by ugamodels on Sunday, September 03, 2017 9:42 PM

Bish

 

 
Doc Ward
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! I do appreciate it. It will likely be some time before I show much of my work. I will need to get something recent worth taking pictures of, and get a digital camera better than the one on my non-smart phone. Oh, and as I was doing some re-arranging so I could make better use of my work area and new airbrush, I counted my cache of unbuilt kits. Somehow I managed to sneak up to ninety. That doesn't include a couple that my daughter bought but hasn't really had time to work on. I'm not sure whether to work faster or just buy ten more and have an even hundred!
 

 

 

Theres only one answer to that question Big Smile

 

"Both"

I type on a tablet. Please excuse the terseness and the autocorrect. Not to mention the erors. 

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, September 04, 2017 12:00 PM

Welcome to FSM Forums and thank you for your service Doc!

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:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt (OOB)

 

In the works:

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM Goodies

  • Member since
    August, 2017
Posted by Doc Ward on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 7:01 PM

ugamodels

 

 
Bish

 

 
Doc Ward
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! I do appreciate it. It will likely be some time before I show much of my work. I will need to get something recent worth taking pictures of, and get a digital camera better than the one on my non-smart phone. Oh, and as I was doing some re-arranging so I could make better use of my work area and new airbrush, I counted my cache of unbuilt kits. Somehow I managed to sneak up to ninety. That doesn't include a couple that my daughter bought but hasn't really had time to work on. I'm not sure whether to work faster or just buy ten more and have an even hundred!
  

Theres only one answer to that question Big Smile

 

"Both"

 
Not helping!

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

  • Member since
    August, 2017
Posted by Doc Ward on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 7:02 PM

Toshi

Welcome to FSM Forums and thank you for your service Doc!

Toshi

 

 

Thank you, and it was an honor to do so.

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

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