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  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Greetings from Canada
Posted by banthafodder on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 2:04 PM

Hey everyone,

 

I have been modelling since I was a kid, my grandfather got me into it, he was an airplane fanatic, and had a bunch of R/C planes and some display models too.  I like working on aircraft models the most, but I have done a little of everything over the years.  I took a long break from the hobby, and I'm back in it again.  I have spent more time collecting kits than building lately, but I'm trying to change that lol.  I just signed up for the forum, and I have already learned a few new things already, so that makes me happy.  This seems to be a great community with people from all over the world, and I think I will enjoy my time here :)

 

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 2:20 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard!

You have gotten here the same way as most of the members. We caught the disease at a young age, had it sitting dormant for a while, then it showed up again at an older period in our lives. So welcome back to Plasticaholics Anonymous. Like most of us you also tried a little of everything else too. Hope that you decide to stay with us. The members here are very knowledgeable and are ready to help you out with any problems/questions that you might have. Don't be afraid to ask for help. You will probably get a lot more answers to your questions than you are looking for. That's the way it is around here. 

Soooooo, sit back and relax, have a sip or two of your favorite brew whether it be CoffeeBeerDrinks, or my favorite Toast and build away. Be sure to post pics of your builds so we can see how you're doing. 

I've been building for 71 of my 77 years and my favorites are WWI & WWII planes followed by sailing ships and then anything else that strikes my fancy (and my wallet says OK).

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
    October, 2003
  • From: Canada
Posted by sharkbait on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 2:34 PM
Welcome aboard! Where are you located? Cheers Sharkbait

You have never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3!

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 2:50 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:00 PM

Welcome aboard.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

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  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by banthafodder on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:39 PM

I am in Hamilton, Ontario, which is fairly close to Toronto, right on the western end of Lake Ontario.  I'm lucky, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is in the city, and it's home to one of two flying Avro Lancasters, the other one is in the UK.  They have all kinds of vintage aircraft, so it's easy to get photos for any projects. 

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:24 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

Your friend, Toshi

 

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

 

 

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:03 AM

Well;

 How about this ! A friend from across the border ! How close are you to the old Crystal Beach , Ont . ? I used to ride the steamer " Canadiana " across to spend a fun day there . Welcome and let's see what you like to build

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:38 AM

banthafodder

I am in Hamilton, Ontario, which is fairly close to Toronto, right on the western end of Lake Ontario.  I'm lucky, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is in the city, and it's home to one of two flying Avro Lancasters, the other one is in the UK.  They have all kinds of vintage aircraft, so it's easy to get photos for any projects. 

 

Welcome Sign  Nice to have a resource so close to home.  I am a bit jealous.  Looking forward to seeing some of your builds.

You are correct that this is a helpful community.  Most of the world thinks we are "just not right" for having this interest, so we have to stick together.  LOL.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by banthafodder on Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:32 AM

Lol, I know, people look at you funny.  I would like to go to the Hendon RAF museum one day, and Bovington too, while I'm at it.  Some day...

And yes, I am close to Crystal Beach, it's about an hour away from here, I went there a few times as a kid :)

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:09 PM

banthafodder
  I have spent more time collecting kits than building lately, but I'm trying to change that lol.

Howdy !

Good luck with that !  Every time I see a kit ( in a store, garage sale, dumpster ) I HAVE to have it ! No one on this forum will be able to help you with that. L O L !

Welcome to FSM !

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    January, 2007
Posted by oldsalty on Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:34 PM

Hi, Good to see another Canuck on here. Welcome! Not sure who you are but you should come out to our club meetings last Wed of the month 7:00 pm at Warplane Heritage. All kinds of modellers and subjects. Just ask for Oldsalty..Cheers

  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by banthafodder on Friday, January 12, 2018 9:44 AM

Thanks for the invitation!  I work evenings though right now, but when I'm not, I will be sure to stop by, thank you :)

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, January 12, 2018 2:05 PM

Yeah ;

 You know I never forgot either Crystal Beach or that wonderful Steamer . She had windows inside so you could see all the polished moving things in the engine room . I think she may have been a sidewheeler at one time .

 I would like to ask you a favor right away . Could you find out where any history of that boat could be ? Please . Tanker - Builder      P.S - Might it be in the Hamilton History Archives or something like that ?

  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by banthafodder on Friday, January 12, 2018 8:01 PM

Yeah I will try and find out, maybe the library might have something.

  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by banthafodder on Friday, January 12, 2018 8:15 PM

Actually I found this article on Wikipedia, and a few other sources have pretty much the same information.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Canadiana

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    January, 2007
Posted by oldsalty on Saturday, January 13, 2018 2:07 PM

Yeah, Crystal Beach was a hoot! My pals and me used to go there in the 80s until they tore it down and put the sub-divsion there:-( Never got to take my kids there. The Comet was my favorite ride..lol The Canadiana was in Buffalo for a while, I think it then went to Port Colborne like it says but scrapped. Theres the SS Keewatin on Georgian Bay who give tours and they use it making movies and stuff.http://www.keemediagroup.com/the-documentary-1.html Cheers.

OldSalty

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