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  • Member since
    September, 2017
New - Just saying hello
Posted by Orphanbrg on Thursday, September 07, 2017 4:19 PM

Hello everyone,

Jumping back into scale models after about a 30 year hiatus.  I think my last model was a Monogram B29 back in my late teens.  Back then my biggest challange was not to get  Testor's glue fingerprinted all over the model and to set the decals straight.  I don't even remember painting anything, just glue it up and hang it from the ceiling with fishing line.

I've got a lot of learning to do and am sure to be asking a lot of simple questions.  I've got a couple of big projects in mind and may have bitten off more than I can chew at this point but I'm hopeful that in time I can complete them without too much embarrassment.  The end result hopefully will be a recognizable representation of my two favorate aircraft, the Douglas A-1 Skyraider & McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.  But to start, a Lindberg kit of an OA9 Grumman Goose, another favorite.

I thank you all for your help and understanding in advance and look forward to leaning on your support.

Rick (Orphanbrg)

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, September 11, 2017 12:29 PM

Howdy !  Please take a moment to fill out your profile page. It's a great way for us to get to know you better. And if you click on anybodys avitar ( the tiny picture and name at the upper left of any post) you can learn more about them.

Come on in and have a seat ! Freash plastic awaits!

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".




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    May, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Monday, September 11, 2017 1:13 PM

Welcome to the forums Rick.  If you're looking to learn, you've come to the right place!  I've learned a ton since joining earlier this year.

Cheers, Mark

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

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

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 11, 2017 1:59 PM

Hi Rick,

I've built that old B-29 2 or 3 times, and yes hung it from the ceiling. In fact the kits that I'm not happy with end up on the grandsons ceiling still.

Welcome to the forums, there's be much that's changed in the last several years. There are fewer builders (at least in the US) but more tools, paints and availability.



Too many projects to list. 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, September 11, 2017 3:50 PM

Welcome aboard.

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


On the bench:

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    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, September 11, 2017 5:38 PM

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

You've come to the right place. The members here are very knowledgeable and are always ready to help out with any questions/problems you might have. Don't be afraid to ask for help as we've all been there at one time or another.

Sit back and enjoy the hobby. 

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.

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:33 AM

Hi , Rick !

 I built that monster years ago too . I saw that no one could see the innards so they didn't go into it .Made it lighter too ! Started a great parts box for planes though . Welcome and remember no matter what , It's a Hobby !  T.B.

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 12:02 PM

Welcome to FSM Forums!



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


On the Bench: Trumpeter 1/32 F4F-4 Wildcat

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    September, 2017
  • From: bishopville,sc
Posted by FLYING T on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:57 PM
just joined and you sound like me.did the same things to build airplanes.
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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:28 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina




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    March, 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:31 PM


In fact the kits that I'm not happy with end up on the grandsons ceiling still.

Don't let your grandson know that - he'll disown you if he finds out he gets the rejects!! 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet;  1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; Revell Of Germany 1/144 Boeing E-4B Airborne Command Post

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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    January, 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Saturday, September 23, 2017 1:18 PM

Hello Rick, 

Welcome to the forums, and ask away....there is a lot of knowledge in here.




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