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  • Member since
    January, 2018
Hello Fine Scale Modellers
Posted by PeterPan on Monday, January 29, 2018 7:08 PM

Just flew in to say "Hi" and introduce myself.

Started my first model (a diorama) a year ago and still doing it. It has been a fabulous journey. Learning lots of stuff about modelling, and even the term "scratch building", which my current project is. The diorama is a 1/72 scale working lift-span bridge with a boat traversing under it. The display table is 4 x 8 feet.

I am a volunteer working at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum (NSW, Australia). The diorama is the museum's first interactive display - a new innovation for the museum. I plan to download photographs of the Work In Progress in the Diorama sub-forum. Hoping to download daily updates until they catch up to where I am with the project. Then the updates will occur less frequently.

Tags: 1/72 , Bridge , diorama , working


  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 9:10 AM

Welcome aboard. That sounds like a very interesting project you have going on, look forward to seeing some pics.

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


On the bench: Esci 1/72nd MiG 29 (Aircraft of the Commonwealth GB)

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 12:16 PM

Well ;

 Hello there . How do you like that working environment ? Oh , and Welcome ! ! 

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 2:50 PM

Welcome to FineScale, Peter!  I hope you'll share some photos of the projects you're working on for the museum.

Best regards,


The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

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Posted by PeterPan on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 3:12 PM
Thank you Bish, Tanker-Builder, and Brad for the welcome.


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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:25 PM

Howdy !

 I have seen your work on another forum, awsome stuff !  I like the way you included the actual control pannel of the real brige into the diorama.

Working in a museam ,building diorama's would be my "Dream job" !

Welcome to FSM.

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




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    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 8:41 PM

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

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% 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 2:42 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina




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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 3:37 PM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

Your friend, Toshi


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


On the Bench: Revell 1/48 F-102A Delta Dagger (A kit Mrs. Toshi purchased for me at Hobby Lobby)

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Posted by PeterPan on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:17 PM

Thank you littletimmy, fox (Jim), checkmateki..., and Toshi for your welcoming comments.


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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:27 PM

Welcome Sign


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Posted by PeterPan on Saturday, February 03, 2018 7:20 PM

Thank you tempestjohnny for the welcome.



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