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  • Member since
    October, 2017
Greetings and salutations
Posted by Jay Bones on Sunday, October 29, 2017 1:30 AM

My name's Jay.  I'm 45, live on a small island in Lake Erie year round (Kelleys Island), get partial disability and am care taker for my elderly parents' properties (this house and a rental condo).  I have an LLC cleaning rental properties during the season, and work from home for a company called E-CHX, Inc.


I built models as a kid growing up in the last 70's and wanted to get back into it.


Specifically I have Monogram kits of the Ford Tri Motor in Island Airways colors (used to serve this and other islands here, and I got to ride on it before it was retired, sold to a collector, flown to Florida in time to be destroyed by hurricane Andrew).


I would also like to start building car modes, mostly classic sports cars that my dad owned and drove.  Possibly erecting dioramas of them and entering into contests at car shows.

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Friday, November 03, 2017 11:32 AM

Hi Jay, welcome to the forums. I think we have a pretty active auto site here with a good group to help you out as you need it. I am mostly Sci-Fi but dip my brush into almost anything once in awhile.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 03, 2017 11:38 AM

Hi Jay welcome to the forums Welcome Sign

There is a nice car scetion on here and anything else you want to venture into.


1/700 Hasegawa DDG Kirishima
1/72 Hasegawa Nell

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1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, November 03, 2017 1:07 PM

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

As others have said, we have a great auto section. The members there are always ready to help out with any questions/problems that you might have. Don't be afraid to ask. We've all been there at one time or another. I've been building for 71 of my 77years and I've learned a lot from the members here. I'm still learning. 

I build whatever strikes my fancy and my wallet says OK.Wink Faves are WWI & WWII planes and also sailing ships. Just started learning how to use an airbrush and Acrylic paints a few years ago. Now, I wouldn't build without them.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the hobby. Oh, don't forget to post pics of your builds.

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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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, November 03, 2017 1:10 PM

Welcome to the Forums.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina




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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, November 03, 2017 4:31 PM

Howdy Jay !

Welcome to the FSM forum.

Jay Bones
live on a small island in Lake Erie year round

 Man I bet it's tough to get away from the wife's "TO DO " list when you can only run in a circle.




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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, November 03, 2017 5:03 PM

Welcome aboard.

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


On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

  • Member since
    October, 2017
Posted by Jay Bones on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 9:07 PM

... Man I bet it's tough to get away from the wife's "TO DO " list when you can only run in a circle.


Yeah, don't have one of those.


But as groundskeeper for my elderly parents' properties (2000 sq. foot Cape Cod on a half acre lot with about 150' of shoreline and a rental condo there's plenty to do.  My 84 year old prediabetic father, who doesn't know he shouldn't be doing things, like going up ladders to clean gutters or trying to mow that much with a handmower, and my 80 year old mother doesn't know when she should ask for help, and turning over a 2 bedroom 2 bath rental at least weekly is a lot of work.  Cleaning and laundry is enough work for one person, then she insists on starching and ironing bedsheets and other extras that I don't think people notice) I generally stay busy.

And believe it or not, there are plenty of places I could hide.

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    October, 2016
  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Thursday, November 09, 2017 6:05 AM

Welcome, Jay Bones. Kelley's Island is nice, can't imagine spending winter's up there tho. Few years back saw and heard the god awful sound of a TriMotor flying over the house heading up to Port Clinton. Enjoy the forum!


 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.


  • Member since
    October, 2017
Posted by Jay Bones on Thursday, November 09, 2017 7:14 PM

Funny, I was talking about that plane with an older cousin who grew up here about that plane.  We both agreed it was noisy cold uncomfortable and slow.

And those radial engines sound is music to some ears...

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, November 10, 2017 1:51 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!



Retired due to work related injury

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


On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6


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