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  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Hello everyone
Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, December 07, 2017 1:24 AM

Brand new to the forum and the magazine.  Been on the Scale Auto side of things.  I got a Zorro that I want to build for my dad and feel that this is the place to be to have a chance of "doing it right".  I have never built anything other than cars and it looks like you guys do it all.  Quite well, in fact.

I am a great "assembler".  What I would like to accomplish is the ability to "think outside the box".

I want to test my creativity through the medium of models and push my limits.  I want to become proficient with painting, putty, casting, and the like.  

 

I am happy to be on the forum and look forward to learning from and interacting with fellow members.

Just keep picking away at it...

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, December 07, 2017 6:26 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard!

If you check out the "Figures" section of the Forums, there are lots of members there that are very knowledgeable and ready to help you out with any questions/problems that you might have. Good luck with your build and be sure to post pics of the build when finished.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 10:57 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, December 08, 2017 2:16 AM

Welcome aboard.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, December 08, 2017 4:14 AM

Welcome Sign

 

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Friday, December 08, 2017 8:51 AM

Welcome to the forums!

Hunter 

      

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:58 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

You friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

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

 

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, December 10, 2017 1:19 PM

Howdy !

mmthrax
I am a great "assembler".  What I would like to accomplish is the ability to "think outside the box".

First you have to get the model "OUT OF THE BOX". ( sometimes I use a hammer ...... oh... wait ... thats "DISSASSEMBLY"! )

Welcome to FSM !

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Sunday, December 10, 2017 8:41 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome guys.  I really appreciate it.  I just posted an airplane I did two years ago I had forgotten about.  It accomplished the goals I had at the time.  I can't wait to get started on the next one.  I'll check out the figures forum and chat with you soon.  Best regards.

Just keep picking away at it...

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    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Monday, December 11, 2017 7:17 AM

Welcome! Glad to have you onboard... 

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

Then Sell It Back At $2 Bucks A Glass...

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, December 11, 2017 8:03 AM

Hmmm;

 Lets see . First remove the shrink wrap . Then look at all the nice pictures . Then let your imagination go wild . OOPS! That's OOB ain't it ? Welcome aboard .

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:29 PM

Thanks rigid and tanker.  Will be starting a build real soon.  Can't wait.

Just keep picking away at it...

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:45 PM

MMTHRAX ;

 Just in case -- Merry Christmas to you and yours . Tanker - Builder

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:41 PM
Thank you sir. To you as well.

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:30 PM

Welcome!

The only "dumb" questions here are the ones that don't get asked.

I recently built my first, and only, large scale figure, and hey it was really fun and even made the mag. I would love to see yours.

 

Bill

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    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, December 15, 2017 4:31 PM

Welcome to the forum!  Is that the old Aurora Zorro kit?  I hope you post some pictures soon.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, December 18, 2017 1:41 AM

Thank you Bill.  I will for sure be asking questions.  I'll start with "Which issue is your figure in?"  I would love to check it out.

Thanks also to you Brad.  To answer your question, the Zorro is from Atlantis.  I have added a pic of the instructions, and a card that was in the model.  The company is asking modelers which kits they should bring to market.  From the looks of the list, it appears to be old Aurora stuff.  I guess they bought the rights.

If you read the last paragraph in the instructions, they mention the old Aurora kit being popular and state "Atlantis takes great pride in representing this classic kit after an absence of more than 40 years!"

It sounds like they want to represent a quality kit and not a cheap knock-off.  Having never seen an original I can't make any kind of comparison, however, I look forward to building this kit and I will post the WIP, so we can all see how the kit goes together.

Best regards

 

 

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, December 18, 2017 11:24 AM

Ah, OK, cool!  Yeah, it's a re-release, of sorts, which is not a detraction, just interesting to know the history of a kit.  That'll make a dramatic presentation when you've finished!

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087~original

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