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Greetings from an Okie

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  • Member since
    October, 2010
Greetings from an Okie
Posted by LAVscout on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 4:39 PM

So Im from Oklahoma and have been a fan of modeling since I was a kid. I never could build in a manner worthy of this website, let alone paint a model very well but I still enjoyed it.

I stopped model building when I enlisted in the Marines in 03 and now, a decade after I left the service, I find myself yearning to build a model of some of the LAV25s that I called home. I also find that a major probem I have to get over is the level of perfection Ill want to put in to a build simply because I worked in and on them for several years and still know the platform pretty well.

My most recent attempt to get reaquainted with model building was a Revell level 1 Blue Angel F18. It reminded me of how generic some kits can be and why many modelers choose to make some of their own parts.

Im sure Ill dive back here for tip and advise but I figured Id drop a line and make myself known.

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 4:55 PM

Howdy !

I dont know if I should say Welcome ... Or welcome back.

Either way, Grab some paint and dive in !

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




  • Member since
    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:16 PM

Hello, and welcome.

Lots of helpful examples of building and painting to be seen here, very expert advice and answers to questions as well.

The hobby is for your enjoyment, the level of details and finish only needs to please you. And remember, each build you turn out will be better than the one before, you'll be happily surprised with your abilities as you continue building.

I lived in Broken Bow many years ago, anywhere near you? Hope we'll see some of your builds in time.


  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:26 PM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

Your 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



  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Chicago, Illinois
Posted by Phil1947 on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 8:14 PM

Welcome aboard, and thank you for your service.

 Always keep in mind: Build it for yourself, and not others. ;)

~I started out with nothing, and still have most of it.~

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 4:34 AM

Welcome aboard.

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

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Ju 188A

                      Fine Molds 1/72nd Me 410

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5:16 AM

Welcome aboard LAV. You're in the right place bud. Grab a kit, start a thread, post your work and don't be afraid to ask questions or for help. We're all here to share and learn. Be seein' you around, Joe


Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 7:36 AM

Well ;

 OOOH RAH ! ! ! Welcome aboard Marine ! As one to another . I do some Marine Aircraft but mostly ships I served on in the fleet ! Oh , And some M113 units I called home for a while .

  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:50 AM

Welcome back to the Forums! Glad to have you back with us. Thank you for your service.

Drop in any time and make yourself at home. As was said above, that's what we're here for, to help one another. With your background, there are guys on the Armour section that will be asking for help from you. 


Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

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

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 1:30 PM

Welcome to the Forums!


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