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  • Member since
    February, 2018
New to community and modeling (sorta)
Posted by Sgt.HoundDog on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:53 PM

Hello,

Just introducing myself,

I been making scale models since i was a kid on and off and have recently became a father and trying to share the experience with my kids.

It sparked up again when I had to help my daughter with a school project to make a pyramid diorama.

 

Anyways hi!.

First model in 10 years! I'm happy with it!

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Green Bay, WI USA
Posted by echolmberg on Thursday, February 08, 2018 8:45 AM

Welcome Sgt!

I'm a dad of two young girls.  Having some modeling skills really came in handy when they were in grade school doing dioramas and interest fair projects.  My favorite was when my oldest did an interest fair project on the Titanic.  Can you guess what I built for her to display?  Ha-ha-ha!

My youngest one did a report on Arctic wildlife.  She and I built a snow-covered diorama.  I never really build dioramas but I was able to put a lot of what I learned here on FSM into that project.  It was a fun learning experience for all of us.

What kind of subjects do you like to build?  For me, it's primarily U.S. aircraft from the '40s and '50s but I'm slowly expanding into the modern realm.  It's nice not having to paint so many prop tips.  Tongue Tied

Welcome to the forum!

Eric

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 08, 2018 9:42 AM

Welcome aboard.

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

  

On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, February 08, 2018 10:10 AM

Sgt.HoundDog

Hello,

Just introducing myself,

I been making scale models since i was a kid on and off and have recently became a father and trying to share the experience with my kids.

It sparked up again when I had to help my daughter with a school project to make a pyramid diorama.

 

Anyways hi!.

 

I've raised six kids and have subjeted all of them to model building. Only one was very good when she was around 10-11 yrs old and actually went to a model show and got three awards.

My youngest (now 13) probably got more out of modeling because he was big into Star Wars when the kits from the final movie of the second trilogy came out. We must have built a dozen or so of those very nice kits.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, February 09, 2018 1:46 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, February 09, 2018 2:11 AM

Welcome!  I went through the same thing with my three kids.  The cell model my daughter and i scratch built for her 7th grade science class was so nice the teacher asked to keep it  lol. 

They lost their patience and moved on to sports and dance.

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, February 09, 2018 9:26 AM

Hello , Sgt.HoundDog :

 I raised three girls ! You are so welcome aboard . The girls certainly leaned on Dad when school projects like that came around ! What is your modeling interest ? Armor , Planes or Ships , Perhaps figures ? We'll be glad to see . Tanker - Builder

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, February 11, 2018 12:51 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, February 12, 2018 12:17 PM

Welcome to the Forums Sgt.! 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% 

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

  • Member since
    February, 2018
Posted by Sgt.HoundDog on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:29 PM

Tanker - Builder

Hello , Sgt.HoundDog :

 I raised three girls ! You are so welcome aboard . The girls certainly leaned on Dad when school projects like that came around ! What is your modeling interest ? Armor , Planes or Ships , Perhaps figures ? We'll be glad to see . Tanker - Builder

 

 

Currently dabbaling in all sorts of models atm, but mainly leaning towards ships and planes along with science fiction.

First model in 10 years! I'm happy with it!

  • Member since
    February, 2018
Posted by Sgt.HoundDog on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:38 PM

And she got an A+ so it was worth it! Big Smile

First model in 10 years! I'm happy with it!

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:06 PM

Welcome to the forums, Sarge!  Your daughter did a nice job with her pyramid.  I look forward to seeing more of her builds, and yours.

If you're interested in science fiction modeling, have you seen Maschinen Krieger kits yet?

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 8:30 PM

Howdy !

Getting kid's into modeling is defenetly "trickier" than it sound's . These day's ,there's just too much going on in a kid's world. Video game's , TV,  Texting,  ... Ect.  no time to sit and focus on part's that dont look like anything.

"Darn kid's, and their Rock-em Sock-em robot's "

Starting with a diorama is a good start ! This should be just the "Inspireation" she need's to start looking for subject's she is interested in.

Welcome to FSM.

     

 

    

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