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  • Member since
    January, 2018
Posted by SandmanJohn on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 2:46 PM

Hello Everyone.  I am returning to modeling after many years and would like to improve my skills and results.  I have mainly built plastic autos and ship models and currently want to revisit the small and large scale sailing ships using wood decks, masts and spars, photo-etch details and possibly cloth sails.  I've been watching the forums for awhile and hopefully can start participating in builds.  I have a large stash of ship models to finally get to work on as I get close to retirement.  Great forum.  John R.


  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 4:20 PM

Hi John! Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

You've come to the right place. Many of the members got here the same way as you did. I'm a little different. I've been building for 71 of my 77 years and build whatever strikes my fancy at the time and my wallet says OK. My favs are first WWI & WWII planes and second sailing ships with anything else in third. 

I've learned a lot here from the members. I learn something new almost every day. They are very knowledgeable and are ready to help you with any questions/problems that you have.

There will be a little lag time between the time you retire from work and you're really "retired". You will still have to deal with the dreaded "Honey Do List" that plagues us all. Mine hasn't really ended yet and I "retired" in 1998 and the list is a lot smaller but it's still there.Wink

Jim  Captain  

 Main WIP: 

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

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

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 4:23 PM

Hi John ;

 It's always a pleasure to welcome another Ship-Builder . No matter the genre .

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:16 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
    July, 2014
  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:56 PM

Welcome aboard Sandman



1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater
1/72 Airfix BV-141
1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

In Que

1/72 Airfix Dakota Mk. IV

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, January 25, 2018 4:33 PM

Welcome to the Forums!


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  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, January 25, 2018 8:45 PM

Howdy ! 

 I have a large stash of ship models to finally get to work on as I get close to retirement.

Yeah .... I "tried" to retire last year. My wife figured out if she spend's ALL the money , I have to work to get more.

About a week ago, I started to "Pretend " that I was in the begining stage's of Dementia ..... 

This only work's on the day's when I go to work. She still follows me around with that "cursed" list all weekend long ! ( Maybe I'm not that good at "pretending ??? )

Welcome to FSM .

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




  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, January 27, 2018 2:09 AM

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
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, January 29, 2018 9:26 AM

Hi John, welcome. It is great to have a new voice to this forum. I look forward to seeing some of them ships!



  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, January 29, 2018 12:59 PM

Hi, John, welcome to the forums!

If you're interested in ship models, you might also be intereted in having a look at the Connecticut Marine Model Society.  I learned of them through the IPMS regional newsletter exchange and it's interesting to see the members' projects.  Their website is here:

I look forward to seeing your builds!

Best regards,


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