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  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: San Antonio, TX
Long Time Listener, First Time Caller
Posted by SkyCopJC on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 10:35 PM

Hey all!  I'm not one to post intro's, more a board lurker but I figured it's time I dive in head first and reap the benefits of everything happening here.  I tinkered with a few models as a kid, like most I suspect, but never had the cash or time to make a hobby out of it until recently.  I'm active USAF and getting later in my career so I have a smidge more time to dedicate and what I thought was some cash to invest into a life-long desire to get serious about modeling (Until I started buying the paints and airbrush equipment, and more paints, and more equipment, and more kits...you all well know how that goes).  My main interest is in building modern military aircraft.  My immediate goal is to build kits for every aircraft I've guarded or flown in throughout my career (a semi-expansive list that only keeps growing).  It's impressive how difficult a feat that's turning out to be.  After that, who knows. 

Anyhow, long intro made slightly shorter, I'm enjoying all the wisdom I see so far and look forward to leeching much more from you pros in the future!

-Jay

-Jay

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, September 07, 2017 4:19 PM

Welcome to the Forums, Jay!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, September 07, 2017 5:17 PM

Welcome aboard Air Force. Your planned collection sounds interesting.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    January, 2016
  • From: Outside The Box
Posted by Hunter on Thursday, September 07, 2017 6:49 PM

Welcome aboard SkyCop!! Look forward to seeing some of your work.

Hunter

  

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

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, September 07, 2017 7:52 PM

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

Thank you for your service!

You've come to the right place. With your background, some of the members might be coming to you for info.

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
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, September 08, 2017 4:04 AM

Welcome aboard.

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

  

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

  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: San Antonio, TX
Posted by SkyCopJC on Friday, September 08, 2017 10:21 AM

I'm happy to help however I can. My modeling experience may be very limited, but I've been up close and personal with just about every US bird WWII-present out there. 

-Jay

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, September 08, 2017 12:25 PM

Jay ;

 Pros ? What Pros ? We are all just folks who like playing with plastic , resin and paint . After all , look how much we spill all over those pieces of plastic and call it weathering LOL.LOL. No , we just love to model and welcome more folks to the barn . T.B.

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, September 08, 2017 7:06 PM

Howdy !!!

SkyCopJC
 My immediate goal is to build kits for every aircraft I've guarded or flown in throughout my career (a semi-expansive list that only keeps growing).  It's impressive how difficult a feat that's turning out to be.  After that, who knows. 

Heres a site that you will spend most of your waking hours searching for those elusiive  kits 

oldmodlekits,com

Theres always somthing on there that I can't live without. 

Welcome aboard... dont let the stash grow too big......Is a million kits too big?

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

  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: San Antonio, TX
Posted by SkyCopJC on Friday, September 08, 2017 9:02 PM

Awesome tip!  My current stash is a scant 3 kits...but i have a sneaking suspicion its about to grow thanks to that link.  :)

-Jay

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, September 09, 2017 1:39 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:

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

 

In the works:

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM Goodies

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Monday, September 11, 2017 1:09 PM

Welcome aboard Jay.  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

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 11, 2017 2:04 PM

Welcome Jay, There are other builders on here with the same want to build what they worked on or flew in.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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